Gwen Stefani’s Secret to Staying Youthful Past the Big 40

Gwen Stefani is known for her eclectic and creative fashion choices. We remember her amazing baggy pants in the “Don’t Speak” video and the pretty blue dress she wore in “I’m Just a Girl.” Later, she sported fabulous pink hair in “Simple Kind of Life” that made many women consider bleaching and dying their own locks.

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Stefani could always manage to look tough and sweet all at once. And when she married Gavin Rossdale, they were a match made in musical heaven.

But at 44 years old, how does Stefani manage to maintain the youthful glow of a 20 something?

Stefani hasn’t openly admitted to having plastic surgery, but plastic surgeon, Dr. Anthony Youn explained that it’s likely that Stefani has had a nose job, blepharoplasty surgery (eyelid lift), Botox injections, and skin resurfacing. Dr. Youn explained that Stefani’s forehead is rather smooth for a woman of her age, and it is likely that she uses Botox to keep this region looking smooth and youthful.

Dr. Youn says that Stefani’s blepharoplasty was likely conservatively performed by a skilled plastic surgeon.

Blepharoplasty, or eyelid lift, can help reduce the appearance of bags under the eyes, and eliminate the appearance of sagging skin over the eyelids. As we age, the skin over and around our eyes loses its elasticity. Gravity pulls this skin downward. This sagging skin makes the eye area look more aged. Properly performed, the results of an eyelid lift can be rather dramatic in terms of reducing the signs of age. The surgery can also be used to help improve a person’s vision when sagging eyelids get in the way of the eye even when the lid is opened.

Eye lifts however, will not eliminate crow’s feet or wrinkles around the eye. In this case, Botox or other skin smoothing techniques are best used.

Who is a good candidate for eyelid surgery? Most candidates are over 35, are in good health, and have realistic expectations about what the surgery can accomplish. It is important to discuss your aesthetic goals with a plastic surgeon skilled in performing the blepharoplasty procedure. Poorly-performed, the procedure can distort the eye shape and result in a less than ideal look. For this reason, it is imperative that patients seek out a doctor who is experienced and who can help you discuss the best procedure given your needs and goals.

Gwen Stefani, if she did in fact go under the knife, found a plastic surgeon able to perform a subtle eyelid lift procedure. Her beautiful results highlight the importance of finding a plastic surgeon who is capable and experienced.

Dr. Leonard Grossman is a plastic surgeon in Brooklyn who has been performing the blepharoplasty procedure for years. Dr. Grossman’s patients experience minimal discomfort and shorter recovery times than average. His results are often rather dramatic and beautiful. If you are interested in discovering what an eyelid lift can do for your look, contact Dr. Leonard Grossman’s offices today for an initial consultation.

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