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Tuesday, April 17, 2007

A wrinkle in fine

Cosmetic surgery is a part of a multi-billion dollar industry that feeds on the insecurities and fears of those not wanting to be unattractive, or grow older as the pages on the calendar flip, one by one.

About a decade ago, more than 90% of cosmetic surgery patients were women. The most popular and prevalent procedures included breast implants, tummy tucks and liposuction.

Now, the tides have changed and there’s a new face in the industry: men. They make up almost 30% of all patients waiting to be sliced and diced by the sharp instruments of qualified doctors.

Typically, those who get a nip-and-tuck are businessmen who want to appear more youthful, next to younger employees. These procedures can be expensed since it's deemed important in the cutthroat world of dollars and sense, where the next generation are nipping at the heels of their more established counterparts.

But, for some reason, younger men are also getting work done.

It's understandable if they require surgery for something they’re been uncomfortable/unhappy with for years (noses, ears, etc.). But when you hear (or see) men getting Botox and Restylene injections, it makes me wonder how many wrinkles can a 30-year-old have?

The only wrinkle I have is the one that goes down the crack of my ass.

I know people in their mid-to-late 30s who don’t have a line on their face, so I know - to these younger men - it's all a matter of vanity. Do they even realize they're immobilizing their faces while inflating them up to appear younger?

True, when I’m older (and hopefully, wealthier), I’d like to get a few alterations because even the finest of suits can get out of shape with constant use.

Until then, I’ll just grow older gracefully... and hang out with people who look a hell of a lot older than I do.

Note: Happy birthday, Superman. From, Boy Wonder.


Blogger franck said...

Hanging out with older people is an excellent strategy!

April 17, 2007 5:50 am  
Anonymous Lemuel said...

The only problem with hanging out with older people to make yourself look good is that sooner or later you run out of older people. LOL!

April 17, 2007 6:26 am  
Blogger tornwordo said...

Teeth whitening is fine, but all the rest is just cashing in on people's insecurities. Maybe Bush should go work for the cosmetic surgery lobby.

April 17, 2007 8:10 am  
Blogger St. Dickeybird said...

I couldn't care less how I age! People ask me how i'll feel when my tattoos are old and blurry - I'm looking forward to it.

April 17, 2007 8:15 am  
Blogger Jeff Skybar said...

I want some freshening up. Just a chemical peel, lazer hair removal, teeth whitening. But that's about it. Oh and maybe something for the thinning hair. I don't see any benefit in sucking, slicing, cutting, reconstructing unless you have been in a serious accident that has left you disfigured.

My aunt has had all kinds of work done and unless you keep it up and change your life habits, you will age just the same in the end if you didn't do anything at all.

April 17, 2007 9:26 am  
Blogger Silly Billy said...

I would just be scared I would wind up looking worse than before!

April 17, 2007 9:56 am  
Blogger Eric said...

For about the first 28 years of my life, I looked a good 5-10 years younger. I was in grad school and being asked when I was graduating...from high school! Now, my estimated age is still somewhat lower than the real deal but I also have a LOT of wrinkles now to age up my baby face. I don't mind them but I wouldn't begrudge anyone getting them smoothed out.

April 17, 2007 11:14 am  
Blogger Dantallion said...

Most people that I've ever seen have such surgeries seem to end up looking like their in some sort of permanent wind tunnel. Not a road I'd want to go down. There's something to be said for aging gracefully.

April 17, 2007 3:57 pm  
Blogger Shaney said...

If it's only going to hurt their hip pocket & they dont mind parting with the hard earned cash..Then I dont see the big deal...For some it can be life changing...A real confidence/self esteem boost...To feel ugly can be hard on many people, but to actually be physically unappealing, be laughed at, ridiculed is more hurtful than anyone can imagine...I would never do it to look younger, but to look better - for sure! If you cant see yourself as beautiful, no matter how many people tell you your handsome, you wont be happy within yourself...Now Im off to have some botox...toodles....:P Ok that last part was a joke...I'm poor!!!..:)

April 17, 2007 7:24 pm  
Blogger Shaney said...

OH I forgot to mention...
HEELOOOOOOOOOO Frank!...*winks*
Gawd what a little hottie!
OK I go now!

April 17, 2007 7:24 pm  
Blogger Not so Single Guy said...

Aging is something that is very normal...it will happen to all of us. I'd rather look older and wiser than all streched out from plastic surgery.

April 17, 2007 8:30 pm  
Blogger Lewis said...

You can hang out with this "hell of a lot older" guy anytime you want. Now, if I can just find an iron to get that wrinkle outta your ass......

April 17, 2007 11:11 pm  
Blogger about a boy said...

thanks boy. :)

April 18, 2007 12:04 pm  

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