Jane Fonda: Plastic Surgery Helped Me Feel Like Myself Again

At 72 years old, Jane Fonda is making a comeback! The Academy Award-winning actress and fitness icon has relaunched both her careers, returning to the stage and screen while creating a new line of exercise DVDs aimed at older adults. She also keeps a blog and is working on a second memoir. So what keeps Jane Fonda going after all these years? She recently told Oprah Winfrey that she owes her extended youth to grandkids, a new boyfriend, her work ... and plastic surgery.

"I look more like how I feel," Fonda said during her appearance on The Oprah Winfrey Show. "I'm glad I did it."

The actress made a pact never to get plastic surgery in 2000 (she was already in her 60s), but says she got tired of looking in the mirror and seeing an exhausted-looking "stranger" staring back at her. Fonda now freely admits she had work done on her chin, neck and eyes.

"I think it's just getting better!" Fonda exclaimed, when Oprah asked if she feels as good as she looks. And what, prodded Oprah, does she see when she looks in the mirror now?

"Good work," joked Fonda.

We love Jane Fonda's sassy attitude, and even though she broke her public anti-plastic surgery vow, we just can't hold it against her. The lady waited until she was 72! And she didn't do anything extreme, like getting a huge "trout pout"; she still looks like herself. (In fact, she told Oprah that letting go of "a toxic desire to try and be perfect" was the key to her happiness.) Best of all: she's totally upfront about her plastic surgery, which is extremely rare among Hollywood actresses. It's obvious that cosmetic surgery isn't going away anytime soon, so we hope that other actresses follow Jane Fonda's example: Don't go overboard and don't be embarrassed to admit it.

Do you think plastic surgery is a good way to feel younger? Chime in below!

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