Kate Winslet has reaffirmed her anti-plastic surgery stance, telling the Telegraph, that she and friends Rachel Weisz and Emma Thompson have formed a “British Anti-Cosmetic Surgery League.” “I will never give in,” says Winslet. “It goes against my morals, the way that my parents brought me up, and what I consider to be natural beauty.”
Gwyneth Paltrow also talked plastic surgery in a recent interview with the German edition of OK!, calling it “vanity.” But Paltrow did have an exception: breast augmentation. Her reasoning was that breast feeding changes breasts; so a post-baby breast surgery is essentially reconstructive. “Before I didn’t care about it,” she said. “And I still refuse to use silicone, Botox, or any other of those gimmicks out of pure vanity. But a breast correction after breast feeding—why not?”
What I take away from this quote is that this kind of breast surgery would still be cosmetic. I mean, even changed breasts do their job; and even women who don’t breast feed will have breasts that change with age. Do they get a “why not” clause for surgery too? That said, personally, I don’t care what Paltrow does or what her reasoning is behind it, so long as she’s comfortable with it. And while I respect Winslet’s position, and think actresses might benefit from having a little more facial movement, I don’t disrespect actresses who have made other choices. At the end of the day, I’ve always been pro-choice about other women’s bodies. And while I don’t see myself going under the knife for elective surgery, restorative or improving, nor am I planning to use Botox or fillers, I don’t think anyone who does is immoral. I don’t even think they’re necessarily vainer than other people—vanity can manifest itself in lots of ways.
Do you have your own personal set of “rules” about cosmetic surgery? And are there are any exceptions?