pink_trike wrote:heh...funny. I live in the realm of conspicuous "cosmetic enhancement". This place just swarms with 70-90 year old folks who have the face of a well-fed, stress-less 40 year old and the glossy hair of a twenty year old. When I first moved here it was unsettling to hear 80 year old voices rasping out of these smooth-faced, gilded, wide-eyed, perpetually smiling creatures. No signs of a wrinkle pandemic here yet (but I have noticed that the serious infestation of Hummers that arose a few years ago seems to be over).
PT -- Did you ever see the movie "Brazil?" There was a quite horrifying/hilarious theme of two 40-50ish women getting perpetual cosmetic surgery. One turns into a vivacious twenty-something; the other remains as swathed in bandages as The Mummy.
And, associatively, I once saw a comedian I don't much care for doing a riff on his new wife. He seemed very pleased that she had various post-graduate degrees and was smart as a whip. He didn't much mind the various parts of the anatomy that might get old and saggy -- there were doctors who could fix that. "But stupid," he said, "is forever."