Michelle Pfeiffer is back, in more ways than one. The 49-year-old actress is making a comeback with her performance in “Hairspray,” and the just-released film “Stardust”, after a long absence from the limelight. Pfeiffer also got her star on the Hollywood Walk of fame earlier this month. But that’s not all. This catwoman is returning with a remarkably fresh-looking face — one that some people are saying is better than they’ve ever known Michelle to have. While the rest of the world falls prey to the aging process, it appears that Michelle Pfeiffer is an anomaly when it comes to growing older – or more reasonably – she’s had some plastic surgery.
Although Pfeiffer previously said that she is open to plastic surgery but is not yet ready for it at this juncture, it now seems she was lying all along. Pfeiffer has already gotten a nose job earlier in her career (see the thinner nose tip below) and dermal fillers such as Botox and Restylane injections appear to be evident in light of her wrinkle-free forehead and lack of facial lines that normally grace the faces of people approaching 50 years of existence.
Pfeiffer has also been linked to cheek augmentation rumors for at least two decades, as her plump cheeks appear to be unchanged from her younger days and unaffected by gravity despite the fact that loss of fat occurs with age along with a descent of one’s cheek fat pad downwards as one ages. Furthermore, it can be speculated that Pfeiffer has dabbled in lip injections, as her upper lips appear to be greatly augmented in some photos, signaling the possibility of collagen or restylane injections to plump her lips up. While Pfeiffer has slight under eye bags and a modest appearance of crows feet, her eyes look decidedly refreshed for her age. The actress’s lack of excess fat or skin hanging over her eyes could be natural or a possible sign that she has had a blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery). If this is the case, then it would appear she only had her upper eyelids done since the lower lids are not as refreshed.
Last year, Pfeiffer already confessed to considering a facelift for the future, and now it’s looking like it may be a reality. She told In Style magazine, “I toy with it. When I’m rested, I look pretty darn OK. I can hold off on that facelift for another few years. [But] when I’m feeling weary, then I think, maybe I better make that appointment.” Her face is practically free of wrinkle lines on her forehead or crow’s feet around her eyes. So while it was already speculated that she had Botox injections on her forehead, she may have gotten a mini-facelift to keep her neck taut and keep her jawline tight and free of jowls. By looking at photos taken of Michelle Pfeiffer at the premiere of “Hairspray” in July of this year, her face manifests a completely flawless forehead with no extra overhanging, sagging skin around her jaw, chin or neck. This can be the result of great natural genes or a mini-facelift. While it is possible that she is aging naturally, it is nearly impossible to have a completely wrinkle-free forehead nearing 50. Moreover, there are photos of her from before that show wrinkles in her forehead, which is more evidence that she is taking a dive into the fountain of youth, washing those lines away. Moreover, it is likely that Pfeiffer has had some non-surgical skin treatments or laser procedures such as Thermage and peels that aim to keep one’s skin youthful and radiant. And radiant and flawless is Michelle’s skin.
Whatever the case, Michelle Pfeifer is loving her comeback. “Now that I’m working again, I realize I really like this stuff,” she says. With Pfeiffer looking this good, it’s likely that her fans will continue to come in droves to see her films. As for plastic surgery, she admits to being tempted to dive in and hopes that she will be “courageous enough to age gracefully”. Pfeiffer says, “Aging happens to every single one of us. Once you accept that, it unburdens you.”
It’s a nice philosophy, as long as it is practiced for it seems that Michelle long ago ditched this life mantra and fell to the temptation of the knife…and may fall for it again and again.
Whatever the case may be, Michelle Pfeiffer looks astonishingly young for her age and if there is cosmetic surgery behind her looks, then it is extremely well executed and completely natural-looking.
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