Sharon Osbourne still can’t feel her mouth after her fourth facelift

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Kelly Clarkson still has a talk show despite the fact that she’s incapable of letting her guests speak. She’s so annoying that I’ve avoided watching clips of her show, but Kristian at DListed let me know that Sharon Osbourne was on and that she said something mildly interesting. Sharon said she still couldn’t feel her mouth after her facelift this September. (I’m assuming it’s her fourth as she said she was on her third face in 2016, but I could be wrong. She’s had so much work done regardless.) Here’s what she told Kelly and that video is below.

I had this thing where they lifted up my mouth and then for the first week I couldn’t feel my mouth, I can hardly feel my mouth now, to be honest with you… I couldn’t find my mouth. It was numb and it was up on one side and I looked like Elvis… All the kids and Ozzy are going “Why are you snarling at me” and I’m like “I’m not snarling I’m not doing anything!”

[Transcript via Dlisted]

I don’t find this surprising at all. When I wrote about Sharon’s first appearance on The Talk after her surgery I noticed that she could barely move her mouth. What is this procedure where they lift your mouth though? Like how is that a specific thing they do? This is my question to you: if you could look amazing (ignore the fact that Sharon looks like she’s wearing a plastic mask) would you trade that for losing feeling in your mouth or face? If there was an absolute guarantee, by a fairy or genie or something, that you could look like yourself just younger, would you make that Faustian bargain? I can’t say I wouldn’t. I’m not going to lie, I’m a vain person! That question doesn’t really apply to Sharon though, because look at the results.

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  1. Diana says:

    Wow, I didn’t realise that this could be an effect of getting a face-lift. Can we have a thread to discuss unexpected effects from plastic surgery and injectables? I’m considering botox for my ’11s’ in between my eyebrows and would love to hear if anyone here has had experience with that! Please share any experiences regarding cosmetic surgery if you feel comfortable doing so, I’d really like to hear 🙂

    • teehee says:

      Not my face, but my breast: I corrected one to be lifted so it matched the other, and the nipple had chronic pain for about 3 years, (like there was a needle or a thread forgotten under the surface) and clearly the scar tissue, albeit nearly invisible, reduces all sensation.
      Plus generally there’s a mild “worry” about the area, like it could be more vulnerable or less resilient (yknow, after a chunk of tissue is hacked into and re-sewn, you tend to worry) so you tend to be a bit protective, so I imagine this also affects any area that is altered.

      I wouldn’t recommend starting. Because, my procedure left now this breast being “better” than the other (it was the other way around, so now they STILL dont match!!)– so you start on a potential spiral. You have to fix the previous fix, and fix the next fix, and make this match to the other fixed areas, and so on- I see why it can be an addiction for some people.
      The key is to accept your non-perfect body, which, even with thousands of dollars of work, it will always be non perfect. Even after a facelift it will not STAY “perfect”. So be prepared- you cant fix anything permanently after all.

      • Diana says:

        Oh Teehee, I’m so sorry you dealt with that pain for so long! Has it mostly faded now?

        I love your advice in your last few sentences. I really needed to hear that 🙂

      • teehee says:

        Yes its faded. I have to keep reminding my partner though, please for the love of god, don’t PINCH me there… lol
        but its not acting up on its own, like it used to 🙂 Only if aggravated.

        In the end of it, yeah- I mean… you have to accept it at some point. I think rich people dont have to accept it so soon cos they can afford the procedures– me I spent out of pocket and ran out after that, so I learned my lesson real fast 😀 Rich people aren’t learning so much…

    • Joanna says:

      I did Botox for my lines around my eyes but I stopped because money was tight. It does make you look younger. Now because the muscles around my eyes were frozen, when I smiled it would wrinkle under the eye instead of at the corners. But it can be a slippery slope. As in, one thing looks good and you look at other issues with the idea that you can fix it. I’ve seen a lot of bad work in my area, particularly w lip injections. A lot depends on who does it. Mine took about 9 months to wear off totally, after 6 months, I could feel some movement again. I had kinda forgotten what my wrinkles looked like untreated. I’m kinda on the fence about whether I would do it again. If I do it again then I need to keep it up and that’s an ongoing expense. So that’s another thing to consider as well.

      • Ali says:

        I’ve tried Botox a few times. Not regularly due to $. I like results for the 11s. Mine are deep so they don’t disappear but they do smooth out. I don’t do a lot at one time because I’m afraid of those tipped up at the end eyebrows. I also don’t do it around my eyes.

