Fri, 20 Jul 2012 17:06:52 GMT | By Viviana Fernandez

The ageless Latinas-When is time to stop the facelifts?

For many Latinas there just seems to be no deadline when it comes to putting a stop to the facelifts, nips, and tucks.

Lucia Mendez : © Victor Chavez, Rodrigo Varela-WireImage

(Left) Mendez today, and (Right) Mendez of yesterday.

Change, yes, it is hard for everyone. Especially for women as we age. But for many Latinas there just seems to be no deadline when it comes to putting a stop to the facelifts, nips, and tucks. Even if it means risking our lives or getting our natural face expressions distorted, we keep up the plastic surgery.

Take Mexican telenovela megastars Lucia Mendez and Veronica Castro, for example. Both beauties now in their late fifties have been mummified in the Latina celebrity surgery hall of fame.

But perhaps the most memorable cosmetic procedure gone wrong amongst Latina celebrities lately is that of pop singer Alexandra Guzman. She had to spend thirty days in the hospital after she contracted an infection from non-surgical buttocks enhancements. According to Guzman, who is in her early forties, she was receiving special injections in order to make herself "more beautiful."

Even Latina presidents such as Argentina's Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, who continues standing strong when it comes to certain world altering issues, is very submissive when it comes to going under the knife. She's been called the 'Botox Evita' and recently when her thyroid was removed, critics said her neck scar was actually plastic surgery.

Us 'ordinary' Latinas aren't all that different from our celebrities. For the first time in the year 2010, the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS) published reliable scientific data on which countries performed the most surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures.

Dec 17, 2012 4:21PM
Grama at 53 and enjoying every wrinkle"
Dec 17, 2012 9:10AM

If you've been a journalist for 15 years you should know it is 'we ordinary Latinas' not 'us'.


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