Celeb-inspired Cosmetic Surgery a step too far

When we go to the hairdressers for a particular hairstyle, we often use a famous model or actor as a point of reference – and the same applies with Cosmetic Surgery. However, while a haircut can be easily grown out thanks to it being a temporary measure, having Cosmetic Surgery is a permanent fixture; so what happens when you go back for more? An attempt to mimic your favourite celebrity’s appearance usually requires more than one operation – and in the case of South Korean model Hong Yuh Reum, she underwent multiple procedures (targeting the eyes and nose) to replicate the look of Australian model, Miranda Kerr. “It really struck me when I first saw [Kerr] in a magazine. She has a baby face, but she’s very sexy. I knew I wanted to be like her,” she said. Everyone’s favourite heartthrob, Ryan Gosling, is also a popular lookalike choice – with New Jersey-based actor, Nicholas Ryan, spending nearly £3,000 to resemble his idol. “I’m going for roles that demand a more rugged look in a man’s face,” he explained. Interestingly enough, the Cosmetic Surgeon who operated on Ryan, Dr. Tim Neavin, admitted that the majority of his male patients regularly ask to look like Gosling. Yet there are some people who end up getting carried away with their money – as well as their looks. One such extreme case of Cosmetic Surgery obsession is Toby Sheldon, who in the last six years has spent around £60,000 to achieve the appearance of Canadian singer, Justin Bieber. To date his surgeries have included a Chin Reduction, Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty), Dermal Fillers and Hair Transplants. While Cosmetic Surgery can certainly enhance your features, the secret to successful Cosmetic Surgery is to achieve results that offer a completely natural look, with most experts advising patients to consider Cosmetic Surgery as a means of working with what they already have and simply enhancing it. Which celebrity look do you admire? Cast your votes on Facebook today.