OK, I don't daydream about having plastic surgery in general (although isn't a little lipo everyone's dream?) But I can't imagine the person who hears about this "threadlift"procedure as described by MedPundit and says, "yeah, that's for me."
Yeah hang my skin on these little barbs that you can see from outside my skin because they're, and this is brilliant, bright blue!
The big appeal, I suppose, is that this is an outpatient procedure! You know when oyu feel like you'd like some drive-thru surgery. Some things really should be a little harder to get. Oh, and then there are the weird results you can get if the procedure isn't done just right. Check out this plastic surgeon quoted in MedPundit's post:
Dr. Nicanor G. Isse, a plastic surgeon in Burbank, Calif., said he has seen several cases in which the sutures have slid down patients' foreheads and "bunched themselves into knuckles" in the eyelids. Contour threads, for their part, can cause the skin to fold temporarily into accordion pleats, a problem that usually goes away within a couple of weeks. Both types of sutures, if improperly inserted, can be visible when patients laugh or smile, like rows of bulging veins in the face.
OK, that just gives me the willies and the shiver. Am I the only one thinking the Joker in Batman?
Here's an antidote to this kind of yucky story. A little message from Andrew Weil, who objects to the very term "anti-aging:
"Aging is a universal natural process, and I think if you set yourself up in opposition to it, you're in a very wrong relationship with nature."