France’s famously reclusive First Lady of Botox has been hitting the campaign trail with her husband recently and showing off her plastic surgeons handy work. The thing is that instead of looking like a younger fresh-faced version of herself, Carla has joined the “cat face” club. Celebrities such as Madonna, Heather Locklear, Joan Rivers, Priscilla Presley, as well as many others have fallen victim to the cat face curse by taking to much of a good thing to far. While the “pillow face” is caused by using too much filler, the “cat face” is the result of having too much of everything — all done badly.
The cat face look is defined by soaring eyebrows, triangular visage and slanting eyes and is caused when too much Botox is given, especially in the center of the forehead. This makes the forehead very smooth and can cause the center of the brows to drop making the outer edges of the eyebrows fly up in a very artificial way. The second element of the cat face is cheek fillers. If too much is put in, the enlarged cheek presses against the eye, making it look smaller and slanted. This is especially obvious if the woman is smiling. Too much filler also gives the face a triangular look: wide at the cheekbones and comparatively narrow at the jaw. In moderation, this is a youthful shape; but in excess, it just adds to the feline quality. And if Botox has always been used to eliminate any lines, the smooth, artificial, cat-like shape is further emphasized.
Luckily for Carla temporary fillers will wear off between four and 18 months, depending on their thickness. Botox also wears off after four to six months. So, in most cases, an accidental cat face will vanish of its own accord.
Madonna has always been known for her ability to reinvent herself, but maybe the reinvention of her face has past it’s expiration date. From the above picture taken from early in her career, and the after taken as recently as December 2011, Madonna is looking pretty freaking good for a 53 year old Mom of 4… that is if you don’t ask her to turn her head or smile! The after picture featured below is Madonna just a couple of months before her facial fillers had had time to settle.
Granted, in the before picture she is not smiling but in the after shot it looks as though her cheeks are about to burst! Madonna has all the money in the world to pay the best Plastic Surgeons to nip and tuck her to look as beautiful as possible, but sometimes you need to know when to say when.
Our lady of Goop, Gwyneth Paltrow recently went on the record denying she has ever had any silicone or botox to OK! Germany. Gwyneth claims that she would never do any “gimmicky” forms of plastic surgery, and she “refuses” to do Botox (haha, LIES).
“Paltrow insists she wouldn’t use any “gimmicky” forms of surgery, but wouldn’t rule out having her breasts enhanced. The 38-year-old beauty has kids Apple and Moses and says without surgery, her breasts will never be what they were before pregnancy.
“Before I didn’t care about it. And I still refuse to use silicone, Botox or other of those gimmicks out of pure vanity. But a breast correction after breast feeding — why not? There’s actually nothing else to restore the original condition, isn’t there?” she laughed in an interview with the German edition of OK! magazine.”
Us Weekly even ran a story online called “Did Gwyneth Paltrow Botox Her Forehead?” after her apperance with the puffy, line free face. Gwyeth’s mom Blythe Danner gave some quotes to Us Weekly that suggest, in a round-about way, that Goop did in fact get ‘Toxed:
The day after daughter Gwyneth Paltrow, 38, stepped out looking especially fresh-faced, the actress, 67, hinted at her own dabbling at Wednesday’s Little Fockers premiere in NYC.“Well, I think we’ve all fooled around with it,” Danner told UsMagazine.com. “I won’t go into detail, but we all need a little help from our friends!”Continued the star, “I think, you know, we’ve got so much at our fingertips now, why not take advantage of it? There are extraordinary things that can help us now.” Still she told Us she’s not a fan of all plastic surgery. “I mean I can’t stand the big, puffy lips,” she said. “That stuff is just crazy! And the cheekbones that come out to here! I feel like, “Why do they think they have to do that?”
So was Blythe defending her daughters Botox and filler usage or was she just speaking in roundabout Hollywood terms?