Celebs and their plastic surgery

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Mickey Rourke Shows Off His Plastic Surgery Scars

Sunday, October 14th, 2012

This is a crazy one, my friends.  There are photos of Mickey Rourke after undergoing recent plastic surgery.  From the shocking photos, it appears that he’s had his eyes (re) done, in addition to God-knows-what-else.  You can see t he crazy picture and read my comments to Radar Online HERE.


Mickey Rourke’s Facelift Scars

Friday, July 24th, 2009


I was browsing Dlisted.com and came across this high resolution photo of the side of Mickey Rourke’s head. Click the photo to enlarge it. If you look closely you can see the scars that extend in front of his ears, around his earlobe, and then head back into the crease behind his ears. This is the typical location of facelift scars. Notice also that the cartilage of the front of his ear (the tragus) is flat-looking. This is one tell-tale sign of a facelift.

If you haven’t rented The Wrestler yet, check it out. Fantastic performances by two very talented actors.

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




Mickey Rourke Admits to Plastic Surgery by Hack Surgeon

Sunday, February 22nd, 2009

According to Monsters and Critics, Oscar-nominated actor Mickey Rourke has admitted to having plastic surgery by a hack plastic surgeon. He reportedly stated,

“Most of it was to mend the mess of my face because of the boxing, but I went to the wrong guy to put my face back together… I had my nose broken twice. I had five operations on my nose and one on a smashed cheekbone… I had to have cartilage taken from my ear to rebuild my nose and a couple of operations to scrape out the cartilage because the scar tissue wasn’t healing properly. That was one of the most painful operations, but the worst was hemorrhoids.”

It’s funny that he admits to having hemorrhoids but doesn’t admit having a facelift, which he appears to have had. For my opinions on his previous surgery, click here.

I hope he wins the Oscar tonight. I saw his performance in The Wrestler and think it’s amazing. He really deserves it. I’d much rather see him win it instead of that smug Sean Penn.

Photo credit: prphotos.com

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


Did Mickey Rourke Use Steroids for his Role in The Wrestler?

Tuesday, January 13th, 2009

Like many of you I was happy to see Mickey Rourke win the Golden Globe for Best Actor for his role in The Wrestler. Although I’ve not seen the movie, it’s nice to see the underdog, down-and-out person rise up to the occasion and win. That being said, did Mickey Rourke take steroids to bulk up for his role? According to Starpulse,

The actor piled on the pounds to play heavyweight retired grappler Randy ‘The Ram’ Robinson in the film, a role that earned him a Golden Globe award on Sunday.
Rourke worked out twice a day with an Israeli cage fighter and gorged on seven meals a day to bulk up for the part.
But in a new interview with Men’s Journal he suggests he had a little extra help to speed up the process – by indulging in a drug synonymous with the world of pro wrestling.
When asked if he took steroids, the star replies, “When I’m a wrestler, I behave like a wrestler.”

He is pretty huge in the photos I’ve seen from the movie. I don’t think if I ate seven meals a day and worked out twice a day I’d look like him. I’d probably look more like an Asian Fat Albert. Maybe he got some tips on adding muscle from Sylvester Stallone!

Photo credit: prphotos.com

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Michigan-based Plastic Surgeon
Anthony Youn, M.D.


Mickey Rourke – Plastic Surgery – Facelift and Hair Transplants?

Sunday, January 4th, 2009

Mickey Rourke has been making news lately with his widely acclaimed acting in The Wrestler. As this movie and his performance are seen by more and more people, many of these are wondering what’s happened to his appearance over the years. Specifically, what plastic surgery might he have had?

I’ve commented on some of his possible plastic surgery in a previous post, entitled “Mickey Rourke – Bad Plastic Surgery?” You can visit that here.

If you look at the photos above, there are a few telltale signs that he may have had plastic surgery. Here are the surgeries I think he may have had:

1. Facelift – You can almost make out the scars in front of his ears. Also, notice how his sideburns are no longer present in the 2005 photo. This can occur when poorly planned facelifts are performed in men.
2. Upper eyelid lifts (blepharoplasty) – His upper lids are more open in the 2005 photo when compared with the younger photo.
3. Hair transplant – This procedure appears to have been performed between 2005 and 2008. Notice how his sideburns have reappeared and his hairline has been moved forward. The “wispy” hair of his new hairline is not as thick as in the young photo. This is how hair transplanted in micrografts (one to two hairs at a time) often appears. This is in contrast to old-fashioned hair plugs, which make the hair look like a toy doll’s patchy hair.

I’ve not had a chance to see The Wrestler yet, but am looking forward to catching it in the near future. One of my fondest memories as a young kid was when my buddy Jason Swartz’s dad brought the two of us to an NWA wrestling event in East Lansing. It was my dream at the time to see Tommy “Wildfire” Rich wrestle the Super Destroyer. Ahhh… if only life were that simple now…

Photo credit: Older Mickey Rourke : prphotos.com

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Michigan-based Plastic Surgeon
Anthony Youn, M.D.




Mickey Rourke and Plastic Surgery

Wednesday, June 13th, 2007


Our friends at Celebrity Smack blog have done it again. A week or so ago they posted a very interesting photo chronology of Joan Rivers and her plastic surgery. Now they have done the same thing with Mickey Rourke. Where did things go wrong? I’d say around 1995?

Click here for the Evolution of Mickey Rourke.

Click here for my previous posts on Mickey Rourke.

Photo credit: getty images and photorazzi.com

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


Mickey Rourke – Bad Plastic Surgery?

Friday, December 29th, 2006

Has Mickey Rourke had a bad facelift? I think so. Notice how his sideburns appear obliterated. This is a telltale sign of a facelift. The skin of the face is pulled back so far that the skin with the sideburns is removed during the surgery. This is one of the things that most plastic surgeons attempt to avoid with their facelifts.

How can his sideburns be replaced? There are two possibilities. Some of the hair from his scalp can be rotated into place to become new sideburns or he can have hair transplant grafts placed to regrow them. I was taught how to do hair transplants by one of my mentors, Dr. Steven Ringler. It’s such a tedious surgery that I don’t have any interest in performing it. I’d rather stick pencils into my eyes.

Photo source: prphotos.com

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Michigan-based Plastic Surgeon

Anthony Youn, M.D.




Mickey Rourke – plastic surgery

Monday, July 10th, 2006


Mickey Rourke cut off his own finger? According to Starpulse.com the actor Mickey Rourke (whom I think did a great job in Sin City) cut off his own finger because he “didn’t want it.”

He reportedly said, “I cut my little finger off because I thought I didn’t want it. I was angry about something so I decided I didn’t need the end of the little finger on my left hand. I didn’t cut it off completely – it was still hanging on a tendon – and an English friend, Gary, carefully carried the end of it as we went to hospital to try to rectify the situation. It took the surgeon eight hours to sew it back on. I still can’t bend it properly.”

…And he appears to have had a bad facelift too. What an idiot.

Story credit: Starpulse.com