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Helen Mirren, the Oscar winner for Best Actress in 2007, is rumored to have had a facelift and neck lift. The sexy and saucy 61-year old Mirren actually appears to be getting better looking with age as her sophistication and beauty shines more and more in recent years. Comfortable appearing nude in movies, Mirren does not show any major tell-tale signs of plastic surgery, although her extremely taut and clean neck line being free of any sagging or evident wrinkling could suggest a subtle face lift combined with a neck lift. Some photos suggest that she uses Botox to smooth her wrinkles. Some of the older photos of Mirren make her out to look older compared to today, although the lack of changes in her facial structure or eye shape and the presence of the same wrinkles supports the theory that she may have had a subtle facelift sometime before 2001. The actress is known not to be adverse to the idea of cosmetic surgery. In the past she has commented, "I’d start at my ankles and slowly work my way up."

Helen Mirren & Julie Christie Stay Hot With Plastic Surgery

The following article is reprinted from Make Me Heal 's Celebrity Plastic Surgery News. The article, along with photos can be found at the following link: Helen Mirren & Julie Christie Stay Hot With Plastic Surgery.

In the youth-obsessed Hollywood, too much attention is given to young starlets. Make Me Heal decided to look at the plastic surgery secrets behind enduring beauties Helen Mirren and Julie Chrisite who continue to shine and look better each year.

Last year, Make Me Heal reported on Best Actress winner Helen Mirren and her gradual approach to facial rejuvenation that have allowed her to appear to age gracefully and naturally. At last year’s Oscar ceremony, Helen Mirren appeared to have aged gracefully, although Make Me Heal suspects a subtle facelift and necklift to have enhanced her beauty (read the full story on Helen Miren’s Facelift). She appears to have remained untouched and fabulous at this year’s Oscars ceremony and plastic surgeon Dr. Paul Nassif agrees with us, “Helen Mirren looks great.” However, he did have some suggestions for the aging beauty, “She obviously could use Botox for her frown, forehead lines and crow’s feet. An intense pulse laser (IPL) would be great to “Freshen-Up” her skin also prior to the Oscars. A lip filler would be fantastic to improve her lips.” Make Me Heal noted the lines and agrees with Dr. Nassif’s surgical suggestion to help freshen her eyes, “Surgically, an upper blepharoplasty would freshen up her eyes.”

As we know that Helen Mirren is not adverse to plastic surgery, we hope she takes some of the suggestions to heart and continue to keep her best face forward.

Julie Christie is another actress that has had a successful history with plastic surgery (read a previous story on Julie Christie’s Plastic Surgery confessions). She has admitted to having jaw work done and Make Me Heal applauds the results, as does plastic surgeon Dr. Nassif, “Julie Christie looks fantastic. She is aging gracefully and possibly had lower facelift that has natural results.”

That’s not to say that Julie can’t still improve, as Dr. Nassif reminds, “Women her age need to focus on their skin and possibly consider some procedures to eyebrow and face, like an eyelid and face lift for a natural, rested appearance.”

Like Helen Mirren, Dr. Nassif says, “Julie could definitely benefit from an endoscopic brow lift and upper blepharoplasty to rejuvenate her eye and brow region.”

These timeless beauties are successful examples of how even the beautiful still need a little help.

Under The Plastic Surgery Microscope: Mirren, Streep & Dench

The following article is reprinted from Make Me Heal 's Celebrity Plastic Surgery News. The article, along with photos can be found at the following link: Under The Plastic Surgery Microscope: Mirren, Streep & Dench.

This year’s Best Actress Nominees feature three over 50 actresses, all of whom exude sexiness, elegance and class. Helen Mirren, the favorite to win as Best Actress at the Oscars for her role in “The Queen” is poised to redefine beauty (albeit, temporarily) in the youth-obsessed Hollywood by being the unlikely over 50 winner of an award which has consistently eluded the over 50 actress demographic. The most recent Best Actress winners were all in their 20s or 30s when they won, including Hilary Swank, Charlize Theron, Nicole Kidman, Halle Berry, and Julia Roberts. Mirren, 61, is joined by two other sexy older actresses in the Best Actress category, namely Meryl Streep and Judi Dench.

We decided to cast our plastic surgery microscopes on these sexy actresses and see if their perennially good looks have had some assistance from the knife. The easiest of the bunch to decipher is Meryl Streep, who at 57 has been sporting a very taut neck, no jowls, flawless face that is virtually free of wrinkles, and refreshed eyes in the film Devil Wears Prada and in recent promotional events. This has led us to believe that Meryl had a face lift, neck lift, and in most likelihood an eyelid surgery. Additionally, we are quite sure that she’s done maintenance over the years via laser or chemical peels and the routine dermal injections such as Botox or Restylane. Also of note, the plumpy cheekbones appear to be a trait of that Streep has had for at least a decade, so we are not sure if she’s had cheek implants or if it’s a natural feature. What is difficult to pin down is not the fact that Meryl Streep had cosmetic surgery, which she did, but rather when it happened. A Make Me Heal poll taken with its members has 93% of the respondents saying that Streep had a face lift.

