Everyone looked fabulous at the Costume Institute Gala at the Met in NYC yesterday! We can’t remember the last time we saw so many beautiful people under one roof, and so little obvious plastic surgery. That’s not true of every red carpet event though, so the next time you’re eyeballing some celebs, keep an eye out for the top 5 signs that they’ve had a little (or a lot!) of work done.
#1 Pulled Too Tight
Christine Forsyth-Peters is a classic example of an unnatural facelift. Not only is her sideburn pulled way above the top of her ear (which is one dead giveaway), but you can see exactly how her skin was pulled back (the line that goes all the way from her ear down on to her neck). Her lips also have that “stretched out” look that only comes from a pull that’s just too tight. When you have a facelift, it’s about striking a balance between pulling enough to get a nice result, but not pulling so much that you get a permanent “mask” for next year’s gala.
#2 “Crazy Eyes”
We know Ramona Singer is going to hate this comment, so we apologize in advance… you’re fabulous Ramona and we love you… but no one can miss those crazy eyes 🙂 In Ramona’s case, they are probably not the result of cosmetic surgery, but they certainly can be! A brow lift that’s pulled too tight, or a blepharoplasty (eyelid tuck) that’s overdone will give you that surprised, anxious, deer in headlights look, which is never the intention of eyelid or brow surgery. These procedures can be one of the easiest ways to “refresh” your face and make it look like you either got the best nights sleep of your life, or just went on your dream vacation!
#3 Bloated Lips
You can spot Donatella Versace’s swollen bloated lips from a mile away. She’s had way too much filler injected, which is one of the easiest ways to look “plastic”. The name of the game with lip augmentation is conservative! Less is always more with the lips. The lower lip should always be a little less than twice as full as the upper lip to keep them looking natural, and they should never be plumped to the point of pouting without trying.
#4 Pinched Nose
LaToya Jackson shows off the pinched nose look that can also be spotted a mile away. Rhinoplasty (nosejob) surgery is one of those procedures that really can make you look like a different person depending on how it’s done. So, just like with the lips, the key is conservative. The cartilages in the nose are very delicate, and when they get abused with too much surgery, they lose their ability to support the nose. Without that support, the nose collapses and gets that awful pinched look that screams “nosejob“.
#5 Too Much of a Good Thing
Jocelyn Wildenstein is the ultimate permanent “mask”, and the classic example of too much of a good thing… WAY TOO MUCH! Cosmetic surgery can do wonderful things for people, but just as with anything else in life, if you do too much, you end up with results like this. The alien cat eyes, the putty cheeks, the stretched out mouth… it never ends. We just hope she’s happy with how she looks because, in the end, that’s all that really matters.
A little nip-tuck by a qualified Plastic Surgeon should make you the “belle of the ball”- not win you a prize for “best costume”!
Nicholas Vendemia, M.D. Plastic Surgeon, New York City MAS / Manhattan Aesthetic Surgery www.ManhattanAestheticSurgery.com
Photo Credit: Women’s day, celebrity smack
NOTICE: None of the celebrities or individuals discussed here have ever received treatment, surgery, medical advice, or evaluations from any author, physician, surgeon, or representative of this blog. All images and photos in this article represent models only. No actual patients or clients are shown.
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