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  • Lo Bosworth Comments on Co-star Heidi Montag’s Plastic Surgery

    It looks like Makemeheal.com isn’t the only one who thinks Heidi Montag has gone overboard with her recent plastic surgery makeover. It seems co-star Lo Bosworth also feels the blond Barbie overdid it.

    23-year old Heidi Montag recently underwent an astounding 10 procedures in 10 hours (See Make Me Heal’s story on Heidi Montag’s plastic surgery), including nose job revision, chin reduction, mini brow lift, botox in forehead and frown area, fat injections in cheeks, nasolabial folds and lips, neck liposuctionhttp://kona.kontera.com/javascript/lib/imgs/grey_loader.gif, ears pinned back, liposuction on waist, hips and inner and outer thighs, buttock augmentation and breast augmentation revision. While Heidi’s plastic surgeon, Dr Frank Ryan,(See Make Me Heal’s interview with Dr Frank) has defended his decision to perform so much work all at once on someone so young, many have spoken out about Heidi’s recent procedures. One of her detractors, in addition to Make Me Heal’s panel of experts, is her Hills co-star Lo Bosworth.

    Lo Bosworth, Plastic Surgery

    In a recent interview, when asked about Heidi’s new look 23-year old Lo Bosworth expressed concern about the message Heidi is sending to young girls.

    Lo told People, “I hope that girls don’t read the article, look at the decisions that Heidi made, and think that’s normal.”

    In addition, Lo refuted Heidi’s claim that “Every starlet is getting surgery every other day to keep their looks up. They just don’t talk about it. I wanted to be honest.”

    Lo says that is “just not true.”

    “I would never want young girls to read that and think it’s the standard that they need to be measured by.”

    While Lo disagrees with Heidi’s decision, she acknowledges that plastic surgery can be beneficial and isn’t it against it. In fact, she is already considering Botox for when she begins to signs of aging.

    “If some wrinkles come across my face, sure, I’ll get a little Botox, it’s not a big deal,” Bosworth told People.

    “I think you should do what you want to do to take care of yourself. I just hope that the girls who look up to us and watch us don’t look at what Heidi did as the only way to be successful and beautiful.”

    Lo and her bff Lauren Conrad (See Make Me Heal’s story on Lauren Conrad’s plastic surgery), appear to be the only actresses on The Hills who have not yet been under the knife.

    Make Me Heal thinks that Lo has a very healthy and confident outlook for such a young woman and hope it continues.

    Read the complete plastic surgery profile of Lo Bosworth on Plasticopedia, the largest celebrity plastic surgery encyclopedia.

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    January 21, 2010 in Celebrity Plastic Surgery by Dana Jackson | 3 Comments

    Makemeheal.com Interview with Heidi Montag’s Plastic Surgeon Frank Ryan

    Dr Frank Ryan Plastic SurgeonWith Heidi Montag’s addiction to plastic surgery now in the open (see related story on Heidi Montag’s Plastic Surgery Addiction), her plastic surgeon Dr. Frank Ryan has come out to her defense claiming that the ten plastic surgery procedures that he performed in one shot were but minor tweaks and do not amount to an addiction.

    “I disagree that it is that much plastic surgery,” Dr. Ryan said. “These are little tweaks and things we did. … These were all kind of small things.”

    Interestingly, Makemeheal.com interviewed Dr. Ryan about celebrity plastic surgery back in 2007 after he performed a nose job and breast augmentation on Heidi Montag.  Dr. Ryan had a few interesting things to say about celebrity plastic surgery.  Among his celebrity clients include Janice Dickinson, KISS band member Gene Simmons and wife Shannon Tweed, and America’s Next Top Model winner Adrienne Curry. We are reprinting this interview at the end of this article.

    Montag herself says that she is not a plastic surgery addict, as according to her the last time she had any procedures was three years ago.  According to Montag, had she been a real addict she would have had plastic surgery procedures more frequently than every few years.

    “If you’re addicted to something, you have to do it all the time, not once every couple years, if even,” she said.

    Makemeheal.com was among the first sources to report when Heidi Montag had her first plastic surgery procedure, a breast augmentation and nose job, way back in early 2007 (see story on Heidi Montag’s Breast Augmentation).  Later in early 2008, Makemeheal.com reported an alleged buttock augmentation (see story on Heidi Montag’s Buttock Augmentation).  Then, in August 2009, Heidi fessed up about her intentions to have more plastic surgery in Playboy Magazine (see related story on Heidi Montag’s Plastic Surgery Plans).

    From the looks of it, Heidi is well on her way to claiming a spot next to Joan Rivers and Cher in the plastic surgery addicts hall of fame.  As she is young, she is still looking good but any more tweaks, nips and tucks will land her in the awful plastic surgery camp.  If she keeps up her plastic surgery habit, she will rack up as many or more procedures than any other celebrity in Hollywood.

