What’s REALLY behind Adriana Lima’s dramatic transformation? Plastic surgeons reveal the many procedures they say the Victoria’s Secret model has undergone – after she shocked fans with her ‘unrecognizable’ look
Adriana Lima left fans stunned earlier this week when she stepped out at the new Hunger Games premiere with a drastically new look – and now several plastic surgeons have given some insight into the procedures that would leave her ‘unrecognizable’ look could have caused.
The 42-year-old model was forced to defend herself against accusations that she had undergone cosmetic surgery, insisting that her drastic new look was simply a result of her being a ‘tired mother’.
Social media users panicked after she walked the red carpet for The Ballad Of Songbirds and Snakes in Los Angeles on Tuesday, with one person commenting on Instagram: ‘She’s done something to her face, Botox, fillers, she’s not the same .’
After intense research, the Victoria’s Secret Angel shared a bare-faced selfie via Instagram Stories, writing, “This is the face of a tired mother of a teenage girl, two young teens, an active boy, a 1-year-old learning to walk, and three dogs…thank you for your concern.”
But her protests did little to quell the rumors and now three plastic surgeons are offering their expert opinions to DailyMail.com on what could have prompted her sudden makeover.
Adriana Lima (pictured left in October), 42, was forced to defend herself against cosmetic surgery rumors after her appearance at the premiere of a new Hunger Games prequel (right)
Now plastic surgeons have weighed in, believing Adriana got Botox in her forehead; lip, jaw and cheek filler; and a fox eye lift
Some social media users claimed she looked ‘unrecognizable’ after appearing on the red carpet for The Ballad Of Songbirds And Snakes in Los Angeles on Tuesday
Fill it up! Plastic surgeons explain Adriana’s possible procedures
- Fox eye lift with PDO threads
- An eyebrow operation
- Filler in cheeks, lips and jawline
- Botox in forehead
- Fat transfer
Plastic surgeon from New York Dr. Jennifer Levine suggested a number of procedures that could have led to Adriana’s ‘puffy’ appearance, including fillers and a surgical brow lift – although she noted that the so-called swelling could also be caused by medications or health conditions.
“It appears that her face is swollen especially around the eyes and mouth, as her eyes appear smaller, the forehead is unnaturally arched and her smile appears less sincere,” she explained.
“Some changes in her face may occur with age,” continued Dr. Levine, adding that “medications or health conditions can also cause some of these changes.”
‘It’s possible she had a combination of fillers, threads and some neuromodulators.’
“It’s also possible she had a surgical brow lift,” she continued, citing the extreme tilt of Adriana’s forehead.
She explained that this “can be achieved with PDO threads, which are placed under the skin and provided with barbs that help lift and move the tissue.’
Beverly Hills, California-based aesthetic physician Dr. Rahi Sarbaziha also thinks Adriana may have had PDO threads, a procedure that uses dissolvable sutures to lift the skin, before opting for another surgery.
‘IIt appears she had eyebrow surgery to create her sharp, angular eyebrows,” said Dr. Rahi.
“It is also entirely possible that the procedure was recent and the surgical swelling has not yet resolved,” Dr. considered. Rahi, adding that “it may take up to a year for the surgical swelling to resolve.”
Dr. Rahi explained that it looks like she’s had “visible filler in her lips and cheeks, and some sort of neurotoxin in the forehead and eyebrow area.” The aesthetician continued: ‘In my opinion she has done a lot, but it is good quality work’
“She has no visible pores or scars, so I assume she has undergone some skin rejuvenation procedures, such as microneedling, to keep her skin plump and hydrated,” said Dr. Rahi, referring to the minimally invasive procedure that stimulates collagen to hold her skin. skin that looks youthful.
The Brazilian supermodel looked different at the 80th Venice International Film Festival this year in September
Adriana (seen in 2007) started modeling when she was just 13 before coming second in the Ford Supermodel of the World Contest at the age of 15
Adriana was one of the most famous faces of the Victoria’s Secret Angels, appearing on the catwalk in 2018 in support of the lingerie brand
Adriana hit the red carpet in 2021 with a sculpted, lifted beauty look that has become her favorite
Meanwhile, a plastic surgeon from New York City Dr. Norman Rowe summed up the Brazilian beauty’s new look in three words: ‘Fill ‘er up.’
“Quite a bit of filler has been injected into her cheeks, jawline and lips,” Dr. theorized. Rowe. ‘This is usually done in an attempt to lift the cheeks and address any mild skin laxity.’
Dr. Rowe also believed Adriana had Botox on her forehead, saying: ‘These treatments are not that unusual for someone her age as Botox and fillers are routinely used from the late 20s onwards.’
The plastic surgeon thought there may have been “swelling related to the injections, so she may have just timed the injection too close to the red carpet.”
Another cosmetic surgeon from New York, Dr. Ariel Ostadjudged that the transformation ‘could be due to a combination of hyaluronic acid filler and fat transfer’, adding volume to the face.
‘Hyaluronic acid fillers are great and can redefine and contour the face to address an individual’s concerns, but if done through the wrong injector it can make the patient look too exaggerated and completely change the patient’s features ,” warned Dr. Ostad.
The cosmetic surgeon continued: ‘There are a few different procedures that could have contributed to the change in her eyebrows, eye shape and face.
“She could have possibly gotten a brow lift, HA fillers to add volume to her cheekbones, and a fox eye lift,” which is done using PDA threads.
Dr. Ostad explained that a fox eye lift involved lifting the outer edge of the eyebrow to “mimic a facelift and upper eyelid surgery.”
“The combination of these procedures could give her appearance a lifting effect,” the cosmetic surgeon said.
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Not everyone agreed, says the New York City-based plastic surgeon Dr. Barry M. Weintraub believed the changes were due to “extreme makeup.”
Dr. Weintraub thought Adriana’s face looked fuller after the birth of her third child last August.
“In my opinion, her recent facial changes are likely due to extreme makeup and not plastic surgery, as her no-makeup photo lacks the unnatural angularity of her eyebrows and the drawn look of her eyes,” clarified Dr. . Weintraub.
Dr. Weintraub said, “If she had had facelift surgery, you would expect that the excess fat under her chin and her early jaw formation, visible in the photo without makeup, would be gone.”
“Even without makeup, I think she looks great for a 42-year-old working model and mother of three,” said Dr. Weintraub enthusiastically.
DailyMail.com has contacted Adriana’s representative.