Four well-known celebrities are open to talking about having plastic surgery. Some celebs go under the knife to change their appearance. On the other hand, a few undergo plastic surgery for health-related reasons.
Take Ashley Tisdale for example. The 29-year-old American actress, producer, and singer admitted to getting plastic surgery entirely for health reasons.
Ashley told People how important it is for her to let her fans know she doesn’t condone having plastic surgery. Nevertheless, she had to have a five-hour operation due to breathing difficulties she was experiencing.
From her Los Angeles home, Ashley explained her circumstances to People.
“Growing up I always knew I had a deviated septum on the right side of my nose, which caused trouble breathing. The older I got, the worse it got. I went to get it checked out, and the doctor told me the septum was 80 percent deviated and that I had two small fractures on my nose.”
Tisdale had her surgery when she was 22 years old. She said she definitely doesn’t recommend plastic surgery to anyone.
She addressed her concerns about plastic surgery to her fans.
“I didn’t do this because I believe in plastic surgery. I did this to help my health. I literally almost could not breathe out of the right side of my nose. I want my fans to know the truth. I’m not someone who is going to act like I had nothing done. I just want to be honest because my fans are everything to me.”
Patricia Heaton also believes in being honest about her plastic surgery. The American actress, producer, and two-time Prime Time Emmy winner admits she made the mistake of getting plastic surgery for the wrong reasons.
Patricia Heaton, the 57-year-old star of The Middle and co-star of the CBS sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond told People about her reasons for getting a breast reduction and tummy tuck.
“Vanity. I mean it. Vanity. I had four C-sections and my stomach looked like the map of the world. My breasts were hanging down to here from breastfeeding those babies, and my nipples were like platters. I wanted to fit into the gowns that I finally got to wear.”
Heaton admits to working out to keep in shape but offers the following comment.
“It’s better to be honest if you can. There is a lot in Hollywood that is not as it seems. When I go out to an important public appearance, I have a lot of help to look the way I do. There is someone to do my makeup, someone to do my hair, a stylist to help me find just the right clothes. It’s really not fair, the image we present to the world. Women shouldn’t look at people they see on TV and compare themselves to them, because you aren’t seeing those women the way they really are.”
On the other hand, Lisa Kudrow, another actress and former cast member of the award-winning sitcom, Friends was glad she had plastic surgery on her nose when she was sixteen.
In a 2013 interview with the Saturday Evening Post, Lisa said her plastic surgery was “life altering.”
“I went from, in my mind, hideous, to not hideous. I did it the summer before going to a new high school. So there were plenty of people who wouldn’t know how hideous I looked before. That was a good, good, good change.”
Veteran American actress and author, Jamie Lee Curtis wants her fans to know she doesn’t recommend having plastic surgery if they can help it.
The 56-year-old told More magazine how having plastic surgery did not help her.
“I’ve done it all. I’ve had a little plastic surgery. I’ve had a little lipo. I’ve had a little Botox. And you know what? None of it works. None of it. All of these bettering experiences are not without risk.”
“There’s a reality to the way I look without my clothes on. I don’t have great thighs. I have very big breasts and a soft, fatty little tummy. And I’ve got back fat. People assume that I’m walking around in little spaghetti-strap dresses. It’s insidious—Glam Jamie, the Perfect Jamie, the great figure, blah, blah, blah. And I don’t want the unsuspecting forty-year-old women of the world to think that I’ve got it going on. It’s such a fraud. And I’m the one perpetuating it.”
In some cases, plastic surgery may be beneficial. However, as noted by some celebrities who have taken steps to alter their body image, discretion is advice.
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