Thursday, September 8th, 2011
The 75-year-old actor tells OK! Magazine his face is untouched. “I was never lifted. I would not have a problem with the truth, but I inherited my smooth skin from my father.”
The actor, who was nominated for an Oscar for “Boogie Nights,” did admit that too many on-screen fisticuffs required him to get his eyes tweaked.
“In the mid ’80s, after some fights in a film, I had to have my eyes done,” he says. “For one, I almost went blind because I got black powder in my eye. Also I had terrible sacks under my eyes from the many fist fights. My eyes were not in form any more. I had that corrected.”
-Hysterical laughter- If Burt hasn’t had a facelift, then I’m a Teletubbie! His skin is excessively tight and he has a ‘sweeping’ appearance to his cheeks. This is just my opinion, but he doesn’t look anything like the rugged Burt of Smokey and the Bandit. If he doesn’t want to admit to having a facelift, then maybe he should just answer with a ‘no comment’ when people ask him!
You can read my previous analysis of Burt’s possible plastic surgery here.
Photo credit: prphotos.com
Saturday, October 11th, 2008
The folks at Celebuzz.com were kind enough to ask me to be a “Celebuzz Expert.” We collaborated on a slideshow called “Celebrity Plastic Surgery Disasters.” Check it out here. Some of the celebrities include Burt Reynolds, Jocelyn Wildenstein, CarrotTop, and Smokey Robinson.
As a teaser, here’s my post on Burt:
What’s the deal with Burt Reynolds? The man who was once voted the “Sexiest Man Alive” by People Magazine is now a far cry from what he used to be. He appears to have had an old-fashioned browlift where the eyebrows are pulled too high. In addition, he appears to have had an upper blepharoplasty (upper eyelid lift) which has made his eyelids appear a bit beady. It is very important for a plastic surgeon to avoid feminizing a male patient, like Burt has become. Pulling the brows too high and removing too much upper eyelid skin may be forgivable in a female, like most of the contestants of “the Swan,” but in a male makes him look too effeminate. It also appears as though he has had an old-fashioned, skin tightening facelift. The face ages in a three-dimensional fashion, with both sagging skin AND loss of volume. The traditional facelifts like the one that Burt may have had focus only on tightening the skin. This can make someone’s face look thinner, pulled and like he is in a wind tunnel. One way to improve how he looks would be fat grafting, or transfer, which would help fill in the areas of his face which have thinned or lost volume with time.
Burt doesn’t look as rugged and manly as he did in the early ’80s. “Less is more” is definitely a lesson Burt’s plastic surgeon should have learned, in my opinion.
Thanks for reading.
Anthony Youn, M.D.
Wednesday, February 22nd, 2006
What else is going on with Burt Reynolds? It appears as though he has had an old-fashioned, skin tightening facelift. The face ages in a 3 Dimensional fashion, with both sagging skin AND loss of volume. The traditional facelifts like the one that Burt appears to have had focus only on tightening the skin (performing only a 2 Dimensional surgery, not 3-D). This can make someone’s face look thinner, tight and pulled. You can see that his face is now quite a bit thinner than it is in the “Before” photo. A better surgery for Burt would be the Volumetric Facelift, which combines tightening sagging skin with addition of volume back in the cheeks and smile lines. In this way, Burt wouldn’t look as feminized and thin-faced as he unfortunately does now.
One way to improve how he looks would be fat grafting, or transfer, which would help fill in the areas of his face which have thinned, or lost volume with time. Unfortunately, the man once voted “sexiest man alive” likely wouldn’t be anywhere near that list today.
Sunday, February 19th, 2006