Facial cosmetic surgery has been on the rise for many years now, but it wasn’t until recently that celebrities began to speak out candidly about their own procedures. Many pundits cite actress Patricia Heaton’s numerous conversations about her own cosmetic surgery a few years back as a groundbreaking step toward removing the taboo from these common procedures. Today dozens of well-known public figures speak frankly about their own surgical enhancements, from Virginia Madsen to Jennifer Gray.
But one thing that has not been especially common until recently is the aspirational quote – celebrities expressing their desire to undergo some surgical transformation in the future.
That all changed this week when Lady Gaga, the world’s biggest pop star, made her feelings about cosmetic surgery known in a widely cited interview with Heat Magazine:
Pop superstar Lady Gaga has revealed that she would consider having cosmetic surgery in the future.
The Judas singer, who has said she has never had any type of surgery done, has now revealed that she would think about going under the knife after she has children.
Asked if she had had surgery, the 25-year-old said: ‘I haven’t had any yet, I was born this way. But maybe after I pop out a few Gaga babies I’ll be not born this way any more.’
It is refreshing to hear such a well-known figure speak about cosmetic surgery as something other than a form of shallow manipulation or “cheating.” The truth is that many popular procedures such as facelifts, eye lifts, and cosmetic fillers offer more than just enhanced beauty – they offer the sort of personal confidence and peace of mind we all desire.
Taboos were meant to fall, and our celebrity press is finally beginning to understand that the benefits of expert cosmetic facial surgery go far deeper than the flesh: they can offer emotional relief to anyone tired of feeling bad about the way they look. And if Gaga is willing to try it, maybe the rest of us can be a little more open-minded as well.