The reaction from TBD members might have been overwhelmingly positive, but my teenage son thought I looked like a 'freak.' I just carry the magazine with me to business meetings to show that there is nothing I won't do to make TBD a success. I'm still waiting for Oprah to call.
San Francisco, Calif. (PRWEB) February 19, 2009
Robin Wolaner, CEO and founder of TeeBeeDee (http://www.tbd.com), a social network for adults 40+, candidly talks about her decision to have an eyelift -- with before, during and after photos -- in the February issue of More Magazine. Wolaner's eyelift story, originally published on TBD as a five-part diary, set off a series of honest discussions and debate about aging, beauty and cosmetic surgery on the site. And it caught the attention of an editor at More Magazine, who is a TBD member. (Click here for the original story: http://www.tbd.com/content/discussion/1242226)
Responses to the diary from TBD members were overwhelmingly positive:
"Thanks for the most candid approach to cosmetic surgery I have ever read. I sit in front of the mirror at the hairdresser's and pull the skin back to my ears and wonder how I would look without the pouches under my eyes. Your surgery snapshots, however, have added 10 years to any tentative timeline I might have had in my head about having any procedure done..."
"Thanks so much for sharing this very personal experience in such an eloquent and helpful way.
I've thought many times about the eyelift procedure and only budget prevents me. If the opportunity should present itself I will certainly consider all you've shared in this superb piece."
"I continue to be amazed and inspired by your ability to say so clearly what lots of people are feeling. There is so much misinformation out there about procedures like yours which makes these 5 pieces even more of a gift. I think it is also important for successful, powerful women to speak frankly about the desire to have such surgery. This is the only way we will weed out the cranks and the crackpot procedures."
Robin Wolaner updates her story, one year after her surgery, in this month's More Magazine. Asked if she regrets sharing her experience in such full color? She says, "The reaction from TBD members might have been overwhelmingly positive, but my teenage son thought I looked like a 'freak.' I just carry the magazine with me to business meetings to show that there is nothing I won't do to make TBD a success. I'm still waiting for Oprah to call."
TeeBeeDee is a leading destination for the Boomer generation, typically described as adults between 44 and 64 years old. Boomers represent over 77 million people in the U.S. and are one of the fastest growing segments online. Boomers are embracing social networks like TeeBeeDee in greater numbers because they can meet new friends and learn from people with similar life experiences. At TeeBeeDee, Boomers come together to share and discuss their passions across a wide variety of topics such as pets, cooking, travel, family, and genealogy. It is also the place where Boomers ask questions and receive advice on careers, finance, family, health, relationships, sex over 40, friendships, and much more.
TeeBeeDee is a social network for people 40+ who know that life is still To Be Determined. TeeBeeDee is the place where people who have lived a little meet to re-invigorate their lives with new friendships and make the most of life's "second half." TeeBeeDee's social networking platform includes groups, discussions, private messaging, Q&A, profiles, quizzes, polls, alerts, tags, photos, and original editorial content. At TeeBeeDee, Boomers come together to share and discuss their passions across a wide variety of interests such as pets, cooking, travel, family and genealogy. It is also the place where Boomers ask questions and receive advice on topics as varied as careers, finance, family, health, relationships, sex over 40, and much more. For more information visit http://www.tbd.com.
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