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Lindsay Lohan’s ‘SNL’ Promo: A Good Case Against Plastic Surgery

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lindsay lohan SNL face fillersLindsay Lohan‘s ‘SNL' promo came out earlier this week, and she talked to Matt Lauer about it—and her recovery—on the Today Show yesterday. But all I can think is: This is why no one should get plastic surgery. Lohan's had work done on her teeth, lips, and breasts before, but now it appears that she's ticked ‘facial fillers' off the cosmetic surgery bucket list. Friends and coworkers all have varying reactions to the results, but the resounding sentiment is that she just looked so much better before she got anything done.

Lindsay is 25 years old, but with the help of cosmetic procedures, her face is racing towards 49—the same age as her mother, Dina. Witness the transformation…

Dina, Lindsay, and Ali Lohan in 2006:

dina lindsay ali lohan 2006

Dina and Lindsay in 2008:

dina and lindsay lohan

Lindsay's SNL promo, compared to Dina now:

Plastic surgery has done far worse to women, but Lindsay's transformation is particularly sad. It's a shame that she's become nearly unrecognizable from her pretty teen self in just six years; it's tragic that a gorgeous woman in her twenties feels the need to dramatically alter herself.

I'm not going to say that women should absolutely never go under the knife for the sake of vanity; we live in a complicated world where achieving healthy self-esteem is complicated, and we're all confronted with conflicting messages about aging, beauty and body image. But Lindsay Lohan's ‘SNL' promo makes me think that we could all stand to work more on the messages we send and receive about all that, instead of getting plastic surgery to abide.