Actresses Kate Winslet, Rachel Weisz and Emma Thompson have reportedly teamed up to form the “British Anti Plastic Surgery League,” to help ease some of the pressure of looking good in Hollywoodland. What some of the actresses seem to forget is that they may have gone under the knife themselves.
According to the Telegraph, 35-year old Kate Winslet is quoted as saying, “I will never give in. It goes against my morals, the way that my parents brought me up and what I consider to be natural beauty. I am an actress, I don’t want to freeze the expression of my face.” Makemeheal.com isn’t sure what morals are involved in looking good, but Kate may be neglecting her own youthful adventures under the knife, which was in the form of a rhinoplasty that helped to narrow her nose (See Make Me Heal’s story on Kate Winslet’s plastic surgery).
52-year old Emma Thompson chimed in, ” I’m not fiddling about with myself. We’re in this awful youth-driven thing now where everybody needs to look 30 at 60.”
41-year old Rachel Weisz has also been outspoken about avoid plastic surgery (See Make Me Heal’s story on Rachel Weisz’s plastic surgery opinion) and told the paper, “People who look too perfect don’t look sexy or particularly beautiful.” However, the wife of Daniel Craig looks pretty close to perfect for most observers.
Miami plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Salzhauer says, “As it has recently been reported that plastic surgery is already up 9% from 2010, I’d say that plastic surgery is still a very sought after tool for helping people to look better. Plastic surgery is not for everyone. It is a personal choice. And if you choose to have plastic surgery to enhance your appearance it is important that you find a qualified surgeon with whom you are comfortable and that you trust can deliver the results you desire.”
Dr. David Shafer, celebrity plastic surgeon in New York City says, “It is always a wonder that it is people who do not ‘need’ or ‘want’ plastic surgery that are against it. Plastic surgery is a personal choice and people should feel free to have the options available to them.”
On his blog, plastic surgeon Dr. Anthony Youn writes, ” Well whoopdie-damn-doo!”
“It’s pretty easy for them to claim they won’t change their looks. None of them are known primarily for their beauty anyway, but for their superb acting talent. For Rachel and Kate, let’s see what they do when they age and the roles potentially dry up. Hollywood isn’t kind to most aging actresses without the last name Sarandon or Streep, so I sympathize with those aging actors and actresses who’ve had work done. Many of them are just doing whatever they can to help themselves stay in the spotlight. To me the three actresses’ comments reek of arrogance. Easy to throw stones when you are on top of the mountain!”
“If it’s done in a conservative, tasteful way plastic surgery can help people preserve their youthful beauty. You don’t have to ”freeze the expression on (your) face” when you get Botox. Many people look great with a small amount, and can still emote just fine. It isn’t for everyone, but don’t knock the ones who use it!”
On his blog, OcBody plastic surgeon Dr. John Di Saia writes, “Being publicly against plastic surgery is in fashion with many of the Hollywood elite.”
“When looked at historically, many of the same actresses who speak in such a manner have had plastic surgery themselves. Kate Beckinsale is a good example. She spoke against plastic surgery, but was a former breast implant client. ”
“In this case Kate Winslet herself looks to have probably had a nose job in the 90′s sometime. I am sure she would say that in her case it wasn’t cosmetic. We hear that a lot from the Hollywood types.
I take that which actresses say in a comedic light particularly as it applies to plastic surgery.”
“Do I think that this latest anti-plastic surgery statement will change anything”?
“If it causes people to pause before having too much done it might be a good thing. I still believe the biggest problems in plastic surgery today are overindulgence and poor judgment. If either of these issues is affected, it might be beneficial. Some people do listen to celebrities even if they don’t always listen to themselves.”
Plastic surgery should be an individual decision, taking into consideration plastic surgery recovery and personal issues and the opinions of celebrities on either side should only be taken with a grain of salt as they may or may not be naturally granted good looks.
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