A renowned plastic surgeon has delivered a withering assessment of this year’s Married At First Sight stars, saying they are too dependent on fillers.
Beverly Hills-based Dr. Randal Haworth says the latest crop of brides have ‘over-inflated lips’ that sit uncomfortably with their faces and ‘don’t do them any favours’.
Speaking exclusively to Daily Mail Australia, the CEO of DrHaworth.com also claimed that reality TV stars more generally are sending a harmful message to young fans by excessively plumping up their features.
‘Their lips are preposterously out of proportion!’ MAFS brides Jessika Power and Ines Basic ‘are destroying their looks with facial fillers’, says a leading cosmetic surgeon. Pictured left: Jessika pre-2017, and right: in 2019
After being shown before-and-after photos of Jessika Power, Martha Kalifatidis and Ines Basic, Dr. Haworth didn’t hold back.
‘Like a loud out-of-tune instrument in an otherwise beautiful orchestra, these over-inflated lips resemble baboon bottoms in heat and do no one any favours,’ he said.
Speaking about reality stars generally, he said there is a risk they are projecting unrealistic beauty standards on to a young generation of women.
He added: ‘As a renowned lip reshaping expert, I can say it is not just the lips, but also the surgically and “filter enhanced” faces and bodies that send a bad message to young people. It breeds insecurity and bland conformity whereby everyone starts to look the same.’
‘These over-inflated lips resemble baboon bottoms in heat’: After being shown before-and-after photos of several Married At First Sight stars, Dr. Randal Haworth didn’t hold back. Pictured left: an undated photo of Martha Kalifatidis from several years ago, and right: in 2019
Several MAFS contestants, including single mother Susie Bradley, have admitted to using off-the-shelf lip fillers, such as Juvéderm.
In photos taken before their cosmetic transformations, the reality stars are almost unrecognisable compared to how they look today.
But Dr. Haworth believes that facial fillers have not necessarily improved or complemented the brides’ natural features.
‘Instead of enhancing facial sensuality, overly plumped lips tend to do the opposite and even age the face in a strange way,’ he observed.
Plump pouts: Several MAFS contestants, including Ines Basic, have admitted to regularly getting lip fillers. Pictured left: Ines in September 2018, and right: on April 18, 2019
‘The exaggerated lips of Jessika only serve to distract from her natural beauty’: Dr. Haworth told Daily Mail Australia that ‘overly plumped lips tend to age the face in a strange way’. Pictured: Jessika before and after having lip fillers
He added: ‘For example, the exaggerated lips of Jessika only serve to distract from her natural beauty, while the lips of Martha just draw attention to her other churlish facial plastic surgery, including her rhinoplasty.’
Dr. Haworth went on to say that ‘so-called practitioners’ of cosmetic enhancements are allowing ‘their own aesthetic judgment to be hijacked by social media influencers’ and reality stars like the Kardashians.
‘This [fixation] encourages tunnel vision in doctors and nurse injectors alike, focusing only on lip volume and not on shape,’ he said.
‘Doctors and nurse injectors alike focus only on lip volume and not on shape’: Dr. Haworth wasn’t a fan of Martha Kalifatidis’ cosmetic enhancements. Pictured before and after she underwent facial fillers
Speaking to NW magazine on Monday, Jessika confirmed she has spent $25,000 on her cosmetic transformation so far – and has no plans to slow down.
Last month, Ines also admitted she has been getting lip fillers ‘for years’.
Furthermore, Martha has acknowledged having Botox and facial fillers in addition to undergoing a rhinoplasty and breast enlargement.
Mummy makeover: Susie Bradley underwent extensive cosmetic work after having her first child. Pictured left: Susie in 2015, and right: earlier this year