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More Celebrity Plastic Surgery or Strategic Makeup?

Posted by Dr. Julian De Silva | March 5th, 2015

Uma Thurman’s recent red carpet appearance drew a lot of attention from the press for her “drastic change in appearance.” Many media outlets have speculated on plastic surgery she may have undergone, recalling the plastic surgery speculation furor that happened after Renee Zellweger’s recent changed appearance as well. Many of my patients are now asking – has Uma really had work done?

Uma Thurman Before and After


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Though Uma’s new look is very different from her previous red carpet styling, these differences are more due to makeup and styling than plastic surgery. Her eyebrows have been styled much straighter and fuller than before, which makes her look younger. Her hair is slicked back, which allows her features to stand out more than her previous loose face framing locks. Her makeup artist also used more contouring techniques to highlight her cheekbones.

Through these cosmetic changes, we can still see that the fundamental facial structure has stayed consistent. Her eyelid spacing has not changed, which was one of the big indicators with Renee Zellweger’s rumored blepharoplasty.  Uma’s red lips may draw more attention, but they are still the same size and shape as before, and her nose has stayed the same as well. Her skin texture is very smooth and luminous, but this is not a drastic departure from a picture taken of her a year previously, and the makeup artist responsible for her look has explained the steps he took to create such a dewy effect.

The Effect of Makeup

Uma’s pictures really highlight how important a tool makeup is in changing a person’s look. By minimizing eye makeup and highlighting the skin and lips, Uma’s makeup artist managed to create a look that caused plastic surgery speculation frenzy.  Mascara and eyeliner in particular can greatly change the shape and look of a person’s eyes.

Uma Thurman’s Look Will Not Work For Everyone

Uma’s look was much more high fashion than previous, and it is important to note that this type of look will not suit everyone. Uma has very bright, stand-out eyes that pop even without eye makeup, whereas most people tend to emphasize their eyes to make them look bigger or change their shape with makeup. Her skin is also smooth and wrinkle-free; this allowed her makeup artist to focus on strategies that would provide a youthful, radiant effect. Rather than a matte foundation for the face, he used a glowing foundation layered with a dewy mist to provide a luminous effect. This would not work on older people with wrinkly skin, as the makeup would settle into the folds more visibly.

Non-Surgical Procedures For A Rejuvenated Look

More mature individuals who wish to look radiant without going under the knife can consider some non-surgical alternatives. Dr Julian De Silva is a London-based facial cosmetic surgeon. His specialty is the face, neck, eyes, and nose. There are several non-surgical procedures that Dr De Silva recommends to improve the skin tone and reduce the effects of aging. Laser Resurfacing has also grown in popularity as people are taking advantage of advanced laser technologies to achieve smoother, younger-looking skin. Dr De Silva has extensive experience and expertise with these technologies and ensures that his patients always have incredible, natural-looking results that look like a refreshed version of themselves. Please contact our office for more information.


About the Author: Dr. De Silva

About the Author

Finding the most reputable facelift expert is never easy. Therefore, you should always research the best surgeons in your area and ask plenty of questions. Dr. De Silva is a facial cosmetic and plastic surgeon, author, global educator, with a track record of doing procedures for top celebrities. He is based at world-renowned Harley Street in Central London and specializes in three main procedures: Face and Neck lifts, Blepharoplasty, and Rhinoplasty.

Come witness a custom-built surgical centre that is not your average hospital. You are guaranteed to experience natural-looking results and fast healing thanks to regenerative technology, growth factors, regenerative cells, stem cell, oxygen therapy, and state of the art technology.

By specialising in only the face, you can rest assured knowing that you’re getting premier results. Dr. De Silva achieves natural-looking results for his patients using the latest regenerative technology, so they can heal quickly and look their absolute best. No matter what your reason for wanting a cosmetic treatment is, Dr. De Silva and his team are here to help. To find out more information about Dr. Julian De Silva and his work, check out our website.

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