November 18, 2019
Mel Beard, 49, from West Sussex.
The Daily Mail published a piece that talks about the increasing demand for facelifts in a time where the demand for cosmetic surgery in general is decreasing.
What makes this procedure special is the dramatic results that can be achieved with it. If you didn’t know this Mel Beard woman from the picture above beforehand, could you tell what’s really hiding beneath the surface if you met her after her facelift?
When 49-year-old Mel Beard booked in for a £13,000 facelift earlier this year, her friends and family were shocked. Husband Roger said she was mad to consider surgery before she’d hit 50. But now, six months after the procedure, she says she wishes she’d had it even earlier.
‘I’d been thinking about it and saving up since I was 44,’ says the civil servant, from West Sussex. ‘I’d been a sun-worshipper in my youth and never realised it could cause wrinkles and sagging skin. Then I lost weight and started the perimenopause and the loose skin on my neck and face worsened. I didn’t recognise myself in the mirror any more.’
Her results are undeniably astounding. Smooth, slightly plumped yet perfectly natural-looking, her face is a far cry from the pinched deformities commonly associated with the procedure.
But modern facelifts have come a long way since Hollywood Grand Dames such as Joan Rivers went under the knife.
Thanks to new techniques, you’d barely notice most patients have had anything done.
It’s for this reason that demand for facelifts rose by almost 10 per cent last year, according to the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS) – despite a dip in cosmetic surgery requests overall.
It is the one procedure that continues to increase in popularity, when the desire for other types of nips and tuck is either stable, or in decline. And according to some top surgeons, doing it as early as fortysomething can make for better results.
These creatures will do anything to stay in the game well past their turn to continue to deceive men.
Once they’ve lost their youth and fertility, Deception is the only source of their power.
Dr Dirk Kremer, of London’s Harley Street, who performed Mel’s procedure, says his patient group has transformed in the past decade. ‘It used to be women in their 60s and 70s,’ he says.
‘Now three-quarters of my facelift patients are in their late 40s or early 50s. I call this time of life the “facelift forties”.’
Charles Nduka, plastic surgeon at the Brighton Nuffield hospital, says it’s not a sign that younger women are increasingly vain, but rather a ‘pragmatic career move’. ‘They feel they have a lot to give and don’t want to fall victim to ageism in the workplace,’ he says.
That’s right, bigots. Women do this because they want to continue advancing their careers in a work environment that discriminates against saggy skin!
It’s totally not because they’re dried-up witches devoid of any life.
The results of these procedures are visible even without makeup, even right after they wake up. They can pretend that it is really them and continue to feed on the attention they receive.
It keeps them alive… or, undead.
It is no nowhere close to reliable to look at women’s faces. They use all kinds of surgeries, makeup, and tricks to distort what people see when looking at them. You can’t even trust the appearance of their hands.
They want to deceive you, but once you understand their desperation, once you understand the despair behind their tricks and behavior, once you understand that their obsession with hiding their fleeting humanity is proof of their powerlessness… then no spell of theirs will be able to work on you.
Then, no matter how beautiful they look and no matter how hard they try, they’ll hold no power over you.