Happy Birthday, Madonna! How Plastic Surgery Gave Her a Youthful Face at 53

K. Mathews on 16 Aug 2011 at 3:45pm

Madonna turns 53 today, but if it weren’t for the fact that she’s been in the public eye for 30 years now, you might guess that she’s even younger. After all of these years, how does she still look so fresh-faced and like a virgin? The obvious answer is plastic surgery, but Madonna won’t say, instead stating, “I’m not against plastic surgery – I’m against discussing it.” That’s okay, Madonna, I’d be happy to discuss it for you, as I live to tell. Happy Birthday, you lucky star!

Though Madonna may be best known for her evolving fashion sense, her physical appearance has undergone a number of transformations, as well. Even if she doesn’t look significantly older, it’s no secret that she looks different. Don’t tell me that that face is not the result of some artificial material, Girl.

What do the experts say? Dr. Bruce Katz speculates that Madonna turned to fractional resurfacing lasers to remove her wrinkles and tighten her pores. And while Madonna was on holiday in Brazil, some believe that she received a chin augmentation. Additionally, Dr. John Di Saia spots a lot of facial filler work.

Madonna's plastic surgery

But it’s not just her face that’s frozen, The Mirror reports that her dermatologist Dr. Fredric Brandt has also injected fillers into her hands to make them less vein-y.

Don’t get hung up on the scrutiny, Madonna, your fans are still crazy for you. In fact, you may even be a borderline plastic surgery icon here at RealSelf. When gossip sites alleged that Madonna received a ribbon lift, readers wanted to get it (though the doctors largely warned against it). Others wanted to try the placental face cream (yes, you read that right) she used. Even G1990, fresh off her prom, “want[s] eyes and a nose more like Madonna”.

Though Madonna’s upkeep of her appearance is remarkable, hopefully she won’t alter herself all the way into a beautiful stranger. With a music legacy like her own, it’d be a shame for anyone to ask, “Who’s that girl?”

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