The Water Cooler – Plastic Surgery & Insurance Companies

July 2, 2014 12:00 pm · 42 comments

The “Water Cooler” is a feature on where we ask you a question or provide a topic, and you talk about it! The “Water Cooler” will be up Monday-Friday at noon!

Today’s question:

If your health insurance company would pay for it, would you get plastic surgery done on your body?

Talk about it….

The Mamba July 2, 2014 at 12:06 PM

Why would I do that? That would be like going to Florence and trying to sculpt a better David.

marinemom July 2, 2014 at 12:11 PM

No way I like me just the way I am.

Generally no July 2, 2014 at 12:15 PM

unless there was an accident and and I needed to restore myself to something that works.

Each and every person is an image of G-d, no two are alike. I cannot find it in myself to change what I believe G-d created.

wow July 2, 2014 at 12:15 PM

Nope, you should never go under the knife unless it’s absolutely necessary.

Anon777 July 2, 2014 at 12:16 PM

No, I’d rather age naturally and gracefully than look like a barbie doll with a pinched, plastic face. I can understand a nose job or maybe a boob job if you’ve got problems, but I’ve seen too many women who’ve had work done that look awful as they get older. And men, look at Bruce Jenner – UGH!

David July 2, 2014 at 12:16 PM

@ The Mamba

Why thank you for the most generous and delightful comment.

Annon July 2, 2014 at 12:16 PM

Yes, I have a burn scar that I would have taken care of.

Enfield303 July 2, 2014 at 12:24 PM

No, I’m perfect.

nytemuvr July 2, 2014 at 12:29 PM

Like to try a head of hair in my adult life, lost it from sickness at 20.

Charlie's Angel July 2, 2014 at 12:40 PM

Seeing as how 85% of women have fake boobb, The answer is yes for everyone, but the 15%.

Mrs. Howell July 2, 2014 at 12:43 PM

Why bother, no one really cares about anyone but themself

@nytemuvr July 2, 2014 at 12:46 PM

Hair is overrated.
Too much upkeep. Think of all the money you save and I bet you look great!

Concoredejet July 2, 2014 at 12:46 PM

Go to korea if you want plastic surgery because Korea is famous for plastic surgery

nytemuvr July 2, 2014 at 12:55 PM

Thanks #12, you’re spot on…

jena July 2, 2014 at 1:00 PM

Yes. And depending on what is needed insurance does cover some procedures. I will get my boobs reduced at some point.

PrimaryTime July 2, 2014 at 1:08 PM

I’d have everything done … deviated septum,
tummy tuck, breast reduction, face lift … but,
not with my current insurance. They’re hacks.
I’d only want the absolute best cosmetic

Elwood July 2, 2014 at 1:10 PM

Just a small part of it.

Incognito July 2, 2014 at 1:22 PM

No, I would not have plastic surgery.

I’ve had a full hip replacement, and I have a skin graft on my left hand due to a very, very serious burn many years ago. Needless to say, I am a woman with some imperfections. Fortunately, I am not a vain woman, nor a woman who has to prove anything to anyone but myself – and most of all, I like myself.

In October, 2013, I lost a girl friend at the age of 50 from a blood clot as a result of a tummy tuck surgery. She died suddenly and without any warning.. She was a beautiful woman to begin with, I guess she did not see what the rest of us saw when we looked at her.

Silva July 2, 2014 at 1:36 PM

As someone who is still healing and feeling the pain after surgery almost 3 years on for a life threatening condition, that would be a definite no thanks.

Anderson July 2, 2014 at 1:42 PM

I think the insurance coverage provisions, if they even exist, are for cases where reconstructive surgery is needed after disfiguring injury. In those cases it’s surely justified.

I wouldn’t want elective cosmetic types of surgery whether they’re ever covered or not.

PrimaryTime July 2, 2014 at 1:51 PM

… and a butt lift, ears made smaller …

Idiocracy July 2, 2014 at 2:09 PM

I don’t need it but I think its great for saggers nationwide. Most surgeries could have been prevented in the cases of liposuction. We use cars too much so ppl walk less and become jabba the huts. Plus office jobs are breeding triple chin herds too!

Marianne July 2, 2014 at 2:22 PM

I would get a breast enhancement, but nothing fake added.

Mimi (original) July 2, 2014 at 3:17 PM

Lipo my belly, butt and thighs – pretend I’m in my 20’s again!

jtkatec July 2, 2014 at 3:49 PM

Yes, take this fat away

Ctown July 2, 2014 at 4:08 PM

Plastic surgery allows you the rare opportunity to make your outer appearance reflect your inner appearance… “Fake” -Daniel Tosh

Dorothy July 2, 2014 at 4:40 PM

No, too late for me unless it involves a time machine.

PrimaryTime July 2, 2014 at 4:52 PM

… Lips plumped … back fat removed …
flab under arms removed …

Atticus Thraxx July 2, 2014 at 5:47 PM

Hmmmm…….I’d like another arm. Or better yet, have my left arm branch off into two hands. But facing each other. Let’s see what else. A tail would be cool. Oh! Oh!…a tail with a hand on it!

PrimaeyTime July 2, 2014 at 6:58 PM

… everything that’s sagging …

Pegasus July 2, 2014 at 8:06 PM

I’m lucky enough to have everything still looking like it did 20 yrs ago. Nothing I did, just blessed with good genes. The whole family is like that too. Trim, fit, living an active life.

Isabelle July 2, 2014 at 9:00 PM

Implants,collagen implants, etc. not for me.

Michelle July 2, 2014 at 9:03 PM

A breast augmentation, maybe. But that’s not real plastic.

Concord Grape July 2, 2014 at 9:26 PM

and end up looking like Kenny Rogers or Wayne Newton? I think not.

Antler July 2, 2014 at 10:12 PM

Atticus at #29 …… I’m loving it so far! And how about pointy ears with inner flaps that can whip up and overhead like an umbrella when it rains (or when you are riding in a confetti parade)?

Atticus Thraxx July 2, 2014 at 10:23 PM

Well now you’re just being silly. 😉

CW July 2, 2014 at 10:24 PM

I don’t think health insurance should pay for purely cosmetic procedures. But if I won a big lottery jackpot, I’d definitely get a “mommy makeover” to undo the damage that 3 pregnancies have caused. Diet and exercise was enough to get the weight off, but nothing short of plastic surgery is going to get rid of the loose skin on my abdomen and the saggy “girls”. I’d also have the stretch marks lasered off.

Dutch July 4, 2014 at 2:16 AM

Hell no. I guess I’m not a vain person.

ChampagneKitty July 4, 2014 at 8:20 AM

No! I would only have it done if it were medically related, such as reconstructive surgery after a bad accident or to remove excess skin after severe weight loss, something like that. But to have a procedure done just to supposedly refresh your looks…no thank you.

ChampagneKitty July 4, 2014 at 8:24 AM

This thread is making me think of a couple of women I used to work with who I felt could have benefited from breast reduction surgery.

Dr. Jellyfinger® July 4, 2014 at 11:15 AM

Breast REDUCTION?!!!

What is this madness?!!!!

Starfish July 6, 2014 at 11:27 PM

Dr. Jellyfinger, I have read your post several times and I just had to revisit it just to ask; why in the world would you want a breast reduction, you do know they make plus size bras…..

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