Barbara Walters Gets Plastic Surgery, Is Almost Unrecognizable

82-year-old television personality looks tight in the face, very different

By on October 23rd, 2011 08:35 GMT

Always being on television must mean a lot of pressure to look good. Surrendering to said pressure, Barbara Walters has gotten a whole new look with plastic surgery – and the difference between before and after the intervention is startling.

For a couple of weeks now, there’s been a lot of talk about Barbara’s new face, which appears extremely tight and unnatural looking – and completely different from her “old” one.

The Daily Mail is just one of the publications to point to it, speculating that the television personality must have had a full facelift and some other minor interventions in her bid to erase the signs of time.

“With her career still going strong you can’t blame Barbara Walters for wanting to maintain her on-camera appearance,” the British tab writes.

“The 82-year-old television host and veteran journalist recently debuted what appears to be a freshly-tightened face sparking rumors that she went under the knife,” says the same media outlet.

Radar Online agrees, after speaking with plastic surgeons about Walters’ altered looks. While they have never treated the star, they believe her new face is so strange looking because of a combination of a plastic surgery and too much filler.

One Beverly Hills plastic surgeon offers an explanation.

“Barbara Walters appears to have had another facelift combined with way too much fat or filler injections,” Dr. Ashkan Ghavami says.

He calls the intervention “the last straw” in plastic surgery, saying she looks overdone, just like Melanie Griffith also does.

However, he believes her face hasn’t settled yet and that it’s still showing some post-operative swelling.

“The combination of excess pull and too much fat transfer are likely the culprits here,” Dr. Ghavami adds, stressing that Walters had too much fat removed from under her eyelids, which caused an “A line” deformity.

Walters hasn’t addressed rumors of getting work done yet, but there’s no denying that she had something done. Pictures really are worth a thousand words.

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