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  • Cate Blanchett, Plastic SurgeryAcademy Award winning actress Cate Blanchett believes that parents should not allow their young children to get plastic surgery despite the pressure these children, namely girls, may feel to change their bodies according to media standards. The Australian actress confesses her relief that she is the mother of two boys (Dashiell, 5, and Roman, 3) and will not have to worry about this body-image pressure affecting her children as much as she may if she had a daughter.

    Blanchett says, “It’s a big difference women in their 60s or 70s finally deciding to get their eyes done. Who knows what you’re going to think? But when you’ve got an 18-year-old daughter who says ‘Mummy can I get a boob job?’ and you go ‘Sure honey’.”

    “I mean their bodies haven’t even finished evolving. The fact that you’ve got a magazine, you know all these magazines for teenage girls about consuming and they’re so fragile. I’ve got sons. I don’t know what I’d do if I had a daughter.”

     

    Blanchett believes that media pressure is to blame for the increase in popularity of cosmetic surgery, and for the younger age of those who seek it. Speaking about the trend of younger patients getting dermal injections to enhance lips or erase fine lines, Blanchett says “It’s not just women on film, 18-year-old girls feel the pressure to do preventative injecting.”

    Blanchett joins a growing number of people who are speaking out against the trend of plastic surgery among teens. While the number of teen plastic surgery patients is small relative to the entire population of adults having cosmetic surgery, teen cosmetic surgery has been growing quickly. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, nearly 94,000 teenagers, ages 19 and under, had some kind of cosmetic surgery procedure in 2006 compared to 1996, where about 11,500 cosmetic surgeries were performed on patients 18 and under. In 2002, the number of teen plastic surgeries had surged to nearly 81,000. The most common cosmetic procedures performed by teens are nose jobs, breast implants and lift, male breast reductions (gynecomastia), and liposuction. When it comes to boys, a whopping 70 percent of the total number of male breast reductions performed in the US are done by adolescent boys.

    Blanchett is not only against plastic surgery when it comes to teens, but also thinks that plastic surgery should be avoided by adults. Blanchett believes that aging gracefully is a part of life and represents the experiences a woman lives through.

    She says, I see someone’s face, someone’s body who’d had children and I think they’re the song lines of your experience, and why would you want to eradicate that?

    While Blanchett may be against plastic surgery, she likely has had some laser treatments and chemical peels to help her keep her skin youthful. “Her skin is nearly flawless, and may be aided by top-of-the-line skin care products, chemical peels, and lunchtime laser treatments,” says Youn. Nevertheless, Youn acknolwedges Cate’s natural beauty, “She has been blessed with great genes, which have caused the 37 year old actress to age very gracefully.”

    Cate is a beauty that we’ll take with or without surgery.


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    1. Cate Blanchett Speaks Out Against Plastic Surgery - Stormfront on November 16, 2010 8:37 am

      [...] I think theyre the song lines of your experience, and why would you want to eradicate that? Cate Blanchett Speaks Out Against Teen Plastic Surgery Makemeheal.com Celebrity Plastic Surgery, N… Blanchett was born in Ivanhoe, a suburb of Melbourne, the daughter of June, an Australian property [...]

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