Pretty Angel, Angelina Jolie has long been considered one of Hollywood’s hottest women and much of her beauty is attributed to some very well done plastic surgery. But the latest rumors surrounding Angelina’s plastic surgery perfection involve a facelift, a procedure Make Me Heal now investigates.
33-year old Angelina has notoriously transformed her image in the media from a blood-carrying bad girl to a mother of many good girl. But along with her media image is the plastic surgery that Angelina has had over the years, including a nose job and cheek implants (See Make Me Heal’s story on Angelina Jolie’s plastic surgery).
While many actresses begin having anti-aging procedures in the 30s, the procedures are typically non-invasive, like fillers and laser treatments. More drastic procedures, like a full facelift, don’t usually take place until the 40s, when deeper wrinkles have begun to appear and skin has lost its elasticity.
Dr. Paul S. Nassif, a facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon and a rhinoplasty specialist in Beverly Hills, California, admits, “I don’t know what to say about Angie…the scars aren’t from pinning the ears back or having a mastoidectomy (ear surgery). The scars would be more suggestive of having a facelift although it’s hard to say from these photos.”
Not only is Angelina not the usual age for a facelift procedure, the scars shown in photos behind the ear are not indicative of a facelift, as they are behind, rather than in front, of the ear.
Manhattan plastic surgeon Dr. Jennifer Walden tells Make Me Heal, “She is only 33 and still very beautiful with healthy appearing skin. Incisions for a facelift are usually placed in front of the ear and around the ear crease posteriorly (postauricular). Her scar extends away from her postauricular sulcus in a position that would not typically be used for a facelift or an otoplasty so I doubt she’s had anything like this done.”
Some have also suggested that Angelina may have had an otoplasty, or ear-pinning procedure, like her life partner, Brat Pitt (See Make Me Heal’s story on Brad Pitt’s plastic surgery). This theory is also unlikely because the scars also do not match with those for an ear-pinning and even in early pictures, Angelina’s ears never appeared to protrude overmuch.
New York Manhattan plastic surgeon Dr. David Shafer says, “Pictures of Angelina Jolie’s “scars” behind her ears are not necessarily from a facelift. The same incision is used for people with prominent ear to perform otoplasty (pinning back the ear) to put them in a more natural position. At her age, I think that this is more likely than a facelift.”
More likely results of Angelina’s scars are wearing her Oliver Peoples sunglasses too snuggly or even having some skin blemishes removed.
Make Me Heal looks forward to what the leader of the rainbow coalition will do next, whether its saving the world or having more plastic surgery.
Read the complete celebrity plastic surgery profile of Angelina Jolie at Plasticopedia, the celebrity plastic surgery encyclopedia.
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