What Happened to Kim Novak?

by Dr. Ramtin Kassir, M.D., F.A.C.S. | March 3, 2014, 5:13 p.m.

Kim Novak  has been the “face of natural beauty” in Hollywood especially after her significant role in the 1955 classic movie, Picnic. The 81-year-old actress joined Matthew McConaughey to present Best Animated Short Film and Best Animated Feature Film, leaving the Oscars audience in shock. Undoubtedly, like many Hollywood’s stars, she has undergone several plastic surgery procedures over the past couple of years, and her results are drastic, unnatural, and overdone.   

“After examining some old photos of the star, and comparing them to the way she looks today, it appears that she most likely had a fat transfer to her face,  causing it to appear too plump and round, in addition to chemical peels and lasers to smooth out her skin.    Her tightly pulled skin around her face and neck, and lack of facial sagging, loose skin, wrinkles, and laugh lines reveal that she had a facelift and/or a necklift,” states Dr. Kassir.   

According to the triple board certified facial plastic surgeon, “It appears that Kim Novak has had upper and lower eyelid surgery, known as blepharoplasty, as her eyelids appear firm without puffiness that is common of someone her age. Her eyebrows are also excessively elevated, which are evidence of a traditional brow lift, and her nose appears to be thinner, which is a result from a rhinoplasty- a nose job or two.”   

The goal of cosmetic surgery is to enhance appearance and correct abnormalities. What sets Dr. Kassir apart is his aesthetic vision, precise technique, and respect for for his patients, which includes the discipline to say no to them. “Every day in my practice I take care of my patients with tremendous concern for their well-being. It is our top priority to make sure that all treatments are safe and effective; we want every patient to leave our offices feeling extraordinary about themselves, without looking overdone or plastic,” states Dr. Kassir, who is referred to as the “Picasso of Faces” and “Olivia Pope of Plastic of Surgery,” particularly, in cases like this, where cosmetic procedures have gone wrong.

See  clip below as Dr. Kassir restored a natural-look to a woman after 29 surgeries.