    Here is the Makemeheal.com interview with Dr. Frank Ryan, Heidi Montag’s plastic surgeon:

    Dr. Frank Ryan Talks About Celebrity Plastic Surgery

    When movie stars, rockstars, models, playboy playmates, and politicians need plastic surgery, one top surgeon that is often requested is Dr. Frank Ryan. Most recently, Dr. Ryan was in the news for performing a couple cosmetic surgery makeover on KISS lead singer Gene Simmons and his wife Shannon Tweed and having the surgery filmed for their TV reality show “Family Jewels”. Dr. Ryan also helped America’s Next Top Model winner Adrienne Curry get a breast augmentation to fix her breast asymmetry, as well as scores of other celebrities such as Janice Dickinson and Motley Crue lead singer Vince Neil. Make Me Heal spoke with Dr. Ryan, who offered a rare glimpse into the celebrity plastic surgery world and why stars get plastic surgery, as well as share with us his views on the best techniques for breast augmentation, what injection fillers work best, and how he performs his trademark facelift.

    Make Me Heal: You seem to be the plastic surgeon of choice for hard rock stars like Gene Simmons of Kiss and Vince Neil of Motley Crue. Why do you think rock stars and other celebrities come to you?

    Dr. Ryan: The real “insiders” in the entertainment industry know who’s who in the field of plastic surgery. These celebrities, agents, manager and publicists can all identify Los Angeles’ best doctors, dentists, trainers, hairstylists, etc. In my particular case, it has been word-of-mouth among this Hollywood crowd that has generated my following. Since I have been performing surgery on patients from the entertainment industry for almost fifteen years now, positive word-of-mouth has led me to become known as one of the “go-to” guys in Hollywood.

    Interestingly, these celebrities are typically not particularly impressed when a plastic surgeon is featured on television or in a magazine. Since these celebrities all have publicists themselves, they know that all it takes for someone to appear on television or in a magazine is a good publicist. Therefore, they rely strongly on word-of-mouth from people they trust.

    Make Me Heal: In your opinion, what is the primary reason celebrities make that decision to go under the knife?

    Dr. Ryan: Because we as a society are so youth and beauty conscious, people feel compelled to undergo plastic surgery. Since celebrities make their living off their looks, they are under even more pressure to look good. There have been hundreds and hundreds of unflattering tabloid photos of celebrities over the years where the caption reads, “What happened to [fill in the blank]?” Usually, the photos just demonstrate the typical signs of aging, such as a sagging neck or love handles. In other words, it’s apparently OK for the readers of the tabloids to have sagging necks and love handles, but the celebrities shouldn’t!

    Since my practice is made up largely of celebrities, my patients are under more of a microscope than the patients of most other plastic surgeons. Unlike patients from Extreme Makeover or The Swan, who go back to their hometowns after their makeovers, never to be heard from again, my patients are constantly being photographed throughout their lives. In many cases, the celebrities are caught in a position that is less than flattering. For example, Janice Dickinson once had me inject her lips with Restylane just moments before she was about to tape a segment for her reality show, The Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency. That same day, she went on to tape Entertainment Tonight followed by an episode of America’s Next Top Model, all with bruised swollen lips! To make matters worse, she – being Janice — made a face to a paparazzo later that day where she stuck her lips out at him, making her already-swollen lips look simply enormous! Of course, that photo ended up in The Globe with the caption under the photo describing how Janice has really gone way overboard with her new, grotesquely-enlarged lips.

    In reality, of course, once the swelling went down, Janice’s lips looked incredible, but the damage was already done: countless photographs of Janice with enormous lips began circulating in the press and on the Internet.

    In my experience, another group that is undergoing cosmetic surgery is politicians. However, politics is probably one of the last fields where cosmetic surgery is kept under wraps – unless you include in that category Mary Carey, the adult film actress who ran against Arnold for California governor a few years ago!

    Make Me Heal: Can you tell us more about Gene Simmons and Shannon Tweed’s surgeries? What did they have done and why they decided to have it done?

    Dr. Ryan: Gene Simmons, like many people in the public eye, is scrutinized more than the average person. That is part of the deal when you are a rock icon.

    Also, since Kiss’ music appeals to people of all ages, thousands of Gene’s fans weren’t even born when Kiss started out in the 1970’s. These younger fans can more easily relate to their rock star heroes if they look young and fit.

    Gene underwent multiple facial procedures, including a facelift, forehead lift, eyelid surgery and fat injections. Anatomically, Gene was a very difficult surgical candidate, with very thick skin, very heavy jowls and extremely deep laugh lines (nasolabial folds). Gene also underwent liposuction of the chest, abdomen and flanks. Liposuction of the male chest is actually much more common than people realize. Many men tend to deposit fat in the chest area, as well as the abdomen and flanks, so liposuction in men over 35 or 40 often includes the abdomen, flanks and chest.

    Shannon underwent multiple facial procedures as well, including a facelift, rhinoplasty, fillers and laser resurfacing.

    Make Me Heal: How many surgeries did you perform on Vince Neil? Is he happy with the results?

    Dr. Ryan: Motley Crue’s Vince Neil underwent a forehead lift, eyelid surgery, facelift, cheek augmentation, rhinoplasty and laser resurfacing. Vince is ecstatic with the results, since he just looks like a refreshed, slightly younger version of himself. Like many of my male patients, they do not want to look too pulled or too artificial, like several other male celebrities who have undergone facial surgery.

