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Old 10-04-2017, 05:40 PM
 
Location: Location: Happy Place
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I had some work done 20 years ago at Johns Hopkins and would not have a problem doing it again.
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Old 10-04-2017, 11:30 PM
 
Location: The New England part of Ohio
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I am in my late 50s. I have had temporary non invasive procedures - Botox and fillers, done for special occasions.

When I enter my 60s, I am going to explore other options that are permeant.

I still work, and looking good is important to what I do. Not just "good" - "young".

This is very much a personal choice. I do not condemn people who choose not to do this, but please do no judge those of us who do.

Aging means different things to different people.
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Old 10-05-2017, 08:12 AM
 
Location: SW Florida
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I'm 62 and often taken for much younger. However a plastic surgeon could probably look at me and guess my age a little better. While I have few wrinkles, I do have the beginning of those awful "jowls" and my neck could use some tightening. I would do a mini face lift with neck tightening in a minute if $$$ wasn't an issue even though I'm single and plan to stay that way. I'm sure none of us want to look old but at some point all the plastic surgery in the world isn't going to stop the aging process. I just want to slow it down a bit. :-)
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Old 10-05-2017, 12:57 PM
 
Location: equator
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I've been seriously considering fillers myself (will be 63 this month) until I read that it's possible to go BLIND after getting fillers in the face! I've read countless lists of possible side affects but I've Never heard about the danger of blindness until recently! Here's a link to an article just published today in a UK "boulevard" paper.

www.thesun.co.uk/living/3968415/cosmetic-fillers-injected-anywhere-in-your-face-could-leave-you-blind-top-plastic-surgeon-warns/

What a horrible story! Even though I'm pro-plastic surgery, I would NOT get these injections now.


Mainly---they are only temporary. Why spend all that money for a temporary result? I did get them way back when, but saw no results. Same with Botox. If you already have deeply-etched forehead or frown lines, nothing is going to erase them except some stretching/tightening. Even then, it won't be total erasure. The idea of injections is scary, now in hind-sight.
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Old 10-05-2017, 01:41 PM
 
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My USA, board certified plastic surgeon that did several 'procedures' on me, will NOT use botox. Botox is not a filler: it is botulism and paralyzes muscles. Fillers are entirely different: expensive and only last 6 months - worthless in my opinion. As is the cold- freezing procedure alleging to reduce fat. Research ! Research ! Research !
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Old 10-05-2017, 11:02 PM
 
Location: interior Alaska
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I am unlikely to ever do this. Not willing to take on risk (infection, anesthesia, potential for bad outcome) for something that is not medically-needed.
Same. Talk about things that aren't worth death or suffering.

To be fair though, I think, having been on the plain side even when I was in my physical prime, less of my identity and ability to operate in the world is tied up in my looks. I imagine aging is more traumatic for people who are used to the perks of being pretty.
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Old 10-05-2017, 11:30 PM
 
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To be fair though, I think, having been on the plain side even when I was in my physical prime, less of my identity and ability to operate in the world is tied up in my looks. I imagine aging is more traumatic for people who are used to the perks of being pretty.
I was gorgeous well into my early 50s. In my late 60s now, I've not aged well at all in terms of physical appearance. I've found that liberating, almost exhilarating. My own experience was that being "pretty" wasn't all that and a bag of chips.
I'm not arguing with you though, I might be an outlier.
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Old 10-05-2017, 11:43 PM
 
Location: interior Alaska
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I was gorgeous well into my early 50s. In my late 60s now, I've not aged well at all in terms of physical appearance. I've found that liberating, almost exhilarating. My own experience was that being "pretty" wasn't all that and a bag of chips.
I'm not arguing with you though, I might be an outlier.
You probably are, but it's awesome that you're happy I expect there's a difference between being just generally attractive, and being outright gorgeous, though. The latter can carry quite a bit of baggage.
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Old 10-06-2017, 06:59 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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No nipping and tucking here. I'm 79 and when I was 35 or so I had a nose surgery, had horrid allergies/sinus issues and a surgeon did a deviated septum surgery and while there smoothed out a bump on my nose. Hardly changed the nose and at first I thought "oh it's the same nose", but there is a difference.

Otherwise, I believe the powerful antioxidants I take are doing a great anti aging job on me and I've done facial exercises for probably the last 20 yrs and still do.

No surgery even if free. Nope.
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Old 10-06-2017, 07:07 PM
 
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Fillers look so awful on a good number of show business people.

On some, the unattractive looks from fillers look better in 6 months or a year. (supposedly they last 6 months)

Not sure why one would want to risk looking awful from fillers. Unless maybe they think the unattractive fillers look better than their natural self.

Courtney Cox (from Friends) received so many harsh derogatory comments - her fillers really did look terrible - that she said she 'had them removed'. Maybe she had also had plates inserted in cheeks or chin.

A good number look nothing or very little like themselves after the procedures. (whether fillers or plastic surgery)

But there's always the chance that you'll be one of the lucky ones whose looks improve from the procedures.

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