Browsing through photos of Streep through the years, we came to the conclusion that the actress has had subtle procedures done all along her career, which is why her look in ‘Devil’ did not look overly done or artificial. If anything, we think Meryl looks stunning and wish that she would go public about it and give out her surgeon’s telephone number. The photo taken in June 2006 shows that Meryl has aged well with a little help from her plastic surgeon.

Next on deck, the sexy and saucy 61-year old Mirren actually appears to be getting better looking with age as her sophistication and beauty shines more and more in recent years. Comfortable appearing nude in movies, Mirren does not show any major tell-tale signs of plastic surgery, although her extremely taut and clean neck line being free of any sagging or evident wrinkling could suggest a subtle face lift combined with a neck lift. Some recent photos suggest that she uses Botox to smooth her wrinkles. Some of the older photos of Mirren make her out to look older compared to today, although the lack of changes in her facial structure or eye shape and the presence of the same wrinkles lead us to conclude that she may have had a subtle facelift sometime before 2001. The actress is known not to be adverse to the idea of cosmetic surgery. In the past she has commented, “I’d start at my ankles and slowly work my way up.”

Mirren’s spokesman says, “I have absolutely no idea if Helen has had any plastic surgery.

Mirren’s change of hair style has also done wonders for her, as gone is the long grey hair with the bangs in favor of an elegant, blondish short cut. Additionally, Mirren may have gotten a stylist, as her recent outfits are scintillating compared to the more conservative and older-looking outfits that she wore 5-7 years ago. A Make Me Heal poll with members resulted in 66% of respondents believing she is natural and 33% believing she has had plastic surgery.

Make Me Heal Oscar Coverage member plastic surgeon Anthony Youn told us before the Oscars that he was uncertain about whether Mirren had plastic surgery. “Hollywood’s “Queen” has created a stir around the country with her natural beauty. She appears to be one of only a handful of middle-age actresses who has had no obvious plastic surgery, does not mention plastic surgery in interviews, and carries herself along the red carpet with a classic grace and beauty which transcends the knife,” says Youn. Youn did offer a beauty tip to Mirren, “Now, would a bit of Botox and maybe a lower lid blepharoplasty make her even more beautiful? “Botox would be great to remove many of her forehead and crow’s feet wrinkles as well.” To Mirren’s credit, Youn says “But she seems to be doing just fine without it.”

Catching up with Youn during the Oscars, he seemed to have had change of heart about Mirren’s facelift saying “It is possible that she has had some laser treatments to her skin, as well as a facelift (although likely before 2001) since I agree that her neckline is darn good for someone her age. It is unusual for someone her age to have as nice of a neckline as she does (see Judy Dench) so there is a possibility that a facelift was performed sometime in the past. If it was performed, the surgeon did a very nice job in making it look realistic.”

British-based plastic surgeon Alex Karidis speculates that Mirren may have had a combination of different procedures, including an eye lift, face lift, and laser surgery. “It is possible Helen has undergone some sort of eye lift. It involves taking off excess skin above and below the eyes and often leaves patients with much brighter eyes - as Helen appears to have now. She may also have had some sort of laser surgery to make the skin around her eyes smooth.

“It is also possible that she has had a facelift - these procedures no longer leave patients looking as if they have had their skin tightly stretched and result in a much more natural appearance.”

Judi Dench, Plastic Surgery, Eyelid

Rounding out our study of the Over 50 in the Best Actress category, Judi Dench is a great dame at 72 by any standards. Dench appears to be aging gracefully for the most part, as evidenced by the normal tapestry of facial wrinkles and crepey neck (which some nastily call a turkey neck) that characterize her age. However, the lack of sagging skin around her eyes, no hooding over the eyes, and lack of bags below her eyes suggest the strong possibility that she had a blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery). “Judy Dench appears to be aging gracefully, like everyone’s favorite grandmother. While her neckline and facial wrinkles match her age, her lower eyelids do not. The lack of loose skin or bags under her eyes may be a sign of a lower blepharoplasty,” says Youn. Nowadays, blepharoplasties can be performed in a way where the scars are hidden or nearly invisible to the naked eye.

With one of these ladies set to win the Oscar, it will be a triumph for beauty at any age. We congratulate Hellen Mirren, Meryl Streep, and Judi Dench for being towering acting talents with beauty to match and appreciate their role in setting new beauty standards for our society.

Plastic Surgery Omnipresent At Oscars

The following article is reprinted from Make Me Heal 's Celebrity Plastic Surgery News. The article, along with photos can be found at the following link: Plastic Surgery Omnipresent At Oscars.

Oscar winner Mirren does not show any tell-tale signs of plastic surgery, although her extremely taut and clean neck line being free of any sagging or evident wrinkling could suggest a subtle face lift combined with a neck lift. Some recent photos suggest that she uses Botox to smooth her wrinkles. The work is so well done that most fans think she is aging completely naturally. It is likely that Mirren is an avid uses of good skin care, and has taken care of herself. Make Me Heal Oscars Coverage member plastic surgeon Anthony Youn said, “It is possible that she has had some laser treatments to her skin, as well as a facelift (although likely before 2001) since I agree that her neckline is darn good for someone her age. It is unusual for someone her age to have as nice of a neckline as she does (see Judy Dench) so there is a possibility that a facelift was performed sometime in the past. If it was performed, the surgeon did a very nice job in making it look realistic.”