If you'd already been deemed the "most beautiful woman in the world," wouldn't you want to focus on maintaining rather than changing your appearance? We'd think so, but that line of reasoning isn't stopping rumors that Beyoncé "debuted a new nose" at her Super Bowl halftime performance.
What started with fans comparing pictures has turned into experts weighing in at the Huffington Post:
There's no denying that Beyonce looks quite different from when she started out, and while growing up has something to do with it, it's rare that the tip of of one's nose takes on the brunt of the changes.
"It's extremely likely she's had a rhinoplasty," Dr. Jeffrey Spiegel, a board-certified facial plastic surgeon who has not treated the singer, told Hollywood Life. "I think she has had her nose narrowed and the tip refined. I do this same procedure regularly. She looks gorgeous and the surgeon did an excellent job," he says.
It's hard to refute the photographic evidence, and if you look over a timeline of her photos it's seems fairly obvious that Beyonce had some work done back around 2004, and has possibly just recently undergone more surgery to refine her nose once again.
Now, we know you're thinking that the "Halo" singer's nose didn't look quite so different when she sang the national anthem at the inaugeration ceremony just a few weeks ago. But consider that Zap2It notes that the recovery time for a secondary rhinoplasty surgery can be as little as a week to 10 days, making it "absolutely feasible" that Beyonce could have had the procedure done prior to the ingauration, and that some swelling had not entirely dissipated since that portion of the recovery can take up to two months.
If the private star did go under the knife, you can bet she won't be holding an "Any questions?" press conference about the procedure anytime soon. So unless Beyoncé goes the way of Lil' Kim and ends the debate once and for all by becoming totally unrecognizable, we'll probably choose to save our energy and focus on the sound of her music and the content of her upcoming documentary instead of the shape of her facial features.
Read more at the Huffington Post.