After years of waxed, over plucked and thin eyebrows, full natural brows are making a comeback in a big way. Models like Cara Delevinge and actresses like Lily Collins and Camilla Belle are showing that big brows make a big statement. Even reality star Kim Kardashian is known for sporting full brows, even as she goes high fashion under husband Kanye West’s influence. And while you can fill in your brows with cosmetics, some ladies are opting for the lush look by undergoing eyebrow implant plastic surgery procedures, according to Bustle.
While thin brows that are plucked and tweezed are said to “open the face,” full brows that are straighter and bushier are associated with youth. Which may be why stars like Jennifer Connelly look perennially young. It may seem that the solution to waxing and plucking is to simply let the hairs grow back, but it’s not always that easy. Waxing and plucking can cause damage to the root of the hairs, so it will never grow back or may grow back patchy.
Technically known as follicular unit extraction, eyebrow implant procedures are performed in much the same way as modern hair transplants. A surgeon uses hairs from elsewhere on your body, including the scalp, legs and arms, and surgically moves them from that location to the brows. Somewhere in the neighborhood of 400 units are taken out and transported to their new home during a procedure that takes anywhere from two to three hours per session.
After the procedure, your brows require around two weeks to heal. During this time, you will experience some pain as well as scabbing before the hair growing process starts, including having the hairs fall out before they regrow. You will also have to trim your new hairs a la Kim Kardashian’s perfectly groomed brows as part of routine maintenance.
The procedure is fairly quick and easy for plastic surgery and minimally invasive but it can set you back anywhere from $2,000- $6,000. It seems a little extreme considering brow trends change every decade or so and you may be back to waxing and plucking before you know it—possibly undoing the procedure by causing new damage to the roots. Then again, full brows are more commonly seen on young kids, so you may decide to keep your implants.
Before you rush out to get in on the new plastic surgery trend, you may want to experiment with how well you will look with a fuller brow to frame your face. Brow kits can help you get started with different shapes that you can fill in with brow pencil. You can also try using a pencil to fill in any bare spots or to make your brows appear fuller and thicker, at least temporarily.
Keep in mind that while many stars have full, dark brows there is some maintenance required. No one looks good with a unibrow, so be sure to continue to pluck stray hairs that grow between the brows as well as any hairs that fall outside of your desired hairline.none
Melanie Griffith and Antonio Banderas were one of the longest going Hollywood couples. Yet earlier this year, the pair announced their impending divorce after 18 years of marriage. Melanie’s first order of business appears to be covering up the tattoo of Antonio’s name that she has flaunted on her arm all these years.
After breaking the news of her split, 56-year-old Working Girl actress Melanie Griffith hit the red carpet for the Taormina Film Fest in Italy, covering up her famous arm tattoo. The tattoo features a heart surrounding Antonio’s name and it looked as though the actress used some type of cover up to conceal the name, but didn’t bother with the surrounding heart.
The coverup was temporary and probably body makeup but now Melanie looks to be seeking a more permanent solution via laser tattoo removal. After covering up the tattoo, Melanie was spotted heading into Dr. Tattoff’s, most likely to find out what laser removal of her tattoo would entail.
More recently, Melanie was once again spotted entering the tattoo removal offices and emerging with a bandage on her arm over the spot in question. Laser tattoo removal typically takes numerous sessions and is quite painful. Different factors contribute to the removal, including the age of the tattoo and the pigmentation used. Some tattoos cannot be entirely removed and instead appear to be faded, but can be more easily concealed with makeup.
Some stars opt not to have their former lovers named removed as it is more difficult and time consuming. Instead they may cover up the tattoo with another tattoo or try to transform it, as Johnny Depp famously made his Winona Ryder tribute “Winona Forever” into “Wino.”
Given the high breakup rate in Hollywood, Melanie isn’t the first star to publicly undergo tattoo removal. After her divorce from Seal, Heidi Klum removed the singer’s name from her arm. And amidst rumors of trouble in paradise, Beyonce Knowles is said to be taking steps to remove her Jay-Z tattoo from her ring finger.
