3/5/09

Botox Bandit!

Well I guess this can be considered a sign of the times! One of the stories on our Okieland News last night, was the police hunt for the so called 'Botox Bandit'.

This woman has been going into clinics that offer Botox treatment, getting it done and then doing a runner before paying! She has asked to use the restroom and then skipped out the back door, whilst remaining wrinkle free! And there are some people out there worrying about keeping their homes, talk about about getting your priorites skewed!

But this made me wonder, how many of my readers have had Botox or would be tempted to do so?

Ordinarily I don't consider it a bad thing to do, it's just not for me personally. Partly because I am blessed with good genes and youthful skin, but mainly because my pain threshold is zilch! I was however looking sideways in the mirror last night and seriously considering never removing my bra again, as the girls have definitely headed south for eternity!

So own up if you have, or would be tempted to get a bit of nip/tuck, injectable or insertable!

25 comments:

Sarah (JOT) said...

I no interest in having anything injected into my body to plump up anything. Ever. I'm going to be 40 this October and I am lucky to have fairly good skin. If I start to look like sharpay (sp?) dog then I might consider a face-lift. But, not botox. YUCK.

pamokc said...

OMG that is hysterical. And an idea .... hmmmm.... Just Kidding!! I'm thinking a lift and tuck wouldn't be a bad thing for moiself.

Sassy Britches said...

The only thing I would EVER consider would be something with my chin. I've had a little double one forever (even when I was in middle and high school and thin as a rail). But, when I look in the mirror and pretend what it will look like, the skin pulls my mouth all funky and I would not want that mess-up PERMANENTLY!

Melinda said...

LOL - your comment on your "girls" seriously brought tears to my eyes. A boob job down the road, just to get the "girls" back where they belong has definitely crossed my mind more than once though. : )

I did hear this story on the news last night and was outraged, not that she was into botox, but rather that it is so important to her that she would rather committ a crime, face jail time which would thus part her from her family, than go without. What a sad world we live in.

Sandi McBride said...

The idea of a needle in the face is so unappealing that while I don't welcome the crinkly skin, I put up with it! No, no needles in the face if I can help it!
Sandi

Comedy Goddess said...

Suppose she gets caught and has to spend the night in jail, with other ladies who would probably plump up her face for free.

As for me, I am not interested in cosmetic surgery. I prefer to mellow like a fine wine.

And to party by candlelight. And my 49 yo boyfriend can't see up close anyway.

Winifred said...

I think your fear of looking old has to be much greater than your fear of pain, doctors and anaesthetics. Mine isn't or I'd maybe get around to thinking about it. Meanwhile I don't wear my glasses to look in the mirror. You don't see the dust and cobwebs either!

A Brit in Tennessee said...

I would have a fear of trying it, and ending up looking like Joan Rivers.
I prefer the natural drooping look, though I do confess to laying upside down, off the end of the bed, just to recreate what it feels like to have tight skin once again ;)

Crystal Jigsaw said...

Definitely not!! I've started using the odd face cream as I've noticed my skin is looking really dull of late and as I hit 40 this year I think I could need a boost, but I wouldn't get injected on purpose, no siree!

CJ xx

Expat mum said...

I have also been blessed with good genes (plus growing up in the sun-deprived north east of England) and don't have a wrinkle problem, but my face seems to be getting thinner and thinner - and not in a good way. I know I won't do it, but I know now why the likes of Madonna might resort to "fillers".
And since I have always had low-slung boobs, I made peace with that long ago!

Lynne said...

No Botox for me. My daughter has had it and loves the results.

I did, however, get a new nose about 20+ years ago. I had a deviated septum and a big bump on my nose from a break. So now, the septum is straight and the bump is gone. I love my new nose!

Tummy tuck? Lipo? Maybe...

Daryl said...

I want nothing that wont last ... I did laser facials last year and let me say the $$ were BIG and the results short lived..

In our neighborhood there's a woman who goes to salons for eyebrow waxing and then complains about how bad a job it was and refuses to pay! I wonder if she's related to your botox bandit

willow said...

FUN-eee!!!!

Kay said...

Nope, haven't done it and I HATE needles!

Vickie said...

GAH! No freakin' way!!! I like my face the way it is, all mobile and capable of smiling.

Pouty Lips said...

I have three wrinkles in my forehead; one for each son and I would do botox in a minutes

Bella Foxx said...

No I like everything about my face. Except the red bump on my nose and bo-tox won't fix that.

I would like laser surgery for my vision, to never have to wear contacts or glasses again.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Nothing could my appearance more than winning the powerball.

LadyFi said...

The Botox Bandit??? How Botox does a girl need, for heaven's sake?

I am terrified of needles, and pain, and doctors... so would never ever be tempted to inject or insert anything.. well except for coffee and chocolate - and then, bring it on!

Margaret said...

That is too funny. I have never had anything done. I don't think I would like needles in my face.

notfromaroundhere said...

It's botulism toxin. No cute little abbreviation can hide that fact. And for me, that sounds like a bad thing to be putting anywhere near my brain OR my sensory organs! So no, not for me, not in this lifetime.

Ishtar said...

No temptations yet! All I hunt is the time to sit down and better my suntan!

Janet said...

Not on your nelly, sunshine. Let it all head south, I say. :-)

Housewife Savant said...

I'd opt for all manner of unnatural things to be done to my body if I had the finances, thus the ability to make decisions I'd later regret.

Botox most definitely after I noticed the ABSENCE OF SUNTAN in my squint lines last summer. OW.

Julie. said...

I love Botox! The shots are a little tough, and the noise! Seriously! It sounds like snap, crackle, pop while the Botox is going in! Very disturbing.