While some of her fellow Spice Girls have admitted to Botox and breast augmentations, Melanie “Mel B” Brown has been Silent Spice on the subject. Still, at age 42, she looks a little different than she did in her pop star heyday — and it’s not just the new hairstyle.
“Mel B is a great example of aging gracefully through consistent maintenance,” says Coleen Janeway, founder of Epithereal Skincare, who, like the other experts quoted here, hasn’t worked with Mel. “Her cheeks look good. She’s likely maintaining them with fillers like Restylane Lyft or Juvéderm Voluma.”
Subtlety is key, says dermatologist Dr. Margarita Lolis. “The only thing I’d do differently,” she says, “is define her jawbone more to give her extra contouring and a more youthful look.”
Cosmetic plastic surgeon Dr. Josef Hadeed, on the other hand, can’t identify a single thing he’d do differently. “She is aging well,” he says, “and her appearance is age-appropriate. In my opinion, she still looks great!” Scroll down for a closer look at her changing features.
Mel B in 2007 (left) and 2017. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
“Her forehead appears smoother now, and her brows look more elevated,” says Dr. Lolis, adding that these changes often can be attributed to Botox (up to $1K per treatment).
Dr. Hadeed suspects under-eye fillers ($600–$1.2K) and upper-eyelid surgery ($4.2K–$5.6K). “In the earlier photo,” he says, “she has excess skin in the upper eyelids.”
“They seem more contoured and more prominent in the upper cheekbone area,” Dr. Lolis says. She believes Juvéderm Voluma, which costs $800–$1.5K, could be the reason why.
“Her lips are an example of how a little bit goes a long way,” says Janeway. She thinks the former Spice Girl is “keeping them juicy with filler” at a cost of $650–$1.2K.