Lucy Pargeter is best known for her roles on the television series Crossroads and Emmerdale but she is gaining a wider fan base as she begins to make appearances on reality television shows as well. On one such show, the British hit I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here, Lucy opened up to fellow contestant Rebecca Adlington about going under the knife.
36-year old Lucy Pargeter is best known to British audiences, but her recent plastic surgery confession has also gotten wind across the pond. Talking to a fellow contestant, Oympic swimmer Rebecca Adlington, Lucy admits that she has had a breast augmentation as well as liposuction.
Apparently Lucy’s decision to go under the knife stems from insecurites about the appearance of her body. On the show, she said, “I’d love to wake up and not judge myself everyday because of the way I look.
“These [boobs] are because of that image and that I always aspired to be because I wasn’t like that, so I thought I needed to have these [boobs], needed to have this [stomach] sucked away.
“I’ve always been that insecure girl. I don’t even walk round naked in my own home.”
In the past, Lucy has been quite open with the press about her plastic surgery procedures, which reportedly include two breast augmentation procedures and liposuction, in addition to Botox.
While some actresses say they don’t use Botox for fear that it won’t allow them to show the many expressions required of their vocation, Lucy’s stance is quite the opposite.
She told the Mirror that as a result of HD technology, she can’t stand to watch herself at work because every flaw is readily evident. As a soap actress, her emotional reactions are even more pronounced which Lucy explains, ” plays havoc with your face.”
Although she acknowledges that being open about plastic surgery is usually considered taboo, she has never felt the need to stay quiet about her procedures.
And although she doesn’t plan to have any more plastic surgery anytime soon, she does go to the plastic surgeon on occasion if she feels that something is wrong with an implant and needs to be checked out.
For some reason, appearing on I’m a Celebrity seems to bring out the plastic surgery confessions of the stars. In the past, contestants such as Jessica-Jane Clement, Janice Dickinson and Heidi Montag have appeared on the show and talked about their various cosmetic procedures, whether they love them like Janice, or regret them like Heidi.
In many cases, the stars express a need to constantly look good and feel a pressure to look as beautiful as their colleagues, but plastic surgery should be used to help enhance one’s own looks, not to help look like other people.
Like all surgeries, some risk is involved and Jessica-Jane Clement shared on her season a few years back how her plastic surgery went wrong after having the wrong type of injectable put into her lips and leaving her with a puckered pout.none
Hayden Panettiere is select about what she talks about with gossip magazines. While she’s admitted to everything from a botched tattoo inspription to how she hit on her now-fiance Wladimir Klitschko. What she hasn’t opened up about is whether or not she has had plastic surgery. Maybe she hasn’t talked about undergoing breast augmentation, because since the rumors first started, the answer has become fairly obvious.
At a recent red carpet event, Hayden Panettiere wore a little black dress with some careful cutouts and a neckline that would have given away too much had it not been covered in a see-through black material. What could be seen was a whole lot of cleavage, which appeared to be going very wrong.
Since having breast implants placed over a year ago, Hayden seems to have experienced what can best be referred to as a plastic surgery disaster. At times, her breasts seem to be fighting to get away from each other and more recently, they have been creating a cavity-looking situation on her chest. In this case, Hayden’s sheer cleavage coverup managed to magnify the problem, rather than hide it.
So what’s going on with Hayden’s implants? Beverly Hills plastic surgeon Dr. Leslie H. Stevens tells NewBeauty.com that the problem is probably Hayden’s saline implants being placed to close to the midline of her sternum, causing a rippled and puckered appearance. This most likely happened because the doctor that did the work cut the pectoral muscle so the implants are right under the skin and don’t have enough soft tissue to cover the implant, causing the implant effect.
To treat Hayden’s condition, there is good news and bad news. The good news is that Miami plastic surgeon Dr. Sean Simon tells NewBeauty.com that the appearance of Hayden’s breast implants can be corrected. The bad news is that fixing the implants would require another surgery. The breast augmentation revision would involve removing the breast implants, replacing them with silicone implants and then changing the position of the implants. The longer Hayden goes without a revision surgery, the worse they will become.
