Now it turns out that it's not just men in the public eye who are having a little work done.
More men in general are having cosmetic procedures, surgeons report. It's partly because of the tough job market, where looking younger seems to provide an edge. And sometimes it's because a wife or girlfriend is having a little something done. Yes, more couples are nipping and tucking together, Susan Carpenter reports in Sunday's Image section.
The effects can be subtle. My colleague John Glionna, the L.A. Times Seoul bureau chief, shocked everyone in the office awhile back when he visited the home office for the first time in, well, awhile. What we noticed was his newly blond and spiky hair, a real change from his previous auburn, combed down 'do. And he looked younger in some inexplicable way.
What we didn't know then was that he also had had his eyes "done," having the bags removed. He writes about it in this Sunday's Image section.
Tempted? Writer Alene Dawson offers some tips for how to ensure you get the results you're looking for when you have a cosmetic procedure, and don't end up with the kinds of regrets some celebrities have said they felt afterward.
Or having to have it redone, a la Bruce Jenner.
-- Susan Denley
Photo: Bruce Jenner in an appearance on NBC's "Today" show last year. Credit: Peter Kramer/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images.