Celebs and their plastic surgery

Articles about Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie – Prophylactic Mastectomy with Reconstruction Using Breast Implants

Wednesday, May 15th, 2013

So you have probably all heard by now that Angelina Jolie was diagnosed with the BRCA1 gene and has undergone a double mastectomy with reconstruction.  The actress and director wrote a very poignant, well-written op-ed for the New York Times. Here is a segment of it:

On April 27, I finished the three months of medical procedures that the mastectomies involved. During that time I have been able to keep this private and to carry on with my work.

But I am writing about it now because I hope that other women can benefit from my experience. Cancer is still a word that strikes fear into people’s hearts, producing a deep sense of powerlessness. But today it is possible to find out through a blood test whether you are highly susceptible to breast and ovarian cancer, and then take action.

My own process began on Feb. 2 with a procedure known as a “nipple delay,” which rules out disease in the breast ducts behind the nipple and draws extra blood flow to the area. This causes some pain and a lot of bruising, but it increases the chance of saving the nipple.

Two weeks later I had the major surgery, where the breast tissue is removed and temporary fillers are put in place. The operation can take eight hours. You wake up with drain tubes and expanders in your breasts. It does feel like a scene out of a science-fiction film. But days after surgery you can be back to a normal life.

Nine weeks later, the final surgery is completed with the reconstruction of the breasts with an implant. There have been many advances in this procedure in the last few years, and the results can be beautiful.

I choose not to keep my story private because there are many women who do not know that they might be living under the shadow of cancer. It is my hope that they, too, will be able to get gene tested, and that if they have a high risk they, too, will know that they have strong options.

Life comes with many challenges. The ones that should not scare us are the ones we can take on and take control of.

I applaud Angelina for coming forward and revealing her diagnosis and treatment.  Hopefully this helps to inform people not only about the potential diagnosis and treatment options for breast cancer, but also inform women about their reconstructive options.  Studies show that women who undergo immediate reconstruction after mastectomy benefit psychologically a great deal.

To read the rest of Angelina Jolie’s op-ed piece, click HERE.

If you’ve ever wondered how plastic surgeons reconstruct a woman’s breast after mastectomy, there is a very well-written article in CNN.com HERE.  I’m quoted in the article, which also describes how Angelina’s reconstruction was likely performed.

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Angelina Jolie Claims To Be Plastic Surgery-Free

Saturday, December 11th, 2010

More patients ask plastic surgeons to make them look like Angelina Jolie than any other Hollywood celebrity.   It seems that everyone wants to have lips like hers, eyes like hers, legs like hers… and a boyfriend like hers.  So, has Angelina Jolie had plastic surgery to look as good as she does?

In a comprehensive interview with the Daily Mail, Angelina claims to have never visited a plastic surgeon:

Her trademark pillow-plump lips, pert nose and chiselled cheekbones have made her the pin-up for cosmetic surgeons all over the world. She has never been near one herself, but she’s not about to judge those who have.

‘I haven’t had anything done and I don’t think I will. But if it makes somebody happy then that’s up to them. I’m not in somebody else’s skin to know what makes them feel better about themselves. But I don’t plan to do it myself.’

It’s nice that she’s not judgemental of others, unlike some celebs.  I do not believe she’s had her lips done.  Old photos of her show the same full lips that she has today.  However, I believe she may have undergone a rhinoplasty.  Take a look at the photos in this prior post from celebcosmeticsurgery.com.

I’m curious.  Do you think Angelina Jolie is a bigger beauty than Megan Fox?

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Angelina Jolie – Strange Wrinkles, Plastic Surgery, or Gills?

Saturday, February 20th, 2010

We normal people would like to think that Angelina Jolie has SOME type of flaw like the rest of us. Well, it appears that she does. No, she doesn’t have big feet, cankles, or even the dreaded Man Hands. It appears, from this photo from Us Magazine, that Angelina has… weird lines on her neck! Are they from plastic surgery, abnormal anatomy, or remnants of our evolutionary amphibian ancestors?

This is a tough one. The only plastic surgery that I believe could create wrinkles like this is a mini-facelift, which I really doubt she’s had. There are no muscle bands in that part of the neck that go in that direction. Therefore, I would have to argue that she probably has some type of abnormal anatomy there. Not as interesting as accusing her of a facelift, but the truth is the truth. At least she has some type of flaw, not matter how minor. One of my flaws is that I have a bit of a gummy smile.

