Is it wrong for a Christian to get Plastic Surgery?

Before I begin, I want to make it clear that this is NOT going to become a mean spirited type of discussion. We are all sisters in Christ and we should act accordingly. If ANYONE posts a mean come back or has the profound need to force others to believe what they believe to the point of arguing, their comments will be deleted and never again approved on this site. So play NICE!

OK…on to the discussion part…

Is it wrong for a Christian to get Plastic Surgery? Examples: Breast implants, tummy tuck, eye lift, etc. Why or Why Not? Share your Thoughts…

I have always been curious about what other Christians think of this. Personally, I do not think there is anything wrong with it as long as your motives are pure. For example; if you want a boob job so you can gain the attention of men, then you may need to take this to God. However, if your breasts have suffered the gravitational pull to the point that you feel the need for a lift, well…LOL…who am I to judge. I certainly do not find anything wrong with that motive. I am also certain hubbie would not complain! LOL!

So, please share your thoughts on the topic in a respectful manner…

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  1. J.J. Humann on January 22, 2011 at 6:18 pm

    Personally, I’ve been struggling with this issue pretty intensely for awhile. I have a very long narrow face and a large nose with the nice “family bump” in it. Now that I’m over 40, my face is so drawn with sagging skin around my mouth that most people think I’m about 10 years older than I am. I have one child left at home, and when 90 percent of my paycheck no longer goes to putting my kids through college, I’d like to get a face lift and maybe “de-bump” my nose, which has gotten more pronounced with age.

    So, I had to ask myself–would this be okay with the Lord? Well, we live pretty simple lives. I have an old car and I don’t mind. An expensive, flashy car is not something I feel like I need or want. We live in a pretty modest home. I don’t want to throw away money on a “dream house mortgage” to feel like I’m someone
    –i do feel like I’m someone in Christ! So, are we against plastic surgery because of the frivolous cost? Then we ought to look at other foolish ways we spend money and hold ourselves to our own standards! Are we against it because we are somehow “altering” God’s handiwork? If that’s so, then any cosmetic thing we do is altering it–hairstyles, makeup, even working out if the purpose isn’t solely being healthy!

    Queen Esther went through beauty treatments–and the Bible does not condemn her for it. She was a public figure and expected to look her best. Paul warns women not to be caught up in clothing or hair, but I think the Lord is always considering the heart. I sincerely want my husband to be pleased with my appearance–he thinks I’m beautiful–but I don’t look as good as I feel. I feel healthy, energetic, loving life, but
    I look exhausted, sickly and beat down.

    So, I’m leaning towards being ok with the plastic surgery–its not drastic and its not altering myself. I simply want to look like me, not even me 10 years ago, but me now–the happy, healthy person I am!

  2. Letha on January 26, 2015 at 12:25 pm

    Im a young married mother of two and im very content with my body but i have flat breast after having my two babies and i just wanted my cup to be full and not flat. I dont want a bigger size. I dont want to try and lure men in im married so i dont need that. I just want to ne able to keep them in my bra and have it to where i dont need to where a sports bra over my regular one so that i dont have to fix myself in public. Or i can wear clothes that look nice with having that ugly double straps from both bras. I dont want to upset God in any way and i want him to be pleased with me.

  3. cynthia on February 1, 2015 at 2:15 pm

    i am going to have a breast augmentation. i have lost 50 pounds, I’m 55yrs old and i am married. i want to look like I used to and to look good for my husband. even though my husband loves me the way I am. but my christian girlfriend is horrified at my decision and keeps saying that I am mutilating my body and going against God. i love God and have my self worth in Him, but i just would like to look better to my husband. Is this really an offence to God?

    • Clarissa Smith on July 19, 2015 at 11:39 am

      I am wanting to get a breast augmentation and it is because I feel insecure about that appearance. The psychological reality is very real for women and some men do not understand that. My husband says it is not right and I told him that I will not be dressing any different than I am today and I am very modest. I want to look beautiful before him and it is my decision. I am very modest. Overall my argument here is that God knows the heart and everyday we are all concerned about This or That, both men and women. My heart is in the right place. My husband is still afraid although I have reassured him that this is not the end of our marriage. I think it is good for women to feel and look good. Men need to understand that.

  4. Jo on December 31, 2015 at 10:12 pm

    What if I’m a mom of three, who breastfed each day of them for over two years? What if the breasts I was once so happy with a flaunted (I. Front of my husband) are now deflated and fill up my bras like pudding?
    Is it wrong for me to want to walk into the bedroom naked and confident again in front of my husband? He loves me no matter what, when, or how: but can’t I have a breast lift since I’m only 38 and have a lot of sexiness left to feel? I would hate to think that it is sinful when I love the Lord with all of myself.

  5. Aretga on October 5, 2016 at 10:07 am

    Hello ladies!

    I t is mostbimporyant to know that I am a woman of steadfast faith ( EMUNAH). I have a personal relationship with JESUS, my LORD and SAVIOR. Because of JESUS I am happy to report I am a 6year survivor of four stage three breast tumors whereby the chemo drug ‘s e me congestive heart failure. Needless to say GOD’s Word is true! I am more than a conqueror through CHRIST JESUS.

    We who are righteous are to live by faith. Anything not done in faith is sin. All that you need to make your decision has been given to you already by GOD. You need nothing else. Remember to guard your heart for our of it glows the issues of life.

    I am having a tummy tuck with lipo and breast lift. The devil is the author of confusion, dear and guilt….not GOD. Once we are in CHRIST JESUS, nothing can snatch us from HIS hand. We are no longer under the ministry of death. We are under grace. We no longer suffer under condemnation because of CHRIST JESUS. This is a time of rest…JESUS is resting. HE came that we have life more abundantly. Enjoy. Be beautiful inside and out. Don’t doubt. Ask JESUS as HE said. HE knows your heart. A carnal minded person will never understand a child of GOD. We are getting a new body when CHRIST returns. Temple remodeling is aloud.

    Much love

    • Mercedes Ruiz on March 25, 2018 at 4:04 pm

      Wow I needed to read this thank you!
      I’m scheduled for breast lift and my husband has been very supportive but I’m starting to feel anxious and guilty as a Christian woman that

      this may be wrong. I was about to cancel surgery because I felt guilty. But this comment you made
      helps me to know that Jesus doesn’t condemn me for wanting to be beautiful inside & out
      Much Love ??

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