Because people can’t get engaged anymore without posting the ubiquitous Photo Of The Ring On The Finger, you might have noticed that — as it turns out — not everyone is a hand model. As such, women are now opting for plastic surgery before that very special moment in a woman’s life when she posts a picture of her engagement ring on Facebook. Ugh.
The so-called “hand lift” procedure involves Juvederm injections, which is the same stuff used on the face to smooth out wrinkles. From the UK’s Metro:
The procedure takes 5-10 minutes and costs about £800 – just another huge expense on top of all the wedding bills – and, needless to say, men find it a bit ridiculous.
One woman told US news site Pix 11: ‘I never liked how my hands looked, I always thought my hands were a little boyish growing up so I figured why not. Engagement pictures are just around the corner and there’s no better time.’
I have to admit, I’m guilty of snarking on engagement pictures. Just recently I said something along the lines of, that may be a $20,000 ring, but it doesn’t change the fact that she has fat fingers. Unfortunately it doesn’t appear that “hand lipo” is a thing yet, though.
But seriously, if you’re that concerned over an imperfect engagement ring/hand photo, then maybe just, say, don’t post an obnoxious f*cking picture of your engagement ring on Facebook in the first place. This message is brought to you by someone who loathes your joy.