Sounding off: Going under the knife, aging gracefully and gray hairs

plastic surgery procedures The results are coming in on our latest poll, “Would you ever consider having plastic surgery?” and while “I’m never having any work done” has a slight lead, many of you are saying that there’s nothing wrong with a little botox or tummy tuck. We’ve added a new video to the sidebar – a discussion that addresses the “cosmetic surgery craze” which includes a panel discussion on the pros and cons of plastic surgery.

Over on Facebook a lively discussion started on dying gray hair, growing old gracefully and good genes.  On the site a few of you even commented that you’d already had some work done – and saw no problem with that. Here’s a little of what you had to say on dying gray hair, aging gracefully and cosmetic surgery…

I’ve decided against plastic surgery. I like how I look even as I get older. Yes, I see my little fat cheeks dropping a little, and I notice more lines under my eyes…but I remember that they are there because I laugh a lot and that’s a good thing, right? –E

For me, aging gracefully means accepting myself and loving myself as I am. I am fortunate that my only telltale aging sign is gray hair, which I’ve had since my early 20s. While I do color my gray, I highly doubt that I would or will ever have plastic surgery/Botox/Restalayne/etc.. –R

I would consider having plastic surgery, in fact I admit that I started doing fillers and botox about 1 year ago. What does aging “gracefully” mean anyway? Does it mean we have to accept the fact that we just don’t look like 20 anymore? I get that! I don’t want to look like 20 because I feel different now than I did 20 years ago. But that doesn’t mean I can’t try to look my best, does it? – S

I had procedures done as well, Botox, Sculptra, Chemical peels and I might consider more “drastic” measures in the future if I feel I have to. I will turn 40 this year and although I know I am now considered to be a “middle aged woman” now, I will not let myself go. – Sun

Join the conversation – Take our “plastic surgery” poll, share your thoughts in the comment section and sound off on our Facebook page. We want to know what all of you have to say about aging and beauty in today’s culture.

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