Courtney Cox Changed Her Mind About Fillers And She's Totally Allowed To Do That

Courtney Cox has made the decision to dissolve the cosmetic fillers in her face because people are allowed to change their minds.

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If there could be a Mean Girls Regina George style gathering of all the A-list celebs that have felt demonised by the press and public for either having surgery, or eventually undoing said surgery, let's just say, there would be a lot of hands up.

Because for some reason, when it comes to cosmetic surgery, it seems that celebrities are fair game. Or so we've sort of decided.

Case in point: if Kylie Jenner denies having lip fillers we critically examine every selfie for evidence of foul play, but if she admitted to having them done? Oh boy would we crucify her for getting fillers at such a young age.

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But in a world where 4 hour Instagram make-up tutorials are the norm, self-improvement is a day to day routine, and expressing yourself through your appearance is meant to be celebrated, why are we hating on someone doing exactly the same thing as we're doing just because they fall under the category of 'famous'?

It's a lose lose situation that many a celebrity has found themselves in - we all remember the big Victoria Beckham did she / didn't she boob job debate.

The latest A-lister to return to the au naturel beauty fold? Everyone's favourite Friends actress (soz Jen An), Courtney Cox.

Telling New Beauty, 'I've had all my fillers dissolved. I'm as natural as can be', the 53-year-old actress went on to discuss her fear of ageing in the public eye:

'Things are going to change,' she said. 'Everything's going to drop. I was trying to make it not drop, but that made me look fake. You need movement in your face, especially if you have thin skin like I do. Those aren't wrinkles – they're smile lines. I've had to learn to embrace movement and realise that fillers are not my friend.'

Fair enough.

And you know why fair enough? Because good old Courtney made that decision for herself. Not for a film role, or because Instagram liked it, or because the media (and we include ourselves in this) suddenly decided that ageing naturally is so hot right now.

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No doubt we've all made dubious decisions about our appearance in the past (read: most mornings before work) and yes, they might not carry the controversy or permanence that cosmetic surgery does, but the fact remains, women are allowed to change their minds.

And that includes Courtney Cox, who, if we're honest, we'd always suspected had embraced a little injectable help, but then again, she is in the rare position of having had her appearance scrutinised by the viewing public for her entire career.

With boyfriend Johnny McDaid in August 2015

Speaking to New Beauty, Cox went on to describe the pressure she felt growing older in the film industry, 'Hollywood makes it hard; this business makes it harder. I grew up thinking appearance was the most important thing. That as long as I looked OK, I would be OK, which got me into trouble.'

And somehow we're discussing an actress's fillers instead of the ingrained view that women in Hollywood should look young forever, right....

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The fact is, an adult woman decided to try and delay the effects of ageing with fillers and then decided she was over it, so what?

We tried waxing our own armpits once and that was a bad idea as well. The difference is, we didn't have to justify it to the entire world.

Our message to Courtney? You go Glen Coco! And if you return to the fillers, then that's your decision and screw the rest.

What Are Fillers Anyway?

Officially known as Dermal Fillers, the procedure involves injecting liquid (Hyaluronic Acid fillers are the most commonly used) into parts of your face to plump and firm skin. It's commonly used to increase the size of lips, fill out fine lines, and make cheekbones more prominent for a more 'youthful' look. Results can last from four months to over a year.

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