Advanced search

To think those who have had Botox/fillers look fake?

(105 Posts)
KareninsGirl Fri 12-Apr-13 15:49:43

Well, AIBU?

I really think it makes people look homogenous, plastic and slightly weird.

What's wrong with a 'face that tells a story' anyway?!

Charliefox Fri 12-Apr-13 15:52:16

Yes, YABU. I honestly don't look fake <convinces own self>

LaurieFairyCake Fri 12-Apr-13 15:55:03

Yes. I saw Richard Gere in 'Arbitrage' yesterday and he was brilliant in it, really good story - great acting.

But the first few minutes I felt sorry for him as he has fillers in the top of his cheeks and I thought they looked obvious/stretched.

Every other part of his face was wrinkled and had character.

And I reiterate again that he was fantastic in the film and I just doubt that he needs it.

Pootles2010 Fri 12-Apr-13 15:56:10

Ah but if they were good botox/fillers you wouldn't know would you? So you can only judge on the crappy ones.

TakingTheStairs Fri 12-Apr-13 15:57:11


You would be surprised at how many people you have met that have it done that you don't know about.
It can look fake & plastic if it's OTT.
And a face can still tell a story, but with a botox maybe the story isn't "I haven't slept in ten daysand I'm really cross" which is what I look like without my botox. With it, I look normal and not scary.

YouTheCat Fri 12-Apr-13 15:58:57

YANBU - just look at Kylie

LaurieFairyCake Fri 12-Apr-13 15:59:34

Well I'm guessing that Richard Gere can afford the absolute best and it still looked incredibly obvious to me

justpoppy Fri 12-Apr-13 16:00:52

YABU. Botox and fillers don't always look fake. Yes some people like the fake look and if that's the look they're going for all power to them but chances are there are plenty of people around who've had botox and fillers who, in most peoples eyes, look really good, fresh faced etc. Its not always that blatently obvious.

Pickles101 Fri 12-Apr-13 16:01:39

YANBU. Personally I think it's really noticeable - whether it's subtle or plastic less subtle

acceptableinthe80s Fri 12-Apr-13 16:02:01

Yanbu. Looks awful especially on actors. Just do what I do and grow a bloody fringe, hides a multitude of sins. Alternatively out on a bit of weight, my rem slightly chubby dad is 67 and does'nt have a single wrinkle.

KareninsGirl Fri 12-Apr-13 16:06:41

It's the shiny forehead that gives it away, if not the plumped up cheekbones or bloated lips. Don't get me started on the lack of facial expression.

Lots of famous people have it done and look awful (as posted up thread as an example: kylie). Yet they have the money to employ the best surgeons. Eventually, fresh faced always seems to become plastic (not so) fantastic.

I just don't understand it, really. What has happened to society to make people think this looks better than a naturally aged complexion?

Feminine Fri 12-Apr-13 16:08:06

It nearly always looks wrong.

Faces that are supposed to have lines, always look better with them.

I know women on here love to convince themselves they have "just had a bit, you'd never know...I look rested"


Anyone with it in their face over say about 35 needs to reconsider! grin

My MIL has unusual things done to her face every couple of months, she regularly travels 150 miles to see her dermatologist for some suspicious procedure. I like her very much. I wish she'd stop messing.

Sucksoutthejoy Fri 12-Apr-13 16:12:23

YABU I have Botox in my forehead and it doesn't look homogenous, plastic or slightly weird. Just erases the enormous trough I have running across my forehead otherwise. No one has ever passed comment either positive or negative tbh. I do agree that fillers are a WHOLE different story though

Branleuse Fri 12-Apr-13 16:14:56


It looks fake if its overdone, but most people have a little to soften the frown and youd never know

poozlepants Fri 12-Apr-13 16:16:39

There is a mother at my nursery who I always felt a bit sorry for as her face was sort of strange and I wondered whether she had had a stroke or had burns or something. Turns out she has a face full of botox. It had just never crossed my mind. Admittedly I don't live somewhere posh so it's not an everyday occurance.

Twogoodreasons Fri 12-Apr-13 16:17:57

A lot of people, including me, think that a natural possibly wrinkled look is far better than a weird puffed-up immobile face. I also feel sad when I see young women with very odd, sore-looking plumped up lips. I don't think "society" values the fake look just because a few insecure slebs can't resist it though.

I take the point that some people will have had these things done and look great, but clearly you don't have any way of knowing which result you will get. Why risk it?

HousewifeFromHeaven Fri 12-Apr-13 16:18:15

Yabu. Better than looking like a 'bag o' spanners' grin

Charliefox Fri 12-Apr-13 16:54:53

There is a huge difference between obvious plumped up lips and cheek fillers and just a tiny touch of Botox to erase forehead lines.

lottieandmia Fri 12-Apr-13 16:56:11

You can have too much done and then it looks fake because you can tell! But in moderation people will just say 'you look well' but they won't know.

oopsadaisymaisy Fri 12-Apr-13 17:03:48

Oh no, I'm having Botox and fillets next week. I'm under no illusion that I'm probably the only person that will notice. I can't afford to go crazy so I don't suppose I ll look frozen. I'm having my elevenses done, I ve got a fringe so I'm not too bothered about my forehead. I've got really deep nose to mouth lines and I'm having fillets there. I suspect I will look vaguely but not unnaturally different. I know lots of people who have it done and if they hadn't told me I wouldn't have known. Not everyone goes over the top.

oopsadaisymaisy Fri 12-Apr-13 17:04:23

Ha ha, fillers not fillets.

Feminine Fri 12-Apr-13 17:04:42

But...there are almost no women/men over say 35, who are line-less if they have been a little bit helped it will. look. odd! grin

Jestrin Fri 12-Apr-13 17:05:53

YANBU Ever since Angelina Jolie came on the scene, many actresses seem to get plumper lips and they look like ducks!

oopsadaisymaisy Fri 12-Apr-13 17:06:32

Feminine, I ll still have my wrinkly eyes and turkey neck so I'm not going to look twenty again smile

Feminine Fri 12-Apr-13 17:09:46

smile oops so why bother then?

I mean that nicely, I'm sure you look just right!

You don't have to answer...

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, watch threads, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now »

Already registered? Log in with: