Wednesday, March 20th, 2013
‘I don’t mind a few wrinkles and freckles. I had this laser treatment recently, Thermage, and it took a couple of years off my face, but I haven’t had any plastic surgery yet. Maybe one day I will, although
I don’t like the idea of it. I prefer the thought of ageing in the way French actresses do – have the odd cigarette and glass of wine and just enjoy life.’
Thermage is actually a radiofrequency treatment that heats the collagen in the skin to make it tighter. It was promoted on Oprah many years ago, causing a lot of people to have it done. When I started my practice nine years ago, lots of doctors were performing it, as one of the first non-laser skin tightening treatments. I don’t hear a lot about it anymore, though.
Gwyneth is definitely a Hollywood actress who does appear to be telling the truth about her lack of plastic surgery. I don’t see any obvious signs of facial work done. If you’d like to read the rest of the comprehensive interview, click HERE.
Tuesday, August 8th, 2006
Gwyneth Paltrow has commented that she’s considering plastic surgery due to the damage her two childbirths have caused. The Sun claims Paltrow has told pals, “My stomach is rippling, my breast don’t feel good. I’ve been trying to work it out. I want to do something about it….It is such a lot of hard work. And I’ve been breastfeeding, which has been causing me so much problems. My breasts feel so sore.”
A large percentage of the women who have plastic surgery have it done to correct changes caused by having children. Pregnancy itself can result in loose skin and muscle of the tummy, which can be corrected by a tummy tuck. Breast feeding can cause the breasts to decrease in size and sag. This can be corrected by a breast lift, with or without implants. Unfortunately, none of these surgeries is scarless, although if done properly the scars can be well-hidden.
Celebrities, even the most glamorous of them, are normal people just like everyone else. I recommend my patients to wait at least 6 months after breastfeeding to have breast surgery, and 6 months after childbirth for a tummy tuck.
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