Jane Fonda on plastic surgery: ‘I’m not proud’ of face-lift

The likes of Hollywood may all get nipped and tucked, but Jane Fonda said she regrets at least one of her procedures.

The 84-year-old actress spoke to Vogue about aging in Hollywood, her recent collaboration with the clothing brand H&M, exercise, and why she wants young people to embrace getting older.

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Fonda, who wrapped the final season of “Grace and Frankie” in April, said she isn’t happy about her face-lift. The actress also said in a 2010 blog post she’s had plastic surgery on her neck and chin.

“We all know a lot of women who are wealthy who’ve had all kinds of facelifts and things like that, and they look terrible. I had a facelift and I stopped because I don’t want to look distorted. I’m not proud of the fact that I had (one),” she told Vogue.

“Now, I don’t know if I had it to do over if I would do it. But I did it. I admit it, and then I just say, ‘okay, you can get addicted. Don’t keep doing it.’”

Instead of spending money on face creams, Fonda says she stays moisturized, gets her sleep, remains active, and stays out of the sun.

This isn’t the first time Fonda has discussed going under the knife.

She told Elle Canada she won’t be visiting with any plastic surgeons again.

“I can’t pretend that I’m not vain, but there isn’t going to be any more plastic surgery — I’m not going to cut myself up anymore,” she said. “I have to work every day to be self-accepting; it doesn’t come easy to me.”

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When she approached adolescence, Fonda became aware of the societal beauty standards and what that meant for her. Her stepmothers would critique her body, and one told her she needed to change it if she wanted a boyfriend, Fonda wrote in an essay. She then developed an eating disorder, which she struggled with through age 45.

“There was a point in my mid-forties where I realized if I continued to be controlled by these addictions, that I was going to…I don’t know if I was going to die, but my life would fall apart,” she told People magazine.

“As you get older, with each binge, the fatigue and the hostility and self-loathing lasts longer. I had a husband and children and a career, and I was politically active. I couldn’t keep doing it all and allow this addiction to ruin my life. So I stopped cold turkey.”

As Fonda approaches her next act, she told Glamour magazine she finds staying curious, healthy and joyful to be the key to feeling young. She finds her activism boosts her mental health and is a way to reduce her anxiety and stress.

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