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Kathy Griffin wants to warn women about plastic surgery


Kathy Griffin has had facelifts, nose jobs and liposuction, not to mention her famous Lasik nightmare, which left her partially blind in one eye. But Griffin’s plastic surgery days are over. Having been there and seen it all, the comedienne is now keen to show the world the real consequences of going under the knife.

In her memoir Official Book Club Selection: A Memoir According to Kathy Griffin, which was published last year, the 49-year-old talks candidly about her experiences and even reveals post-op pictures, showing her lumpy and bruised stomach and thighs. She admits that doing so “is embarrassing”, according to People, but thinks it is important to show women what it’s really like.

“I want women to know that this is what lipo looks like. Like, are you sure you don’t want to just work out a little more?”

Griffin also talks about the pressures of showbiz and how she naively got a nose job when she was younger after being convinced by people in the industry that it would make her “pretty“ and get her more work.

“I was told repeatedly, ‘You would be pretty if it weren’t for that nose. You’d work more if it weren’t for that nose. Hey have you considered getting a nose job?’ You would think I had a nose the size of Texas. I was young and impressionable and I was told that enough that I started to believe it, so I got a nose job,” she says.

Weight was also a huge issue for the star, who often exercised too much, starved herself and binged later. She remarks: “Being on television … I was never thin enough … clothes didn’t come in anything larger than a four. That got to me.”

So Griffin turned to liposuction. The complications nearly killed her and her svelte figure today, she says, actually has nothing to do with the operation but is down to good old “yawn: diet and exercise“.

Speaking on the Wendy Williams Show, Kathy Griffin admits she wanted to look like Jennifer Aniston from the waist down and describes the post-lipo snaps as “CSI pictures“. She also talks about Heidi Montag’s plastic surgery, saying: “Isn’t it funny, girls are getting (plastic surgery) younger and younger and they end up looking like hot 40-year-olds.“

Another celebrity who has spoken out against plastic surgery is actress Jane Fonda.

Images: Wikimedia Commons

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