Angelina Jolie is one of the most famous women in the world for many reasons. She is a successful film actress and she is also known for her humanitarian work across the globe. She is also famous for being in high profile relationships with Billy Bob Thornton and Brad Pitt. The thing Angelina Jolie might be most known for is her beauty as she is generally regarded as one of the most beautiful women in the world. Like many celebrities, her look has greatly changed over the years and many celebrity watchers suspect her of undergoing multiple cosmetic surgery procedures over the years to enhance and alter her appearance.
Cosmetic Town TV recently devoted a segment to the ever changing look of Angelina Jolie to take an in-depth look at the suspected changes in her appearance over the years:
In Hollywood, maintaining a youthful look is seen as an important part of having a long career. While Angelina Jolie is still beautiful, she has undergone a facelift to tighten the skin on her face and neck.
A facelift, AKA rhytidectomy, reshapes the lower half of the face through the removal of excess skin. In addition, a facelift can tighten loose skin around the jawline that is commonly referred to as “jowls”. In general, the procedure can take anywhere from 2-5 hours to perform.
During a traditional facelift, the surgeon creates an incision that is located in front of the ear. The incision will extend into the hairline and also go behind the ear. The surgeon will then lift the skin off the deeper facial muscles and fat in order to pull the skin in an upward direction. The doctor removes any excess skin and also tightens the treated area. Any incisions that are created are closed using sutures.
The facelift creates a rejuvenated and more youthful appearance thanks to the tightened skin.
The aging process makes changes to the face whether you are a famous actress or a “normal person”. Wrinkles and fine lines can appear and the face will begin to lose some volume as a person gets older. Angelina Jolie has been working to turn back the clock and fight the aging process by having some Botox injected between her brows as well as filler injected into her face to replace lost volume.
Botox is injected to smooth the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines in targeted areas of the face. Neuromuscular blockers limit the amount of muscle contractions in the injected area and this allows the muscles to relax and the skin to smooth out and lessen the appearance of wrinkles. Fillers work to lessen lines and creases on the face as well as restore lost volume in the face. The most popular type of filler is made with hyaluronic acid (HA) which is a substance that naturally occurs in the body. There is little chance of HA fillers causing any kind of allergic reaction since they naturally occur in the body.
After discovering she had a high chance of developing breast cancer, Angelina Jolie decided to undergo preventative double mastectomy to eliminate the risk of breast cancer.
A mastectomy is a surgery that is performed to remove all of the breast tissue from the breast to treat or prevent breast cancer. The surgeon makes an elliptical incision around the breast to make it easier to remove the breast tissue. The incision is closed with sutures. There might be some plastic tubes that are placed where the breasts were removed to drain any fluid that occurs after surgery.
Breast reconstruction can be performed at the same time or it can be performed after the mastectomy. Breast reconstruction can be performed using multiple techniques:
A brow lift, AKA a forehead lift, is performed to lift the tissues above the eyebrows that have been impacted by gravity. An open brow lift is when a long incision is made across the forehead. The skin is lifted from the underlying tissue and excess skin and fat is removed. The remaining skin is pulled down and the incision is closed. An endoscopic brow lift is when tiny incisions are made on the scalp so an endoscope can be inserted in order to stretch the forehead tissues and anchor them into place.
Angelina Jolie had a brow lift performed to give her eyes and brow a more alert and open appearance.
In order to straighten out the look of her nose, Angelina Jolie had rhinoplatsy AKA a nose job. Rhinoplasty changes the size, look and shape of the nose and can also improve the ability of the patient to breathe. Many patients feel their nose is too big or the tip is too pointy so they have rhinoplasty to change its appearance. Open rhinoplasty is when the incisions are made on the outside of the nose while closed rhinoplasty is when the incisions are made on the inside of the nose. The changes are made through the removal or manipulation of the bone, skin and cartilage of the nose.
Angelina Jolie is known for her sharply defined facial features and one method used to achieve this look was a chin implant and jawline implant., AKA mentoplasty, uses prosthesis to augment and improve the shape of the chin and lower jaw. The prosthesis is available in a variety of materials, lengths and thickness so the patient can have a choice when it comes to the amount of augmentation in the area. The doctor makes an incision below the chin so the skin can be raised in order to place the implant in a pocket. The implant is secured and then the incision is closed using sutures. The incision can also be made in the mouth to create a pocket in the front of the jawbone so the implant can be placed by the surgeon.
Even though Angelina Jolie has had a number of cosmetic surgery procedures performed on her face, the results have been natural in appearance. Angelina Jolie is a good example of the natural results that can be achieved through the skills of an experienced and board-certified cosmetic surgeon.