Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Alexa Ray Joel Plastic Surgery Before and After Facelift and Nose Job

Christie Brinkley and Alexa Ray Joel get mother/daughter plastic surgery, report says

Alexa Ray Joel talked to People magazine about her new nose job, saying she felt “really good” about the new schnoz.

But Star magazine said that’s just half of the story.

The celebrity tabloid is reporting that mom Christie Brinkley went in for a “mini face lift” at the same hospital within 24 hours of her daughter’s operation.

Joel said of her own surgery that  “I was self-conscious of pictures taken from the side. To some people that’s vain, but at the end of the day, we all want to feel pretty.”

Alexa tells People magazine she couldn't be happier with her new nose...

"I was thinking about getting this for years," says the 24-year-old. "[My nose] always bothered me a little bit. I was self-conscious of pictures taken from the side. To some people that's vain, but at the end of the day, we all want to feel pretty."

It seems like life and culture run in cycles with what’s old becoming new again.

Back in 2005, at the height of the plastic surgery boom, a common occurrence was for couples – husbands and wives, parents and siblings, boy-and-girl friends, gal pals and others – to go under the knife together.

That’s exactly what supermodel Christie Brinkley and her singer-songwriter daughter Alexa Ray Joel did recently.

Moreover, they had cosmetic surgery for all the right reasons!

When interviewing potential patients, plastic surgeons look for the appropriate motivation for having plastic surgery.

Wanting to look like a celebrity, wanting to feel better after a divorce or because somebody else wants you to look better just does not cut it.

Typically, the green light is given when the patient says something to the effect that a particular body part or feature has always been:

 Anyone with eyes can see that Alexa has inherited 99 percent of her mother’s beauty and, apparently, all of Billy Joel’s music talent. So why, many ask, should such an already attractive, gifted person have cosmetic plastic surgery?

Alexa told People Magazine: “I was thinking about this for years..my nose always bothered me a little bit. I was self-conscious of pictures taken from the side.”

Boom! Rhinoplasty is a done deal for New York board-certified plastic surgeon Norman Rowe, M.D. who also performed a mini face lift on mom Christi. Alex’s nose is not radically different; a front view shows just a slightly slimmer nose. (We would love to see a profile!)

Looking at the before and after plastic surgery pictures, you can see Christi’s changes are also very slight, with a lower blepharoplasty (eye bag removal) and softening of the nasolabial lines, the facial folds that run from the corner of the nose to the edge of the mouth.

We would love to see a before and after of her neck. The most prominent neck muscle, the platysma, starts creating a so-called turkey gobbler neck about Christi’s current age (56) and can often use surgical tightening. (Look at some before and after neck surgery pictures.)