Jamie Lee Curtis: Plastic surgery is ‘wiping out generations of beauty’


Jamie Lee Curtis’ latest installment in the Halloween franchise comes out October 15. It’s called Halloween Kills and it will be in theaters and streaming on Peacock. With Jamie’s return to the franchise and her popularity as a children’s book author, she’s experienced a very successful second chapter to her career. Part of her success, I feel, is that she was ready to walk away from Hollywood over a decade ago. Having watched her parents’ careers wither, she wanted to leave on her own terms. I think preparing for that mentally, forging the second career as an author, supplementing with a few spokesperson gigs, has allowed Jamie to dictate the terms of her trajectory at the age of 62. As a result, she doesn’t have to subject herself to the mandates of Hollywood, like certain roles or beauty standards. When speaking to Fast Company, Jamie said that trying to stay youthful with the help of plastic surgery is homogenizing women to the point that we’re being deprived of “generations of beauty.” Here’s that and a few other quotes as well.

On being a manager: Conflict resolution has always been tough for me. I’m the product of nine marriages in my direct family, and they involved a lot of conflict, so I avoid it. I’m a really good cheerleader. I’m a very good delegator. I’m firm and clear. Show-off business [aka show business] moves like molasses and I don’t understand it. On Monday morning, I ask for updates . . . I don’t hold meetings where I’m like, “Hi, everybody! How’s it going?” I want to get things done.

On plastic surgery: I tried plastic surgery and it didn’t work. It got me addicted to Vicodin. I’m 22 years sober now. The current trend of fillers and procedures, and this obsession with filtering, and the things that we do to adjust our appearance on Zoom are wiping out generations of beauty. Once you mess with your face, you can’t get it back.

On Social media: I use social media to sell things and amplify things I care about. Period. The rest is cancer. I never read one comment. I believe I can do my job and have a private life. I believe in the separation of church and state. I believe that I do not owe anybody anything once I’ve done my work. I am by nature a super-friendly person, but I also have a very clear boundary of what is appropriate and inappropriate for me to share.

[From Fast Company via Yahoo!]

I agreed with Jamie’s social media thoughts. I don’t mind people who like to post their lives but I believe in letting people like Jamie have their privacy if they want it. I appreciate her line about not owing anybody anything once she’s done her work. I wish people would remember that when celebs are out in the world. I’m not talking about celebs that are jerks to waitresses and baristas, they should still be decent people, but they don’t owe chunks of their personal time to uninvited fans. Later in that quote, Jamie said social media could be a great tool for activism but dangerous for younger people and their self-esteem. She likened it to, “giving a chain saw to a toddler,” which is a great analogy.

Jamie’s comments about generational beauty, though, were spot on. I live in LA, as you know. There are many, many beautiful people here. Once that beauty starts to fade, they chase it with plastic surgery. And they find a version of beautiful, but the beauty begins to homologize. I went to the symphony in Northern California and was shocked at all the beautiful matrons. Grey/silver hair, varying degrees of lines on faces, a few stooped backs, assisted by elegant canes. Obviously, they put money put into their appearance but not in the surgical way it is down here. But I’d been away so long, I was truly captivated by the tapestry of aged beauty in the hall. In LA, the rows of seats resemble a collection of cardboard cutouts with dyed hair, wearing different clothes but the same LA Face grinning back.




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  1. Amy T says:

    Mad respect for JLC. She’s welcome anytime. (Read: she’s on a very short list of “celebrities welcome in my home.”)

    • Barbie1 says:

      Words of wisdom. Loving her red carpet looks. She really does look beautiful. Seems to be having fun.

    • tempest prognosticator says:

      I keep a “guest list” in my head of all the interesting people I would invite to my fabulous imaginary dinner party. I’ve just added her to my list.

  2. I pet goat 2 says:

    She’s really cool.

  3. Eurydice says:

    Good for her. It’s generations of individual beauty really, because beauty is now a fashion trend, like high-waisted pants and the color yellow – “those cheekbones are so 2016.”

    • Sof says:

      Yes, I wonder if the fake big lips trend will be seen as super thin eyebrows are regarded now.

