Hollywood Draws the Line on Unnatural Plastic Surgery

Hollywood is finally realizing that overdone plastic surgery does not look normal. And so casting calls are asking for actors with natural breasts and faces that can actually emote. Studios are asking for the "no implants" or "no Botox" crowd. Film executives are tired of seeing abnormal body parts, like odd-shaped, silicone-filled breasts that bulge just below the collarbone. And they’re finally becoming cognizant that eyebrows don’t belong half way up the forehead; faces were meant to show emotion and lips should not look like zucchinis.

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Hollywood is finally realizing that overdone plastic surgery does not look normal. And so casting calls are asking for actors with natural breasts and faces that can actually emote. Studios are asking for the "no implants" or "no Botox" crowd. Film executives are tired of seeing abnormal body parts, like odd-shaped, silicone-filled breasts that bulge just below the collarbone. And they’re finally becoming cognizant that eyebrows don’t belong half way up the forehead; faces were meant to show emotion and lips should not look like zucchinis.  


There is so much overdone plastic surgery on television and in movies that some people think that the unnatural is actually normal. Of course, it's not the plastic surgery that is the problem - it's the pernicious combo of a confused patient and an unartistic doctor willing to do anything to please a celebrity. Plastic surgery should restore a normal appearance, or enhance features so that people look good. Normal, but good; not superhuman and certainly not alien.

Does this mean that the sun is setting on the field of plastic surgery? Not at all. Women and men will continue to have cosmetic surgery to enhance their appearance and stall the effects of aging. But this new Hollywood epiphany may bring into focus the true goal of well-done plastic surgery: To make people look natural…and normal. 

Blog written by Arthur Perry, MD, FACS
Dr. Perry has over 2 decades of experience as a clinical surgeon and has been named to the “Best Doctors in the NY Area” book...