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Summary: The HBO movie “Behind the Candelabra” is sure to be a big hit when it debuts this May. The film, starring Michael Douglas as Liberace brings plastic surgery into the limelight as a star who loves cosmetic surgery plays another celebrity with the same beliefs.

Surgery in the Spotlight

The world of plastic surgery is abuzz about the upcoming HBO movie “Behind the Candelabra,” which depicts the world of Liberace, his longtime lover, and his cosmetic surgeon.  Cosmetic procedures of many kinds are outlined in the movie, and the special effects and makeup done on the actors is out of this world. Liberace himself was known for undergoing many cosmetic enhancements, many of which are documented in this feature length made for TV film.

Cosmetic Enhancements are a Big Hit

Stars of “Behind the Candelabra” include Michael Douglas (as the legend himself), Matt Damon (as Scott Thorson), and Rob Lowe (Liberace’s trusted surgeon.) The plot of the movie focuses on the love affair between Liberace and Scott Thorson, but includes many scenes involving and referencing cosmetic enhancements. This notorious story is sure to be a summer hit, and shines a light on the popular link between celebrities and plastic surgery.

Liberace had several cosmetic enhancements and it is well documented that he insisted his lover Scott Thorson undergo several procedures as well in order for them to look more alike. While this story is sort of bizarre, it’s also very intriguing, and the link between Liberace and cosmetic surgery is an age old tale that you cannot help but be interested in.

Famous Facelifts

Because art often imitates life “Behind the Candelabra” star Michael Douglas has also been rumored to be a big fan of plastic surgery. Michael has been in and out of the tabloids for undergoing what may have been several facelifts. Facelift procedures are increasingly common among men today, as they give a smoother, more youthful appearance. Douglas may be trying to keep up a vibrant look to stay fresh for his beautiful wife, Catherine Zeta Jones (who is 25 years his junior.) Similar to Liberace who was also rumored to have undergone surgery for love, the parallels between the celebrity and his character depicted on the HBO special are numerous and are sure to make for an exciting film!

A Look That May Be Right for You

“Behind the Candelabra” debuts Sunday, May 26th, 2013 but you don’t have to wait that long to learn more about facelifts and other amazing cosmetic surgery procedures. Fans who take inspiration from Michael Douglas and other celebrities who have undergone cosmetic enhancements should talk to a board certified plastic surgeon about what procedures may be right for them.

Laughter, but no Laugh Lines

The world of cosmetic surgery has a sense of humor about itself, and the claims made in “Behind the Candelabra” are sure to keep audiences entertained. Liberace and his camp were big fans of facelifts and cosmetic surgery, just as many of today’s celebrities are, as well. When you watch the HBO movie out this May, take note… plastic surgery has been around for a long time, and fortunately for those of us who hope to maintain a younger-looking appearance, it has no sign of letting up soon!

To learn more about cosmetic surgery procedures we suggest visiting a board certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Moises Salama or Dr. Rami Ghurnai from Elite Plastic Surgery in Miami, Florida.

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