      • Juniper says:

        I’ve seen some articles about bringing the thin eyebrows back. NOOOO! It took me forever to get mine back and I still need tweaking!

  4. Jezz says:

    Every quote better than the last. She is so clever and wise. And of course beautiful.

    • FHMom says:

      Yes. I loved every word she said. All of its true.

      I was helping at a school fundraiser once, and the most beautiful woman in the room was around 70 years old. She outshone all the young moms. Her silver white hair was braided and she wore the most flattering pant suit. I couldn’t take my eyes off her. Even when the fundraising committee met afterwards, somebody asked if anyone had seen the beautiful older women and she was noticed by many.

  5. Merricat says:

    Jamie Lee is my role model for aging. She looks great,

  6. Miss Jupitero says:

    I have been thinking about this a lot– I color my long hair, but it is laborious. I would love to just let it go gray, but I am not sure how I can do that without a big “grombre” stage. Let’s hear it for generational beauty!

    • Finny says:

      I know what you are talking about. I’m 62 and 4 years ago I decided I had it with coloring my hair and went natural. I figured if I don’t like the color I always can color it again. My hair was past my shoulders and it took me 2 years before my natural haircolor was done growing out. I went lighter with the color to start with and then just used a temporary color to blend in the outgrowing natural hair with the colored ones. It worked great for me. Toward the end I only used a rinse for blending. My natural haircolor turned out to be a silver white. I love it and get plenty compliments. It’s so much easier to maintain and not having to worry about coloring it. Plus it saves me money. Generational beauty rocks.

      • Jan90067 says:

        I am a natural brunette (born platinum, went med. golden brown by age 7). I started highlighting my hair when I was 17, then moved to bleaching/hi/low lighting my hair full blonde in my early 30s. I starting getting grays in in my late 30s/early 40s, but the blonde highlights covered it nicely (did my roots every 4 wks).

        In my late 50s, I got Leukemia. When my hair started to come back in, it was darker then my natural shade, but there was some gray, too, At that point, I decided that I was done. And I really LIKED the gray/white streaks. All of my friends (all of whom color their hair) kept asking when I was going back blonde, or was I going to “stay” brown; OMG…the expression on their faces when I told them I was leaving my hair alone, and I was LOVING the gray coming in, that I couldn’t wait to be all silver/white (my dad is completely white, so I’m sure that’s in my future).

        I’m going to turn 65 later this month, and I have a LOT of silver streaks in my hair now (you can really see it in the sun more than in indoor light). I have some lovely streaking at the temples/ear area that looks great when I tuck my hair behind my ears 😊 Personally, I think with my green eyes and pale skin, it will be striking, but then I’m a bit prejudiced 😉

      • Miss Jupitero says:

        I stopped coloring my hair during the pandemic and noticed that my light brown eyes *really* stood out against the gray. It was cool.

    • dawnchild says:

      I’m not an expert as I just didn’t bother to color my gray, but I used to do henna (for conditioning my dark hair) till I reached the point of realizing that there was a large section of silver at the sides for that residual orange to stick to. I hated the amount of orange hennaed hair that was showing. So I temporarily dyed just those portions dark, till the henna portion had a chance to grow out. Now it’s just silver streaks in my mostly still dark hair.
      Maybe a temporary color would allow your permanent color to grow out, and then you can just let the temporary fade out at that point. This might avoid the ‘grombre’?

    • @poppedbubble says:

      Look up how to highlight grey hair. You’ll see tons of articles about growing out the color and letting your grey come in with highlights. Beautiful pictures as examples too.

      • dj says:

        At my last salon visit my stylist wanted me to let silver/gray come in as highlights. We did it. It looks fabulous (if I do say myself). I expected some blonde with gray but it is basically silver expertly done. It took a couple of beats but I love it now & no one has basically noticed.