Did any of you catch me on the CBS Early Show this morning?

Thanks for reading.
Michigan-based Plastic Surgeon
Anthony Youn, M.D.


CNN on the OctoMom / Angelina Jolie resemblance

Saturday, February 14th, 2009

CNN’s Jeanne Moos reports in this video on the resemblance between the OctoMom and Angelina Jolie. The more I hear about the OctoMom the weirder she seems. Rhinoplasty and Lip augmentation – Looks like it. Botox and blepharoplasty – Maybe.

Thanks for reading.
Michigan-based Plastic Surgeon
Anthony Youn, M.D.


Did Angelina Jolie Have a Tummy Tuck?

Thursday, October 16th, 2008

This week’s Star magazine is reporting that Angelina Jolie has had a tummy tuck. According to the magazine:

Sources tell Star that the 33-year-old actress fretted over the size of her stomach while she was pregnant with Knox and Vivienne. “She doesn’t like to talk about it or admit it, but Angie told some friends that she had a ‘mommy tuck,’ ” says a family insider. “She likes the way that sounds better than tummy tuck.”

Do I think she’s had a tummy tuck? I doubt it, but that’s just my hunch. It takes a couple weeks to recover from the surgery, and I would think that the paparazzi would obtain actual proof that she had work done. Angelina has come a long way from being the goth girl with a tube of Slingblade’s blood around her neck.

To view a video of a tummy tuck I performed on Fox News, click here.

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Thanks for reading.

Michigan-based Plastic Surgeon

Anthony Youn, M.D.


Brad and Angelina Top Plastic Surgery Poll

Friday, February 1st, 2008

A survey by the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery found that more people request to look like Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie than any other Hollywood celebrity.

The informal poll of 20,000 plastic surgeons in 84 countries asked which celebrity body parts were the most requested.

Some of the results:

  1. Angelina Jolie was the overwhelming choice for most requested smile and lips, followed by Julia Roberts.
  2. Jolie’s eyes and cheeks were also the most requested.
  3. The most requested buttocks: Jennifer Lopez
  4. The most requested breasts: Pamela Anderson
  5. The nose everyone wants: Nicole Kidman (sorry Ashlee Simpson!)
  6. The most requested male abs: Brad Pitt, followed by Matthew McConaughey
  7. Many people also requested Brad Pitt’s nose, eyes, chin, buttocks, lips, cheeks, and forehead.
  8. A significant percentage of people request NOT to look like Pam Anderson, Dolly Parton, or Victoria Beckham.

I would have to agree with most of the findings EXCEPT:

  • I’ve never had a patient request that I make her breasts look like Pam Anderson’s. In fact, I find that most patients are afraid they’ll wake up after surgery with “Baywatch Breasts.”
  • I’ve never had a patient ask for Nicole Kidman’s nose, but many who have asked for Ashlee Simpson’s.
  • I find that many patients who seriously want to look like a celebrity can be a bit on the nutty side, and would be better treated in a psychiatric clinic than a plastic surgery office.

Story credit: United Press International

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Thanks for reading.

Michigan-based Plastic Surgeon

Anthony Youn, M.D.


Angelina Jolie – Plastic Surgery?

Tuesday, October 9th, 2007


Much has been made about Angelina Jolie’s possible lip augmentation. Here are some photos that were sent to me by a reader which appears to depict a rhinoplasty (very tastefully done) and maybe even a browlift (although I doubt this). I have no definite proof the ‘before’ photo is legit (comments are welcome) but if it is, her nose looks quite a bit different,

Thanks for reading.
Michigan-based Plastic Surgeon

Anthony Youn, M.D.



Angelina Jolie – plastic surgery

Thursday, April 27th, 2006

Angelina Jolie has made the cover of People’s Most Beautiful People issue. I’ve had a lot of people ask me what I think about her lips. I believe that Angelina is one of the few people in Hollywood who is blessed with naturally full, luscious lips. While she may get some help from collagen at times, she appears to be as natural as can be. One way to tell if lips are natural or done is to compare the upper to the lower lip. The lower lip is naturally approximately 1.5 times the size of the upper lip. People who have their lips done poorly often have upper lips which are the same size or larger than their lower lips. Two others whom I believe also have naturally large lips are Scarlett Johanssen and Julia Roberts. Sorry, Lisa Rinna.


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