Mother of the Kardashian clan Kris Jenner debuted her new face this week after having some surgical enhancements done in order to prepare for the wedding of surgically enhanced daughter Kim (forger her butt-why is she under thirty and looking like a prettier version of the ‘cat lady’?)  in the coming weeks.

My mother, who is in her sixties and looks like she’s in her early fifties, has been lamenting a possible face lift for some time now. My late paternal grandmother once told my father that she had enough money to live independently for “ten more years”; shortly thereafter, she had a face lift and quipped “Well, I’m down to three now.” Vanity, I come by you naturally.

I’ve already committed myself to working out and eating (mostly) well in order to help my body age well on its own. And though I don’t see myself injecting botulism into my cheeks at thirty to look more youthful, nor ever changing my appearance 180-degrees with a bunch of work designed to make me look like someone else, I’m not shutting the door to the possibility of plastic surgery.

I hope to age gracefully; meaning with the ability to accept that I no longer will look like a 20-something when I’m a 50-something. But I also want to age well. If forced to choose between accepting how I look naturally, yet not loving it and loving how I look after having some work done, then I would likely find myself in a surgeon’s office. I’ve already established that my large, already low-hanging bosom will require a lift after the birth of my children. And I’m not opposed to a tummy-tuck or liposuction either. I’ve typically thought that my face would just do what it does naturally, but I’m not sure that I’d be cool with sagging jowls or crows feet if I didn’t have to deal with them.

What say you, Clutchettes? Have you or would you go under the knife for beauty? Why or why not?

  • http://parisianfeline.wordpress.com Tatiana

    I dislike this distinction of aging well vs aging poorly. It’s kind of an ageist perspective to take on one’s physical appearance: you’re aging well if you “still look good” and it’s poor if you, well, look OLD. And using plastic surgery to “correct” these areas or act as some kind of maintenance seems extravagant.

    Personally, I’m more concerned with physical and mental health than ageist beauty standards. If I’m able to get around and can gladly still remember things then everything is going pretty well in my book. I don’t disagree with plastic surgery, I think it’s great actually. But I don’t think it should be used like it’s medicine, like a sort of check-up.

  • oknow

    facelift no but tummy tuck yes..

  • binks

    I definitely want to age gracefully but I also have no problem with some in office cosmetic procedures here and there though I’ am iffy about full blown surgery in general so we‘ll see how I feel when I get there. And to me Kris Jenner looks no different so that surgery looks like a waste of money

  • Miss Jay

    Yes I would definitely go under the knife without hesitation. I am very top heavy and have been so since my teen years. I am now in my 30s and I have learned to live with it but I would also like the luxury of living without it. Yes I have back problems, bruising etc but the main reason I want a reduction is aesthetic. I am “ill built” I know it and frankly I don’t like it. If I had the finances I would definitely make the changes..

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