As I’ve gotten older, I’ve found the question has started to come up more and more often: to get plastic surgery or to not get plastic surgery?
I’ve been asked which side I fall on regarding the question – the side of the plastic surgery yays or the plastic surgery nays – and honestly, I’m noncommittal. A lonely little in-between, as it were. Because while plastic surgery is something I wouldn’t have ever dreamed I’d consider back in my 20s – hell, even through most of my 30s – now that I’ve crossed the 40-year-old barrier, the idea seems less and less repugnant. This softening of my view on plastic surgery could likely be measured in direct correlation to the sagging and wrinkling of my own aging, falling-into-decreptitude-ish body. With each year, a new wrinkle/bulge/sag (or several) appears, and each year I become less and less sure of my formerly militant anti-plastic surgery stance as a result.
And while I’ve seen a few people – celebrities, mostly – get good results from plastic surgery, we all know there’s a terrible dark side, and real risk involved. Beyond the possible surgical complications (including death–which is, I think you’d agree, QUITE the complication), how many times have you looked at the “work” a celeb has had done and thought to yourself, “CONGRATULATIONS! You just ruined your own face, aka YOUR MONEY MAKER, STUPIDHEAD!”? Quite a few times, right? And that’s because the truth is that plastic surgery is more art than it is science. And great artists are hard to come by – let alone afford.
Sadly, some stars find this out the hard way, and are forced to live with the consequences forever. Here are ten celebrities whose unfortunate plastic surgery results might serve to give those of you thinking of going under the knife for vanity’s sake serious pause:
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What about you guys? Would YOU consider plastic surgery? If so, what would you have done? If not, why wouldn’t you do it?
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