The eternal struggle to stay one step ahead of aging has made a lot of people turn to plastic surgery for the solution.Â Everyone has probably imagined getting one: fixing your nose, having a facelift, or removing a few extra pounds. ButÂ doing it for real isÂ an individual decision that merits our respect. However, some people have takenÂ this whole thing a few steps too far. For them, using botox, facial fillers, and silicone in order to achieve their ideal of beauty has become almost an obsession.
It’s much worse for Hollywood stars.Â They are constantly in the spotlight and the whole world can see them age. Celebrities are under a lot of pressure to maintain their youthful looks, so some of them have a few too many surgeries. But there often comes a point when theyÂ stop feeling like themselvesÂ because they can’t recognize themselves in the mirror.
This is exactly what happened to Courteney Cox. The actress, who played Monica in one of the most popular sitcoms of all time,Â Friends, has gotten a lot of attention from the media about the way she looked after all the plastic surgeries she underwent. But after a while, the Alabama-born actress realized that this was no way of going forward in life, and opposite of what most celebs do, she resigned herself to the natural process of aging and decided to have her facial fillers dissolved.
The 53-year-old has spent a big part of her life worrying about the way she looked. Now, after years of trying to use artificial methods to make herself appear younger, she has finally embraced her natural beauty.
In a recent interview for New Beauty magazine, Courteney said, “I grew up thinking that appearance was the most important thing. Thatâs kind of sad because it got me in trouble.Â I was trying so hard to keep up, and I actually made things worse.”
Courteney has had numerous botox injections, facial fillers, and laser treatments, but over time she became unhappy with the way she looked. The cosmetic procedures made her look unrecognizable.
“Well, what would end up happening is that you go to a doctor who would say, ‘You look great, but what would help is a little injection here or filler there.’ So you walk out and you don’t look so bad and you think, no one noticed â it’s good. Then somebody tells you about another doctor: ‘This person’s amazing. They do this person who looks so natural.’ You meet them and they say, ‘You should just do this.’”