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People wanting to look younger and cosmetic procedures **Mod Note in Post #77**

  • 19-08-2023 11:53pm
    Registered Users Posts: 220 ✭✭

    Ok I’ll start by saying I’ve never had any, Recently I’ve met a few people who are getting or have gotten botox, lip fillers etc. Also tummy tucks. Some dentists are now providing these services as well ( facial ones) Has it all gone a bit mad ? Like even people in their twenties feeling they are imperfect. Thought’s… What happened to being natural and just yourself?

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  • Registered Users Posts: 7,708 ✭✭✭StupidLikeAFox

    I don't really understand it. It's so obvious and sad that it's become normalised.

    It's like printing off a load of monopoly money and telling people you are rich

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,416 ✭✭✭StreetLight

    A lot of young females are walking around with eyelashes like hairy-mollies, lips that equate to a duck's bill and fake tans that just look like rust stains. And I just have to laugh. Sorry girls, you look like freaks.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,784 ✭✭✭Nigzcurran

    The lips are an absolute joke to be honest, but the girls that get them done think they look the business. Sorry girls but ye don't, ye just look silly

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,301 ✭✭✭Homer

    You can put lipstick on a pig.. it’s still a pig

  • Registered Users Posts: 82,538 ✭✭✭✭Atlantic Dawn

    When a man dyes his hair it's as obvious as feck, problem is when they get older trying to ween themselves off it so they don't have jet black hair in their 80's. One major league so to speak TD in his 40's here has started with the jet black, it's going to end in tears.

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  • Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators Posts: 12,748 Mod ✭✭✭✭JupiterKid

    I’ve noticed over the past few years a few of my female students getting cosmetic procedures such as the lip implants and boob jobs which IMO were often unnecessary and in the case of the one with lip implants, made a very attractive young woman less attractive.

    There has been explosion in the use of cosmetic surgery by the general public over the past decade.

  • Registered Users Posts: 13,701 ✭✭✭✭Dial Hard

    Good botox you won't even notice. Bad lip filler is everywhere, unfortunately. And yes, the fake eyelashes that make everyone with them look like a Sindy doll from the 80s. Blame Instagram. People want to look like they've a filter on in real life. I think they look ridiculous too but like most trends, it'll pass as they grow out of it.

  • Registered Users Posts: 240 ✭✭Electric Gypsy

  • Registered Users Posts: 240 ✭✭Electric Gypsy

    Cristiano Ronaldo has been using botox since 2014, and he has gotten jaw implants in 2010.

  • Registered Users Posts: 23,354 ✭✭✭✭mickdw

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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,356 ✭✭✭Fiona

    I love a bit of botox, doesn't completely get rid of the wrinkles just smoothes them out a bit. I get it on the forehead and for downturned mouth.

    Fillers, not a fan to be honest. Now never say never if my lip volume drastically reduced I might try it once to get me back to where I was but that would be it.

    Whilst there are some body changes I would like I'm relatively healthy and well a functioning healthy body so why alter it.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,468 ✭✭✭Sgt Hartman

    This sums it up

  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Arts Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 49,502 CMod ✭✭✭✭magicbastarder

    speaking of which, we caught the end of 'reeling in the years' a week or two back; they were doing 1982. this was shown - john bruton was 35 here.

  • Registered Users Posts: 16,044 ✭✭✭✭AMKC

    Good luck to anyone trying that. Why would someone want to put Lipstick on a pig? What a waste of lipstick too it would be.

    Live long and Prosper

    Peace and long life.

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,790 ✭✭✭Deebles McBeebles

    David Cameron?

    My favourite is the girls who fake tan so darkly that it comes across like a minstrel show.

  • Registered Users Posts: 240 ✭✭Electric Gypsy

    I remember a specialist of some sort on the Claire Byrne show talking about how Tom Cruise is an 'outlier', as her explanation to why he's ageing so well. Ha!

    Gregor McConor too

  • Registered Users Posts: 12,346 ✭✭✭✭blade1

    Bill Burr said would you rather be 40 and look 40 or would you rather be 40 and look like a 30 year old lizard?

