The evolution of the beauty of one of the most legendary performers of our time is a vivid example of the destructive power of an uncontrolled passion for plastic surgery. In our article, we recall the turning points in the chronicle of the beauty transformations of the star and tell what interventions she resorted to at different times.
Madonna is one of the most popular women of our time, the author of dozens of musical hits and the winner of many awards. Her provocative, bright image has always attracted attention, but lately the star looks so that fans barely recognize her beloved face for years. What plastic surgeries and cosmetic procedures did Madonna do? We tell and show together with the leading plastic surgeon, the founder of the clinic “Time of Beauty”, Otari Gogiberidze.
“I’m not against plastic surgery, but I’m absolutely against discussing it,” the singer said in one of her interviews in 2012. Since then, Madonna’s appearance has changed significantly, and most of these transformations have not benefited her. The singer knows the way to the surgeon’s office perfectly well, but does not comment on changes in appearance, thereby causing even more discussions and speculation. We offer you to take a closer look at the photos of the singer of different years and try to understand what operations and procedures are behind the multiple beauty transformations of Madonna.
In the pictures taken at the dawn of Madonna’s creative career, she looks just fine. In the first photo, Madonna is 24 years old — a young, beautiful face, bright facial features, natural lines and a trademark bold look. Attractive appearance has always been the trump card of the singer, and she played an important role in her career.
In the first photo, the 32-year-old Madonna is still beautiful, but slight age changes are already visible. The shape of the hairline and its position have changed, the eyebrows are slightly higher than in the earlier photos. It can be assumed that an endoscopic or coronary forehead lift was performed, especially since this operation was very popular in those years.
In the second photo, the singer is 37 years old, and, as experts suggest, it was at this age that Madonna first began to resort to serious plastic surgery. If you look closely, you will notice that the features in the middle third of the face have changed slightly, and the cheekbones and cheeks look different.
It seems that then the singer did a facelift to get rid of the first signs of aging. It is believed that this is too early an age to do lifting — its result lasts for 10 years, but after that there is a need for another operation. That’s exactly what happened with Madonna.
At the beginning of the noughties, the star is 42 years old — she is at the peak of popularity and has no plans to stop. Madonna’s face has become a little more voluminous and full than before. Probably, the singer resorted to the lipotransfer procedure or injections to compensate for the loss of subcutaneous fat, which inevitably occurs with age.
5 years later, Madonna supposedly gave herself another facelift — just 10 years after the previous one. As a result, the contours of the face became clearer, sagging in the chin area disappeared.
There is also a possibility that the star has had upper and lower blepharoplasty. This is indicated by the fact that the eye area has become more taut, the previously noticeable asymmetry of the left eye has disappeared, there are almost no wrinkles — neither under nor around the eyes.
The beginning of the 2010s is the peak of the popularity of fillers with hyaluronic acid. It has the property of attracting water to the injection area, which may make the face look unevenly swollen and unhealthy. This is what fans noticed in Madonna’s appearance in 2010: in the photo of that period, her face looks swollen and puffy – this happens when too many fillers and botox are used. The 58-year-old star showed even more distortions in her facial features due to an overabundance of fillers in 2016.
In 2019, after the 61-year-old singer’s performance at a New Year’s event in New York, many thought that Madonna had a buttock replacement. On the video, it was clearly noticeable that this area began to look too prominent and disproportionate to the whole body.
In the pandemic 2020, Madonna turned 62 years old, and it seems that she decided to take advantage of the lockdown period to do a whole range of serious plastic surgeries. Another, already the third facelift, braulifting, upper and lower blepharoplasty is only a minimal list of manipulations that have transformed the singer’s appearance beyond recognition.
In the photo, you can see a noticeable sinking of the cheeks — most likely from the removal of Bish lumps. The cheekbones look very prominent, which may be the result of injections or endoprosthetics with silicone implants. The same situation is with the chin — it has acquired an unnaturally sharp angle. A lot of fillers, skin too smooth from laser resurfacing — together, all these metamorphoses hardly adorned the singer’s appearance and literally shocked fans.
Madonna has always been in good shape, actively engaged in sports throughout her life, but it is almost impossible to keep such a figure as in the photo at the age of 62 without surgical interventions. Experts suggest that the singer has made a large—scale correction not only of the face, but also of the body – at least, liposuction, lipofilling, mammoplasty.
The situation with Madonna’s fascination with plastic surgery was aggravated by another addiction — the use of numerous filters on social networks, which led to the fact that almost nothing remained of her recognizable image. As a result, today the performer is confidently leading in the anti—ratings of stellar plastic surgery, but, apparently, she herself does not care much – it is possible that in the near future the world will learn about the next transformations of the star and will be surprised more than once by the scale of surgical interventions that Madonna decides to look younger.
Plastic surgeon, chief physician of the clinic “Time of Beauty”.