Uma Thurman dropped jaws when she hit a red carpet in NYC on Feb. 9 looking… well, not like Uma Thurman. HollywoodLife.com has asked experts to weigh in on Uma’s strange new look — here’s what they had to say.
Uma Thurman, 44, was unrecognizable on the red carpet for her new NBC miniseries The Slap. So has she had major work done or what? Plastic surgeons give their expert opinions to HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY.
Did Uma Thurman Get Plastic Surgery? — Experts Give Their Opinions
Even though Uma did look pretty different on the red carpet, we couldn’t be sure that she had had plastic surgery, so we reached out to a few experts. The general consensus seems to be that if Uma did have work done, it was very minor.
Dr. David Cangello, MD, FACS, tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY, “It’s very difficult to say if she has had anything done, even though she does look very different in the more recent picture. This may well be due to the angle the picture was taken at and the fact that her forehead is completely exposed and not covered with hair. These two things make her face look much longer and narrower and may account for the differences in appearance. She certainly does not have any tell tale signs of “bad botox” or being overfilled with injectables. And there is nothing to suggest she has had any surgical modification of her face either.”
Plastic surgeon Dr. Matthew Schulman tells HollywoodLife.com, “I actually do not think Uma had any cosmetic surgery. I have carefully looked at her face, making sure to look past the obvious lack of bangs, and she looks exactly the same. The lines on her forehead and around her eyes are identical.”
“Yes, her eyes look different at first glance, but there is no visible scar to suggest a surgical eyelift,” Dr. Schulman adds. “Close inspection shows that she still has some laxity of the skin and small bags that are seen on her past photos. As a surgeon who performs over 500 cosmetic surgical procedures per year, I am confident that this change in appearance is the result of different hair, neutral tone makeup, and possibly some minor skin treatments such as chemical peels or lasers, and maybe a touch of Botox… but not surgery.”
Dr. Lyle Back, a board-certified Philadelphia-area plastic surgeon, had a different perspective, however. He says Uma’s eyes have “been so overdone that her overall look is dramatically strange… They look too small and too tight. They no longer fit the face.”
“Her nose was also reshaped, and although not a bad job here, in combination with the eyes, it only further serves to create this strange, she-doesn’t-look-like-Uma-anymore kind of look. She actually looks more like the new, post-op Renee Zellweger to me now! She may have also had a very mini-facelift done — not much improvement needed, so not much was done and minimal changes were made. Thank goodness!”
Dr. Leonard Tachmes of the Miami Beach Plastic Surgery Center & Medspa thinks she may have undergone a variety of procedures:
“Based on the images I have seen, Uma appears to have undergone a face and neck lift surgery, upper and lower blepharoplasty, rhinoplasty and possible brow lift. The skin and soft tissue of the face and jowls have been thinned and pulled upwards towards her ears and sideways to the neck. Her face has taken on a more V shaped appearance.
Her eyelids appear thinner, possibly because the skin and fat have been removed around her eyes. Additionally, her nose appears significantly thinner and narrower which could be as a result of a rhinoplasty procedure. Finally, the elevation of her forehead and eyebrows could either be a surgical lift or a result of botox treatments.”
Uma Thurman’s Transformation — Fans React to Drastic Makeover
Fans were shocked when they saw Uma’s new look, and many of them took to Twitter to comment on her face.
Let’s just say they weren’t exactly kind. Click here to see some of the harshest reactions.
Tell us what YOU think, HollywoodLifers? Does Uma look different? Do YOU think she’s had work done? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!
— Tierney McAfee