Looked in the mirror lately? If you’re a man of a certain age it’s quite possible you were repulsed by what you saw. Those bags under your eyes. Those wrinkles. Those 4 necks where only one should be. And dear god we’re not even going to touch on the breasts you’ve sprouted. The longer you look in the mirror the more disgusted you get. You start to wonder if maybe your bonus would’ve had a few extra zeros if it weren’t for that massive gut of yours. You want to do something drastic about it and fast but society says no, you must suck it up, unlike the lucky ladies who are free to get as much plastic surgery as they please. Well no longer. A small but burgeoning group of men, like Jim Wehrheim, founder of Wehrheim Financial Services, are standing up and demanding equal rights.

Jim Wehrheim, a 61-year old financial executive, says that although he works out regularly, has a healthy diet, and was generally satisfied with his appearance, he was bothered by “crow’s feet and a double chin.” His wife of two years, who is 19 years younger, was supportive of a surgical solution, he says. Pittsburgh plastic surgeon Leo McCafferty performed a face-lift in January. “Women have breast implants and face-lifts and Botox, so why shouldn’t it be OK for men?” says Mr. Wehrheim.

You don’t have to be afraid anymore.

[WSJ]

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  1. Posted by Danke-Schoen | May 24, 2011 at 4:16 PM

    Go for it!

    -Wayne Newton

  2. Posted by Texashedge | May 24, 2011 at 4:16 PM

    This guy is on to something

    /owner, Dallas Cowboys

  3. Posted by PasteSpecialFormats | May 24, 2011 at 4:22 PM

    Gentleman,

    Don’t forget your punch-card.  Buy nine, the tenth is free.

    -J. Rivers

  4. Posted by Ambulance chaser | May 24, 2011 at 4:30 PM

    Make sure the “19 year younger wife” doesn’t make a side deal with the anesthesiologist. (And, yes, it is spelled correctly.)

  5. Posted by InfiniteGuest | May 24, 2011 at 4:38 PM

    I guess I get what he’s going for with the facelift and the botox but why does he want breast implants? -NTTAWWT

  6. Posted by James Spader | May 24, 2011 at 4:46 PM

    What is the point of this article? 

  7. Posted by Sarah Blakely | May 24, 2011 at 4:46 PM

    Did someone mention Spanx? 

  8. Posted by Guest | May 24, 2011 at 4:49 PM

    Let’s see, it’s informative and entertaining. What else were you looking for? Or are you just some douche who’s made a habit of adding zero value by leaving comments a la “who cares” and “what is the point of this article”?

  9. Posted by RajRaj | May 24, 2011 at 4:49 PM

    Leave my bitchtits alone!
    ~Raj

  10. Posted by Rdzilla | May 24, 2011 at 5:04 PM

    I’m a dude and have been doing this for years.

    -L.Tilton

  11. Posted by AmericanBandersnatch | May 24, 2011 at 5:10 PM

    This will be acceptable right after it’s OK for men to cry at work and get pedicures (BIll Ackman excepted of course)

  12. Posted by early hominid | May 24, 2011 at 5:29 PM

    Zut alors! Such butchery!.  What one lacks in appearance can always be made up for by increased aggression. 

     - D. Straus-Kahn.  

  13. Posted by Anonymous | May 24, 2011 at 5:31 PM

    We knew we were trend-setters.

    Co-signed
    -Liberace
    -M. Jackson

  14. Posted by Anonymous | May 24, 2011 at 5:48 PM

    Something to play with?

  15. Posted by Geezer Natgas Trader | May 24, 2011 at 5:54 PM

    No one laughs at my faux-hawk haircut so why shouldn’t I get an ass-lift?

  16. Posted by Anonymous | May 24, 2011 at 6:03 PM

    I just looked in the mirror and got lost in my own eyes

  17. Posted by Anonymous | May 24, 2011 at 6:09 PM

    Have you seen James Spader lately?

  18. Posted by The Gruebler | May 24, 2011 at 6:14 PM

    What is the point of this comment?

  19. Posted by Anonymous | May 24, 2011 at 6:22 PM

    Made me guffaw. Thx MR. xoxo

  20. Posted by NakedShort | May 24, 2011 at 6:55 PM

    What is the point of life?

    -J.P. Sartre

  21. Posted by Guest | May 24, 2011 at 8:07 PM

    What about anal bleaching?  Still passe, or accepted practice

  22. Posted by Guest | May 25, 2011 at 1:10 AM

    It does wonders to remove the dark circles from around your eyes.

     - AIG FP Style Quant