Interesting viewpoints, esp. about changing or working on the inside vs. the outside. I've watched a few of these new reality shows, Extreme Makeover, the Swan, Queer Eye for the Gay Eye, they're quite interesting for sure. I think in some cases that if having cosmetic surgery will make you less self-conscious then you should do it, that way you stop worrying about some part of you that you feel doesn't look so good.
When I was still in the 'group' I didn't shave my legs for years. I started shaving when I was 11, then suddenly no more shaving (mountain maid syndrome) for years. I was so so self-conscious about my legs cause I no longer had that soft downy baby hair, but something that resembled a little closer to my father's legs.
One day someone advised me to just shave it off if it made me think about my legs all the time. I went and did it (giddy with excitement) and realised that I spent a lot less time thinking about my legs--in the form of worry--than I had before when I was trying to be the mountain lady.
I realise shaving your legs is way off from cosmetic surgery, but I'm thinking about doing my teeth over and maybe my boobs, one of my teeth are turning yellow and I want them capped and to bring the gap in front together. Plus, after nursing 3 kids, well... The point isn't to become a 'glamor' queen, but to just be more comfortable with myself and my appearance, rather than always worrying about certain aspects which bother me.