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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.

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Meg Ryan - Plastic Surgery and Lip Implants?





I like Meg Ryan. Her roles in When Harry Met Sally and Sleepless in Seattle are classics. But what the heck has happened to her lips???
Her lips do appear to have undergone quite a few changes over the years. She started au naturel (1st photo), then her lips seemed to enlarge and her mouth widen (2nd photo), and fairly recently (3rd and 4th photos) it appears that things are going back towards normal (or nearly that). Here is my take (totally unsubstantiated opinion here):

She appears to have had lip implants placed, most evident in her upper lip. Back in the late 90's many plastic surgeons used Gore Tex implants to "permanently" enlarge the lips. I put "permanently" in parentheses because most patients had them eventually taken out. The problem I see with Gore Tex implants (and most lip implants in general) is that they are too firm to look like normal lip tissue. This can cause the upper lip to look unnaturally stiff. In addition, it can also make the mouth look wider because the implant doesn't allow the lip to pucker normally. This result can be exaggerated with injectables like Restylane and Collagen, which surgeons use to enhance the borders of the lips.
Her lips do appear better now, possibly a result of removal of some or all of the implant, or maybe just due to laying off the additional lip injections. I like her the best before she appears to have had anything done.

Unlike what you see on many celebrities, lip enhancement doesn't always look fake. I enjoy using Juvederm at this time to enhance lips, because it's a very soft, natural-looking substance which seems to stick around for upwards of 6 months, possibly more.

At least she doesn't look like Lisa Rinna.

Check out cityrag.com's evaluation of Meg Ryan here.



Photo credit: 1st photo: urbanintimacy.org, 2nd photo: cityrag.com, 3rd photo: prphotos.com

Thanks for reading.

Michigan-based Plastic Surgeon
Anthony Youn, M.D.
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38 comments:

Anonymous said...

If you look at the pics on City Rag you can see a resemblence to Nicole Kidman. I wonder if they use the same plastic surgeon? They certainly both have the same lip and cheek enhancement and botox procedures imo.....

Robb Clayton said...

Here eyes have changed over the years too. The shape isn't as attractive as it was when she was younger.

Anonymous said...

gore-tex is a registered name with the dash included. there is no gore tex without a dash.

Anonymous said...

thank god the hyphen police read this blog... :)

Dr. Tony Youn said...

tell me about it...groan

Anonymous said...

Hyphen police .... get a life

Danafesto said...

I just watched her new movie "My Mom's New Boyfriend" and her face looks AWFUL.

Her eyes are weird, her mouth still looks way too puffy and wide, and when she smiles it's like pieces of her face are being pulled, kinda like a cabbage patch kid.

I think some people can get away with touch ups and tucks here and there, but on Meg Ryan, her face was just not working gracefully with the "lift". I feel bad for her.

Anonymous said...

I agree her face looks aweful. I watched the movie my moms new boyfriend and that is all I could see. Her mouth looks like the Joker in Batman. What was she thinking? She was so cute before.

Anonymous said...

I totally agree with danafesto.Actually i'm watching that movie right now and i stopped to google ''MEG RYAN PLASTIC SURGERY'' cause her face does look awful!It's unbelievable!She looks like Joker or sth.

Anonymous said...

I saw the movie tonight, her face looks terrible, I did not even recognize her except for her voice. She use to to be cute, either the surg. went bad, or she has overdone it. Please don't do what Michael Jackson has done.

Anonymous said...

I am watching "My Mom's New Boyfriend" and I just googled "plastic surgery" and "Meg Ryan".

She looks awful.

Anonymous said...

i am also watching my mom's new boyfriend. after seeing Meg Ryan in this film she looks horrible. i had to google how much plastic surgery she has had. she use to look so beautiful and she destroyed it with too much plastic surgery. Its hard to focus on the movie the only thing i can focus on is how bad meg ryan looks.

Anonymous said...

actually this is perfect now that Heath Ledger's dead. With Ryan they can wrap up the Joker's story line while saving $ on makeup

Anonymous said...

It's funny how many people stumbled on this site because they watched My Mom's New Boyfriend. I am one of them! :)

Anonymous said...

"It's funny how many people stumbled on this site because they watched My Mom's New Boyfriend. I am one of them! :)"

Ditto! I wonder if it's reversable. I feel bad for her.

Anonymous said...

I'm another one who stopped the movie to google MEG RYAN FACE, and ended up here. I couldn't believe it!

I'm so sorry for her.

Anonymous said...

haha I've done the same thing as well! -googling during the movie. I can't stop thinking how bad she looks throughout the movie! does she really think she looks good???!!

Anonymous said...

