Salma Hayek Says Plastic Surgery is "Not Beautiful"

While many of our favorite Hollywood celebs go under the knife to fight the signs of aging, a good number prefer to maintain their natural appearance by avoiding plastic surgery altogether. Salma Hayek recently voiced her opinion about the plastic surgery debate, telling Allure magazine that while every woman is “entitled to fight to preserve her youth”, plastic surgery isn’t necessarily the best way to get there. Hayek states that plastic surgery, “[is] like the uniform of a generation…and it’s not necessarily beautiful. It’s not wrinkled-looking, but it’s not beautiful.”

The 44-year-old Oscar nominee admits that she isn’t showing many of the common signs of aging of a woman in her 40s – deep wrinkles on the forehead, sagging skin around the jowls, excess body fat around the hips and stomach, and wrinkles and lines around the face. She does admit that one part of her body looked much better than it did about a decade ago, however. Hayek says, “My boobs. They’re not bad, by the way. I’m not complaining about them.”

Many women in their forties do experience sagging of the breasts, which can be corrected with a breast lift or breast augmentation surgery. Take a look at these breast lift before and after photos to see examples of this type of transformation on women in their 40s, and in patients who may have similar goals as you.

As for her radiant complexion, Hayek says that she simply follows a good skincare regimen. She’s also been applying various types of beauty creams throughout her lifetime, and recently introduced her own beauty line, Nuance, that’s sold at CVS stores throughout the United States. Hayek encourages women to be “more at ease with your sexuality when you are in your 40s”, and states that self-assuredness and confidence can help to make a woman appear and feel more beautiful. Plastic surgery, in Hayek’s eyes, are not part of the equation.

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