Why I Spent Thousands - To Look Just Like Justin Bieber

Varci Vartanian on 15 Nov 2013 at 9:00am

before and after toby sheldon justin beiber

Realself member Toby Sheldon is a 33 year-old LA-based songwriter, originally from Germany. Recently, Toby has made global headlines, sharing he spent over $100,000 on cosmetic procedures to more closely resemble Justin Bieber. This is his story. In his own words. 

I was in my 30's, getting Botox and fillers and wanted to look like I was in my 20's. I brought pictures of Justin Bieber, Zac Efron and male models into my surgeon, and he picked Justin Bieber saying, "This is a good look for you".  

The surgeon did an upper lip lift and a corner lip lift to correct the downturned corners of my mouth -- this was to stop me from looking sad all the time.

He also lifted my bottom lip to make it pout out a little, and to hide the lower teeth that [commonly] show more with age. He also suggested a chin reduction, chin lipo and fat transfer to my forehead, temples, lips and under eyes for a more youthful look.

after lip lift surgery toby sheldon

I was a little apprehensive the day of surgery as I was getting a lot done, but the recovery wasn't that bad. The first night, I woke up having a little panic attack because I was so bandaged up from the lipo and chin reduction  -- but that was it.  

And, the surgeon told me not to smile excessively with the lip lift, so I took it to the next level and didn't smile or talk for three whole weeks. So, of course, you get a little depressed if you don't smile. 

The fat transfer also made my lips look duck-like for about 4 weeks, but it was worth it. Everyone wants to look younger -- instead of doing little things here and there that don't really work, I'd rather go under the knife.   

I haven't even told my parents, they live in Germany. A German TV station is coming here to shoot something about me -- so they might see it on TV then. I don't really know how to bring it up to them, "Oh, by the way ... I look like Justin Bieber!"

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We can be ourselves or not, as we please. We are at liberty to be real, or to be unreal. We may be true or false, the choice is ours. We may wear now one mask and now another, and never, if we so desire, appear with our own true face. But we cannot make these choices with impunity. Causes have effects, and if we lie to ourselves and to others, then we cannot expect to find truth and reality whenever we happen to want them. If we have chosen the way of falsity we must not be surprised that truth eludes us when we finally come to need it and that confusion reigns. - Thomas Merton, abridged and adapted from “New Seeds of Contemplation“
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He looks like Barry Mannilow/Tom Cruise mix
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he looks like a total dork
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