    • Still in my robe says:

      I was the same at the start of the pandemic. For several years, I had worn my hair long and allowed a streak of white to grow out at each temple, Bride-of-Frankenstein-style while dying the rest back to the dark brown of my “natural” hair. I liked that a lot, but still hated the endless maintenance of roots. Once I was no longer reporting in person to my office, I decided not to dye it anymore. Instead I’ve been having a ton of fun with colored conditioner in every Crayola color. It has honestly made the grow-out process fun instead of cringe-inducing. I will say that having the full-length streaks of white already in place helped a lot with my feelings on how it looked. So next time you have roots, I suggest picking out your whitest streaks up front, and then start with just not dying those anymore. I may not always love that my gray hair makes me look older (I’m only in my late thirties but already very gray/white), but the comfort and convenience of *never* thinking about a schedule for hair-dye is awesome. And my hair hasn’t been this shiny in years—those chemicals take their toll.

    • msd says:

      I knew I would cave if I had to fully grow out my hair so I had it dyed white-grey. After not doing anything to my roots in extended lockdown it was a weird mish mash of colours. It’s great; I’m very happy. It was expensive, though! 7 hours at the salon and enough foil to start a factory. And it does take some work with toner and purple shampoo to keep the bleached part from going yellow. But eventually I won’t need to do that as I’ll be fully, naturally grey.

      The cheaper option is to go super short. That wouldn’t have suited me but I know people who have almost shaved their head and it looked great.

    • Katherine says:

      You can color it silver, some do pretty good job at imitating the real thing. It was a trend a few years back, maybe you remember that

    • Brandy says:

      Before the pandemic, I decided to grow out my hair. In my youth, my hair was almost black (it photographed with blue highlights). I started coloring it for fun in my late 20s. Once I decided to return to my natural color, it started to look unnatural to me. If I was going to keep coloring it, I couldn’t go back to dark, dark brown. I would have had to lighten it up considerably. I didn’t want to look like one of those women whose hair is a primary color. I decided to grow it out gray, and I cut it much shorter than I have ever worn it to speed the process. I love it. I now have it grown out longer (just above my shoulders), and although not totally gray (maybe 50%+), I love the white streaks and how shiny the gray is (silver). I get called “Ma’am” a lot more, but I wouldn’t trade being natural (or the 6-week cost of coloring) for anything. I also think it’s super liberating for women to embrace the natural. I remember during my first trip to Colorado (I live near DC), I was amazed and impressed by how many women are so natural — gray hair, life lines on their faces, and comfortable clothes. While DC isn’t anywhere close to LA, we have our fair share of fake faces and strange hair. One of my friends has done an entire-body makeover over the past decade. She has a twin — so when they’re together, it’s like before/after. Sad.

    • Mabs A'Mabbin says:

      Yeah, I simply let mine grow at will a few years ago. I was always a dark brown girl and ended up dying it black in my 20s. I could see grays growing early (late 20s), so I kept on with diligence. Sometime in my late 40s, when menopause hit and I began losing volume, I quit putting chemicals on my head lol. And what I have now is quite entertaining lol. There’s no gray. Where’d it go? I’m part platinum blonde (front half), shading to colors of brown and underneath in the back is quite dark brown. I’m currently a natural calico lol. It is liberating. No stress. No financial responsibilities. If I could, I’d tell every woman to let their hair fly. I understand those who don’t, I get it. Some of my friends are holding fast. Chasing anything they can to look younger, and I did too for a spell. It’s a wonderful transition to be able to just go with it. Exercise, eat well, play with masks and affordable skincare, and enjoy the time we have left with our friends and families. It’s all very simple in the end.

    • Giddy says:

      I have a silver white pixie that I love. I think it’s my favorite way I’ve ever had my hair. Living with hair that is a natural color and short enough that I don’t even blow it dry has made my life so much easier.

    • Size Does Matter says:

      To anyone who used temporary color on their partially grey hair, what product did you use?

      • Finny says:

        I actually used a vegetable dye. I wanted to stay away from chemicals. It did the trick for me. I’m a natural medium blonde but went brunette for 15 years. I went back to my natural color in my 50s and then stopped coloring altogether. You also can use a color spray for the roots. I was easier for me because my natural blonde color started to blend in with the silver that came out. Now I’m completely silver white and love it.

    • goofpuff says:

      I just let it go and chopped off the bottom part. It’s been glorious. Hair will grow back and I get to play with shorter hair while it does. I can’t wait until I am fully silver/grey hair.

