Houston Anchor Returns with New Face


KPRC Houston Anchor Bill Balleza's took the entire month of July off for what he said was a long vacation (see we told you the July book means nothing).

But, when he came back there was something different about him. 

It appeared that during the time off the longtime Anchor had some work done? 

Mike McGuff went straight the Balleza and asked him if had plastic surgery?

Balleza confirmed that he had in an email:

"For reasons that are entirely personal I decided to do something about my appearance.

I am now 65 and a few years ago began noticing that my face and neck were sagging. Over the past 18 months or so I made some nutritional changes that resulted in my losing about 25 pounds.

The weight loss made the sagging in my face and neck even worse so I decided to have a lower face lift. I did not have any work done on my eyes, but the normal swelling that follows a lower face lift did make the area around my eyes puffy, and the swelling is taking longer than anticipated to abate.

I could have waited a few more weeks for the swelling to fully resolve but I really wanted to return to the job I love.

It is possible that the swelling will be around for a few more weeks and I am hoping that our viewers will indulge me during this period.

Years ago, Marvin Zindler told me that I would one day decide to have plastic surgery, and although I silently disagreed with him at the time, it turns out he was right.

For my part, I believe it was the right decision, and I truly hope that folks agree with me."