A few weeks ago, the world was shocked when pop singer Rihanna was rushed to the hospital by emergency services after being attacked by her boyfriend singer Chris Brown. As more information about the beating was released, many began to wonder if the Barbados-born beauty would need plastic surgery to recover.
After viewing the picture taken by police of the results of 19-year old Chris Brown’s anger on 21-year old Rihanna’s face, Make Me Heal thought that she might need a lot of ice for a while, but that plastic surgery would hopefully be unnecessary. Our panel of plastic surgery experts, who felt that Rihanna needed a better boyfriend rather than a plastic surgeon, echoed our thoughts.
Dr. Jennifer Walden weighed in with Make Me Heal, saying, “What Rihanna needs is a new boyfriend and counseling to get out of an abusive relationship as soon as possible (if the allegations are true regarding Chris Brown). Thoughts and prayers are with her during what must be a difficult time.”
After seeing the initial trauma photo, Dr. Sherrell J Aston said, “Rihanna’s face needs time to recover and then one can evaluate. She may not need anything. It is too early to tell anything other than she needs a new boyfriend.”
According to plastic surgeon Dr. John Di Saia, “Rihanna looked a bit bruised but I didn’t see anything needing plastic surgery in the images I saw posted on TMZ.”
Other plastic surgeons noted that while the bruising and swelling might heal, the need for plastic surgery would come from possible broken bones.
Dr. Anthony Youn said, “Photos appear to show a good deal of trauma to her face, specifically bruising and swelling of her forehead, cheeks, eyes, and lips. Unless she has suffered lacerations or broken bones, the bruising and swelling should dissipate quickly over the next couple weeks. I would expect that she will return to her former state of beauty within a month or so, provided that none of her facial bones were fractured in the assault.”
Plastic surgeon Dr. Paul Nassif told Make Me Heal, “Rihanna suffered multiple bruises and abrasions, as well as a possible trauma to her nose and laceration to her lip. All in all, she was beaten up pretty bad.”
Shortly after the incident, Rihanna released the following statement through her publicist:
“At the request of the authorities, Rihanna is not commenting about the incident involving Chris Brown. She wants to assure her fans that she remains strong, is doing well, and deeply appreciates the outpouring of support she has received during this difficult time.”
Since the first picture of Rihanna’s bruised face surfaced on the popular gossip site, TMZ, she has since been seen recovering in Mexico, looking only slightly the worse for the wear.
The popular couple has drawn comparisons to another famous singing duet with a history of violence, Ike and Tina Turner (See Make Me Heal’s story on Tina Turner’s plastic surgery).
Despite many wishing that Rihanna would get out from the heavy hand of Chris, reports have surfaced that couple are once again together and spending time in one of Sean “Diddy” Combs’s homes, on Miami Beach’s Star Island.
In the past, Make Heal has reported on the singer’s possible plastic surgery, as some photos seem to indicate that Rihanna had a nose job in her past (See Make Me Heal’s story on Rihanna’s plastic surgery).
Make Me Heal is happy to see that Rihanna’s body is recovering and hopes she makes the right decision in regard to her love life.
Read the complete celebrity plastic surgery profile of Rihanna on Plasticopedia, the web’s largest celebrity plastic surgery encyclopedia.
Pic Source: TMZ
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