Jamie Lee Curtis, 62, Says Plastic Surgery Is ‘Wiping Out Generations Of Beauty’

Jamie Lee Curtis, 62, Says Plastic Surgery Is ‘Wiping Out Generations Of Beauty’

The actress opened up about how she tried it herself and that it didn't work.

Jamie Lee Curtis is sharing her thoughts about unrealistic beauty standards. The outspoken actress confessed that she's worried about society's "obsession" with plastic surgery. The 62-year-old admitted to Fast Company that she's no stranger to procedures but it came at a price. "I tried plastic surgery and it didn't work. It got me addicted to Vicodin," she told the outlet. "I'm 22 years sober now. The current trend of fillers and procedures, and this obsession with filtering, and the things that we do to adjust our appearance on Zoom are wiping out generations of beauty. Once you mess with your face, you can't get it back." In 2002 she told More, “I’ve had a little lipo. I’ve had a little Botox. And you know what? None of it works. None of it. It’s such a fraud. And I’m the one perpetuating it.”


Surely now with the advancement of social media, it has some part to play in the world's obsessions with looks? ” Dr. Daria Hamrah, a Virginia-based facial cosmetic surgeon, told HuffPost, “Everybody wants a quick fix, a magic surgery that fixes everything, mainly because they want to look good in their selfies. They don’t want to go to the gym and go on a diet for six months or a year. They want to take their selfies right now. They take selfies every day and just want to look good and don’t want to use filters or makeup.”


Curtis spoke about the impact that social media can have on mental health, sharing that she uses her platforms "to sell things and amplify things I care about. Period. The rest is cancer. It's like giving a chainsaw to a toddler," she continued. "We just don't know the longitudinal effect, mentally, spiritually, and physically, on a generation of young people who are in agony because of social media, because of the comparisons to others. All of us who are old enough know that it's all a lie. It's a real danger to young people."


The actress told Variety back in 2019 that a cameraman’s comments about her “puffy eyes” led her to seek plastic surgery in her twenties. "I had a routine plastic surgery because of a cameraman. I naturally had puffy eyes. If you see photographs of me as a child, I look like I haven’t slept. I’ve just always been that person, and we were shooting a scene in a courtroom with that kind of high, nasty fluorescent light, and it came around to my coverage in the scene, and [the cameraman] said, 'I’m not shooting her today. Her eyes are too puffy.' I was so mortified and so embarrassed and had just so much shame about it that after that movie, I went and had routine plastic surgery to remove the puffiness. They gave me Vicodin as a painkiller for something that wasn’t really painful." This kicked off her 10-year addiction to painkillers. But she overcamethe addiction and is now over 20 years sober. "I'm breaking the cycle that has basically destroyed the lives of generations in my family," Curtis told PEOPLE. "Getting sober remains my single greatest accomplishment… bigger than my husband, bigger than both of my children and bigger than any work, success, failure. Anything."