At 62, Arnold Schwarzenegger has already lived several lifetimes, first as a bodybuilder, then as an action hero and now as a political giant. In each incarnation, his success has depended on his looks, so it’s no small wonder that he has always face rumors of plastic surgery, now more than ever.
Rumors of Arnold’s under the knife adventures include chin and cheek implants and more recently, a face and necklift as well as injectables like Botox.
Plastic surgeon Dr. Richard Ellenbogen says, “Arnold Schwarzenegger is a 62 year old man. Now, honestly do 62 year old men look as good as him? He’s juiced with steroids and has had two heart operations. We hate to out manly men like Arnold, but his face is tight,his skin is not wrinkled, his jawline is anything but saggy. Duh! If it quacks like a duck and walks like a duck, it is a facelift, chin adjustment, necklift and probably a laundry list of injectables and other procedures…he looks great. Congrats to his plastic surgeon.”
As full and healthy looking as Arnold is, his wife, 54-year old Maria Shriver, is anything but. Almost scarily too thin, Maria looks like she is in need of some fat grafting to her face, in addition to the Botox injections she likely uses to smooth out her forehead.
Dr Ellenbogen says, “Maria Shriver appears to have not had any major plastic surgery procedures. She may have had some injectables. Her face appears to have deflated from loss of fat. She would look great with facial fat grating, a simple procedure where her own fat is extracted from her waist and injected into her face. The down time is much less magnitude than a facelift. Fat grafting can be combined with a facelift for a very rejuvenated look when performed by an expert.”
On the other hand, both Arnold and Maria may be aging naturally and are just blessed with good bone structure. However, they may have occasional Botox injections to keep them looking good.
Dr. Paul S. Nassif, a facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon and a rhinoplasty specialist in Beverly Hills, California says, “Arnold and Maria are aging nicely, and I do not see the possibility of any major work having been done. Maria may have had some Botox in her forehead, but overall her look is natural. She may benefit from fillers around her face to even out some of her natural lines. Arnold may have had a bit of Botox in the forehead as well, but that is about it. Speculations that he had the appearance of his chin altered through genioplasty are very unlikely. Arnold has a strong profile, and his genetics are responsible for his facial features looking strong at his age.”
Manhattan plastic surgeon Dr Jennifer Walden says, “Maria is blessed with great genes and beautiful bone structure. I feel she has always maintained a fairly natural, conservative look. It is possible Ms. Shriver has had injectibles to keep her face free of wrinkles. There have been many rumors that Arnold went under the knife for a chin implant and possible face lift, but it appears that as he let up on the weight training and body building most of his “bulk” in his neck and face dissipated. I think it is a combination of slimming down and aging that contributes to his face changing over the years. I wouldn’t be surprised however if he did use Botox as well as other injectables.”
Whether or not California’s first couple has been under the knife or not, Arnold won’t be reprising his role as “Governator” come the next election.
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