Kirstie Alley is continuing her stance against plastic surgery, saying that she’s never even tried Botox. The Dancing with the Stars Alum is now starring in her own sitcom, but apparently she doesn’t fear what she looks like in high-def enough to try Botox.
When 62-year old Kirstie Alley dropped major pounds a few years back, many thought that the Cheers star had simply gone the Hollywood way and opted for plastic surgery to help her get svelte. After losing a lot of weight, Kirsite could have used some liposuction and procedures like a tummy tuck, to help eliminate the last few bulges and skin bags. However, Kirstie said that she did not go under the knife.
“I haven’t had plastic surgery but here’s the reason: People do plastic surgery to make you look younger,” she said. “I don’t think it makes you look younger. I like it can make you look weirder.”
And now that it has been a few years and Kirstie is back on television on a weekly basis, it seems like it would be a good time to change her mind and relax her stance on plastic surgery. Even if she didn’t opt for a facelift to help tighten up the jowls, a little Botox between the brows could get rid of some unsightly frown lines. And maybe a few fillers could get rid of the deeper lines that have likely crept up over the years.
However, on a recent interview with Howard Stern, Kirstie insisted that she doesn’t use Botox or fillers. Not only is she unsure of what her results would be, but she’s afraid of finding out about side effects in the future.
“I don’t have any surgery,” she tells the shock jock. “…I don’t think you should be filling your face. I don’t do any of it.”
“And I don’t do Botox,” she continued, “because don’t you just think in the next 15 years, there’s gonna be a discovery that injecting botulism could have an effect? … You don’t know what it is. And you don’t know what it’s gonna do to you, or where it’s gonna migrate ….”
The actress and host then went on to discuss other entertainers who had undergone facelifts, including Courtney Love, Janice Dickinson and Kathy Griffin, with Kirstie saying, “When you have facelifts, , that’s major surgery! It’s not minor.”
Still, Kirstie admits that in all her years in the business, she has been tempted to go under the knife, even as far back as her Star Trek days.
She admitted, “I’ve debated … For 30 years! The first job I had, for Star Trek, the cinematographer said, ‘You might want to do something about your eyes, because they’re a little bulgy. They’re a little baggy underneath.”
“And then over the years, I started looking at children,” she continued. “Children’s eyes are always sort of baggy here! … They have the bags under here. They’re sort of poochy under here. So I just started thinking, I’m gonna look at what youth looks like. And most of what youth looks like is happy! People are happy, and they have energy and they can move.”none