Unfortunately for Hayden, her breast implants seem to have already become pretty bad as gossip sites are already comparing the look of her chest to that of Tori Spelling, whose botched breast augmentation is nearly as legendary as her family money.
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E!Online reports via The Sun that actor Vinnie Jones is battling skin cancer, and that his wife Tanya has also struggled with the deadly disease in the past.
48-year old Vinnie Jones first appeared on film in Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels and since then has played a variety of thugs and hooligans and tends to have a rough and tumble personal life as well. Still, he says in the interview, cancer is the toughest fight he’s been in yet.
“Cancer is a horrible word to hear. It frightens the life out of you. I’ve faced the biggest and ugliest lads on the football field and been in some nasty bar brawls. But this is my toughest and scariest opponent yet.”
Vinnie went to the doctor after feeling a lump under his eye and went to have it checked. It’s a good thing he did, because since then he has had two operations and cancerous patches of skin removed on the back of his head as well.
“When the doctor said I had skin cancer, the first thing I thought was, ‘How long have I got?’ ” the former pro midfielder said. “A million and one things go through your head.”
“It’s weighing very heavily on me all the time,” Jones, who says he never did much tanning but assumes that being a soccer player and general outdoorsman contributed, added. ”It has really knocked me for six and made me reassess my life and goals…If you spot something on your skin that doesn’t feel right, like a little spot or tick, then get it checked out immediately.”
As for his wife, doctors believe that her skin cancer was caused by a side effect of a medication she takes daily after receiving a heart transplant 26 years ago.
“She has dealt with health issues every day since,” he said. “When it comes to things like this, women are stronger. Suddenly I’ve gone from the one helping her to the one that needs support. I’m trying to take the world in a bit more and appreciate my family and friends.”
In the past, Vinnie’s only reported surgical needs were for plastic surgery that included 48 stitches after he managed to get in a bloody bar brawl.
Vinnie says that he doesn’t usually spend a lot of time lounging in the sun, but The Sun speculates that playing sports like pro football in the outdoors probably increased his risk.
Other stars have warned about the dangers of skin cancer and the importance of wearing sunscreen. The most recent star to be diagnosed was Hugh Jackman, who Instagrammed a photo of himself with a bandage on his nose after having a spot removed from his nose.
Famous celebrities that have had spots removed in the past as a result of skin cancer include Eric Dane, Bruce Jenner, Ewan McGregor, Sarah Paulson and Anderson Cooper. And other stars like Bar Rafaeli have kept mum on whether or not they removed moles for medical or aesthetic reasons.none
Scottish singer-songwriter Annie Lennox has been in the public eye for decades and has managed to maintain an active career and win numerous awards. Although Annie clearly stays busy and takes care of herself, one thing she isn’t spending time on is plastic surgery.
New! Magazine has reported that The Eurythmics star has taken to her blog to write not a song, but a message urging women to stay away from plastic surgery. According to the magazine, Annie posted a message on Facebook calling Botox and other injectables “obvious” and “unappealing” and telling women to stop and think before rushing into procedures such as facelifts.
She then goes on to generically describe the appearance who overdo facelifts and injectables as frozen and swollen-looking, saying, “I really think people need to think very carefully before heading for the needle or the knife. If it were subtle and it just made you look a bit better it would be fine. But that’s not what happens. It’s very obvious, and looks like the person’s wearing a static mask. You just lose all semblance of authenticity. I don’t know why so many women seem to flock towards having their lips swollen and their foreheads stiffened like cardboard. It doesn’t make women look younger. It just makes them look disturbing… Plastic surgery looks very obvious and truly unappealing.”
