Madonna’s been a multi-decade poster girl for successful plastic surgery. She’s going on her fourth decade in the public eye, and she’s always been coy about the plastic surgery she’s had done. Madonna plastic surgery rumors are as common as every trip she makes through an airport with the paparazzi trailing her, setting off another round of experts and armchair analysts trying to figure out what she’s done to herself now.
Madonna wasn’t born a great beauty. She traded on her quirky persona and an over-the-top sexuality more than any fashion model image. First she wore her underwear on the outside, then she wore nothing but underwear, and finally she published her Sex book and just showed up outside with nothing on. She tended more towards a fetish for fitness than an obsession with the doctor’s office. But even though she denied it, or mostly avoided the question, everyone knew she was having some work done. After a few decades, it became more and more noticeable.
Madonna cosmetic enhancement rumors didn’t have the same edge to them in the tabloids as some other less fortunate starlets and pop singers. Whatever Madonna was doing was working, and whoever she was doing, it was doing an amazing job of keeping her looking youthful. Madonna became a poster child for plastic surgery done right.
The pundits aren’t as kind anymore. When Madonna appeared on stage last summer at the Sound of Change concert, even her usual supporters were shocked by her appearance. Madonna cosmetic rumors never needed much encouragement, but her face was as round as a soccer ball, and had that strange, puffy appearance that plagues people that make too many trips to the clinic.
Madonna laughed off the furor in the papers and chalked up the change in her appearance to her beloved macrobiotic diet, but expert observers guessed that over the years, Madonna cosmetic procedures must have included Botox, injectable fillers, facelifts, laser treatments, breast implants, cheek implants, a nose job, and some sort of skin tightening treatment. One plastic surgeon got specific, and guessed she’d had fat from her thighs or buttocks injected into her lips, her frown lines had been erased with Restylane, and her eyelids had been lifted, both upper and lower. Whew, that’s a lot of material to put into one Material Girl without people starting to notice.
Madonna is in her mid-fifties now, and it’s easier for her detractors to take a run at her appearance than it was twenty years ago. Her lack of success artistically recently has brought down more catty remarks than normal. She’s taken the Gloria Swanson route and worn giant dark goggles when she’s out in public from time to time to avoid more talk of Madonna cosmetic enhancement in the tabloids. But the age comes for everyone, and Madonna’s incredible run of luck in keeping her name in the paper for what’s she’s doing musically instead of where she’s going for injections might be running out soon.