Kathie Lee Gifford, 58, has admitted that she loves Botox. (On Today this morning she said “I’ve been getting it since I was 40 years old.”) It’s clear that she uses/abuses it, although she only half admits to having other work done. In 2010, Kathie Lee and Hoda went without makeup on their show and Kathie Lee moved her face around and said “look closely. If you see a scar, I’ll own up to it. Only from the neck up.” She then gave a wink to the camera. So she’s not a plastic surgery denier, and that’s nice to see.

On this morning’s Today Show, Kathie Lee and Hoda both had work done for the cameras. It was non-invasive and they didn’t even get any injections, disappointingly. I was kind of hoping for a real eye lift, kind of like how Harry Smith got a live colonoscopy in 2010. Kathie Lee had this deep tissue eyebrow “lift” called Ultherapy that’s touted as an alternative to Botox. (And a super expensive one at that. It costs $1,200! Dr. Oz has featured this on his show too. It uses ultrasound and is supposedly very safe and effective, although it takes 2-3 months to take full effect. It actually looks kind of awesome.) Hoda, 47, just had some laser hair removal on one of her arms. They did show a live Botox injection along with spider vein removal, but that was on participants who agreed to get it on air, not on either of the hosts.

That’s the question that fans of Kathy Lee Gifford have asked as rumors abound over the last few years.

Kathie Lee Gifford was born on August 16, 1953 and is an American television host, singer, songwriter and actress, best known for her 15-year run (1985–2000) on the talk show Live that she hosted with Regis Philbin.

Has Kathie Lee Gifford had plastic surgery?She has received 11 Daytime Emmy nominations and won her first Daytime Emmy in 2010 as part of The Today Show team, but is she another TV personality who has had celebrity plastic surgery?
 Kathie Lee Gifford Admit Cosmetic Procedures But Not Facelift

Rumors have circulated that she had Botox, rhinoplasty, cheek augmentation and a face lift.

After years of speculation the truth has come out. Kathie Lee admits to having celebrity plastic surgery
The National Inquirer got information from Gifford’s publishing company about the 2009 tell-all she worked on.

In the book entitled “When I Thought I’d Dropped My Last Egg: Life and Other Calamities” she admitted to “undergoing cosmetic procedures — including Botox and laser treatments.”

What she denies having done is a face-lift. Her reason for not taking on the procedure is “fear of a botched job.”

A year later, rumblings of plastic surgery came back full force. Rosie O’Donnell accused Kathie Lee of having plastic surgery on her then Sirius XM radio show.

She fired back saying that her face is “surgery free and I can prove it.” A month after this challenge Gifford was bare-faced live on the Today show (see Teri Hatcher plastic surgery).

Gifford even dared Rosie to “look for scars, baby” on television. The show was in HD and the only thing she admitted to wearing was lip balm.

After admitting she was wrong, O’Donnell later apologized to her on her talkshow saying “I thought you looked good, but I just thought you looked different.” Gifford admits to feeling vindicated.

So the facelift fear of awful plastic surgery remains. Kathie Lee Gifford is a real woman who is not afraid to admit what is going on and will go to lengths to prove her point.

This opinionated lady is indeed an open book. While she doesn’t admit why she got plastic surgery in the first place, if there is any more work done on her face she will tell the world about it.
Kathie Lee Gifford Before & After Plastic Surgery Pictures

Looking at the photos indicate some plastic surgery because her face looks somewhat ‘stiffer’ than before.

But not only was she brave to admit it, she was brave to show what she didn’t have it live on TV. Are these photos an indication of celebrity plastic surgery gone wrong?

Either way she tries to age with grace and regardless of her efforts fans will still debate on Kathie Lee Gifford’s cosmetic surgery.

Kathie Lee Gifford is rumored to be joining “The Today Show” for a hosting stint for its fourth hour. The perky 54 year-old host with a diva reputation left the then “Live with Regis & Kathie Lee” show after 15 years in July 2000 and has been concentrating on her singing career and doing charity work. Since leaving “Live,” she’s done occasional TV and guest appearances, and worked as a correspondent for “The Insider” in 2005.

It’s pretty obvious that Kathie Lee has had more than a few visits to her plastic surgeon’s office. Her face looks way too smooth and pulled and she’s starting to look like Priscilla Presley. Kathie Lee lives in New York so she probably wasn’t a victim of that Argentinian quack who was injecting Hollywood’s elite with car fluid, but she must be going to someone who’s willing to do excessive work on her.

There is an alternative to the two extremes of too much plastic surgery and aging naturally. My mother had a face lift about five years ago and she let it settle. At first it was obvious but within a few months it looked natural on her and it’s not as easy to tell. She looks better than she did before and it’s not glaringly obvious that she’s had work done.

It looks to me like Gifford had more than one face lift along with ongoing maintenance that results in a mask-like effect on her face.

I had trouble finding any photos of Kathie Lee “before,” because she looked about the same and must have had a face lift years ago. In the 2003 image in the header above, you can tell she’s had something done but she doesn’t look freaky.

In a 2000 interview with Larry King, Kathie Lee didn’t exactly deny having plastic surgery, but said she wasn’t going to get “more” and skirted around the issue by saying she was afraid of it. It seems like she got over that quickly.

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