Female celebrities undergoing plastic surgery in order to maintain their youthful appearance certainly isn't a new phenomenon. Over the last several decades, the practice has been exhaustively discussed and examined by medical experts and pop culture watchers, detailing both the positives and the negatives of plastic surgery's influence on our society. Still, a new documentary may offer a fresh perspective on the complicated relationship between celebrities and cosmetic enhancement.
This fall, the documentary "Take My Nose...Please" is slated to be released. In the film, director Joan Kron examines the plastic surgery phenomenon and the pressures placed upon female celebrities through the eyes of some of the most celebrated comediennes ever. Even though comediennes should be judged, above all else, by their ability to make us laugh, being in the public eye still leads many of them to seek cosmetic enhancement, and the three women below certainly aren’t strangers to the world of plastic surgery.
Although she may live her life on D-List, this funny lady approaches cosmetic enhancement like an A-Lister. To date, the Emmy winner has undergone breast augmentation, rhinoplasty and a brow-lift. Additionally, Griffin also opted for a liposuction procedure that went awry, leaving her hospitalized and, by the comedienne's own admission, nearly killed her.
After rising to fame in the late 80s and 90s thanks to her eponymous television series, Roseanne subsequently took on a decidedly different appearance thanks to plastic surgery. In 1998 Roseanne had gastric bypass, which helped her to reduce her weight from a high of around 330 pounds. In the following years, the former TV star and Presidential candidate also underwent a tummy tuck, a nose job and a breast reduction surgery.
During her decades' long career, John Rivers proved that she was the queen of snark and sass, but she may have also been the unofficial queen of plastic surgery. At one point, Rivers claimed to have undergone several hundred cosmetic procedures, and her changing appearance over the years would seem to offer proof that she wasn’t exaggerating. Among Rivers' myriad of procedures were several face lifts, numerous nose jobs, liposuction and a plethora of Botox injections. Sadly, Rivers' love of plastic surgery may have contributed to her death, as she passed away from surgical complications.
These stories barely scrape the surface of female comedians' relationship with plastic surgery. When Kron's documentary is released later this year, we're bound to learn more about the complicated relationship between funny women and their cosmetic enhancements.
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