Monday, November 14th, 2011
The Washington Times has a very interesting article about plastic surgery and politicians. Some good examples include Nancy Pelosi (she appears to have had a facelift and eyelid lifts) and Joe Biden (his alleged Botox’d eyebrows in the VP debate with Sarah Palin was almost as comical as Palin’s debate performance).
Can Botox hurt a politician by hindering their ability to express emotions?
Possibly, especially when it’s overdone. If a politician has a completely Botox’d up face (think Janice Dickinson-like), how can he or she furrow the brow to show sympathy?
Some interesting thoughts and quotes -including some of mine- are served up in the Washington Times article HERE.
Friday, October 3rd, 2008
Like me, you may be one of the 70 million people who watched Joe Biden debate Sarah Palin last night. Did any of you notice the weird way Senator Biden’s eyebrows moved? The inner eyebrows moved very little, whereas the outer part of the brow would often dramatically move upward, creating a ‘sinister’ look. His central forehead was also devoid of wrinkles. Has he had Botox injections?
This is quite often how a Botox’d forehead looks and acts. However, with all the media scrutiny on him, how on earth could he go to a plastic surgeon and have Botox without everyone finding out? Well… the effects of Botox last 3-4 months on average. It’s possible that he had the treatment prior to being chosen as Obama’s running mate, when there were less cameras following him. If that’s the case, the Botox should wear off over the next couple months and the central forehead wrinkles should return (unless he has it done again).
As an aside, many people have speculated that he had hair transplants back in the ’80s. He does have a somewhat unusual hairline at the temple, which may be a sign of this.
For my analysis on the other candidates, click here for Sarah Palin, here for John McCain, and here for Cindy McCain. Sorry, there will not be a post on Barack Obama, since I don’t think he’s had anything done.
Thanks for reading.
Anthony Youn, M.D.