Schapelle Corby spent nearly a decade behind bars in Bali’s most notorious jail after being convicted of trafficking marijuana in 2005. But she has transformed her appearance since being released on parole four years ago, sparking rumors of cosmetic enhancements. Beverly Hills plastic surgeon Dr. Randal Haworth told Daily Mail Australia on Tuesday that he believes Schapelle Corby may have invested in some ‘non-invasive work’ to achieve her youthful looks.
‘The most obvious changes are to her lips and cheeks,’ Dr. Haworth observed, he believes ‘her lips and cheeks have been well augmented, most likely with injectable fillers such as Juvéderm or equivalent.’ Dr. Randal Haworth claimed he had a ‘sneaking suspicion’ that she may have had ‘injections such as Botox to smooth out the lines and wrinkles around her eyes’ after studying before-and-after photos of Corby Schapelle.
‘A stint in an Indonesian prison would be a less than welcome holiday, so it’s understandable that anyone would want a fresh start after that,’ he said. ‘It seems as if Ms Corby is no exception to that rule.’
Earlier this year, Schapelle denied having Botox injections or fillers. She told Woman’s Day in March: ‘No fillers, no Botox. I just use Snapchat and Instagram filters! I look at a photo of me and think, “Gee, that’s ugly,” and then I put a filter on it and think, “Actually, it’s pretty good!” ‘With the additional aid of Snapchat filters, her appearance is certainly one for the better,’ Dr. Haworth concluded.
“Botox plays in important role in keeping fine lines at bay”, says plastic surgeon Dr. Randal Haworth MD renowned for achieving naturally beautiful results. Haworth suggests conservative use of Botox (from $500, the Haworth Institute) in the 30s to diminish fine lines and crows feet.
Beverly Hills plastic surgeon Dr. Randal Haworth MD Bellafill ($1200, The Haworth Institute) to permanently diminish deep folds and fill out eyelid hollows.
Botox may soon be used to treat psychological depression. We know that it can help alleviate the symptoms of migraines in many.
Dr. Randal Haworth Beverly Hills is an expert specialist in facial plastic surgery including maintenance therapy through fillers and paralytic agents such as Botox®, Dysport® and Xeomen®.
Botulinum toxin A seems to do far more than just block the transmission of acetylcholine (the neurotransmitter chemical released from nerve endings to affect change in muscle, glands etc.).
There is new evidence to suggest that Botulinum toxin type A can be used to treat depression which was first reported in 2006 by two American doctors (Finzi E, Wasserman E “treatment of depression with botulinum toxin A: a case series, Dermatol Surg 2006; 32 (five): 645-649). Based on this small study, a much larger study with careful patient assessment has shown that a single treatment of the glabellar lines (the dreaded “11” frown lines) with botulinum toxin resulted in a significant and sustained benefit for depressed patients (Wollmer MA, de Boer C, Kalak N, et al. “facing depression with botulinum toxin: a randomized controlled trial,” Journal of psychiatric research May 2012; 46 (five): 574-581).
Therefore, one can conclude that Botox®, through control of facial expression, seems to have the ability to control patient mood. However, is this an effect of increased self-confidence on the patient’s part or is this a result of hormone or regulatory peptide secretion as well?
Who knows at this time, but this is intriguing nonetheless. Dr. Haworth of Beverly Hills, however, is still not offering this treatment for depression even though many do say that aesthetic plastic surgery can be surgical psychiatry when performed in properly selected patients! Is this why there are so many ostensibly happy people in Beverly Hills and and its environs? 😉
I have been using Botox™ for close to 16 years now and have successfully applied it to not only erase forehead and eye region wrinkles, but also to improve the oral area and neck. By strategically injecting small amounts of Botox™ into the upper lip I can help curl out the upper lip by emphasizing the “white roll” or vermillion border as well as soften the stubborn wrinkles there. Also I can elevate the otherwise sad, downturned corners of the mouth by injecting into the depressor anguli oris muscle (DAO) and produce a minor facelift by injecting the platysma muscle of the neck.
The chin can also by smoothed out by ridding it of that aging cobblestone appearance when grimacing, while pore size can be reduced by selectively placing Botox™ into the dermis of the skin only. With this latter technique (when injected into the forehead), the patient can still move their brows but their wrinkles are vastly reduced as well as their pore size- that frozen look is avoided which is especially important for my actor patients. Xeomen™ is a new substitute for Botox and has a number of advantages.
For further information, check out these Extra™ LifeChanger features on the very subject:
For the last three years, I have been grafting certain concepts of Oriental philosophy and medicine onto my Occidental plastic surgical practice. Some of these chimeric treatments have really resonated with my patients, one especially in particular. This involves the simultaneous application of hot and cold jade stones during my administration of Botox ™(botulinum toxin type A.). Alternatively, this concept could also be used for injections of Dysport™ and Xeomen™, both new FDA approved paralytic substances for cosmetic use. I have coined Zen-Tox as a readily identifiable term describing the novel use of distraction from pain via temperature.
To read more about this unique procedure which actively decreases the discomfort experienced during facial injections, refer to Dr. Randal Haworth’s recent interview in Ocean magazine by clicking the following link.