    Make Me Heal: What about Heidi Montag? Rumors say you reshaped her nose and improved her breast appearance. Can you confirm?

    Dr. Ryan: Heidi has neither confirmed nor denied that she has had plastic surgery.

    Make Me Heal: Name celebrities that you think had great breast augmentations and celebrities that you think had bad breast augmentations?

    Dr. Ryan: No comment…(smile).

    Make Me Heal: As a doctor who’s been practicing for over 20 years, what are the major innovations in plastic surgery that you have seen? Is your technique different today than say a decade ago?

    Dr. Ryan: The biggest change that I have seen in plastic surgery over the years is the trend for more minimally-invasive procedures, along with the tremendous rise in popularity of injectables, such as BOTOX. The sheer number of fillers out there now is amazing, especially since collagen-based fillers were the only game in town for many years.

    The use of lasers in plastic surgery has exploded over the past fifteen years. Although we have been treating fine lines and wrinkles, acne scars, broken blood vessels, brown spots and tattoos for quite some time now, lasers are being used for new applications every day. The skin-tightening lasers are one example. Although these lasers have a somewhat spotty track record so far, I feel that they will become more and more popular as the technology is perfected.

    In terms of breast augmentation, the biggest development I have seen in the last fifteen years is the November 2006 FDA approval of silicone gel breast implants. Although saline implants are certainly acceptable, both patients and surgeons have been clamoring for the approval of silicone implants for the past fifteen years.

    Another trend in breast augmentation is a trend toward bigger and bigger implants. Fifteen years ago, the average patient rarely requested a D cup. Today, a full C cup or small D cup is the most requested size.

    Make Me Heal: You have an extensive experience in breast augmentations. Have you started using silicone implants since the FDA approved their use?

    Dr. Ryan: Since November 2006, I have not used a single saline implant. During the consultation process, I explain everything to the patient in great detail and give her the option of saline or silicone, but everyone seems to be opting for silicone.

    Make Me Heal: Do you think silicone implants present any health risks if the implant ruptured and silicone leaked to other parts of the body?

    Dr. Ryan: In 1992, a moratorium was placed on the use of silicone implants for cosmetic purposes. At that time, there was speculation in some circles that silicone implants could be linked to autoimmune diseases like lupus and scleroderma. However, after 15 years of extensive scientific research, absolutely no link was found, clearing the way for the FDA to re-approve the devices for widespread use.

    Make Me Heal: If you do not believe that there are any safety downsides to using silicone implants, are there any remaining advantages to getting saline implants now that the FDA approved silicone implants?

    Dr. Ryan: I personally feel that silicone implants are preferable for almost all patients. In fact, I can’t think of many – if any – scenarios where I would recommend saline over silicone. However, I ultimately give my patients the choice of saline or silicone after I give them an exhaustive overview of the pros and cons of each type of implant.

    Make Me Heal: Do you feel silicone implants look aesthetically better and more natural relative to saline implants?

    Dr. Ryan: Most people would agree that silicone gel breast implants look and feel more natural than saline. I think there is very little debate about this.

    Make Me Heal: Do silicone implants feel more “real” to the touch compared to saline implants?

    Dr. Ryan: Yes!

    Make Me Heal: What is your most favored technique for performing a breast augmentation (discuss incision type, i.e. areola, armpit, transumbilical, implant placement over/under muscle, etc.)? Is there a particular incision that is likely to carry the risk of loss of nipple sensation?

    Dr. Ryan: In my practice, the peri-areolar incision (around the nipple) is the most commonly-requested incision, followed closely by the inframammary (under the breast) incision. I rarely use the trans-axillary (underarm) approach, because it can be difficult to place the implants in the proper position. Quite often, when a patient comes to see me and tells me that her implants were placed too high, they were almost always placed via the trans-axillary approach.

    The trans-umbilical approach never really caught on with mainstream plastic surgeons. In many cases, the technique was used simply as a marketing tool by many plastic surgeons who would say to patients, “You don’t want a scar on your breast, do you? If not, then we should put the implants in through the belly-button.” With the recent approval of silicone gel implants, the trans-umbilical approach will probably fade from the scene. That’s because only saline – not silicone — implants can be placed through such a tiny incision so far away from the breast. Since saline implants are inflated only after they are placed through the incision, they can be placed through a smaller incision. Silicone implants, on the other hand, are pre-filled, so a larger incision must be used and it is simply impossible to get a silicone implant through a tiny umbilical incision.

    I personally prefer to place the implants under the muscle (subpectoral), when possible. This usually results in a more natural result, makes mammography easier and may lower the risk of scar tissue formation (capsular contracture).

    In terms of nipple sensation, I tell my patients that although it is possible that they may lose some sensation, it is highly unlikely. Surprisingly, the choice of incision doesn’t make a difference, although most patients assume that the peri-areolar incision is more likely to result in decreased sensation. The cause of decreased nipple sensation is damage to the nerve deep inside the breast, as the nerve comes off the ribs. Therefore, it doesn’t matter if the incision is peri-areolar, inframammary or trans-axillary, the nerve is equally at risk with all three incisions.