Annie looks great for a 58-year old woman and she clearly hasn’t had any work. The fine lines and wrinkles of her face make her look interesting and happy, but she doesn’t have a lot of the sagging around her jowls that tend to make women her age seek out cosmetic surgery. Most likely Annie indulges in good skincare habits, using sunscreens on a daily basis as well as skincare products designed to prevent signs of aging. Many women don’t take good care of their skin, or have bad genes and so plastic surgery becomes a more viable treatment option than just preventive care.
It may interest Annie to learn that while the women she describes are victims of either too much plastic surgery or poorly performed procedures, when done right, plastic surgery can actually look so natural that no one suspects that it has even occurred. A more natural look can be done by using fewer injectable fillers or Botox at each session, to allow some natural movement in the face. Also, having only one or two procedures at a time over the course of time can also improve the results. Many women report having better self-esteem after plastic surgery, as they become more confident in their appearance.
While Annie doesn’t approve of plastic surgery for vanity, she isn’t against cosmetic surgery in all forms. In her post, she goes on to praise the work of reconstructive plastic surgeons that work miracles after a scarring injury.
“I’m totally in awe of the amazing ability to restructure a person’s face after they’ve been injured… That’s absolutely brilliant. It’s just the ubiquitous cosmetic procedures that seem to be fairly ‘normalised’ that I’m putting into question, where people attempt to look decades younger and it clearly doesn’t work.”
Actress Emma Thompson is one of the rare actresses that has played both beauties and fuglies in her time on the big screen. As Nanny McPhee she regularly transforms from an ugly hag into a beaming beauty by the end of the film, courtesy of movie magic. As magic doesn’t exist in real life, Emma has spoken out about the next best thing, plastic surgery.
54-year old Emma Thompson joined fellow actresses Kate Winslet and Rachel Weisz to form the self proclaimed “British Anti-Cosmetic Surgery League” back in 2011 and it seems that the Oscar winner has yet to change her position on the subject of plastic surgery and fillers and Botox and implants.
Despite the pressure of looking good in the entertainment industry, Emma says she would never bend on her stance against cosmetic surgery.
Via New! Magazine, Emma Thompson tells Graham Norton that plastic surgery is psychotic, “Look at me, I’m normal. I really wouldn’t do anything. It’s psychotic to have your body opened up and stuff put in and injecting yourself with poisons.”
As Emma seems to look better with every passing year, either she has found movie magic in real life, or she just takes really good care of her skin. Although she is not a member of the British Anti-Cosmetic Surgery League, Aussie actress Cate Blanchett has also been adamant in her stance against plastic surgery and instead says she uses sk II skincare products to help her skin recover and rejuvenate from the heavy makeup and occasional prosthetics she sports in her various roles. As Emma has the same opinion and similar work needs, she too probably uses excellent skincare products to keep her skin looking fresh.
While one of the best ways to look youthful without plastic surgery is to have perfectly white, straight teeth, which many actors achieve via dental veneers, Emma appears to have her own natural teeth, slightly imperfect as they are. Most likely at home teeth whitening products and devices help keep Emma’s smile in style.
It seems that Emma is always working on one project or another and she is currently busy promoting her upcoming film, Saving Mr. Banks. The film is about the making of the classic family film, Mary Poppins, and Emma plays the book’s author, P. L. Travers as she meets with Walt Disney (played by Tom Hanks) to have her book transformed onto the big screen. Although it isn’t yet in theaters, the movie is already generating Oscar buzz for Tom Hanks, who has also been talked about for his title role in Captain Phillips, which was out earlier this year. It seems that after taking on comedies and dramas, Hanks has turned to biopics.
Emma looks terrific for any woman, let alone a Hollywood star staple. Maybe the next time she attacks plastic surgery, she could also let fans in on her secrets for staying so darn good looking as an alternative plan to going under the knife.
Lily Allen has a new video out and it is sparking all kinds of controversy. Amidst allegations of racism, the singer herself has spoken out what is really behind the video: a visit to a plastic surgeon.
The video for Lily Allen’s new single, Hard Out Here opens with Lily on an operating table, saying she’s had two children in response to a question about a woman’s body. Then the singing and dancing ensues.
