Hillary Clinton's political career may not be over. The former Secretary of State has been rumored to be planning another presidential bid in 2016. As is commonplace for any woman in politics, the media has been speculating on Clinton's looks. Recently, an American tabloid reported on Clinton's "secret plastic surgery," according to ShowBizSpy.com. An anonymous source claimed that the one-time first lady had undergone a facelift.
That news should be taken with a grain of salt – tabloids often publish false plastic surgery rumors to enhance their readership. That being said, this is likely not the first or last time we'll hear speculation about whether Clinton went under the knife to improve her looks.
If she does speak openly about plastic surgery, she won't be the first female political figure to do so. More than 30 years ago, Betty Ford came forward to say she had plastic surgery to tighten her neck and reduce puffiness around her eyes. She said, "I wanted a fresh new face to go with my beautiful new life," according to an article penned by Michele Willens at The Atlantic.
Willens ruminates on Clinton's looks and her own thoughts about plastic surgery. She believes that more prominent figures, female politicians included, should be open about their choice to get a little nip and tuck. This would help reduce the stigma that plastic surgery is only for vain or self-conscious individuals, which is certainly not the case.
"Interestingly, many women are saying their goal is not necessarily to look younger, but more to look refreshed and reflect how they feel on the inside" when they seek out plastic surgery, a dermatologist told the news source. "With the tools we have available today, we can accomplish this with a very natural and beautiful outcome. People are more upfront about wanting to look their best."
There are many plastic surgery procedures that are intended to help people look more refreshed and align their outward appearance with their feelings on the inside. For example, people who focus on exercise and diet but still can't shed pounds in certain areas may want to consider liposuction surgery, which can help them achieve the look they're working so hard for.