    Make Me Heal: What recovery products do you suggest to use following a breast augmentation (i.e. compression garments, Arnica Montana, Bromelain, Silicone scar cream, Cold/Hot Compress)?

    Dr. Ryan: Every surgeon has his or her own postoperative routine. For example, following breast augmentation, my patients are placed in a surgical bra. Some surgeons tell their patients specifically to not wear a bra. My patients are also given homeopathic remedies that help diminish the bruising and swelling and they are given post-surgical multi-vitamins. They are also given silicone gel ointment that helps minimize scarring.

    Make Me Heal: You have pioneered a face lift technique that you call the “Ribbon Lift”. Please describe the goals of this technique, as well as how the Ribbon Lift is performed as far as incisions, anesthesia, how the fat is harvested, and other technical details.

    Dr. Ryan: The Ribbon Lift is a procedure that is in keeping with the trend for minimal procedures and minimal downtime. The Ribbon Lift involves making a small, one inch incision under the sideburn. Through this incision, the small, dissolvable ribbon device is inserted and slid down to the jowl region. Miniscule soft spikes on one end of the ribbon are pressed gently onto the jowl tissue. When the ribbon is pulled up toward the sideburn, the jowls are pulled up with the ribbon. The other end of the ribbon is sewed to the tissue above the sideburn and a few stitches are placed in the skin incision. The procedure takes 30 to 45 minutes, is performed under local anesthesia, and is associated with minimal recovery. The ribbon dissolves after several weeks. The skin stitches are removed in a week.

    Make Me Heal: What is the ideal profile of a candidate for the Ribbon Lift (please discuss age range, facial structures, degree of sagging, etc.)?

    Dr. Ryan: The Ribbon Lift can be used in patients of all ages. It is perfect for young people, who have a small amount of facial laxity, but it is also perfect for older people with more significant laxity, but who don’t want a facelift. I find the Ribbon Lift especially helpful for patients with heavy jowls who need more help with the jowls than a conventional facelift has to offer. The ribbon provides an extra edge that these patients with stubborn jowls need in order to achieve a smooth jaw line.

    Make Me Heal: How long the results should last? Should a patient return for a second face lift after a certain number of years have passed?

    Dr. Ryan: Many people confuse the Ribbon Lift with other techniques like the thread lift. However, they couldn’t be more different – they just share a similar name. The ribbon lift is based on well-established surgical principles and the benefits of the procedure should last several years. It is best for people who have stubborn jowling that don’t want a full facelift. Because the Ribbon Lift is based on sound surgical principles, it should last for several years, not unlike a mini-facelift. Since the aging process continues after surgery, patient who want to maintain their looks often return for a secondary facelift seven or more years after the first facelift.

    Make Me Heal: What procedures (i.e. brow lift, blepharoplasty) do you often combine with a facelift? When naming a procedure please explain which issues the procedure addresses.

    Dr. Ryan: I rarely perform a facelift by itself, since all parts of the face undergo the aging process simultaneously, including the eyes, forehead, cheeks, lips, nose, chin, neck and ears. I have been doing what I call comprehensive facial rejuvenation since I went into practice in 1993. Comprehensive facial rejuvenation refers to a combination of procedures that rejuvenate the entire face, instead of a more piecemeal rejuvenation. For example, in Gene and Shannon’s case, I addressed the forehead, upper eyelids, lower eyelids, cheeks, nose, chin, lower face and neck all at the same time. To improve the skin, I did a chemical peel for Gene and a light laser resurfacing for Shannon.

    Make Me Heal: You have an extensive experience in Fillers. Do you have a preference for say Botox over Restylane, or Perlane or Juvederm? Please describe which filler is best for a particular issue. Which one do you think is better as far as results achieved with your patients?

    Dr. Ryan: When it comes to fillers, I feel that a multifaceted approach is the way to go. I will often do BOTOX for the forehead lines, frown lines and crow’s feet, for the rabbit lines of the nose, for the down-turned corners of the mouth and for dimpling of the chin. I also sometimes use BOTOX for the smoker’s lines of the upper lip and for the cords of the neck. I frequently perform a “BOTOX Browlift”, where the BOTOX is injected in such a way that the eyebrows are raised, simulating a browlift.

    The filler I use most commonly is Juvederm, which is virtually identical to the other hyaluronic-based filler, Restylane. I use Juvederm for any area on the face that needs to be filled. The groove under the lower eyelids (the nasojugal groove), the smile lines (the nasolabial folds), the lips, the marionette lines and the groove that is just lateral to the chin (the labiomandibular groove) are areas that I commonly filled with Juvederm. Juvederm can be used to augment the chin, the jaw line, the cheeks, the cheek hollow, the temporal hollow and anywhere else that needs volume. I also use Radiesse quite a bit and have started using Arte-Fill, recently approved by the FDA, as well.

    I tend to use another filler, Sculptra, for large surface areas, like the cheeks and the hollow below the cheeks, especially in very in thin individuals who do not have any fat to harvest.

