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No matter your age or gender, chances are you have insecurities about your body. Particularly in Las Vegas, where the entertainment industry reigns supreme, lots of women choose to go under the knife in order to preserve their youth or enhance their beauty.
“We put up this goal of what we’re all supposed to look like,” says Las Vegas author Deborah Coonts, who says she’s considered cosmetic surgery. “It’s fed to us through the media.”
Coonts says she started to consider plastic surgery after she turned 50. When asked what she sees when she looks in the mirror, she says: “I don’t see myself anymore.”
“The exterior no longer matches what you feel inside,” she says, adding she feels just as energetic as she did when she was 20.
Dr. Frank Stile, a plastic surgeon in Las Vegas, says that he sees women come into his office for a wide variety of services. Younger women, he says, tend to be looking for breast augmentation or tummy tucks. Older women tend to want facial resurfacing or lifts.