Summary: There have been rumors circulating for the past few weeks that perhaps Bill Clinton got plastic surgery before the DNC in Charlotte, NC. While those rumors themselves don’t really interest us, they do provide a great excuse to discuss why politicians have been getting more plastic surgery lately.
We’ve Been Hearing Those Bill Clinton Plastic Surgery Rumors
A few weeks ago now, the news media was covering the Democratic National Convention. With Hillary Clinton running for president, it’s no surprise that Bill Clinton was highly visible at this convention—and that he looked remarkably spry for someone of his age. As with many people who live in the public eye, it didn’t take long before the gossip columnists began to speculate on Bill Clinton’s possible plastic surgery.
Now, without talking to Bill Clinton’s doctors and surgeons, it’s impossible to know with certainty whether he had any kind of rejuvenating procedure performed. In fact, we aren’t going to even speculate (there simply isn’t enough data). However, even if Bill Clinton had gone under the knife, he wouldn’t be the first politician to do so.
In fact, politicians getting plastic surgery is now more popular and more common than ever before—so too is any politician’s aversion to talking about those procedures. It’s hard to blame them. Youth is in, but vanity is out. So let’s take a look at some procedures that can generate great results without drawing too much attention to themselves.
Injectables: No Time for Lines
Perhaps the most common procedure that politicians (or anyone else, for that matter) are undergoing has got to be Botox. Now, Botox is only one of many available injectables on the market, including dermal fillers. These injectables function to eliminate lines and wrinkles from the face.
- Dermal Fillers accomplish this by adding volume to the face. The end result is smoother skin and fewer wrinkles.
- Botox does this by interfering with the contraction signals your body sends to certain muscle groups. The muscles relax and the adjoining skin is no longer wrinkled.
Both Botox and dermal fillers (of which there are many) function in different ways to address different issues. But what they have in common is that they are usually very quickly performed and leave very little in the way of evidence—any bruising will be slight and will diminish in a number of days.
The results, too, are subtle, and will often look quite natural. This makes injectables a great option for politicians hitting the campaign trail or for regular people hitting the Thanksgiving table.
Eyelid Lift: Big Impact with Little Changes
One of the other popular is an eyelid lift. According to the website of the Virginia eyelid surgery experts at Sanctuary Cosmetic Center, an eyelid lift is a great way to get bold results with very little actual changes. As you age, your skin loses elasticity at the same time that gravity keeps pulling on it. This causes your skin to expand.
It’s not uncommon, then, for patients to develop excess tissue around the eyes. This excess tissue can cause all manner of lines and wrinkles, making the eyes look excessively fatigued and aged. In other words, you can look older and more tired than you feel. The solution is a surgical procedure called blepharoplasty.
Blepharoplasty (or an eyelid lift) essentially removes this excess skin, making the eyes appear more youthful and alert. And that can make the entire face look more youthful and alert. In other words, it’s a great way to get a huge bang for your buck.
Benefits of Eyelid Lift Procedures
- Eyelid lift is generally pretty non invasive, which means a quick healing process
- Eyelid lift scars are easily hidden
- Eyelid lift can make a big difference on the entire face
- Eyelid lift can actually improve your overall vision (excess skin can obscure your vision)
- Blepharoplasty can sometimes be covered by medical insurance
There are, of course, many more benefits to eyelid lift procedures. But already you can clearly see why they are so popular with politicians who want to look good—but don’t want you to know how they got there!
Looking Good For Others—and Yourself
When you look more youthful, you may often feel a boost of confidence and self-esteem. So we would posit that it is not only for personal vanity that politicians get these procedures performed. It’s not just to look good for the cameras. It’s for the same reason any of us might get a procedure performed.
We want to look good and feel good. And one of the best ways to do that is through a cosmetic surgery or plastic surgery procedure. We might be surprised if Bill Clinton admits to getting plastic surgery—but we certainly wouldn’t blame him!