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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.

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Demi Moore

Demi Moore has reportedly had her knees done. According to the Daily Mail, the star has reportedly been unhappy with how her knees looked and recently had them surgically altered. Here is their story (abridged):

Despite her enviable figure, Demi Moore, 43, always had one or two things she wanted to hide away - her knees.

After her flaw was pointed out to her, the mother of three - who is very conscious that actor husband Ashton Kutcher is 15 years younger than her - asked her plastic surgeon to see what he can do.

"Demi went to Brian Novack, who has already done work on her," a source close to the actress said. "He is a fantastic surgeon and his clients don't look like they've had surgery. Demi couldn't stand it that there was any part of her that is not perfect.

"She is also sensitive about her age, although Ashton has told her a million times he doesn't care about what she looks like because he loves her.

"A lot of her friends were trying to talk her out of having more surgery. Worrying about her knees, of all things, is just silly. She's lucky that's the only part of her left to sag!"

Knees are one of the hardest areas of the body to have done because there is nowhere to conceal the scarring.

"If you cut away skin there is going to be scarring," said plastic surgeon Alex Karidis of the Hospital of St John and St Elizabeth in North London. "If you have a neck lift you can hide the scarring behind the ear, but the knees are one of the most exposed areas of the body.

"I would always advise my clients against having knee surgery because it is impossible to hide. And even though the scarring might not be as bad as the sagging, it will be a telltale sign that you have had surgery."

The surgery added another £5,000 to the £220,000 tally of improving her body. Among the work she has allegedly had is liposuction to her hips, thighs and stomach, estimated to have cost £16,000, a £9,500 breast implant operation and £20,000 of work on her face.

After a string of film flops in the late Nineties and a difficult break up with her husband of 11 years, Bruce Willis, Miss Moore has enjoyed a comeback since having the main work done nearly four years ago.

What cosmetic surgeons believe Demi has had done:

• Liposuction to her hips, inner and outer thighs and stomach - £16,000
• Beast implants for 1996 film Striptease - £11,000
• Subsequent operation to reduce her breast implants and have a breast lift - £9,500
• Brow lift - £3,600
• Chemical facial skin peel - £10,000
• Collagen injections (per course) - £200
• Teeth veneered and laser whitening - £6,200
• A long-term diet and fitness routine, including nutritionist, personal trainer, yoga instructor and kick-boxing champion - £165,000
• Knees surgery - £5,000

Total: £226,500

I haven't checked the exchange rates in years, but last time I was in the UK, a U.S. dollar was worth about half a British pound. That puts the total amount she's estimated to have spent around $400,000! I would doubt some of the amount above, as a chemical peel should not cost 10,000 pounds and liposuction 16,000 pounds. If that was the case, I would retire at age 40!


Anonymous said...

So where would the surgeon hid the scar in knee surgery?

Dr. Tony Youn said...

It's hard to say. There are a number of new lasers on the market which are geared toward tightening up the skin, however. It is very likely that she had her knees tightened up using one of these. We have one in my office called the Cynosure Cynergy.

Indigo Wolf said...

Is it possible that they did a whole thigh lift?

Dr. Tony Youn said...

Doubt it, the scars would be too extensive.

ZZ said...

Hmm, interesting. I'm really curious as to how they did it! I really doubt they could have acheived it with lasers. Do you think, Dr. Youn, that she had any kind of facelift? It seems to me that her entire face is supersmooth and that there may be some abnormality where her neck meets her chin/cheek.

Anonymous said...

Wait till she sees her ankles now that she can see past her knees !

Anonymous said...

I think that if plastic surgery can make someone look so beautiful like she does now she took the best decisions if she decided for it. Demi is wonderful! And the all of you that think she is not are just jealouse!

Babydoll said...

Doctor Tony, I had lipo on my lower body in San Francisco in the year 2000, and it was upwards of 20 grand with hospital costs. It doesn't surprise me that she paid so much. I AM horrified that I paid so much. My body looks like an alien body and I have fat depositing itself in places it never did before. My doctor insisted on performing lipo in places I didn't really want it. My bad. I should have stuck to my guns or gone to a different doctor. Anyway, it CAN be quite expensive.

Anonymous said...

What's funny is that she still claims she's never had any work done. Does she think we'll all blind and she gets younger and better looking with age whereas the rest of the world gets older?