The Academy Awards appearances of Goldie Hawn, 68, and Kim Novak, 81, triggered a firestorm of fan reaction. Both actresses appeared with what were perceived to be dramatically altered faces and the Internet was quick to harshly criticize them. Can we pause a moment and reconnect with reality -- both theirs and ours?
Yes, it can be appalling to see people aging ungracefully, even desperately. And duck lips and smooth but unmovable faces can look disturbing. But what I find even more appalling is ageism. The dread of losing youth and looks, projected into disgust with those who try to fight it.
While everyone was laughing at or tweeting how alarming Kim Novak and Goldie Hawn looked with their faces full of Botox, I could only think of a woman who never stood on the Academy Awards stage: my mother.
In our efforts to create a better version of ourselves, we lose sight of who we really are and the problems at hand.
Meeting Dr. Nirvikalpa Natarajan unexpectedly pretty much sums up my view of Chennai. Chennai is a city of surprises. It is not a city that boasts. It has a charm of its own, and a kind of special warmth that a stranger senses at once.
One month post Craniosynostosis surgery, my husband and I have plowed through Broxon's recovery with our heads down, hands together, and hearts full. Our baby boy has exceeded all expectations, and shown us what pure joy feels like. Pure joy on top of sleep deprivation, worry, and an underlying sadness... but still, the joy is at the top.
I had been working out in the gym regularly. I lost weight and found I could tone and firm any part of my body -- except my post-pregnancy boobs. I decided to have breast lift surgery (or mastopexy) in early 2005 to restore them to their proper place on my chest. But that wasn't the only thing in my life that shifted.
In less than a week, my baby boy will have his head cut open from ear to ear. And I am terrified.
As you get older, who you are shows through. Your personality is seen on your face. It has nothing to do with anyone else or any magic potion.
By 46, men stopped noticing me. Women, too. I began to understand why older people wore bright colors and stripes with polka dots: How else were they going to be seen?
Michelle Obama made waves this week buy announcing she would not rule out plastic surgery in the future. GTFO, Mrs. Thang! You are perfection the way you are.
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Are you thinking of cosmetic surgery, becoming engaged, or buying a luxury car? If so - think again! You could be doing these things at the wrong time because Venus is retrograde.
Facelifts remain popular for good reason. The results can be powerful and last far longer than those achieved with minimally invasive procedures. If you are contemplating a facelift procedure, here are answers to some of the questions I hear most often.
This doesn't mean I hate my culture; it's more that I am a product of the societal pressures it placed on my generation.
The decision to have a mastectomy is not one to be taken lightly, and I do not know a woman out there who did not agonize over it, including myself. For me, it was the right decision, but that does not mean I came to it easily.