Sharon Stone opens up about plastic surgery: “I think that in the art of aging well there’s this sexuality to having those imperfections”

Sharon Stone lands the cover of the summer issue of NEW YOU.  The quarterly magazine features beauty, wellness and anti-aging tips. In this issue, Sharon opens up about plastic surgery, and embracing the aging process. She also offers up her tips for healthy living!

Here are some highlights from the interview:

On aging and a new chapter in life: “Realize that when you are “middle aged” you have a chance for a whole second career, another love, another life. You may be sick of what you did the first half of your life, but you don’t just have to walk around and play golf or do nothing. We’re too young for that. It’s not like fifty is the new thirty. It’s like fifty is the new chapter. We know so much at this age, and people realize we’re the ones with experience. We’re a very colorful generation that is leading once again.”

On embracing the physical changes that come along with aging: “People are afraid of changing; that they’re losing something. They don’t understand that they are also gaining something. I thought I lost the deep vortex on my eyelid that you have when you’re younger, but I gained almost a kind of beautiful abyss. As I lost the fullness in my face, I got in these great cheekbones.”

Sharon’s take on plastic surgery: “If you have things that you want to fix, you should go right ahead and fix them. I don’t think there is anything wrong with cosmetic surgery at all. I think it’s great. But I don’t think it’s alright to distort yourself. You can’t treat an illness with cosmetic surgery, and that’s why it would be great if there were qualified therapists in plastic surgeons’ offices, and that people would go to a therapeutic meeting before plastic surgery. I think that should be part of the FDA requirement.”

MORE AFTER THE JUMP + 2 MORE GORGEOUS PHOTOS OF SHARON!

Why she decided against a facelift: “I can’t tell you how many doctors try to sell me a facelift. I’ve even gone as far as having someone talk me into it, but when I went over and looked at pictures of myself, I thought, What are they going to lift? Yes, I have come close— but, frankly, I think that in the art of aging well there’s this sexuality to having those imperfections. It’s sensual.”

Feeling sexual at this stage of life: “As women, we understand our bodies, and there’s a blossoming that occurs [with sex]. We’re hungry for gourmet meals instead of the fast food. We bring to life a more expansive understanding of life, ourselves, and others. We are more generous and assertive.”

Her philosophy for healthy living: “It begins with a state of mind. I think that many people try to make everything as difficult as they possibly can. You should try to take the philosophy of: What if it’s just easy? If you give up all the resistance and go ahead and forgive, resolve your issues, open your heart, stay in your compassion, sleep when you are supposed to sleep, eat when you are supposed to eat, exercise when you are supposed to exercise, show up on time for your jobs, keep your agreements, and live in your truth, you will have a healthy life.”

Photo credit:Fadil Berisha for NEW YOU magazine


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