Clint Eastwood’s directing career is getting better with age, as he is easily one of the best directors of our time. The former “Dirty Harry” actor, who already won the Best Directing Oscar twice is nominated again this year for Letters From Iwo Jima. Despite Eastwood’s tough guy persona and rugged image, even he is not immune to the need to keep up his looks. Recent pictures of Eastwood on the Oscars campaign trail for his film have shown possible signs of plastic surgery.
Eastwood’s lack of excess sagging skin around his eyes is uncharacteristic of a man of 76, suggesting a potential blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery). Fellow Oscars coverage member plastic surgeon Anthony Youn says, “I do think that at some time in the past Clint has had his upper eyelids lifted. Notice how his brow is excessively droopy, yet he does not seem to have hooding or excessive skin of his upper eyelids. For a man his age, this is somewhat unusual.” Plastic surgeon Dr. John Di Saia had a different postulation, thinking that Eastwood had laser skin resurfacing. “It looks like Clint Eastwood may have received some much needed skin care…probably laser re-surfacing by the looks of these images,” said Dr. Di Saia in his blog. Dr. Youn disagrees, saying “I do not think he has had laser treatments, since his face does show significant age and sun damage.”
Eastwood’s alleged makeover is so remarkably subtle that it has not changed his overall masculine and rugged look. This is a true sign of great plastic surgery artistry, as the change is undetectable and has not left Eastwood looking surprised or unnatural. “It was a nice job though, since it hasn’t left him looking unusual or effeminate. Plastic surgeons must be careful when performing procedures like this on men, since these same procedures have been usually developed about the female face. He is a good example of plastic surgery which helps someone look better but doesn’t take away the essence of who the person is (in Clint’s case, a tough guy),” says Youn.
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