Wednesday, September 17, 2008

FESS UP: Have you had any work done?


Anon commenter wants to know (read the Rachel Zoe post).

Botox? Fillers? Microdermawhatever? Fess up. Tell all. You can post anonymously.

76 comments:

fashiongirl said...

Oh HELL No! No one is getting near my face with any of those things. Have you seen Joan Rivers?!

Anonymous said...

damn right !

just a little here and there... does wonders...

Anonymous said...

botox - and it was the best thing i've done since first getting highlights! i was so nervous, and i didn't get a lot, but the effect was fantastic and i'll definitely keep doing it. i was so embarrassed to tell any friends, but one by one, i found out that they'd ALL been doing it. techniques and technology are so different now that, to me, it seems silly not to take advantage of the ability to maintain a youthful look. (joan rivers is an unfair example. she had drastic face lifts, and no one needs to do that anymore!!!)

Anonymous said...

No

But I'm thinking of getting boobs
BIG glorious boobs

Decorno said...

Harvey... is that you???

Anonymous said...

I think it is funny how regional it is. I live in Seattle and most of my friend's here a horrified with my desire to get botox. I haven't yet, but only because I am too cheap. I used to live in Denver and my friends there are shocked I have hit the needle yet.

CashmereLibrarian said...

No, but not because of any scruples on my part; just lack of finances. I carry a wishlist of procedures around with me, however, just in case I win the lottery.

Anonymous said...

Decorno!!!

I would so like to get Restalyn, but I fear an allergic reaction causing my face to attack itself.

Richie Designs said...

no, but never say never.

I want to get to 40 and say I haven't had anything done.

...love Maegan said...

I haven't had anything done but I do consider botox on occasion. But only to avoid lines from getting worse. The one between the eyes on the forehead I want to prevent. My mom has it and she always looks upset or worried permanently now. I just want to prevent what I already see is going to be a problem. My husband says NO WAY JOSE...don't fuck with the money maker!!!! He has, however, suggested fake boobs after the babies and once I'm in my 40's. Men! ...still, I may have to sneak out and inject my forehead in a couple of years.

Anonymous said...

A nose job and a chin implant. Best decision I've ever made. My whole life changed.

Anonymous said...

Facelift 10 years ago. Got tired of numerous people telling me, daily, "you look tired." It was a good run, lasted exactly 10 years but thereafter, if, like Joan, I was interested in staying young forever, it'd be time for a redo, however, I'm no longer a working gal, don't have to put up with the opinion of others. so I wouldn't do it again. It was great while it lasted!

Maria said...

HAHA! no. moisturize, moisturize, moisturize.

melanieiscushti said...

Does a 'husband's stitch' after giving birth count?

Anonymous said...

I've spent more on surgeries than some have spent on a home: Rhytidectomy, rhinoplasty, blepharoplasty, otoplasty and mammaplasty [three surgeries: first two were saline and last was silicone due to capsular contracture]. Lipo twice. I also receive regular collagen injections, they are much safer than Botox.

Some call me Barbie.

Simone said...

i am still blessed *as of right now* - in the future- can't say that i will. i won't even color gray hair.

Anonymous said...

I briefly considered getting a boob job in my early twenties. I blame Southern California for that lapse in judgment.

Other than that, does laser hair removal count?

Anonymous said...

OMG, what in god's name is a "husband's stitch"?

Anonymous said...

oh come on, figure it out.

Anonymous said...

Is that common?

Anonymous said...

Not yet, but I dream about removing the perma-concern wrinkle from between my eyes... & a few of the laugh lines around my eyes. visibly aging earlier is the only time it isn't more fun to be a blonde.

thevintagechair said...

okay, I haven't BUT I am sure I will in the future. Right now I'm still supple and wrinkle-free, but I won't take that for granted haha

Anonymous said...

I posted earlier on Zoe's...anon mom of 3.
I get botox on the forehead (tiny bit up top= half an area so I still have a good lift)and a lot between my eyes where the "11" lines are. That is 200 per area but I pay 250 there since my brow muscles are SO strong. So it's 200 per area by the Nurse Prac but can be upwards of 400 per area at most places.
Never had any ill effects, only wonderful ones. It does feel a little funny at first, though, stiffer almost. Then you don't notice.
I want to do a photofacial (the Nurse Prac has the machine) where it makes sun damage and brown spots flake off. She charges 125 per treatment and I think I'd only need one or 2 and I hear it does great things for evening out skin tone and old sun damage. That's about all I would consider doing until I'm in my fifties. My MinLaw had her eyes done in her 50's and looks amazing now at almost 70.

Be the change..... said...

