Late last week, we lost one of the pioneers of female comediennes and one of the biggest advocates to cosmetic surgery: Joan Rivers. The legendary entertainer died last Thursday after complications of an endoscopy. From nose jobs to tummy tucks, Joan Rivers was not afraid of a beauty operation.
Joan Rivers made her start when appearing on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. From then, she went on to break down the stereotype that females can’t be funny. She blazed the path for other female comediennes. However, other than being known for her humor, Joan also became known for something else.
Dr. Norman Leaf first met Joan Rivers in 1978 in Newport Beach, California, and started a connection that would last more than 40 years. Joan Rivers went under the knife of Dr. Leaf’s numerous times, with numerous operations including Botox injections, face lifts, nose jobs, eye tucks, and more.
She was a great protagonist to cosmetic surgery. Her quotes for plastic surgery will make you laugh!
“I wish I had a twin so I could know what I’d look like without plastic surgery.”
“Looking 50 is great — if you’re 60.”
“I’m never without a bandage.”
“The only way I can get a man to touch me at this age is plastic surgery.”
“With age comes wisdom. You don’t need big boobs to be feminine. Look at Liberace.”
“I saw what’s going on under my chin. I don’t want to be the one the President has to pardon on Thanksgiving.”
“I’ve had so much plastic surgery, when I die they will donate my body to Tupperware.”
And we can’t forget the most memorable quote that is an excerpt from her book co-written with Valerie Frankel, entitled Rivers: A Woman’s Guide to Beauty Through Plastic Surgery:
“Looking good equals feeling good … I’d rather look younger and feel happy than look older and be depressed.”
Joan Rivers may be gone, but the spotlight that she shed on plastic surgery will be eternal.