I would be a liar if I said I never thought about having plastic surgery. Part of the aging process involves the contemplation of whether to have "work done": a face lift, a chin lift, or just my neck reined in! Watching the Academy Awards, or any tv for that matter, gives perspective to the question of To Lift or Not to Lift?
I have, for many years, said all of the following:
1) I'll never do that
2) I've earned the lines and wrinkles I have
3) It's vain
4) We should grow old gracefully.
5) I'm scared to let anyone carve on me
6) I can't afford it
The last two are probably the most honest. The first three are bombast. I'm not a viewer of "Nip/Tuck". Maybe I should be. I assume it's all about sex with your plastic surgeon.
All I know is, every time I see a commercial for the string that lifts your chin up, eliminating what I fondly call a "chicken neck" ...I WANT ONE!
Now, I have neither the time nor the money for any elective surgery at all. But I can no longer say I don't want it.
Reasons to do it:
Racquel Welch looks great! (Of course, she's great looking to begin with. )
Sophia Loren looks great! (ditto).
Barbara Walters looks great for her age.
Victoria Principal (I hear she was married to a plastic surgeon + she has a skin care line.)
Jane Fonda looks really good.
Pamela Harrington (deceased) is reputed to have had one of the great face lifts of all time.
Reasons not to do it:
Faye Dunaway (she's a cut or two away from looking like the Cat Woman).
Mary Tyler Moore (I hear she was or is married to a plastic surgeon. Too bad he isn't as good
as Victoria Principal's ex).
Joan Rivers (nuf said).
Lisa Rinna (her mouth looks funny)
Lauren Bacall (she's never had one and I believe her).
I can make a case for either decision but the funny thing is, the "Reasons Not to do it" are the ones that come most easily to mind. Perhaps that is because there have been so many good ones nobody is really aware of them?
What do you think? I mean, really, what do you think?