  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]

    It's their choice - and it's my choice to say it looks fu*king ridiculous (I don't include subtle bits of work, because the whole point there is they look natural). It's a pity young women with great skin think they are in need of covering this up.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 17,031 ✭✭✭✭Leg End Reject

    I hate fake tan, false nails, fake eyelashes, the mad eyebrow tattoos and ratty hair extensions.

    A lot of women walk around looking like they need a good scrub, I'm at a loss as to why they think it's attractive, especially when they go for the full house. And then there's the fools, men included, who have their teeth filed down to cover them with veneers you could see from space.

    I've seen good and bad botox though.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,265 ✭✭✭Pwindedd

    I can understand people who are ageing wanting to get the odd procedure here and there. Wouldn’t do it myself, but I can at least see why they would to help with confidence etc.

    Its the young folks getting it I just don’t understand. They have beautiful fresh skin and hair. Don’t mess with it FFS. And it probably affects how their skin will age eventually. You can’t tell me pumping it full of crap is good for the skin. Bonkers.

    saw this online the other day…

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  • Registered Users Posts: 30,539 ✭✭✭✭freshpopcorn

    Botox, fillers, etc are common enough.

    There's a real variety of people choosing to get these procedures done from stay at home mums, shop workers to Nurses, teachers.

    You'd be surprised at some of the ones who have it done.

  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]

    I've had Botox and will get again. It was an excellent job performed by a GP who specialises in cosmetic procedures. I did a lot of research to find someone who I felt was right. There are too many cowboys out there.

    Women in their twenties who have a lot of work done, I don't know. I've yet to accept the ageing process so that's the reason for the Botox. I don't want to look like a different person. Do those young women want that? I think they feel they are not good enough as they are and that is sad.

    The fake tan and layers of makeup isn't for me but it is for a lot of women. That's fine. They have their motivations and desires and I'm not going to look down at them because of false eyelashes or lips or whatever. I just find the judgement of them, the sneering at inflated lips or whatever to be mean spirited.

    *Edited because I posted before finishing my last sentence*

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  • Registered Users Posts: 23,754 ✭✭✭✭One eyed Jack

    Cosmetic surgery became more affordable, more socially acceptable and procedures have improved significantly over the last few decades. It’s now possible for people who always wanted to get work done to do so, that they can actually feel as good as they look, and maintain their looks for longer than was previously possible with non-surgical cosmetics. Like non-surgical cosmetics though, surgical cosmetics requires maintenance and top-ups, but people can go for longer periods between procedures.

  • Registered Users Posts: 14,021 ✭✭✭✭cj maxx

    I don’t know about Ireland, but in America I used to see women 50+ with frozen faces thinking they were the bees knees.. horrendous thing

  • Registered Users Posts: 240 ✭✭Electric Gypsy

    Not all surgical cosmetics requires top ups. A nose job, face lift, brow lift, or jaw implant does not require a top up. Botox is the only thing that I know that requires a top up.

  • Registered Users Posts: 15,604 ✭✭✭✭Beechwoodspark

    Loads of 1s going around with the puffed up ducky lips lately.

  • Registered Users Posts: 240 ✭✭Electric Gypsy

    How often do you have to get botox? Can you still frown (or frown as much) with the botox in?

    Also, can botox do anything for neck wrinkles?

  • Registered Users Posts: 23,754 ✭✭✭✭One eyed Jack

    No I know not ALL surgical procedures require top-ups, I mean that in order to maintain their… youthful (and boy do I use that term loosely) looks, for some people a visit to their cosmetic surgery clinic is as benign as visiting their dental clinic.

    I’m probably more influenced by watching programmes like BOTCHED tbh, it’s equal measures of disturbing, disgusting and depressing what some surgeons will do as long as people have the money to pay for it, and at the same time it’s incredible what other surgeons can do to repair the damage. I wouldn’t judge the individual themselves though, I understand where the influence comes from due to living in a society which places such great emphasis on looks or aesthetic appeal, as opposed to character.

  • Registered Users Posts: 9,264 ✭✭✭pgj2015

    It is crazy seeing young good looking women get lip fillers and botox, no need whatsoever and they look worse after it. The lips sometimes look like the person just had an allergic reaction to a bee sting or something.

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  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]

    How the hell do they think it looks good. Delusional.