Can't watch Meg Ryan any more in a movie. She completely screwed up her "All-American girl" look. Maybe she will play the Joker in the next Batman movie with Christian Bale. Money doesn't buy everything. How horrible.

hms said...

Meg Ryan had a cute Irish face with thin, curled lips when she smiled. Some people look just great with the lips they were born with and she was certainly one of them.Put full, fat lips on them, and not only does it seem foreign to their facial features, but it look bulbous and goofy. She should have left well enough alone.

Anonymous said...

I turned on "my mom's new boyfriend" and thought, "who's that ugly woman!" Seriously, I didn't know it was Meg Ryan. She looks like she's had cheek implants and something to her eyes. I also feel sorry for her.
I hope whe stops before she destoys herself like M. Jackson.

BlackAmberMoon said...

Add me to the list of those who googled "Meg Ryan plastic surgery" and stumbled upon this post! It's more than just her lips; she has definitely had cheek implants, too. Her face looks terrible. I hope it's reversible! At least she still has a great figure.

Anonymous said...

It was 'The Women' for me. She looks like Nicholson in Batman. Poor cow.

Anonymous said...

LOL! I just finished "My Mom's New Boyfriend" too! I couldn't believe it's her. I wondered whether she had a plastic surgery, so I googled and ended up here. Her face looks very unusual. I'm sad that she chose to have plastic surgery. She was lovely back then.

Anonymous said...

I am having a hard time getting thru the mom's new boyfriend movie. I couldn't tell what she did ... her cheeks do NOT look right. She was so cute. If Sally Field and Farrah can age gracefully, why can't Meg. She had that same natural beauty. I wish the stars would get over themselves already. I don't think I can finish watching this movie....

Anonymous said...

Another who Googled "Meg Ryan Plastic Surgery" I was on a social networking site that had ads saying something like, "how does she look so young?" with a big pic of Meg Ryan.

I was like, "how does she look so waxwork freaky?" and a Google search landed me here. I'm relieved to learn I am not the only one who thinks she now looks like a female version of The Joker.

Matt said...

Yep, me too... I was watching the film and kept trying to figure out who the actress was... Her voice sounded so familiar. Pretty awful face...

Anonymous said...

You think you're the only one, and then you hit a page like this where everyone has done the same thing! Meg Ryan in My Moms New Boyfriend -- she looks freakish.I am 10 minutes into the movie and had to google to see if there was some explanation!!

Anonymous said...

My moms new boyfriend is awesome movie in which Meg Ryan looks like a blonde tart. And she has justified with her roll.
sudhir
sapience

Anonymous said...

I'm thinking Meg got cheek implants which is what is throwing everyone off..

Her eyes look so strange that she wears sunglasses even in her new movies.. so weird huh?

Anonymous said...

Just watching "The Women" and it's hard to watch as Meg Ryan's face is so weird looking. What the heck was she thinking? Her face looks terrible!

Anonymous said...

People started walking out the theater.. Meg ryan just looks so awful, people just can't take it anymore. My mom's new boyfriend could have been a great movie, but with meg ryan on it, it's more worth your money if you just leave and stop watching.

Im gonna have nightmares tonight.

Anonymous said...

I cant believe this but I am watching "my mom's new boyfriend" and thought Id google..What happen to Meg Ryans face. I cant even think what movie plot is about all I see is that joker face. I have to laugh they are all calling her beautiful in movie. I just want to say P-A-leaseeeeeee

Anonymous said...

Me too! Me too! Watching "mom's new boyfriend" and could not resist googling Meg Ryan and plastic surgery. She looks pretty bad with all that artificial lips and eyes and forehead and maybe nose and whatever else. Its a pity, she was so beautiful naturally. I think those rich people just dont know what to do with their money. HELP HAITI!

KB.

Jan said...

It's interesting that everyone feels the same way. Just typed in what happened to Meg Ryan's face? And here I am. I hope it's reversible. The plastic surgeon ought to be shot.

Nagryan said...

I really can't stand cheekbones that stick way out. It leaves a creepy looking dark shadow line from the nose to the mouth. It's gross. Fake lips are stupid too. When Harry Met The Joker.

Anonymous said...

If i was a plastic surgeon and she walked into my office. I would say, no can do. god made you as good as he/she could. To mess with it would be a sin and a breach of my Hippocratic oath to do no harm. Is that surgeon out of a job now ???

Anonymous said...

I think Meg Ryan looks terrible just like all the rest of hollywood who have that crap done to themselves. She use to be cute,
NOT NO MORE!

Anonymous said...

Wow, looks like I'm not alone. I am watching My Mom's New Boyfriend now and it is so painful to see Meg Ryan with that horrible plastic surgery. I hope there is a way for it to be reversed or I will never be able to watch her in a movie again. It is just so sad.