MELANIA TRUMP, wife of the president of the United States Donald, has somewhat changed her image during her time in the limelight. Express.co.uk spoke to a selection of surgeons and experts about the surgery they believe Melania has undergone to change her look – and how much she has spent on it.
Melania, 45, was born and raised in Sevnica, Slovenia, and claims she always dreamed of becoming a model.
The current First Lady of the United States had a successful career after meeting fashion photographer Stane Jerko in 1987 at a modelling contest.
However, the fresh-faced looks of her modelling heyday seem to have had a little help from cosmetic professionals in her slide towards middle age.
Express.co.uk spoke exclusively to cosmetic doctor Dr. Dev Patel, medical director of Perfect Skin Solutions in Portsmouth, who estimated Melania’s cosmetic transformation ahead of becoming the First Lady would likely cost anywhere between £10,000-£12,000 in the UK.
He said: “I think few people could deny that she is strikingly beautiful in her still shots, but considering the masses now indulge in facial aesthetic treatments I would be extremely surprised if an ex-model (who has such a spotlight on her) would not be doing the same.
“I noticed the very obvious signs of likely Botox recently, when watching her on a TV interview. She was given a rather personal account of her background yet her upper face was not moving in harmony with her words. In fact, it was not moving at all. This suggests too heavy doses are being used by her doctor. The effects of Botox look great but only when the result is more natural in appearance.”
He also believes Melania has had a nose job, and Mr Jag Chana, Consultant Plastic Surgeon, agreed. Mr Chana said Melania’s nose was the main factor in her facial restructuring.
He said: “Comparing the earlier photo from when she is younger and the later life pictures one can see that the nasal shape has changed.”