Monday, October 3rd, 2011
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has a shockingly different appearance. According to ABC News:
Putin, who turns 59 next month, appeared at an event over the weekend to accept his party’s presidential nomination. His skin looked smooth and taught, visibly free of wrinkles and bags under his eyes.
The Russian magazine New Times ran an article earlier this month titled “What Has Happened with Putin’s Face?” Four plastic surgeons told the magazine he likely had undergone plastic surgery – receiving Botox injections in his forehead, an eyelift, and cheek injections.
If I was a plastic surgeon in Russia, I’d be afraid to speculate on him. This isn’t the first time he’s come under scrutiny for having possible plastic surgery. I previously commented on a possible eyelid lift and necklift here.
Saturday, October 30th, 2010
Rumors are circulating that Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has undergone plastic surgery. His bruised appearance during a trip to the Ukraine has prompted speculation that he may have had a facelift or other plastic surgery. Putin’s spokesman refuted these rumors, claiming that the dark spots were due to bad lighting.
If I had to guess I’d say he probably had a minor injury on part of his face, maybe from walking into a door in the middle of the night. He doesn’t appear to have had a facelift, although an upper blepharoplasty (eyelid lift) is possible. The skin of his neckline is still somewhat loose, and there are no telltale scars around the ears to signify a facelift.
Even if I thought he had plastic surgery, I don’t know if I’d admit it. He’s one scary dude.
Photo credit: TIME.com