    Other fillers that I commonly use are Cosmoplast and Cosmoderm, which are derived from human collagen. These fillers have been on the market for several years already.

    In general, I feel that there is a role for all of these filers and I use every one of them, depending on the situation. There is no perfect filler, and each one has its plusses and minuses.

    Make Me Heal: At the Bony Pony Ranch, you remove tattoos from gang members to help them leave gangs and their world of violence. Can you tell us more about this particular foundation?

    Dr. Ryan: I started my nonprofit Bony Pony Ranch Foundation in 1993 when I was doing my aesthetic surgery fellowship at UCLA. I began my nonprofit work at UCLA by removing gang-related tattoos. Since that time, I have removed thousands of tattoos. In 2001, I expanded my activities and began taking groups of inner-city kids up to the Ranch for equestrian therapy, mentoring, athletic activities and art activities and, most importantly for a good old-fashioned day of fun in the country. While at the Ranch, the kids get to interact with horses, mini-horses, mini-donkeys, buffalo, longhorn steer, potbellied pigs, pygmy goats, alpacas, dogs, cats and an ostrich.

    Bony Pony Ranch Foundation honorary board members include Eva Longoria, Oscar de la Hoya, Nicolette Sheridan, Renee Zellweger and many, many more.

    Biography:

    Dr. Frank Ryan is Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He graduated from the University of Michigan in 1982 and from the Ohio State University College of Medicine in 1986. He then completed eight years of post-graduate surgical training at Cedars- Sinai Medical Center, the University of Missouri and UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Ryan has also participated in numerous fellowships, the first of which was a burn reconstruction fellowship at Shriners Hospital for Children. In 1990, he completed a UCLA Division of Plastic Surgery Research Fellowship that focused exclusively on breast augmentation. While at the UCLA Medical Center, Dr. Ryan was chosen for the UCLA Division of Plastic Surgery’s Aesthetic Fellowship. He is one of only three people in the world to have completed this prestigious fellowship.

    Beverly Hills California CA Breast Surgeon, Dr. Frank H. Ryan, achieves artistic excellence in his practice of Breast Augmentation, Breast Implants, Breast Enhancement and Breast Reduction surgery! You will be pleased to know that breast augmentation and breast implants are primary procedures performed in the Beverly Hills California CA practice of Dr. Frank H. Ryan.

    Visit Dr. Frank Ryan’s website at: www.drfrankryan.com

    The Bony Pony Ranch Foundation
    Founded by Dr. Ryan, this non-profit organization helps underprivileged and at-risk youth excel beyond their current situations. The Foundation has created an atmosphere where young people can maximize their talents and achieve new goals in life by being exposed to new role models and mentors who can provide a positive influence. Among the Foundation’s Board Members include Eva Longoria, Madonna, Renee Zellweger, Nicolette Sheridan, Paris Hilton, Heidi Montag, Calista Flockhart, Lisa Ling, and other celebrities.

    Visit the Foundation website at: www.bonyponyranch.com

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    January 20, 2010 in Celebrity Plastic Surgery by Jet H. Ross | 2 Comments

    Plastic Surgery Addict Alicia Douvall’s Latest Procedure

    Alicia Douvall may be one of Britain’s “glamour models,” but she’s known better internationally as a plastic surgery addict. Recently, the blonde announced her latest plastic surgery: a toe-shortening procedure to correct her over lapping toes on her feet.

    Somewhere around 30, Alicia Douvall has admitted to having 50 plastic surgeries, including 14 breast augmentations as well as others. Last year Makemeheal.com reported when Alicia admitted to passing on her obsession with plastic surgery on to her young daughter (See Make Me Heal’s story on Alicia Douvall’s plastic surgery addiction).

    Alicia Douvall, Plastic Surgery

    Board certified Manhattan plastic surgeon Dr. David Shafer says, “If Alicia Duvall has truly had 50 cosmetic surgery procedures and she is only 32 years old, then there is something wrong.  I am concerned of self-image problems and the impression she is leaving for her young daughter.”

    It seems that rather than learn from her mistakes, Alicia has undergone more procedures, which she discovered she “needed” during her time in rehab where she was supposedly treating her cosmetic surgery addiction.

    Alicia explained to Now Magazine, “I know people will think I’m mad, but my feet were so horrible. I hated the fact that my second toes were so much longer than my big toes: they were crooked and overlapped. I was always very self-conscious about the way my feet looked. Whenever I wore sandals, my toes spilled out of the front and looked so ugly. It even put me off dating. I was miserable.”

    The toe-shortening procedure, to make Alicia feet look more like Cheryl Cole’s (See Make Me Heal’s story on Cheryl Cole’s plastic surgery), cost roughly $6,500.

    Alicia reportedly used a fake name to have the procedure, which involves cutting some of the bone from the second toe on each foot to make it shorter than the big toe and has a long painful recovery process.

    Pleased with the result, despite saying, “the sound of the surgeon cutting the bone was terrifying,” Alicia is planning to have the other foot done in a few months.

    Make Me Heal wishes that Alicia would go back to rehab, rather than the plastic surgeon’s, for her daughter’s sake if not her own.

