Monday, March 21, 2011

Damn Right, I Believe in Botox



The problem with getting Botox only on your forehead and between your eyebrows and the bridge of the nose, is that it makes every other part of your face look like crap. It accentuates any elasticity challenged areas, because of the collagen deficiency, and that bitch of all bitches, gravity.

However, my forehead looks AMAZING. I had my dermatologist (upper east side doc all the way baby) hit me with a few extra shots on the forehead. I've had lines there since I was twelve. No joke. I'm pretty sure it's from all of the faces that I used to (and still) make.

I remember being in a restaurant a while back with some friends in L.A. and the waitress came over to our table to take our order. When we were done, she looked at me and said, "You made like so many faces in the short time it took me to write down your order." I'm not sure that was a compliment but like I'm want to do, I took it as such. And she probably wasn't used to seeing too many people in L.A. able to make faces.

My friend's husband is very anti plastic surgery; injections, fillers, what have you. In the past she's kept any 'work' that she's done from him because he doesn't understand why she'd want to alter herself. He thinks she's beautiful the way she is, and instead, sees her wanting to make minor cosmetic enhancements, as deep seeded emotional issues, and an inability to accept herself for who she is.

My boyfriend, on the other hand, is pro whatever I want to do to look and feel my best. And lucky for him, Rhinoplasty, and Botox are on my list. I'm not sure who's perspective I like better. On the one hand, I don't make any correlation between changing something that I don't like, with self esteem, self worth, or any other self-ness. Nothing profound here. For me, it's simply not going down without a fight.

On the other hand, I suppose there's a part of me that wishes my boyfriend would say, "You're crazy insane for partaking (he'd never say partaking) in plastic surgery. You're stunning just the way you are." But I'm too much of a realist and, although I believe he thinks that I am stunning, I also know that Botox just makes me stunninger!

7 comments:

Deanna @ The Unnatural Mother said...

Stunninger is my new favorite word. I had the mind set of being pretty much against any plastic surgery aside from a boob lift cause these puppies need help but with that being said, I like the fact that you view it as going down fighting, never thought of it that way! My mind maybe changing...

Dani said...

Listen, they're your boobs to do with what you will. Life is WAY too short to think about things too much. Lift those boobs UP UP AND AWAY!

kev said...

My girlfriend also did some botox injections to fix some of her so called problems and I also told her I accept her decisions, because if this makes her feel better, why should I be against this? As a bonus I was the one that found her a botox Richmond Hill clinic close to our home so she won't have to run all day after work to do the treatment.

thegirlfriendmom said...

Hey Kev,
Thanks for the read and I'm glad that you support your girlfriend in her decisions.

Alexis Owmizer said...

Everybody deserves to be respected in their decisions. Some people believe that there's no wrong decision at all, 'cause once you decide, you've already chosen between alternatives. Anyway, such procedures can really make one look and feel more delightful and happier. There are personal reasons, and everyone should really respect those.

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thegirlfriendmom said...

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