Cosmetic Surgery and Renee Zellweger

There has been a lot of buzz this past week about Renee Zellweger’s “appearance”. After years of not being regularly seen in the public eye, she showed up at an awards event last week and the tabloids have been having a field day speculating about what she had “done”. Plastic surgeons from all over the world are weighing in with their opinions: eye lift, forehead lift, Botox, fillers, and so on. At Cosmetic Surgery Center in Santa Barbara we don’t make it our business to speculate on what other people may or may not have had “done” but we will share with you why people may choose cosmetic surgery or aesthetic medical treatments such as Botox.

Most people who come to see us at Cosmetic Surgery Center are interested in rejuvenating their appearance. Age, genetics, and environmental factors (i.e. air pollution and sun exposure) all play a big role in how a person’s face may change as they enter into their “golden” years – or even before that. The onset of wrinkles, fine lines, and skin laxity can suddenly make a person appear much older than they really are (or feel). Foreheads may droop, causing the eyes to look heavily lidded and smaller, the chin can lose definition, neck skin can hang and become “wobbly” and high cheekbones may drop. All or some of this may cause a person to look unhappy or tired when that may be furthest from the truth.

Actual Patient of Dr. Perkins
FaceLift Surgery Before & After

There are cosmetic surgery options for any and all of the above that can help to restore what was once there. An Eyelid Lift Surgery can re-open the eyes or a Forehead Lift can address the heavy lids and smooth wrinkles. A Neck Lift can redefine the chin and remove excess skin in the neck area. A Face Lift can reposition and create extra support for the midfacial area and the jowls. Nonsurgical options include Botox or Dysport to relax forehead wrinkles and/or dermal fillers (i.e. Restylane, Juvederm, Radiesse) to replenish volume in areas of the face (lips, cheekbones) or plump up deep folds or wrinkles. Dr Perkins performs cosmetic surgery so that his patients look naturally refreshed, rested, and restored, not “done”. Patients of Cosmetic Surgery Center tell us that they love their “new” look and often feel it gives them a refreshed sense of self that is reflected in their outlook and demeanor.

Renee Zellweger looked happy and confident last week on the red carpet. And she has taken all of this discussion about her appearance in the same cool and calm stride. Her response is simply that she feels this conversation is “silly” and, as she told People magazine, she is glad that “folks think I look different! I’m living a different, happy, more fulfilling life, and I’m thrilled that perhaps it shows”. Good for her and whatever she may have “done” to get to this healthy time of her life … that’s only her business and we’re fine with that.

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