cosmetic surgery

All I Want for Christmas Is My Two Eyes Lifted

Posted on 12/19/2013 by |Beauty | Comments

Beauty & FashionI mean it! Applying eye makeup has recently become a drag: My formerly firm peepers suddenly look saggy and crinkled. So, what are my options? a) ignore it and try to age gracefully (not my natural instinct); b) wear fabulous glasses with pastel lenses, à la Diane Keaton (maybe); c) continue to do my “smoky-eye thing” and hope I look like an aging French movie star (very possible); or d) get an eye lift (I’m thinking about it!). According to …

6 Ideas For Your Beauty Bucket List

Posted on 07/3/2013 by |Beauty | Comments

Beauty & FashionMost women 50-plus have a personal “I’ve been thinking about …” beauty de-aging list of things they’d like to do or try. Of course, the to-dos keep changing along with our constantly evolving lifestyle, finances, needs and attitudes. A universal bucket list is tough to come up with because we’re such a diverse group, but I’ll give it a whirl based on what women are telling me now. Here are six possible big and small ideas to add to your …

More Nips And Tucks For 65-Plus Crowd

Posted on 04/2/2012 by |Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthThe most recent figures on Americans and plastic surgery were just released and there’s an interesting new twist: a big increase in those 65 and over getting their sags and wrinkles nipped, tucked and smoothed. Elective cosmetic procedures among men and women age 65 and older jumped 43 percent from 2005 to 2011, to more than 760,000, according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. That number also represents an 11 percent increase over 2010. Among surgical procedures, eyelid …

Forever Young? Balderdash!

Posted on 06/16/2011 by |My Life, Examined | Comments

Your LifeI live in a city where it’s still O.K. to look dowdy, especially if you’re a man. In fact, you can go places in Washington with a good head of grey hair and the Brooks Brothers sport jacket you wore in high school. Sometimes, if you also have a boyish glint in your eye, you can even get the top job in town (see: Clinton, William Jefferson). So I was thrown off guard a few weeks ago when Tommy, a …