Melissa George Says She's Completely Against Cosmetic Surgery

Australian actress Melissa George says she doesn’t understand why some people would go under the knife to enhance their appearance, and is completely against cosmetic and plastic surgery. In a recent interview with OK! Magazine, Ms. George states, “The world has bad plastic surgery. It’s called plastic surgery. Of course you’re not going to look good. If someone needs surgery after an accident, I’m a big supporter of that but I don’t know why everyone wants to look like the Joker!”.

Melissa insists that she’s very low-maintenance when it comes to beauty and that she maintains a regular skincare regimen to maintain a healthy complexion year round.  She does admit that maintenance is a good thing, and vouches for a strong chemical peel about once every two years. Other than that, she is completely against cosmetic and plastic surgery and is determined to pursue a natural route to maintain her youthful looks. The 35-year-old actress is famous for her plump lips and cherub-like features, but admits that her enviable features did get in the way of getting a certain film part. A producer once told her agent that her lips were too big and that the part didn’t need someone who looked like Angelina Jolie.

George isn’t the only celebrity to be outspoken about plastic and cosmetic surgery. Stars including Kate Winslet, Emma Thompson and Rachel Weisz were recently in the media for banding together to form a “British Anti-Cosmetic Surgery League”.  These celebrities insist that plastic surgery only promotes a fake, image-obsessed culture of Hollywood and that it’s unnecessary for most.

Still, demand for plastic and cosmetic surgery continues to remain steady and many Americans are still heading to their plastic surgeon to achieve the Hollywood ideal. Popular procedures include breast implants, liposuction, facelift surgery and lip implants. Non-surgical procedures that continue to be a popular choice for budget-conscious Americans and those looking for a temporary fix include chemical peels, BOTOX Cosmetic injections, dermal fillers and microdermabrasion.

Read more about celebrity plastic surgery trends here.

Further Reading

  • Motivated by his wife and kids, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, who once called himself “the healthiest fat guy you’ve ever seen”, disclosed Tuesday he secretly underwent Gastric Banding (Lap Band Surgery) on February 16, 2013, performed by Dr. George Fielding, head of NYU Medical Center’s Weight Management Program.

  • The Kardashian sisters are no stranger to cosmetic surgery and it is no surprise that brother Rob has been influenced. Radar Online reported an insider of the National Enquirer quoted, “Rob was complaining about his face drooping and that he’s starting to look old”. It seems his sister Kim was the push and shove he needed. “Kim told him to stop whining and put his money where his mouth is. She turned him on to her trusted plastic surgeon and convinced him to go for a Botox treatment. Rob was all for it and made an appointment right away."

  • Bullied Teen gets a Back to School Face  When you think of the first day of school, most teens need a new backpack, school supplies, and trendy clothes. Not Nadia Ilse, a 14-year-old girl from Georgia who walks in on the first day of school with a new face and new self-confidence.