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    January 20, 2010 in Awful/Bad Plastic Surgery,Celebrity Plastic Surgery by Erica Hurtz | Leave a Comment

    Did Adriana Lima Have Lip injections?

    Many people assume that supermodels are born with their natural good looks. But Makemeheal.com has uncovered supermodel turned Victoria’s Secret Angel Adriana Lima’s secret to success: lip injections.

    28-year old Brazilian supermodel Adriana Lima is constantly pouting with full lips, whether it’s on the Angels runway or in the many ads where she endorses products. But how big would her pout be without some lip injections?

    Adriana Lima, Plastic Surgery

    Plastic surgeon Dr Sherrell J Aston says, “I agree that she has had lip injections, as her lips are especially plump.”

    When compared with earlier pictures, the new wife and mother’s lip augmentation seems fairly obvious, which isn’t the goal of lip augmentation. Lip augmentation is designed to restore youth to the lips, not create an unnatural trout pout.

    Dr. Paul S. Nassif, a facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon and a rhinoplasty specialist in Beverly Hills, California, says, “It is possible Adriana Lima may have had a small amount of filler injected into her lips. If so, it was done very conservatively and is not apparent at a first glance. Her nose does not appear to have had any work done, as it appears the same as in earlier photos. “

    Board certified Manhattan plastic surgeon Dr. David Shafer says, “The photos of Adriana Lima sure like she has had lip augmentation.  Her lips appear larger, but have also lost definition – which is often the case of overzealous injections.  The goal of lip augmentation / injections is to restore a youthful fullness to the lips while maintaining natural definition.”

    In addition to lip injections, Adriana has also likely had a breast augmentation as well (See Make Me Heal’s story on Adriana’s breast implants).

    Adriana recently gave birth late last year, but Make Me Heal bets she is taking tips from co-Angel Heidi Klum, notorious supermom and will soon be back to walking the runway. (See Make Me Heal’s story on Heidi Klum’s plastic surgery).

    Make Me Heal wishes Adriana and her husband Serbian basketball player Marko Jaric the best of luck with their new family.

    Read the complete celebrity plastic surgery profile of Adriana Lima on Plasticopedia, the largest celebrity plastic surgery encyclopedia.

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    January 19, 2010 in Celebrity Plastic Surgery,Ethnic Plastic Surgery by Dana Jackson | 2 Comments

    Are Lindsay Lohan’s Scars from Plastic Surgery?

    Lindsay Lohan has never been shy about wearing a swimsuit in public, but the public has never seen some of the bruises and scars the actress sported on a recent photoshoot on the beach. Seeing the scars led many to wonder if the troubled young woman had had more plastic surgery. Makemeheal.com weighs in.

    23-year old Lindsay has spent her time in the plastic surgeon’s office, undergoing very definite lip injections using Restylane or Collagen as well as having a rumored nose job and breast augmentation in the past. (See Make Me Heal’s story on Lindsay Lohan’s plastic surgery).

    Lindsay Lohan, Plastic Surgery

    But these scars, high on the thigh, don’t appear to be the work of a plastic surgery procedure.

    Board certified Manhattan plastic surgeon Dr. David Shafer says, “The current photos of scars / injuries on Lindsay Lohan do not appear plastic surgery related.  Those are not typical locations for plastic surgery incisions.”

    OcBody plastic surgeon Dr John Di Saia says the scars are, “Probably local trauma. She needs to keep them out of the sun.”

    Make Me Heal can only conjecture that the bruises and scars are the results of an injury or possible mole removal. And it seems that Lindsay’s dramatic life is following her to the new year as she has already been involved in another car accident with a paparazzi.

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    January 19, 2010 in Celebrity Plastic Surgery by Dana Jackson | 2 Comments

    Did Hayden Panettierre Get Breast Implants?

    Everybody’s favorite Hero, Hayden Panettiere drew Makemeheal.com’s attention when she revealed what could be a new pair of breast implants.

    The petite 20-year old animal rights activist usually looks to be petite all over, including her chest region. But on a recent beach vacation with her boyfriend Russian boxer, 33-year old Wladimir Klitschko, it seemed as though the Heroes star had blossomed overnight. Her skimpy swimsuit may have revealed some small breast implants that perfectly fit her small frame.

    Hayden Panettiere, Plastic Surgery

    Plastic surgeon Dr Sherrell J Aston says, “It appears that Ms. Panettiere has had breast augmentation surgery. In my opinion, the surgeon did a excellent job with selecting the correct size implants for her petite frame. She still has a very natural look.”

    On the other hand, Hayden’s chestier appearance could also be the result of a flattering bikini top, unlike the wetsuits she often wears to save dolphins.

    Board certified Manhattan plastic surgeon Dr. David Shafer says, “It is unclear from the photos if Hayden Panettierre has had breast augmentation.  If she has, she has not overdone it and has a very nice result.”

    OcBody plastic surgeon Dr John Di Saia says that Hayden’s new cleavage could maybe be a result of an augmentation.

