Never one to beat around the bush, outspoken Real Housewives of New York star Bethenny Frankel is open about her Botox use. “Maybe once a year, I’ll be like, ‘Oh, I look like a shar-pei, let me do that,’” she says. The 46-year-old reveals she’s also used Botox in her jaw area to help with clenching, which in turn altered her face shape. “You can see my jaw has completely changed,” she shares.
Dr. Jonathan Sykes, a facial plastic surgeon who, like the other experts quoted in this article, hasn’t treated Bethenny, approves of the work. “She’s made changes to soften her facial appearance,” he says. “The contraction of her lower face muscles has lessened, giving her face a more heart-shaped appearance.”
Bethenny in 2005 (left) vs. 2017. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Alexander Rivkin agrees: “Her face has a more feminine, oval shape, where as before it was more square and masculine.” With her pristine skin and limited wrinkles, plastic surgeon Dr. Anthony Youn is thoroughly impressed. “Whatever help she’s had, Bethenny looks great,” he says, “and amazingly young!” Below is a breakdown of other procedures our experts think the reality star has undergone.
As the years pass, the Skinnygirl’s forehead doesn’t change. “It appears completely smooth,” says Dr. Youn, “possibly due to injections of Botox.” Price tag: $800.
“She appears to have had some filler augmentation of her cheekbone area,” says Dr. Rivkin. He thinks she’s using Juvéderm Voluma ($3K-$4K every 18 to 24 months).
Dr. Sykes notes the clear “change in her facial shape,” and Dr. Rivkin specifies that it’s from Botox to “reduce the masseter muscles of her jaw.” Cost: $1K per session.
Dr. Rivkin says it looks like Bethenny is “taking better care of her skin by tanning less,” but he thinks she might also be getting Fraxel laser procedures ($1K) and weekly facials ($150-$200).
Overall, the doctors can all agree that Bethenny has had great results. “It’s like she’s aging in reverse,” praises Dr. Anthony Youn.
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