Angelina Jolie had a very public and passionate marriage to actor Billy Bob Thorton but since the pair’s split, Angelina has removed Billy Bob’s name and accompanying dragon from her bicep and replaced it with her latest project: her ever expanding global family and the coordinates of their birthplaces.
When actress Eva Longoria was married to basketball star Tony Parker, she had several tributes to him tattooed on her body, from a “nine” on the back of her neck to his initials somewhere unnamed as well as “07-07-07,” the couple’s wedding date, on the inside of her wrist. After waiting for two years after the couple’s 2010 divorce, Eva has had all three of the tattoos removed.
While the end of a relationship is probably the most common reason for laser tattoo removal, some celebrities have simply decided that they have outgrown the tattoos they had done in their youth. Now that she’s a mom, Megan Fox has removed her prominent Marilyn Monroe tattoo.
Britney Spears is taking a break from her residency at the Planet Hollywood Resort in Las Vegas where she performs her show. The pop star showed off her figure in Southern California where she was spotted sporting shorts and a cropped strappy tank while she investigated pamphlets describing Zerona laser treatments.
Although 32-year old Britney Spears has struggled with her weight in the past, especially after having kids, she is looking good these days.
In an interview with Shape magazine, Britney explained, “Dieting is tough… because my specialties are spaghetti, brownies and chocolate chip cookies. I try not to make those too often or I’ll eat the whole bowl of dough.”
“I’m doing 90 minutes of yoga twice a week in addition to lots of cardio – hour-long sessions three times a week with my trainer, Tony Martinez.”
“I like it, then again, I hate it. I’m in my 30s now, so I have to work harder to keep it up.”
It looks like Britney may be considering some additional help from laser treatments while she is on hiatus from her show. Boldly carrying Zerona pamphlets through a Starbucks parking lot, Britney didn’t look like she had a muffin top or thick thighs that could benefit from laser treatments, but the pop star may be considering the procedures to perfect her already lean physique. Zerona is a non invasive laser treatment that helps melt fat cells from problem areas, including the stomach and thighs.
Because Britney has admitted to using non invasive plastic surgery treatments in the past, Zerona may be more within her comfort zone than traditional liposuction. It also carries fewer risks of problems.
In an interview with InStyle magazine from last year, Britney finally confirmed rumors of trying plastic surgery, including getting lip augmentation and unnamed “fun stuff.”
“A doctor I see, [Beverly Hills plastic surgeon] Dr. [Raj] Kanodia, does fun stuff to me sometimes–I’ve had lip injections before.”
In the past, Britney has been more private about whether or not she has had plastic surgery but she seems to be getting more open about at least some procedures—admitting to lip injections and carrying around plastic surgery pamphlets in full view of the paparazzi.
Since the onset of her career, Britney has been plagued by rumors of breast augmentation, due to her seemingly fluctuating bra size. Then an implant removal, followed by a breast augmentation with a smaller implant size. It is anyone’s guess what size she is at now.
Following the birth of her sons, Britney was rumored to have undergone a mommy makeover along with her C-section in order to have her famously toned tummy back in action and onstage as soon as possible.
And Zerona may only be Britney’s latest foray into noninvasive liposuction. Even before motherhood, it was rumored from time to time that Britney had undergone liposuction or some form of liposuction, including lipodissolve treatments.
Britney is looking healthy and happy and may feel that Zerona will help her look even better in her stage costumes.none
It’s hard to believe that actress Gabrielle Union is in her 40s, as the star looks much the same as she did as a teen. No wonder she still plays every age! While some stars turn to plastic surgery to retain their youthful looks, Gabrielle has shared her beauty secrets in a new interview and it doesn’t look like plastic surgery has come into play.
Recently, 41-year old Gabrielle Union sat down for an interview with beauty guru Bobbi Brown who asked questions everyone would like to know, including how Gabrielle keeps her figure in shape.
While some actresses have a mommy makeover after plastic surgery, Gabrielle likely bounced back naturally, thanks to her natural interest in staying active.
