Heather Locklear was almost unrecognizable when she was spotted by DailyMail.com cameras earlier this week as she stepped out to run errands in Calabasas.
The face of the Melrose Place alum, who turns 61 later this month, appeared noticeably swollen and plump as she made a rare public appearance on Monday afternoon.
The sighting comes about five months after the actress was last photographed in public looking happy and healthy as she headed to an Easter Sunday party with fiancée Chris Heisser.
But on Monday, Locklear was seen with a face so puffy it appeared that her eyes were closed.
DailyMail.com consulted with Beverly Hills plastic surgeon Dr. Charles S. Lee to try to determine the reason for her swollen appearance, but he did not believe it to be the result of a cosmetic procedure.
Heather Locklear was almost unrecognizable while running errands around LA earlier this week
The Melrose Place alum, 60, appeared noticeably puffy in the face as she stepped out in Calabasas on Monday afternoon
The actress dressed comfy and casual in ripped army green overalls, a white tank top, and flip flops, and had her beloved Maltese, Mister, tucked under her arm
Locklear, who turns 61 on September 25, was last photographed in public in April this year (left) while heading to an Easter Sunday party with fiancée Chris Heisser. Her last red carpet appearance was nearly a year ago (right) during the premiere of her Lifetime TV movie in October 2021
The board-certified doctor has gained a following on TikTok thanks to his popular video series in which he speculates about ‘celebrity plastic surgery secrets.’
After reviewing the photos, the surgeon told DailyMail.com he did not see any indication of a plastic surgery or Botox treatment on the actress.
Locklear, who got engaged to her childhood sweetheart in 2020, otherwise appeared to be in good spirits during the trip and at one point seemed lost in thought as she left a local shop.
The Hollywood star looked comfy and casual in ripped army green overalls, a white tank top, and black flip flops, and had her pet Maltese dog, Mister, tucked under her arm.
She was not wearing her engagement ring.
Locklear has kept a low profile following a very public rough patch that saw her fall into substance abuse that resulted in several brushes with the law and a stint in a mental health facility in recent years.
She has since got back on the straight and narrow, and recently celebrated over two and half years of sobriety.
The reason for the swelling appearance is unexplained, and it is not believed to be a result of a cosmetic procedure, according to Beverly Hills plastic surgeon Dr. Charles S. Lee who spoke to DailyMail.com
Locklear otherwise appeared to be in good spirits during the trip and at one point seemed lost in thought as she strolled left a local store after picking something up
Locklear made her return to the small screen last October starring in Lifetime TV movie, Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff: The Kristine Carlson Story, her first project in almost five years. She is pictured above with the cast at the world premiere of the film
She also made her return to the small screen last October starring in Lifetime TV movie, Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff: The Kristine Carlson Story, her first project in almost five years.
The former Melrose Place star played Kristine Carlson, co-author of the best-selling book Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff, which she had written with her husband Dr. Richard Carlson.
In June 2020, DailyMail.com broke the exciting news that three years after rekindling her relationship with her high school sweetheart, she accepted Chris’s proposal.
The duo had graduated high school together in 1979 but parted ways, but were on and off as she struggled with substance abuse.
Heather then went on to marry rockers Tommy Lee, 58, from 1986 to 1993 and Richie Sambora, 61, from 1994 to 2007, with whom she has a daughter, Ava, 24.
Chris gained success as an AMA motocross racer, and a contractor, he has also been married and divorced, and has four children.
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