Celebrities are used to being in the spotlight and they are also used to the public sharing their opinion about any changes made to their appearance. There are times when the celebrity being criticized or judged will simply ignore the opinions of the public and there are other times when the person will address what is being said about their latest look. Ireland Baldwin is a 26-year-old model who grew up in the public eye since she has two famous parents, Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger. One of her latest interactions with her fans concerns a FaceTite procedure earlier this year. Before the opinion shared by Ireland Baldwin is revealed, let’s take a look at a FaceTite Q&A with Dr. Sarmela Sunder from Cosmetic Town TV:
In a TikTok video posted in April of this year, Ireland Baldwin defended her decision to have a FaceTite treatment. FaceTite targets the appearance of sagging skin and wrinkles (mostly on the lower half of the face). In the video, Baldwin stated she likes to be “open and transparent” with her followers and even said “Y’all are such a riot” when addressing her fans.
In the video, Baldwin was still wearing bandages from the treatment, and she told those watching the video, “Let’s have a little talk. Either you’re going to get mad at people, who aren’t open and transparent about the work they’ve had done to themselves. Or, you’re going to get mad at people for getting work done to themselves. You don’t have both.”
Baldwin then proceeded to reveal that she had the procedure in April, and she even shared matching photos of her cousin, Alaia Baldwin Aronow. While sharing the photos, Ireland Baldwin said, “Cousins who FaceTite together, stay together.” A selfie of the cousins showed both of them wearing sunglasses over their eyes and also wearing bandages on their chins.
Baldwin said that the procedure was an in-office treatment that took an hour and she had FaceTite in order to address a “stubborn pocket of fat and extra skin” located on her face that was making her feel insecure about her appearance. “As I’ve gained weight and as I’ve aged, it hasn’t gone away at all. It’s only become worse and worse.” She explained that she tried to eliminate the extra skin and fat through diet and exercise but ultimately decided to have FaceTite. “I tried to find the most age appropriate and minimally invasive option.”
Baldwin added, “I’m 26. I’m not underage. I’m a consenting adult who made this choice and I couldn’t be happier.” She went on to explain that she feels the decision to have FaceTite is “not anyone’s business” as she can make the choice to do whatever she wants with her body. However, she wants to be open and honest with her followers as many of them are younger than Baldwin. “I choose to be as open and transparent about these kind of things because I don’t want to be misleading.” She went on to say, “I never use filters on here. I’ve had no other modifications done to my body or my face…This is something that really, really bothered me my whole life and I decided to do something about it.”
She concluded her message to her followers by saying, “Would you rather I got this done and lied to you all about it or can we just have a little fun here and stay out of other people’s business?”
Baldwin has been open about her relationship with her body in the past. In 2018, she revealed that she had suffered from anorexia at one time. At the time, she wrote an Instagram post that said, “I battled with many eating disorders and body issues as a younger girl and it took me a long time to find self love and acceptance!” Trust me, all of that pain and destruction I inflicted on myself wasn’t worth it. Turning down so. Many. Sides. Of. Fries. Wasn’t worth it!”
The reveal by Baldwin about her eating disorders came a year after she told the public that she was confident in her skin. She wrote on Instagram, “I am not going to be body-shamed for being pale or not stick thin. I’m not going to spend hours Photoshopping my authenticity away. I’m not going to beat myself up for not looking like someone else.”
It is somewhat refreshing for Baldwin to share her feelings about having FaceTite with the public. Many celebrities deny ever having any type of treatment and they do not respond to requests to address any changes in their look. Baldwin is trying her best to be open and honest with her fans and this means her fans will be able to realize that celebrities are not always born with perfect looks, and they have to work at maintaining a youthful appearance. This honesty takes the mystery out of cosmetic surgery and also helps to educate the public.