May 09, 2020
Many Hollywood stars resort to cosmetic surgery to keep their youthful looks, but while many deny it, Patricia Heaton has embraced her choices.
Ageless "The Middle" and "Everybody Loves Raymond" star Patricia Heaton attributes her enduring 62-year-old beauty to plastic surgery and revealed how it helped her feel more confident.
The secret, she revealed, is getting just enough of the good surgery, and skipping on the excesses that often lead to bizarre results.
After her four pregnancies, Heaton admits that her self confidence had plummeted
PATRICIA HEATON'S AGELESS BEAUTY
Heaton has been headlining comedies on American television for over 3 decades and is now starring as Dr. Carol Kenney in CBS' new sitcom "Carol's Second Act" in which she plays a retired teacher who fulfills a life-long dream of becoming a doctor.
While many other actresses of her age find parts drying up as the years roll past, Heaton's career goes from strength to strength, and she attributes her success partially to the upkeep of her looks.
KEEPING HER FIGURE
“I had four C-sections. I gained 50 lbs. with every kid and I’m 5’2″. Wasn’t pretty. It just does something to your body.”
“I was really in the prime of my career when that was all going on, so it just felt better and made me more confident to reconstruct my stomach, take care of all that stuff.”
Heaton had a "tummy tuck" and breast augmentation, which she never regretted. After her four pregnancies, Heaton admits that her self confidence had plummeted, and the surgery restored her self-esteem.
GOOD SURGERY AND BAD SURGERY
Of course, the Net and social media are full of images of once-beautiful stars who dove face-first into a cosmetic surgery fest and emerged unrecognizable -- some with their once famous beauty destroyed. Heaton said:
"Any actress who has had too much work done stops working because you start looking kind of strange, and the camera really picks up stuff.”
THE HAPPY MEDIUM
“We’ve all seen people who have gone way over the top with that stuff. Obviously, that’s not what you want to look like."
Heaton's judicious use of plastic surgery to age gracefully has achieved what so many others have aimed for and failed. She is virtually, and graciously, ageless at 62. Heaton confessed:
“I think we’re just in this great time where we have all these incredible scientific advances (...) if you use them in the right way, it’s a beautiful thing."
BEING HER BEST SELF
“I also love beauty products and I love fillers and Botox, if you do it so that you still look like yourself, you just look like your best self.”
PATRICIA HEATON'S SECOND ACT
After the end of "The Middle" in late 2018, despite her fears that she might not work again, Heaton is now starring in "Carol's Second Act." The first season of the series co-starring Kyle McLachlan rated as among the top three most-viewed new series on TV.
She has also written and is soon to release a new book, "Your Second Act" which is a collection of inspiring stories of people who have reinvented themselves, followed their dreams, and started a new life.
Even though CBS has yet to announce the renewal of the series, "Carol's Second Act" has already garnered a faithful audience and a whole new generation of new fans for Patricia Heaton.
Heaton is currently quarantined in Los Angeles, but the actress also has a home in Cambridge, United Kingdom, where she and her husband spend a part of each year.