Thursday, June 14th, 2007
Two prominent male celebrities have recented commented on men having plastic surgery, with vastly different opinions.
According to Hollyscoop.com, Hugh Hefner recently stated,
“I’m thinking of having a little face-lift. There is nothing wrong with plastic surgery. I think it is absolutely fine for men – I have already had teeth implants, and a few years ago I had a neck tuck. We are dealing with a whole different set of things physically now because we live so much longer.”
A contrasting view was also recently stated by none other than Simon Cowell. According to the Post Chronicle, the American Idol judge recently stated,
“I wouldn’t have plastic surgery, it looks ridiculous on guys. I’d never dye my hair either. Everyone thinks I do, but I never have. I do 100 press-ups before I get in the bath in the morning, then at work after a meeting, I’ll shut the door and do more.”
While I usually agree with Simon on his criticisms of American Idol contestants, I would have to disagree with him here. A good example of good male plastic surgery is Hugh Hefner, whose neckline a couple of years ago did look unnaturally sharp for a man his age. It does appear to have gotten looser over the last few years, however. I find this not to be too uncommon for people who have face or neck lifts in their 70′s or 80′s. Because the skin has lost its elasticity with age, the results don’t last as long as someone in their 50′s. Sorry Simon, I don’t want to patronize you, but plastic surgery can look good in men if done well!
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Michigan-based Plastic Surgeon
Anthony Youn, M.D.