26-year-old Ireland Baldwin revealed that she recently underwent a FaceTite procedure, or a “mini facelift,” with her cousin 29-year-old-cousin Alaia Baldwin. Some say this revelation speaks to a larger trend—younger patients undergoing facial plastic surgery. And they are not happy about it.
Since the post, the 26-year-old has received backlash claiming that she is “too young” to be getting procedures. In response, she said, “I’m not underage. I’m a consenting adult who made this choice, and I couldn’t be happier.”
In response to the backlash about her being open about plastic surgery, she posted a video on TikTok, saying, “You have to pick one. 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 went on to talk about how she would have been criticized for not sharing that she had undergone a treatment, and that she felt she needed to be transparent to the young girls who follow her. Plus, she has a history of using social media to share about her experiences with anxiety and eating disorders. She explained, “I choose to be as open and transparent about these kind of things because I don’t want to be misleading.”
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