Celebrities are no strangers to the pressure of maintaining their youthful appearance while under the constant scrutiny of the public eye.
Despite attempts to keep their cosmetic procedures private, fans with keen eyes often spot the telltale signs of their favorite Hollywood stars going under the knife.
Back in 2011, Megan Fox fought back against trolls by uploading images to a Facebook album titled ‘Things You Can’t Do with Your Face when You Have Botox.’
Meanwhile, rumors have circulated for years regarding Mission Impossible actor Tom Cruise, now 60, and whether he has undergone any surgical enhancements.
Speculation has focused on the possibility of a nose job, hair transplant, and Botox treatments.
When Playboy magazine asked Tom in 2012 if he had undergone surgery, he categorically denied it, stating, “I haven’t and never would.”
In July 2021, he was seen attending Wimbledon, appearing much like his usual self.
However, in October of the same year, while at a basketball game, onlookers noticed that his face appeared more swollen and puffy than usual.
Dawn Attewell, a Registered Aesthetics Nurse at therapyhouse.co.uk, shared her professional opinion with FEMAIL, attributing Tom’s altered appearance in the October 2021 pictures to “excessive filler” and “post-procedure swelling.”
She explained, “In the infamous October 2021 picture, you can see that Tom looked swollen and puffy, which could be due to excessive filler, post-procedure swelling, or weight gain.” According to Attewell, the combination of procedures like a platysmal plasty or neck lift, along with a mid-facelift, could result in such swelling.
It appears that fans speculating about Tom’s potential hair transplant may have been onto something. Cosmetic surgeon Alice Henshaw, speaking to The Sun, noted, “At almost 60, Tom’s hairline has remained relatively the same, although slightly thinning, which does suggest he may have had hair transplants.” Alice also believes that the actor has likely had filler injected under his eyes and around his mouth and nose in the past.
not tom cruise debuting his face lift and botox on paris hilton tiktok https://t.co/OXGl9uaWKm
— piwwow pwincess (@brattyboochie) October 21, 2022
While celebrities may attempt to keep their cosmetic procedures hush-hush, observant fans and industry experts often pick up on the subtle changes that can indicate a visit to the surgeon’s office.
Tom Cruise doesn’t believe in psychiatric medicines, but he sure believes in Botox, fillers and facelifts! pic.twitter.com/V9aenL61NV
— AL (@MissSchliez) October 10, 2021
As the allure of eternal youth persists in Hollywood, the speculation surrounding the cosmetic choices of famous faces is likely to continue.
One. Kelly McGillis is like 6 years older than Tom Cruise. Two she looks like any natural 64 year old would look while our man is a 59 year old walking talkin' Scientology following botox merchant.
This is one of his recent photos btw. pic.twitter.com/FWAXg3CJcP
— Declan Rice to Arsenal propaganda account (@Arm_Of_Bucky) May 9, 2022