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Nip/Tuck: Been There, Done That, Never Again

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I am not a fan of plastic surgery. Not because of any moral or feminist issues about society’s pressure on women to look young. Nope, I am not a fan of plastic surgery simply because I do not believe in self-inflicted pain, the kind that comes with needles, surgery and the discomfort of the healing process.

This is not some irrational dislike of something that I’ve never tried, like eating cow’s brains, because as they say, “I’ve had some work done.”

No, nothing exciting like a tummy tuck or liposuction (both of which would be welcome changes now that I’m just north of 50). Nonetheless it was a procedure that helped me feel better about myself and allowed me to face the world with a little more confidence.


And while my little body tweak did come with a certain amount of pain and discomfort, which was enough for me to swear off elective surgery, I don’t for one second deny anyone else’s desire to surgically alter their body. I may take issue with people who take it a bit too far (who can forget the surgical transformation of Kenny Rogers or Bruce Jenner and have you seen Suzanne Somers lately?) But even then, if it makes them happy, who am I to judge.

But when I saw a video of a woman who had undergone a “procedure” for something that I’ve always wished that I had, I thought, “Well how bad could it be?” After all, who wouldn’t want a pair of those—so eye-catching, so flattering, so…well…you know.

I mean, who among us wouldn’t love to have dimples. Not the cottage cheese variety you find on your ass but the cute adorable kind that make your face sparkle.

Yes, technically it’s a deformity but no one has ever said, “Oh no, your baby has dimples.” Nope, it’s more like, “Oh, look how cute, when she smiles you can see her dimples!”

After all, look at what dimples can do for attractive people.

Take someone like Jennifer Garner. She’s a very pretty woman but add her dimples and she turns into a girl-next-door kind of pretty, the perfect wife, mother, and best friend.

The same can be said for Kate Middleton. Before Princess Diana, the royal family was, well, let’s face it, generally unfortunate looking. So when William found Kate, he not only saw the opportunity to improve the gene pool, but he probably took one look at her dimples and knew he had found his future Queen.

And it’s not just women. Who hasn’t swooned over Brad Pitt, Matthew McConaughey or Bradley Cooper? All three are undeniably handsome but it’s their dimples that give them that oh so sexy boyish charm.

But surgery? And those needles, that pain and the discomfort. Forget it. I’ve gone this long without dimples, what are another 50 years or so?

No, if I want dimples, I’ll just have to wait for the dimples in my knees and ass cheeks to come into vogue.


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Tammy DeMel’s 30-year career in public relations has allowed her to live out some of her childhood dreams. She has worn the Miss America crown, walked the red carpet at the Screen Actors Guild Awards, and spent two days with a former president. Now, this working mom, wife, and mother of a teenage boy is trying her hand at another childhood dream: writing. In addition to starting a master’s program in professional writing, Tammy recently had her first column published in Cobb Life Magazine, a local magazine in Marietta, Georgia, and she is looks forward to becoming a semi-regular columnist for them. Tammy can be found blogging at Her posts can also be found on such sites as BlogHer, Blunt Moms, Midlife Boulevard, and Better After 50. Connect with her on Twitter @TammyDeMel.

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  1. says

    HAHHAH! I have a bunch o those ‘ass cheek’ dimples.

    My niece has adorable dimples and her son, who is 6 months old, inherited ONE of them. It’s so freaking cute.

    • DIANE says


      • says

        Aren’t dimples THE BEST, Diane! I’ve only had one elective procedure and that was enough for this coward – as my dad liked to say, “pain is against my religion because I’m a devout coward.”

  2. says

    LOL! Well, I’m with you. As for dimples, I seem to have developed some in later life. Or maybe the dimples in my thighs got mixed up, letting a few end up in my cheeks!

  3. says

    Tammy – I love dimples too! But alas, I don’t have any. I remember loving John Travolta’s dimple in Grease as a kid. My daughter has a subtle dimple and it is super cute. I am not willing to go under the knife mainly because of the pain and expense. Lasik would probably come first!

    • says

      Susan – I remember my first concert (my parents took me to) was John Davidson (with opening act, The Captain and Tenille). The thing I remember most was going backstage after the the concert and getting to kiss John Davidson right on his dimple. LOL

  4. says

    No dimples in our gene pool over here. They are quite charming. I’m moving into that stage where I am dressing in loud clothing to direct attention away from my physical features. No one has yet declared my ever-more-prolific wrinkles as charming. It is what it is!

    • Leslie Marinelli says

      *jumps in car and races to plastic surgeon!*

      No seriously, I have that mole too, and my 7-year-old son told me today, “I’m going to kiss you goodbye on your other cheek because this one has a big mole on it.” Nice.

  5. says

    The first thing I noticed about my husband where his huge dimples, You could drive a MAC truck through those babies! I myself, have no dimples…at least none I can see!

  6. says

    People are actually having surgery to get dimples?? Where have I been hiding? This is the first I have heard about it. If I was going to spend that kind of money I’d get my eyes done so people would stop telling me, “You look tired, are you ok?”

    • says

      I know what you mean, it kind of surprised me too…the procedure though looks more like going to the dentist rather than big time surgery.. The thing that freaked me out was when they should the dimple during the procedure – pulling on a string to show what it will look like…gross.

  7. says

    Funny stuff! I was only mildly confused for a moment! Haha! Oh I’m taking the easy way out and just saying NO to anything foreign inside me.

  8. says

    Love your post! I by far am not a plastic surgery fan. Even faced with an ugly scar from a skin cancer removal, I couldn’t bare to have plastic surgery. I wear the scar with pride now. However, I recently watched this show on tv that showed surgeries: lipo, face lip, breast and lip implants. OMG, that scared me enough that I could never do it. I feel like I’m chicken shit but I’m not into pain. Ugh… btw, ass dimples are the new sexy. Embrace them :)

    • says

      Thanks Bren Lee, yeah I once watched a liposuction surgery and was horrified! Glad to hear my ass dimples (and let’s not forget about the thigh dimples) are in vogue.