Cybill Shepherd fears Botox, but says she’ll start using it


Has it really been 38 years since Cybill Sheperd won our hearts in "The Last Picture Show"?  Cybill is still a most beautiful woman.  In an interview with Patricia Sheridan of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, she was asked:

Many women of a certain age are having things done to help maintain a youthful appearance. Have you resisted?

Her reply:

It’s a big issue for me because I feel a responsibility that I should do something. I have fear of doing it. I will do things. I will be doing things. I haven’t yet.

I just cringe at the thought of needles going in my face. I’m not afraid of shots, having almost died of pneumonia when I was 5 and again when I was 7. I had to get shots every day.

I’m just afraid of what might happen to my face. (Laughs.) I have fear of what it’s going to look like afterward.

Cybill can look natural and many years younger without a trip to the operating room.  In my office, under local anesthesia I would perform upper eyelid blepharoplasty along with a conservative Fraxel re:pair (fractionated CO2 laser) of her face and neck. This would smooth the skin of her lower lids, and tighten the lax skin of her neck, cheeks, and brows in addition to eliminating wrinkles and "sun damage" brown spots. Once healed from the Fraxel re:pair treatment I would evaluate whether a small amount of hyaluronic filler (Restylane or Juviderm) would help in the lower lid tear trough hollow and cheek area, but usually this is not necessary after the above treatment. She could look 10 to 15 years younger without looking as if she had any plastic surgery.  The only Botox that I would use would be in her "crow's feet" area of the lateral eyelid 1 to 2 weeks before the laser treatment as studies have shown that patient's skin heals better  from CO2 laser treatments if the muscles are not moving for a short time following the treatment.

Has it really been 37 years since Cybill drove Richard Benjamin crazy in "The Heartbreak Kid?"

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Encino Facial Plastic Surgeon