I think it's a bit different for men, doesn't turn out as well. I am not there yet as I'm only 28 but I would totally get botox or some sort of similar thing when I get older - woudln't go as far as surgery. I don't think there is anything wrong with it as long as you don't go too far (hello, meg ryan).
My grandma had a chinlift (saggy jowels run in the family) and it looked great and totally natural for 10 years -now she is in her 80s and doesn't care.

AvenueFog said...

I got bangs, but that just bought me some time before botox.

Ivy Lane said...

Nope, nothing done! I turn 44 this Friday and actually am almost done growing out my hair to it's natural color... well...with a sprinkle of gray here and there!! Believe it or not..the natural color looks better than anything/highlights etc....As for the face and the boobs etc...I am just going to let well enough alone! Go with what the good Lord gave ya!

Anonymous Hardware Guy said...

Meg Ryan had one of those "extreme makeover: home edition" jobs done. I think they actually removed her head and had her use Walt Disney's for about 3 weeks. Don't you remember the WD sightings in Southern CA a few years back? Meg. With Walt's head.

Anonymous said...

i've had lipo on the stomach/midsection. worked WONDERS

also breast reduction in college. also worked WONDERS

CamilleC said...

No - I'm personally not into cosmetic surgery and my relatives on both sides of my family have all aged well so I think there is hope for me. I have always wanted bigger lips but when I seriously think about it, I am happy with what God gave me. Still, lip venom is not a needle so it's ok!

Anonymous said...

Anonymous Hardware Guy is back!!!!!

...love Maegan said...

I came back just to look at the comments...lol. great stuff!

David said...

I have not, but I have a wish list. I'd tighten up a little bit with a brow lift, and I'd like a facial resurfacing to take care of the sun damage from my carefree youth. I think the key to good facial results are to start early (and at 40 I'm already late) and do a little bit at a time.

And then purely for me, purely for how I'd look in a tee shirt, pec implants and a little midsection lipo.

Now I just have to figure out how to pay for it.

Anonymous said...

Oh HELL yes!
1) Lipo - thighs and ass (was the best thing i ever did for myself)
2) Boobs - big beautiful boobs
3) Facelift - not bad not great
4) Botox - Love the stuff
5) Restylane - Massive impact
6) Color my hair - would never let the silver show

It changed my life. I swear to God,when I got my big beautiful boobs, people started treating me differently. Men for the better, women for the worse, but I started getting paid more - a lot more - and I've been promoted twice. Male bosses of course.

Anonymous said...

I want lipo on my stomach. It's so gross and flabby. But maybe I'll try exercise, first. I'm only 28 and haven't had kids, so there really isn't any excuse for its current state. I also have no money.

I have enormous breasts already, so someday I think I'm going to have to get work done on them. I don't want them hitting the floor. Right now they're full and as perky as DDs can be, but not for long. Not for long.

Christine in DC said...

No, and I'm petrified of surgery. If I were to pick a few procedures now, I'd have lipo (though I'd have to lose weight first...wish they could just suck it all out), a brow lift (have noticed that my eyes feel like they aren't quite as open anymore--I feel like a caveman or something), and a breast lift (they've never been perky). I'm 32--give me 10 years and check back.

Anonymous said...

Breast reduction, though not for cosmetic reasons (extreme back pain after loosing weight that shrunk my stomach). I keep threatening my husband--who has mourned the larger chest he never knew--that after kids I'm going to have another one and go smaller since I chickened out and didn't go as small as I had originally planned. It is also fun being perky again, I was already loosing it 10 years ago--no, I had lost it--when I had it done.

As for the future. My furrowed brow is the only place I'd consider botoxing because it's becoming a permanent expression. I've always been fascinated by a brow lift since watching the extreme shows, but my desire to age the way we were intended to, with maybe a little OTC help, keeps me from thinking about it really doing it.

Anonymous said...

Meg scares the sheet out of me!!

Last time I was at my parents', noticed that, if my family's 4 matriarchs are any indication, I'm doomed to get a waddle. I'm phobic about anything or anyone touching my neck, but man, that was some scary stuff!

(Otherwise, they look great, at least!)

Sarah's Fab Day said...

I've had microdermabrasion and peels but no botox or cosmetic surgery. I'm trying to head things off at the pass, prevention is key. I don't think it's a big deal though, many of my girlfriends have had a little work done and I'm sure I'll be down here in about 10 years. I'm kind of scared of any surgery but botox and fillers look great if done right. No big thing, but I do think it's a where you live thing. I live in AZ land of the LA wannabes so it's pretty common.

Anonymous said...

To Be the change . . . and others:

Have you seen Tom Ford lately? I'm afraid he may be the next Joan Rivers.

LIBERTY POST EDITOR said...

Nope. Exfoliate. Exfoliate. Exfoliate. And stay out of the sun.
(from the Canadian who is almost 50)

Decorina said...

Myself, I'm aiming to prune up like Georgia O'Keefe did.

hello gorgeous said...

