Zac Efron Reacts to Plastic Surgery Rumors After Viral Jaw Photo

It wasn’t what it looked like. Zac EfronAfter a photo of his face looking different last year, rumors that he had undergone plastic surgery were finally dispelled.

The Zac Efron brings it down to earth star, 34, revealed that his face looked so swollen in April 2021 because it was — but not because he’d had any work done. In a cover interview, he revealed that his face looked so swollen in April 2021 because it was — but not because he’d had any work done. Men’s HealthPublished Wednesday, September 7, 2007. Beach BumActor explained that he fractured his jaw years ago when he fell in his house and hit his chin on a granite waterfall.

“The masseters just grew,” he explained, referring to the face muscles used for chewing. “They just got really, really big.”

Efron added that he didn’t know people were speculating he’d had surgery until his mother called to ask him about it. (Men’s HealthAlso, it should be noted that Entourage alum’s jaw now “looks much as it has always looked.”)

The High School Musical star didn’t comment on the surgery rumors, but his friend Kyle Sandilands slammed the speculation at the time, saying that his pal would have told him if he’d had any work done.

“It’s like getting a Picasso and having a kid finger paint all over it,” the Australian radio host, 51, quipped. “Why bother?”

Zac Efron 'Fell Into a Pretty Bad Depression' After 'Baywatch' Training 2

Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron in ‘Baywatch.’
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Efron also spoke out about the serious consequences of his actions. BaywatchHis body was affected by his diet and training program. “I started to develop insomnia, and I fell into a pretty bad depression, for a long time,” the NeighborsActor recalled. “Something about that experience burned me out. I had a really hard time re-centering.”

Baywatch, which also stars Dwayne JohnAnd Alexandra DaddarioThe debut of, took place in May 2017. He was a former Disney star who was always fit. But, he went to new heights for comedy and reportedly lost 5 percent body fat in three months.

“That Baywatch look, I don’t know if that’s really attainable,” the California native explained to the outlet. “There’s just too little water in the skin. Like, it’s fake; it looks CGI’d. Lasix, powerful diuretics, was needed to achieve that feat. So, I don’t need to do that. I much prefer to have an extra, you know, 2 to 3 percent body fat.”

The Greatest Showman actor went on to say that his doctors realized he was “taking way too many diuretics for way too long, and it messed something up.” Six months after BaywatchEfron said that after production was complete, he felt better.