  7. Nikki* says:

    I LOVE Frankie and Grace or whatever that show is with Jane Fonda & Lilli Tomlin, but I watched the latest season distracted by both their fillers. Their faces are well done, but with the weird “youthful” puffiness. At a point, it becomes weird and distracting.

    • Chaine says:

      I’m watching a streaming show starring Diane Lane and her fillers are also really distracting, it’s such a shame.

    • Lilibetp says:

      I just binged The Good Witch on Netflix and every season Catherine Bell’s cheeks and lips got bigger, while her nose got smaller. It was so distracting that I had to rewind and make myself listen to what the characters were saying.

    • Jess says:

      Nikki, I thought the same thing about Lily and Jane. Ditto with Jennifer Aniston on the Morning Show. The fillers are really freaky and so unnatural that they’re distracting. I know the pressure to look young is intense and I’m so glad the amazing JLC is speaking up and staying strong.

    • Betsy says:

      I never could get into that show from the beginning for the same reason. Just so much filler. It doesn’t look good. It doesn’t move normally. And women keep getting more!

  8. Cat C says:

    Spot on.

  9. Mimi says:

    I love Jamie she’s so beautiful and always has been. She killed me on new girl and I’m so excited for Halloween kills

  10. AnnaC says:

    A good friend from childhood has lived in LA for 20+ years, and she’s had the same core group for most of that time. It’s been wild to see how their looks have morphed over the years, from individual, unique to the point they look fairly homogeneous from all the plastic surgery they’ve had. And when she posts pics if they are all out for brunch or someplace where there are a lot of people in the background I’m amazed how even many of those women look similarly nipped and tucked. When I lived in Texas many women from Dallas seemed to share a look, and living in the northeast now there is a definite Greenwich/Darien/Westport CT sort of surgical appearance. Kind of scary Stepford Wives’ish.

    • Lurker25 says:

      As a WoC, I’ve noticed this for a long time among groups of all white bffs/social circles. The unrelenting same-ness would drive m me nuts, or at least feel weird about looking at my mirror image over lunch. But they don’t seem to notice it? Maybe revel in it?

      The clothes are the same, the faces are the same… I mean, it gets to where the one brunette is the “wild and crazy one” because NOT being some shade of blonde is this far out statement of individuality.

      Genuinely curious about this. Is it a peer pressure thing? I mean, if it’s a race to to the ultimate thinness, blondeness, etc., why dress exactly the same? Is there a competition for the perfect white jeans for summer that I’m not aware of?

    • Christina says:

      After growing up there and attending college there, I’d say it’s the pressure to be chosen: for college, for work, by the right guy…. And they get those things from men who are also chasing the gym and a BMW. When you look for work in LA, there is pressure to look like what “professional” looks like on TV. I remember seeing pics of Harvey Weinstein’s female lawyer in NYC and thought, “everybody looks like that in LA.”

      Are they happy? I don’t know. Thankfully, I grew up as a POC in Compton/Watts. My beauty standards weren’t dictated by the Hollywood pressure, but that pressure was absolutely still there, so I left LA for NorCal. I could look like what was required, but it made me angry. Living off of my writing and analytical ability was important to me. I’ve never dyed my hair and stopped wearing makeup 15 years ago after I came up here. People who loved to invest in their looks and wear makeup are wonderful, but it’s not for me. It’s sort of a personal protest. At the same time, I love seeing women all dressed and made up.

      Not gonna lie: now that I am in my early 50s, I feel tempted by vanity to do something because gravity is showing up in vacation pics with hubby, but I don’t want to look like a totally different person. The strongest I go is alpha hydroxy, lol!

  11. Valentina says:

    It’s funny because I’m not famous like Jamie but I agree with everything she said, particularly about being a super-friendly person, but with a boundary on what to share.

  12. WithTheAmerican says:

    She’s fabulous. I know exactly what you mean about LA, I was stunned when I first lived there by older (70s) women who all looked like a plastic tan Barbie with huge breasts and lips.

    This is why smart people travel east for their plastic surgery, to avoid the LA face. Jamie has obviously had one very good FL (maybe this was her one surgery? Though I thought it was lipo… I can’t remember), but personally I have no problem with that because she’s left her face natural otherwise. She looks lovely and soft like a real human. She’s a beauty at all ages.

