As I look at the gray in my hair, I begin to wonder whether I would ever get any ‘work’ done – and I’m reminded once again how much has changed over the past few decades.
There was a time when artificiality of any kind by men was considered the height of vanity. People (myself included) would roll our eyes at a man who dyed his hair, or wore a poorly fitted toupee. Unless they were Hollywood Stars or News Anchors, it just seemed, well, a tad much (oddly enough, in one of the double standards that benefits women, I’ve never heard anyone seriously complain about a little tweak here and there for the ladies) .
Nonetheless, these times are a-changing (which also shows my age, as the original ‘change’ was about 40 years ago), and people are becoming more comfortable with adjustments – especially men.
For example, perusing my favorite cosmetic surgery site, MYA (now offering ‘Cosmetic Surgery for Men‘), I was asking myself, would I get a tummy tuck (or body reshaping, as they call it)? Face lift? Liposuction? Botox (ok, not botox; if you saw my face you’d realize there’s not enough botox anywhere to take of THAT).
After all, who wouldn’t like to be a bit trimmer? And for men especially, the face gets more craggy and distinguished as we get older (or so my wife tells me), while the ‘love handles’ will never make a girl swoon.
Also, in this day and age, a professional appearance works to your favor. Study after study shows pretty people do better. Like it or not, it happens; and cosmetic surgery may be your ticket to evening the balance.
Of course, there’s one more (big) aspect: safety. When I talk surgery, I do mean reputable and competent, not just anyone (for example, the intro to the MYA clinic shows a number of stars who get work done – and famous testimonials are powerful!)
Evaluate the pros and cons, find someone you trust, and then analyze the benefits. As for me, I’m going back to MYA to research the tummy tucks…