Cosmetic Surgery: What The Stars Say

Some celebrities love a hit of Botox, others find the idea of cosmetic intervention terrifying. Find out whose had what and why.

Naomi Watts: ‘Never say never – and I certainly don’t judge anyone who does it. But most of the characters I play are going through some kind of emotional turmoil, so my job requires me to have expression. If my face was frozen, what right do I have to play that part? All the women who haven’t done anything to their faces are still able to play great roles. And some of the ones who have done something have messed it up – they look freakish. Anyway, for me it’s about playing women with rich lives – and the longer the life, the deeper the wrinkles.’

Courteney Cox: ‘I feel weird if I can’t move my face, and that one time I overdid it, I felt trapped in my own skin. Compared to most, I use (Botox) very sparingly.’

Kylie Minogue: ‘I’ve tried Botox, I’ve tried them all. I’m definitely not one of those people who says’ you shouldn’t do this.’ Everyone can individually do what they want. For all time women have wanted to, for the most part, look their best.’

Jennifer Aniston on laser: ‘I did this thing called like, a peel. It’s extremely intense – you don’t realise you look like a battered burn victim for a week. Then [the dead skin on your face] just kind of falls off – for eight days.’

Joan Rivers: ‘Every weekend I just go in and I do something new. I get a tenth one free.’

Cindy Crawford: ‘I’ve tried Botox but it scares me.’

Gwen Stefani: ‘I’m hoping my children will save me from my vanity. If it doesn’t, plastic surgery is an option… It sucks to have to grow older. We all have to accept it.’

Jessica Simpson: ‘I had that Restylane stuff. It looked fake to me. I didn’t like that. But it went away in, like, four months. My lips are back to what they were. Thank God!’

Cher: ‘I have become the plastic surgery poster girl. It bothers me sometimes, but not enough to hold back my progress.’

Heidi Klum: ‘I don’t think of getting older as looking better or worse; it’s just different. You change, and that’s OK. Life is about change. I don’t have anxiety about it, so I’m not running to get Botox. Maybe that will change, but I don’t think so. I feel comfortable in my skin and comfortable with ageing, so I think it’s OK that I get wrinkles.’

Jane Fonda: ‘It made me look more like I feel. But I don’t want to do it again.’

Nicole Kidman: ‘I didn’t like how my face looked afterwards. Now I don’t use it anymore – I can move my forehead again!’

Jamie Lee Curtis: ‘I’ve had a little lipo, I’ve had a little Botox. And you know what? None of it works… Nobody tells you if you take fat from your body in one place, it comes back in another place.’

We recently found out that the cosmetic surgery industry is worringly unregulated and that any Tom, Dick or Harry could buy a laser machine and set up a treamtent clinic, and that any doctor can perform surgery without any special training. We want to stop women being taken advantage of by this unaccountable industry and to give them somewhere to turn if things do go wrong. Surgery is surgery and it is always a big deal. As a result of some of the harrowing personal stories you’ve told us we’ve launched the #TakeAGoodLook campaign.

The #TakeAGoodLook Campaign demands:

• a register for practitioners and procedures
• standardised information for patients
• a ban on special offers and procedures as prizes
• a code of practice for advertising
• training courses for non-surgical procedures
• fillers to be made prescription-only
• a national breast implant registry
• an impartial organisation to turn to when things go wrong

So, please sign our petition if you think women should be empowered, informed and safe about cosmetic procedures.

Sign our #TakeAGoodLook petition here.

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