Demi Moore’s name and body have been in my consciousness since I saw this 1991 cover.

Demi Moore—1991

Demi Moore—1991

She was criticized recently for looking old, especially her neck and cheeks. She responded, “I’m 47 how am I supposed to look?” Over the years, she has been fighting ageism in Hollywood, and complaining about her difficulty in landing some of the few good parts for older women. All this in spite of how young she looks.

Demi's rumored plastic surgery and expense—2007

Demi's rumored plastic surgery and expense—2007

Having just colored my hair to look younger in keeping with my more youthful body, I wondered if she was modifying her looks artificially as well? After “doing the google,” I discovered some startling stories:

“Demi Moore is rumored to have spent over $120,000 on plastic surgery over the years and over $330,000 on diet and fitness routines, including nutritionist, personal trainer, yoga instructor and kick-boxing champion. Demi Moore has had a breast augmentation in 1996 for the film Striptease, only to remove them subsequently and get a breast lift. Additionally, Demi Moore is rumored to have had liposuction to her hips, stomach, and inner and outer hips, a brow lift, numerous Botox injections and chemical peels, and teeth veneers. Most recently, the actress has been rumored to have had a knee liposuction surgery. The actress is also rumored to have had her nose done. Moore has all these procedures because she reportedly cannot bear to find any part of her body with flaws.”

HOWEVER MOORE DENIES THAT SHE HAS EVER HAD ANY PLASTIC SURGERY AT ALL.

Here are some more Moore photos.

Another Moore nude—1992

Another Moore nude—1992


Demi's abs in movie, Striptease—1996

Demi's abs in movie, Striptease—1996

Demi flexing

Demi flexing

Movie stars obviously go to extreme lengths to keep their careers alive. Yet the idea of shaping your body with the knife, Botox injection or steroids is a question many ordinary people must face all the time. You can only do so much by just eating differently and working out. Maybe you can lose a few inches around the waist, thin out your back. But doesn’t it take surgery to change breast size or eliminate deep facial wrinkles? It’s sort of cheating, but so what, if no one knows…about your nose? I grew up with hair color ads asking “Does she or doesn’t she?” Now I am reading that the perfect plastic surgeon’s work is not apparent to anyone. It looks as natural as apple pie…

My own interest in a six-pack has a lot to do with improving my appearance. I also like seeing definition in my arms. And this is mainly for me, so that I like how I look in the mirror. Of course I am proud when others who see my changes are impressed as well.

How we look—and desire to appear—has to play a major part for many who go to the gym or exercise in other ways. The path we select to come closer to that idealized vision is another story. Maybe sit ups are fine, but liposuction is off limits. Or maybe sit ups are too difficult, and liposuction does the trick easily. Cosmetic surgery can be a tough personal choice. And I know many friends who have done it. Is it okay for you? What do you think?