Wednesday, September 3, 2008
Is The Material Girl Made of--Material?
Everyone can agree that Madonna takes incredibly good care of her body. We've watched Madonna evolve throughout the years from pop-tart to pop-icon. We've watched as she has mastered yoga, studied kabbalah, and now that she has recently hit the big five-o-- gotten a facelift? There is no question Madonna is looking surprisingly fresh these days, but has Madonna gone under the knife?
Madonna most likely underwent Botox injections, which paralyze the muscles that make wrinkles more pronounced, to remedy the creases throughout her forehead and glabella (space between the eyebrows).
While a fifty-year-old woman is expected to have jowls or an ill-defined jawline, Madonna seems to be one lucky lady. She most likely had the dermal filler Restylane, Juvederm, or Radiesse injected into the nasolabial folds in order to reduce the appearance of laugh-lines. She may have undergone a Thermage treatment to smoothen and tighten her jaw line. Thermage is a minimally invasive procedure which, the Thermage website boasts, "tightens existing collagen and stimulates new collagen growth for skin that looks and feels noticeably smoother and tighter." The jury is still out in the medical world on whether that's true or not, though. Check out the link about her in Makemeheal.com!
Perhaps Madonna went the surgical route and had a mini facelift, or "weekender" and a blepharoplasty (or eyelid lift). A mini facelift is less invasive than a traditional one as less lengthy scars and/or endoscopic techniques are used to reposition particular tissues such as those around the jaw and neck. The recovery time is often shorter and Madonna could be well just in time for downward-facing dog, Monday morning. Though I cannot say for certain what Madonna has done, she certainly looks like a million bucks. Good luck with your Sticky and Sweet tour, Madonna-- you're fans will always adore you!