Soon I will be fourty-seven years old.
I see a few wrinkles under my eyes, and my eyelids are starting to
droop. I'm starting to gray at the temples. I'm at that fork in the
road - do I accept the aging process or do I fight it? Where do I turn
for the answer? Why, Mom, of course. And Grandma and her sisters.
And Aunties Melly and Puring. What would Mom, Grandma, or ________
(fill in the blank) do? Isn't that what we ask ourselves when we try
to solve any problems in life?
Let me make a confession right up front. I believe in taking pride in appearance. I never leave the house without makeup; I color my hair and take pains to style it every day. I file my nails and moisturize my skin. I shave and tweeze and primp. I like to look my best.
For many women, though, this little ritual has spiraled completely out of control in a foolish attempt to live up the standards of beauty set by... uh... set by who?
And that 'who' – that unknown, all-powerful 'who' -- summarizes my problem with the whole thing.
Whatever your thoughts on cosmetic surgery, the trend toward enhancement is most likely here to stay. So, do your research if you are thinking about getting work done. As you gather the facts, here are a few links from the cosmetic and plastic surgery project I produced for RevolutionHealth.com:
According to a new
scientific study from Europe,the anti-wrinkle treatment of Botox may migrate from the skin to your brain…
With so many women all over the world using Botox on regular basis, I think we should all be aware of the potential consequences.
Are we really willing to take a chance with side effects directly to our brain and the nerves?
What do you think?
What is "annuity medicine?" Annuity medicine refers to the fact that once a patient walks into a doctor's office, the doctor gets an annuity because he knows the statistics that will bring her back for operation after operation. She becomes his insurance policy for a great practice.
The supplement to December’s Journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgery is all about breast implants. The editorial, “What Do Women Need to Know and When Do They Need to Know It?” is significant and important.
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