To say that Britney Spears has had an impact on pop culture is an understatement. She burst on the scene in the late nineties and has been in the public eye ever since. Every aspect of her life has been examined from her love life to her music, business dealings with her family and her appearance. As the singer has continued to age, there have been rumblings that she has made some changes to her looks through plastic surgery. Let’s take a look at Britney Spears and see if we can determine if the plastic surgery gossip is fact or fiction.
The subject of Britney and her breasts has been a topic of discussion since the early days of her career. She managed to poke fun at the subject when she hosted Saturday Night Live early in her career:
“It’s crazy living in Los Angeles. I was thinking about getting a boob job. My boobs are fairly small. I mean, with the right bra it’s fine, but I was curious what a doctor would say! I lost seven pounds in the last six months and that’s a lot for me! I’m officially part of the ‘itty bitty titty committee.’ They shrunk!”
Her story went on to detail how she went to the office of a doctor but there was nobody at the office to let them in. She gave up after ten or fifteen minutes of waiting and never went back to the medical office.
One of the main reasons she wanted to get breast implants is because of the body-shaming she claims her father subjected her to through her decade-plus conservatorship.
“My dad always told me I was fat and being the heavy girl on stage wasn’t fun…it was humiliating!!!” Britney also added that she felt she only “had one good” magazine cover printed throughout her entire conservatorship. According to the singer, “The rest were extremely bad!!! They could have at least used technology…but they used it to make it worse!!!”
She also discussed how much the criticism she has received from men over her physical appearance “really hurts. So, I will admit I do play into how I look. I care, but it disgusted me when I went to that doctor’s office because guys were there getting nose jobs! I’m like WTF. Really it’s too much!”
Despite her very difficult experiences, the singer did note that she still thinks “people can be happy whether they are skinny, old, fat, whatever. If you are happy and have good energy, you are 100% attractive. Happy people draw light, and it’s contagious and attractive! God knows the secret to my success was never how beautiful I was!”
Besides the speculation about breast implants on the part of the singer, Britney Spears has also been the subject of other gossip about her appearance. The changing look of her face could simply be the result of the aging process, but others think she has actually had some work done over the years to turn back the clock.
Life & Style magazine spoke with Dr. Norman Rowe, a board-certified plastic surgeon, to ask his opinion about possible changes made to her face as time has passed. The doctor, who has not treated Britney Spears as a patient, told the magazine, “In my [professional] opinion, I believe she has had filler injected into her cheeks and Botox into her brow since her cheeks seem fuller and her brows are raised.”
Botox is injected into the face of the patient in order to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines while also providing a smoother look to the face. Fillers also reduce lines in the face along with creases that make a person look older. The fillers restore volume and fulness in the face that is naturally lost as a person continues to age. Both of these treatments are not permanent solutions which means the patient will need follow-up procedures to maintain the results.
The doctor also added, “With her career in full swing, she probably wants to improve her appearance in her Instagram photos. Both of those injectables can help with giving her a more youthful look – the only risk is overdoing it!”
The decision about whether or not Britney has gone too far with fillers and Botox, or if she has even had these particular cosmetic treatments, is not one that should be made by the public. It is up to Britney whether or not she wants to have the procedures and until she decides to share that news with the public, her fans will have to keep guessing about any changes they think they spot in her appearance.