Brad Pitt has long been considered one of the sexist stars in Hollywood thanks to his youthful good looks. Even at 55 years of age, Pitt is still viewed as one of the hottest male celebrities on the planet. While many people think his continued good looks are due to genetics, there are others who feel that his current appearance owes some thanks to cosmetic surgery.
Did Brad Pitt undergo cosmetic surgery to achieve a more youthful and rejuvenated appearance? Let’s take a closer look!
Brad Pitt has twice been named the “Sexist Man Alive” by People Magazine. This fact is even more impressive since the honor was awarded to him a decade apart (1995 and 2005). It is now a decade past his 2005 choice as the “Sexist Man Alive” and NW, an Australian-based publication, recently published an article entitled “The Curious Case of Brad Pitt” (a play on the title of his movie, “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button).
In the article, the publication claims that suspicions about his appearance stated last month when Pitt was spotted in Mexico. The publication says the actor was looking younger and hotter than in years past.
Because of his current appearance, NW quoted a plastic surgeon named Dr. Manish Shah by asking him about Brad Pitt and cosmetic surgery. The doctor said “It certainly appears that he has had eyelid surgery on both his upper and lower lids. Cosmetic eyelid surgery, AKA blepharoplasty, is when excess skin and fat are removed from the eyelids. Upper blepharoplasty specifically targets the extra fat and skin located in the central portion of the upper eyelid. Lower blepharoplasty rejuvenates the look of the skin and the muscle located beneath the eye. Both techniques tighten skin located around the eyes to give a younger appearance to eyes that are tired looking or puffy and saggy in appearance.
The American magazine, In Touch, published a similar story that quoted the same surgeon as NW. In Touch decided to show Dr. Shah some “before and after” photos of Pitt for him to analyze and also give his opinion about the appearance of Brad Pitt. Dr. Shah said, “In the before picture he has large bags under his eyes, which have completely vanished in the now photo. This cannot be chalked up to a good night’s sleep.”
Even though Dr. Shah suspects Brad Pitt of undergoing blepharoplasty, he also believes the actor has undergone some additional cosmetic procedures to maintain his youthful and alert look.
Dr. Shah also told In Touch that Pitt “may have had some laser resurfacing under his eyes to smooth out wrinkling and Botox at the corner of his eyes to smooth out crow’s feet. Not only does this give him a more alert appearance but it also shaves years off his age and looks natural.”
Laser resurfacing is a cosmetic procedure that reduces facial wrinkles along with irregularities of the skin such as acne scars or blemishes. The procedure starts with the cosmetic surgeon directing short, pulsating beams of light at the targeted areas of the skin. The laser light refreshes and rejuvenates the skin using either carbon dioxide (CO2) laser or erbium laser. While a CO2 laser removes thin layers of skin, an erbium laser removes the skin on the surface level along with moderately deep lines or wrinkles and fine lines on the targeted areas of the body.
Botox is a refined form of botulinum injected into targeted areas of the face to rejuvenate the appearance of the face by reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Botox is injected into a targeted muscle and then neuromuscular blockers limit muscle contraction activity in the designated area. This allows the muscles to relax while also reducing unwanted wrinkles. Botox relaxes the muscles so the skin is not continually pulled and this gives the skin time to smooth out.
The questions remains…Did Brad Pitt have cosmetic surgery in order to achieve/maintain a youthful appearance?
The celebrity gossip website, Gossip Copy, does not believe that Pitt had the cosmetic surgery procedures listed above and calls the story from NW “pure fiction”. The website says they fact-checked the evidence from NW’s story and that the judgment of NW is based on “flimsy evidence”. Gossip Cop even says that the “before and after” photos of Brad Pitt can be explained away.
For example, Gossip Cop says the “before” photo of the actor actually shows him speaking while in mid-sentence. This would have the natural effect of making his wrinkles more prominent in appearance. When addressing the “after” photo, Gossip Cop says the picture shows Pitt raising his eyebrows which is a facial action that causes a natural tightening of the skin. In addition, Gossip Cop says the NW story should have used photographs that showed Pitt with the same facial expression for a more accurate comparison.