Summary: There are perhaps few plastic surgery ambassadors as well known as Dolly Parton. She is famous for having had a few procedures done in her time. But what can her procedures teach you about your own plastic surgery and the best way to get results?
The Secret to Dolly Parton’s Plastic Surgery Success
If there’s one name that is synonymous with plastic surgery—at least, to people of a certain age—it’s Dolly Parton. Known for her timeless beauty, Parton has not been shy about using her physical assets to further her career. As a result, it should not be shocking if she’s invested in those assets in order to keep them looking more youthful. Parton has long been praised not only for her music, but also for her continued youthful looks and vitality. In other words, Parton has been shockingly slow to age. She’s 70 now, and you’d never know it by looking at her. This has led to all kinds of theorizing about what work Parton has had done.
According to CelebrityABC, Parton has admitted to having several plastic surgery procedures performed in order to keep her looking the way she does. But finding out specifically which procedures she’s confirmed to have undergone and which she hasn’t is a little murky. There’s a lot of conflicting information out there. Ultimately, it doesn’t really matter what she’s admitted to having or not. What’s important is how you can get the same look as Dolly Parton. To be sure, much of her everlasting youthfulness is a product of good genes and good make-up; but cosmetic techniques and plastic surgery can certainly play a role.
Perhaps one of the most famous alterations Parton made over her long career was in the bust. Parton famously had a breast augmentation or two performed over her life. This (and Mother Nature) certainly accounts for her above average bust size. And, to a certain extent, this bust size was definitely a component of Parton’s “brand.” You can see why it would be important to her and something she would want to invest in. And she’s not the only one.
In fact, breast augmentation is among the most popular plastic surgery procedures around the world. Modern silicone breast implants are also incredibly effective and safe; they look very natural (depending on the pose adopted), feel very natural, and are quite robust. Even if the implant is somehow broken, it retains its shape because of the “gummy bear” consistency of the silicone. This means that patients can get the look they want (boosting confidence and self-esteem in the process) and feel comfortable in the fact that their chosen look will last (the FDA recommended shelf-life on silicone implants is roughly 15 years, though they have been known to last longer than that).
Blepharoplasty and Botox
However, not all of the work Parton had done is in the breast. According to the reports linked above, it’s likely she also had the two B’s: blepharoplasty and Botox. Blepharoplasty is the medical term for an eyelid lift. This procedure eliminates excess skin or fat that accumulates around the eyes (thus making the eyes look old and sad). Removing this excess tissue is a great way to make the eyes look more youthful and vibrant, and it’s a common procedure for patients who don’t want to change a lot but who also want to make a big impact.
For patients with busy lives, Botox is a great way to mitigate wrinkles without the need for surgery. Botox lasts for several months, and it can be accomplished with just a couple of quick injections. That means if you’re busy, your can get a Botox injection in a matter of minutes. That’s one of the reasons they call it a “lunch break facelift.” If you’re looking to get rid of a few wrinkles over your lunch hour—and you don’t want to deal with the recovery associated with surgery—Botox is a fantastic option.
Small Procedures Add Up When Done Right
This is not to say that we can all expect the longevity of Dolly Parton. We all age—and look—differently. But we can certainly find procedures that will help us achieve the overall looks we want to achieve. If you want to focus on your bust size, then a breast augmentation is definitely the way to go. However, not everyone associates larger breasts with youth—some people will want a simple Botox injection.
Whatever you’re looking for in terms of cosmetic procedures or plastic surgery, it’s likely there’s something out there that will keep you looking and feeling youthful. And that youthful feeling can be accompanied by a significant rise in confidence and self-esteem. It’s not just about looking good—it’s about feeling great. The secret to Dolly Parton’s plastic surgery success is undoubtedly finding procedures that work for her.