DAILY MAIL , APRIL 2015
DR PAPAGEORGIOU IS FEATURED AS AN EXPERT COSMETIC SURGEON COMMENTING ON THE FACES OF BARBARA STREISAND, JANE FONDA AND ROBERT REDFORD
“With their smooth faces and rictus smiles, they could be waxwork models. When Robert Redford was reunited with Jane Fonda and Barbra Streisand on the red carpet this week, the trio looked a fraction of their years. Jane, 77, had barely a wrinkle, 78-year-old Robert’s skin glowed and Barbra, 73, flaunted a crepe-free decolletage.
Here, cosmetic surgery experts analyse what they have most likely done — and spent — to stay youthful.”
“Plastic surgery in the Eighties was more aggressive than it is now, involving pulling the skin and removing tissues,’ says Dr Costas Papageorgiou, a leading facial plastic surgeon in London’s Marylebone. ‘She may have had quite harsh work done then that she is trying to soften. She’s definitely had fillers in her cheeks to round them out.’
Those dreamy blue eyes made him a heart-throb in the Eighties, but as age crept in they began to droop at the edges. Dr Papageorgiou says Robert looks as if he’s had a lift to open out his eyes.
‘When men have an upper eyelift, surgeons remove the skin and soft tissue in the lid, which exposes the tarsal plate, a platform of skin above the eye.
‘Most men don’t have this on show, but men who undergo eye surgery do — and this can make the face look slightly feminine. Robert’s is subtle, but it’s definitely there, suggesting he’s had upper blepharoplasty.’ Cost: £3,000 ($4,600).
Barbra’s unique nose has always been her most notable feature and she has spoken about refusing a nose job at the age of 18. She worried surgery might affect her vocal cords — and to this day retains the strong profile that made her famous.
But facial expert Dr Papageorgiou suspects at some point she may have had a ‘mild reshaping’ of her nose, in the form of non-invasive rhinoplasty, where fillers are injected to get a smoother line in the nose. ‘It no longer has the hump in the bridge and the tip is less pronounced, so it looks as if she’s had something subtle done.’ Cost: £500 ($770).
Barbra has none of the crepe-like skin that haunts many a middle-aged woman’s neck and chest: hers is taut and line-free. Dr Papageorgiou adds: ‘You simply can’t achieve a neck and jawline that defined at her age without assistance. Non-invasive surgery to give that extra lift can have a really dramatic effect.’ Cost: £2,500 ($3,840).