If you think you’re too old for a few nips and tucks, consider the story of 83-year-old Marie Kolstad. ……….To learn more, read Abby Ellin’s article “The Golden Years, Polished With a Nip and a Tuck,” …….
Minnesota bioethicist Carl Elliott wrote a book, "Better Than Well: American Medicine Meets the American Dream." In it, he wrote:I asked for his comment on the NY Times story, and he wrote:"We need to understand the complex relationship between enhancement technologies, the way we live now, and the kinds of people we have become."
"Everyone agrees that one root of the problem is toxic social pressures. The problem is that giving in to these pressures just reinforces them. The more cosmetic surgery older people get, the more social pressure that other older people feel to get the surgery themselves. (And articles like this just make the problem worse.)Also, does anyone really think that cosmetic surgery actually makes these people look younger? What it really does is make them look as if they've had work done. And having work done is not so much a marker of youth as it is of money."
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