Celebrity Plastic Surgery Disasters on Celebuzz

The folks at Celebuzz.com were kind enough to ask me to be a “Celebuzz Expert.” We collaborated on a slideshow called “Celebrity Plastic Surgery Disasters.” Check it out here. Some of the celebrities include Burt Reynolds, Jocelyn Wildenstein, CarrotTop, and Smokey Robinson.

As a teaser, here’s my post on Burt:

What’s the deal with Burt Reynolds? The man who was once voted the “Sexiest Man Alive” by People Magazine is now a far cry from what he used to be. He appears to have had an old-fashioned browlift where the eyebrows are pulled too high. In addition, he appears to have had an upper blepharoplasty (upper eyelid lift) which has made his eyelids appear a bit beady. It is very important for a plastic surgeon to avoid feminizing a male patient, like Burt has become. Pulling the brows too high and removing too much upper eyelid skin may be forgivable in a female, like most of the contestants of “the Swan,” but in a male makes him look too effeminate. It also appears as though he has had an old-fashioned, skin tightening facelift. The face ages in a three-dimensional fashion, with both sagging skin AND loss of volume. The traditional facelifts like the one that Burt may have had focus only on tightening the skin. This can make someone’s face look thinner, pulled and like he is in a wind tunnel. One way to improve how he looks would be fat grafting, or transfer, which would help fill in the areas of his face which have thinned or lost volume with time.

Burt doesn’t look as rugged and manly as he did in the early ’80s. “Less is more” is definitely a lesson Burt’s plastic surgeon should have learned, in my opinion.

Thanks for reading.

Michigan-based Plastic Surgeon

Anthony Youn, M.D.

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