Vanity Overkill Reaches Mortuaries

 - Dec 10, 2008   Updated: Mar 24 2011
References: msnbc.msn
The facelift business just got a boost from an unlikely place - funeral homes. More and more people are asking mortuaries to do more than fix hair and makeup. They are asking to look better in death than in life. Morticians have been asked to smooth lines, fix lips, even help sagging body parts for that one last big appearance.

Implications - It's no secret that the media emphasizes the importance of beauty, but it's funny how no one associates current beauty enhancements with death. In reality, everyone wants to leave the world looking great. As more people request non-traditional face enhancements for their deceased loved ones (or for themselves), more funeral homes will start offering the service of "facelifts" for the dead -- and the widespread belief that beauty is everything will live on.