A recent article in the Daily Mail on the 15th August 2011, reported on an 83-year-old lady in America who caused quite a stir in the medical establishment when she decided to have breast implants.
This really had me in a quandary, because generally, most people and I include myself, tend to frown on the idea of plastic surgery purely for cosmetic sake.
Isn’t it just the domain of the rich, the famous and the vain?
As our population ages, more and more women are opting to improve their appearance through cosmetic surgery. In America it is a growth industry – 84,000 such procedures were performed last year – on face lifts, eyelids and breast operations.
The medical profession is divided about the ethics and clinical wisdom of such operations on the elderly.
Meanwhile, Mrs Kolstad, who still works full-time at the age of 83, just wants to be noticed. I’m sure she has been made aware of the risks of an operation like this at her time of life and as she lives in America she will definitely be paying for the privilege. She sounds very much like a lady who is more than capable of making up her own mind.
Bigger boobs is certainly one way of combating ageism and turning grumbles 😦 into smiles 🙂
Good on you Mrs Kolstad !