Daily Mail reporter writes diary of eye bag surgery

12 May 2011

Daily Mail reporter Diana Appleyard has written a comprehensive diary of her recent eye bag removal surgery in a bid to give cosmetic surgery a new perspective. The 50-year-old, who is married with two children, Beth 22, and Charlotte, 17, decided to opt for the surgery after seeing pictures of herself in which she thought she looked “103 years old”. But she didn’t tell her husband or daughters that she had booked in for a consultation, and left it until the surgery was booked to confide in her family. Appleyard’s reasoning behind the surgery was not pure vanity, she explained, but instead a way of removing a problem that she saw as “genetic”. “There is mad psychology in my wanting this eye procedure”, she wrote. “I have told myself my eye bags are genetic — my father had lots of loose skin under his eyes — and so in my view this operation is somehow ‘medical’”. Despite her reasons, she was adamant that this would be it for cosmetic surgery, something her husband was grateful for. Now Appleyard says she can’t help looking in the mirror and thinking “Oh it’s you - but better!”