Did you know that even our beautiful Marilyn Monroe had plastic surgery and some tweaks along the way?  Take a look…

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The files are said to support long reported rumours that the Hollywood star went under the knife long before it became a regular occurrence for actresses.

The documents also include X-rays of Monroe’s skull and are expected to sell for up to $30,000 when they go under the hammer at Julien’s auction house in Beverly Hills next month.

Notes from the office of Hollywood plastic surgeon Dr Michael Gurdin, who Monroe first saw in 1958, suggest that her chief complaint was “chin deformity”.

They detail that she had undergone a cartilage implant procedure in her chin in 1950 but it had slowly begun to dissolve.

A spokesman for Julien’s said: “Those with knowledge of the implant procedure have explained that this was done in association with a tip rhinoplasty, a procedure involving the tip of Marilyn Monroe’s nose only.”

Doctors used the alias “Joan Newman” on the X-rays and listed her height as 5ft 6ins, and her weight as 115lb.

The following day Monroe was fired from the film Something’s Got to Give.

She died on August 5, 1962 from an overdose of barbiturates at the age of 36.

Martin Nolan, executive director of Julien’s, said: “Nobody really thought about Marilyn Monroe having plastic surgery. It was always speculation, did she or didn’t she? They thought she was such a natural beauty, they didn’t want to believe.”

The medical records also show that Monroe suffered a bout of neutropenia, an abnormally low number of white blood cells that fight off infection, while in the UK in 1956. The following year she had an ectopic pregnancy in New York.

Just goes to show you that even in the 1950’s when plastic surgery and tweaks were in its infancy, it was still done, and judging by how Marilyn turned out, it was done very well at that. Naturally we are not saying that everyone should go under the knife, but in realty, today you don’t even have to.  Ahhhhh kudos for modern aesthetics!

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/10367541/Marilyn-Monroe-had-plastic-surgery-on-chin-and-nose.html

What You Should Know About Wrinkle Fillers

Injectable wrinkle fillers can give you a more youthful look for a fraction of what a traditional facelift costs. Most will fill lines and wrinkles in less than 30 minutes with results that can last from 4 months to more than a year. Injectable wrinkle fillers, unlike Botox injections that relax the muscle under a wrinkle, fill the line, crease, or area with one of several different substances. As a result, trouble spots nearly disappear.wrinkle fillerWrinkle fillers can also be used as “volumizers,” plumping and lifting cheeks, jawlines, and temples; filling out thin lips, and plumping sagging hands.The treatment is fast and easy. But all wrinkle fillers have a downside, including the risk of allergic reaction and the formation of tiny bumps under the skin. In some cases, those bumps may be permanent. And sometimes, a bluish skin discoloration known as the Tyndall effect happens. The color change can last for several months, but there are treatments available. In very rare cases, skin cells may die if the wrinkle fillers are not used properly. There have also been a few reported cases of blindness and nerve paralysis. Typically, the wrinkle fillers that last longer are the ones more likely to cause side effects.Not every wrinkle-filler is right for every type of wrinkle. The least risks and best results come from using the right one correctly. That’s why you should only have fillers injected by a board-certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon with ongoing, special training.
Here is a breakdown of available wrinkle fillers. It includes their basic ingredients, how they work, their pros and cons, and the best areas for treatment. Your doctor can help you choose the right one for you.

Hyaluronic Acid Wrinkle Fillers

The most popular category of wrinkle fillers is hyaluronic acid. Each type works in a slightly different way with varying results.

Side effects are rare but can include redness, swelling, and bruising at the injection site. The filler may also show up under the skin as tiny bumps. This is a problem that often improves over time.

How long the results last varies from several months to over a year or two. Some research shows that repeated injections may help stimulate the body’s own natural production of collagen. That will help reduce the number of lines and wrinkles. There is also some evidence that less filler is needed over time to achieve the same look.

Hyaluronic wrinkle fillers include:

  • Belotero Balance
  • Captique
  • Elevess
  • HylaForm
  • Juvederm 24HV
  • Juvederm 30
  • Juvederm 30HV
  • Juvederm Ultra
  • Juvederm Ultra Plus
  • Juvederm Voluma XC
  • Perlane
  • Perlane-L
  • Prevelle Silk
  • Restylane
  • Restylane-L
  • Restylane Silk

http://www.webmd.com/beauty/facial-fillers/wrinkle-fillers-what-you-should-know