Bad Plastic Surgery

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July 16, 2010 7:36 PM

Just finished watching the Episode 3, Season 5 of "The Closer".

What on earth has Mary McDonnell done to herself? Overly tight, rather lumpy facelift and far too much botox (any at all is too much IMO). Hard to be believe she's 4 years younger than me and SWMBO - and no, we haven't had any "cosmetic revisions".
 
 
 
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July 17, 2010 10:18 AM

Can't see the point in plastic surgery for purly vanity reasons. Beauty comes in many forms and is not restricted to how people look. How we are as people and how we treat others is far more important than looks. Things sag as we get older that's life live with it. Spend the money on the hifi not on surgery. Don.
 
 
 
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July 17, 2010 12:31 PM

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Can't see the point in plastic surgery for purly vanity reasons. Beauty comes in many forms and is not restricted to how people look. How we are as people and how we treat others is far more important than looks. Things sag as we get older that's life live with it. Spend the money on the hifi not on surgery. Don.

Totally agree. SWMBO is 62 now, and still gorgeous IMO. One of her friends has suggested to her that perhaps the times has come to "get something done". Her reply was unrepeatable here. Big Grin
 
 
 
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July 17, 2010 2:37 PM

Saw Mickey Rourke on Jonathan Ross last night, I though he had been burned, or had a bad motorbike crash, but no, he voluntarily made himself look like that.
 
 
 
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July 17, 2010 3:30 PM

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Saw Mickey Rourke on Jonathan Ross last night, I though he had been burned, or had a bad motorbike crash, but no, he voluntarily made himself look like that.

Horrible, isn't it?

Meg Ryan is another example.
 
 
 
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July 17, 2010 3:58 PM

It is a problem for actors, they spend hours in make-up every day when working, and are used to having their features changed. With the right lighting and camera angles it works.

They also have an image that is what they sell, and when they see it changing, they try to stop those changes.

There are transitions in actors careers, which they have to adjust to, or try to fight against. They often start as young and beautiful love interests, there comes a point when they are no longer getting cast as that and if they can make the change to playing parents of the characters they played before. I does involve accepting that you have aged, and being public about it.

They also live in a culture where it is believed that you can buy pretty much anything, including a new face.

If they trade on their ability as an actor, then they don't care, but with the big money in Hollywood not being that bothered about quality acting, there are pressures to conform to an image, or be rejected.

Those like Jack Nicholson and Meryl Streep have careers that allows them to trade on their abilities, and have rarely dabbled in the current style of mass market blockbusters, or at least done them on their own terms. Others are not so sure of their place or abilities, and many it seems have fallen into the mistruths peddled by 'parasitic' plastic surgeons.
 
 
 
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July 17, 2010 3:59 PM

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Originally posted by JamieL_v2:
Saw Mickey Rourke on Jonathan Ross last night, I though he had been burned, or had a bad motorbike crash, but no, he voluntarily made himself look like that.
A lot of boxing messed his face up.And he thought surgery would make it better.
He looks horrid.
When you look back at his early films he was a good looking bloke.
That Hollywood for you. Eek
 
 
 
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July 18, 2010 11:18 AM

This thread is getting very scary as everyone seams to agree that plastic surgery is very bad indeed.

Come on you Naimies is there anyone out there that disagrees with us?
 
 
 
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July 18, 2010 11:25 AM

How about the original idea being applied? Repairing injury /burn/surgery scars ,and other physical injuries/ defects.
 
 
 
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July 18, 2010 11:34 AM

Plastic surgery to repair disfigurement is a good thing and has brought much happiness to the many unfortunaite people that have needed it.
 
 
 
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July 18, 2010 11:58 AM

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Plastic surgery to repair disfigurement is a good thing and has brought much happiness to the many unfortunaite people that have needed it.

That's exactly how I and SWMBO feel about it. She won't even use dye to hide the white streaks in her black hair.
 
 
 
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July 18, 2010 12:03 PM

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That's exactly how I and SWMBO feel about it. She won't even use dye to hide the white streaks in her black hair.


My lady is not vain by any accepted definition, but that is the only thing she does. She enjoys the subtle changes she can make to her shade, which was originally dark brown.

I leave my light blond streaks as they are. Smile
 
 
 
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July 18, 2010 12:27 PM

To be honest, SWMBO did use dye when she first started developing white streaks. (her natural colour is that sort of black that is almost blue at times) She stopped when I told her that it didn't look natural, and anyway I liked the streaks. Smile

She herself told me that the only reason she had been dyeing it was "peer pressure" (from her friends), and that she hated all the "faff" involved. The only long-term change that happened is that her very long hair rapidly became a short bob, which actually suits her very well. Still only has a few white streaks.
 
 
 
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July 18, 2010 1:24 PM

Lulu recently appeared on "The One Show" and has clearly had lots of work done; quite hideous IMO.

Although not a fan of Denis Norton, when he was interviewing her on his radio show a couple of days after I had to laugh when he said "Well Lulu, I must say you look....astonishing!"
 
 
 
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July 19, 2010 11:29 PM

oh I like white streaks and women who go natural like men. Comes a time when mature women need to go to a short bob. I have a cousin's wife who is natural, very short hair, they have such fun and lots of outdoor events and my mom always makes comments about her. I told mom to stop with the critiques about her and my sisters. Mom looked surprised for some reason. "It's not about looks but about what you say and do that's important."

My parents don't understand that, a pity because they look bad for that, and they were in the high corporate world. I remember as a teen my sisters going ballistic and run out in tears. Later I understood.
 
 
 
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