When Chelsea and Hillary Clinton made an appearance at the Democratic National Convention on Monday night, many were wondering whether the great looking daughter and mother had undergone plastic surgery to help them get out of their awkward phases. Make Me Heal explores the dynamic duo’s most recent appearances.
In the past, Chelsea has been the unfortunate victim of rude remarks due to her gangly and awkward appearance. During the time her father, Bill Clinton, was president she had frizzy red hair, too much gums in her smile, gapped teeth and a bumpy nose. Now it looks as if the ugly duckling has finally blossomed into a swan at the age of 28. Thanks to a cosmetic dentist and a nose job, chin augmentation and a few other tweaks here and there, including possible temporary facial fillers, Chelsea Clinton looks good enough to rule the world. If yesterday’s appearance in the Denver convention is any indicator, it seems that her parents are grooming Chelsea for a potential career in politics.
The most prominent change in Chelsea is her slimmed down nose, the disappearance of the bump on her nose, her new attractive pearly whites minus the excessive gums, and a new glamorous, retro hairdo.
Manhattan, New York-based Plastic Surgeon Dr. Jennifer Walden also noted Chelsea’s blossoming, telling Make Me Heal, “Chelsea Clinton has undergone a dramatic transformation from her more awkward teenage years. I have not treated her, but from the standpoint of plastic surgery, it looks as if she has undergone a rhinoplasty procedure (nose job) which was nicely and conservatively done to remove the bump from the bridge of the nose, slim the nasal bones, as well as refine and rotate the tip which also appears to be less droopy.”
As nose jobs are frequently done with chin augmentations, Chelsea may have also opted for on to get a more defined jawline.
“She also has likely had chin augmentation, or a chin implant, placed to give her stronger jawline and more aesthetic proportions to her lower face,” says Dr. Walden.
Then, there may also be some fillers at work on Chelsea’s lips which have helped reduce the overpowering gums.
“She has also gotten rid of that gummy smile which might be from non-permanent soft tissue fillers in the upper lip like Juvederm or Restylane to help hide it,” says Dr. Walden.
“She may have even had buccal fat pad removal or just weight loss which as we all know shows up in the face as well. Buccal fat excision is done through an incision inside the mouth and entails the surgical removal of the cheek fat pad that can make people look as if they have pudgy ‘chipmunk cheeks’.”
While it seems certain that Chelsea has undergone a very successful beauty makeover, her mother Hillary, is a little harder to analyze as the former First Lady looks drastically different from photo to photo depending on the lighting and make-up. Last year, when the presidential campaign kicked off, Make Me Heal noted the possible plastic surgery procedures that Senator Clinton may have had over time (See Make Me Heal’s story on Hillary Clinton’s Plastic Surgery Makeover).
Hillary’s eyes look refreshed, wider and more open, and the eyelids are no longer droopy as they were before. This may suggest that Hillary has gotten a blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) and may have used Restylane or Botox injections to soften the crows’ feet, wrinkles, and depressions around the eyes. Gone also are the frown lines in her forehead and the parentheses lines (glabellar lines) above her nose bridge between her eyebrows, which is typically handled by Botox injections. Also, Hillary has a fairly taut and clean neckline with no sagging skin, which can be explained by a neck lift. The jawline is tighter and smoother than before, the jowls have been softened and minimized, all of which suggests that she may have a mini face lift. Additionally, Hillary’s skin tone is brighter and it is possible that she has had laser skin treatments such as Fraxel, Active Fx, or CoolTouch to brighten her complexion.
“Hillary is a little harder to pin down. It looks to me as if she may have had Botox to smoothen her forehead and between the brows (which can also elevate them a bit with what we call a “chemical browlift”), as well as soft tissue fillers to possibly plump out the laugh lines and make the jowls less apparent. She may have even had some procedures that do not require the downtime of a facelift, like an eyelid lift (blepharoplasty) or jawline suctioning. But I do not think she has had a standard facelift, because with the campaign she has literally not had the downtime to have such a procedure and recover without getting noticed (bruising, swelling, visible incisions that need time to become imperceptible),” says Dr. Walden.
“She may have had some type of skin resurfacing like Fraxel laser but that still requires a little time for the initial skin pinkness to fade,” adds Dr. Walden.
Hillary Clinton’s advisor Howard Wolfson says that the presidential candidate has not had any plastic surgery. When questioned on the subject previously, Hillary joked with reporters and asked, “Do you want to check for the scars?”
According to the In Your Face blog, doctors think that Hillary could benefit from some additional plastic surgery and beauty enhancement treatments.
Beverly Hills dermatologist Dr. Don Mehrabi proposes a series of anti-wrinkle Botox injections plus skin-rejuvenating laser treatments.
“Hilary Clinton would benefit from Botox injections to the crow’s feet, forehead, and the area between the eyebrows. Her most significant improvement would be to do a fractional resurfacing procedure to even out her skin texture and get rid of the lines under her eyes,” says Dr. Mehrabi.
“Fillers in her laugh lines and the areas around and below her mouth would be great, but the top two suggestions would be Botox and laser resurfacing,” adds Dr. Mehrabi.
Unfortunately, non-surgical solutions like fillers and laser treatments can only go so far, as Hillary’s budding jowls around her jawline and the beginnings of sagging skin on her neck can only be trimmed off through surgery such as a mini facelift and neck lift.
“Non-surgical approaches would not be able to fool those advanced cameras and perfect lightings. In order for Hillary to look refreshed she would need a mini face and neck lift,” says Beverly Hills plastic surgeon Dr. Payman Simoni.
With two Clintons already opting for plastic surgery, it’s only a matter of time before Bill Clinton takes the plunge for a much needed plastic surgery makeover which should include an eyelid surgery and at the minimum some botox injections and laser skin treatments.