You could say that Tony Sheldon, a 33-year-old songwriter, is a true ‘Belieber’. His recent $100,000 celebrity-inspired makeover has some of the best plastic surgeons in NYC questioning the L.A.-based songwriter’s judgment. Sheldon, who has an admitted fear of aging, told several news sources he went under the knife not once, but five separate times to look like teen rocker, Justin Bieber.
Sheldon told the Daily Mail that once the Canadian teen sensation was a household name with his image plastered everywhere, he desperately wanted to look like him. “By using Justin’s charming baby face as my inspiration, I’ve been able to restructure my entire look to maintain a much more youthful appearance through plastic surgery,” said Sheldon. His obsession with a youthful appearance has been a topic of concern for some cosmetic surgeons, who refused to do any work on Sheldon.
As psychiatrist Dr. Carole Lieberman explains, “Consciously or unconsciously, people think that if they look like a particular celebrity, it will bring them the power that a celebrity has, the power to attract people, to be a heartbreaker, to have guys or girls swooning over them.” Sheldon confesses that his friends originally thought he was crazy, but now that his transformation is over, they supposedly shower him with compliments.
To look like Bieber, Sheldon began with relatively non-invasive Botox injections, before changing to Aquamid, which lasts longer. His “smile surgery,” which set him back nearly $15,000, was completed last July, and entailed a four-week recovery process. After the corners of his mouth were permanently turned upwards and his bottom lip plumped out, Sheldon embarked on a chin reduction procedure and a series of hair transplants to mimic the Bieb’s shaggy hairline. The hair transplants alone cost $21,000, and multiple revisions to achieve the perfect hair line.
But when Sheldon wanted to have his eyelids done last year, eight different plastic surgeons turned him down. He finally found one who would perform the eyelift, but most reputable surgeons in the medical community would shy away from a patient who had questionable motivations.
Emulating celebrities through fashion and hair styles in one thing, but undergoing extreme cosmetic surgery to look like a pop star is not condoned by the best plastic surgeons in NYC and around the nation. It seems that Tony Sheldon isn’t leading the charge in the field of Hollywood-inspired plastic surgery. The looks of Britney Spears, Ryan Gosling, Pamela Anderson and Demi Moore have inspired dozens of others to do the same – and while some are pleased with the outcomes, others have been seriously disappointed.
The best cosmetic surgeon in NYC would not support the radical chin reduction, eyelift, hair transplants and facial fillers that Tony Sheldon had performed to look like a famous teen rocker.
Dr. Thomas Loeb’s approach and philosophies are in line with leading surgeons in his field; he believes that the only good cosmetic surgery is that which leaves the patient with a natural appearance. That is why he meets with each prospective client for an in-depth consultation to determine their motivations and expectations, to ensure they are both healthy and realistic. To learn more about your options for plastic surgery in New York, we invite you to call our office at 212-327-3700.
Billboard, Justin Bieber Fan Spends $100K on Plastic Surgery to Look Like the Singer, http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/pop-shop/5763186/justin-bieber-fan-spends-100k-on-plastic-surgery-to-look-like-the
Huffington Post, Celebrity Plastic Surgery: 8 People Who Have Had Extreme Operations To Look Like Their Favorite Stars, http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/24/celebrity-plastic-surgery_n_4151715.html
Radar Online, Justin Bieber Fanatic Spends $100,000 On Plastic Surgery To Look Like His Hero, http://radaronline.com/exclusives/2013/10/justin-bieber-fan-100000-plastic-surgery-to-look-like-him/