Is Courtney Thorne-Smith Revisiting Melrose Place with Plastic Surgery?
Actress Courtney Thorne-Smith rose to fame on the 90s evening soap Melrose Place. Now that Melrose Place is getting a makeover, Us wonders if the original stars are getting redone as well.
Courtney Thorne Smith, Plastic Surgery
44-year old Courtney has largely dropped out of the limelight since Melrose Place ended in the late 90s. But when she resurfaced on the semi-popular sitcom According to Jim a few years later, many wondered if she had had some refreshment.
Always pretty, Courtney has been looking even more youthful and refreshed as of late. While she is looking as though Botox is clearly a part of her beauty regime, smoothing out fine lines across her forehead and crow’s feet around the eyes, it is somewhat uncertain as to whether Courtney has taken more drastic measures.
New York plastic surgeon Dr Jennifer Walden says, “She looks refreshed and awake. If she did have some Botox whoever administered it did so conservatively, therefore she has good results.”
Manhattan plastic surgeon Dr. David Shafer says, “Courtney Thorne-Smith looks great. She seems to have Botox on board, since her glabella (between her eyebrows) is smooth and her forehead is free from wrinkles. There is nothing wrong with smooth skin.”
Some photos indicate that if Courtney has had more invasive plastic surgery, the procedures include a blepharoplasty and possible browlift.
Plastic surgeon Dr. Sherrell J Aston says, “Courtney Thorne-Smith looks great and I think it may be from a combination of weight loss, Blepharoplasty and Botox. Also, her new fresh hairstyle frames her face nicely and gives her a very young look. In my opinion her surgeon did a great job with giving her a natural result.”
Dr. Paul S. Nassif, a facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon and a rhinoplasty specialist in Beverly Hills, California, says, “It’s a little unfair to compare the photos since Courtney is squinting in the sun in one and the other’s at night, but she may have had a browlift that pulls up her nose a bit. Looks like she has had some Botox to her masseter muscle to soften her jawline and her jaw looks great.”
While Courtney hasn’t admitted to making an appearance on the new version of Melrose Place yet, it seems likely that she’ll show up sometime, to boost her own ratings if nothing else.
Unlike most of celebrities who vehemently deny plastic surgery even if it is obvious, Thorne-Smith admits that botox injections are responsible for her youthful appearance.
Before Thorne-Smith returned to the small screen with guest appearances on "Two and a Half Men", she prepped for the role with the help of botox according to People.com. Botox was actually the reason for landing the job! Courtney claimed in the interview with People that she doesn't want to appear frozen or not like herself.
"It's never been a secret in my personal life - I've just never been asked by the press," Thorne-Smith was quoted as saying, noting: "I've used it, I like it, it works well for me. That's just the simple truth."
It has to be noted that the actress and mother of a 3½-year-old son owns up to first getting botox injections about 10 years ago, when the lines on her forehead began to annoy her.
"I found I've been able to use it and have full expression and look really normal," Thorne-Smith claimed, stating: "I found the frown line was distracting me - I was conscious of it. Now I'm not."
She also explained that she uses botox in the hopes that it staves off a need for more invasive plastic surgery, such as a facelift recovery, later in life.
"My hope is that if I take good care of my skin and use botox, I won't have to use anything else," Thorne-Smith revealed, adding: "Never say never. I always want to look like myself - that's key for me. I don't want to look like a different person, I don't want my face frozen."
But the only negative came when she talked about how the botox injections felt.
"Does it hurt like any injection would hurt? Yeah," Thorne-Smith admitted, adding: "I mean, people have varying degrees, but sure, it hurts for a second."
The question is: "What plastic surgeon experts believe about Courtney Thorne-Smith's plastic surgery?"