  13. mariahlee says:

    It’s true. The beauty industry has worked hard to ensure “self love” included self improvement through invasive means, and I resent how normal it is for people to permanently alter their natural appearances. That’s mostly because I’m worried I’ll succumb to the peer pressure and all the insecurity it breeds, when all I want to do is love myself how I am.

  14. HandforthParish says:

    What’s even more disturbing is plastic surgery on younger women, who a. don’t need it, and b. end up looking a lot older than they are.

    I hate the way younger girls find it so normal too- I have been watching reality TV with my teenager and she can’t even tell who is fake or not anymore.
    Looking back at celebrities of my generation (the late 90s) they all looked so… normal.
    Kate Moss, one of the biggest supermodels of her generation, even had *gasp* crooked teeth!! Now it’s all blinding dentures and perfect/plastic features. It’s sad.

  15. Case says:

    Love Jamie Lee Curtis and she’s right. I don’t fault any woman in the industry for having work done, as their looks are a big part of maintaining their career. But so many of them go so over-the-top and end up all looking the same. Women who age gracefully like JLC — who has no doubt has tweaks done here and there but has kept it subtle — that just seems like the right way to do it.

  16. Jess says:

    I was watching tv with my husband and a trailer for Halloween came on and my husband had the nerve to say “poor Jamie Lee Curtis she’s so old and wrinkly”, and I lost my damn mind on him. I’m so sick of the expectations put on women to stay youthful forever, he’s never once said that about a male actor! We’re bombarded with heavily photoshopped and filtered images ALL DAY LONG and it’s conditioning us all to spend more money on products and surgery, and none of it helps us look younger, it just looks like work has been done. I’m all for doing what helps you feel better about yourself, but I question WHY that will make you feel better. Why do wrinkles make you feel old or ugly, why do you hate your thin lips or cellulite. It’s all a bunch of bullshit in my opinion, we gotta stop the madness.

    • ME says:

      100% agree. You won’t see a wrinkle on any woman on social media. So when a woman dares to stay natural and not become a living Barbie Doll…it looks odd to people. What a f*cked up society we live in.

    • Green Desert says:

      Spot on, @Jess. I’m so curious – how did your husband react? Did he get it?

      It’s so true that standards of beauty have started to change, and expectations for what we’re all supposed to look like have evolved thanks in part to celebrity culture and social media. Ugh. I completely agree with JLC!

      • Betsy says:

        I curious what the husband said in response, too!

      • Jess says:

        Sorry for the late response y’all, I was half asleep when I commented this morning and forgot all about it until I just saw the trailer again!

        He rolled his eyes and did his usual “ relax, it’s not that serious”, he is the epitome of southern white man stuck in his thinking. Sometimes I feel like I’m getting through to him but most of the time it’s a brick wall :( he stills says things like women should dress feminine but then is very pro choice and liberal on a lot of issues, so maybe it’s a process.

    • Totorochan says:

      My response to this sort of remark is “When you get to a certain age your options are, old or dead. If you live long enough it WILL happen to you so start thinking about which you prefer!”

      Honestly though the attitude of pitying older women for aging, or disparaging them in general with words like grandma, hag, biddy, is so damaging. Why is there zero respect for old women in Anglo culture? I have seen great courtesy to elderly women among some European and Asian people and it’s heartwarming. Here it’s like if a woman isn’t considered “f”able, she doesn’t exist. Except for Betty White, I guess!

      Every time I see Jamie Lee Curtis I think how fabulous she looks and what a great role model she is.

  17. RN says:

    Can you imagine how different she would look if she bowed to current trends and used lip injections, for example? Or grew her hair long and colored it blonde? She wouldn’t be the Jamie Lee we know and love. I’m a few years younger than her and I watched her in the original “Halloween” in the theater. It scared me so badly that I still avoid horror movies, lol.

  18. Jules says:

    Is anyone paying attention to the news, that FB tried to cover up research that showed that instagram is harmful to young girls? And there is one documented case of mass social media induced illness, where kids actually got tourrette’s symptoms from watching videos of people ticcing.

  19. Theothermia says:

    I had the same experience leaving LA for a visit to Northern California! I was like omg people’s faces *move*!

