Does She or Doesn't She? Only Her Plastic Surgeon Knows For Sure

If you could afford it, would you do it? For me, it's not a real question since money will always be an issue, but let's make believe that you had all the money in the world. Come on, indulge the dream for just a minute and while you're at it, consider that face that greeted you in the bathroom mirror this morning. Puffy? Sad? Exhausted? Wrinkled? All of the above? How about a little botox to smooth out those frown lines?  Maybe a tiny bit of collagen, just enough to flesh out those thinning lips?...more

From Porn Stars to Sexy School Girls, Real Women Don’t Have to Look Like Male Fantasies

OK look, it is not totally the guys’ fault. Guys are easily confused when it comes to women. Any girlfriend or wife can attest to this simple fact. So it is up to us, the women, to tell the guys what is sexy or not. Yes, guys are very visual and their attraction to women who look like strippers, porn stars or sexy, school girls is well-documented, but that doesn’t necessarily mean they want all of us to strut around looking like that. Those kinds of looks are for male fantasies, not for reality, at least not any lasting reality....more

I was wondering the same thing about whether men would agree. I need to figure out a good site ...more

Out of Forehead Experience: The Dark Side of Botox

Ok, I admit it.  I’ve had Botox - once.  I had it done to the lines on my forehead.  The shots were basically painless, which is a good thing (but, we’re women, pain is irrelevant) And, the Botox did work in pretty much eliminating the lines.  Temporarily, of course.  The results lasted maybe 6 weeks.  But, here’s the kicker: I could not raise my eyebrows, at all, period.  It was like my forehead no longer belonged to me.  It wasn’t really numb to the touch, but I had absolutely no muscle control of the area.  It freaked me out!...more

Social Networking and Cosmetic Surgery Patient Privacy

We live in a world where life happens on and offline in real time. We're constantly connected, engaging, and interacting with friends, family, professionals and services via the internet. However, as we move forward more and more businesses are becoming socially active, including doctors and clinics....more

I think most doctors are utilizing releases when using photos. I wonder however if they are ...more

My Life Frozen at 36

Most days I simply cannot believe that I am a grown woman, age 36.  Yet apparently, I am the perfect age now.   The Guardian's Observer Magazine proclaims 36 is the age of the "year-zero" face.  The age women are spending tens of thousands of dollars to remain looking like forever, attempting to stop the hands of time with plastic surgery and botox. I was intrigued as this morning I read a fabulous BlogHer article debating the issue. At 36, I look in the mirror and I am relatively satisfied with what I see.  Hours at the gym and a healthy diet have kept me somewhat fit and lean but cannot erase the slight sag still stretched across my lower belly or the few faint silver scars that remain as a testament that this body that has grown a child.  The first signs of sun damage are appearing, freckles and stubborn age spots that refuse to fade.  I've come to accept the deepening creases creeping from the corners of my eyes.  I will try to slow their growth with drug store face creams, but no botox or plastic surgery for me. But what if not only my face and body frozen at age 36, but my entire life?...more

Plastic Surgery: Going Under the Knife to Always Look 36

Ladies, if you're 36, you're perfect. Everyone else? Listen up. At least, that's what an article by Eva Wiseman in the GUARDIAN's Observer Magazine would have you believe. I think. My British isn't great, so it's possible that Wiseman was being facetious, and I missed it in the language nuance... ...more

I totally see your point about how many women -- especially young women -- are ready and willing ...more

Octomom: A Mother in Name Only

If you're looking for family tragedy, just go to the headlines: Lindsay Lohan and her family. Brittney Spears and hers....more

Bridalplasty

"'Bridalplasty' brings together engaged women who are seeking complete image transformations before their big day -- they want the dream wedding AND the dream body to go along with it." "Bridalplasty" will be the first American reality show to have participants compete for plastic surgery. There have been shows about people having plastic surgery, but in "Bridalplasty," it's the prize -- pushing the limits of medical ethics. Under the American Society of Plastic Surgeons code of ethics, "We're technically prohibited from giving procedures away as a prize for a contest....more

I think "preying" is absolutely right. I'm sad to read about this reality show, but not ...more

Can't Stand The Hate: Cutting BridalPlasty Down To Size

Kristy is an occasional guest blogger for The Demoiselles and a member of the TD community (moniker “Owl“); an opinionated 20-whatever-something who can’t seem to shut up about feminist, queer, and fat issues; a Tumbl-er who posts pretty things, funny things, random things and her personal theology (Owls & Elephants); a damn good baker and a shitty knitter....more

Ageing: the natural or artificial way?

I’m not going to get into the issue of why I want to look my best as I age here. I don’t want to have a Naomi Wolf Beauty Myth – beauty as patriarchal oppression – versus Camille Paglia Sexual Personae – that women are biologically bound by their reproductive powers – debate here. I admit it, I’m a contradictory mix of the two, who incidentally both describe themselves as feminists....more

Yep, it's always good to feel good about yourself, but not to bow to pressure, wherever it comes ...more