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Anne Robinson Facelift Fail: The Weakest Link May be Excess

by | Oct 9, 2015 | Blog

At About Face, we believe that everyone has the right to make changes to their appearance in order to look and feel their very best. That being said, I consider it my responsibility as a medical and aesthetic professional to guide patients in their decision-making based on my extensive experience in facial rejuvenation.

Unfortunately, many patients, even the so-called “rich and famous,” can be led astray. Take the case of television personality Anne Robinson. She’s been in the public eye for nearly 25 years. In this post, I’d like to take a closer look at Anne Robinson’s facial transformation and talk about the risk of excessive cosmetic surgery.

The Quest to Be Picture Perfect with Cosmetic Surgery

While at the height of her fame on The Weakest Link, she had facial surgery and spoke candidly about it in the press.

“I had a facelift…because I didn’t want to look like my mother.”

At the time, she was applauded for being so outspoken. More recently, however, the tables have turned on the former television star. Dubbed the “Queen of Mean” for her acerbic wit and sharp tongue, Robinson has received her own fair share of tongue lashing in the tabloids for her choices in cosmetic enhancement.

Four years after her first facial surgery, the face and figure-conscious Robinson spent close to $20,000 on a second facelift. At that time, she was skewered for not taking care of her fleshy “bingo wings,” too. More recently, the 70-year-old was dubbed “unrecognisable” when she was seen in London.

Her changed face has given rise to rumours that she has gone under the knife yet again, one too many times.


Dr Marcells Answers the Question: How Long Does a Face Lift Last?

It’s not surprising that Robinson has had multiple procedures. A deep plane facelift, one of the procedures that we offer at About Face, is considered the gold standard in facial rejuvenation. The results are long lasting, but they are not permanent.

Dr Barry Jones, former president of the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, presented scientific evidence regarding the duration of the benefits of a deep plane facelift:

“This study provides validated evidence for the first time that positive aesthetic changes from facelift surgery are maintained over several years with 76% of patients still looking better more than five-and-a-half years after deep plane facelift surgery than they did before.”

About Face Recommends 5 Alternatives to Multiple Facelifts

Despite a surgeon’s best efforts, facial skin can only be manipulated to a certain degree. Instead of going under the knife, there is a range of non-surgical treatments to rejuvenate the face. Some mimic the effects of facelift procedures, while others serve simply to make the complexion more radiant.

At About Face, our patients can choose from affordable, effective, non-invasive treatments including:

  1. Volume Augmentation with Dermal Fillers
  2. Wrinkle Treatments with Muscle Relaxants
  3. Micro Peels
  4. Photo Rejuvenation
  5. Microdermabrasion

Would you like to know more? That’s what we’re here for! To discover how an expertly performed deep-plane facelift and non-surgical treatments can rejuvenate your appearance, please use our online enquiry form or call us on 1300 555 095.

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Past President – Australasian Academy of Facial Plastic Surgeons

Dr George Marcells is known for excellence in facial plastic surgery and is considered a true master of rhinoplasty. He performs advanced surgical techniques to restore balance and harmony to the face and can also resolve functional issues such as breathing difficulties.

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