Courteney Cox: Has She Had Plastic Surgery? Expert Speaks

When Courteney Cox walked the red carpet at the premiere for 'Hand of God,' on Aug. 19 in LA she looked almost unrecognizable. Her face looked very puffy and her beautiful blue eyes looked much smaller than normal. Now a top plastic surgeon tells us that the actress has definitely had fillers and more! Courteney Cox, 51, shocked everyone when she arrived with her fiance, Johnny McDaid, 39, to the Ace Hotel in LA on Aug. 19. The normally fresh-faced actress looked puffy and swollen suggesting she may have had fillers and plastic surgery to give her a more youthful appearance. Dr. Raffi Hovsepian, M.D., a triple Board Certified plastic surgeon in Beverly Hills tells HollywoodLife.com that there's no doubt in his mind that she's had Botox in her forehead and fillers in her cheeks.

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 “From what I can tell reviewing her pics Courteney has had Botox to hold up her brow and prevent descent with aging,” Dr. Hovsepian says. “And volumixing of the Malar [under your eyes] and cheek area with either fillers or fat. Beyond that not much is done.” Even though this doctor doesn’t treat Courteney it definitely sounds about right considering she looked more like herself four months ago in April at the Before I Go premiere.

We also reached out to Lyle M. Back, MD, FACS, Philadelphia area Board Certified Plastic Surgeon who told us…

“It’s been a very long time since Courteney looked like Courteney. She has always denied that she’s had any cosmetic surgery, and I believe her – there are no signs of that. But in Hollywood, cosmetic procedures, both surgical and non-surgical, are often taken into the too much and too far zone. To be fair, Courteney has not really gone completely overboard, but over the years her cosmetic injections and treatments have been a bit too much, and have increasingly had the effect of pushing her into the almost unrecognizable category. Does anybody else think she’s starting to look a bit like David Hasselhoff? Courtney has been pumped up pretty good recently with fat injected into her cheeks and along a groove (known as the “tear duct trough”) extending from the inner corner of her eyes out toward her cheek bones. It wasn’t that long ago because she still has some very faint bruising and swelling under her eyes and I can see round indentations on the sides of her nose from her sunglasses where the fat is still too soft and fresh to take such pressure (which they would have warned her about!). Overall it’s a too puffy, pumped up look. And it’s all tending to make her eyes look constricted and small. In contrast, her lips injections are more reasonable this time, and her Botox treated forehead doesn’t look overdone. But it seems she may have had more than a couple of facial laser treatments to smooth the skin, as her too shiny face would suggest.”

She did recently tell Closer magazine that she’s had fillers before: ‘It’s no secret I’ve had some Botox in the past, but I won’t go under the knife,” she said. “Johnny isn’t into that whole Hollywood look anyway, so I don’t feel pressure to keep looking like a 20-year-old for him.” But in 2013 she said she was having a hard time coming to grips with being in her fifties. She told New You magazine that she would do anything to look younger: “You know what, I’m game for anything. I’m very open to trying to prolong the inevitable. I’m a big laser believer — I really think they are the wave of the future. I just did Ulthera, which is supposed to produce collagen, and I’m about to do Fraxel, which will get rid of all these brown spots off my arms, chest and face.”

HollywoodLifers, do you think Courteney has had work done to her face recently?

— Reporting by Russ Weakland, Written by Chloe Melas

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