Face Value

Am at an age like a lot of  women where am noticing every little wrinkle or line on my face and moaning about it every five minutes,  having it hammered home (by my obsessed mind) that am not getting any younger  . . . as the irritating saying goes.

However, after seeing this story it puts things into perspective, and I can tell you now,  I won’t be too hard on myself as I now appreciate that things could be worse . . .  much worse .

The lady above is 23 year old Nguyen Thi Phuong, a Vietnamese woman who has aged about 50 years in a matter of days due to some mystery illness. Her face and body is a vessel of saggy skin.

Apparently this condition was triggered by an allergic reaction to seafood. I really feel for her,  and so glad her husband has remained by her side. It has been said she has a condition known as lipodystrophy and unfortunately there is no cure. I wish her the best and hope there is something that can be done in the future.

Article: Here

On the other side of the counter we have the Korean woman Hang Mioku, so addicted to plastic surgery that after running out of money decided to inject cooking oil into her face with dire consequences. I know what you’re thinking . . . cooking oil!!!

She found a doctor who supplied her with silicone to self inject – sad but true. After she ran out of funds she turned to cooking oil as a desperate measure.

I really do believe some of these individuals who persistently seek cosmetic surgery need psychotherapy, for some, it spirals out of control and becomes obsessive. Perhaps not too much of a problem for those with the $$$ but dangerous for those without as the above illustrates.

Hang Mioku went from this . . .

to this . . .

After seeing the error of her ways, Hang would simply like her old face back.

Moral of this story . . .  the grass isn’t always greener  . . .

Article: Here