Rose McGowan’s Botched Face

There was a time when Rose McGowan was one of Hollywood’s last natural beauties, but thanks to a bad plastic surgeon, that time is over. The star of Conan The Barbarian, Rosewood Lane, and Grindhouse: Planet Terror got into a car accident around 2007, and claims that her new look is the result of her trying to cover up scars from the collision. However, it looks more to us like her new look is the result of a botched eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty), and way too much Botox being injected into way too many spots on her face. Her lips, cheeks, and even forehead all look too smooth and plump to be anything else but the work of a plastic surgeon and a Botox needle.

Has Rose McGowan Had Cosmetic Surgery? Her surgery question is one that seems to follow the actress nearly wherever she goes.

Born in 1973, McGowan lived her early life in the Italian sect of a cult, but her family severed ties in the 1980s and moved to America.

After a continued rough young adulthood with accusations of drug abuse and emancipation at 15, McGowan made her film debut in the 1992 film Encino Man.

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Since then McGowan has gone on to win fame and celebrity with roles on the television show Charmed, and in more recent movies like The Black Dahlia, Grindhouse, and as one of the main villains in the re-make of Conan the Barbarian.

How Much Surgery Has Rose McGowan Had?

Always beautiful and more than a little glamorous, the question of just how much celebrity plastic surgery Rose McGowan has undergone is a niggling question for many of her fans that really want to know the honest truth.

The simple answer to this question is yes.

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Scarred In A Car Accident In 2007

The official story, and one that the actress agrees with, was that she was in a car accident in the year 2007 and that her glasses cut her underneath her eye, leaving an unattractive scar behind:

I didn’t realize I was hurt until I put my hand to my face and felt the flap of skin,” McGowan said, explaining how she’d felt directly after the accident had taken place.

So the natural course of action was to undergo a cosmetic procedure to repair the damage and to get back to her old look.

How Much Work Was Really Done?

However, those that are accusing Rose McGowan of becoming a plastic surgery celebrity are suggesting that she had a lot more work done than she’s letting on. According to these speculations McGowan has likely had a facelift (see facelift without surgery), which most deem was an unnecessary procedure, as well as fillers injected into her cheeks to give her a fuller, rounder look.

These are the most prevalent rumors, which are cropping up ahead of others which range from breast implants to eyelid surgery over and above what was needed to correct the damage that she sustained from her car accident.

But as with any journalistic endeavor you might feel bound to ask just where is the proof that these detractors and accusers are using for these statements?

In the light of McGowan only admitting to the single procedure, the rumor mill has turned to the same source it always uses; the infamous before and after photographs, liberally marked with circles and arrows to draw the viewer’s attention to certain areas where change is supposed to have taken place.

Rose McGowan – Before and After Pictures?

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When using before and after photos as a comparison point it’s important that you always pay attention to the major caveat that comes with using them.

That is to say that a picture is worth a thousand words, but that doesn’t mean that the picture always tells the truth, and especially not in Hollywood.

The elements of a photograph, such as the lighting, background, foreground, distance to the subject and even the type of camera the picture was taken with, can all create a different look.

Additionally the subject herself will look different depending on hair, makeup, general dress and any cosmetic changes that have been rendered with makeup.

So, short of getting pictures of McGowan in, or just post, on plastic surgery it’s important that you take picture comparisons with a grain of salt.

That said though, there are some noticeable differences in Rose McGowan’s face from even the recent past until today. Her chin appears a little different in shape, her cheeks look rounder, and her eyelids appear to droop a little bit. But what does all of that mean, exactly?

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Dr Jennifer Walden: McGowan’s Face Has Changed

Well, while every corner of the Internet likely has an opinion, plastic surgeon Dr. Jennifer Walden offered her professional thoughts on the subject to And though not a doctor that has ever worked with McGowan, Walden had some interesting insights to share.

Before and after plastic surgery (image hosted by“I think she’s had soft tissue fillers injected into her face, into her lips, her cheeks, and that has lead to a more unnatural look,” Walden said, commenting on how the shape of McGowan’s face has changed after the filming of “Grindhouse”. The surgeon also speculated that McGowan may have had a chin implant.

It looks like she’s had her nose done,” Walden also commented, referring to the changing shape of Rose McGowan’s nose over the years. “The bridge has been narrowed, and the tip looks more refined.”

Now what does all of that mean, factually speaking? More or less, it means nothing.

Speculation, even speculation combined with an expert opinion from a highly learned professional, is not something that you can use in place of facts.

But it is suggestive, and the fact that Dr. Walden seems to be agreeing with large swaths of the rumor mill’s populace does lend the accusations a little bit of weight. But it is important to keep in mind that Walden doesn’t have McGowan’s chart, and has never actually worked on or with her.Rose McGowan plastic surgery? (image hosted by

After all, if she had, her statements might be seen as a breach of doctor and patient confidentiality.

So has Rose McGowan undergone cosmetic surgery? Yes, yes she has. What procedures has she had done? The only confirmed one is the eyelid surgery for her injury.

However, it is hard to ignore the changing shape of the actress’s features and how from one project to another she seems to have greatly altered herself. Is what we see in these pictures plastic surgery gone bad?

Or, given McGowan’s success as an actress is it just cosmetic changes through other means seen as bad plastic surgery? Either way it appears that the Rose McGowan’s surgery rumors won’t die easily.

Rose’s Before & After Video Comparison

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