While a lot of focus has been placed on bad plastic surgery on women, it appears there are just as many male celebrities who were once handsome but who have been so surgically enhanced that they have become unappealing shadows of their former selves.
Couture designer Thierry Mugler was once a handsome designer but now goes by the name Manfred. But once he began taking steroids and turning into a veiny muscle-bound creature he has named “Manfred,” his good looks have been decimated thanks to Thierry’s misadventures in plastic surgery, as the Queerty blog called them. The 59-year old fashion icon has tanned, taut skin pulled tightly across his unusually muscular body and his face is also much more square and rough looking than it used to be. Thierry looks like he may have had a rhinoplasty to make his nose appear shorter and more rugged. Overall, his face is forehead looks to be free of wrinkles, which may be due to Botox. However, the picture is from a distance, so it is hard to tell. One thing is certain though, his body is not natural and is reminiscent of Carrot Top’s body, who is another plastic surgery victim (See Make Me Heal’s story on Carrot Top’s plastic surgery).
Bruce Jenner is a former Olympian. But he is also the stepfather of Kim Kardashian and her plastic surgery loving family. (See Make Me Heal’s story on the Kim Kardashian’s plastic surgery). It seems like in order to fit in to his new family, Bruce went overboard with plastic surgery, transforming his once handsome face into something nearly unrecognizable and almost unnaturally feminine. His face is tightly pulled, the result of at least one facelift and blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) and his nose is so thin and narrow after a rhinioplasty, it looks like it might break at any moment. His face also appears to be longer than it used to, which could be a result of a chin implant. His sharp cheekbones are probably implants, which help give him a feminine appearance. Bruce is definitely the result of unnecessary plastic surgery.
Another unfortunate victim of plastic surgery is former British hunk Rupert Everett. Once compared to a modern-day Cary Grant, Rupert Everett has fallen prey to awful plastic surgery. The 49-year old actor was the hot guy in My Best Friend’s Wedding, but he’s no longer looking his best. He looks like he’s had a bad cheek implant job, eye lift, and potentially a facelift or brow lift. (See Make Me Heal’s story On Rupert Everett’s plastic surgery).
If you happen to be a gay porn fan, you may remember Lex Baldwin. After Lex switched teams and went straight, he altered his name and his face. Now going by Talon, the now straight porn star looks bizarrely feminine after having some facework. He has most obviously had a rhinoplasty, which narrowed his bridge and shortened the tip into a round bulb with overly flared nostrils. He may have also had a browlift as the shape of his eyes is different and the space from his browline to his lid is greater. His brows are also arched and he has lessened the hollow pockets around his eyes, which could be indications of Botox (not to mention waxing and grooming).
Mickey Rourke was once a really cute actor, playing the lead in the sexy film 9 1/2 Weeks. Since then, his face has transformed into a lumpy, freakish thing. The most noticeable plastic surgery he has had is a facelift that has pulled his skin back so tightly that he has lost his sideburns. Plastic surgeon Dr. Anthony Youn says on his blog, “Notice how his sideburns appear obliterated. This is a telltale sign of a facelift. The skin of the face is pulled back so far that the skin with the sideburns is removed during the surgery. This is one of the things that most plastic surgeons attempt to avoid with their facelifts.” In addition to a bad facelift, he is also rumored to have had a chin implant and cheek implants. He has also had several rhinoplasties to combat his nose that was broken in a failed boxing career. His odd appearance goes along with his odd behavior, like chopping off part of his own pinky finger.
Make Me Heal is happy to hear that 55-year old Patrick Swayze has successfully won his battle with pancreatic cancer and is due to appear on the small screen in a new TV series “The Beast” next year. However, we wish his battle with aging had been so successful. For the past several years Patrick has been listed as an awful plastic surgery victim on many blogs after a rumored facelift left him looking perpetually surprised. It does indeed look like the Dirty Dancing star has had a facelift, although it looks like it has finally begun to settle in and is not looking quite as awful as when it was first done a couple of years ago.
The Gambler, Kenny Rogers, gambled on looking younger and better with plastic surgery, but he looks like he lost the bet. The singer is quickly coming up on his 70th birthday, but you’d never know it, looking at his tight skin. Over the years, it is likely that Kenny has had a facelift, blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) as well as a browlift and probably uses Botox injections as well. Although plastic surgeon Dr. Anthony Youn says on his blog, “I believe he’s had upper and lower eyelid lifts (blepharoplasty) performed, making his eyes look wide open. It’s a good job, since it doesn’t make him look too effeminate, like some men who appear to have had work done (Michael Douglas – eyelids, Robert Redford – eyelids, David Gest – yikes!), most critics tend to disagree with Dr. Youn’s positive outlook on the surgery. Kenny himself has said in the past, “Last year  I had so many lines coming in at the side of my eyes up here. So I went in and got my eyes done, and I’m not happy about it. (The surgeon) is going to go in and fix that for me. They’re too tight around the eyelids for me. It drives me crazy. I wake up in the morning, and Wanda says, “You look great.” But I know what I want to look like. If we can fix that, then I’ll be glad I did it. If we can’t fix it, I’ll regret it or get used to it. ” At this point, it doesn’t look much can be done to help Kenny look like his old self and Make Me Heal thinks that he should quit while he’s ahead.
Men also feel pressure to look good, but they can get caught up with the plastic surgery bug just like women, with equally mixed results. Queerty.com had a good point when it showed that female celebrities aren’t the only ones with negative plastic surgery experiences.
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