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No, not on purpose anyway. My nose got badly broken when I was 19, so I did have to go to a plastic surgeon to have it set properly. But the break was so bad (clean off my skull with a bad concussion) that it still gave me a very different looking nose once it healed. Changed how my eyes looked too, my once epicanthral folds, though small, disappeared. I had always begged my parents to let me get blepharoplasty for my hooded eyes, but no cigars on that! Still sometimes want some lifting of my hoods. And a nose job to restore it to what I used to have.

I did unknowingly break my nose as a child I guess but only had it confirmed at 21 when I had minor surgery on my nose to remove an overgrown septum (more for breathing than cosmetic). It did explain my wonky nose, though weirdly I can only guess that I broke it when diving into a pool as a kid, as I don’t remember hurting that badly. I have been tempted to get it put back but at 45 I think it is risky in terms of how successful it would be and knowing that it might affect my eyes I don’t think it is worth the additional risk. Anyone had a similar experience?

No, I’m afraid of surgeries and needles, and maybe some of the possible, unknown side effects of fillers, collagens, botox, etc. But I’m not totally ruling it out either. Might consider professional peels and lasers in the future, if things really start going south. But for now, I’m doing fine with OTC retinols, exfoliators, at-home peels, etc.

Oh, I’m also afraid of botched cosmetic surgery/injections. I see pics of celebs that don’t look like themselves anymore, others that don’t even look human, and some have died from complications too. So probably nothing as drastic as surgery, but I don’t want to say never, because maybe the technology will advance to the point where the risk is less or nil.

Not unless braces count. I had them when I was 17, only on the lower 8 teeth, for cosmetic purposes. Other than that, it’s not even something I’d ever consider, unless their was an inherent health benefit. Any surgery/anesthesia comes with a real life or death risk, and I can’t think of anything that seems worth taking it…

I had a birthmark removed from my face…if that counts, it was located near my right eye but closer to my hairline than my eye. I just never liked it growing up so I had it removed when I was 17 and am much happier with my face now that it’s gone and all I have is a barely noticeable scar. The doctor agreed to remove it too although it wasn’t cancerous just because he said there was a risk of it becoming cancerous in the future.

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Not yet, but someday I will get all the loose skin on my hooded lids removed. And maybe an inner brow lift. Would really love to actually be able to see my eyeshadows, and do a winged liner! Wings are impossible right now because of all that loose skin…

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Nope. With surgical risks as they are (you don’t need to look very far to find cases where things have gone wrong even with totally necessary surgeries), I prefer not to subject myself to the very real risks unless it’s something I need to have done, like my knee surgery. I have, however, had my broken capillaries zapped with laser, if that counts.

I’ve had a few chemical peels. I’ve had acne practically my whole life, which is finally under control now, but those pesky dark/red marks lingered for years, I tell you, because once one would heal, another pimple would crop up and leave another mark. I have ultra fair skin, so any mark is very apparent on my face. The dermatologist administered peels really helped bring back clarity to my skin. They’re pretty intense peels, though: I shed like a snake for about a week and a half, and I mean the whole face sheds, not just parts here and there.

I might consider non invasive treatments like thermage or botox when I get older to firm up the skin and eliminate some deep wrinkles. I have none yet thanks to my Asian ethnicity, but I won’t do anything that requires surgery.

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Nope, unless we are counting teeth whitening? I did do one professional session before my wedding; beyond that just a couple different tries with WhiteStrips.

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No, but when I was younger I desperately wanted a nose job. Now, however, my nose is my favorite feature! It’s unique and striking. If I were to get anything done, it’d probably be some lip plumping type thing, because I have little George Washington lips. Nothing too extreme though. Not that there’s anything wrong with plastic surgery! It’s a very personal decision.

I’ve been getting Botox for the last year and a half. I’m seriously considering getting Voluma and Juvederm within the next couple of months. The corners of my mouth droop, so I always look sad, but I promise I’m not sad at all!

Nope! I’d love to do something to be completely rid of my acne though! I’ve tried prescription / over the counter creams and birth control and nothing works so far.

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I’m with some of the other commenters– just braces when I was younger, and electrolysis (permanent hair removal). I used to think I would want to get botox once my wrinkles started coming in, but now that I’m in my 30s, I’m thinking I may just ride it out and focus on taking care of my skin the best I can. However, I reserve the right to change my mind!
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I’m pretty terrified of any and all medical procedures, but I really dislike my nose and have a consultation appointment with an ENT surgeon this August!
I have a small face and a rather large nose (tall, not wide), that overwhelms my other features. I’ve learned to pose strategically in photos so it’s not noticeable, and it’s not noticeable when I look at mirrors straight-on, but if I see myself in profile, it really shocks me how big my nose looks.
I also believe I have a deviated septum as I have had issues with congestion and nosebleeds since I was a kid, and living in Ontario (Canada) septoplasty is covered, and the cheapest way to get a nose job is in combination with septoplasty. I doubt I can afford a nose job on my own so I’m actually hoping that I have a deviated septum! 😛

Nope! Only braces when I was 15 and again at 35, am nearly 39. Teeth move about, unfortunately! I’d only have surgery on my eyelids if they drooped so much that they were affecting my eyesight. My mum has the same hooded eyelids and they droop quite a bit and she’s getting jowly, so I might be the same, sadly! Wrinkles don’t really bother me, just sagging flesh on my face! I remember the ‘face bra’ on Ally McBeal years ago, I’m not quite that desperate enough to wear one though! I have been told I look younger than I am so I’m not too worried yet lol.

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I thought about getting invisalign because my teeth are shifting too. I had them at age 13-17 and I need something to close the space I have. Not noticeable but noticeable to me.

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