Annie Lennox Brings the Quote of the Day

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On how plastic surgery is disturbing:

I don’t know… There’s just something very obvious about plastic surgery and Botox. I really think people need to think very carefully before heading for the needle or the knife. If it were subtle and it just made you look a bit better it would be fine..But that’s not what happens. It’s very obvious, and looks like the person’s wearing a static mask. You just lose all semblance of authenticity. I don’t know why so many women seem to flock towards having their lips swollen and their foreheads stiffened like cardboard. It doesn’t make women look younger. It just makes them look disturbing. People should do whatever they want.. All I’m saying is that I think plastic surgery looks very obvious and truly unappealing.

… says 58 year-old Annie on Facebook.

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26 thoughts on “Annie Lennox Brings the Quote of the Day”

  1. If it’s done well and in moderate amounts it isn’t noticeable and simply makes you look fresher and better rested. Look at Demi Moore, she’s probably had a lot of work done on her face but it’s not like she looks like a freak. I actually think that it’s likely that some of the older VS models are getting Botox already. I’m suspicious of Miranda Kerr in particular.

  2. “There’s just something very obvious about plastic surgery and Botox.”

    You know, this is not a popular opinion on any blog but I actually disagree.

    Well, Botox does usually look fake because of the lack of muscular movement, but, small amounts of other fillers like Restylne can look perfectly natural and not noticeable.

    Even implants can look very natural when they are in the small size. Actually, a lot of the celebrities that I suspect of having cheek implants have never been accused of it. It seems that people accuse celebrities with giant cheeks as the only ones who got implants.

    Things like breast implants can look natural if the cup size is small and there is some fat tissue already there to give it a more natural appearance. Unfortunately, very small chested women rarely wind up looking like they have natural breasts after getting implants.

    Nose jobs vary so much…some look fake, some don’t. I guess it depends on the nose and the surgeon.

    Lips NEVER look natural. I don’t know why anyone even bothers, especially if they get other work done because when they get their lips done, it just sort of highlights all the other work they had done too. The technology is just not there.

    • I get botox for my brow furrow, been doing it for 2 years and no one has ever noticed. I;ve told a few friends, and they never even knew.

      I think it depends what you do. Trying to stop your face from scowling in the relaxed state is a heck of a lot different from wanting to remove ANY and every wrinkle on your face

      lips always suck though, dont bother with that

  3. Oh, I see great injectable work all the time. All it takes is a doctor who’s conservative & has the integrity to say “no” & “that’s enough” to her patients. It’s also kind of a blessing to be broke & want injectables. lol

    It’s the crappy face work we notice.

  4. I’m a huge fan of Annie’s music, so talented. Good quote!!!! Taking good care of yourself, your skin and aging gracefully is more beautiful than any injections or frankenstein plastic surgery, imo.

  5. i don’t have any superiority complex against plastic surgery. it can look great when done in moderation. my pet peeve is when the celebrities who have clearly had work done, shamelessly deny it (*ahem Kim K and Beyoncé to name a few)

    i love Annie and the Eurythmics though. their music made me wish i was an 80s teen

    • Lol so true, it’s hilarious when people deny plastic surgery when the evidence is literally on their faces. Why not own up to it instead of looking foolish? Everyone has seen the before pics…

  6. I agree with her. I never liked the after of anti age plastic surgeries. I saw a picture of Courteney Cox today and I thought the same thing

  7. Something about the way she looks makes me happy. She radiates a kind of confidence that no make-up or surgery for that matter could ever re-create.
    Seeing her also makes me look at my mom and grandmas differently, if I see magazines, I see perfect people without fat or lose skin or wrinkles. If I look at my mom etc, I tend to think “oh jeez, if in 30 years I’ll have that bad tissue and wrinkles around my eyes I’ll not find myself attracctive anymore” – but Annie here shows me that confidence is more attractive than any perfect face.

  8. I agre about Botox but plastic surgeries are different story.
    I’m 22 years old and a month ago I had a liposuction. Sorry, but I now I’m so much happier than before. I’m 5’0” and pear shaped. I had these huge saddlebags and fat thighs, but I wasn’t fat not even chubby. I was really depressed sometimes and plastic surgery made my life better.
    If you want to improve only one thing, that you are really sad about than go for it, but don’t over do it.

    • Agreed mila, I had rhinoplasty to remove a hump, no one even noticed because it was so well done (at $13000 u would hope so!)
      People just kept saying “u look really pretty today, can’t figure it out? Hair cut? ”
      If u have a percieved flaw that stops u from feeling as good as u should, then fix it, not for others, for yourself. And before people jump on and say that no women has surgery for herself, men are the reason deep down. This is simply not true, you must love itself before a GOOD man will love u. And if thst means a rhinoplasty or a lil lipo, no give u the confidence to feel like a gorgous women, then so be it!
      *** congratulations mila! I’m glad I are happy with Ur results.

  9. I agree with Annie. Botox scares me (it’s from a poisonous chemical curare which was originally used to hunt prey for meat, and works by paralysis). And plastic surgery does take away authenticity. In Hollywood, so many women have the same cookie cutter nose and fake plumped lips. Procedures like implants, rhinoplasty, fat grafting, fillers, etc are commonplace now and the real prize is authentic, raw, natural beauty which is too rare.

  10. I think there’s just too much emphasis on being a “natural beauty”. People whiten their teeth, dye or process their hair, and shave their legs, all of which are unnaturally changing their appearance. Not every woman (or man!) is born the way she’d like to be and I don’t see having some work done as a sign of extreme vanity or giving into some sort of pressure by society. Yes, sometimes that’s the case but that’s their business and most of the time I think that if there’s something you can change in your life that makes you happier than go ahead and do it.

  11. Plastic surgery isn’t necessarily the problem. Subtly done it makes you look better, but I think the issue is that many celebrities don’t know when to stop. I don’t know whether it’s because you become so accustomed to it that you don’t understand how you really look like, or because you keep seeing flaws in yourself and go for the easy fix. Anyway it’s creepy. Plastic surgery can be very addictive if you’re insecure and/or constantly in the public eye.

  12. I don’t get it – I’ll assume Hollywood stars can afford and have access to the best surgeons. Yet some of them have gotten quite bad plastic surgery to the point where it may have ended their careers – like Meg Ryan, Faye Dunaway.
    But weirdly there are quite a few politicians – Joe Biden, John Kerry who have gotten good plastic surgery – they look refreshed and a bit younger, but still themselves.

  13. Personally, I think she looks older than 58, but who am I to judge, since everyone ages at a different rate. Maybe I’m just used to seeing too many plastic faces, lol. A gold-digger conned my poor dad out of thousands of dollars for a face lift and botox, so I just can’t trust anyone who has it done!

    • I think the problem is most people who opt for plastic surgery don’t do it in moderation. It’s a slippery slope, and I think often once you start fixing “flaws” you can’t stop finding “flaws”. I live in Malibu and there are so many frozen faced women who look like they’ve been punched in the mouth. All of these women are older and they don’t look younger or more beautiful. It looks like desperation and its sad. I think there’s something to be admired about aging gracefully. It’s about taking care of yourself in the first place to avoid premature aging and falling comfortably between the extremes of letting yourself go and desperately trying to hold onto youth.

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