BB: You are in fantastic shape. Have you always been athletic and healthy? Have you ever even had a weight issue?
GU: I would say in my community, and in the African American culture, it would have been a weight problem, if I was too small or too skinny. My body type was not the ideal of beauty. So when I post on Instagram, some people are like, “Oooh, you need a sandwich!” You can’t please everybody. But I’ve always been a jock. I played basketball, soccer, softball, and I ran track. I played soccer at Nebraska. And you know just kind of having that as my life since I was 5 years old. Thank God for muscle memory! But I work out, but I am not a “nut” about it. Like I work out mainly, because it is part of my job, but not so much to have the poor tailor have to take in or out my clothes every day.
Gabrielle not only stays in shape naturally, but says that good genes and oily skin have helped to keep signs of aging at bay. She also wears minimal makeup when she’s not working.
BB: Well that has changed! When I look at pictures of you, you look like you are under 30 not 41! What is your secret? Is it your genes? Is it something you eat? Tell us!
GU: It is oily skin, which is sort of like a blessing and a curse. I’ve started calling my oily skin embalming fluid. It is sort of preserving what is left of my youth. My mom also has oily skin. She just turned 67, and she only started getting wrinkles in the last couple of years. I have been lucky in that way that my oily skin has kept me sort of youthful looking. Plus I started drinking a gallon of water a day about five,six years ago, and that helps too.
BB: Tell me about your makeup routine when you are not working.
GU: When I am not working, it is kind of nonexistent. With the advent of high definition, makeup is so heavy. When I am not working, I just hope for the best that my skin is clear, blemish-free, and even. Then I rock mascara and lip balm.
Other than some rumors of a slight nose job in the past, Gabrielle looks to be aging naturally and very well.
Remember a while back before Kim Kardashian became Mrs. West that there were rumors flying about that Kim had undergone a nose job as many fans had noted a somewhat drastic change in her appearance, which was further accentuated by the reality star’s love of TBT photos? Apparently rumors have spread that before her wedding to Kanye, Kim Kardashian developed a celebrity crush of her own: Charlize Theron. Kim loves Charlize’s looks so much that the star reportedly used her adorable nose as inspiration for her own pre-wedding nose job.
In an article from Star Magazine, the tabloid reports, “A family source claims that Kim had a top secret 4 a.m. nose job a few weeks before her nuptials.”
“She’s obsessed with Charlize Theron’s perfectly snubbed nose and wanted a similar profile,” a so-called “insider” claims to Star.
Furthermore, the story claimed that Kanye wasn’t to see the results of the secret nose job “until afterward,” as “he’s totally against plastic surgery, because of how his mother died.”
“Yeezy may have married into the wrong family!” concludes the tabloid.
Despite the likelihood of Kim having plastic surgery before her nuptials, the claims have been denied by Kim’s camp and Make Me Heal is inclined to believe it in this case.
While Kim having plastic surgery in order to fix her nose wouldn’t be that shocking given that she has admitted to not liking her nose in the past, it isn’t feasible that she had her nose done in the weeks leading up to her wedding.
“I’ve never had my nose done,” Kim has said in an early interview.
“What’s funny about my nose, it’s my biggest insecurity,” she explained.
Before the wedding, Kim was dogged by paparazzi even more than usual as cameras followed on mundane tasks like getting ice cream and going shopping. While a 4am procedure would fool cameras, she wouldn’t be able to disappear for the plastic surgery recovery involved right after and would have been spotted sporting bruises and bandages for a procedure that would upturn her nose like Charlize Theron’s.
And although Kim may not like her nose, there are some that think the reality star looks just right. British woman Claire Leeson recently made international headlines after revealing that she has spent around $30,000 on plastic surgery procedures to better resemble Kim Kardashian.
In order to look even more like her idol, Claire had her teeth whitened and her breasts surgically enhanced. Like the real Kim, Claire also undergoes other beauty treatments on a regular basis, spending thousand of dollars on spray tanning sessions and hair extensions and even sports padded underwear to give her a fuller booty, like Kim’s famous rear end.
