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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.

Thursday, April 27, 2006

Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie has made the cover of People's Most Beautiful People issue. I've had a lot of people ask me what I think about her lips. I believe that Angelina is one of the few people in Hollywood who is blessed with naturally full, luscious lips. While she may get some help from collagen at times, she appears to be as natural as can be. One way to tell if lips are natural or done is to compare the upper to the lower lip. The lower lip is naturally approximately 1.5 times the size of the upper lip. People who have their lips done poorly often have upper lips which are the same size or larger than their lower lips. Two others whom I believe also have naturally large lips are Scarlett Johanssen and Julia Roberts. Sorry, Lisa Rinna.



Jude C said...

Out here in San Diego we see plenty of obvious and often bad plastic surgeries. The worst kind, in my book, are the overzealously done lip injections. The kind where the lips are puffy, stretched out, and stiff-looking, kind of like a duck's bill. Yeesh. I've got nothing against plastic surgery, but when it's bad, is it ever terrible.

Great blog, by the way--I'm glad I found this--and, as always, yay for Asians!

Jude C said...

Oops, sorry for the double post, but I wanted to mention, did you see Zhang Ziyi in the 100 Most Beautiful? Either the picture was weird, or else she's had that eyelid surgery done...

Dr. Tony Youn said...

I haven't seen her yet, but have seen some photos of her in the past. I've had some Asian patients ask to have eyes like hers. A high percentage of Asian women develop the "double fold" naturally, so it is possible that she has natural folds. To my eye, she looked like they were natural or done using a less invasive, suture technique.

Jude C said...

Check out the new picture. They look weird now--much more rounded than before, and the fold is more pronounced. She looks a bit odd compared to before.

kimmy277 said...

Sorry to dissapoint you, but I've seen lots of pics of Julia Roberts in high school and let me tell you she was lipless (on the top lip) her upper lip is FOR SURE been augmented.......

Dr. Tony Youn said...

I may stand corrected!

Anonymous said...

I think that Angelina Jolie's lips are naturally huge, but today the proportion of upper lip to lower lip looks somehwat different than it did in early pictures of her. The bottom lip was always huge, but the upper lip was disproportionately small. The edges of the upper lip specifically look different--much fuller, giving her mouth a very different look. If I hadn't seen those early pictures so many times, I too would think her lips were natural. Just my opinion.

Anonymous said...

Okay--here's a link to a photo of Angelina Jolie at age 13. The lips were huge. But now they look different, don't they? The proportions are different. And could you comment on her nose?
Thanks, Dr. Youn!

Dr. Tony Youn said...

Thanks for the comments. I will focus more on Angelina's lips in an upcoming post. Hopefully that will shed some light!

Brandy said...

Don't get me wrong I think Angelina is beautiful but she has had work done, particularly her nose. It looks thinner in the past few years as compared to early pics of her. I also think her lips have been done, but in a tasteful manner. She's always had full lips but as someone has mentioned, ahe's had something done to them.

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Anonymous said...

Okay, I've got another question about changes over time to Jolie's face. Now, please don't get me wrong--I'm not anti-cosmetic surgery, and if Angelina has had work done, someone (or multiple someones) did a really wonderful job.

So the question is, why are her cheeks so flat in earlier photos?

Prominent, full cheekbones run in my family, and those of us who have the trait developed the cheeks at a pretty early age, as early as 8 to 10 years old, as our bone structures matured. Yet Jolie, even as late as in her 1995 appearance in the movie "Hackers," had what I would call shallow-looking cheeks.

Googling terms such as "Angelina Jolie Hackers" will bring up photos from this era of her face.

Can you shed some light on this aspect of her appearnce, too, Doc?


Anonymous said...

face said...

To me angelina face looks 100% natural, she may have cosmetic surgery done on her body, i don't know

Dr. Tony Youn said...

One very nice treatment to augment the cheeks is fat grafting. This is where the fat of the tummy or thighs is transferred to the cheeks. Also, be sure to examine photos of her with similar expressions. Smiling will make her cheeks look much fuller, even if they are a bit deflated otherwise.

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Anonymous said...

