As actors age, they often take steps to try and maintain a youthful and refreshed look to the face. Some actors use Botox or fillers to look younger while others decide to try for a more permanent solution by having a facelift. One actor who is in the cosmetic surgery spotlight is Anne Hathaway. Her recent public appearances have celebrity plastic surgery fans wondering if Hathaway made changes to her look through the performance of a cosmetic procedure.
While the forty-year-old actress normally has a somewhat youthful appearance, her recent look during at a fashion event in Paris and the Sundance Film Festival had some people referring to her being “fresh-faced.” The speculation about her changing appearance started after her debut of a more youthful look at the film festival and a Valentino fashion show. Her look was described as “skin glowing and face chiseled.”
One board-certified dermatologist told the New York Post, “Her skin looks very bright and beautiful.” The doctor noted that the vertical lines located between her brows, AKA the glabellar lines, are lightly visible which could mean that she had a “Baby Botox” procedure that is able to soften the lines in the treated area without totally reducing or eliminating their appearance.
“It would keep her natural look. Her complexion is brightened, so I would say she had some mild to moderate resurfacing procedure like a fraxel [laser]. In general, a fraxel laser is able to improve the color, texture, and overall appearance of the targeted area of the skin.
Hathaway was at Sundance to promote her new movie while her new look was mixed with an old look at the fashion show. At the show in Paris, she was dressed head-to-toe in a leopard dress that reminded fans of her role as Catwoman. In addition, her makeup at the event added to the appearance of a feline by including a cat eye. Plus, her cheekbones included a noticeable “s” curve that ran along the sides of her face.
The slimmer look of her face caused some people to think she had buccal fat pad removal. In general, buccal fat pad removal is a cosmetic procedure where a portion of the buccal fat pad is removed during a surgical procedure. The treatment is performed in order to reduce the look of prominent cheeks. The buccal fat pad is located in the posterior area of the cheeks, and it is an area of fat that is adjacent to the area of the mouth where the molars are located. The surgeon creates a small incision in the inside lining of the cheeks and the incision is then moved towards the gum. The creation of the incision exposes the fibers of the main cheek muscle so the doctor can apply external pressure below the cheekbone to make the buccal fat pad stick out through the incision. The desired amount of fat is removed from the buccal fat pad and then the remaining part of the fat pad is put back into place so the incision can be closed using sutures. The final results depend on the amount of fat that is removed, and the changes made by the procedure should be permanent.
While Hathaway has not addressed the speculation about her possible cosmetic surgery, she did speak out against the idea of having cosmetic surgery in the past. “When I was growing up I wanted a nose job because I didn’t think my nose was good.” A “nose job” is another way of describing rhinoplasty surgery which is a procedure that is performed in order to change or alter the shape, size, and look of the nose. The desired changes to the nose are made by addressing the skin, bone, and cartilage of the nose. In addition to making changes to the aesthetic appearance of the nose, rhinoplasty is also able to make functional changes to the nose so the patient is able to enjoy improvements in their ability to breathe. The changes in the aesthetic look of the nose often include making sure the nose is in proportion with the other facial features. Some of the changes to the nose patients want to address include gaining a narrower look to the bridge of the nose, straightening the appearance of a crooked nose, or making alterations to the angle of the treated area that is located between the upper lip and the nose.
Hathaway seems to have changed her mind about rhinoplasty and is happy with the appearance of her nose as it relates to her acting career. “My nose is now, I think, what lets me change my face a lot. Your face needs to have character if you’re going to be an actor or you’re just kind of a face. You’re not really a person or a personality.”