Many people bring in photos of celebrities to give their plastic surgeons ideas of how they want their body parts to be transformed—and Kim could indeed be one of them. However their seems to be a rash of potential patients interested in becoming total doppelgangers of their favorite stars, rather than just being inspired by them.none
British television personality Davina McCall has been a presenter for many years but became a household name as the host of the popular reality competition Big Brother. Amongst her efforts to remain young and fit, Davina exercises regularly and eats right, but says that she is holding off on getting Botox—at least for now.
In a new interview with OK! Magazine Davinia says that at 46 she stands out against other women and mothers her age because unlike them, she actually has wrinkles.
The mother-of-three told OK! magazine: “I look at everybody now and they’re all doing it (plastic surgery).
“I would like to say no, because I don’t want my children to look at me and think I look like the Bride of Wildenstein!
“But it’s getting to the stage now where a wrinkle’s a weird thing. I was smiling in a picture the other day on my Twitter feed, and somebody went: ‘Ooh, you’ve got wrinkles’.
“I was like: ‘I’m 46, of course I’ve got wrinkles!’ But people don’t seem to have wrinkles any more – they’re all Botoxed!”
Despite being proud to have wrinkles and not having tried Botox yet, Davina says that although she is natural right now, it doesn’t mean that she intends to remain that way forever.
The Million Pound Drop presenter added: “So I’m holding out for as long as I can – but I can’t say I never will, I wouldn’t like to lie, but I’m kicking against it.”
Davina’s rise to fame has been rocky and had a difficult childhood with a mother who seems to have behaved rather like a child herself. Davina didn’t originally set out to be a television personality or host, but rather a singer.
In her schooldays, Davina was in a band and later embarked on a solo career when she dated renowned rock musician Eric Clapton. From there she has had a series of careers in the entertainment field and eventually became a presenter on MTV, which eventually parlayed into her current notoriety.
Although she may not get Botox injections, Davina takes good care of herself. For years she has trained with a husband and wife physical trainer team and has also had her own line of fitness DVDs and selling 1.5 milion DVDs over the past eight years (her latest being the high-intensity training work-out Davina Intense
Still, despite looking fit, Davina has her own share of insecurities, sharing in an interview last year that she considered having liposuction on her “fat knees.”
“Oh my God, of course I have! I really can’t stand my legs because I’ve got fat knees and I hate them. I keep wondering if they do liposuction just for knees. The next Hollywood type you meet, can you ask them and find out for me? I have insecurities just like everyone else, but working out helps get rid of them. I’ve discovered that the more muscly my thighs and calves are, the less people notice my fat knees.”none
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills is an extra dose of drama from new castmembers and soap stars, Days of Our Lives actresses Eileen Davidson and Lisa Rinna. The stars will be in good company as plastic surgery is practically a prerequisite to be cast on the show.
55-year old Eileen Davidson looks nowhere close to her chronological age. Although her statuesque body has led to rumors of the soap star being transgendered, it seems unlikely. What is more likely is that Eileen has been dabbling in plastic surgery over the years to maintain her youthful appearance and soap star gleam. Eileen has probably had a facelift and she most likely uses Botox and fillers as well to help her skin appear tight and firm. Given that her décolletage is also in great shape, without sun spots or wrinkles, she may also get chemical peels and laser treatments. In addition, her full chest and placement of her breasts indicate that Eileen has probably had a breast augmentation in the past few years. While a working actress isn’t Bravo’s typical casting decision, Eileen will likely be able to hold her own during the show’s famously dramatic moments thanks to her background as a drama queen.
Eileen is the latest new castmember of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills to be announced. She is joining fellow Days of Our Lives actress Lisa Rinna. 51-year old Lisa Rinna has probably become better known for her plastic surgery over the years, including her famously enlarged lips. Lisa had gotten implants placed in her lips years ago which seemed to consume her face and her career. A few years ago, Lisa opted to have the implants removed and while her lips are still large, they are much less prominent than in the past. Lisa may now be using fillers in her lips, which are much less dramatic than implants and she probably also gets Botox injections in her forehead as well. In the past, Lisa has posed for Playboy and those photos indicated that the former soap star has had breast augmentation. Lisa is married to actor Harry Hamlin and the two usually seem to have a good relationship although reality television is famous for breaking up couples, whether they have been married briefly or for many years.
