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  • Ellen Barkin is an unconventionally pretty actress who often portrays sexy, rough around the edges characters. At 54, she is certainly at a stage in her life and career when many women have had plastic surgery to maintain their looks. However, Make Me Heal thinks that Ellen is aging with minimal cosmetic surgery.

    Ellen Barkin, Plastic Surgery

    As Make Me Heal has previously reported, Ellen is against invasive plastic surgery, saying,

    “I think it’s dangerous. Women who have had major surgery are sending out the signal saying, ‘I’m not happy with where I am, so I want to be somewhere else – I want to be like I was at 30,” says Barkin to First Magazine.

    The movie star does not plan on having cosmetic surgery and she has some of her own friends as living proof that it does not make one look better – because her friends’ nip, tucks, and lifts actually look terrible.

    “I think face lifts make you look older not younger,” says Barkin.

    “You look at them and think either they look crazy or awful.”

    “For some of them, I will say, ‘Oh, wow! That looks like a beautiful woman (but) it just doesn’t look like the same beautiful woman.”

    While dead set against having cosmetic surgery procedures, Barkin is all for having non-invasive procedures, with the exception of Botox which is against. Barkin supports people who may want to have non-invasive treatments, as Barkin herself has admitted to regularly getting the collagen boosting treatments Thermage and Fraxel.

    “I don’t have problems with fillers and non-invasive procedures,” she added. “I think a little bit of everything is OK, I’m fine with it all except Botox.”

    “The whole Botox craze, what it says to me is ‘I am desperately unhappy with where I am in my life’s journey, I don’t like it, I want to disguise it, I want to erase it,’” Barkin tells More Magazine. “Like, ‘I’m not comfortable being 30, 40, 50, 60.’ And I have issues with that.”

    Speaking about celebrity plastic surgery, Ellen Barkin is predictably against this major Hollywood trend. Barkin will not watch movies with actors who are overdone.

    “I don’t want to see someone I’ve watched in movies for 20 years and not know who they are, with their eyebrows somewhere in the middle of their hairline.”

    “What I’m not fine with is celebrities the same age as me whose bodies are buff and sculpted – they don’t look natural any more. If I see someone on screen whose face can’t move to express emotion, then I’m no longer interested in watching them act.”

    Ellen looks like she is telling the truth, as although her skin is firm, it is not completely unflawed. She doesn’t appear to be trying to look younger than her age, just good for 54 years. (See Make Me Heal’s previous story on Ellen Barkin’s mixed feelings about plastic surgery).

    Dr. Anthony Youn tells msnbc.com, “In addition her wrinkles are not deep, signifying possible collagen injections or Restylane injections. She has denied having Botox however, and does not appear to have had a facelift or eyelid surgery.”

    It is not for us to understand where Ellen draws the line at having cosmetic surgery. But we do think she is doing a great job aging and look forward to seeing the Ocean’s Thirteen actress again on the big screen next year.

    Read the complete plastic surgery profile of Ellen Barkin on Plasticopedia, the largest online celebrity plastic surgery encyclopedia.