I have Dr. Sharon Giese to thank for my much-improved appearance.
If you had asked me a decade ago whether I’d ever have plastic surgery, I would have said, adamantly ‘Never.’
Well, never is a long word and I’ve changed my mind. Why? Because my face has changed, and although I’m never going to look like I did when I was 40, I would like to look the best I can at 65.
And I absolutely can look better than a 65-year-old has ever had the opportunity to look before. I’ve had my jowls removed, the excess skin snipped from my eyelids and a chin implant during the last few years, which have all definitely improved my appearance. Now I’d like to have fat injected into my sinking cheeks and the loose skin removed from my emerging turkey neck. As a matter of fact, I’d even entertain a facelift.
Mind you, I don’t lose sleep over the state of my neck or cheeks, but in my waking hours, when I take a peek at myself in the mirror, I think: “Geez, this neck makes me look old.” Or should I say: “Older than I’d like to look. Or need to look.” Katharine Hepburn chose turtlenecks. I’d rather have plastic surgery.
For all of you FOFs out there who agree with me, and even for those who don’t, we wanted to present you with reliable information and opinions from the top plastic surgeons in the country so you can make informed decisions for your face and body. These men and women really are at the top of their profession and love what they do. I can attest to that because I’ve personally interviewed most of those we present to you today. They’re all members of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, which means they’ve studied long and hard in this medical specialty.
I like learning about our changing bodies and faces, the reasons we have wrinkles and cellulite, dark circles under the eyes and age spots on our hands, sagging breasts and bulging bellies. I’m fascinated by the world of procedures available to reduce or eradicate it all. Even if you never, ever intend to have your tummy tucked, your face lifted or your breasts reduced, read what these doctors have to say. You never know.
P.S. These doc introductions are only the beginning. We’ll be adding doctors throughout the year, thanks to a budding partnership between FOF and The American Society of Plastic Surgeons. We all want to make it as easy as possible for you to find the plastic surgeon whose best for you. Please visit plasticsurgery.org for further info on plastic surgery.