Plastic surgery once was a taboo subject. Celebrities would get work done and 24 hours later the covers of tabloids would be plastered with before and after pictures. Usually, if the reporter was particularly passionate about the perceived hack job, the story would cover the tragedy of the procedure. Between bloated lips and shocked eyebrow positioning, they would claim that the procedure had destroyed the subject. In this day and age, though, this is simply not the case. No, with the simplicity of procedures and the ability to get in and out within hours, more and more people are turning to non-invasive surgeries to fix issues. Is this really the case, though? Are celebrities REALLY getting more work one these days?
According to Hollywood Surgeons, Most Clients Are Stars
You can file this under “news that is probably not mind blowing.” Beverly Hills plastic surgeon Dr. Renato Calabria told E News that, “...around 40 percent,” of actors in their 20s and 30s have had some form of work done. This number increases for the 40 year old set, with “Close to 100 percent…” of stars seeking out work such as facelifts.
Not All Stars Are On Board With Surgery
Despite these suggested numbers, many stars claim to not be even remotely down with a scalpel or needle going near their faces. In an interview with Harper’s Bazaar, singer Lady Gaga said, I have never had plastic surgery, and there are many pop singers 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.”
However, Many Stars Are Open To the Idea
Other celebs are not opposed to getting work done, like Sofia Vergara. She told Redbook, “Why not? I mean, not yet, but maybe [I'll do] my under-eye bags in my 50s. We'll see what I need, but I'm not saying no!”
She’s not alone. In fact, one of the Kardashians’, Kourtney, has had work done. “I have had breast implants, but it's so funny 'cause it's not a secret, I could care less,” she said on Nightline.
Overall, Plastic Surgery is Getting More Popular
Whatever the overall opinion, the prevalence of plastic surgery in Hollywood is leading to an increase in plastic surgery the world over. According to a study done by American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, “a whopping 64 percent of member facial plastic surgeons saw an increase in cosmetic surgery or injectable treatments in patients under age 30.”