I work in an environment where looks are very important. Plus, we live in a society that also places a huge emphasis on appearance, so it’s no wonder I know more and more people who opt for cosmetic surgery. I find the idea of cosmetic surgery interesting. I admit, I want to look my best and am annoyed to find more wrinkles and grey hairs than I had 5 years ago, but I don’t know if I’d go as far as to have anything drastic done about them. Coloring my hair and using any anti-aging product I can afford is about as far as I’m willing to go. But what if I had the money, time and desire to have surgery? What would I do?
For starters, I’d have my double chin removed. Regardless of my weight, I’ve always hated my profile and wanted a sharper chin. Then, I’d have a mini face-lift just to tighten things up and finally Lasik. That’s it. But the truth is that all of that is expensive and painful and I’m just not willing to go there. And would it really make me happier than I already am? I think that’s the most important question of all.
Back in the early 80s I worked with a girl who claimed she’d have breast augmentation as soon as she could afford it. She hated her small breasts and always wanted something a bit larger. Fast forward 20 years and she never had it done. Now, knowing what she knows about the dangers of surgery, she’d never consider it. So what are these 20 year-olds going to look like in 20 years after they’ve been injecting Botox into their bodies for so long? I wonder.
Please understand, I’m not criticizing anyone who has opted for cosmetic surgery. Some of my best friends have had work done and I don’t judge them for it. It was their choice and I respect that. I just don’t think it’s for me. Besides, almost everyone I meet thinks I look 7-10 years younger than I am so who am I to mess with great genes?!