Zac Efron's Jaw Injury And Plastic Surgery Explained

12 December 2023, 11:02

Zac Efron has denied having plastic surgery
Zac Efron has denied having plastic surgery. Picture: Getty
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Zac Efron's changing looks and chin injury explained as plastic surgery rumours whirr – the actor has revealed that he I "almost died".

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Over the past couple of years, there has been much speculation surrounding Zac Efron's changing looks online, with the High School Musical star addressing the rumours in September last year.

The 36-year-old actor revealed last year that he underwent corrective surgery following a chin injury which had led to a swollen face – photos of his new appearance went viral months later.

Given that Zac grew up in front of our eyes on the Disney Channel before starring in iconic films like 17 Again and The Greatest Showman, it took no time at all for fans to notice how different his jaw looked, but Zac continues to deny plastic surgery speculation.

Here's everything Efron has said about the rumours...

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Has Zac Efron had plastic surgery?

Zac insists that he hasn't had plastic surgery, blaming his changed appearance on his growing jaw muscles following an accident at home in which he seriously injured his chin.

He revealed in his Men’s Health Magazine interview in 2022 that he hadn't realised that a picture of his swollen appearance had gone viral last April. The Iron Claw star said that it was only brought to his attention when his mother asked if he had undergone plastic surgery.

He also revealed to ET: "My mom told me. I never really read the internet, so, I don’t really care."

An image of Zac's larger chin and jaw went viral in April 2021
An image of Zac's larger chin and jaw went viral in April 2021. Picture: Zac Efron/Instgram

He explained that his stronger jawline was due to his growing masseter muscles – which are rectangular-shaped muscles in your face and jaw. Efron revealed that he committed to these masseter exercises to aid in his recovery from a horrific chin accident months prior.

“The masseters just grew. They just got really, really big," he explained to Men's Health.

Zac then poignantly said in the interview: "If I valued what other people thought of me to the extent that they may think I do, I definitely wouldn’t be able to do this work."

Fans have noticed a change in Zac Efron's look from 2019
Fans have noticed a change in Zac Efron's look from 2019. Picture: Alamy

Did Zac Efron have an accident?

In October last year interviewed told Mens Health about the accident that left him needing surgery.

He revealed that whilst at home he slipped on a sock and fell onto the corner of a granite fountain, leaving him unconscious.

Efron told the publication that his "chin bone was hanging off his face".

He later added to Entertainment Tonight Online and spoke about how severe the accident was: "It was funny. It sucks. I almost died, but we’re good."

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