Did Michelle Obama Get A Facelift? Top Plastic Surgeons Speak Out!

Mon, April 18, 2011 5:35pm EST by 29 Comments

Has the First Lady gone under the knife? Is she using Botox or fillers to get her perfectly smooth look?

These days, Botox is as common as getting a manicure or your eyebrows waxed. It doesn’t last forever, but adds to a polished and professional look — and for Michelle Obama, looking presentable to the public is part of her job. So when the First Lady appeared looking extra-youthful on The View on April 18, HollywoodLife.com consulted top plastic surgeons and dermatologists for their opinion on how the 47-year-old Mrs. Obama looks so fantastic.

NY-based plastic surgeon Dr. Steven Fallek thinks there may have been minor amounts of Botox used on the First Lady.

“[She] may have had a little Botox to the forehead and brow area for a small lift,” he said. “No surgery suspected. On a still photo where you can’t see movement, the overly raised or arched or ‘Dr. Spock’ eyebrows are the usual give away.”

NY-based dermatologist Dr. Katz agreed, saying, “It looks like her eyebrows are quite highly arched and that’s usually a tip off that someone has had Botox.”

Dr. Adam D. Schaffner of Weill Cornell Medical College also thinks Michelle is using Botox. “Mrs. Obama may have had Botox injected in the area around her eyes, between her eyebrows, as well as in her forehead, to soften the appearance of some of the wrinkles in these areas,” he explained.

Dr. David J. Goldberg, chief of dermatology at Hackensack University Medical Center in New Jersey, doesn’t believe Michelle has had Botox but a different form of cosmetic help.

“She has the classic look of the ‘Liquid Facelift,’ ” he said. “That is she has the look of the facelift…she may had liquid fillers injected and did not have surgery. In the past fillers were used only for smile lines. Now we can use specialized fillers in the cheek and along the jawline to give natural-looking cheek fullness and a lift of the jawline. These fillers are usually either Radiesse or Sculptra.”

The acclaimed Knife Coach Wendy Lewis, a NY-based plastic-surgery consultant, told us she doesn’t buy into Michelle having had any youth-enhancing injections.

“Michelle is a handsome woman who takes great care of herself and it shows,” she told HollywoodLife.com. “We know she works out, her skin is luminous and she looks stunning. As for cosmetic intervention, I doubt she is doing much, if anything.”

Wendy adds that women of color often are blessed with skin that tends to show lines and wrinkles later than fair skinned women. I have heard, however, that she has a brilliant Dermatologist in the DC area so perhaps good skincare is her secret.”

Sarasota, Fla., plastic surgeon Dr. J David Holcomb is also skeptical that Botox was used. He points to another medical procedure.

“Based on photos and compared to a previous photo in 2009 her brows are softer with a gentler arch — this may be partly due to Botox at the glabella area but may also be the result of brow shaping,” he said. “She doesn’t have crow’s feet lines with smiling but this doesn’t mean she has definitely had Botox in this area. She has a slight natural asymmetry of the eyelids seen on other photos, so it;s not the result of a Botox complication.”

Do YOU think the First Lady has had a little help from modern medicine to give her a youthful glow? Sound off in the comments!

Aimee Curran, with reporting by Chloe Melas

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Posted at 1:26 PM on January 23, 2013  

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Posted at 1:06 PM on September 7, 2012  

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Posted at 9:31 PM on October 9, 2011  

Now we are going to pick on the First Lady because of her looks……sounds like 3rd grade was our finest year.

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sal

Posted at 10:08 PM on August 24, 2011  

she’s gross ugly.

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CandyO

Posted at 6:42 PM on April 21, 2011  

She looks much, much better than the previous First Lady.

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Anna

Posted at 5:30 PM on April 21, 2011  

I think she looks great,and softer. Whatever she is doing, it is working.

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jim

Posted at 3:16 PM on April 21, 2011  

no amount of botox will help her. she should take some fat from her booty and inject into her face.

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mal

Posted at 2:52 PM on April 21, 2011  

Obama must have been listening to that old tune,” Want to be happy for the rest of your life, get yourself an ugly wife.” Aunt Esther on Sanford and Son was a beauty compared to Michelle.

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Noneofurbees

Posted at 3:33 PM on April 21, 2011  

I completely agree. No one should ever have to wake up to that face nor should it breed!

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barbiemacs

Posted at 5:31 PM on April 20, 2011  

How do alot of African American women get whiter with time? Seems like they are darker at the beginning of their celeb status and get lighter as their popularity/exposure continues…this has happened to her also.

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MDR

Posted at 12:05 PM on April 20, 2011  

She is one of the smartest person who landed in DC power corridor with less preparation. She definitely lost the meanness in her facial appearance & enhanced it with a softer calming charming look. Nice! A face ready for re-election campaign.. it’s all about winning the undecided & sway voters. I’ll invite you to walk the beach of Marina & shake as many hands coz you’ll gonna need it gurl! LOL!

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sarah

Posted at 11:27 AM on April 20, 2011  

that horrible lookn amazon, nothing would make her look good except for her and her marxist impostor husband vacating the white house!!

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goodblackdontcrack

Posted at 10:56 AM on April 20, 2011  

Looks more like photoshop to me than facelift. Black women don’t need facelifts and there’s nothing saggy about her in the picture where she looks darker.

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Morgan

Posted at 7:45 PM on April 19, 2011  

botox isn’t going to cut it. unhappy looks unhappy, period.

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c

Posted at 8:26 AM on April 19, 2011  

if the photo on the right was as clear as the one on the left i’ll bet she’d look more similar

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Posted at 8:21 AM on April 19, 2011  

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MAGDALANA

Posted at 7:43 PM on April 18, 2011  

SHE LOOKS GREAT!! more power to her if she had some “Beauty help!

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kelly

Posted at 6:49 PM on April 18, 2011  

Botox is just scary. I found http://www.essenceofargan.com and my skin has never looked better… I should send some to the first lady – so she doesnt have that “Frozen” look… Hmm.

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victory

Posted at 5:45 PM on April 18, 2011  

So what!!!

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antronette

Posted at 3:55 PM on December 22, 2011  

What are you guys talking about Michelle Obama is a beautiful smart woman. So all of you need to get a life idiots.

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