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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.

Friday, December 29, 2006

Mickey Rourke - Bad Plastic Surgery?



Has Mickey Rourke had a bad facelift? I think so. Notice how his sideburns appear obliterated. This is a telltale sign of a facelift. The skin of the face is pulled back so far that the skin with the sideburns is removed during the surgery. This is one of the things that most plastic surgeons attempt to avoid with their facelifts.
How can his sideburns be replaced? There are two possibilities. Some of the hair from his scalp can be rotated into place to become new sideburns or he can have hair transplant grafts placed to regrow them. I was taught how to do hair transplants by one of my mentors, Dr. Steven Ringler. It's such a tedious surgery that I don't have any interest in performing it. I'd rather stick pencils into my eyes.

Photo source: dlisted.com

Thanks for reading.
Michigan-based Plastic Surgeon
Anthony Youn, M.D.
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30 comments:

Anonymous said...

I assisted with hair transplant surgeries - and from my experience, the doctors part was very simple - he just excised the tissue and sutured the wound together - I was the "lucky" one who actually cut the grafts into single follicle grafts and placed them! I am surprised you would find it tedious. While the whole procedure did take several hours, the doctor I worked with spent most of it on his laptop while I placed grafts with the other assistants.

Dr. Tony Youn said...

I found it tedious because I actually do the surgeries and not surf the internet while the patient is paying me to do it :)

Anonymous said...

I agree that Mickey Rourke's plastic surgery does not look good. To the contrary, I think Leslie Stahl looks great. Any idea who did her surgery?

Anonymous said...

I think that the sideburns are the least of the problem here. Doctor Youn, what exactly went wrong here? I can tell that the telltale "tuck" in front of the ears of a facelift is so apparent even with the angle of this pic. But what horrifies me is the cheeks! What went wrong with this type of surgery that the cheeks ended up looking so unnatural?

Anonymous said...

this is really sad to see. He was a handsome guy at one time and now he looks like a train wreck.

Anonymous said...

Sideburn deformity aside, the real issues are twofold:
1) the surgeon or surgeons who over the years butchered Mickey are to blame. For Gods sake, it doesn't even look like him. Shame on them for not saying "enough is enough". It shows just how greedy some of these LA cosmetic surgeons really are.They'll do anything for a price.
2)This case also demonstrates how out of touch most celebrities are to reality. Mickey, or Sylvester, or Joan or Pamela(the list is endless) have no concept of what looks good(meaning natural) and what doesn't(meaning freakish). If people use celebrities as their role models,then God help us all! We'll end up like that classic episode of Twilight Zone where everyone has a pig snout.

Melpomene said...

He used to look SO good.
Now he looks like he was in some accident that melted his face.

Kris in Hawaii said...

Dr Youn, why don't surgeons just say no when celebs like this come knocking on their door for more work to be done when it is clearly not in their best iinterest? Isn't that unethical?

Mickey looks dreadful. He should have just let his face age naturally. Or have more subtle work done. Facelifts on men are just so obvious!

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Miss S said...

Dr. Youn, why does it seem that so many celebrities have had bad results? Do they pick bad doctors or do they demand results that are unrealistic and the doctors cave in? I would think that with their time and money, they'd have the patience to search and pay for someone top notch. This baffles me.

Dr. Tony Youn said...

It's hard to say why so many celebs have bad work done. I think it may have to do with all the photos that get taken of them. They are in the public eye, and any bad result makes news (and blogs). There are a lot of people out in the general population who have bad work done too. Believe me, I've tried to fix a lot of them.

Anonymous said...

I throw up nearly male cosmetic surgery meal due to food getting stuck. The probe tells the doctor which glands are bad and which ones male cosmetic surgery good.

Hair transplant said...

Sorry, bur Mickey looks like clown. From some scary movie

hair replacement said...

He need good hair replacement clinic

Anonymous said...

My thing itches.

Mickey said...

I'm Mickey Rourke, and you are mean. Sometimes a guy just likes to look pretty.

Wise Owl said...

Mickey is the best.I like him very much.

whocares said...

I think it's the SHIRT that makes the picture look so ugly. Mickey was able to pull this freaky mush off in "The Wrestler", so it can't be that bad. If he wouldn't be able to mutilate himself via creepy surgeons he'd be doing it with drugs and possibly hurt ppl more than just by scary appearance. Very entertaining.

dude said...

Dr., do you think Mickey's damage can be corrected through more plastic surgery or should he just quit while he's ahead (relatively speaking) ?

Sally said...

Now he looks like Ledger's "Joker". Why do people's obsession with defying aging leave them looking like a caricature of themselves?

Anonymous said...

he looks like a black man trying to look white.

Anonymous said...

Is Mickey Rourke's fate to mirror Michael Jackson?

Anonymous said...

He has had damage to his face due to his boxing career.

Anonymous said...

I don't think there's ANY bad plastic surgery. Mickey Rourke destroyed his face thru 4 years of boxing and actually required reconstructive surgery. Let's all get our facts straight before we pass judgement.

Anonymous said...

He's a great actor. I don't care what he looks like compared to what he looked like when he was twenty. I'm sure the majority of you passing judgement don't look so hot your damn self.

Anonymous said...

WHAT A SHAME!!

he used to be such a cutie pie!

Anonymous said...

Am I the only woman that loves to look at men's lips? Good god, Mickey's don't look anything like the cute, pouty, insolent ones he had when he was a babe! That's the real problem here. Face lift, I can live with that, but that mouth! UGH!

Anonymous said...

In 9 1/2 weeks he was so hot, I mean, hotter than Johnny Depp!

Best cosmetic surgeon said...

I'd rather stick pencils into my eyes. Ha ha.... or stick live wasps up my ass!

OMG!! the last comment "hotter than Johnny Depp!" how is that possible?

Johnny Depp is the sex.

Also Mickey Rourke's why the plastic surgery? You looked better before man.

henriette said...

very sad what he does whit his pretty face...i can,t understand why...