Zac Efron Face After Car Accident

What Happened To Zac Efron Face After Car Accident: Jaw Injury Update, Before & After Plastic Surgery

Well-known American actor Zac Efron faced a near-death experience with a gruesome incident that smashed his jaw and chin. Unlike speculations, the film star has not had plastic surgery.

Zachary David Alexander Efron started as a teenage actor in the early 2000s and rose to stardom for his lead role as Troy Bolton in the High School Musical trilogy.

His other significant films include Baywatch, 17 AgainNeighbors, The Greatest ShowmanHairspray, and The Lucky One.

Zac plays the lead role of John “Chickie” Donohue in the recently released action comedy-drama film The Greatest Beer Run Ever.

Zac Efron Face After Car Accident: He Faced A Horrid Accident At Home

Zac Efron has disclosed that he witnessed a face transformation from an accident in his home last year. It happened while he was running at home. He accidentally tripped on a pair of socks, fell onto a granite fountain, smashed his chin and jaw, and fainted.

After regaining consciousness, Zac found his chin bone hanging off his face.

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Zac Efron explained his situation in an interview.
(Source: Vanity Fair)

The incident occurred back in 2013 and caused Zac to have his mouth wired shut. He also sustained a deep gash that required stitches, reports E! News.

And due to his shattered jaw, Zac said that his other facial muscle, namely the masseters used for chewing, had to compensate, ultimately making his face look different.

Zac Efron Plastic Surgery Rumors Debunked

After Zac Efron’s appearance in Bill Nye’s Earth Day video! The Musical, he started trending online. Netizens began talking about and speculating over his changed appearance, primarily his chin and jawline. It led to the rumors that he had gone through plastic surgery. 

In an intense online discourse called “Jaw-Gate,” people speculated whether the actor had gotten Botox, fillers, implants, or dental surgery and made memes and jokes about the subject matter.

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Zac Efron in 2019 and 2021.
(Source: Page Six)

Zac has since cleared the rumors. He called the speculations funny. Even his mother called and asked him if Zac had cosmetically altered his face. After noticing the direction the stories were heading, he felt that maybe it was time to set the records straight.

The 34-year-old actor explained the situation during an interview with Men’s Health. He revealed that he underwent corrective surgery following the accident, which had led to a swollen face.

Zac explained that his stronger jawline was due to his growing masseter, rectangular–shaped facial, and jaw muscles. He committed to these masseter exercises to aid in his recovery.

The actor added that if he valued what other people thought of him, he would not be able to do his work.

Read Also: Chris Pine Lips: Has He Done Any Surgery? Weight Loss And Workout Routine.

Zac Efron Faced A Difficult Time To Fit For His Baywatch Role

Another issue that Zac Efron has faced over his physical change is the strenuous routine and the resulting mental toll resulting from his 2017 movie Baywatch. While the actor revealed a ripped physique like never before, it was far from pleasurable. 

In the Men’s Health interview, Zac talked about his physical changes throughout the time, acknowledging that his infamously chiseled figure for the movie is not attainable.

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Zac Efron had to work extremely hard for Baywatch.
(Source: Fitness Volt)

He further discussed the long-lasting effects of such a rigorous training schedule, bland diet (the same three meals every day), and inadequate sleep. It caused him depression, insomnia, and other issues for a protracted time. Ultimately, it got blamed on using diuretics for far too long.

Zac said it looks fake, like a CGI, and requires Lasix, potent diuretics, to achieve. The actor had a hard time returning to his usual self.

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