Dr. HAWORTH is interviewed by Gloria magazine about his life in being a top Beverly Hills plastic surgeon and catering to the aesthetic whims and desires of the rich and famous as well as his charity work. He has heard about Gloria magazine from his ex wife who was Serbian Actress Ana Alexander (Stojanovic).
Swapping his scalpel for a chisel, Beverly Hills plastic
surgeon Dr. Randal Haworth MD was hands on in the design
and construction ofhis new ojj‘ice lobby, which included a
mammoth reception counter made from Carrara marble
by lenniter Richinelli
When designing his new office for his plastic surgery practice in Beverly llills, CA, Dr. Randal llaworth MD was
drawn to while marble In create the look he envisioned.
ntients visiting the office of
I)renowned plastic surgeon Dr.
Randal Haworth MD in Beverly
Hills, CA, will observe firsthand
the doctor’s ﬂare for design. As the
former Chief Resident in Plastic and
Renonstructive Surgery at the UCLA
Medical Center and recipient of the
title of “Plastic Surgical Consultant
Of The Year for 1993-94,” I-laworth
excelled in science and medicine,
but always remained in touch with
his artistic side. As a result, it was no
surprise how intimately involved he
became in the design and construction
of his new office space, which features
an extensive amount of stone.
“My inspiration for the lobby was
simply the notion of lime,” explained
Randal. “Amongst the seemingly inﬁ-
nite number of both inorganic and
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For the lobby walls, an alternating formation of both protruding and recessed multi-tiled pieces was individually assembled in
sections from a 1-are and now unavailable source of distressed unfinished 2- x 8-inch marble tile veneer.
organic ‘things’ on this planet, only
the human being can be affected
psychologically by the idea of time
passing. Of course, everything on
this planet, including those entities
we consider permanent, such as the
mountains, oceans and atmosphere,
physically change over time. However,
it is only the human who can be con-
sciously aifectecl by the concept of time
and consequently react to the present
and plan for the future.
“‘l‘he bmwn, white and gray
palette, including the dual-toned aqua
and cobalt blue sofa, reflects the basic
molecular foundation of Mother Earth
herself, while the repetitive pattern
formalired by the textured shone walls
represents what is ostensibly immuta-
ble and ‘forever/” Haworth went on to
say. “ln contradisﬁncfion to this is the
massive 18-foot-long marble reception
counter, which is transformed from
violent, yet beautiful chaos, into a tra-
ditionally refined smooth surface. As
a metaphor of how modern plastic sur-
gery can make unappealing forms into
beautiful ones, the sculptural transfor-
mation reminds us we can change how
we appear over time.”
The doctor explained how he has
always been attracted to all types
of stone construction since he was a
child attending the King’s School in
Canterbury, England, which he said
is purportedly the oldest school in
the world. “Many of the classrooms
and dorms were based within ancient
Gothic stone buildings surround-
ing the 1,400-year-old Canterbury
Cathedral, so for me, stone represented
stability, strength and wisdom. Stone is
far more than just a construction mate-
rial — within its austerity lies timeless
beauty,” he said.
The lobby walls consist of an alter-
nating formation of both protruding
and recessed multi-tiled pieces –
totaling 120 square feet “l had each tile
section individually assembled from
a rare and now unavailable source of
distressed unfinished 2- x B-inch mar-
ble tile veneer that came in old wood
crates from Italy,” said Haworth. “The
oombinal-ion of the particular
texture — along with the pattern and
manner in which it was assembled –
was chosen to maximize depth.”
The showpiece of the 240-square-
foot office lobby is the mammoth
reception desk made from two massive
slabs of Carrara marble. These were
divided into nine pieces in order to
complement the full 18-foot length of
“The stone materials were chosen
from both an aesthetic and practical
standpoint,” explained Randal. “I was
looking for a white purity for the wall
themselves, while the slabs for the
reception counter were chosen for a
certain multi-variegated pattern, as
well as thickness. The thickness was
needed to accommodate both violent
carving and impart mass in the end.”
The stone was supplied by Empire
Marble in San Fernando Valley, CA.
When it came to the stone installa-
tion, Randal was intimately
with the 1-ton reception
“Indeed, I rolled up my
carve and polish the structure and ulti-
mately camouflage its seams because,
it turned out, l was the only one who
knew what I envisioned,” he explained.
“l experimented with a number of
painterly techniques in order to visu-
ally unlfy the individual sections of
marble as one horizontal massive rock.
For the foundation, a pony wall was set
up as the main anchoring frame span-
ning frorn the left corner adjoining the
tiled wall to the right suspended hand-
icap accessible section.
Creating and anchoring the recep-
tion desk was a trial-and-error process,
explained l-laworth. “As experienced
and proficient as they were in their
craft, I realized my team was inad-
equately prepared for what I wanted
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The Carrara marble slabs were
cut into nine pieces and then
assembled to create the mammoth
reception counter. ‘Work was then
dune ho smooth out the seams.
The main attraction of the ofﬁce lobby is an 18 -toot-long reception counter made tram
two massive slabs of Carrara marble.
to create,” he said. “It was basically
my fault because my inexperience did
not allow me to realize theirs in han-
dling this one idiosyncratic aspect of
the total project. It was as much about
structural engineering as it was about
art. I realized that when you are utiliz-
ing others to translate your vision of
something that is unique and out of
their comfort zone, you must seek top
specialists in that particular medium
you want to work with. For example,
despite the innumerable conversations
and detailed drawings I provided to
the architect, project manager. engi-
neer and marble craftsman, the form of
the counter during construction began
to differ widely from what I was envi-
sioning. lt was fortunate that l arrived
after surgery just in time before the
glue and mortar dried so that I was
able to have the nine stone pieces repo-
sitioned to my
“ln a similar vein, the person l
commissioned to do the carving was
woefully oft course in terms of ele-
gantly decreasing the texture of the
marble from left to right to convey the
analogy from chaos to perfection,”
Haworth went on to say. “With dead-
lines rapidly looming, I realized that I
had to take matters in my own hands
to become quickly proﬁcient with the
Makita saw, power sanding and the
plain old chisel and mallet until the
wee hours of the night.”
