In the December issue of COSMOPOLITAN, we printed a feature on a new cosmetic surgery trend: undo-plasty. Women are now heading to their surgeons to ‘undo’ their enhanced breasts, plumped-up lips and rigid brows.
Celebrities like Courtney Love, Tara Reid and Katie Price (aka Jordan) have gone under the knife again to salvage their former selves. And it seems every celebrity in Hollywood has something to say about plastic surgery.
‘They are awful. So many of my friends have had them, and they’ve gone wrong,’ Kate Moss told Interview Magazine. ‘One of my friends’ tits started growling like the giant peach, and blood started coming out the nipple. Then another friend of mine had one that sort of moved up to her shoulder. One tit was normal, and the other was up by her collarbone. I know only one girl who has good ones. And most of them are so hard you can knock on them like a door.’
Desperate Housewife Eva Longoria seems petrified of any surgical procedures. ‘It’s not that I’m against people who do it, but I’m terrified of needles,’ she told Maxim magazine. ‘I’ve seen those Discovery Channel shows with the operations. The sound of the chisel! Aaahh! I almost passed out. No thank you. Egg white omelets, some exercise, and some eye cream is fine for now.’
Not all celebrities are media shy about their surgeries. Sharon Osbourne, rock legend Ozzy Osbourne’s 55-year-old wife, has forked over £120 000 to her surgeon and has had a tummy tuck, face lift and breast enhancement surgery. ‘It hurt like a mother,’ she said when she discussed her procedures with PEOPLE magazine. ‘If anybody says their facelift doesn’t hurt, they’re lying. It was like I’d spent the night with an axe murderer.’
A few years after a breast reduction Queen Latifah also spoke to PEOPLE magazine: ‘There are people who love plastic surgery and want to cut and chop anything. I’m like, "Y’all are crazy!"’
But PEOPLE isn’t the only magazine questioning celebrities on their surgical habits.
Sarah Jessica Parker told Allure magazine: ‘I’d like to think I would never do it. I’m not deluded about what I look like. I know I have laugh lines, and I kinda dig that I’m so flawed. But never say never. Maybe in four years you’ll open up a magazine and I’ll be pulled tighter than a walnut.’
Liv Tyler also told Allure: ‘I’m definitely going to have some [plastic surgery], I’m sure. Especially when you see what happens to your body after you have a baby.’
GETTING IT WRONG
And then there are some media who completely misquote young starlets. Scarlett Johansson was quoted by US Weekly as saying: ‘I definitely believe in plastic surgery. I don’t want to be an old hag. There’s no fun in that.’ Soon afterward the actress threatened to sue the magazine.
While it is easy to blame the media for quoting celebrities out of context, they can’t always be the ones at fault. Sometimes we wish celebrities would think before they speak and make odd statements.
‘I love being all-natural. A lot of girls who are 21, they have a lot of work done and they look 40. It ages you. And you’re going to have to maintain it,’ Paris Hilton told World Entertainment News Network, vowing never to have plastic surgery. ‘By the time you’re 30, you’re going to look like you’re 50. By the time you’re 50, your face is going to fall off.’
In an interview with Harpers Bazaar, Jessica Simpson said: ‘I’ve had none. But maybe after having kids, if my boobs dropped down to my belly button, I would get them lifted… Maintenance. But you know, my boobs are real.’
And speaking of drooping boobs: ‘A lot of people think I have breast implants because I have the biggest boobs in the business. But I was a 34C when I was 17,’ Tyra Banks famously said in an interview with The Sun. ‘They stay up when I wear a push-up bra. But if people could see me when I come home and take off my bra, how could they think these are fake?’
For many, plastic surgery is like a drug. Once they have something nipped or tucked they can’t stop themselves and keep going back for more. Fortunately, there are some who have seen the errors in their ways. Lisa Rinna, more famously known as Billie from soapie Days of Our Lives is one such celebrity. ‘I saw a picture of myself and thought, "Uh-oh". You have to be careful,’ she confessed to In Touch magazine. ‘I’m a perfect example of that! At my age, you have to look good if you want to continue working. Sometimes we do things to help, and I did. I had tried Botox, and then fillers came into the plastic surgery world, and you think, "That’s not a bad idea." (At first) I thought I looked great. It was a little bit more than normal, but you think it’ll go down, so I wasn’t scared. But two days ago, I saw a photo of myself at a party and went, "Oh, jeez. I have too much filler".’