A woman has told how she spent a lot on plastic surgery so she could look like more like the Oscar-winning actress, Kate Winslet.
Deborah Davenport, 41, from Texas, revealed to the New York Times that she had cartilage shaved from her nose, filler injected into her cheeks and Botox treatment around her forehead and eyes in the pursuit of ‘A-list perfection.’
The quest for perfection: Deborah Davenport, 41, spent $15,000 on plastic surgery so she could look like the Oscar-winning actress, Kate Winslet
Similarly, 49-year-old California native Stacy Shanahan requested the cleavage and slender nose of Dynasty star, Heather Locklear, when she went under-the-knife recently.
Before going into the operating theater, the platinum blonde said: ‘I know it sounds crazy, but I’d be happy being more like [Heather].
‘I wouldn’t miss how I look. She’s beautiful.’
Spot the difference: Dynasty star Heather Locklear (left) inspired Stacy Shanahan (right) of California to transform her looks – she recently had a nose job and breast augmentation
Dr Sam Lam, a cosmetic specialist in Dallas said about once a month he gets a patient who wants to look like a famous face – with many spending a small fortune in the process.
Doctors say that a significant part of their job is to identify those with a legitimate medical or aesthetic concern and those suffering from body dysmorphic disorder – a psychological condition which sees people become obsessed with imaginary defects in their appearance.
I had a patient who went from doctor to doctor trying to get surgery to look like Brad Pitt,’ Dr Amy Wechsler, a dermatologist and psychiatrist in New York, said.
‘There was this sense of, “My life will be so much better if I had this person’s X, Y or Z.” It can become an obsession.’
‘I had a patient who wanted to look like Brad Pitt. There was this sense of, “My life will be so much better if I had this person’s X, Y or Z.” . . . It can become an obsession’
Dr. Barry Weintraub, a plastic surgeon also based in New York and who counts dozens of celebrities among his clients, told Style Blazer that the most popular nose requested is the Duchess of Cambridge’s.
When it comes to face lifts, many women visit him armed with pictures of Demi Moore and Cindy Crawford.
Ms Davenport, who owns a real estate technology consulting firm, said she lusted after the round face of Kate Winslet after reading dozens of magazines and watching movies.
For decades she was unhappy with the way she looked. Many people likened her to Cameron Diaz, which upset her, and her nose changed shape.
‘[It] just seemed to get fatter and fatter every year, I [would] look at photos and [be] like, “Oh my God, what’s happening to me?”‘
She added that it’s ironic she had work done to ‘look like someone I think hasn’t had surgery.’
Indeed, Dr. Weintraub predicts in 2014 more people will veer toward the ‘au naturel look’ when it comes to plastic surgery as opposed to requesting over-the-top features such as jutting jawlines and cartoon-like breasts.
He concluded: ‘The influence of the Internet has educated patients, and the overdone look of too much plastic surgery has become thankfully less desirable.
‘As a result, we are moving toward an age of elegance, with patients wanting my less-is-more approach. If someone has had plastic surgery, you should not be able to tell.’