In real life, Lily has had two children, which is why she has been out of the music scene for so long. But art imitating life doesn’t end there. After having her first child in 2011, Lily did pay a visit to a plastic surgeon as she was considering having plastic surgery on her newly changed body. Lily decided against the knife when the doctor recommended numerous procedures to reshape her thighs, buttocks, knees, back and stomach. Instead of plastic surgery, Lily ended up having a second child, but she still says that no one is immune to the pressure of looking good, even new mothers.
According to Lily, the video was supposed to represent the music industry’s representation of women only as objects of desire, as in Robin Thicke’s Blurred Lines video and others of that ilk. However, Lily has taken heat for the video as the scantily clad dancers she cast are primarily black.
Lily has defended the video via her Twitter feed saying that race plays no part in the message, just the objectification of women. On her Twitter, Lily states:
“1. If anyone thinks for a second that I requested specific ethnicities for the video, they’re wrong.
“2. If anyone thinks that after asking the girls to audition, I was going to send any of them away because of the colour of their skin, they’re wrong.
“3. The message is clear. Whilst I don’t want to offend anyone. I do strive to provoke thought and conversation.
“The video is meant to be a lighthearted satirical video that deals with objectification of women within modern pop culture. It has nothing to do with race, at all.”
“4. If I could dance like the ladies can, it would have been my arse on your screens; I actually rehearsed for two weeks trying to perfect my twerk, but failed miserably.
“If I was a little braver, I would have been wearing a bikini too, but I do not and I have chronic cellulite, which nobody wants to see.
“What I’m trying to say is that me being covered up has nothing to do with me wanting to disassociate myself from the girls, it has more to do with my own insecurities and I just wanted to feel as comfortable as possible on the shoot day.
Lily then adds other points as well, which you can read on The Mirror’s website.
While there is no cure for conditions like cellulite, laser treatments can help reduce the appearance and can also help with other effects of pregnancy such as stretch marks. There are also more affordable cellulite treatments that come in a bottle or an at-home device as well.none
Although most men are notoriously shy when it comes to talking about hair loss, British singer Robbie Williams recently admitted in an interview that he had undergone a hair transplant. What is even more astounding is that the singer said he had the procedure done, although he didn’t really need it!
Although he is a British pop star and released an album entitled Take The Crown last year, Robbie Williams primarily lives in Los Angeles, which he says is partially responsible for his decision to undergo a plastic surgery procedure.
In an interview with Graham Norton, Robbie opened up his recent plastic surgery, telling the host:
“I’ve lived in LA for a long time and they say, ‘If you sit in a barber’s shop for long enough you’ll get a hair cut’.
“Well, if you live in Los Angeles for long enough you’re going to get some surgery.
“I’ve had a thatch done, I’ll tell everyone now. I didn’t even need it, that’s the weirdest thing. I had like three months off and got bored so thought, I’ll go in.”
While Robbie’s hair has never appeared to be thinning, some photos of him with a very shaved head to indicated that his hair was thinner along the front of his head. Also, Robbie is careful to tell Graham Norton that he didn’t have a full hair transplant, just areas on the sides and front.
These days, Robbie has a blond streak in the front of his hair, reminiscent of the style popular in the late 90s and early 00s.
On his blog, plastic surgeon Dr. Anthony Youn explains the process that Robbie likely had done, which uses single follicles rather than strips in order to get more natural appearing results.
“Today, the most up-to-date technique is follicular unit extraction (FUE) which creates the tiniest scars and is usually performed with the Neograft system. Instead of doctors cutting a strip of scalp from the back of your head, he or she harvests the hairs one follicle at a time, leaving scars that can be virtually imperceptible.”
Other stars that have admitted to hair transplants in the past include former Backstreet Boy AJ McLean, while stars like Simon Pegg, Jeremy Piven and Matthew McConaughey are suspected of having gone under the knife for a hair transplant, but have never admitted to it. Other male stars that experience hair loss, including Jason Alexander and John Travolta prefer to rely on hairpieces to help enhanced their receding hairlines.
