Liam Payne shocked fans as he sported a drastically different look on Thursday.
The One Direction star, 29, was supporting former bandmate Louis Tomlinson at the premiere of his new film All Of Those Voices when he surprised with his red carpet appearance.
Fans flocked to Twitter to question what had happened, with many asking if he’d undergone buccal fat removal.
The fast growing trend among celebrities and social media personalities alike cuts out fat pads from the inside of a person’s cheek, giving them a more angular face as a result.
Shocked fans penned: ‘Liam Payne has had a full face job , respect it’; ‘Liam Payne getting buccal fat removal is sending me to the actual moon’; ‘Still can’t believe Liam Payne got buccal fat removal.’
Now and then: Liam Payne shocked fans with his VERY chiseled jaw and drastically different appearance on Thursday (right) after lamenting his ‘bloated’ features (right in 2019)
Surgery? Fans flocked to Twitter to question what had happened, with many asking if he’d undergone buccal fat removal
Speaking to MailOnline, aesthetics doctor Dr Mo Hamed weighed in on what he believed Liam could have had done, saying the singer was looking ‘very good.’
Dr Mo Hamed, who runs aesthetics clinic Dr Motox, speculated: ‘He looks like he may have had some jawline filler to give him a chiselled and contoured side profile.
‘This is becoming a very popular treatment in my clinic where men are having jawline filler to masculinise their face.
‘A wider and chiseled jawline is associated with more strong masculine features.’
MailOnline has contacted Liam’s representatives for comment.
Speaking in 2021, Liam revealed he was left looking bloated after going through a ‘wild booze and pills phase’.
Liam, who said he struggled to stay sober on tour, revealed: ‘There were a few pictures of me on a boat and I was all bloated out and I call it my pills-and-booze face.
‘My face was 10 times bigger than it is now. The problem was, the best way to secure us was to lock us in our rooms, and what is in the room? A mini-bar.
Cute couple: He seemed in good spirits as he attended the premiere with his girlfriend Kate Cassidy, with the pair making for a picture perfect couple
Bloated out: Liam previously said he struggled to stay sober in One Direction, confessing: There were a few pictures of me on a boat and I was all bloated out and I call it my pills-and-booze face’ (pictured in 2014)
‘So I had a party-for-one that seemed to carry on for years. It was wild but the only way you could get frustration out.’
Liam went on to reveal that he slipped back into bad habits during lockdown, and became reliant on alcohol, which led to him putting on weight.
What is buccal fat removal surgery?
The procedure cuts out fat pads from the inside of a person’s cheek, giving them a more angular face as a result.
Model Chrissy Teigen admitted to receiving the procedure in 2021, and it just one of many personalities believed to have underwent the operation.
It takes around a half-hour for the surgeon to complete each side of the mouth, with the entire operation taking around an hour.
The surgeon will then close the incisions with dissolvable stitches.
Detailing the impact it had on his waistline, he continued: ‘I put on so much weight, I was eating badly and describing it as a bulking period — “I’m doing it for a movie role! It’s all good!”
‘That’s the best excuse if anyone asks if you’ve put on weight. Say it’s for a role, coming out 2022.
‘I put a lot of weight on. What got me, I did one performance on TV with the BAFTAs and I was disappointed with myself. I didn’t look how I wanted to look.
‘In your own self you know how you feel about it. Obviously they say the camera adds ten pounds and it definitely did. I realised I’ve let myself go in this.’
After the country came out of lockdown Liam worked hard on his physique, getting back into the gym and cutting down on his alcohol consumption.
He has been hard at work on his solo career but proved he hasn’t forgotten his roots as he supported Louis’ new film.
He seemed in good spirits as he attended the premiere with his girlfriend Kate Cassidy, with the pair making for a picture perfect couple.
Despite One Direction splitting up back in 2016, Liam and Louis have maintained a close friendship through the years.
While Liam admitted to not being very close to Louis while in the band, he shared in 2022 that Louis was his ‘best mate now’.
But sparking controversy while chatting to Logan Paul on his podcast, he also hinted that his solo music had performed better than his bandmates had.
Bond: Despite One Direction splitting up back in 2016, Liam and Louis Tomlinson appear to have maintained a close friendship through the years (pictured in 2014)
Defending his former bandmate after the podcast episode raised eyebrows, Louis then went on to describe interviews like that ‘challenging’.
‘All I will say on that is… which of those annoying Paul brothers was it? [Logan Paul] knew exactly what he was doing, the buttons he was pressing, and that’s what I took away from it,’ he explained.
All Of Those Voices hits cinemas worldwide from March 22, with the film’s synopsis sharing that the film ‘takes a refreshingly raw and real look at Louis Tomlinson’s musical journey’.
Sharing never-before-seen home movie footage and behind the scenes access, it will take a look at his life post-band.