Makeup is a powerful tool that is often used to enhance the already exemplary appearance of the celebrities we love to follow. It’s an integral part of everything from TV shows to photo shoots, to red carpet events, and we all know that people can look very different without it. We’ve all seen those comparison photos of stars with and without makeup, and the differences between the two can be quite astonishing. But could clever makeup application actually make it look like a person has had cosmetic surgery? As Shawn Booth of The Bachelorette fame has recently realized, makeup just might have more power than you might think.
Once Booth and the bachelorette, Kaitlyn Bristowe emerged on the After the Rose Ceremony live on air, fans noticed something a bit different about Shawn’s nose. Twitter exploded with rumors surrounding the star’s nose—discussing whether or not he’d gotten a nose job following the show. Compared to his headshot, the winning guy’s nose looked radically thin during the special.
During an interview with E! News, Shawn addressed the rumors: “I did not get any work done. I did not get a nose job and I keep hearing that today!” Shawn has a very simple explanation for why his nose looked so different all of a sudden—the makeup they used during the TV special. According to him and Kaitlyn, that’s the only explanation for why everyone suddenly was so sure he’d had work done. In Shawn’s own words: “It had to be the makeup because that was the first time I got the makeup done.”
While it’s not always easy to tell if a celebrity is being honest about whether or not they had plastic surgery, there’s much less opportunity for discreetness with constant public scrutiny and the rise of the internet. In this case, it doesn’t look like Shawn has anything to hide, and his reactions to the rumors seem very genuine. Makeup has long been used as a means to enhance the contours of the face, and it is certainly possible to create some radical illusions using just simple highlighting and shading.
The Potential of Rhinoplasty
Although Shawn did not get a nose job, the procedure itself is an extremely versatile and effective surgery that can address many different aesthetic and functional issues in the nose. Through a change as straightforward as removing a nasal hump or changing the size of the nose, the balance of the entire face can be improved as well. Rhinoplasty is a fairly major surgery, involving a couple weeks of downtime for healing.
If you’re not happy with your nose’s appearance, you have some options besides surgery. Rhinoplasty is a permanent solution to a myriad of problems, but it is not the right choice for everyone. If you’re clever with makeup, you can easily make yourself look different, but a more effective temporary fix is a “non-surgical nose job” using soft tissue fillers.
Injectable fillers can’t accomplish all the goals that surgical rhinoplasty can, but skilled application of these products can produce marked improvement in a variety of aesthetic issues for up to a year. The benefits of this procedure over surgical rhinoplasty include the lower costs, nonexistent downtime and recovery period, and the ability to test out a new look. This procedure requires the assistance of an expert plastic surgeon who has extensive experience in contouring the face with fillers.
Considering Surgery? It’s a Big Decision
If you’re considering rhinoplasty to improve a feature of your nose that makes you self-conscious or interferes with nasal function, then good for you. Investing in your happiness and quality of life is a positive step. However, you should keep in mind that rhinoplasty is a big decision, and not one to be made lightly. In order to undergo the procedure, you should be in good health and have realistic expectations about your eventual results.
If you would like to move forward with nasal surgery, or even a non-surgical procedure, then it’s time to seek the help of a skilled facial plastic surgeon. Rhinoplasty is one of the most difficult and complex types of cosmetic surgery available, and it takes a skilled and artistic surgeon to create good outcomes for patients. Dr. Shervin Naderi is a dedicated specialist, respected by other rhinoplasty experts in the field. If you would like to set yourself up for a successful procedure, call The Naderi Center in Herndon, VA (703-481-0002) or Chevy Chase, MD (301-222-2020) to schedule a consultation with Dr. Naderi.