Related to my post of last evening, this morning, I caught a piece on Fox News about Presley’s experience. She had silicone injected into her face by a quack (I guess he was a non-licensed plastic surgeon). Silicone into the face is not an approved procedure and can apparently cause a lot of problems, including a bloated look and saggy, puffy jowls. The news item didn’t discuss only Presley. They mentioned others, including Lara Flynn Boyle (pictured). The plastic surgeon Fox was interviewing said that these women "look like Cabbage Patch doll versions of themselves." That is the perfect description of what they look like.
Then there was the death of Kanye West’s mother who went in for cosmetic surgery and died under anesthesia due to an existing condition. If she hadn’t wanted to look younger, perhaps she would still be alive.
The young gal (early 30s) who used to do my nails elected to have her breasts enlarged and then started to get Botox injections in her forehead. In her early 30s!!!
Our culture of celebrity is driving women to some desperate places, and it is sad.
Watch some movies from the 40’s and you’ll see that actresses used to have some meat on their bones – and be thought attractive. Now we watch walking, talking toothpicks. I saw Keira Knightly in Atonement and she looked like a surviver of some sort of terrible concentration camp. It isn’t pretty.
Well, that’s my rant about American culture for the day.