Jane Fonda Regrets Getting a Facelift and Asks Young People to Stop Being Afraid of Getting Old

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Jane Fonda is having a flashback about her plastic surgery. The legendary and iconic actress, who is almost 85, opened up about her views on aging in an interview. Let’s hear her thoughts about why she regrets getting a facelift.

Age is no reason to give up on your dreams.


The Oscar-winning star, advocate for the environment, and leg warmer-enthusiast, Jane Fonda told Vogue that women shouldn’t be afraid of aging. “I’m almost 85, but I don’t seem that old. So getting young people to stop being afraid of being old, helping people realize that just because you’re a certain age doesn’t mean you have to give up on life, give up on having fun, give up on having boyfriends or girlfriends, making new friends, or whatever you want to do.”

Looking back, Fonda candidly stated that she’s not proud of her decision to get a facelift.

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Speaking about her history with plastic surgery, she said that we all know a lot of wealthy women who’ve had all kinds of facelifts and things like that, and they look terrible. She had a facelift but stopped because she didn’t want to look “distorted.” She even admitted, “I’m not proud of the fact that I had [one].”

She believes that there are many other ways to stay stunning.

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When it’s simple to take a healthy body “for granted,” Fonda advised starting an active lifestyle young. This will improve one’s mobility and general wellness over time. She added, “I don’t do a lot of facials, I don’t spend a lot of money on face creams or anything like that, but I stay moisturized, I sleep, I move, I stay out of the sun, and I have good friends who make me laugh. Laughter is a good thing too.”

Fonda is no stranger to openly discussing aging.

Through her well-known home training videos, which were popular in the 1980s, the Oscar winner has attempted to make wellness more accessible. The initial tutorial that Fonda and her team produced is still the most popular home video of all time, according to Fonda. “I know that the world is full of women who can’t afford to go to a gym or feel self-conscious about being in a gym or can’t go to a gym because they have a young child,” Fonda said.

She encourages everyone to embrace themselves in all ways.

“I was just fascinated with how [people embraced it],” she shared, talking about her home workout videos. “I mean, maybe people started doing it because they wanted to get thin, but women would say to me, ’I don’t take insulin anymore for my diabetes,’ or, ’I stood up to my boss for the first time because I could see the muscles in my arms.’ It empowered women in very profound ways. I was really happy about that.”

What are your thoughts about facelifts? Would you prefer to get one or keep glowing just the way you are?

Preview photo credit ASSOCIATED PRESS/East News, AF Archive/Mary Evans Picture Library/East News, janefonda / Instagram


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