Before undergoing a hair transplant, which does involve some plastic surgery recovery time, many men and women first try products designed to stimulate hair growth, including shampoos, treatments, conditioners, serums, vitamins and even laser treatments. While not always effect, many of these products help slow hair loss and even reverse it without the expense of a hair transplant procedure.
If you do opt for a hair transplant, there are also products that can help enhance the results of your procedure.
If you spot photos of hunky Hugh Jackman wearing a bandage on his nose, know that the actor of both stage and screen hasn’t gotten a nose job, he’s just had a skin cancer removed and he’d like his interaction with the Big C to serve as a reminder to always wear sunscreen.
E!Online reports that Hugh Jackman shared a photo of himself with a bandage on his nose via Instagram, apparently after having had a skin cancer removed from his nose. Along with the photo, Jackman wrote, “Deb said to get the mark on my nose checked. Boy, was she right! I had a [basal] cell carcinoma. Please don’t be foolish like me. Get yourself checked. And USE sunscreen!!!”
The “Deb” Jackman refers to is his wife, Deborra-Lee Furness, whom he credits with making him get his mark checked. In addition to the importance of wearing sunscreen, it is also important to visit a dermatologist to have any new spots or moles checked out. And it goes without saying that it is always important to listen to your wife when she tells you important things.
While the Australian actor isn’t known for his outdoorsy lifestyle as much as he is for his amazing buff bod, he does spend some time at the beach, showing off his hard work. While clothing affords some protection from the sun’s harsh rays, sunscreens provide a better barrier and wearing a hat can also help protect the face from the sun.
The sun not only causes cancer but is also responsible for premature aging, causing fine lines, wrinkles and sunspots.
45-year old Jackman is the latest celebrity to come out with warnings about skin cancer. In the past, other celebrities such as Eric Dane, Bruce Jenner, Ewan McGregor, Sarah Paulson and Anderson Cooper have all been spotted with bandaged faces.
Bruce Jenner attributes his bouts with skin cancer to competitive water skiing in his formative years back in the 50s and 60s. Back then he says, nobody wore sunscreen. Now, Bruce and other boomers are finding spots that have turned out to be the early stages of skin cancer. Bruce says that he was diagnosed with a basal-cell carcinoma which appeared as a small red dot on his cheek. These days Bruce still loves playing outdoor sports, especially golf it seems, but he probably covers up a little more and wears sunscreens and hats when on the course or even practicing in his backyard.
Recently, supermodel and bikini afficiando Bar Refaeli shared photos of herself having a mole removed from her abdomen and later frolicking on a beach with bandage in the former location of the mole. Bar hasn’t said whether or not the mole was removed for medical reasons, but she likely wears sunscreen for preventative measures because there aren’t too many models that sport wrinkles, no matter how old they get.
No one is immune to the hazard of skin cancer, not even celebrities and supermodels.
While the weekends American Music Awards may not have quite as exciting as some of the year’s other awards shows, the stars still did their best to have their antics outshine even the sparkliest gowns. Oddly enough, at least two performers used four-legged friends to steal the show, although a little plastic surgery and makeup certainly helped as well.
The award for best red carpet entrance goes to Lady Gaga, who showed up on a “white horse” piloted by people, even stealing the scene from Miley Cyrus, who was mid-interview. Rather than hiding behind an outrageous mask, Gaga let her vehicle do the shocking part for her, revealing a fresh-faced look that was a refreshing departure from the usual headgear and allowed fans to see how makeup can help enhance, rather than hide Gaga’s natural beauty.
Although Gaga may have upstaged Miley’s red carpet, Miley nearly upstaged herself with a giant crying cat on a big screen that lip synced to Miley’s “Wrecking Ball” performance. The just turned 21 singer managed to keep the sexy moves to a minimum, instead letting the bizarre kitty behind set tongues wagging. Her Susan Powter-esque short cropped hair and leotard didn’t seem to indicate any new plastic surgery procedures.
