Mariah Carey’s ability to hit her famous whistle notes has not changed much since she first arrived in the pop music scene.

However, her appearance allegedly has. The change in her appearance has been the subject of speculation during her time in the spotlight.

Plastic surgery experts over the years claim that she has done various procedures, from rhinoplasty to several other procedures that help maintain her youthfulness. But, of course, Carey has never admitted having gone under the knife. 


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She claims she works hard and does her absolute best to maintain her appearance. In 2017, In Touch Weekly spoke with experts Dr. Gary Goldenberg and Dr. Rian Maercks to break down her changes in appearance. 

Mariah Carey’s Plastic Surgery 

According to Dr. Maercks, Carey might have gotten breasts implants, and a “Brazilian Butt Lift,” which he stated was “a very common procedure.” He further added that Carey had most likely gotten liposuction because her waistline had changed little. 

The doctor opined that the fat that was extracted was probably used for breasts and buttocks. 


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Meanwhile, Dr. Goldenberg, who noticed that her forehead was void of wrinkles and lines, iterated that the singer had gotten “regular Botox injections and laser resurfacing or micro needling.” He added that she had done this exact procedure around her eyes to remove her crow’s feet. 

He also noticed that Carey’s gummy smile was gone and that her lips were nicely shaped and full, resulting from Botox and fillers. The doctor opined that work had been done on her cheeks and eyes as well.

Her cheeks have always been full, but they are likely augmented with filler, such as Juvederm or Restylane. Her eyes a more upturned in the current photo — a result that may be achieved with facial contouring 

As for her skin, which was better than before, Dr. Goldenberg explained that her pores were smaller, and there was “no evidence of dyspigmentation,” most likely from the chemical peels or laser treatment.

Mariah Carey Hides Her Cosmetic Surgeries


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Although Carey has denied having procedures done, in 2019, Daily Mail reported that she had used her assistant’s credit card to pay for and conceal her plastic surgeries and shopping sprees. 

According to an insider, the ‘Hero’ singer did not want people to know about her shopping or surgeries, so she used her former assistant Lianna Shakhnazaryan and former manager Stella’s Bulochnikov cards. The singer had her own card, but her business management team only let her have one because she maxed out her cards. 

The insider claimed that she had spent “$10,000 in PLLA buttock filler injections, a $4,800 LipoFreeze fat-melting laser treatment to her upper breasts and an $8,900 firming ultrasound procedure to her neck and jawline.”

The former manager and assistant sued Carey for her inability to reimburse their money, among many other accusations.