Did Lili Elbe Go Under the Knife?

Did Lili Elbe have plastic surgery? It’s true, Lili Elbe looks incredible, but sometimes a little bit of surgery may enhance one’s natural beauty. Below are the rumors, plastic surgery facts, and more!

Short Bio

Danish painter who became one of the first recognized people to under sex reassignment surgery, transitioning from a man to woman. She was believed to have been born intersex.

As Einer Wegener, her birth name, she established a fairly successful career as a painter. She married Gerda Gottlieb in 1904 and moved to Paris, where Elbe could live openly as a woman and Gottlieb as a lesbian.

She underwent sex reassignment surgery in 1930, which was highly experimental at the time, although she was not the first to undergo it. She died in 1931 following complications from a uterine transplant.

After transition and becoming legally a woman, her marriage to Gottlieb was made invalid. She then entered a relationship with Claude Lejeune, but died shortly after.

Her story was the subject of David Ebershoff’s novel The Danish Girl, which was adapted into a movie by the same name starring Eddie Redmayne.

Lili Elbe's Plastic Surgeries

Lili Elbe, her full name being Lili Ilse Elvenes, actually underwent a series of four surgical procedures over a period of two years. Her first operation, being only a few weeks after Dora Richter’s operation. The first procedure was to remove the patient’s testicles, whilst retaining the scrotum sack.

Whether it's classical cosmetic enhancements like a boob job or more obscure things like eyelid surgery, here is a list of all the known plastic surgeries Lili Elbe has done:

Lili Elbe - Cosmetic Procedures
Nose JobN/A
Boob JobN/A
Breast ReductionN/A
Butt ImplantsN/A
Butt LiftN/A
Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)N/A

Plastic Surgery Pics

Check out these pictures of Lili Elbe. Is there any plastic surgery involved?

Beautiful: Regardless of whether or not plastic surgery is involved, Lili Elbe still looks incredible.