Elbows are a body part I’ve never given much thought. But then, Google decided to send me a pop up photo of Jennifer Aniston’ s rear view as she walked down the street. OMG! A shocking photo of this eternally beautiful woman reveals her wrinkly elbows. It seems she’s pretty concerned about it–-even going so far as to massage them with special creams.
Most of us see wrinkles on our faces and eyelids. We see what childbirth has done to our tummies. And if you are rich or vain enough, you may consider a face lift, eye lift, or tummy tuck.–especially if your significant other has a wandering eye.
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the average costs for these procedures are: Face lift, $7,448, Tummy Tuck, $6,253, Eye Lift, $3,163. Those are physician’s fees and don’t include anesthesia or operating room factors. . Assuming you’re in the business of looking young and beautiful, you might think those surgeries would do the job. But not if you’ve overlooked your hinge joints.
You’re not really through with your back-to-youth makeover until you’ve tightened up your wrinkled elbows and maybe your knees. Physician’s fee for an elbow lift is about $3800.
Apparently, models and celebrities have tricks for hiding their elbow wrinkles. They’ve learned to bend their arms just slightly so the camera doesn’t pick up on that age defining part of their anatomy.
The thought of wrinkled hinges has begun to fascinate me. All of a sudden, I’m looking at women’s elbows instead of their faces. For the first time, I held up a mirror to observe my elbows, and it was obvious they had some mileage on them. However, I’m not about to spend thousands of dollars on an unpleasant and risky surgical procedure. It seems simpler to wear long sleeves for special occasions.
I’m sure that some of my contemporaries have visited the local beauty bar for botox injections and face peels. And many have come back from mysterious trips to California with puffier lips and skin pulled taut over their cheekbones. But if they haven’t done anything about their wrinkled elbows, their age is still showing. Just ask Jennifer Aniston.