Monday, March 21, 2011
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!