The 83rd Annual Academy Awards ceremony is fast approaching. And we’re gripping the edges of our seats for a parade of gowns and flawless looks. But just how much of this gilded perfection do we owe to medicine?
We’ve long suspected that nearly everyone in Hollywood has been under the knife. Luckily, the media has helped us confirm some of the more obvious changes: Ashley Simpson’s rhinoplasty, LeAnn Rime’s breast augmentation, and Heidi Montag’s marathon surgical makeover.
Now that non-invasive procedures are so prolific, changes are often too subtle. They go undetected. With the help of medical experts, we identify the pet procedures of Hollywood’s elite. Find out what the beaming beauties of this year’s Oscars have been up to!
Beyonce’s Fave Procedure
While there’s been speculation that she’s had a breast augmentation and a fat transfer to her rear, there’s no doubt that this woman keeps herself fabulously fit. With intense dance skills and global tours that keep her body in tip-top condition, she looks flawless! Invasive procedural speculations aside, what non-invasive enhancement does Beyonce love?
Lash Extensions! Passing up the falsies, Beyonce goes for a softer, more seamless look with diva-length extensions.
Have you tried eyelash extensions? Share your thoughts below!
Nicole Kidman’s Fave Procedure
Though she continues to deny it, we all know her favorite indulgence. This blushing beauty loves to credit her glowing, serene looks to genetics. But if she’s only tried Botox once, as she claims, it sure was one potent syringe! Nicole Kidman’s alleged one-time flirting with Botox is, truth be told, a full-fledged love affair. Keeping her forehead smooth to shows off her pristine porcelain complexion, Kidman gives herself regular de-stressing boosts with Botox.
Other screen sirens aren’t as bashful about Botox. Kylie Minogue openly admits that she’s just like the rest of us: in need of a little nudge in the wrinkle-free direction. Vanessa Williams also fesses up to having benefited from Botox: “I certainly do Botox, which I definitely think that almost every woman that I know has. […] And it’s a miracle drug, no cutting, nothing.”
What do you think about coy Kidman’s Botox denials? Think Hollywood stars should be open about their procedures?
Scarlett Johansson’s Fave Procedure
Think her classic beauty is just too good to be true? Well, get ready for a surprise! Experts say that Scarlett has probably never undergone a breast augmentation and her lips are just naturally bee-stung. (Photos from her teenage years can help prove it!)
With all that natural beauty, Scarlett’s not one to scoff at enhanced beauty! She says, “I will definitely have plastic surgery. I don’t want to be an old hag. I think if you’re comfortable with yourself, that’s sexy. But if you’re not, then go for it.” So natural and yet so honest! You gotta admire her boldness!
Brad Pitt’s Fave Procedure
Famous women are promptly placed under the scrutinizing light of the public. But men are rarely questioned for their aesthetically-enhanced choices. Recently though it’s been exposed that Brad Pitt relishes in the bliss of enhanced youth.
Weathered down by a demanding schedule and an exponentially multiplying brood, Brad’s face has been looking sallow, wrinkled, and dried out as of late. But last year Brad magically reappeared one day with fresher skin! Dr. Jennifer Walden, a Manhattan plastic surgeon, comments that Brad is looking “fresh-faced and years younger […] His skin is shinier and there are fewer wrinkles on his face, which indicates he had a resurfacing procedure, like a laser called Fraxel or a chemical peel.”
Fraxel is a resurfacing laser procedure that helps reduce scarring, pigmentation and wrinkles. What are your thoughts about Brad’s revival? Love it or hate it?
Jennifer Aniston’s Fave Procedure
Some women are internationally renowned for their plush pout. (Hello, Angelina Jolie!) Tight-lipped actresses rarely get such attention. But you’d be surprised to hear that most women under Hollywood’s spotlight have enjoyed a little lip action!
When we think ‘lips like cushions’ we rarely think of Jennifer Aniston. But this golden girl has received Juvederm treatments which enhance her lips in the most natural way. Comparing before and after pictures, there’s no denying that a natural-looking lift thanks to Juvederm has softened Aniston’s fine, delicate features.
What other celebrities have received lip augmentations via dermal fillers? Megan Fox, Lindsay Lohan, Kim Kardashian, and Angelina Jolie! Though they all have great pouts naturally (or should we say, originally), you’d be hard-pressed to find a medical aesthetic expert who’d disagree that they’ve gotten a little help!
Madonna’s Fave Procedure
This woman is a machine. At 52, Madonna can still keep up with the youngest. With gravity-defying dance moves and yoga moves to kill, she’s built physical strength that you can see. But somehow Madonna has also managed to stave of wrinkles and skin sagging.
Experts say that Madonna’s youthful arms and neck can be the wonderful results of Thermage. Thermage laser beams help stimulate collagen production and tighten skin in aged or pre-maturely sagging areas.
What are your thoughts on Madonna’s age-defying looks? Love it or hate it? Share your thoughts below!
Want to find out more about Thermage, Madonna’s favorite procedure? This month (February 2011) BodyLase® will be holding an Evening of Beauty where you can learn about Thermage and Fraxel directly from our in-house expert Dayna Rossi, NP. There will be delicious tibbles and treats. And best of all, for all who buy a Thermage treatment that evening will receive a FREE Fraxel treatment (valued at $850). Call us for details and to reserve your spot!