Jamie Lee Curtis is warning people who want to rely on plastic surgery to deal with their own insecurities about their looks or aging—but also to deal with the image obsessed film and TV industry—to reconsider.
Curtis is on the record as having had plastic surgery.
She cautioned her experience with surgery "didn't work."
"It got me addicted to Vicodin...I'm 22 years sober now."
Curtis also expressed she thought plastic surgery was actually bad for humankind.
"The current trend of fillers and procedures, and this obsession with filtering, and the things that we do to adjust our appearance on Zoom are wiping out generations of beauty."
"Once you mess with your face, you can't get it back."
Curtis has been vocal about her position on plastic surgery in the past, but mostly as it relates to her addiction to opioids via Vicodin which she battled for a decade until getting sober in 1999.
After a routine procedure to remove the puffiness from her eyes, Curtis revealed she was prescribed Vicodin to deal with the pain of recovering from surgery.
"They gave me Vicodin as a painkiller for something that wasn't really painful," she said.
Curtis blamed social media for the increase in cosmetic surgeries.
"It's like giving a chainsaw to a toddler," she said.
"We just don't know the longitudinal effect, mentally, spiritually and physically, on a generation of young people who are in agony because of social media, because of the comparisons to others.
"All of us who are old enough know that it's all a lie — it's a real danger to young people."
Curtis's journey to self-acceptance, she says, began with her sobriety.