Ashley Judd is the latest in a string of celebrities to be accused of getting plastic surgery after she appeared on a Canadian talk show with her face looking noticeably puffy. When viewers saw Judd on CTV's The Marilyn Dennis Show they immediately took notice of her swollen cheeks, slit-thin eyes and frozen forehead. Many speculated that the 43-year-old actress had had work done, particularly filler injections that create a fuller, inflated appearance.
But Ashley Judd's rep vehemently denied that the actress has had plastic surgery. For the record, this is unequivocally not true, Judd's rep, Cara Tripicchio, told E! News. Ashley has been battling an ongoing, serious sinus infection and flu. Therefore, Ashley has been on a heavy dose of medication to overcome it so she could get on a plane and travel to Toronto and New York to fulfill her commitment of completing four consecutive days of press to promote her new show 'Missing.'
This may have contributed to her face appearing 'puffy' on the talk show in Toronto, however anyone who is truly paying attention and not looking to perpetuate a ridiculous story can look online further at photos of her last night during an Apple store event in NYC and see for themselves that there is zero sign of plastic surgery, puffiness, fillers, etc., that has become a silly and erroneous topic of conversation. Ashley is a natural beauty enjoying her 40s gracefully.
Judd backed up this claim with a tweet Thursday morning, writing, Thanks to all asking how I've been feeling. still very sick (flu + viral infection in sinuses = wicked) but staying positive & having fun.
Ashley Judd is just the latest actress accused of botching her looks with plumped-up fillers and cosmetic enhancements. Recently, Lindsay Lohan met similar criticism. In the midst of her Saturday Night Live appearance, buzz sounded that Lohan had gotten plastic surgery that dramatically changed her 25-year-old face.
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Um WTF has Lindsay Lohan done to her face?! Besides use it to lie her tail off on the @todayshow, tweeted one Gossip Girl. Lindsay was funny on SNL! Of course it looked nothing like her, tweeted radio station 94.5 PST. Lindsay Lohan is only 25. So sad that her face looks all puffy from weird plastic surgery and she could barely say her lines on SNL. :( posted user Ryan Case. Lindsay Lohan will be on SNL tonight. I am scared to see what her face will look like in HD, tweeted user @DollarMenuTweets.
On Tuesday, 38-year-old actress Rose McGowan was photographed in Los Angeles looking particularly puffy. It is regarded as the tell-tale sign of a little too much 'help,' wrote the Daily Mail. So when Rose McGowan stepped out in Los Angeles yesterday with a suspiciously plump-looking face, eagle-eyed observers were quick to question whether the actress had succumbed to cosmetic enhancement ... sporting a 'pillow' face - unnaturally plump lips and cheeks - during a lunch date.
Plastic surgeon Alex Karidis of the Hospital of St. John and St. Elizabeth told the Daily Mail about the pillow face look in 2009. A lot of people are injecting their faces to counter the deflating effect of aging, he said. Especially those that like to keep trim as their facial fat diminishes. But the question is where do you draw the line? A patient wants more and more and ends up with a fat face.
Some celebrities who have openly admitted to cosmetic surgery say they regret messing with their natural looks. French model Emmanuelle Beart has even started a campaign to raise awareness about the risks.
I had my mouth done when I was 27. It was a botched job, she told Le Monde. Obviously, if I had liked my mouth I wouldn't have had it redone. If a man or woman has something redone it is because he or she can no longer live with that part of their body, it is no longer bearable. Either they get help and find the strength to fight [the urge to have plastic surgery] or they proceed with the act.
Beart said she was profoundly affected by getting plastic surgery, according to the Daily Mail, and would not consider getting it again. It is a grave act in which you don't necessarily foresee all the consequences. Just the idea of an injection these days devastates me. So I don't know how I will get through these stages of middle and old age.
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