Melissa Gilbert is opening up about her decision to cut plastic surgery out of her life.
The “Little House On The Prairie” star told the new issue of First For Women that she’s over the artificial fillers, “I had my breast implants removed and I’m no longer doing fillers or Botox because I’m a 53-year-old woman and I’m trying to embrace this process of aging.”
She explained, “There’s this mentality in Hollywood of not allowing women to age or gain weight or to simply be themselves. I went down the road that everyone else does – nose job, boob job, fillers, and Botox, but no more!”
Gilbert says she is happy to work on herself, and her “healthy and strong” body.
“I’m grateful to my body for holding up through some major health issues and serious injuries,” she said. “Right now I’m physically pain-free and relatively healthy and strong.”
Adding, “I have the joy of being able to work on these incredible projects and live a life of fun and freedom with a man I adore and who cherishes and adores me back. By and large, the body image thing doesn’t come into play anymore.”