    Hayden’s natural appearance is very different from her mother, Lesley Vogel’s, overdone appearance (See Make Me Heal’s story on Lesley Vogel’s plastic surgery).

    Make Me Heal enjoys Hayden’s dedication to saving animals and looks forward to seeing what happens next on Heroes.

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    January 18, 2010 in Celebrity Plastic Surgery by Erica Hurtz | 6 Comments

    Chantelle Swears off Plastic Surgery

    Although she once wanted to look like Britain’s most famous glamour model, Katie Price aka Jordan, Makemeheal.com has learned that British Big Brother celebrity Chantelle Houghton has now sworn off plastic surgery.

    In a recent interview with the British tabloid The Sun, 26-year old Chantelle expressed regret at getting lip injections and fillers placed in her cheeks and said she won’t be going under the knife any time soon. Make Me Heal had previously reported on Chantelle’s over obvious plastic surgery, which she said was inspired by her admiration for Katie Price (See Make Me Heal’s story on Chantelle’s plastic surgery).

    Chantelle, Plastic Surgery

    Although her oversized breast implants are her most obviously overdone procedure, Chantelle still seems to enjoy them and says that getting them redone as needed will be her only future cosmetic surgery.

    “I would absolutely never have Botox. I had collagen in my lips and I would never ever have it done again. I absolutely hate my lips. “

    “When you’ve had Botox done it can make you look so much older. The only surgery I’ll have is when my boobs need redoing. “

    “The first time I had my lips done I wanted to go back the next week and have them done again. “

    “I had fillers put into my cheeks. It does change your face. I haven’t had anything done since last March. “

    “My top lip is still too big but hopefully it’ll be back to normal by March. I can’t wait for smaller lips.”


    Make Me Heal is glad that Chantelle has thought over her over the top appearance and hopes she reonsiders the DD implants in the future as well.

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    January 18, 2010 in Celebrity Plastic Surgery by Jet H. Ross | 1 Comment

    Heidi Montag Officially Addicted to Plastic Surgery

    Last year, when she appeared in Playboy magazine, Heidi Montag promised readers she’d be having more plastic surgery in the future. It seems the future has arrived for the wannabe pop singer, as she has recently undergone an additional 10 plastic surgeries at the same time. Makemeheal.com thinks that Heidi is officially a plastic surgery addict.

    If you’ve been wondering where Heidi and Spencer have been, as they haven’t been posing for the paparazzi in any goofy get-ups lately, it’s been because 23-year old Heidi has been in recovery from multiple plastic surgery procedures.

    Hedi Montag, Plastic Surgery

    In a new interview with People magazine, Heidi revealed that she has undergone many more procedures, in addition to her nose job, breast augmentation and lip fillers (See Make Me Heal’s story on Heidi Montag’s plastic surgery) that took place in 2007.

    “For the past three years, I’ve thought about what to have done,” the reality star tells PEOPLE. “I’m beyond obsessed.”

    On November 20, Heidi underwent an astonishing 10 procedures in one day. They include: nose job revision, chin reduction, mini brow lift, botox in forehead and frown area, fat injections in cheeks, nasolabial folds and lips, neck liposuction, ears pinned back, liposuction on waist, hips and inner and outer thighs, buttock augmentation and breast augmentation revision.

    Heidi says, “Every starlet is getting surgery every other day to keep their looks up. They just don’t talk about it. I wanted to be honest.”

    OcBody plastic surgeon Dr John Di Saia says, “It is all a matter of degrees. Many starlets opt for plastic surgery but not anywhere near to the same extent.”

    “I guess we’ll see more of her as images surface.”

    Board certified Manhattan plastic surgeon Dr David Shafer says, “Heidi Montag admits to “10 procedures.”   However, many of these are minor which it come to plastic surgery – Botox Cosmetic and fat injections really are not on the same level as real surgeries.  She has had many procedures and looks good.  I think she is correct in saying that many people have procedure but don’t admit it.  Good for her for being honest.”

    Plastic surgeon Dr Sherrell J Aston says, “Heidi Montag says she is “obsessed” with having cosmetic surgery. For me, that is a person I would be reluctant to operate on. I suspect that her surgeon is ready to put on the brakes. In my practice most “starlets” want to do the least surgery possible and maintain their professional edge.”

    Heidi shows no signs of slowing down, a mere nine weeks after her surgeries, she’s already planning her next procedure, telling People, “I’m already planning my next surgery – I’m determined to get bigger ones!”

    Manhattan plastic surgeon Dr Jennifer Walden says, “Heidi Montag has undergone up to ten more plastic surgery procedures to enhance her appearance. At this point, her quest to look perfect is verging on over the top, and she is starting to look like a plastic Barbie doll.”

