Oct 13, 2021
We’ve spent tens of thousands on surgery – can you guess what we’ve had done and whose nip and tucks cost the most?
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FROM Tom Cruise’s puffy filler face to Linda Evangelista’s dodgy fat freezing – it’s easy to see when cosmetic treatments have gone awry.
But what about when they are done well?5It’s hard to tell these four women have spent tens of thousands on cosmetic treatments
Most of us would be none the wiser if a colleague or friend had a subtle nip here or a tuck there.
It’s hard to tell these four women have spent tens of thousands on cosmetic treatments. They have gone under the knife for different reasons – breast enlargement, rhinoplasty, eyelid surgery and a full body overhaul, including liposuction, a tummy tuck and bum lift.
Actress Jamie Lee Curtis, 62, recently slammed the cosmetic surgery craze saying: “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.”
These women, who have all struggled with low self-esteem, don’t all agree with Jamie Lee.
Read on to find out why Jade, Nicola, Donna and Sarah decided to have surgery – and what they had done.Sarah - £6,000 eye lift
SARAH BLAKE, 44, is a writer and lives with her mum Trudy, 67, in the Ribble Valley, Lancs. She spent £6,000 on an eyelid lift in June 2019. She says:
"When I think about ageing, it gives me panic attacks, which is why I decided to get my eyelids lifted. I wanted to look younger.5Sarah spent £6,000 on an eyelid lift in June 2019
I would look at other women and see how nicely their eyeshadow looked whereas mine just sunk into the creases of my eyelids. I was jealous and self-conscious of how tired I looked.
So I researched it extensively and opted for surgery that involved snipping the lids and pulling them back – under general anaesthetic. But immediately afterwards I was hit with a terrible depression. My face looked battered and bruised and I suffered nerve damage. It was a really hard recovery, which lasted months.
My life hadn’t changed the way I’d wanted it to, and the fact was, I was still in my 40s. Now, I’m happy with my surgery. However, it hasn’t changed how I feel inside – I still dread the ageing process. I get Botox too, but with every fine line that appears on my forehead, my heart sinks.
Despite how hard recovery was, I wouldn’t necessarily rule out any more surgery. But I would go into it aware that it is a major operation and not a straightforward life fix."Nicola - £3,500 boob job
SECURITY worker Nicola Turner, 35, lives in Basildon, Essex, with her partner, Luke, 36, a builder, and daughter, Violet, seven. She had breast augmentation in 2010. She says:
"I’m proud to admit I’ve had a boob job. I feel no shame at all and love flaunting my 32H breasts in low-cut tops and skimpy dresses.5Nicola had her boobs done in 2010 and loves flaunting them
I had the surgery when I was 24 at a private clinic in London after making £3,500 pawning gold jewellery my mum had got me as a teen.
It wasn’t really a big deal. I only decided to get them done around six weeks earlier and the operation, where I had implants inserted over my muscle, was straightforward and the recovery was easy.
The jewellery didn’t have much sentimental value and my new boobs – which I’m getting replaced next year as they’re starting to droop – have given me much more joy.
I’m just under 6ft and I thought my previous 34C breasts were too small. I was embarrassed about how I looked in dresses and tight tops.
Blokes have never said anything critical about my implants, although they do admit they feel a bit harder than natural breasts.
I don’t tend to think about the fact that I’ve had my boobs done. I only remember when I put on a tight-fitting dress or skimpy crossover top – and I realise how much I love them."Jade - £5,500 nose job
MARKETING and mindset coach Jade Dover, 33, lives in Rainham, Kent, with her children Selyena, nine, and Safiye, five. She spent £5,500 on a nose job in May 2009. She says:
At school, I was bullied for my wonky nose. Girls would call me “hook nose” – they were so vicious. It shattered my self-esteem.5Jade feels far more confident after having her nose job
If a man came over to me in a club and started chatting me up I always assumed it was for some sort of dare and his mates would be laughing.
In 2009, after I finished my teaching degree, I started saving up for a £5,500 nose job, which I had in May of that year. I knew I would need to get a job and the thought of sitting in interviews with a wonky nose really worried me. My surgery lasted a few hours and took place under general anaesthetic. The surgeon broke my nose, reshaped it, filed the bump down and lifted the tip.
A few weeks later when the bandages were removed, I loved my new nose. My family and friends could see the difference it made, not just to my appearance but to my confidence.
