Why Women Really Get Botox (facial filler) It has nothing to do with looking younger.

Here’s something a lot of young people don’t know: When middle-aged women get plastic surgery, they’re not trying to look younger; they’re trying to look familiar. For the years between college and age 40, let’s say, most women look about the same as they always did. Maybe you gain a few pounds here or there, but if you put two photos side by side—”me in college” and “me at 35″—it’ll be pretty easy to see it’s the same person. Not so with “me in college” and “me at 50.” Seeing the self-slippage, and anticipating the discrepancy between “me in college” and “me at 60, 70, 80″ causes a lot of anxiety. (reprinted from the Philly Post)  Read more …

Saving Face

I recommend seeing this amazing documentary called “Saving Face”. This film follows the lives of several women who are acid-attack survivors in Pakistan. Dr. Mohammad Jawad, a plastic surgeon, returns to his home country to perform cosmetic and reconstructive surgery on their faces. This film takes a look inside Pakistani society, while showing how reformers are tackling this horrific problem.