        It doesn’t last forever so even if something looks wonky, it will go away (as far as I know mine always has).

        I haven’t tried filler of any sort. I’ve seen friends do it with mixed results.

    • pyritedigger says:

      2 suggestions– If you live in a major metropolitan city, look for Botox deals on Groupon and check the reviews. It’s much more affordable that way. Botox is absolutely not a big deal. Some celebrities go overboard (like Kidman, I can’t even imagine how many ccs she’s get injected into her forehead) but I’ve had a wide range of injectors and never had a problem. I don’t get injections around my eyes, just forehead. I think around the eyes needs a bit more delicate touch because some of the nerves can cause eyelid drooping.

      I also have deep set “11s” and while the botox was helpful and I really do like the look of a smoother forehead it never truly got rid of my 11s. What I use and highly recommend because it helps with other issues like sagging (marionette lines, jowls, etc.) is the “NuFace” device. It’s a handheld microcurrent device that you move over your skin. It has made the biggest difference in my 11s–more than botox ever did, and honestly it has helped my marionette lines and jowls to the point I don’t think I need to invest in fillers. Get the mini and it’s only like $200 and you can use it every day! I do not work for this company, I am just a 40 something woman who really thinks this works!

    • Fluffy Donuts says:

      I got botox for my forehead lines- that equal sign when you raise your eyebrows. It helped dramatically and wasn’t terribly expensive. I went to a nearby medi-spa that had good reviews. However, when I looked into getting some filler under my eyes to counteract the dark circles, I had an issue. Not the first time, but the second time I bruised terribly, to the point where I looked like I had two black eyes. Considering the first time went off without a hitch, I feel strongly that the practitioner wasn’t being careful enough and I won’t step foot in there again. Plus, filler is way more expensive than botox (like $700 vs $120).

  2. Chaine says:

    Well, at least she has a sense of humor about it. But OMG Kelly, what a Horrible interviewer, doesn’t let the guest get a word in edgewise!

  3. Texas says:

    I got a face lift. I love the results and look really natural but I would stop at one. Your mouth does feel wonky for awhile as do your ears! The recovery was miserable. Not from pain but because of the weird numbness.

    I’ve never done Botox or the like.

    • NotSoSocialButterfly says:

      Is the mouth affected because they go in through the mouth at the gum line ( to avoid external incisions)?

  4. Slowsnow says:

    I’ve had procedure (medical and non-aesthetic) and cannot fathom why you would go through that for anything unless you’re disfigured. And especially knowing you can lose sensitivity, let alone not feel your mouth.
    For me when surgeries are like people say here “natural looking” it makes no sense to me: the change is minimal and only people who only look at you as a skin notice.
    People used to say that I look tired when I didn’t use concealer – it stopped using it and no longer have those comments! Rather the other day a male friend told me he finds dark circles sexy… I mean, you can’t please everyone and fixes are a slippery slope..

    • Venus says:

      I have what is turning out to be permanent numbness on one side of my face due to nerve damage from a medical issue. It’s so unsettling, and I cannot imagine doing something voluntarily, for minor cosmetic reasons, that would put me at risk of that effect.

    • A says:

      Someone I know went in for a super minor surgery on their wisdom teeth. They were an older person, and it hadn’t bothered them in all that time for some reason. Anyway, they went in, they had the tooth removed and whatever else, and a few weeks after, they told me that they couldn’t feel anything in that spot. I’m pretty sure there was some type of nerve damage involved in that surgery. At any rate, recovery is just so difficult. I’ve thought here and there about getting a tummy tuck, but then I read up on someone who’d had it done, and they talked about all of the horrors involved the recovery and I noped out of there so fast. I’d rather contend with being ugly than deal w/ any of this stuff!

      • (TheOG)@Jan90067 says:

        I lost almost 190 lbs. I had a tummy tuck, breast reduction (they were always saggy, but after looked like empty tube socks with little rocks at the bottom 😆), both of which insurance paid for. I did a research on the tummy tuck, and found medical articles about how so much hanging skin pulls on your back, and as I had a couple of herniated disks from a prior car accident, I was in constant pain in my back, and of course, the breast aggravated herniated discs in my neck (which I later had to have surgery on).

        I have to say, I was told the tummy tuck would be very painful, esp. straightening up after, and I had NO problems or real pain (other than normal surgical recovery).

        For the breast surgery, the dr. made one *almost* a cup size larger than the other! He wouldn’t do anything until it healed, and by that point, I just didn’t want to go through it again.