  20. Well Wisher says:

    It is an oxymoron, “do not die but stay forever young”.
    There is so much to learn from Ms. Curtis, especially boundaries in social media. It is a tool, with proper use can lead to dividends.

  21. Rilincmom says:

    I just love her!!! She is just so spot on! I am 49 and finally stopped dyeing my hair during the pandemic. It is not nearly as gray or as dark as I thought it would be, so I am keeping it. I haven’t touched my face and I only use bare minerals beauty products because I have sensitive skin. I have a fair amount of friends who are “chasing their youth” with various procedures but I am usually the one who gets the compliments on my skin from people and am asked what I use or do…hahaha. Moreover, my teenage daughter loves it and her friends comment about it too. They are always so shocked when the see pictures of olderish actresses in their youth. They are always “like why did she mess with herself, she was so beautiful.” It would be nice if more women allowed themselves to embrace the aging process because our young ladies are watching us, learning from us and seeking our guidance.

  22. Stacy Dresden says:

    I want to agree hard with Jamie Lee Curtis on this BUT I can’t ignore my privilege – my looks are in line with western beauty standards and I can certainly understand the pain that people experience when they don’t like what they see in the mirror.

  23. RMS says:

    Imagine a world where women STOPPED spending so much time, money and mental effort on stressing about and maintaining their ‘looks’ to some external standard. What amazing things would we accomplish with that focus and time and confidence? The beauty industry is way too big to release us from it’s grasp, so alas, I doubt I will live to see this scenario. It took a terminal cancer diagnosis to make me see what an enormous waste of my time and money and effort it all was; I still make myself very presentable (clean, well dressed, some makeup and jewelry) whenever I go out, but a big smile and a good attitude will never be replaced by a scalpel or a syringe in my case. All the plastic surgery in the world can not erase any ugly within…

  24. BOOGIE says:

    I have a beautiful friend who is starting to get tempted with all of this stuff. She started off deriding all of these procedures and people being vain and shallow, yet now it’s won her over.

    She started by obsessing over little things- the profile view of her chin, how her lips are a little thinner than she’d like, how if she tilts her head back in the mirror her nostrils aren’t completely symmetrical.

    Now she wants a rhinoplasty, chin fillers, cheek fillers, lip injections. Maybe breast implants. We are not even 30. I’m just worried that this is something that can snowball and she might be unrecognizable in a year.

  25. Erin says:

    what a true boss woman. I agree with every single thing she said. What a wise person to have learned so much from her circumstances in her early years. All the respect to her

    • BothSidesNow says:

      Yes, I have mad respect for her! I have always adored her since her early days. She has always been stunning to me! I loved her in A Fish Called Wanda!! It’s one of my favorite movies!!

  26. Lizzie says:

    Easy to disparage plastic surgery when your genes come from Janet Leigh. Not everyone is so lucky to be tall and naturally beautiful. She comes from great privilege with connections so she probably didn’t encounter a wall of people saying saying she would never work or get an agent if she didn’t get something or other done.

    • Valerie says:

      The first part is true, but don’t be so sure about the last! When money is the bottom line, nothing is off-limits. She has the status and prestige, but when you’re no longer bankable—that is, young, sexy, or otherwise appealing—people will let you know.

  27. Valerie says:

    I used to think that plastic surgery was just a personal choice, and I still think that, but I no longer believe that we should frame it as a feminist choice or as feminism in action just because it’s a woman getting it.

    No decision is made in a vacuum. I think we all, myself included, liked the idea that it was for us alone because we wanted to believe that we were wise to the media and could rise above it or reject it at will. Now I realize that when someone gets plastic surgery, there is always some cultural influence at play, whether they admit to (or realize) it or not.

    And if you have kids or younger relatives, it may normalize it for them, and is, therefore, a decision that impacts others. I don’t want to sound like I’m pearl-clutching a la Maude Flanders, but young girls are now looking at plastic surgery as a preventative against ageing. They’re hitting up their dermatologist for fillers and seeking surgeries (yes, multiple) at the ripe old age of 18. That’s more than a little fucked up and dangerous.

