Comments on Debbie Harry’s Facelift as Band Plays at Glastonbury

Whitney Taylor | July 2, 2014 | Posted in Facelift

Facelift in NYCDebbie Harry has made no secret of her previous plastic surgery procedures, but that did not stop her from banning close-up shots at her latest gig at Glastonbury. The Blondie bombshell prohibited photographers from parking in the pits during her performance before wowing crowds with her renditions of Blondie classics like “Call Me” and “Heart of Glass.”

For those considering a facelift in NYC, celebrities like Harry often provide the living example and incentive to go through with the cosmetic procedure.

Harry’s facelift done for “business reasons”

According to a 2009 report at the Daily Mail, Harry admitted in 2009 to having a facelift procedure a number of years prior “for business reasons.” The then 63-year-old told the publication, “Yeah, I had a facelift years ago. Why not? It gives you all the things you need to be part of the action. I don’t feel like hiding myself away.”

Harry’s willingness to indulge in plastic surgery may be part of the reason the singer is still going strong today. Although she banned photographers from getting too close at Glastonbury, recent photos of the singer show she is far from ready for retirement. With the same blonde locks and catlike features she was flaunting 40 years ago, Harry shows she still has what it take to rock the stage.

“You photograph better,” Harry told the Daily Mail when explaining her decision to have cosmetic surgery. “Looks are a key part of being an entertainer, so I felt it was something I had to do. All sorts of horrific things happen in life – why make it worse by worrying about getting older?”

Considering a facelift in NYC

Harry, who had her original facelift more than 20 years ago, is living proof that choosing the right procedure and surgeon can provide years of benefit down the road. Although Harry is showing moderate signs of aging, at nearly 70, the singer is still relatively line free and boasts a youthful facial profile to complement her slim figure. Patients that are considering a similar procedure will do well to understand exactly what a facelift can (and can’t) do and how to choose the procedure and surgeon for the best possible results.

A facelift is a surgical procedure that lifts, tightens and smooths the face from the cheeks to the jawline. The incision is typically placed around the temple and ear, although incisions variations may be recommended depending on the specific needs and desired outcome of the individual patient. Through the incisions, muscles are repositioned, skin is tightened and excess skin is removed. The procedure is commonly performed on an outpatient basis under local anesthesia and sedation.

Results of a facelift are evident after healing takes place, which may take up to 4-6 weeks. Skin will appear smoother and firmer, and there will be fewer visible fine lines and facial creases. Results from a facelift can last for many years, particularly if you properly care for your skin after the procedure.

Choosing an experienced surgeon is an important factor in ensuring the safety and effectiveness of your procedure. Dr. Thomas Loeb has been performing plastic surgery procedures, including facelifts, for many years at his Fifth Avenue office in Manhattan.

He has been noted as one of the top plastic surgeons in his field and is frequently sought by celebrities and non-celebrity patients alike who are looking for natural, long-lasting results from their procedure.

For more information about facial plastic surgery procedures in New York, contact Dr. Loeb’s office at 212-327-3700 to schedule your personal consultation.

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  1.  The Independent, Glastonbury 2014: Blondie Bans Photographers in Pit from Taking Closeups of Her Gnarly Face,
  2. American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Facelift,
  3. American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Understanding Rhytidectomy,
  4. Daily Mail, Blondie Star Debbie Harry Ditches Grey Haired OAP Look for Younger, Sexier Image,–ditches-grey-haired-OAP-look-younger-sexier-image.html
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