        My face has a bit of age sag (I’ll be 63 next week! OMG! lo) and while I’d LOVE to do my neck (no double chin skin, but saggy 11s in my neck UGH), I’m too afraid to do anything above the shoulders.

      • A says:

        @TheOG, I’m glad you didn’t have any issues with the tummy tuck! I don’t have any good medical reason to do it, tbh. It’s just my own vanity, and I think in light of that, the recovery would probably be long and painful and quite jarring to cope with, LOL.

        Fwiw, I don’t think natural breasts are actually all that symmetrical. A lot of women have uneven breasts, it’s just how it goes sometimes. And congratulations on being 63! That’s a really good age. Best wishes for your birthday.

  5. Coji says:

    I had breast reduction twice. The first time they were beautiful. The scars were nearly invisible, the shape was perfect and after 17 years they still passed the pencil test. But weight gain made them huge again so I decided to do it again. HUGE mistake. The second time around the surgeon was a quack. One of my nipples literally went necrotic, the scars are bulky and uneven, the breasts are a weird shape and on one side instead of a nipple I have a divot. Quack did reconstructive surgery which helped a little but they still look horrific six years later. No lie, they are so bad that I no longer date because I don’t want to have to explain why one breast is so deformed. I debate having a nipple tattooed on but that wouldn’t change the overall misshapen mess. Think carefully and choose surgeon very carefully before you do anything.

  6. NotSoSocialButterfly says:

    My sis had bilateral reconstruction after mastectomy. She is very happy with her results, about 7 years later. She had a very skilled surgeon, though.

  7. JennyJenny says:

    Maybe she had a lip lift along with her facelift. It’s a thing.

    And I’d probably agree to let my mouth go numb if I was GUARANTEED a perfect facelift.
    I lost both breasts to cancer and that really sucks. So I’d love to have a nice face again to erase the stress all that put me through.

  8. LindaS says:

    I dont know why anyone thought having Kelly as a talk show host was a good idea. She is and always has been simply annoying

    • Suzanne says:

      I thought I was the only person alive that viewed her that way. She gets on my nerves trying so desperately to be the center of attention on that show…making everything about her and all her dumb ass quips trying to be funny! Ugh.

  9. SJR says:

    58, and I will not do any cosmetic procedures. I am trying to get in stronger shape to keep myself flexible but thats about it.
    No makeup, letting my gray grow in because I just don’t care to spend my time sitting at a Salon for the color upkeep.
    A few years ago, I started to really just focus on being grateful I am healthy.
    I have reached my “Don’t like me? I don’t care phase”

    It’s pretty freeing.

  10. LindaS says:

    65 and feel exactly like you.

  11. dreamchild says:

    63 here and while its true that black don’t crack it sure does sag! I literally have no wrinkles on my face, not my forehead or my eyes. I have creases around my cheek/mouth but I do laugh a lot. But my neck and jowls are ridiculous. Saggy and baggy. If I could wear turtlenecks all the time I would be straight but I live in Florida. Back in the day on some legal tv show there used to be an actress who played a judge who always wore high collars or scarfs and I remember talking about that with my mom and she explained it was because of turkey neck. I never thought it could happen to me but one day you wake up and there you are AGING :0

  12. Sojaschnitzel says:

    I never heard this woman speak so I dont know if she’s nice or whatever, so I’ll just comment on the shallow part: she has the most beautiful eyes and eye colour especially, but what’s really killing me (in a good way) is that hair. Again: especially in combination with those green eyes. I would love to have that hair but I cannot pull it off.

    I’m sure having a few more wrinkles wouldn’t have taken away from that and while I admit that she looks really good here, I would have liked to see if she had looked equally good with a couple of less surgeons employed. I have a strong feeling she would have. Sad to see her go through this torture.

  13. Roo says:

    I had surgery to remove a parotid gland tumor about twenty years ago. They said that I would likely have some numbness and maybe the nerves would rewrite a bit weirdly after surgery. I do have mild numbness behind my ear – not a big deal – but the funniest and permanent side effect is that I sweat behind my ears when I have spicy food! 🤣

  14. A says:

    Meh, I don’t know. I am a young person right now, and I can’t say I exactly like my face at the moment either. I’m doing my best to look after my skin and all that, but honestly, if I already feel insecure about how I look right now, how much more insecure am I going to feel as I get older? Like, is that my only future? Constantly feeling bad about how I look? That sounds pretty sh-tty, I have to say.