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I'm a Michigan-based Board Certified Plastic Surgeon who has been featured on Dr. 90210. The info here is my opinion alone and should not be taken as fact or as medical advice. I've not treated any of the celebrities presented here.

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Tawny Kitaen




Here she goes again... What is going on with Tawny Kitaen? She's of Whitesnake fame and is on the current season of "the Surreal Life" on VH1. Tawny is quite a bit different than before, and appears to have had a good deal of plastic surgery. Starting from the top, she looks like she's had a brow lift with Botox, as her forehead is wrinkle-free and doesn't move. It's not visible on this "after" photo, but her brows are considerably higher than they used to be. She also appears to have had upper and lower eyelid lifts, which have taken away from the heavier look that her upper eyelids used to have. Her eyes now look more round and small, which can be a consequence of eyelid surgery.
Her cheeks are consistent with cheek implants, causing them to be fuller and rounder than they used to be. I am not a fan of these plastic implants, because they tend to look stiff and make the smile look odd. Instead, I tend to use fat grafting, which is MUCH more realistic-looking and doesn't have that "stiff" look.
She also appears to have had her lips augmented, likely with restylane or collagen.
It seems that every season of "the Surreal Life" has someone who looks like they've had considerable plastic surgery performed (i.e. Chyna and Janice Dickinson), so Tawny fits the bill well. I find this one of those shows which I can't help but watch on the weekends when they play several episodes back to back...

6 comments:

CatsEye said...

Her cheekbones do look very goofy now. You just know with a name like Tawny Kitaen she'd end up with some serious plastic surgery...

Don't some people, though, opt for the hard plastic cheek implants because those are permanent, as opposed to fat grafting and/or injectable synthetic fillers?

Could you elaborate a little how eyelid surgery can make eyes look smaller? The round I can understand, if, say, upper lids are no longer resting upon the lashline and kind of pushing things down, but can eyes look smaller after surgery from the lower lids being pulled too tight, or something? Kenny Rogers' eyes look smaller now almost like they're pulled too tight from the sides, which I also don't understand...

Cheers-
CatsEye

Dr. Tony Youn said...

There are many surgeons who use the hard plastic implants because they are more experienced with them than fat grafting. Fat grafting, contrary to some opinions, can be very permanent. It's just a matter of how much stays (usually 30-70% in my experience). Hard implants can also move or shift, necessitating a second surgery.
As far as eyelids, when they are pulled too tight, they tend to make the eyes look smaller. It may be an optical illusion, or it may just be the vector of pull. Thanks for the comments!

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