Toby Sheldon, a 33 year-old Los Angeles songwriter, underwent nearly $100,000 in plastic surgery in order to resemble Justin Bieber.
Toby Sheldon's plastic surgery endeavors have recently been in the news. Let's take a look at the facts and see what kind of results Sheldon was able to achieve. To put the whole story in perspective let's start with a photo of Sheldon from 10 years ago, when he was 23, and just before he started on his plastic surgery journey.
Let's see what happened from here.
From the DailyMail:
Aquamid is a permanent facial filler that is not currently FDA approved nor available for purchase in the US. From my research it sounds like Sheldon was able to get his filler from overseas.
Upper lip lift surgery is a valid way of reducing the upper lip length. It's certainly not as commonly done as lip filler injections, but it is a proven way to shorten a long upper lip and improve upper tooth show.
Okay, that's quite a bit of surgery isn't it? Let's see what Toby Sheldon looks like today.
So what do you think? From my perspective Sheldon's plastic surgery is a great example of the care that must be taken when performing rejuvenative procedures in men in order to make them appear younger. For some surgeons the tendancy is to perform surgery just as they would with a woman. The problem lies in the fact that this approach very often results in an overly-feminized, fake looking man that just doesn't look quite right. Other examples of this problem include Kenny Rogers and Bruce Jenner.
So while Toby Sheldon and his surgeon used Justin Bieber as a guide, they ended up missing things a bit. Besides the issue of someone in thier 30s trying to look like a teenager, another issue in this case is the overly-arched eyebrows and feminized upper eyelid area. In looking at the photo of Toby Sheldon when he was a youthful 23 you can see that even then he didn't have such extreme upper eyelid show or raised eyebrows. I suspect the brow raising may have resulted from the botox he received to his forehead. When not done properly there is a tendancy for the lateral eyebrows to become overly raised.
Sheldon himself admits to having a fear of aging. It appears that in the quest to conquer aging he may have gone too far.