Natural lips = 1.5 times larger than the upper lip?
For me it's closer to 1, and I've never had any kind of surgery done (except for getting my tonsils removed). I don't have huge lips, but I do have lips that are more big than small. I don't know about others, but I at least have no problems making my lips appear 1/3 of their defaul size, and I can puff them up to look slightly larger than their default size, through just moving the muscles at my lips differently. I've found it easy to train myself to keep my mouth a certain way by default, to make the more pouty/large look seem as the normal size. I don't think everything has to be a matter of surgery. Sometimes people just learn to use certain ways instead of others, to achieve a result they're more fond of.

Kat said...

I've had people inappropriately ask me if my lips have been plumped, either because they're full or because my upper lip is slightly larger than my lower lip, but they've never been touched. It's genetic. My mom had the same lips, so I think this generalization about the upper lip is false.

In addition, if you look at older photos of Angelina, you'll see her lips didn't look like this...neither did her hair or breasts, but that's another story I suppose.

ZZ said...

Angelina has definitely had lower lip reduction, as can be observed from the goodplasticsurgery website link that someone left. Definitely had rhinoplasty, I don't think anyone can contest that. Not sure about the cheek implants, however. Could be that nowadays she's extremely thin (as compared with that 15 year old pic) and it accentuates her zygomatic arches (ie. cheekbones). (I'm a med student.)

Anonymous said...

I've always had huge lips and my top one is exactly the same size as the bottom one. Now thanks to Angie and all the crazies that have Angelina envy my lips appear small in comparison to theirs. :)
Strange to see that she's had lip reduction!

Did you know that when actors get an agent and manager, they're invariably referred to a plastic surgeon? And more than 90% of them go for it. They're often pressured into it. "If you want to work in this town.." "so and so had it done..." Nothing wrong with their choices (if it's theirs) except for keeping it hush hush. Makes normal people feel deformed. They should all show their before pix! You should have a few blogs about newscasters and their nose jobs. Even men have a lot of plastic surgery, especially rhinoplasty. (I knew a few mega stars before they were famous...)

Anonymous said...

Hi Dr Youn, just discovered your blog. I totally agree that AJ's lips are natural as it has a lot to do with her jaw structure. She has a slight prognathic mandible which kind of pushes her lips out a bit. I know a bit about it because I used to have a prognathic mandible, had orthognathic surgery and lo and behold, my thick lips became thinner and cuter.

I agree with the other comments that she would have had rhinoplasty. Whatever it maybe, it's good work and has enhanced her looks. Examples of other good surgeries - JLo, Brittany Murphy, Jessica Simpson. Ironically, most celebs or wannabe celebs nowadays look worse after surgery than before.

Apple said...

Surgical help or not, Angelina has good lips. There are also non surgical options for Fuller lips

Anonymous said...

I really can't believe that Dr.Youn and some other posters have said Angelina's overly freakishly huge lips which are not only too big for a woman's or any man's face for that manner,but the shape and appearance of them looks just likes a trout fish!

I truly think she is ugly because of her mouth,and I can't even look at her! I have found many people on message boards including many hetereosexual men who are saying exactly what I'm saying that they find her ugly,or unattractive because of her huge fish looking lips!

Marilyn Monroe had a normal full mouth,and Elizabeth Taylor also had a pouty lower lip but they had beautiful shaped mouths that were not overly huge and weren't shaped like a trout! Scarlet Johanson has big lips too which I think are too big also but at least they have a pretty shape and don't look like fish lips!

If I had Angelina's lips I would be cursed not blessed! I would have the size reuced to a *normal* size and I would want the shape changed from the fish looking lips!

Anonymous said...

I meant to say that I can't believe or understand how Dr.Youn and some other posters have said they think Angelina's overly abnormal huge ugly trout shaped lips look good!!!!!

Anonymous said...

^^so by that logic you'd think Arican Americans are ugly too? Please, don't be so narrow minded, beauty comes in all shapes and sizes and colours and configurations.

She's had a nose job that she's admitted to but even pre nose job she was a beautiful girl. Some people are just blessed. Get over it.

Anonymous said...

Angelina Jolie does have naturally large lips; however, her lower lip has been surgically REDUCED and her upper lip plumped. If you look at pictures of her from 10 years ago her lower lip was grotesquely large. It looked like a deformity. Her lips are now more in harmony.