Lisa has reportedly already starting filming for the show, including her birthday party at friend Lisa Vanderpump’s newest restaurant, Pump. Lisa Vanderpump is a veteran of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and much of the drama seen on the show seems to occur at her restaurants, including the drama seen on her spinoff series Vanderpump rules.
Eileen and Lisa will be joining veterans of the show including former child stars and sister Kim and Kyle Richards in addition to Lisa Vanderpump. Former housewives Joyce Giraud and Carlton Gebbia were fired after appearing on season 4 of the series. All the ladies will likely dish on everything from fashion to their plastic surgery procedures.
For a while queen of costumes Lady Gaga adamantly denied plastic surgery. But recently she’s admitted to a few minor procedures. In light of a tell all book that was set to be released last year it could be possible that Lady Gaga was trying to downplay her plastic surgery before anything too big was revealed.
In Harper’s Bazaar in 2011 while promoting Born This Way, Lady Gaga told the magazine, “I have never had plastic surgery,” in response to the rumors of a nose job and breast augmentation that have been following the pop star since her rise to fame.
However, former BFF Brendan Jay Sullivan has a different story, which he tells in his book Rivington Was Ours: The Lower East Side, Lady Gaga, and The Prime of Our Lives. In the book he dishes on Gaga’s dreams of fame before realizing them, including spending time under the knife.
According to Brendan Jay, at an early point in her career, Gaga announced, “I’m getting a nose job.”
“She said it so offhand,” he writes. “I think she put more thought into bleaching her hair.”
“It’s holding me back,” Brendan Jay claims Gaga said. “Do you think I’d be songwriting this long if I looked like the girls you date? … It’s slipping away from me.”
He goes on to say that Mother Monster wanted a breast lift as well, and before she became a known name.
“No one will know,” the book claims she said at the time. “No one has heard of me. You won’t even be able to tell. But I will.”
Brendan Jay doesn’t actually confirm that Lady Gaga then went under the knife, but it does collaborate many of the rumors that have swirled around the bizarre outfit lover.
Gaga spent much of her early career denying plastic surgery rumors and saying things such as she wouldn’t be going under the knife because she enjoyed, ” free will to choose the way the world will envision me.”
In a more recent interview, Gaga amended her previous statement of not having had plastic surgery to saying, that she has never had any ” work-work done,” by which she is most likely referring to invasive operations performed by a plastic surgeon.
Speaking with Howard Stern, Gaga revealed that just last year she would regularly head to a strip mall to get fillers like Juvederm placed.
According to Gaga, she wasn’t in a happy place at the time and would smoke pot before deciding to head to a lady in a strip mall in Chicago for facial injections. However, she says that she since stopped getting fillers because a photographer friend of hers advised against it.
Generally it is hard to tell what Gaga really looks like as she tends to hide beneath large hats, crazy wigs and veils and masks. However she does like to maintain herself, as she was spotted having two very expensive facial treatments just ahead of her last birthday.
Priscilla Presley’s tale of botched plastic surgery is well-known by now. But what you may not know is that her dabbles may have left her at high risk of poisoning, thanks to having substances not meant for plastic surgery injected into her body.
69-year old Priscilla Presley’s run-in with a fake plastic surgeon took place years ago but the Botox substitute he injected her with likely puts her at a high risk of poisoning.
The former “Dancing with the Stars” contestant had a run in with a man that the press has dubbed “Dr. Jiffy Lube” because the man posed as a plastic surgeon with a miracle wrinkle curing serum purportedly better than Botox but which turned out to be industrial, low-grade silicone, similar to what’s used to lubricate auto parts.
The doctor imposter has since been sent back to his native Argentina, but Priscilla still has a very over inflated look that concerned fans at a recent Las Vegas appearance. Priscilla was injected with a non-FDA approved substance that left her looking swollen and bumpy while others of the pseudo-doctors patients were left with severe problems ranging from lumps and bumps to severe swelling and paralysis after paying a whopping $600 for each injection.
