Whether you prefer him as Rocky or Rambo, Sylvester Stallone has never been afraid of a fight and it looks like he’s not afraid of the knife either, undergoing various plastic surgery procedures over the years. Sly debuted his latest look at the Venice Film Festival.
63-year old Sly showed up at the Venice Film Festival looking dapper in a pin-striped suit and fresh from the plastic surgeon’s office. He was even spotted sporting scars on his forehead indicating a recent browlift.
Manhattan plastic surgeon Dr. David Shafer says, “The pictures of Sylvester Stallone show signs of face and forehead lift – including visible scars. His brows also show an unnatural peak and skin bunching laterally. He does look improved from previous post-op photos, presumably the improvement has come as the swelling has resolved and the tissues have softened.”
This clearly wasn’t the fit actor’s first trip under the knife, as in the past, he has not only used injectable wrinkle-fighter Botox, but also has had a facelift and possible blepharoplasty surgeries to help show off his dark brown eyes. (See Make Me Heal’s story on Sylvester Stallone’s Botox). His skin may also be benefiting from chemical peels from time to time to help maintain his youthful looks.
On his blog a while back, plastic surgeon Dr. Anthony Youn reports, “I noticed on the interview that he had a nice, sharp jawline, which is pretty uncommon for a 61 year old man. This could be a sign of a facelift. Other than that, his eyelids show remarkably little aging in the photos above. This may be a sign of well-done blepharoplasty surgeries. He also appears to take good care of this skin, possibly with chemical peels and medical grade skin care. It’s also possible that some of his “nutritional” supplements may affect the way he looks, although I wouldn’t be able to comment much on that.”
More recently, Dr. Youn blogged, “Interesting photos on Dlisted.com show what appears to be open browlift scars on Sylvester Stallone. In this close-up picture you can see the scar extending along the hairline, very consistent with what you might find with an open hairline browlift. Plus, his eyebrows are over-arched in the photos, a possible consequence of Botox (or Dysport).”
“I haven’t performed an open browlift in over five years. Although many fantastic surgeons use this procedure, I have never seen a hairline browlift scar I liked. For this reason, I perform almost exclusively the Endotine Endoscopic Browlift. Scars are much shorter with less risk of numbness and chronic pain. The results may be less permanent and predictable than with an open browlift, however.”
“Sly better watch out. He’s starting to resemble Burt Reynolds…”
Sly may not look 63, but he is starting to look as bizarre as his mother, Jackie, another notorious case of bad plastic surgery. Jackie has had so much work over the years that we shudder to contemplate the number of facelifts and fillers that have gone into making the 88-year old woman look ageless.
Dr. Paul S. Nassif, a Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon and Rhinoplasty Specialist in Beverly Hills, Calif., said, “Sylvester Stallone’s mom may have had facelift, combined with browlift, and various fillers injected around her face. This is mainly evident in her lips, which show a little bit more pout than they normally would. She may have gone a tad too far trying to halt the aging process. She is a naturally pretty woman, and it may have worked to her advantage to back down on the surgery a bit.”
His borderline bizarre looks aside; Make Me Heal enjoys Sly’s action-packed films and looks forward to seeing the next installment of Rambo on the big screen.
Read the complete celebrity plastic surgery profile of Sylvester Stallone on Plasticopedia, the web’s largest celebrity plastic surgery encyclopedia.
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