I was waiting while my car was being serviced, and noticed a Vogue magazine among others, picked it up and found a very interesting article about plastic surgery. More and more women are having "preventative" procedures in their 20s and 30s, and are ending up all looking the same, with "'unusual-looking anthropomorphic features' to something out of Village of the Damned." This phenomena is known as the Space Age Face. The author writes that she's sitting at a restaurant in West Hollywood and sees "versions of that face. You know the one: the frightened-deer forehead, the trouty pout, the helium cheeks filled to bursting."
Thanks to the internet, I found this article online for you to read: http://www.laserskinsurgery.com/f/2012_Aug_Vogue.pdf
How can women think that this actually looks good? It not only looks unnatural, but it actually makes women look OLDER, in my opinion. Look at Lindsay Lohan in her latest court appearance. She looked so unnatural, so plumped up (I could actually tell where she was freshly injected), she actually looked like she was pushing 40, not 26 as she is! There was even a discussion a few weeks ago here on this site about when The Doctors had a show on Aging with Beauty, and the celebs on the show were all overdone with plastic surgery procedures!
I'm 38 and do not plan on having any work done on my face--unless when I'm much, much older, if I look angry or tired all the time when I'm actually happy and energized! For full disclosure, I do have breast implants that I got at the age of 25 after I got out of the Army. I have regrets about it and wish I didn't get them, although they are proportionate to my size and I look feminine now...I looked like a teenage boy before! I have upper back pain and always have to wear a bra, when I didn't before.
I have large pores--genetically, I have acne scars on my cheeks, and thanks to my mom I have bags under my eyes, so I have to be careful about sodium and sleep, and I have somewhat pronounced nasolabial lines (those are the lines you see more pronounced when you smile. except mine are there when I'm not smiling...look at Beyonce now, she's got the same thing). But I've come to terms with all of those "imperfections." Luckily, I don't have any wrinkles (good genes, sunscreen, etc), I have great medium to full lips, and I have a beautiful smile. I look horrendous and hideous in flourescent lighting (who doesn't?), and I'm a bombshell in dimmer, warm-tone lighting. I'm confident and happy and feel good about who I am...THAT'S true beauty.