Renee Zellweger has finally spoken out amid rumors she got plastic surgery, saying she did not get any, contradicting plastic surgeon assessments she got a facelift, brow lift and eyelid surgery.
Zellweger, 46, said her dramatically changed appearance is simply due to her being happier and healthier. “I’m glad folks think I look different!” Renee told People. “I’m living a different, happy, more fulfilling life, and I’m thrilled that perhaps it shows. My friends say I look peaceful. I am healthy.”
Zellweger set off plastic surgery speculation after showing off a wrinkle-free, smooth face at Elle magazine’s annual Women in Hollywood Celebration in Beverly Hills, California, Oct. 20. Renee called the plastic surgery rumors “silly,” saying she used to look haggard before because of her hectic, stressful lifestyle.
Zellweger said her peaceful life these days with boyfriend Doyle Bramhall has made her look and feel younger. “People don’t know me [as] healthy for a while,” she said. “Perhaps I look different. But I am different. I’m happy.”
Meanwhile, plastic surgery experts insist Zellweger did get surgery based on her dramatic before and after photos. Dr. Janet Prystowsky told StyleList it appears Renee had a facelift, eyelid surgery and fillers injected into her cheeks, to render them wrinkle-free.
“It looks to me as though Renee had a brow lift, eyelid lift and a facelift,” said Dr. Prystowsky. “The brow lift has raised her forehead too high and it looks like she may have even had hair transplants to bring her hairline down again because of the appearance of hairs at the hairline.
Dr. Lyle Back agrees. “She had an excellent facelift which has made her face much less puffy, rectangular and masculine-appearing,” said Dr. Back. “I think she actually looks much nicer now. She has also had her eyes nicely done, losing the heavy, tired look around her eyes.”
Celebrities getting plastic surgery is nothing new, but actresses such as Frances McDormand have slammed Hollywood’s plastic surgery and youth obsession, calling it neurotic and self-destructive. McDormand, 57 said she has not had any plastic surgery and is furious with friends who have caved in to pressure to get surgery to look young.
“I have not mutated myself in any way,” Frances said. “[My husband, director Joel Coen] literally has to stop me physically from saying something to people — to friends who’ve had work. I’m so full of fear and rage about what they’ve done.”