Celebrity Plastic Surgery Talk by Dr. Wigoda: Betty White Comes Clean

Fort Lauderdale’s Dr. Wigoda knows a celebrity plastic surgery patient when he sees one. Hollywood Golden Girl Betty White is the latest in a long line of celebrities to admit going under the knife – after denying it much of her career.

The 89-year-old was quoted as recently as last year saying that plastic surgery makes people “unrecognizable” and she was glad she hadn’t done it.

However, in her new memoir “If You Ask Me (And of Course You Won’t),” the star admits to having an eyelid lift in 1976, at the age of 54. While White initially “scolded” herself for getting the procedure, she admits, “now I’m glad I did it.”

“Looking at Miss White’s before and after pictures, it’s apparent that there is a significant improvement in the eye area,” says Fort Lauderdale plastic surgeon Dr. Paul Wigoda. “Other than the eyelid lift, it doesn’t appear as if she’s had any other work done.”

Dr. Wigoda also disagrees with White’s previous stance that cosmetic surgery makes people look unnatural or unrecognizable: “Plastic surgery should enhance one’s appearance, not alter it. Miss White herself is an example of a good candidate for a procedure who did her research when selecting a plastic surgeon and enjoyed optimal – and natural-looking – results.”

Cosmetic eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, was the third most common cosmetic procedure in 2010, performed on 209,000 Americans. The surgery can be performed on the upper or lower eyelid, depending on the patient’s features and the board-certified plastic surgeon’s preferences.

To learn more about blepharoplasty, or to see before and after photos, visit Dr. Wigoda’s Fort Lauderdale plastic surgery website or the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery website to avoid becoming a botched surgery statistic.

Dr. Wigoda and ‘Bridalplasty’: Plastic Surgery for Special Occasions

Dr. Wigoda reflects on the E! reality show ‘Bridalplasty’, giving real-world plastic surgery insight into pre-wedding procedures! He notes that while the competitive nature of the show is purely for entertainment value, it is very common to get some sort of injectables or plastic surgery before a big event, especially a wedding.


Dying to get a little nip or tuck before your big day? Dr. Wigoda recommends scheduling a surgical procedure at least three months in advance, and allowing at least a week to recover from a non-surgical procedure

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Sylvester Stallone’s Celebrity Plastic Surgery

The man who played the “People’s Champ” may have decided to erase all those years in the ring with some plastic surgery. Sylvester is well over 60 years old, but doesn’t seem to be aging that much — a telltale sign that a celebrity has had plastic surgery. Well, at least, Dr. Wigoda thinks so.

Take a look at the video and pictures below to see if Sly is still the “Italian Stallion.”

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Dr. Wigoda’s Red Carpet Monday’s – Joan Rivers Plastic Surgery Addiction

Joan Rivers is most known in Hollywood not for her long and successful comedy career, but for her very vocal admissions of having more plastic surgery than most celebrities.

Take a look at the pictures below…hard to believe it’s the same person isn’t it? Take a look at what Dr. Wigoda has to say about her celebrity plastic surgery below.

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Dr. Wigoda’s Red Carpet Monday: Madonna’s Plastic Surgery Mishaps

Yikes! Queen Madge is that you? We can hardly tell beneath the chicken cutlets protruding from your face. Even though Madonna is a celebrity, that doesn’t make her immune to bad plastic surgery.

There’s no denying that the material girl is definitely turning into the material mature woman. Our feeling is, if you are going to have cosmetic surgery done that isn’t appropriate for your age and facial structure, DON’T GET ANY!

Here’s what Dr. Wigoda had to say about Madonna’s recent cosmetic surgery:

“What a scary photo…not sure what her doctor was thinking but I can’t imagine this is the look they wanted.

Starting from the top, her forehead looks a bit long but with few
wrinkles… this is either from botox or she may have had a forehead lift. If so, this might explain why
she has allowed her dark hair roots to grow one inch (not wanting to color her hair with incisions in the area).

Her eyelids have probably been operated on and overall look reasonably good. There is minimal excess skin in the upper eyelids and minimal “bags” in the lower lids although she does have a distinct tear trough. I generally try to fill this in with the fat from the fatty bags when I do a blepharoplasty. It’s unclear if her surgeon did this or just removed excess fat, which is an older, less advanced technique still used by some surgeons. There is more skin visible on the left upper eyelid than the right, this could just be from the photo or she could be asymmetric. There are few crows’ feet suggesting she has had Botox.

Below the eyelids is where things start looking a bit scary. It’s hard to know exactly what was done but whatever it was, it wasn’t done well. If I had to guess, she most likely had a face and neck lift with incisions around her ears. They may have removed some fat from the lower cheek and I think pulled the skin too tight, giving her that “swept” look just below her cheeks. Her cheeks are too full…either from a filler like radiesse or from fat injections (fat transfer) or even an overly aggressive mid-face lift.

