Friday, September 28th, 2012
She never ceases to amaze me. Lady Gaga has launched “Body Revolution 2013,” a webpage that encourages fans to embrace and share their perceived physical flaws. The pop singer revealed that she has suffered from bulimia and anorexia since the age of 15.
Not long before launching the initiative, Gaga reached out to her fans in a
separate post, explaining that they were the sole inspiration behind A Body
Revolution 2013. She also addressed her constant battle with her weight and
revealed she’s happier than ever with her body. “I have been startled and
overwhelmed with pride and emotion the past few days. Gratitude mostly. Seeing
you post photos of things on your bodies and in your minds that you feel society
tells you you should be ashamed of. You are showing them you have no shame,”
“My weight/loss/gain since i was child has tormented me. No amount of help
has ever healed my pain about it. But YOU have,” she continued. “My boyfriend
prefers me curvier, when i eat and am healthy and not so worried about my looks,
I’m happy. Happier then I’ve ever been. i am not going to go on a psycho-spree
because of scrutiny. This is who I am. And I am proud at any size. And i love
you, and want you to be proud in any form you may take as well.”
I have a lot of respect for Gaga. Not only does she produce great music, but she uses her fame and influence to help young people improve their self-esteem and fight against bullying. I’m looking forward to seeing her upcoming show at the Palace of Auburn Hills in the near future. Hope I can score some good tickets!
photo credit: Littlemonsters.com
Friday, July 6th, 2012
The internet has been all abuzz about Lady Gaga’s lips. She tweeted a photo recently, causing many to speculate that the pop singer has had injections to plump up her lips! This, after declaring that she is against plastic surgery but a proponent of body modification procedures (see my previous post on this HERE). So does this photo show that she’s had her lips injected?
It’s definitely possible. Her lips look much plumper now than they did when she was younger. Check out a video of a young, brunette Lady Gaga HERE. If she’s had them enhanced, I suspect she’s used an injectable filler like Juvederm.
I’m a huge Lady Gaga fan. She’s an immense talent with an incredible voice. Even more than her music, I admire that she uses her platform to support anti-bullying programs and provide an inspiration for gay youth who are teased, picked on, and looked down upon. I like that she uses her power for good.
Sunday, April 17th, 2011
Sorry for my lack of updates lately! I’ve been busy with book promotion lately, with the publication date just over a week away. I’ll update you all on the many websites and blogs who have given early reviews of In Stitches, maybe tomorrow! Now, back to celebrity plastic surgery:
Has Lady Gaga had plastic surgery? Many of you may have seen some of her recent interviews which appear to show strange protrusions from her face. Is this from plastic surgery? Body modification? Or maybe just makeup? According to CNN.com:
Although those pointy protrusions she displayed on her face and shoulders at the Grammys and in her “Born This Way” music video seemed to mysteriously appear out of the blue, she explains in the May issue of Harper’s Bazaar that they’re not prosthetic – they’re her bones.
“They come out when I’m inspired,” Gaga says. “They’ve always been inside of me, but I have been waiting for the right time to reveal to the universe who I truly am.”
“I have never had plastic surgery, and there are many pop stars who have. I think that promoting insecurity in the form of plastic surgery is infinitely more harmful than an artistic expression related to body modification,” she says.
Gaga explains that her physical changes are “artistic expression…It’s a performance-art piece…I have never, ever encouraged my fans or anyone to harm themselves, nor do I romanticize masochism,” she says.
Body modification for the sake of art is something entirely different than the plastic surgery of Hollywood, she argues. “How many models and actresses do you see on magazine covers who have brand-new faces and have had plastic surgery, while I myself have never had any plastic surgery? I am an artist, and I have the ability and the free will to choose the way the world will envision me.”
So strange. I would bet on makeup, since body modification like this (implanting metal rods), especially if performed by a non-plastic surgeon, is extremely painful and frought with complications. Her music is pretty darn catchy though!
Wednesday, April 28th, 2010
Rumors have been circulating recently that Lady Gaga is considering plastic surgery. A source has been quoted as saying:
“She’s desperately unhappy but keeps talking about having thousands of dollars worth of plastic surgery. She really thinks that could fix everything.”
This has led to a slew of blogs claiming that Ms. Gaga is planning to go under the plastic surgeon’s knife. Not so, says someone in the know:
A spokesperson for the Poker Face star told the news provider he was “categorically denying” the reports, describing them as “ridiculous and untrue”.
So, we’ve established that she is not planning plastic surgery now, but has she had it in the past? A rhinoplasty perhaps? My Magic Eight Ball Says: Signs Point To Yes.
I really like her music. Let’s Dance is great, as is Poker Face and that GAGARARARA Bad Romance song. Her videos are really strange though…yet I can’t not watch them when they are on.
Thanks for reading.
Michigan-based Plastic Surgeon
Anthony Youn, M.D.