Hi Anonymous Hardware Guy...

*eyelash flutter*

hello gorgeous said...

Oh, shit. I mean, sorry Anonymous Hardware Guy, I'm with Anon now.

Jealous Gay Boyfriend of Hello Gorgeous said...

Bitch, we are THROUGH.

Anonymous said...

Tom Ford is Karl Lagerfeld in training.

hello gorgeous said...

Oh, come on, baby, you know I love you... You know I'm a laugh whore.

I mean, he's not even gay. Seriously. Or handsome.

Hello Gorgeous's Gay Boyfriend said...

Well... I do loves me some Anonymous Hardware Guy myself...

Hey AHG, you need to come back more often. You are in the Commenter Hall of Fame here at Decorno Enterprises, LLC.

David said...

Tom Ford will bitch about men shaving their balls in an interview (he hates a "mouthful of stubble") then go get bad work done? I'm SO disappointed. I'll be looking for pictures all night now.

Anonymous said...

i finally got the nose i was born to have...on the third try. i could care less if people judge me for having plastic surgery. if it makes you feel more beautiful and gives you more confidence then it is money well spent.

Elizabeth said...

not yet, but I'm certain one day I'll have plenty.

hello gorgeous said...

Oh, good, HGGB, he's not worth it. :-)

Now, in answer to the question: No, No, No Botox. Botulism? Even inert or whatever. No.

No Restalyne (sp?). You look plastic. You do. And puffy. Sorry.

Look at beautiful Annette Bening in ads for The Women. You think Meg Ryan's bad? Maybe it's Photoshop, so I'll reserve.

I'm with Liberty Post Editor: Exfoliate like mad! And Vaseline (seriously, it's a secret). And I used to slather on LaMer, but Lancome has good products.

And Oil of Olay's fake microdermabrasion thing.

And loofah for the bod. And Salt scrub. And fish and veggies and olive oil. I'm all about upkeep, people, then you don't have to resort to lipo, etc.

icouldkillher said...

Nose job - summer before college. But what Jewish girl didn't, I ask you???

PS - I'd like to get a chin tuck for my 40th birthday.

Robin said...

I would love to get a tummy tuck, and possibly a breast reduction. Sometimes I feel like my boobs are in another time zone.

Decorno said...

I can't believe so many people have gone under the knife! You are such brave little shoulders.

Elaine - I will get my boobs cut down to a C- while you are getting your chin tuck. Nathan can bring us booze while we recover. JJ - sorry, kid, but you're going to have to, um, drain my tubes and stuff.

(Cue Dionne Warwick...)

Anonymous said...

Decorno, my dear. Thanks for posting this topic. You of course have the right to discuss anything you like on your blog, but subjects like this are welcome amid all the cross comments we've had here the past few weeks.

I'm 38. Have spent more than $1K on getting IPL on my arms, face & chest. Was told it would do wonders but I only noticed a slight improvement. Still, for me, I'm happy to pay $1K for any sort of improvement at all.

Had my upper eyelids done when I was 33. Like so many other WASP women, I had a lot of skin that made me look tired and droopy. Really, really glad I did it, although my eyelids now have many pink veins that show near the lash line that weren't there before. Scar is nearly invisible.

Thinking of starting with Botox. I have very few forehead wrinkles and never even considered it until I saw photos of an identical pair of twins - one of whom had been Botoxing for 13 years and one who had not. The difference between them is astounding. So, yeah, as a preventative measure, I suspect I'll probably start injections in the next few months.

If I thought a nose job would work, I'd get one in a heart-beat: I loathe my schnoz. But, I have seen entirely too few that look half-decent, or that really fit the client's face properly.

Anonymous said...

I'm 38 and live in Seattle. Never done it. Probably would have had I stayed in LA.

KatinkaPinka said...

i'm almost 30 and have only thought about microdermabrasion...because i have terribly oily skin and therefore large pores. once a week or so i lather up my hands with some soap and a little pile of table salt and scrub my face...it works wonders!

my maternal grandmother lived to be 90-something and hardly had a wrinkle, so i'm just keeping my fingers crossed that i've inherited her skin.

Anonymous said...

I intend to reduce and slighty lift my 32DD bustline after I have kids, which will hopefully be in the next 5 years.

whoa, to be able to wear button down shirts OR a plunging neckline and not look like a stripper. what a concept.

alis said...

No, but I'm 23, love my face and work out like crazy. I wouldn't consider irreversible and unnecessary procedures such as breast implants, because I watch Dr 90210 and I saw what those "empty" breasts look like when they remove the implant! I'd get a nose job if my nose was ugly though.
Two women I know around 40 had lipo and tummy tuck, went through extreme pain and I couldn't even tell the difference. Don't go under the knife if you're overweight, lose the weight first and use operation merely for sculpting!
When I'm older, I might consider Botox and Restylane, but my initial plan is to take good care of my body.

alis said...