    • Betsy says:

      And that’s why I stand so firm against 95% of plastic surgery (I made that number up. I have no idea how many surgeries are done in a year). Can’t breathe out of your nose? Get it fixed! Double mastectomy? Go get fabulous implants if you want them! One of my eyelids had sagged into my line of vision; I had that sucker raised so I could see again.

      But I just don’t think most people are improved by plastic surgery. I don’t, certainly not at the numbers people (though mostly women) are having them. And there’s just no way people need their brow lifted, chin chiseled, cheeks implanted, nose bobbed, lips filled… Curtis is right. We are destroying faces to meet a standard that has begun to feel like a shared mental delusion. Blow up doll seems to be the look many are after.

      • april says:

        I certainly hope if you can’t breathe through your nose you get it fixed! That’s a necessity! Read about the deadliness of sleep apnea when you can’t breathe properly. If I had a a double mastectomy I would get implants too. Absolutely get your lids raised if you can’t see! Your examples are ridiculous.

      • Betsy says:

        @april Thanks?

      • Valerie says:

        @April: There’s a difference between cosmetic surgery and reconstructive surgery. I’m all for the latter.

      • Valerie says:

        I don’t think purely cosmetic surgery makes anyone look better or younger. They just look plastic. I know that I would regret it if I had anything done, so I’m not even gonna flirt with it. As recently as two years ago, I was considering getting forehead fillers, just to see what they were like. I ended up not getting them, and now I’m glad I didn’t.

  28. Kristen says:

    I Love, Love, Love her!!!
    She looks stunning in that last picture all in black with the black glasses!

  29. Kaykay says:

    “Once you mess with your face, you can’t get it back.”

    Word. I agree. Having plastic surgery to look younger will not make you look younger. It will only make you look old – trying to look young, and it will result in you looking even older and desperate. I keep seeing these 60 year old’s trying to look 20 – but no where do they look like 20. And why would you even want to look like a 20 year old? When I was 20 I was an immature loser.
    I’d rather look at Jamie Lee Curtis over Madonna’s warped face and butt – they are the same age.

  30. February-Pisces says:

    I remember when I was younger being into every trend that was going and thought it looked great at the time. I was really into piercings in my teens and even got my tongue pierced. I took that out when I turned twenty. I’m in my 30s now and I still look pretty young and I’ve never had any filler or Botox, I’d be too scared as I think as soon as you start your face won’t be the same again. But I think the problem that young girls have now is they are getting procedures that could permanently change their face forever. These instagram girls don’t want to look natural, they just want to look good for the gram. But fillers and Botox doesn’t help your looks long term, excessive use will make you look worse and worse. So these young girls are gonna screw up their faces by the time they are in their 30s when it’s too late.

    I still think it’s crazy that young girls think they need these procedures when their skin is the best it will ever be naturally.

  31. Granger says:

    Our society’s obsession with youth and beauty is so pervasive that my 80 year old mom, who doesn’t socialize much and really only leaves the house to go shopping, has been wasting money on fillers for 10 years. But she’s always been a very vain person whose first comments about someone will often be about their looks. It makes me sad that her self-esteem is still so tied to her appearance, even after 80 long years of living and learning.

  32. rea says:

    I don’t agree with her. Everyone should do with their bodies what they want to do.

  33. Doug says:

    I disagree. There are plenty of people who have used plastic surgery very successfully to enhance their looks (Jane Fonda is just one example). The media seems to be focused only on those who have overdone it. I have no idea what Ms. Curtis is referring to by stating, “I tried plastic surgery and it didn’t work. It got me addicted to Vicodin. I’m 22 years sober now….” (?) I don’t think there are too many people who have become addicted to drugs as a result of cosmetic surgery, lol! The same women who complain that anti-abortionists are telling them what to do with their bodies do the same thing to others when it comes to cosmetic surgery. No one has a right to tell you what you can and can’t do with your own life or the way you present yourself to society.

  34. Monica says:

    I like Jamie just fine, but she no longer has to make a living from her looks. If Jennifer Aniston shows a wrinkle, she stops getting work. No doubt Lily felt she had to keep up with Jane. The plastic LA ladies are trying to keep their rich husbands who’ll otherwise leave them for a twenty-year-old in a hot minute, and often do anyway.

    As always, I blame the patriarchy.