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What Happened to Zac Efron’s Face? His Friend Spoke Out after Rumors That the Actor Had Plastic Surgery

Bettina Dizon
May 13, 2022
04:41 A.M.
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When Zac Efron appeared in an Earth Day video, fans were shocked to see his face looking different. Speculation that the actor had undergone plastic surgery ran rampant on the internet until his friend addressed the rumors.


Zac Efron recently appeared on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” to talk about his recent projects, including his Netflix show, “Down to Earth with Zac Efron.”

He also detailed his visit to Australia, where he had to shoot the show, and getting stuck in the country amidst the pandemic.


The “High School Musical” star undoubtedly looked great at 34. However, some fans noticed a slight change to the actor's face that prompted them to speculate if Efron had gone under the knife.


Efron sparked plastic surgery rumors in April 2021 when he appeared in an “Earth Day Musical” video with Justin Bieber, Steve Aoki, Charli D'Amelio, Dixie D'Amelio, and Bill Nye the Science Guy.

People started to wonder if the actor had done something to change the shape of his face. He seemed to have a more prominent jaw and fuller lips, making fans think he turned to plastic surgery or fillers to enhance his features.


“What has Zac Efron done to his face [?]” one person asked on social media. Another user shared her thoughts about Efron's new look on Twitter, saying:

“I never thought I'd say this, but I don’t think I find Zac Efron cute anymore that filler he put in his face or whatever. It is just not working in his favor, and I hate to see it.”

Australian talk show host Kylie Sandilands—who is also close to Efron—shut down the rumors and claimed the actor did not go under the knife or she would have known. She also suggested that there was no need for Efron to touch his face because he was already handsome enough.


Dr. Anthony Youn, a board-certified plastic surgeon and popular TikToker, suggested that the “Baywatch” star had undergone dental surgery instead. He said:

“Has he had surgery to reshape his jawline, Botox or fillers? I don’t think so. I actually think he has had dental surgery, not plastic surgery. That's why he is swollen.”

Efron has undergone many physical changes throughout his career, especially for his film “Baywatch,” where he was on a strict diet and workout plan. 

Zac Efron during the "Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil And Vile" at the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival at The Stella Artois Theatre, Manhattan. | Source: Getty Images



This isn't the first time fans have discussed Efron's face. In 2013, he broke his jaw after reportedly falling in his home.

Efron slipped at the entrance of his Los Angeles residence after failing to see a puddle of water. He sustained injuries that required stitches. Fortunately, the accident was not severe, and the actor made a full recovery.

Although he may not have undergone plastic surgery, other Hollywood stars have opened up about enhancing their features, including Jamie Lee Curtis, who admitted it did not end well.