Oscar Beauty: Make Up or Make Over?

Sun. February 18, 2007 12:00 AM
by Feature Column

With the pinnacle of Hollywood's awards season, The Oscars, fast approaching, Omeed Memar, M.D., Ph.D., gives his take on what the stars are likely doing to get red carpet ready. Botox, chemical peels and fillers to plump the lips and cheeks are the most ordered pre-Oscar treatments on the menu. But a little last-minute lipo never hurts, either.

In the weeks before the Academy Awards, tbe stars aren't looking for major surgery, just a little liposuction, a quick fat augmentation, some laser treatments. "It's nothing for a starlet to have a little bit tucked away here, or the cheeks lifted a touch," said Dr. Memar. "This year, though, it seems to be less about the boobs and more about the butt."

"While you'll see plenty of stunning gowns, sculpted bodies, flawless skin and camera-ready coifs on red carpets around town," Dr. Memar says, "what you won't see is all the work that has gone on in the days, weeks and months before to achieve those flawless facades."

Dr. Memar's List of Hollywood's Hottest Looks on the Red Carpet:

Desired female features:

Nose: Charlize Theron, Nicole Kidman
Eyes: Catherine Zeta Jones, Natalie Portman,
Lips: Scarlett Johansson, Gwen Stefani, Jessica Simpson
Cheeks: Cate Blanchett, Julia Roberts, Cameron Diaz
Body: Jennifer Garner, Beyonce, Halle Berry

Desired male features:

Nose: Brad Pitt, George Clooney
Eyes: Keanu Reeves, Leonardo DiCaprio, Josh Lucas
Lips: Brad Pitt, Ashton Kutcher, Matt Damon
Cheeks: Jude Law, Antonio Banderas, Denzel Washington
Body: Jamie Foxx, Tom Cruise, Hugh Jackman

Dr. Memar, an active contributor for ChicagoPride.com is also Clinical Assistant Professor at Northwestern University, and medical director of Academic Dermatology & Skin Cancer Institute. He is certified by the American Board of Dermatology. He is a fellow of the American Society for Mohs Surgery, American Society for Dermatologic Surgery and the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery. He is a member of the American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. For more information visit www.drmemar.com.

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