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eezdva , 07 Feb 2009

Plastic surgery

Hi, I am a guy of 27 years old. Have been picking (scratching ) for about 5 years now . Certain spots I have picked open several times and they developed into bumps. I am so ashamed of them that I really am on the edge of killing myself . My only solution would be plastic surgery .I have booked succes with picking less so now would be the time to try to fix the scars on my body so I can move on with my life and further theraphy . Did anyone go to a plastic surgeon and what is your experience??? Please help , regards , Eezdva.
6 Answers
February 08, 2009
I don't know about a plastic surgeon, but you could always find one in your area and set up a consultation! also, to get rid of the scars, you might try putting coco butter on them, thats supposed to help scars fade. I'm so sorry that you are on the verge of suicide, my boyfriend was suicidal for the longest time before i met him... he had it planned out and everything. but he waited and we met and started dating and now we're both very happy! you never know what will happen or who you'll meet, in the near future. so don't use a permanent solution to fix a temporary problem. If you need to talk just email me!
February 09, 2009

In reply to by kim_k

The problem is that they are not scars anymore but really bumps that stick out . I can't wear a white t-shirt cause people can see and I am ashamed of that. I am affraid coco-butter won't do there. Thank you for your reply and hope to hear from people who had some experience with getting stuff away from their body by surgery or any other method.
February 09, 2009
Hi Eezdva, I'm 22 now and I've been picking for about 12 years, and especially badly for the last 8 yrs or so. I need to tell you that I was in a similar spot to where you are now... I thought about ending everything.. thinking that even if I DID stop picking, who cares because my skin is already so ugly, things would never ever heal. But I promise you, when you stop picking, things WILL heal. The dark marks WILL fade. The craters WILL lessen. And the big bumps WILL go down and get smaller. If you leave them alone, that will for sure happen. So don't end things just because right now things are ugly and embarrassing. I picked my face and legs and chest so badly for so long that I developed social anxiety and depression because I couldn't deal with how I was hurting myself. But you'll get through this for sure. I know now that our bodies' natural course is towards well-being. My scars --- which were really bad --- have all faded and lessened, and I look like a regular person now, haha. I don't know how it happened, but it did. I was thinking I'd need plastic surgery and all, but your skin heals. And it only takes a few months. Are your scars just the bumpy raised ones? And how often and how hard are you picking? Hang in there! You will heal beautifully!
February 22, 2009
Having to understand its situation through what I still passed and step for picking, I am woman I have 29 years and I started slowly with picking in youth, with the time if it aggravated and now I feel as if a gale had passed in my life. For this process of auto-mutilation, I stopped with the college, not work, prevent people and strange places, this caused a social phobia and an immense panic in me… which I fight every day. It would like to be able to come back in the time and not to have committed such acts with my skin, my face… I made surgery repairman and also cutaneous fulfilling it again made what me to feel me with more auto-esteem, I wait to pass for other processes would like not to need to use plus as much maquiagem p to hide such scars that also seem to be displayed in my mind, I feel much sadness and shyness. The times would like to sleep and more not to wake up… or to think that I only lived a bad dream, I also think very about dying and the hypothesis to kill me, but this does not decide the problem, for the opposite, the scars that had been are of certain it forms an aid order. I have that to treat the emotional scars. I wait that you can consult a dermatologist and also a plastic surgeon… to get all the information its skin to be able to recover of the best form. Is very important you to count on the aid of a psychologist or psychiatrist to inside brighten up also this pain of itself. The physical scars only can be brightened up, them unhappyly they continue marking an act or many acts practised against its proper skin. Necessary to know which process took you picking, to treat and to learn to like you yourselves and not to see and to make its skin again its enemy. Much light and courage, Eezdva, I twist for its improvement!
February 22, 2009
PS: I am Brazilian and I live in Brazil, forgives my English.

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