Tiger Woods’ alleged hook-up is definitely a stunner … but is it just her genes?
No question that Rachel Uchitel, the woman accused to having an affair with Tiger Woods, is a beauty — but is she naturally breathtaking, or has she had a little help? In the opinion of a few plastic surgeons we spoke to, it looks Rachel may have had just a little help!
“It looks like she had some minor work done to her nasal tip,” says Dr. Steven Dayan, a facial plastic surgeon who works at a private practice in Chicago. “It looks like they shortened her nose and brought it up. You can tell by looking at the columella, the skin between her nostrils — you can barely see it in the second photo.” He says the price of the procedure ranges from doctor to doctor, and could cost anywhere from $3,000 to $20,000!
Dr. Neil Sadick, a clinical professor of dermatology at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York, agrees. “She has a very straight and well-supported nose now,” he says. “The frontal angle position of her nose looks slightly improved.”
As for work Rachel may have had done on her lips, Manhattan-based aesthetic surgeon Dr. Z. Paul Lorenc says it looks like Rachel has lip injections in both photos — but that she looks significantly better in the more recent shot. “Her lips are much more natural-looking now,” he says. “In the first photo, there’s a loss of Cupid’s Bow [the curve on the top of her upper lip.]” Dr. Lorenc says lip injections typically last from 9 months to a year before the hyaluronic acid dissolves and gets processed through a person’s system, and eventually excreted. Dr. Sadick says those injections can cost around $900 per session.
But Rachel may not have stopped at rhinoplasty and lip injections! Dr. Harry T. Haramis, a plastic surgeon at Sleek Surgical in New York, points out a small indent on the right side of Rachel’s face in the more recent photograph, where it’s clear she had something surgically removed. He says a Park Avenue dermatologist would probably charge around $1,000 for the removal, but in reality the procedure should cost around $500.
“It looks like it was either a nevus or a mole,” Dr. Lorenc says. “The spot is clean in the second photo, so it’s very clear that a growth was removed.”