AS the oldest sitting president Joe Biden might be forgiven for showing signs of his age.
But the Democrat – who was sworn into office aged 78 – appears to have multiple cosmetic procedures to fill his wrinkles, fix his hairline and whiten his teeth, according to a number of plastic surgeons.
Attention turned to Biden’s youthful appearance on Thursday after a new book claimed Donald Trump mocked him for having an “awful facelift.”
Trump also ridiculed Biden for wearing a mask to protect against Covid, telling a crowd last year: “I mean, honestly, what the hell did he spend all that money on the plastic surgery [for] if he is going to cover it up.”
Surgeons said in 2019 that former Vice President Biden began to look noticeably different during the 2008 campaign.
Dr. Barry Cohen, a Washington DC plastic surgeon, told the Washington Examiner: “Without any question Joe Biden had hair transplants. In fact, he had bad plugs years ago.
“Subsequently, he filled in his frontal hairline to camouflage the bad ‘Barbie dollesque’ plugs.
“I suspect he has regular Botox and probably filler. If he had a face lift, he needs another.”
Cohen said that he did not expect Biden to face scrutiny for his procedures because they are now common. He added: “No one cares anymore.”
During the 2012 vice presidential debates against Paul Ryan, plastic surgeons speculated that Biden was fitted with either porcelain veneers or a porcelain bridge.
Dr. Lawrence M. Koplin, a Beverly Hills plastic surgeon, told the Examiner that while Biden’s procedures are not perfect, they are well done.
He said: “It is not a stretch to imagine his desire to reach back to ‘freshen’ his appearance and rewind to a time when things were better and happier.”
In 2008 Biden’s team denied he had work done, with a spokesman saying: “Absolutely not. That’s not a misdiagnosis, that’s called malpractice.
“Completely untrue, completely unsubstantiated, completely stupid.”
That came after Dr. Oleh Slupchynskyj told The New York Post he “would bet my next paycheck” that Biden had work done.
Speaking in 2008, Dr Slupchynskyj said: “It appears that he had some sort ‘Lateral Brow/Eyelid Lift.
“Whether it be a string lift or a formal surgical lift, [it’s] hard to say. But I would bet on some kind of lateral brow lift with strings or non-invasive technique.”
And a January blog by MCAN health, a hair transplant surgery based in Turkey, claimed: “We feel like Joe Biden has had some work on his wrinkles, it may involve facelift or some other non-surgical procedures.
“When we look at his pictures, we also get the feeling that he has done something with his teeth; porcelain veneers.
“We believe that Biden has undergone a hair transplant to have his youthful look.”
Plastic surgeon Dr. Steven Davis told OK in October last year: “Joe Biden definitely had a facelift.
“After reviewing photos over the years the scars along the ear cartilage (tragus) is being pulled outward… most likely at least a year or so old.
He added: “Hair transplants are also present but were more obvious when his hair was being colored darker, the gray definitely is more camouflaging to them.
“He’s had Botox injections around the brows but not so much on his forehead, and his teeth are very white which is likely the result of veneers.”
The Sun has contacted the White House for comment.