quotations about plastic surgery

Plastic Surgery quote

I've had so much plastic surgery, when I die they will donate my body to tupperware.

JOAN RIVERS, attributed, Snippets of Joan Rivers


I don't plan to grow old gracefully; I plan to have face-lifts until my ears meet.

RITA RUDNER, stand-up routine


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No one can or should tell you why you should consider plastic surgery for aesthetic reasons. You should be able to clearly define your desire to improve aging or to enhance facial or body appearance. Others may support you in your decision, but the decision to have plastic surgery should be yours alone.

DIANE GERBER, 100 Questions and Answers About Plastic Surgery


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It's unfortunate that we live in such a panicked, dysmorphic society where women don't even give themselves a chance to see what they'll look like as older persons. I want to have some idea of what I'll look like before I start cleaning the slates. I want my kids to know when I'm pissed, when I'm happy, and when I'm confounded. Your face tells a story ... and it shouldn't be a story about your drive to the doctor's office.

JULIA ROBERTS, "Julia Roberts: ELLE's September cover girl opens up", Elle, August 4, 2010


Plastic surgeons are always making mountains out of molehills.

DOLLY PARTON, Dream More: Celebrate the Dreamer in You


I wish I had a twin, so I could know what I'd look like without plastic surgery.

JOAN RIVERS, attributed, On Being Blonde


I am grateful to learn from their mistakes, because I am not injecting s--- into my face. I see them and my heart breaks. I think, 'Oh God, if you only know how much older you look.' They are trying to stop the clock and all you can see is an insecure person who won't let themselves just age.

JENNIFER ANISTON, "The Most Revealing Celebrity Quotes on Plastic Surgery", Marie Claire, June 8, 2015


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When most people think of complications from plastic surgery, they think of things like visible scars, asymmetrical breasts or infections. There is another type of complication, however, that can be just as painful as a medical complication. Psychological complications are often subtle and counterintuitive.

ANTHONY NAPOLEON, Awakening Beauty


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There are plastic surgery junkies who don't know when enough is enough. But it's the very rare person who allows herself to be turned into the Bride of Frankenstein ... a good plastic surgeon simply doesn't let you get an excessive amount of work done.

MICHELLE COPELAND, Change Your Looks, Change Your Life


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It is my personal philosophy regarding plastic surgery that you are much better off underdoing rather than overdoing something.

MICHAEL A. C. KANE, The Botox Book


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Regardless of its origins, plastic surgery is now firmly entrenched in our collective psyche. This is evidenced by a short trip to a newsstand or bookstore, or by "surfing" through television or radio stations.

ALAN M. ENGLER, Bodysculpture


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Cosmetic surgery processes the bodies of woman-made women, who make up the vast majority of its patient pool, into man-made women.

NAOMI WOLF, The Beauty Myth


No surgical tweaks. No Botox either. I think it is terrible, these girls in their late 20s injecting their faces and lips. One told me, 'If I kill my muscles now, I'll never get wrinkles.' Can you imagine?

SALMA HAYEK, "The Most Revealing Celebrity Quotes on Plastic Surgery", Marie Claire, June 8, 2015


When it comes to current attitudes about surgery, the practice of dismissing the cultural context and rationalizing it as individual betterment "flattens the terrain of power relations." In other words, we can talk about doing it for us until our high-end lipstick flakes off, but we should also keep in mind that we probably wouldn't even be thinking about what life would be like with a new nose or perkier breasts or shapelier inner thighs if it weren't for a long-standing cultural ideal that rewards those who adhere to it with power that often doesn't speak its name, but is instantly recognizable to those who don't have it.

ANDI ZEISLER, Bitchfest: Ten Years of Cultural Criticism from the Pages of Bitch Magazine


Cosmetic surgery is not "cosmetic," and human flesh is not "plastic." Even the names trivialize what it is. It's not like ironing wrinkles in fabric, or tuning up a car, or altering outmoded clothes, the current metaphors. Trivialization and infantilization pervade the surgeons' language when they speak to women: "a nip," a "tummy tuck."...Surgery changes one forever, the mind as well as the body. If we don't start to speak of it as serious, the millennium of the man-made woman will be upon us, and we will have had no choice.

NAOMI WOLF, The Beauty Myth


I'm all for women who get plastic surgery, because plastic surgery allows you to make your outer appearance resemble your inner appearance -- fake. We have shows like Extreme Make-Over: "I don't want to develop a personality, just cut my face! Stretch it and staple it. Now I'm happy, or at least I look like it."

DANIEL TOSH, True Stories I Made Up


I hate when models say 'Oh, plastic surgery is just a wrong thing. What are you talking about? You won the genetic lottery. You look like this specimen that's making people feel insecure and you're going to ridicule someone for getting plastic surgery?

TYRA BANKS, "Plastic surgery is absolutely fantastic: Tyra Banks", Yahoo! Celebrity, August 12, 2012


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There were the studies, beginning in 2007, which found that the suicide rate among women who had received breast implants were twice the suicide rate of the general population. So there's an alarming relationship between being deeply unhappy, being unhappy with your body, and having liquid-filled plastic bags surgically inserted into your body that kind of contradicts the whole "boost your self-esteem" line about the real reasons to have cosmetic surgery.

SUSAN J. DOUGLAS, Enlightened Sexism


I embarked on a risky course of plastic surgery and silicone injections, major dental realignments and gruesome medical procedures. I pray that young dancers, those who imitate me at their peril, will avoid this blind alley. It is more than a dead end; it is a dead beginning.

GELSEY KIRKLAND, attributed, Transformation Garden, February 20, 2016


If life gives you lemons, a simple operation can give you melons.