A Few Changes and a $50 Visa Giveaway

Plastic surgery. Having work done. Going under the knife. Cosmetic enhancement. No matter what you call it, I’m a fan – within reason. So today I’m going to talk about why I’d go under the knife and, to sweeten the deal, give away a $50 Visa card.

Hi, my name is Kenda and I plan to have plastic surgery at some time in my life. How are you? Thanks for coming. Hate me yet?  Nah. I’d like to think it would take more than a boob job to come between friends. When I say I plan to have some…ahem…enhancements – I mean reasonable maintenance now that I’m on in years. I think of my body like a classic ’57 Chevy (I’d actually be a ’75 Chevy, but have you seen those? ugh) – one that has driven quite a few miles, carried two kids half way across the world and isn’t looking as fresh as the day she came off the assembly line…if ya know what I’m sayin. So one day, probably in my mid 40′s, I’m going to get some ‘body work’ done. At first I considered my face. Hmmm. I actually like my face. I wouldn’t mind a few botox shots to flatten out scars from teen acne, but do  I really need more than that? So I decided to take it for a test drive.

plastic surgery before after joke

Um…..yeah. How about no? I mean, sure…there’s a little Angelina Jolie action in the mouth area but I kind of like the features I already have. I know what I DO want though…

plastic surgery joke 2

Yeah, baby! Now that’s what I’m talking about! Mama needs a new pair o’ boobs. Okay, maybe not that big – but I want the kind you can bounce a quarter off of. Right now, thanks to breast feeding babies and bad bras, I think the quarter would disappear between the cleavage and then shoot out ten cents change. While they’re doing their medical magic I might have them suck out some of that extra baggage on the bottom half. Leave the butt, though! Just a little off the sides, please. Just once I’d love to go for a walk and have my shorts stay where I put them.

I won’t do anything that makes me look like a different person. That’s not my goal. I don’t want to be something I’m not – just some upkeep on what I already have. I’ll also make sure to use a reputable surgeon. You hear so many horror stories now about women who go in for work and come out worse than they started. Or, as we’ve seen in Hollywood most often, they come out looking like something from another planet. I think the biggest mistakes people make with plastic surgery are a) over indulgence (moderation, people!!) and b) going for the cheaper clinic. Again – if we go back to the car analogy – which do you think performs better: a $45,000 car or a $450 car? I’m not putting discount parts in this machine. And, unlike a car, you only get one body. Seeking out qualified, reputable surgeons is the first and most important step. That goes for any surgery, but especially when it comes to elective procedures.

Before you start tossing tomatoes at the screen – I know that plastic surgery isn’t for everyone. Some times you just need a pick me up. A little something to make your smile bigger and your step lighter. Am I right? They say smiling takes years off your appearance. So how big would your smile be if you won a $50 Visa gift card?


 The Giveaway

(1) Reader will win a $50 Visa Gift Card – compliments of Sullivan Centre , Plastic and Reconstructive Surgical Center
** Gift card is an actual card and will be mailed. This is NOT an email gift code.**
Giveaway ends:  June 13, 2012 @ 11:59 PM EST
Sweep is open to US Residents, 18+
Winner must respond to notification email within 48 hours or a new winner will be selected.

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  1. May 30, 2012 at 11:40 am

    I think my best feature are my eyes and my expressions (my whole face then? HA!).

  2. May 30, 2012 at 12:54 pm

    What do you think is your best feature?
    I’ve always liked my hair, it’s always had a nice thickness and is very manageable.

  3. May 30, 2012 at 7:46 pm

    I think my best feature is my hair. :)

  4. Katie
    May 30, 2012 at 8:03 pm

    I think my eyes are my best feature. They’re a really cool green.

  5. Kelly Ann T.
    May 30, 2012 at 8:11 pm

    I think my best feature is my smile.

  6. Kelly D
    May 30, 2012 at 8:29 pm

    My best feature is my eyes.

  7. May 30, 2012 at 9:07 pm

    hmm…well, I’ve always had nice fingernails. I also like the natural streak of red in my hair.

  8. Dagmara Hawkins
    May 30, 2012 at 10:45 pm

    I have always liked my eyes and lips

  9. Ju P.
    May 30, 2012 at 11:02 pm

    My best feature is my smile!

  10. kenia
    May 31, 2012 at 1:24 am

    I think….my legs =]

  11. Elena
    May 31, 2012 at 10:15 pm

    My best feature is my legs

  12. Stephanie
    June 1, 2012 at 4:51 am

    my eyes

  13. Lynda E
    June 1, 2012 at 10:31 am

    I have really good hair. Everything else can go!

