There are a growing number of female celebrities that have spoken out against plastic surgery for many different reasons. Dr. Simon Ourian of Epione Medical Corporation reports on this latest trend.
If you read the tabloids or tuned in to the Golden Globes Awards you couldn’t be faulted for assuming that all celebrities are in favor of plastic surgery, but this is not the case. In fact, there’s an ever-growing group of stars, including some A-listers, who have taken a public stance against plastic surgery, at least for themselves. “I fully appreciate their stance,” says Dr. Ourian, “plastic surgery isn’t for everyone. And no one should ever feel obligated to go under the knife.”
Meryl Streep, Kate Winslet and Melissa Leo have declared Botox a no-go, saying that an immovable face makes it impossible to practice their craft. Julia Roberts, 45 years old, made a stand against Botox in 2010 after admitting that she had tried it, but it was not something she would do again. She also does not believe that having surgical procedures to make oneself look younger is something that women should seek. She emphasizes the face and lines included are what tells the story of someone’s life and should not be tampered with.
The actress Kim Basinger is 59 years and has never had cosmetic surgery, though some may assume otherwise since she looks much younger than her stated age. Basinger attributes her youthful looks to staying out in the sun, which can age skin faster than anything. In addition, she eats a healthy diet. The combination of eating right and keeping her fair skin out of the sun has proven to be the best for her.
The actress was moved by what Julia Roberts said because Teri Hatcher also tried Botox, but has now sworn off from ever using it again. She took photos of herself right out of the shower without makeup and posted them on Facebook.
Dana Delany is another celebrity that had Botox, but in her case it was botched. The doctor put the injection in the wrong place in her forehead and punctured the nerve. Today, she has no feeling in her forehead. Needless to say, the 56 year old actress is against any kind of cosmetic surgeries or procedures. “All injectable treatments, Botox and dermal fillers such as Juvéderm and Restylane, are very technique dependent,” comments Dr. Ourian. “Patients should be very cautious about the doctor they choose for their treatment. I developed a six-point checklist for anyone thinking about getting a Botox treatment.”
Another actress that voices a strong opinion is Emma Thompson who at age 53 is against cosmetic procedures. She feels that everyone is too driven by youth and tries to chase it.
At 24 years old, Lisa Rinna had a plastic surgical procedure that didn’t turn out well. She had her lips enlarged by an injection of silicone, but this procedure left her lips with scar tissue. She had the procedure reversed in 2010 and publicly stated she was not having any others.
She has not had any cosmetic procedures since she doesn’t think it makes the person look better. Instead, she believes it makes the person look as though they had something done.