British singer Liam Payne, best known as a former member of the popular boy band One Direction, recently made headlines for his transformed appearance. Payne was photographed at the premiere of Louis Tomlinson's new documentary "Strip That Down" in London, where fans were quick to notice the changes in his facial features.
Jawline and Cheeks Get a Makeover
The changes to Payne's jawline and cheeks sparked a frenzy on social media, with fans weighing in on whether the singer had undergone cosmetic procedures. Some fans expressed admiration for the results, with comments such as, "Liam Payne has had a full face job, respect it" and "Liam Payne getting buccal fat removal is sending me to the actual moon." Other fans were more skeptical, with one writing, "Still can’t believe Liam Payne got buccal fat removal."
Defending the Singer
However, some fans came to Payne's defense, pointing to past statements in which the singer discussed his dissatisfaction with his physical appearance.
Payne revealed in 2021 that his "wild booze and pills phase" had left him looking bloated, with a face that was "10 times bigger than it is now." He added that the only way for him to cope with the stress of touring was to lock himself in his hotel room with a mini-bar, leading to a "party-for-one that seemed to carry on for years."
Expert Opinion on Liam's New Look
Aesthetics doctor Dr Mo Hamed, who runs the clinic Dr Motox, offered his professional opinion on Payne's new appearance.
Dr Hamed speculated that Payne may have had "jawline filler to give him a chiselled and contoured side profile." He added that this is becoming a popular treatment at his clinic, where men are seeking to masculinize their faces with wider, chiseled jawlines.
The singer himself has yet to comment on the controversy, but instead took to Instagram to congratulate Louis Tomlinson on the premiere of his documentary. Liam Payne's new look has sparked a heated debate among fans, with some admiring the results and others questioning whether he has undergone cosmetic procedures.
Regardless of the speculation, the singer appears to be happy with his appearance and has not commented on the criticism.