Loved it or loathed it, it turns out that Katy Perry’s geisha-themed performance was the most controversial of the night. Katy opened the show with a performance of her new song, “Unconditionally.” Many took to Twitter and other forms of social media to say that Katy’s approbation of Japanese culture was insensitive and generally uncool, while others felt that her performance and copious amounts of makeup were respectful and paid homage to the famous beauties. Katy has said that she considered breast reduction in the past, but has clearly not gone under the knife yet.
Christina Aguilera showed off a newly svelte figure on the red recd carpet, a huge change from last year’s red carpet. Christina has been dropping pounds through diet and exercise and is looking much more like her former sleek self. Although she was channeling major glam, her makeup looked a little more natural than the big bold lips she usually favors, although her false eyelashes were clearly in evidence.
Taylor Swift has glimmered in gold, and it seems that the young star is just making sure that her dress matches her rewards. Like most music awards, Taylor racked up several through the night and ended up with a total of four. Taylor’s tiny mini with a sheer cutout panel didn’t reveal whether or not recent rumors of breast augmentation were true, but she did look the part of a young singer.
Jennifer Lopez took to the stage to remind fans that before she was a famous singer and actress, she was a dancer. Wearing a sheer and fringed leotard, Jennifer Lopez looked young and beautiful and managed to keep her cleavage up where it should be, despite wearing a skimpy plunging neckline after giving birth to twins. Her performance was a tribute to Cuban salsa performer Celia Cruz and Jennifer’s outfit certainly showed off her skills.none
Kim Kardashian was notoriously self-conscious about gaining a lot of weight during her pregnancy and has spoken often about how hurt she felt by the public’s commentary. Since giving birth, Kim has been diligent about losing the weight, dieting and exercising and showing off the results of her weight loss by returning to the very tight clothing she favors. Still, given her family history and her own personal comments about plastic surgery, many have said that the new mom’s weight loss is the result of cosmetic procedures, not natural methods of weight loss, comments which have apparently gotten back to the reality star and understandably upset her.
Kim has said that she has never had plastic surgery, despite recent revelations from an ex-husband who claims to have paid for her famous curves. Although Kim has admitted to trying Botox, she has since said she stopped after a bad reaction. It does seem that Kim still uses lip fillers and has probably also had her fair share of laser treatments, to remove everything from body hair to cellulite.
After reading rumors that her post-baby body is being attributed to plastic surgery, not hard work, Kim took to her Twitter page to put the rumors to rest.
“I am very frustrated today seeing reports that I got surgery to lose my baby weight! This is FALSE,” she wrote, via E!online.
“I worked so hard to train myself to eat right & healthy, I worked out so hard & this was such a challenge for me but I did it!!! I’m so proud of my accomplishment & NO ONE will take this away from me with fake reports!”
To further make her point, Kim added, “Say what u want about me but I work hard & am the most disciplined person u will ever meet!”
Last month Kim made an appearance on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno saying that she had lost 50 pounds since giving birth to baby North West back in June.
She told the host that all the nasty comments that were said during her pregnancy had an affect.
“It really hurt my soul,” she said. “There were these stories where I was, like, 200 pounds. I was gaining weight because I was pregnant and it was really hard to read all these stories and hear all these nasty things.”
Since slimming down, Kim has been loving showing off her curves, wearing thigh-hugging skirts as well as baring some major cleavage and even showing off her upper abs in trendy crop tops. She has also changed her beauty routine, lightening up both her hair and her famously caked on makeup.
Makemeheal.com is inclined to believe Kim’s claims of not having post-baby plastic surgery. Plastic surgery for moms is not typically recommended until a woman is done having children and Kanye and Kim are rumored to already be working on trying for baby number two.
However, in the past Kim has said that she would definitely want a mommy makeover to restore her breasts and stomach after having kids, so once all her bundles of joy have arrived, plastic surgery is probably not far off.