Her nasolabial folds are fairly smooth, most likely from fillers like Radiesse or Juvederm.

Madonna has a full upper lip with a small lower lip…could be her natural state or they could be filled with a filler like Restylane or Juvederm.”

Madonna, we love you just the way you are. Now fire that surgeon and make an appointment with Dr. Wigoda.

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Red Carpet Monday “The After Party Edition:” Tori Spelling and Plastic Surgery.

OOPS! We were so busy ogling over the celebrities that turned out for a variety of events last week that we neglected to give you your daily Monday dose of celebrity plastic surgery goodness.

Have no fear; the plastic surgery patrol is here.

This week’s subject: Tori Spelling.

You can love her, hate her, or love to hate her but at least you’re talking about her. Growing up the incredibly wealthy offspring of TV’s most prolific mogul gave Tori plenty of access to the “services” of many California plastic surgeons. Dr. Wigoda certainly has plenty to talk about…

“Looking at this photo of Tori, what stands out to me are her cheeks. They appear somewhat abnormal in their contour and size. I can only guess that she has had them injected with a filler (perhaps Radiesse) but it appears to have been done poorly.

Her lips are fairly full. This could be natural, or perhaps they are also injected with a filler like Juvederm or Restylane.

Her forehead is fairly smooth without any wrinkles. This could be from Botox injections. The quality of her skin looks good but she is fairly young.

In addition, lighting and makeup can camouflage any irregularities. My suggestion for her would be to ease up on the cheek treatments and perhaps find someone else to do them.”

Tori, the chicken-cutlet look isn’t good for you. Give Dr. Wigoda a call.

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Sex and The City and Plastic Surgery: Dr. Wigoda on Kim Cattrall

Last Thursday, three members of Hollywood’s most famous foursome gathered to at the New York Public Library to launch Sex in The City on DVD. Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon, and the lovely Kim Cattrall gathered to celebrate and sip their signature cosmos.

Kim Cattrall’s “Samantha” is Sex and The City’s most bawdy and honest character. We can’t help but wonder… would she be honest about having cosmetic surgery? Kim is beautiful to be sure and will continue to be at any age.

Nevertheless, we asked Dr. Wigoda to give us his thoughts on the legendary Ms. Cattrall’s possible enhancements.

“Kim Cattrall is another actress who is not only very attractive but who also looks good for her age. However, she is showing signs of aging. In looking at this photo I can see that her forehead, glabella, and crows feet areas are fairly smooth for her age. This is a sign that she probably gets Botox in those areas. The areas that give away her true age are her lower eyelids, where the skin is somewhat thin and wrinkled, as well as her lower cheek areas where there is some skin laxity. Additionally, her nasolabial folds are fairly deep with full cheeks. This shows that she may have had a filler like Radiesse to fill the cheek area.

If she were to come to me for my opinion on what she needs to look even better, I would suggest the following: a face and neck lift to tighten the cheek and neck skin, a filler such as Radiesse to fill in the nasolabial folds, and possible surgery on her eyelids. I would continue the Botox as it seems to be working well for the upper face.“

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BAD CELEBRITY PLASTIC SURGERY 101 – Dr. Wigoda Weighs In On Victoria Beckham’s Enhancements

With cosmetic surgery among celebrities becoming increasingly normal and de-stigmatized, it’s difficult to tell who’s had what done in Hollywood.

However, there are those few select individuals whose procedures have achieved less than stellar results, making them stand out from their well-manicured, discreetly enhanced peers.

Whether it’s an unnaturally tight facelift or an unflattering breast augmentation, Dr. Wigoda will now be
weighing in on the bad celebrity plastic surgery debate.

Victoria Beckham’s style and looks are envied and copied by women all over the world, but there is one…make it two things about her that Dr. Wigoda does not recommend emulating.

“Victoria has very unnatural appearing breasts. I would guess that they are placed above the muscle, which usually looks less natural. Because she is wearing a dress however, it could be that the dress or a bra is pushing the breasts up and toward the middle to give more cleavage. However, I have seen other photos of her where in my opinion they look very fake and unattractive.

The best way to evaluate breasts is without clothes so that nothing is pushing or supporting them. Generally I recommend placing the implants below the muscle for a more natural appearance. There are other benefits as well including less rippling and less chance of a capsular contracture.

The claim that having implants placed under the muscle is more painful is a myth. If the surgery is done correctly, placing implants under the muscle does not cause increased pain. My patients complain of very little pain after having implants placed under the muscle.

The other claim is that when implants are placed under the muscle, the person will be weaker because the muscle is partly cut. This is also untrue for the vast majority of women. An average woman, even one who exercises a lot, will not notice any difference in muscle strength.”

Cosmetic surgery should only make you look like a better version of yourself. Not like a British pop star.

Now, time for discussion…who do YOU think has the worst implants in Hollywood? Leave comments and discuss!