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Saturday, December 02, 2006

Dick Van Dyke - Bad Cosmetic Surgery?

I went to watch the movie "Borat" a few nights ago with my wife. In the previews, we saw the trailer for Ben Stiller's "Night at the Museum." Dick Van Dyke is one of the stars in the movie. On the big screen, I was surprised to notice that his lower eyelids look retracted. Click here to see a recent photo of him.
One of the complications of lower eyelid blepharoplasty is retraction of the lids, creating dry eyes with too much of the white (sclera) of the eyeballs showing. His eyes look inflamed and irritated, which often occur with eyelid retraction. Could he have had a lower blepharoplasty gone astray?

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Michigan-based Plastic Surgeon
Anthony Youn, M.D.


Anonymous said...

He just looks like he has ectropion, which is more often a result of getting old.
When you say "lower eyelid blepharoplasty" you are being redundant. Blepharoplasty always involves the eyelid.

Anonymous said...

Disappointed that you made reference to you/wife seeing the movie, Borat.
That movie is not deserving of any 'plugs,' intentional or unintentional. Billed as hilariously funny, it was, in fact, filthy -- designed to dishonor and trample underfoot society's moral values and taboos. Sorry that the movie made one cent off of me.
Boo ...

Dr. Tony Youn said...

Anon#1: I know "lower blepharoplasty" is redundant. The general public may not all know what blepharoplasty or ectropion mean.

Kris in Hawaii said...

ha, you are right... we don't know what those words mean, but we may be pretty sure we suffer from them when we reach our mid 40s. ;)

Dick Van Dyke has always been one of my favorites. At least he aged more gracefully than Mary Tyler Moore, who looks like she's had too much done.