While a spokesperson claims that Priscilla’s plastic surgery “everything is well now,” indicating that she has taken measures to reverse the problems, experts in the field say that Priscilla may still be at risk, although they have not treated the late Elvis Presley’s ex-wife.
Dr. Richard Fleming tells the National Enquirer that the fillers Priscilla used may have left her “permanently damaged” and that it’s not possible to remove every last bit of whatever she was injected with.
Plastic surgeon Dr. Anthony Youn also believes that Priscilla may not be out of the woods and that permanent damage and scarring is likely responsible for her current inflamed-looking face. “These would cause her face to move abnormally and look stiff and unnatural,” said Dr. Youn.
“Also, too much Botox can cause the muscles of the face to move too little and in the worst case, make the person look like he or she had a stroke!” Dr. Youn and others agree that members of Priscilla’s family, including daughter Lisa Marie, 46, have good reason to fear she has gone overboard with the cosmetic enhancements. “The real question isn’t so much what has Priscilla had done – but what she hasn’t had done,” Dr. Youn told The ENQUIRER.
“She’s as plastic-looking as any celebrity in recent memory.”
Dr. Youn goes on to say that Priscilla has probably had a number of procedures including a facelift, and fillers injected into her lips as well as her forehead, around her mouth and in her crow’s feet.
Although Botox is used to paralyze the muscles that cause wrinkles, if too much is used the toxin can get into other parts of the body and cause paralysis, according to Dr. Dennis Hurwitz, M.D., clinical professor of plastic surgery at the University of Pittsburgh.
Leah Remini may have been the King of Queens’s wife on television but now she’s letting fans get a look at her real life on her new TLC reality show since her much publicized split from the Church of Scientology. On the most recent episode of Leah Remini: It’s All Relative, the outspoken actress shares her life and her generosity as she offers to pay for breast enhancement surgery for her sister’s birthday.
44-year old Leah Remini looks to be trying new projects after the end of her sitcom, King of Queens and is now involving her family in a reality show, as she describes, “We’re pretty loud, annoying, judgmental. But we do love each other.”
In a promo for the latest episode of the show, the family sits around the breakfast table as everyone comes together for Leah Remini’s sister’s, Shannon’s, birthday. Once they are all gathered, the comedic actress proclaims, “We’re gonna go see a doctor for Shannon’s birthday, cause my gift to her was boobs.”
After that announcement chaos ensues as the family decides how they want the film crew to handle filming the plastic surgery consultation as Shannon would be topless. Leah’s show is a little different because unlike other reality shows, she is completely aware of the cameras following her around and addresses them directly.
“You guys can’t film my sister’s t**s!”
However, the girls’ mother says that she thinks it would be fine because Shannon once removed her bikini top at a beach.
“She’s used to showing her t**s off. My god didn’t she go naked on that island?”
To which Shannon explains that it was beach in the South of France and she felt ridiculous being the only person wearing a top.
Leah then exclaims that it’s a different situation because the film crew is all composed of “straight guys.”
And sister Shannon shoots back, “Well maybe they’ll go gay after seeing my saggy raisin t**s.”
The family seems pretty excited for Shannon’s upcoming plastic surgery. Given their Hollywood background, going under the knife may not be quite as shocking to the family as it is for others.
Like other hopeful actresses, Shannon is 30 years old and may be hoping that getting a breast augmentation helps to boost her career. She has appeared on various television shows, including sister Leah’s King of Queens as well as in various B movies.
While the plastic surgery consultation may seem like it happened suddenly, Leah set it up in the second episode of the season by turning to her sister and asking, “Can we talk about your boobs for a second?”
It’s uncertain as to whether plastic surgery runs in the family. Scientology generally seems to frown on cosmetic procedures although many celebrity members of the controversial sect look to bend the rules on that one.
Leah’s weight tends to fluctuate, which can cause changes in her appearance so while she may use fillers and Botox to remain young and flawless.