It’s hard work being a celebrity. No, really – unlike regular people, they are under constant media scrutiny. You can change your look and only your friends and family notice. A celebrity changes her look and it is broadcast on social media – with plenty of comments and snark. When it comes to plastic surgery, many celebs aren’t exactly forthright about why they suddenly appear so different. They attribute it to “rest,” or a new diet. Lay people have a pretty good idea of how and why a celebrity’s features have changed, but plastic surgeons can give a more detailed, professional view from examining photographs.
Take former Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kim Zolchiak-Bierman, for example. She looked quite different during her recent visit to New York’s Fashion Week than she did on the TV show. Plastic surgery rumors have dogged her for years, and she’s been open about some of it. She’s had breast augmentation, a tummy tuck, Botox injections and her lips are obviously much fuller than they once were. Zolchiak-Bierman also had cellulite removed in the past via Velashape. The 38 year old mother of six may have undergone a face lift, nose job and eyelid surgery, according to online reports from plastic surgeons viewing her photos. People magazine reports Beverly Hills plastic surgeon Dr. Timothy Katzen as saying Zolchiak-Bierman appears to have had a nose job, cheek implants and a lower neck lift, adding her appearance could not result from Botox alone. Based on photos, he doesn’t think she had a facelift.
The TV personality took to social media to deny reports of a facelift. “I have not had surgery on my face period!!!” she exclaimed in a tweet. Whatever the truth, this Southern belle is no longer a natural beauty. She has morphed into Kardashian territory, with an increasingly artificial look.
The goal of plastic surgery is correcting faults and improving appearance. The “plastic” in this type of surgery means “malleable” and “pliant,” skills the physician uses in reshaping the face or body. Increasingly, a “plastic” appearance means synthetic or fake. That’s not the look most plastic surgery clients want, but it is becoming more common in the world of the rich and famous trapped in the unsparing gaze of social media.
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