While there were some bumps in the
road during construction, Randal was
pleased with the ﬁnal outcome. “Since
and half years ago, the subjective raw
emotional feelings as an artist during
the act of creation have now dissipat-
ed,” he said. “I am affected by it in in
a more objective way. lam amazed that
I created what I feel is a magical, mod-
ern yet spiritual space which brings
an element of strength and peace that
will not vanish with time. Marble since
CrecoRoman times has fascinated
humans, as evidenced in temples nest-
ing our desire of eternity. Design today
still wants to echo the perpetual against
nature’s backdrop. Yet, nature will
always be ahead of us in our creative
search which can only be successful
if we understand and respect nature
before we attempt to perfect it.” El
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Health and drama go together like air and water for Hollywood — the industry needs both to sustain itself. Just ask Seth MacFarlane, whose 2013 Oscar hosting gig was rescued by ear, nose and throat surgeon Dr. Shawn Nasseri, or So You Think You Can Dance producer Nigel Lythgoe, whose grandson was saved by pediatric neurosurgeon Dr. Mark Krieger, or Charlie Sheen, whose shoulder injury was prevented from derailing a money-minting career by orthopedic surgeon Dr. Raj (yes, that’s his name — this is Hollywood, after all). For its 2nd annual Doctors Issue, The Hollywood Reporter elicited stories of drama, trauma and triumph over both by surveying 2,000 professionals in the film, television, movie, music, sports and media fields to find out who are the most beloved, trusted and go-to physicians in L.A.
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Dr. Haworth was honored to be among the best plastic surgeons of 2015 by delivering compassionate and honest care as well as beautiful results.
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Chloe is 14 years older than Lionel’s daughter Sofia, but the resemblance is uncanny. “They have the same hairline and forehead,” says LA plastic surgeon Dr. Randal Haworth. “Their skin tone is similar, their eye coloring is similar, their shape is similar, their face shape is similar. Even the chin-to-lower-lip and the upper-lip-to-nose ratios are similar.”
These 484 elite go-to physicians keep the entertainment industry’s injuries and illnesses in check and at bay, whether from shoots gone wrong (CHARLIZE THERON’S herniated disc), performance fatigue (KISS’ Paul Stanley’s vocal cords, RINGO STARR’s drummer fingers), just plain accidents (talk to CHRIS ALBRECHT) or not-so-plain cancer. Not to mention the passage of time ( the ultimate villain- ask a dermatologist).
When industry clients arrive at his busy office, they enter what Dr. Haworth describes as “the bat cave,” a clandestine garage parking entrance through an alleyway, providing the utmost privacy for those who might not want to be photographed pre- or postsurgery. But with so many Hollywood patients, sometimes an in- office run-in can’t be avoided.
“ Two very famous people were in rooms next door to each other, and they both knew each other, “ says the plastic surgeon, laughing. “The opened the doors at the same time and were so embarrassed.”Haworth, who appeared on Fox’s The Swan, also is an artist, working in graphite and acrylic, and those skills heighten his work on sculpting skin.“ With painting, you have to have a keen eye and the ability to ascertain microscopic detail and understand the power of a shadow versus a light reflection,” says Haworth.
“ I’m able to imbue that into what I do with plastic surgery.” While he performs a wide variety of cosmetic surgeries, including facial rejuvenation, rhinoplasty, and breast enhancement, Haworth also serves actresses and models with nonsurgical treatments such as carbon dioxide laser treatments and Botox. “ He’s a rock star,” says former America’s Next Top Model contestant CariDee English.
Renée Zellweger stunned fans this week, unveiling a new face that makes the “Bridget Jones” actress look nothing like her old self. Plastic surgeon speculated Tuesday that Zellweger, 45, may have had a minor brow lift-that made her unrecognizable.
“She had really small, squinty eyes-and that was her charm,” Beverly Hills plastic surgeon, Dr. RANDAL HAWORTH the post. “It seems radical only because this is her first time we’re seeing her eyes.”
New York plastic surgeon Dr. Steven Greer deadpanned that he’s not even sure photos of Zellweger at Elle’s 21st Annual “Women In Hollywood Awards in Beverly Hills on Monday were really her. “The surgeons remove too much skin,” Greer said. “They overdid it.” YA rep for Zellweger could not be immediately reached for comment on Tuesday.
Mason doesn’t look like Scott, says Beverly Hills plastic surgeon Dr. Randal HAWORTH. “The eyes are very different. Scott’s are close together; Mason’s are not. They have few facial features in common.”
“Michael’s and Mason’s eyes are the same distance apart,” says Dr. Haworth. “Mason’s eyebrows are thick like Michael’s and they both have dark eyes.” They also have cleft chins.
Khloé bears an uncanny resemblance to Alex, who at 6 feet tall is 5 inches taller than the late Robert Kardashian. “They have the same forehead, nose and jawline,” says LA plastic surgeon Dr. Randal HAWORTH, adding that the ratios between all the features match. “This is rare.” Another hint? Khloé’s middle name is Alexandra.