The above aged photo foretells how I may look like when I’m 65. I think I might turn out to be quite a a cute little old lady! LOL!
Of course, I must keep in mind that this portraiture is inaccurate and areas besides my skin will age too. I’m sure my hair wouldn’t be as thick and shiny, the hands on my hands more wrinkled, the twinkle in my eye diminished.
Nah, here’s the ang moh version. Lol.
Do You Look As Young As You Feel?
“You’re as young as you feel” – that’s what people who wholeheartedly embrace aging say to encourage those who are more concerned about whether they appear old.
Once such person would be Julie Andrews, my favorite actor and singer growing up.
Mary Poppins and Sound of Music were and are still my favorite musicals. ‘Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious’, ‘Chim-Chim Cher-ee’, and ‘A Spoonful of Sugar’ from Mary Poppins; and ‘The Hills are Alive’, ‘Do-Re-Mi’, and ‘The Lonely Goat Herd’ are my favorite songs. My friends and I watched the musical version of the Sound of Music at MBS last year and I realized that these songs will never be the same without Julie Andrew’s pure and crystal clear voice.
The signs of aging are apparent but she takes it all in her stride and I think that’s beautiful too.
For us mere mortals though, personally I think it’s hard to feel young and upbeat when the reflection staring back at you shows wrinkles, jowls, saggy skin that wobbles when you nod or shake your head… all these, visible markers of being old rendered by time and gravity.
‘青春就是美’ – Youth and beauty are synonymous. That’s why seeing an aesthetician is as common as seeing a GP nowadays.
We all age, yes. Intellectually we appreciate the wisdom amassed over decades, but how about looking as BEST as possible at that age at the same time?
Question: Which Compliment Do You Prefer?
A: ‘You look fantastic for your age! I couldn’t tell!’
B: ‘You look wise, the wrinkles on your face tell stories’
If you chose A, read on.
If you chose B, read on too coz you will choose A at the end of this post. BAHAHA.
I’d be happy if I really looked like that in 2049, but for now, let’s retard the aging the process a little bit, shall we?
Since the beginning of time, women have always been concerned about their appearance. To put it flatly, our sense of appearance is associated with our functional status.
Unless you belong to the small breed of people who bask in perfect isolation (in which you not be reading my blog anyway), we all want to feel wanted, validated, invited, welcomed, and looked upon.
Therefore, despite the surgical risks involved, women opted for facelifts that required making a cut in the hairline, down past the front of the ears and then up into the hairline again behind the ears.
The skin is carefully separated from the underlying tissues, followed by removal of the excess fat, or tightening the muscles or surrounding tissues in your face. The final step is to lift your skin, pull it back and trim off any excess skin, which is then stitched back to the line where the cut was made.
Afterwards, the face is wrapped in bandages.
I don’t know about you, but all that sounds extremely PAINFUL and DANGEROUS and TROUBLESOME! All for a little lift of the face. I would NOT risk my life like that.
We should feel fortunate that while aging is inevitable, technology is always advancing and there are more procedures now than ever which are less invasive, takes less time, with less downtime, and provides better results!
What Is Silhouette Soft®?
At the workshop conducted by The Sloane Clinic at Grand Hyatt, Dr Chua Han Boon shared with us about Silhouette Soft®, a thread facelift that is a safer and more convenient alternative to the traditional facelift surgery.
Meiting, Evonne and I probably don’t need it this year, but probably a few more years down the road…. YES, PLEASE! Haha.
Silhouette Soft® was designed to be minimally invasive to achieve effective results like reduction of sagging around the cheeks, jawline, eyebrows, cheekbones, and neck more quickly and with less risk than the conventional approach.
No tearing or sewing or cutting of skin. No need for general anesthesia.