A city pensioner has told how she blew £15,000 on cosmetic surgery and botox - just so she could looked good in ‘selfie’ shots.
Retired university PA Diane Clark hated the sight of her wobbly chin, eyes bags and wrinkles in the close-up photographs.
So the 63-year-old decided to take drastic action and go under the knife to roll back the years.
Now, after numerous rounds of botox and a £5,000 surgical facelift, she is so pleased with her new image that she celebrates by taking a selfie picture every single day.
And she is even considering a second facelift to make her look even more glam for her age.
“I know people might say I’ve been to extreme lengths for the perfect selfie. I do feel vain but taking selfies is so addictive,” she said.
Experts say the craze of ruthlessly close selfies has led to more and more older people becoming disgruntled about crow’s feet and laughter lines.
Diane agress: “When you have pics taken from afar, the camera is more forgiving, but I wanted to look good close up.
“Seeing pictures of me compared to my friends made me feel so insecure. I looked so old but still felt young inside.”
Her first venture into botox was when she was 53. She was so pleased that she returned twice a year, paying £170 a time.
But last year, thinking she was looking older in photographs, she booked into hospital for a minimal acces cranial suspension facelift.
Two cuts were made in front of each of her ears and the skin was pulled back until it was taut.
She said: “Coming round from the surgery, it was quite funny to see my face all bandaged up.
“At first I questioned what I had done.
But as soon as I was out of hospital and the bandages were off, I was pointing the camera at myself.”
Diane , who still has botox twice a year, was thrilled that she looked years younger.
She had not told her friends about the operation and afterwards they were shocked but showered her with compliments, she said.
“They were all so impressed that the surgeon had managed to iron me out.
“£5,000 isn’t much to pay to look good.”