17 December 2009

An American doctor has claimed that many US politicians have undergone cosmetic surgery. While politicians are less likely to talk about their private lives or cosmetic surgery choices than stars of stage or screen, Dr Ayman Hakki of the Luxxery Cosmetic Medical Boutique in Waldorf, Maryland has claimed that many have had treatment. According to The Plastic Surgery Channel, the celebrity surgeon - whose clientele has included Miss America and Washington Redskins Hall of Famers - recently revealed a list of the politicians he believed had either had surgery or non surgical procedures. These individuals included Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who he believes has had Botox in her forehead, and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, who he claims has had a face and neck lift. Hillary Clinton denied using Botox last year but rumours have continued to circulate. Dr Hakki also claimed that Vice President Joe Biden has had hair transplants as well as Botox while he thinks California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has had a partial facelift. While the surgeon admits that he has not operated on any of these public figures and therefore cannot know for certain whether they have had cosmetic surgery or not, he claims that he is able to spot the signs in pictures and on television. Many political figures from other countries have admitted to using Botox. Both Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi have been open about their use of the injectable, as has Queensland Premier Anna Bligh.