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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, October 19, 2007

Chuck Hagel - Politician Most in Need of Plastic Surgery


I recently had a magazine ask me which male celebrities are most 'in need' of plastic surgery but haven't had anything done. Lots of politicians came to mind, including Bill Clinton (lower eyelid bags), John Kerry (oops, he already had Botox), and John McCain (saggy neckline). It seems that politicians don't appear to get as much plastic surgery as most other famous people (with the possible exception of Nancy Pelosi).
The person who always struck me as being a great candidate for plastic surgery is Senator Chuck Hagel, he with the hound dog eyes. Everytime I see him on Meet the Press or the Evening News, I can't help but think how much more awake and alert he would look with an upper and lower blepharoplasty. Heck, his upper eyelids are so droopy his congressional health insurance plan would probably cover his upper blepharoplasty anyways!

Upper blepharoplasty is one of the only aesthetic plastic surgeries that can, at times, be covered by health insurance. If your eyelids are so droopy that you have problems seeing due to the hanging skin, you may be a candidate for an insurance upper blepharoplasty. I quite often refer potential patients to an optometrist for evaluation first, as the visual field testing they perform is key to determining benefits. I expect someday the insurance companies will find a way to get out of paying for this surgery.

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

Anonymous said...

Yeah, the days for getting upper lid bleph paid for is indeed numbered. Coded as a ptosis repair, with supporting perimetry data may get partial payment if submitted with a blepharoplasty and browplasty, which are harder to get paid (and Hagel seems to need a browplasty as much if not more than an upper bleph; he has that common lateral dermatochalasis with compressive descent of the lateral eyelid skin. I bet if you raised his brow a little, a good bit of that folded skin would disappear. And does McCain ever need a necklift!)

Anonymous said...

it seems that if there is even a hint of something minor, like botox or too much of a tan on our politicians, the press jumps on it.
i imagine the politicians are afraid to do anything too noticable as they will be portrayed as vane. chuck hagel is a handsome man but a little work would certainly make him look better.

Anonymous said...

Surely you jest, Dr. Youn...

Chuck Hagel's hooded eyelids and rugged, lived-in face help to make him an absolute middle-aged hunk!

Anonymous said...

"lived in face": I agree. He looks great :-). The whole analysis is a joke, all in IMHO, of course. And by the way, John Kerry never had botox.

Kris in Hawaii said...

Hands down, the politician most in need of plastic surgery is unquestionably Joe Lieberman! Could you even fix the bowser look on him?

Anonymous said...

Are all of these comments about Hagel's good looks written by Hagel himself? I had no idea he had reached heartthrob status... ;)

Anonymous said...

Mr Big got his bags done recently...hurray!! It looks like he did it before starting to shoot the Sex and The City movie and before starting this new season of Law and Order!!Good job on his part. Makes him look so much better!!!

stockton dentist said...

The press is always amplifying things, nice article!

Anonymous said...

Fred Thompson is the politician most in need of a lower lid bleph and just an entire face lift in general. Just looking at him is enough to benefit his opponents.

Chris said...

I am no Republican, but indeed Chuck Hagel is one handsome man.