In my job I try to improve people’s self-esteem and I believe it is something that must come from within.
But I don’t feel like I’ve cheated. My nose was something I hated, so I fixed it. However, I won’t be getting any more surgery."Donna - £12,500 full body transformation
DONNA LAMBERT, 34, is a stay-at-home mum who lives in Wickford, Essex, with her children Beau, seven, and Amelie, five. She’s spent £12,500 on a full body overhaul. She says:
"My “mummy makeover” consists of a £5,500 boob job and £7,000 lower body lift, which includes tummy tuck, muscle repair, buttock lift, liposuction, arm lift and mons lift (where you have your pubic area lifted).5Donna went to Turkey to have her operation
"I’d never liked my body. In my mid-20s I was 17st and by 2017, thanks to the gym, I’d lost 3st. But I was still so miserable, thinking my boobs were flat and my skin saggy.
"I had my boob job in 2017 and I was over the moon with my new super-sized pair. Then I wanted my saggy skin sorting out.
I had the full body lift in 2020, but this time I flew to Turkey. If I’d had the equivalent surgery in the UK it would have cost £17,000.
It went really well, but I lost a lot of blood and had to have a blood transfusion. Still, I don’t regret it.
My partner at the time put both surgeries on a credit card, but I paid him back in monthly instalments from my savings.
I was really unconfident about how I looked before and would never go out in tight dresses – something I love doing now.
It’s given me a confidence boost – and that’s priceless."Plastic surgeon Dr. Howland creates a better look for Whitney Rose breast augmentation
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Biden Ditches Alaska Oil Drilling Project That Wouldve Created Thousands of Jobs
The Department of the Interior failed to file an appeal to a federal judge’s August decision blocking the multi-billion dollar Willow Project being developed by the Texas-based oil and gas firm ConocoPhillips. Judge Sharon Gleason of the U.S. District Court of the District of Alaska ruled that the federal government hadn’t adequately reviewed the emissions profile of the project, which she said would ultimately harm the environment and wildlife.
“Today’s affirmation of our legal victory against the Willow project is a win for the climate and for an irreplaceable Alaska landscape,” Jeremy Lieb, an attorney for the group Earthjustice, said in a statement Wednesday. “We are glad to see that President Biden is taking positive steps in his commitment toward a cleaner energy future.”
The Biden administration had until Tuesday to appeal Gleason’s decision.
While the administration chose against appealing the ruling – all but killing the project – it previously vowed to defend the initiative. In a May brief, the Department of Justice accused environmentalists of “cherry-picking” government records and said the Willow Project was in full compliance with relevant laws regulating such leases.
“We hope the Biden administration’s choice to accept the federal court’s decision of halting ConocoPhillips’ Willow project is the beginning of the end of federal backing of fossil fuels,” Greenpeace USA senior research specialist Tim Donaghy said in a statement.
The Trump administration approved the project in October 2020 after an extensive review of its potential ecological impacts. Former Interior Secretary David Bernhardt said Willow was part of Trump’s pledge to increase “American energy independence.”
But several environmental groups joined a lawsuit challenging the project shortly after the Interior Department signed off on it.
The entire congressional delegation from Alaska – Sens. Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan and Rep. Don Young – have been vocal proponents of the project, arguing it would produce 100,000 barrels of oil per day, lead to $10 billion in government revenue and create 2,000 construction jobs and 300 permanent jobs. They also applauded the Biden administration after its brief defending Willow in May.
“This decision won’t do one thing to help the environment,” Sullivan said in a statement following the August ruling. “To the contrary, it further delays one of Alaska’s most strategic energy development projects, which will benefit our adversaries that produce oil, like Russia, Venezuela and Iran, whose environmental standards are some of the worst in the world.”
“The Biden Administration needs to keep its commitment to the Alaskan people by continuing to defend the Willow project in court for the sake of American energy,” he continued.
Since July, oil and natural gas have hit multi-year highs across the world. The federal government recently projected that heating costs could increase 54% for Americans this winter and gasoline ticked up again Wednesday, reaching a national average of $3.36 per gallon, according to a AAA database.
The U.S. has also shown signs of returning to dependence on the Middle East and Russia for much of its oil and natural gas supply. The White House has repeatedly urged the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries to boost its output amid rising prices.
The Interior Department declined to comment on the administration’s decision not to appeal the ruling. ConocoPhillips didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.
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