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.
Did Mel B get plastic surgery?
“Mel B is a great example of aging gracefully through consistent maintenance,” says Coleen Janeway, founder of Epithereal Skin Care, 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 to check out before-and-after photos of Mel B.
Mel B in 2007 (left) and 2017.
“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). As for her cheeks? “They seem more contoured and more prominent in the upper cheekbone area,” Dr. Lolis adds. She believes Juvéderm Voluma, which costs $800–$1.5K, could be why.
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.”
However Janeway thinks the former Spice Girl is “keeping [her lips] juicy with filler” at a cost of $650–$1.2K. “Her lips are an example of how a little bit goes a long way,” she says.