Many years ago growing old was all about grace and happiness lasted in the lines of a smile. But then came Botox and Collagen to turn back time. As we live in a visual world, body image obsession is growing year by year, and quick fix solutions like botox injection or plastic surgery are becoming increasingly common in today's 'Nip/Tuck society. People all want to look younger and feel better. While we can a do a great deal about the kind of clothes we wear, the food we eat, and the colour we dye our hair, we cannot do anything about the fact that we are going to get older. Cosmetic surgery is no longer seen as an exercise in vanity. Instead it was seen as an accessible way of improving looks. Newspaper and magazine pages present celebrities with their impeccable features everyday, even though these representations are unrealistic. But there is this "curse" that says 'once you start, it's hard not to continue.' There are people who go to extremes like Michael Jackson and Jocelyn Wildenstein. They try to reconstruct themselves and lose their sense of reality eventually. Ms. Wildenstein for example, how can she not see that she has turned herself into a scary monster? It never crossed my mind that I want to look like my cat, Suneo.
Well, it has never been easy to hold back the tide of time, but it has also never been so easy to take a personal decision about how we want to age. People think I'm a lot younger than my age, especially from behind...LOL! I'm quite fortunate, I have a fast metabolism and an active lifestyle, which have kept my weight at around 48-50kg throughout my adult life. When I feel my clothes getting tight I'll increase my walk in the morning and go on a veggies diet. I would never have plastic surgery because aging is not a sin and I cannot race time. After all image is not as important as character.
What about you my faithful readers? Do you think you should have cosmetic surgery to enhance your look?
*picture stolen from the Dailymail