In the wake of the 2014 Grammy’s, we figured we’d ask our expert, Dr. Connors, “Which celebrities were hot and which were not?” “What are celebrities doing to keep themselves looking youthful and what should some of them be doing differently?”
Madonna: The Queen of Pop has maintained her beauty and physique since the early 80s with her professed devotion to exercise, yoga and a healthy lifestyle. However, over the past decade, many people have opined that Madonna may have undergone facial surgery, including a facelift, cheeklift and eyelid lift. Most recently, at the 2014 Grammiy’s it appears this 55 year-old diva has possibly supplemented her surgical procedures with the use of such Injectable fillers as, Sculptra Aesthetic, Juvederm, Radiesse, and Voluma. While she looks good, there are a few things that Plastic Surgery experts, such as Dr. Connors, would have done differently. First, Madonna’s mid-cheek and jawline are slightly overfilled. As a result, her jawline has lost some if its definition. Likewise, the beautiful round apples of her upper cheeks (which is characteristic of youthfulness) have become one with her midcheek, which can make the face look bloated.
While it appears that Madonna may have undergone a blepharoplasty, or eyelid lift, to enhance the ideal almond shape of the eyes, she could possibly benefit from a lower eyelid lift to help treat the puffy bags under her eyes. When choosing a surgeon for an eyelid lift, it is extremely important that you consult a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon who maintains the natural shape of the eyes without creating the “pinched” look that we so often see.
So what about Madonna’s skin? The greyness of Madonna’s skin-tone is characteristic of an aggressive hydroquinone regimen, such as the Obagi skin lightening system. Dr. Connors prefers a more simplistic skincare treatment plan of Refissa, TNS Essential Serum, and TNS Ceramide Cream to keep his patients’ skin looking vibrant and youthful without any grey tones. Madonna’s natural long eyelashes could be the result of her make-up artist however we’ve seen similar results from our patients using Latisse to grow longer, darker eyelashes.
Overall Rating: B+
Sarah Hyland: While this 23 year-old actress may have been criticized for her choice of attire at the 2014 Grammy’s, it is nearly impossible to say anything negative about her nearly perfect face. Sarah exudes the youthfulness of most actresses her age, but exhibits many characteristics of the ideal facial structure that people strive to attain through plastic surgery. First and foremost, the oval shape of her face is doll like and symmetrical. She has a petite chin with an angle of protrusion that perfectly complements her soft, yet defined, jawline. Her large eyes have a beautiful almond shape and her lips are full, yet not overdone. Sarahs’ mid face is ever so slightly hollowed beneath the apples of her cheeks which keeps her face looking pleasant and youthful. The tip of Sarah’s nose could be sculpted to create a narrower and more feminine look; however, her nose nevertheless works on her face.
Overall Rating: A+
Miranda Lambert: Miranda Lambert made the cover of a number of e-news sites this year for her fresh look and stunning slender physique. At 30 years old, this beautiful blonde falls between the ages of Madonna and Sarah Hyland. So what makes her look good and what would make her look better? Miranda has the same youthful jawline and rounded face as Sarah. Also like Sarah, the apples of Miranda’s cheeks are juxtaposed nicely with the ever so slightly hollowed mid cheek. By slightly raising her eyebrows, Miranda would see an improved facial aesthetic. In the most recent pictures, the positioning of Miranda’s eyebrows could be the result of either genetics or improper Botox administration. Physicians who are not as experienced in performing injectables may use a poor technique that causes the brows to flatten and droop, resulting in the heavy brow look that Miranda exhibits. When researching a physician to administer your Botox or other wrinkle reduction injectable products, always make sure your physician is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon and designated an “Expert Injector”. If Miranda’s brow position and shape is a result of genetics, then a brow lift surgery would counteract the heavy appearance of her upper face and provide her with a fresher, more youthful look. Finally, given that Miranda is in her 30s, you can see some of the fine lines and wrinkles in her forehead that start to become apparent for patients in her age group. These lines can be easily resolved with a simple two-step process: (1) routine Botox, Xeomin or Dysport injections and (2) a regimen of Refissa.
Overall Rating: A-