Late last week, Megan Fox posted some photos of herself on Facebook trying to pull faces. The title of the photo set was “Things you can’t do with your face when you have Botox.” Well maybe Megan should have titled that “Things you can’t do with your face until the Botox settles,” because experts have chimed in to say that the photos show evidence of past Botox use and also that they seem to be Photoshopped, particularly in this image where she has a bizarre swirly pattern of wrinkles on her forehead that would be impossible to achieve in nature. Kudos to all of you who commented that the human forehead does not normally do this:
Here’s the article, which is what many of you were saying already but it’s nice to read the same sentiment from plastic surgeons and dermatologists:
“Looks like Megan is just as talented with Photoshop as she is in entertainment,” said plastic surgeon and blogger Dr. Nicholas Vendemia of New York. “Those lines on her forehead are totally fake. … Muscles in the forehead and brow simply don’t create curved wrinkles like that. The wrinkles Megan is showing us don’t coincide with brow anatomy, nor do they match the facial expression she is making.”
Dermatologist Dr. Vince Afsahi of Tustin and Newport Beach said, “The photo looks altered. The muscles in the forehead do not usually create an arc-like pattern seen in the photo. … Anatomically [it] does not make sense.”
Dermatologic surgeon Dr. David Sire of Fullerton said, “I have never seen the frontalis [forehead] muscle do this unless the muscle was surgically cut. It appears as if she is frowning and elevating her brow at the same time. Quite a feat!”
Plastic surgeon Dr. Val Lambros of Newport Beach said he’s undecided about whether the photos are fake, but the pattern of wrinkles in the top photo “looks odd to me” while a second one “looks bogus. Frown lines just don’t look like that and if you look at the position of the medial brows [the part closest to the nose], they do not seem to move.”
The doctors’ doubts are in response to four photos that Fox, 25, posted on her Facebook page last week, showing herself scowling and raising her eyebrows. She labeled the photos “Things You Can’t Do with Your Face When You Have Botox.”
Some doctors interpreted the photos as showing a Botox patient in whom the effects of the wrinkle-smoothing drug are starting to fade.
“This photo [top] is totally consistent with the wrinkle pattern you will see in someone whose Botox has begun wearing off,” said plastic surgeon Dr. Terry Dubrow of Newport Beach. “When you have Botox to the entire face, different parts wear off at different rates and can give you a strangish-looking pattern of wrinkles until it all wears off. I bet this photo was taken the day before her Botox appointment.
“She’s a beautiful girl and should ease up on the Botox and obvious filler she has in her lips,” Dubrow said. “She’s starting to look a bit alien and should consider parking her spaceship for a while.”
Plastic surgeon and blogger Dr. John Di Saia of San Clemente and Orange said, “Maybe Ms. Fox has just shown us that she has not done her usual whole forehead Botox but now has scaled back to just the glabella [the area between the eyebrows]. I believe this explains the foreign appearance best.”
In the top photo, “it looks like the Botox is wearing off but part of the effect is still in,” Di Saia said.
A second photo of Fox frowning looks like a patient from several years ago whom Di Saia injected only between the eyebrows, he said.
I love that comment: “She’s starting to look a bit alien and should consider parking her spaceship for a while.”
Why do celebrities do this? Why do they deny and try to act like their beauty was naturally achieved when they look like an entirely different person? Do they think we’re stupid and that their work is so subtle that it’s not noticeable? Megan doesn’t even look like someone who is genetically related to her 1.0 version, which again is this (from 2004). Remember she’s only 25 now.
Would it kill Megan to own up to Botox, fillers and her obvious nose job? She’s probably had even more done. If she doesn’t want people to question her on the whole plastic surgery and injectables issue she shouldn’t even bring it up. If she would have kept quiet about it we wouldn’t be talking about her other than that whole issue with her getting canned from Transformers and Shia being a kiss and tell douche, though. She wants to change focus and this is the best she can do.
Megan is shown on the set of The Dictator in NY on 7/11/11. We saw some of these photos yesterday but I thought I’d include them again. Credit: WENN.com