Oh by the way you guys have to see this: She's a Turkish pop star (named Ajda Pekkan), she is over 60, she is known to have 18 plastic surgeries including several facelifts, nose jobs, lipo etc. 18 surgeries is a drastic number but she looks gorgeous for OVER 60, here are some of her non-photoshopped pics:
On stage, face:
http://www.ajdapekkan.gen.tr/images/biogra3.jpg
Face, close-up:
http://www.milliyet.com.tr/2007/09/05/son/resim/sonyas09.jpg
On stage, body:
http://static.guncel.net/archive/2279/TaeKwn3TXnQ.jpg

Anonymous said...

Treatments keep getting better and better/less invasive, etc.... so I'm going to hold out as long as possible.
I'm 47 1/2 and definitely would do a microderm/chemical peel to refresh the surface and eventually a little something to rid the lines between the brows.
Actually, while I'm plucking my brows, do like the way my face looks when lying on my back and looking in a mirror - is that what a facelift does? Also, I heard that if you bend forward & look down in a mirror that's what you'll look like in 10 years......perhaps face muscle tightening exercises are what we need most of all?????? And those are free.

Mint Julep said...

I'm only 32, so no. Would I? Yes, if needed. Maybe a little botox.

Anonymous said...

Wow, so many have had procedures at ayoung age! I will definitely have one in a few years I guess. I need drastic lipo on my ass and thighs. But like someone mentioned, I need to loose weight and use lipo for sculpting. I also might need a brow lift as I have deep set eyes already.

Can anyone list good treatments that do not end in horror show?

Anonymous said...

Here is the link w/ the identical twin photos...
http://www.sandersmed.com/botox.html

Anonymous said...

If all you're worried about are those "11" lines between your eyebrows, you could try Frownies http://www.frownies.com/products/frownies/... no injections, no frozen look and they really do work... the only drawback is you've got to glue the damn things on practically every night for the rest of your life.

Anonymous said...

Had those W.C. Fields red lines zapped out now I can drink more. Just like starting over!

my little apartment said...

i've wanted an eye-lift since I was like, 20. my mom's side of the family has absolutely no eyelids and I've trained myself to constantly have my eyebrows raised so I don't have "sleepyface".

ah, someday.

decorno said...

MLA - you are banned from this discussion. LOOK AT YOU. Perfect.

Your "sleepy" eye is just a "come hither" eye. Admit it.

Anonymous said...

Nose job at 21 in college. The best decision I ever made. I always hated my nose so I paid for a new one (and researched a good doc so I didn't come out looking like an inside out skeleton).

Seriously if you hate your nose it's stupid not to have it fixed. It's practically like having bunion surgery since most people with big honkers have trouble breathing at night anyway. It's a matter of form & function.

I'm in the "if you don't like something, fix it" camp. And just like gay people should be allowed to marry each other and women should have the right to choose, peeps should be allowed to get whatever they want done to their own bodies for crying out loud.

Fifi Flowers said...

Vitamin B is good for migraines and it doesn't hurt that it erases a few lines!

Anonymous said...

Just saw some candid photos of Kate Hudson from some night when she was hangin' with Gwynnie. Have to say, she looks great from some angles but from others, her nose job just looks dreadful. I worry that I, too, would end up with some terrible angles if I got the nose job i covet.

Anonymous said...

Anon 9:19, it could be that the twins treated themselves differently. My mom is an identical twin, never had any type of cosmetic procedures but just stays out of the sun. She has perfect non-wrinkled skin and looks like an angel. Her twin is all spotty and wrinkled and crows-feety because she just didn't take care of herself that well. They look 15 years apart.

Anonymous said...

"Does a 'husband's stitch' after giving birth count?"

This whole thread is a trainwreck of misogyny. What does it say about society when most of those commenting are women?

Decs said...

How are these comments misogynistic? Not being bitchy... truly want to know which ones and why?

Babbs said...

The thread isn't misogynistic, maybe some comments are suspect... assuming she's coming from the perspective that women getting "work" done, of any kind, is misogynistic because it implies that women should be undergoing potentially dangerous, harmful, painful procedures for the sake of getting/keeping a man. It's along the line of comparing cosmetic surgery and all that to Chinese foot-binding. Something like a husband's stitch is perhaps even moreso misogynistic (i.e. a rejection of natural women, womanhood) because it's hard to construe as something "I did for myself." I haven't had anything done, but I haven't ruled it out for the future. Perhaps, it implies a little agism, if we're going to invoke -isms, but the thread itself...it's honest.

or maybe I'm way off base. spare me the backlash.

Sacheverelle said...

No but if I had the extra money I totally would.