Since the late 1970s, Christie Brinkley has been one of the most famous models in the world. She holds the record for the longest contract with Cover Girl and even today in her 60s, she still looks to be more in her 30s and that is thanks to a healthy diet, good genetics, and exercise along with cosmetic surgery and botox.
Aside from being on countless magazine covers, Christie has also been an actress, most famously in the first National Lampoon’s Vacation film who tempts Chevy Chase’s character. She is also famous for her marriage to Billy Joel which lasted nine years. In addition to her fame, she has also garnered well-deserved praise for being an activist for human and animal rights.
Unlike many stars, Christie Brinkley has never shied away from talking about her plastic and cosmetic surgery along with using botox and many other beauty secrets. It’s clear from her interviews that she believes that surgery enhances her already stunning looks and compliments her diet and exercise program.
Christie’s use of surgery did not seem to take place until she was closing in on being 50 years old. The photos of her starting in the late 1970s to 2000 show a remarkably beautiful and seemingly ageless Brinkley with little indication of any cosmetic surgery.
However, by 2005 there did seem to be some indications of external assistance being used, most notably the lack of lines in her forehead which is a strong indication of botox being used. However, even by 2010 her use of surgery must have been masterful because even by the age of 51 she still appeared to be a totally natural beauty.
Use of Plastic Surgery
By 2012, Brinkley was drawing attention to herself for looking almost too good. With a flawless face and body, people began to wonder how anyone over 50 who had kids could look as fit and natural as she did. About this time is when she started sharing her history of cosmetic surgery and botox.
Botox: Christie stated that she used botox at one point, but let it wear off because she didn’t like the appearance of her face. She felt it made her look sad, so she no longer uses it on her forehead, but instead around her neck to remove the rings.
Laser Treatments: Christie is a big fan of laser treatments to remove discoloration of the skin. So successful has her laser treatments been that she even says they help restore collagen to promote the elasticity in the skin.
Fillers: Her use of fillers is apparent, although the doses are relatively small. The fillers have helped smooth out her face, cheeks, and hands along with other areas of the body that have lost their youthful appearance. It’s apparent that she does not overuse fillers as Christie’s face still looks natural.
It’s clear that Christie Brinkley has used cosmetic surgery, botox, and other methods to tweak her already stunning appearance and is arguably one of the most successful in terms of retaining her natural beauty. By emphasizing diet, exercise, and traditional beauty enhancement methods, Brinkley shows how plastic surgery can be used successfully in a supporting role.