Curvy Kate Winslet Speaks Out Against Cosmetic Surgery
British actresses speak out on why they don't believe in plastic surgery.
Aug. 19, 2011— -- In a celebrity world full of Botox-frozen faces, preternaturally perky breasts, and noses that have seen more than one permutation, a few actresses from across the pond are just saying "no" to plastic surgery.
In an interview with the U.K. media, Kate Winslet recently took a stance against getting a nip/tuck, saying that cosmetic surgery "goes against [her] morals."
"I will never give in," said Winslet, 35.
Winslet, famous for her curvy, womanly physique, argued that she was raised to appreciate "natural beauty" and doesn't want, as an actress, to have cosmetic surgery or botox "freeze the expression" of her face.
Winslet isn't the only Brit speaking out against going under the knife. Fellow Oscar-winning actresses Rachel Weisz, 41, and Emma Thompson, 52, also oppose cosmetic surgery.
"We're in this awful youth-driven thing now where everybody needs to look 30 at 60. I'm not fiddling about with myself," Thompson reportedly told the U.K. media.
Weisz reportedly noted that people who look "too perfect don't look sexy or particularly beautiful."
Are these comments markers of a mounting anti-cosmetic surgery movement? One look at the red carpet would suggest no, though Us magazine speculated that Winslet is starting an "anti-cosmetic surgery league" with other U.K. actresses.
How might plastic surgeons take such a movement?
"Plastic surgery is a very individualized decision and everyone needs to do what makes them feel comfortable, but I don't think that decision should be influenced by a few actresses who may not feel that cosmetic surgery is right for them," said Dr. Stephen Greenberg, director of New York's Premier Center for Plastic Surgery.
Greenberg agreed that celebrities are certainly under "additional pressure to look better, just like they feel additional pressure to lose weight and have a better figure," but he doesn't find anything wrong with people wanting to undergo "relatively simple procedures" to make themselves feel better about the way they look.
"Our society looks to celebrities to look good, to emulate what other people want to look like," Greenberg said. "Obviously, plastic surgery is not for these particular celebrities, but they shouldn't try to tell other people that it's not the right thing to do for them, whether they are fellow actresses or the person next door."
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