While Make Me Heal has heard of people who are against plastic surgery, even non-invasive procedures like Botox, we were surprised to hear that an outcry was coming from the Hollywood community. Yet it seems that Rachel Weisz is calling for a ban on Botox for her fellow actors.
39-year old British beauty first came to the attention of American audiences in the family-friendly action flick The Mummy. Since then she has become a household name, but apparently without the aid of plastic surgery if she is to believed.
The Academy Award actress recently spoke out against the use of Botox for those in the acting profession, saying in a recent interview in the August issue of UK edition of Harper’s Bazaar.
She says, “It should be banned for actors, as steroids are for sportsmen. Acting is all about expression; why would you want to iron out a frown?”
While Make Me Heal’s panel of plastic surgery experts believe that Rachel is currently plastic surgery-free, they also predict that she may reconsider her position one day.
On his blog, plastic surgeon Dr. Anthony Youn suggests Rachel and her fellow actors use Dysport, a recently introduced alternative injectable to Botox.
He writes, “Well, that’s all fine and dandy. It would be funny if they agreed to this for her next movie and suddenly all the other actors show up wrinkle-free anyways. They could just use Dysport instead.”
Dr. Paul S. Nassif, a facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon at Spalding Drive Plastic Cosmetic Surgery and Dermatology tells Make Me Heal, “Rachel can say that because she is wrinkle-free!! I would love to get a better angle look at her nose because a subtle rhinoplasty may be useful. Has she had any work —- I doubt it.”
Manhattan plastic surgeon Dr. David Shafer says, “Rachel Weisz is entitled to her opinion. However, in time, she will have her day in the plastic surgeon’s office. There definitely are actors that have way too much Botox on board. However, when done correctly, Botox Cosmetic helps smooth the wrinkles and fine lines while preserving expression.”
Manhattan plastic surgeon Dr. Jennifer Walden says, “It does not look like she has had any work done. However, well-placed and conservatively injected Botox can make one’s forehead appear wrinkle-free and flawless like hers looks on the cover of Bazaar.”
Plastic surgeon Dr. Sherrell J. Aston says, “I can understand Ms. Weisz’s opinion on actors getting Botox, however, at the end of the day, it is a personal decision that everyone makes.”
While good skincare may be enough for Rachel now while she’s still relatively young, Make Me Heal thinks she may change her mind about Botox and similar procedures as she ages and her wrinkles make an appearance.
Read the complete plastic surgery profile of Rachel Weisz on Plasticopedia, the largest celebrity plastic surgery encyclopedia.
Posted on August 5th, 2009 in Celebrity Plastic Surgery by Ruby Marr