An Offer I Might Not Be Able To Refuse

We all have some distinguishing characteristic, some flaw (in our eyes) that we would like to change. It could be wanting a flatter stomach, bigger cleavage, straighter teeth, a darker tan...you get the picture. For my cousin Elizabeth, it has been her stomach. As an infant she had stomach surgery which left her with a very nasty scar. It made her stomach look like a ill-sewn-together football. She thought it looked like a butt. Elizabeth couldn't wear cute bikinis even though she had a slender, petite figure. She was self conscious of The Scar. Recently, her husband paid for her to go to a plastic surgeon and get the scar removed. It is amazing! Elizabeth now has a stomach that any of us would absolutely die for. She's got a six pack and didn't do a lick of exercise AND she no longer has The Scar. I am in awe of her plastic surgeon.

For me, besides the flatter stomach and the straighter teeth (which I am working on), that one flaw has always been my chin/jawline area. I have a weak chin and even though I am considered skinny by some, it looks like I have a double chin or no chin at all. It bugs me. It REALLY, REALLY bugs me.

I would like to wear my hair in a cute pixie cut or bob like Victoria Beckham, but with my jawline forget it. I only look good in turtlenecks which hide my chinny chin chin. I have toyed with the idea to get my chin "fixed." That is if I won the lottery and had more money than sense. Like that would really happen. Yeah, right. I typically don't believe in plastic surgery. I believe that God made you the way you are and you should work with what you got. However, after seeing Elizabeth's results I will have to say I'm tempted to get plastic surgery.

Then my mother made me an offer I might not be able to refuse. She knows how much I hate my chin so she offered to pay half of the cost to get it fix. Seriously??? What are your thoughts on plastic surgery? Are you for or against? If you could get something fixed, what would it be? What would you do?


  1. Marian, I think you are beautiful just the way you are, but I'm totally for it if it makes you happy! I say go for it if you want it! I'm totally not against a little lifting and tucking one day!

  2. I say go for it! I was fortunate to get braces when I was younger (three times) and it's got to be one of the best things my parents did for me. Sometimes a little fix can totally change your self esteem. I don't have an issue with plastic surgery and if my parents offered to pay for half, I would totally take them up on it! Good luck!

  3. I think if it bothers you so much, plastic surgery may make you happier. There are always risks with surgery, however.