There has been much speculation as to whether Vladimir Putin has had facial plastic surgery. Based on his photographs, it appears he may have had lower eyelid surgery or blepharoplasty in addition to Botox and perhaps fillers to his cheeks and corners of the mouth.
It is not uncommon for political figures to have facial plastic surgery to appear more youthful and obtain the younger vote. The key is to appear natural, subtle, and have a more refreshed yet unoperated appearance.
Dr. Funk is a double board certified facial plastic surgeon in Houston, Texas.