Sharon Stone on Plastic Surgery: Imperfections Are 'Sensual'

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At 55, Sharon Stone says she has a greater sense of confidence - a fresh take on her life.

"It's not like 50 is the new 30. It's like fifty is the new chapter," she told New You magazine. "We know so much at this age, and people realize we're the ones with experience. We're a very colorful generation that is leading once again."

Stone, who was divorced from editor Phil Bronstein in 2004, is also celebrating the changes she's seen in her appearance.

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"I thought I lost the deep vortex on my eyelid that you have when you're younger, but I gained almost a kind of beautiful abyss. As I lost the fullness in my face, I got in these great cheekbones," she said. "I can't tell you how many doctors try to sell me a facelift. I've even gone as far as having someone talk me into it, but when I went over and looked at pictures of myself, I thought, "What are they going to lift?"

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To that end, the mother of three boys said that she's steering clear of surgery, though she understands why some women opt to go under the knife.

"I have come close - but, frankly, I think that in the art of aging well there's this sexuality to having those imperfections. It's sensual," she said. "[But] I don't think there is anything wrong with cosmetic surgery at all. I think it's great. But I don't think it's alright to distort yourself."

"You can't treat an illness with cosmetic surgery, and that's why it would be great if there were qualified therapists in plastic surgeons' offices, and that people would go to a therapeutic meeting before plastic surgery," she added. "I think that should be part of the FDA requirement."