Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Like Daughter Like Mother

Baby Boomers have been known for setting trends but the one I'm about to share with you is utterly ridiculous!

It appears a 50-year-old woman decided it was time for a change---a change in appearance that is---and she spent $15,000 to do it. Why? Janet Cunliffe says its because she wanted to look like her daughter, Janet. In an interview on Good Morning America, she said seeing how attractive her 28-year-old daughter was made her want to get her own youthful looks back.

First this baby boomer mum had breast implants, then lost 30 pounds. The final act was the cosmetic surgery to smooth out the wrinkles on her face. She now brags about the fact that she and her daughter look more like twins than mother and daughter.

What is disturbing about this story is that Plastic Surgeons are reporting more and more procedures like this. Older women looking to recapture their youth with a knife.

My daughter is a beautiful young woman and one I am very proud of, HOWEVER, I know where she got her looks from and I'm just fine with aging gracefully.

What do you think? Is there something wrong with wanting to have a more youthful look to build your self-esteem?

4 comments:

Pam Archer said...

Personally, I don't think there is anything wrong with gettina lifted, tucked, and enhanced, if it makes you feel better about yourself. However, if the goal is to look like our daughters, then I say that we need to grow up.

Nomad said...

it's like Freaky Friday, only freakier

Pat Montgomery said...

It is so sad that so many women are so obsessed with not aging. A lift or tuck here or there is fine, but so many carry it too far. Prsonally I have proudly earned every gray hair and wrinkle I have.

What I don't understand is why women have to have so much surgery that they don't even resemble themselves any more--like a lot of Hollywood celebs. I would rather look like me...but if someone offered me a free tummy tuck, we could talk.

Jillian said...

Hi Beverly,

Aging is not fun as we watch new wrinkles emerge on our faces. But I look at all my friends who are aging with me and I still see them as beautiful, perhaps even more beautiful now that they are more confident.

Thus I have given in to my laugh lines around my eyes and have even grown to appreciate them.

Once you start with the nips and tucks it will get more and more difficult to appreciate and accept the imperfections.