  14. Livivua Chandler
    June 1, 2012 at 10:36 am

    My legs are my best feature!

  15. June 1, 2012 at 10:37 am

    My best feature would be my smile!

  16. Peggy
    June 1, 2012 at 11:18 am

    my eyes


  17. Gloria
    June 1, 2012 at 11:54 am

    My smile probably and maybe my legs!

  18. June 1, 2012 at 12:40 pm

    Love this article. Thank you for sharing.

  19. Mary Happymommy
    June 1, 2012 at 1:22 pm

    Definitely my lips! I would never need lip injections. LOL!

  20. Barb K
    June 1, 2012 at 1:46 pm

    My best feature is my hair not as thick as it wants was but it is still going strong and does not show much gray.

  21. courtney b
    June 1, 2012 at 2:31 pm

    LOL i love your post, mine is my eyes!:)

  22. Sammi
    June 1, 2012 at 4:11 pm

    my eyes

  23. Carolsue
    June 1, 2012 at 5:21 pm

    I guess that would be my skin. It’s held up pretty well! :)
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  24. Amanda Sakovitz
    June 1, 2012 at 6:12 pm

    my smile!

  25. Maria
    June 1, 2012 at 8:04 pm


  26. June 1, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    twitted this, 6/1

  27. Stacey B
    June 1, 2012 at 10:39 pm

    My smile is my best feature!

  28. Laura Lane
    June 1, 2012 at 11:35 pm


  29. June 2, 2012 at 3:01 am

    I like my eyes.

  30. Nancy Dalebout
    June 2, 2012 at 9:15 am

    My best feature is my hair.

  31. Jennifer Marie
    June 2, 2012 at 9:32 am

    I think my best feature are my eyes-big brown eyes.

  32. Valerie L
    June 2, 2012 at 4:14 pm

    My smile

  33. Teh Doll
    June 2, 2012 at 4:43 pm

    my eyes =)

  34. June 2, 2012 at 5:38 pm

    twitted this, 6/2

  35. Marilyn
    June 2, 2012 at 7:08 pm

    I like my nose but I did have surgery to get it that way!

  36. Madeline
    June 2, 2012 at 8:47 pm

    My best feature is my eyes–almond shaped and green.

  37. Melissa Belle
    June 3, 2012 at 3:27 am

    I’d have to say my hair

  38. Lacey
    June 3, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    I was blessed with full lips :)

  39. June 3, 2012 at 3:52 pm

    twitted this, 6/3

  40. Ashley Hatten
    June 3, 2012 at 5:44 pm

    my legs!! thanks so much!

  41. Chelsea W
    June 3, 2012 at 8:31 pm

    My legs are definitely my best feature

  42. June 3, 2012 at 8:36 pm

    There is no one best thing but I think the thing that stands out the most that I often get complimented on is my hair. I about sit on it actually. littlecrunchy at gmail dot com

  43. Gricelda Castro
    June 3, 2012 at 11:55 pm

    I think my eyes.

  44. June 4, 2012 at 3:36 am

    MY eyes by far are my best feature!

  45. Cari Schroeder
    June 4, 2012 at 1:27 pm

    My eyes!

  46. Kim Henrichs
    June 4, 2012 at 2:39 pm

    My blue eyes.

  47. LAMusing
    June 4, 2012 at 2:41 pm

    My lips :)

  48. Ambrielle
    June 5, 2012 at 1:46 am

    My Feet or my eyes!

  49. Bekah
    June 5, 2012 at 8:50 am

    My eyes :)

  50. June 5, 2012 at 9:00 pm

    My best feature is my smile

  51. Kinga
    June 5, 2012 at 11:28 pm

    I think my best feature is my eyes:)

  52. June 6, 2012 at 12:12 pm

    My eyes… I have these crystal blue eyes. I get so many compliments on them.

  53. Teresa
    June 6, 2012 at 12:29 pm

    my legs

  54. Birdie Skolfield
    June 6, 2012 at 1:23 pm

    My BEST feature is my EYES !!!!!

  55. June 6, 2012 at 8:07 pm

    twitted this, 6/6

  56. Dee
    June 7, 2012 at 1:03 am

    My smile I’d say! :)

  57. Sarah Heart
    June 7, 2012 at 3:50 am

    I would have to say my smile

  58. Ashley Morgan
    June 7, 2012 at 10:01 am

    I am most proud of my eyes – I try to play them up to keep everyone from looking at some of the things I don’t like as much on my face (I wish my nose were just a little smaller and I can’t seem to get rid of acne despite being well into my 20s).

