My name is Paula. I’m from New Zealand, and I moved to Australia after travelling for a few years about 20 years ago. I work in a bit of a corporate world. I work in Workers’ Compensation. I’m a little bit of a crazy dog person, so they’re my little family.
At about 46, I remember looking in the bathroom mirror, and my eyes had just collapsed into my eyelids. It made me look a lot older than I felt. No one else could tell, because I wore glasses, but I could tell, and I didn’t like it. Sometimes it can be a little bit confronting when you realise you might feel young inside, but your body’s betraying what the actual reality is.
I always thought plastic surgery was something that was prohibitive cost-wise, or that’s something that other people did, but then I researched it and found that I could do it. I thought it would be a lot more clinical than it was, but it was a lot more friendly and comfortable. There was no stress to it. It was very, very easy. Over and done with. I have eyelids again, so it was great.
I feel great. I’ve just turned 50, which is, you know, quite a shock to the system. I feel confident, and I still enjoy putting a bit of lipstick on, putting a nice frock on, and just enjoying life.