Granted, it’s only the fashion and style section of the New York Times, but somebody from the health-medicine-science team at the Times has to give their colleagues a little in-house training on disease-mongering.
For the second time this week – the other being its “Never Too Old for Plastic Surgery” piece, the Times breaks new ground on the medicalization of aging.
“Fighting Cleavage Wrinkles” ??????
The story leads with a woman’s sad saga:
“Soon after she got breast implants in 1999, augmenting her measurements to a 36C (up from a 34B), she started waking up with thick lines on her chest where one breast had fallen against the other as she slept on her side.”
That’s how it began.
Here’s how it ends:
“Anti-aging advances being what they are, she and other women may not have to (wear camisoles under their V-necks to hide these wrinkles).
But how big a problem cleavage wrinkles are might also come down to perspective. As one flat-chested woman put it: “Some people would be so happy to have cleavage that they would never think to complain about the wrinkles that accompanied them.”
Too little too late for this story, wrapping up a bad week for stories about women and aging in America.