    I also like to hide behind my hair, literally – I hate cutting it, but rather letting it flow down my waist. I like to think it hides some of the acne and keeps eyes away from the little extra fat I might have :)

    I think all women are very picky about themselves and as long as you’re doing it for you, there is nothing wrong with plastic surgery. I’d love to have a little more “oomph” in my boob area and a little less in my hips!

  59. Tabathia B
    June 7, 2012 at 11:03 am

    my smile because of my great dimples

  60. Naina John
    June 7, 2012 at 3:16 pm

    My smile

  61. June 7, 2012 at 8:30 pm

    My long, dark, curly eyelashes.

  62. Tina M
    June 7, 2012 at 8:47 pm

    My best feature is my eyes.

  63. Kenny F.
    June 7, 2012 at 9:18 pm


  64. Barbara Montag
    June 7, 2012 at 9:38 pm

    My eyes and my smile – thank you.

  65. Robby Rob
    June 7, 2012 at 10:31 pm

    my baby blues

  66. June 8, 2012 at 5:51 pm

    I’d say my best feature are my green eyes, I constantly get compliments on them :)

  67. June 8, 2012 at 7:00 pm

    twitted this, 8/6

  68. Tiffany Winner
    June 8, 2012 at 9:09 pm

    i have nice lips

  69. June 8, 2012 at 10:16 pm

    I like my hair, it’s thick and unruly.

  70. June 9, 2012 at 12:11 am

    I get comments on my eyes, so right now I would say that is my best feature!

    Art by Karena

  71. June 9, 2012 at 8:30 pm

    twitted this, 9/6

  72. Janice Cooper
    June 9, 2012 at 9:40 pm

    My smile and eyelashes

  73. amanda odair
    June 10, 2012 at 1:55 am

    my eyes or smile :)

  74. christy r.
    June 10, 2012 at 2:02 am


    I would have to say my best feature is my eyes.

  75. Dameon Schirer
    June 10, 2012 at 9:24 am

    My best feature is my teeth. Thanks to years and years of braces. A $50 gift card sure would help me to
    flash my teeth more in public with a big grin.

  76. Rebecca Shockley
    June 10, 2012 at 11:16 am

    My eye’s for sure

  77. June 10, 2012 at 11:26 pm

    Best feature?

    Wow…the question just brings my esteem issues right to the forefront of all that I am.

    Can I say my heart? Even though it’s broken…it’s still my answer.

  78. June 10, 2012 at 11:28 pm

    I guess my smile

  79. Kim
    June 11, 2012 at 10:36 am

    I like my green cat eyes not just for color because they are the windows of my soul. They’re more full of life than they were before. Then my hair (grey, yes ladies, grey) is my next best feature. I’ve earned every one and just like the experiences that has aided developing my character, my hair has become stronger and more distinguished as well.

  80. Laura Jacobson
    June 11, 2012 at 4:06 pm

    My eyes!

  81. Jesselyn A/Jesstinger
    June 12, 2012 at 12:54 am

    It used to be my hair – but now my hair seems to have lost it’s luster and less wavy.. Most people tell me it’s my eyes – a deep chestnut brown – but actually it’s not the color – it’s what is in them – or behind them – that people seem to notice.

    And my eye lashes and brows – they seem pretty typical to me – but my Mom always says I was “born with my (eye) make-up on.

    Thanks for the question – it’s kind of nice to focus on a positive feature that one feels good about for a change!

  82. Michelle H.
    June 12, 2012 at 4:59 am

    My eyes, they’re big and blue

  83. Tara B
    June 12, 2012 at 11:25 am

    Probably my eyes.

  84. June 12, 2012 at 1:03 pm

    twitted this, 12/6

  85. holly
    June 12, 2012 at 2:37 pm

    i think my best feature is my eyes :)

  86. Denise C
    June 12, 2012 at 3:41 pm

    Boobs. At least that’s what my husband says. :)

  87. Andrea Julian
    June 12, 2012 at 3:52 pm

    I think my best feature is my eyes.

  88. anthonyciofani
    June 13, 2012 at 8:09 am

    my BUTTOCK;S

  89. Amber Miller
    June 13, 2012 at 2:32 pm

    I think my best feature is my eyes :]

  90. June 13, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    twitted this, 13/6

  91. ashley
    June 13, 2012 at 3:49 pm


  92. Geoffrey Codner
    June 13, 2012 at 7:12 pm

    My hair is my best quality

  93. carey
    June 13, 2012 at 9:48 pm

    My personality and ability to make anyone smile and laugh

  94. Heather R
    June 13, 2012 at 9:49 pm

    My eyes

  95. June 20, 2012 at 1:03 am

    You look better in all the befores :)