Rumors of Britney Spears having had plastic surgery after giving birth, ranging for a tummy tuck and liposuction to fat melting shots like Lipodissolve, have been quickly put to rest with her recent disastrous performance at the MTV Video Music Awards.
Opening this year’s event, and headlining the show with her new single, “Give it to Me” the young mother of two, seemed to do very little in attempt to sculpt her boozing and partying-victimized body back to the sex goddess stamina, she eight years ago moved the nation with. The question is no longer whether Britney ever had plastic surgery to reshape her body after motherhood, but whether going under the knife, sucking out a few pounds, and tightening some loose muscles could have saved Britney’s performance.
Britney’s “mommy tummy”, which is the result of the relaxation of muscles in the abdominal area during pregnancy, highlighted her disastrous performance and many joke the young star had made it “Lard and Clear” that she was unprepared for her segment. A source at the event even stated that she had come off stage yelling, “Oh my God I looked like a fat pig!” Perhaps with a more vigorous diet and exercise regimen this would have been a little less pronounced, but only the artistry of a plastic surgeon could have tightened her loose abs and trimmed off the excess fat and skin hanging off her flanks (love handles), abdomen, and thighs.
For the average woman, Britney’s body shape is actually quite enviable and remarkably fit considering her having two children and her party lifestyle that she keeps. If Britney were to retire from the stage or tame down her performance and not wear navel-bearing clothes, there would be no need for her to have any plastic surgery as she is in good shape. But when it comes to
Plastic surgeon Anthony Youn was a bit more kind about Britney. “From my standpoint, I thinks she looked good for someone who’s had two children. Sure, her performance was terrible (closer to Ashley Simpson than Milli Vanilli), and she should have worn more clothing, but geez, are some people cruel,” writes Youn in his blog. Speaking of cruel, Simon Cowell spared no one his opinion by stating, “I would have pulled her off the stage no matter the bill. It would have been worth it - no matter the cost – to save any chance she had of resurrecting her career.”
If Britney were to make a conscious effort to restore her body back to those hallowed days when her body was in mint condition, she would likely need to introduce serious exercise and moderation in drinking into her lifestyle. But this would only scratch the surface, as she may likely need some plastic surgery in the form of tummy tuck and muscle tightening. To round off her makeover, liposuction would be needed to sculpt some of the stubborn fat areas.
Plastic surgeon Rob Oliver had a forgiving diagnosis of Britney and a few recommendations.
“She’s got a modest “mommy tummy” which is relaxation of her muscles and fascia of the abdominal wall you get from pregnancy, weight gain/loss, and normal aging. The younger you are and the less weight you gain when you get pregnant, the less of this you tend to see,” writes Oliver in his blog. To restore her ailing body to shape, “she’d need some variation of a tummy tuck with some skin/fat excised, and then some liposuction to tighten the muscle and fascia that became loosened during her pregnancies,” adds Oliver.
Rumors had flown previously about whether the starlet did in fact have a tummy tuck a few months prior to the show. There was also talk of her interest in the latest fad, Lipodissolve fat melting shots in addition to going under the knife (read the complete story on Britney Spears’ Lipodissolve experience). Lipodissolve, or its variation of Mesotherapy, is a form of liposuction without the painful and long duration of healing time as with common forms of plastic surgery such as tummy tucks. The patient receives micro injections of conventional or homeopathic medicines, vitamins, minerals, and amino acids. These tiny “medicinal bullets” are delivered directly into the mesoderm (middle layer of skin) and are highly specific to the condition being treated. The injected fluid seeks out fat cells and dissolves them. As anyone who watched Spears less than great performance would note, she definitely appears to have decided against having either procedure — Mesotherapy or a tummy tuck. Perhaps if she would have gone the plastic surgery route, the at-one-time bombshell performer we once knew and loved could have at least pleased the crowd aesthetically.
Could plastic surgery have saved Britney Spears? One may never know for sure, but it’s safe to say at the very least that the tabloid journals we all skim through in line at the grocery store would have been a little prettier to look at.
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