Anne Robinson's Face loses its lift

Sunday Mail 

In recent years she has been as famous for her age-defying appearance as her acerbic put-downs. But time seemed to have caught up with Anne Robinson as she stepped out last week.

Wearing a fur coat, the television presenter looked less than fresh-faced. And although she appeared younger than her 66 years, lines were clearly visible around her eyes and mouth.

The Weakest Link and Watchdog presenter was characteristically frank about the £9,000 facelift which transformed her appearance six years ago, saying: Anything that allows women to feel better about themselves is worth the money.

She admitted to maintaining her wrinkle-free look with regular Anti-Wrinkle Injections injections but has laughed off reports of further surgery to turn back the clock, saying it would be unfair to women her age if she had a second operation and denied it. Two years ago, she also denied having fillers injected into her upper lip to make it fuller after she was pictured with the lip appearing suspiciously plumped up.

According to experts, her latest look spotted as she walked down the street in Knightsbridge, West London is just a classic long-term effect after having a facelift.

Surgeon Alex Karidis said: "Anne"s face has loosened since her surgery, which will always happen. A facelift will tighten the skin and lift the muscles, but afterwards it will only remain as tight as the skin will allow. Skin continues to age after a facelift, loosening and sagging as people age.

Dr Ayham Al-Ayoubi: She also looks a little strange around the mouth area, which I think is the result of injectable fillers around her lips." Surgeon Ayham Al-Ayoubi added: "It looks like some of her soft tissue was removed along with skin during her facelift, and now she has lost more collagen through ageing."

A former alcoholic, Anne gave up drinking in 1978, and says she has not smoked for more than 20 years.

Her efforts to remain youthful include a strict exercise regime and organic diet. She divorced her second husband John Penrose in 2007 after 27 years of marriage. She returned to Watchdog in September last year, having fronted the programme for eight years until 2001.

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