    Plastic surgeon Dr Anthony Youn weighs in on all of Heidi’s latest surgeries, saying:

    “Heidi is a 23 year old young woman who obviously has self-image problems. Because she has no real talent to keep her in the spotlight she appears to be using plastic surgery as a sad attempt to stay on the covers of magazines. While this may work for a week, the results of her surgery stay for life. Here’s what I think about the ten procedures she’s had done:

    Revision nose job – unnecessary. It looked fine after the first one. This just creates more scar tissue which could cause problems down the line.
    Chin reduction – Why? Her chin looked good before.
    Mini brow lift – stupid. Her brows were not droopy.
    Botox - unnecessary in a 23 year old. She had no real wrinkles before. Now she has a “Botox brow” and looks like Cruella De Vil.
    Fat injections – Not needed. She is too young to need fat grafting to her face. Unless the person has an unusually flat face, I usually consider this in the 30′s at the earliest.
    Ear pinning – I’m unsure about this one. It’s reasonable if she had ears that stuck out.
    Liposuction – ridiculous – She’s too thin to need lipo. She should talk to Tara Reid.
    Buttock augmentation – dumb – Heidi had a very nice derriere before the surgery. She should leave well-enough alone. She risks it becoming lumpy and uneven.
    Breast augmentation revision – Probably unnecessary. Unless she had a complication or wanted to downsize, there was probably no reason to do this.

    “Overall, a 23 year old woman should not be having this many surgeries. Most, if not all, of her surgeries appear unnecessary and could even potentially make her look worse, not better. Unless there is more to the story than there appears on the surface, I don’t think this was the right thing to do.”

    Dr. Paul S. Nassif, a facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon and a rhinoplasty specialist in Beverly Hills, California, says, “In reference to Heidi Montag’s recent surgeries, her results appear good. But the question is whether or not it was necessary for her to undergo such procedures at the young age of 23.  Noticeable signs of aging typically do not show up until a bit later in life, and she may have had these procedures too soon. But overall, she does not look too overdone.  Admitting to having procedures performed is strictly up to the individual.  It is likely the truth that many individuals undergo surgery and keep things private, but that is nobody’s business but theirs.  Undergoing plastic surgery to enhance one’s appearance is a personalized matter that that is to be discussed and publicized only at the discretion of the individual who had the surgery performed.”

    While it’s refreshing that Heidi is so honest about her plastic surgery, it does seems a little much for someone her age, who has already established a sexy reputation in Hollywood.

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    January 15, 2010 in Celebrity Plastic Surgery by Carrie Zender | 6 Comments

    Is Real Housewives of New Jersey’s Danielle Staub Over Botoxified?

    While all of the installments of Bravo’s reality series Real Housewives are filled with drama, the New Jersey Housewives take the cake, with Jerry Springer-like antics. At the center of much of the controversy is housewife Danielle Staub and her extremely raised eyebrows.

    45-year old Danielle Staub has a murky past, with mugshots and stories of being homeless turning up all over the Net.

    Danielle looks as though she has had a lot of plastic surgery, so much that it is hard to tell what all, but it may include facelifts and browlifts as well as laser skin treatments and chemical peels. Most obvious, however, is an overload of Botox, which has given Danielle’s brows a preternaturally peaked appearance.

    Danielle Staub, Plastic Surgery

    Board certified Manhattan plastic surgeon Dr. David Shafer says, “It is hard to tell from the photos what plastic surgery procedures Danielle from Real Housewives has had.  However, her peaked eyebrows make me suspect her Botox Cosmetic balance is thrown off.  The goal of Botox Cosmetic treatment is to reduce wrinkles while maintaining a natural balance to the dynamic muscles of facial expression.”

    Dr. Paul S. Nassif, a facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon and a rhinoplasty specialist in Beverly Hills, California, “Danielle from the Real Housewives of New Jersey appears to have had a browlift, Botox in her forehead, and fillers injected into her face.  She may have gone a bit too far with everything, and may benefit from a more natural, less exaggerated look.”

    After being called a “prostitution whore” by fellow housewife Teresa Giudice, it doesn’t look like anything could surprise Danielle.

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    January 15, 2010 in Celebrity Plastic Surgery by Sam Stets | 1 Comment

    Sharon Stone Says No Plastic Surgery

    Sharon Stone is known just as much for her outrageous comments as for her stunning good looks. So Makemeheal.com was stunned to hear that the sexy blonde is claiming she hasn’t had plastic surgery.

    At 51, Sharon Stone is hotter than many actresses less than half her age. But over the years, she has clearly had her share of plastic surgery (See Make Me Heal’s story on Sharon Stone’s plastic surgery).

    In recent interview, Sharon declared “I have had zero, nothing done to myself: no lifting, no Botox, no injectables.”

    Sharon Stone, Plastic Surgery

    Then she took it back, saying, “I did try something once, and I saw myself in a movie and didn’t like the way I looked. I thought I looked like I had a giant balloon head, and I felt it wasn’t for me.”

    If the rumors are true, she’s tried more than just something once. Sharon has likely had a full or partial facelift, dental veneers and Botox injections and even a nose job early in her career, if the rumors are true. She may also have gotten breast implants, which she proudly shows off every chance she gets.

    Make Me Heal appreciates Sharon’s outspokenness, but we’re baffled as to why Sharon would feel she has to hide a few nips and tucks. After all, since Basic Instinct back in 1992, there’s nothing the world hasn’t seen.

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    January 14, 2010 in Celebrity Plastic Surgery by Ruby Marr | 7 Comments