Cate Blanchett has long said that she is against plastic surgery. It turns out, that the Australian actress’ husband is not a fan of plastic surgery either.
43-year old Cate Blanchett relies on sk II skincare products rather than plastic surgery to keep her looking good. Although Cate is very vocal about her beliefs that actresses should stay away from the knife (See Make Me Heal’s story on Cate Blanchett’s plastic surgery stance), it appears her husband also shares her point of view.
Cate Blanchett tells Vanity Fair contributing editor Leslie Bennetts that in terms of plastic surgery, “I haven’t done anything, but who knows. Andrew said he’d divorce me if I did anything. When you’ve had children, your body changes; there’s history to it. I like the evolution of that history; I’m fortunate to be with somebody who likes the evolution of that history. I think it’s important to not eradicate it. I look at someone’s face and I see the work before I see the person…. You’re certainly not staving off the inevitable. And if you’re doing it out of fear, that fear’s still going to be seen through your eyes. The windows to your soul, they say.”
“I’m not a spokesperson against the world of injectables,” Blanchett tells Bennetts.
“If you grow up in an environment where your mother gets you a boob job when you turn 18, what hope is there? But I didn’t grow up in that world. The reason I went to train as an actor was that I was interested in it for the long haul. You can become very self-obsessed, but you’ve got to keep looking outward.”
Dr. Jonathan Hall is one of the top plastic surgeons in Boston, who is know for his natural appearing results. Dr. Hall, who has not treated Cate Blanchett, says, “I look at plastic surgery as correcting deformities, such as the deformity of aging or from child bearing. Cate mentions that she likes vintage and antiques. But they do restore those vintage and antique items to maintain their appearance without looking odd or overly done. Same thing with plastic surgery. We want to have someone’s face or body look better or younger but still appropriate for that person, not distorted. In my experience it is not common for one partner to issue ultimatums like this unless they are not secure in the relationship and worry that their partner may become more attractive and leave them. I personally do not perform plastic surgery on someone whose partner is strongly opposed. I always tell my patients that true beauty comes from within, which I sincerely mean. We know our loved ones and good friends for who they are on the inside- a good partner might be afraid that they could be “distorted” with plastic surgery, given the media attention on bad plastic surgery. But when a partner finds out that their significant other is troubled by the aging deformity, or deflated breasts or a stomach ‘pouch’ after babies, they are typically supportive. My patients tell me that ‘my husband (or wife) says that I am fine the way I am, but if it bothers me to go ahead.’ So they look for a qualified, board certified plastic surgeon who can help them achieve a natural appearance. Many patients say, ‘I would never do that’ at least until they develop the deformity of aging or after children.”
While too much plastic surgery is rarely a good look, a little can go a long way in improving a person’s appearance and view of themselves.
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