Plastic Surgery

Want to Look Like Angelina Jolie? We Don’t Recommend It.

September 5, 2014

With the variety and availability of cosmetic procedures and treatments increasing all of the time, some people are predictably taking it too far. From mothers addicted to looking like Angelina Jolie to young women paying tens of thousands of dollars to resemble Jennifer Lawrence, “celebrity clone surgery” is becoming a buzzword for those striving to completely revamp their appearance to look just like their favorite celebrity.The desire to emulate certain features of celebrities is common and not inherently unhealthy—Angelina Jolie’s lips or Nicole Kidman’s nose are both regularly requested by patients. However, there is a big difference between using a famous face as inspiration and striving to look exactly like a celebrity.

Much of the desire to look like celebrities comes from entertainment, where nothing is what it seems. Take, for example, Angelina Jolie’s striking look in her latest film, Maleficent. While it makes for a chilling character to watch on the big screen, the look can be attributed to the use of prosthetics and makeup. Included in the arsenal used to achieve her aesthetic were prosthetic cheekbones, a fake nose, fabricated molars, and pointy ear attachments. On top of that, expertly applied heavy makeup and unnatural contacts completed the look—an ethereally beautiful fairy with features straight out of a storybook.

Even in films where actresses aren’t playing storybook villains, makeup and retouching are used to create the illusion of perfection. While many people are aware of this, the desire to be faultless remains the same.

Repeated procedures and unrealistic expectations are not only unhealthy, they can throw up red flags for qualified plastic surgeons. Psychiatrists and reputable surgeons agree: seeking surgery to look like someone else can be a big indicator of dangerously low self-esteem or even more serious mental health disorders. The goal of plastic surgery is to help patients improve their appearance, not to make them look like someone else.

The desire to be impossibly perfect can stem from body dysmorphia, a serious disorder that causes one to believe that their appearance is extremely and abnormally flawed. If this is the case, no amount of diet, exercise, makeup, or even surgery will cure the issue.

While coveting the faces and bodies of celebrities is normal, plastic surgery patients must remember that they can never look exactly like anyone else. It is the duty of the surgeon to assist their clients with managing expectations and selecting appropriate procedures. Plastic surgery is meant to enhance natural beauty and correct irregularity, not mold a client into someone else.

When seeking out any form of a cosmetic procedure, the most important step is considering your options with a qualified surgeon. If you are looking to enhance your appearance, schedule a free consultation with one of our qualified, compassionate surgeons to discuss your goals—and design a treatment plan to help you achieve them safely and successfully.

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Feb 25, 2022
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Feb 25, 2022
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Oct 28, 2021
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Aug 28, 2021