Celebrities, (Hollywood & Bollywood) actors & actresses, models, who have apparently undergone plastic surgery & skin treatments. What did they do? Does it Work? Should you follow your celebrity icon and get it done?
For years, celebrities denied having plastic surgery. If you asked them what they did to look young and good looking, the standard answers were “nothing” or “Yoga and Nutrition” or “exercise” or “meditation”. To which, most commoners asked, “I do all of the above, but why dont I look like you?” Luckily, the phase of information beckons – Either actors and actresses from Hollywood now openly admit they have undergone plastic surgery / cosmetic surgery and skin treatments or in the case of Bollywood, the media makes sure you already know which actor & actress underwent what.
As it turns out, the Fairy Godmothers are really board-certified plastic surgeons and dermatologists who skillfully wield scalpels and syringes instead of magic wands, transforming these celebrities. In a matter of hours, and sometimes minutes, doctors can perform quick, comfortable procedures that leave you looking brighter, tauter, and years younger. But, which of these procedures and treatments actually work and which ones should you undergo, if at all? After all, just because someone is a celebrity, it is not as if they are any less susceptible to doctors who sell them ‘snake oil’. So, read on to find out who got what done, did it help & how celebrities stay beautiful!
1) Botox Treatment
This injectable treatment seems to be a favorite among celebrities because it’s non-surgical, relatively painless, and results are evident in 3-4 days. Stars like David Hasselhoff, Mariah Carey, Jennifer Aniston, Hema Malini, Madhuri Dixit, Jenny McCarthy, Teri Hatcher are a few who may have used Botox injections to look more rested and youthful. In one of many revealing moments on the hit E! Network series, Keeping Up With The Kardashians, Kim Kardashian even received Botox treatments on camera.
Do Botox Injections Work?
Yes, they do, absolutely, completely. Botulinum toxin removes forehead lines , glabellar wrinkles, under eye lines (crows feet). Botox treatment can elevate the corners of your mouth, can make you look happier. Botox can also remove the wrinkles on your neck.
For everything about Botox Injection Treatments which you wanted to know, but never asked:
To watch Dr. Debraj Shome being interviewed by a top website, on Botox, click here:
The beautiful, pert nose is often considered the most sought-after feature of the face. Most stars have discovered their features could be enhanced by a thinner, smaller, pert or more symmetrical nose – think of stars like Alexa Rae Joel, Janet Jackson, Tory Spelling, Janet Jackson and Jennifer Grey. Or, of Mickey Rourke, Sridevi, Shruti Haasan, Shilpa Shetty, Kathy Griffin, Priyanka Chopra, Minissha Lamba, Tamar Braxton, La Toya Jackson, Cher & Koena Mitra. And although some of these leading ladies declared their surgeries were due to a deviated septum (Jennifer Aniston, Cameron Diaz, Ashlee Simpson, Ashley Tisdale), the end result was a cosmetically appealing external nose as well (septorhinoplasty).
See the video of a top model who underwent rhinoplasty with Dr. Debraj Shome:
Does Rhinoplasty Work?
If one feature makes all the difference in the face, it is the nose and a well done nose job does change the face completely.
See an Iraqi Bomb blast victim, whose nose was created from scratch by Dr. Debraj Shome, using complex rhinoplasty:
3) Laser Resurfacing/Chemical Peels:
How do stars like Preity Zinta, Deepika Padukone, Vanessa Williams, Halle Berry, Cate Blanchett maintain their youthful, sleek, even toned, porcelain skin? Well, they are probably refraining from skin spoilers like smoking and prolonged sun exposure, but they are likely also been using exfoliating treatments.
How do celebrities like Bradley Cooper, Sunny Leone, Mandira Bedi, Katrina Kaif, Jenny McCarthy, Ashton Kutcher and Jennifer Aniston close their skin pores & treat their acne marks? The answer again is fractional Carbon Dioxide Laser Resurfacing Treatment.
Laser resurfacing / chemical peel treatments use a salicylic, glycolic, or lactic-based acid or laser light to slough off dead skin and encourage new skin & collagen growth. The result is soft, smooth skin with fewer lines and wrinkles.
Does Fractional CO2 Laser Resurfacing work?
Yes, it does. In fact, it is the only laser which works & the best laser for skin treatments, whether the problem is acne scar marks, open pores or even just an anti-aging tool. And, even skin tone is super important in being photogenic & making beautiful pictures.
Celebrities believe that the most effective fix for droopy skin are non-invasive radio-frequency waves like the Thermage. Treatments such as Thermage work by delivering sound waves deep into the skin, causing microscopic fissures (burns) that stimulate collagen production, which in turn firms up loose and sagging areas (face, jowls, neck, knees, and so on). Apparently, celebrities like Sonali Bendre, Deepti Bhatnagar, Chitrangada Singh, Beyonce, Michael Jackson, Shah Rukh Khan have all undergone the Thermage.
Does Thermage Work?
Thermage is painful. The nonablative eTwo laser, which directs a much milder combination of radio frequency and infrared-light pulses into the skin, is less painful. But, both of them do not work. In fact, most of the times, I even struggle to figure out which is the pre Thermage and which is the post Thermage photograph. If after spending upwards of 3000 USD, you still do not see any visible difference, what exactly is the point of getting it done?!
5) Lip Fillers
Well proportioned, voluptuous lips have been known as symbols of beauty for long. Celebrities like Madonna, Angelina Jolie, Anushka Sharma, Katrina Kaif, Nargis Fakhri, Britney Spears, Jessica Simpson have had visible changes in lip contours come about suddenly in their careers. Dermal Filler Injections injected into the lips can make them more proportionate & feminine.
Do Lip Fillers Work?
Yes, lip fillers (lip job) can work and look beautiful too. A few botched cases, like Anushka Sharma’s initial lip job, are the fault of the ‘soldier’ and cannot be attributed to the ‘gun’.
See the video below to see Dr. Debraj Shome perform lip augmentation with lip fillers in an actress:
In summary, these are some of the beauty treatments used for celebrity makeovers. Some more will follow in the next blogpost. Some of these work and you should try them too, if you wants to look like the best looking actresses and the most handsome actors. However, some of these clearly do not work and you should stay away from them. In fact, if you know some of these celebrities, do convey to them that they are wasting their time and money.
Dr. Debraj Shome is one of the top / best plastic surgeons in India and currently practices in Mumbai, India. Internationally trained in the USA, UK, Germany and Singapore, Dr. Shome has received super-specialty training in facial plastic surgery, cosmetic surgery, eyelid surgery, orbital and lacrimal surgery. He is one of the few Indian surgeons listed on Wikipedia.