Melissa Rivers, despite developing inhibitions about her mother Joan Rivers' excessive plastic surgery, could be said to have inherited her obsession with plastic surgery from Joan. The actor has enhanced her looks with the help of a nose job, browlift, eyelid lift, cheeks augmentation, lip fillers, and Botox.
Melissa Rivers, whose real name is Melissa Warburg Rosenberg, is an American actress and television host. She is the only child of comedian Joan Rivers and producer Edgar Rosenberg.
In 1990, she took her mother's stage surname and started to be known as Melissa Rivers. She has worked in television shows like Beverly Hills, 0210, Silk Stalkings, and The Comeback.
In the early 1990s, Melissa Rivers branched out and started interviewing celebrities on the pre-show red carpet of nationally televised awards shows. Since then, she has hosted several events, and for the E! Network as well. Two of the channel's highest-rated specials, Oh Baby! Melissa’s Guide to Pregnancy and Oh Toddler! Surviving the Early Years are hers.
She had portrayed herself in the 1994 celebrity docudrama Tears and Laughter: The Joan and Melissa Rivers Story with her mother.
Did Melissa Rivers Have Plastic Surgery?
Melissa River (@melissariversofficial), after being in the showbiz and the daughter of the person she is the daughter of - Joan Rivers, who is sort of infamous for the plastic surgery treatments, there was no a chance in hell that she could escape the intense scrutiny of her face and body to look for any signs of plastic surgery.
The telltale of Melissa Rivers having her natural appearance diluted with artificial means was as old as her time in the entertainment world. So, there was nothing more satisfying for the general public than when they spotted the signs of plastic surgery on Melissa's face.
The actor has been reported to have followed the path of her mother Joan the plastic surgery junkie. That is in line with what Melissa Rivers revealed in her memoir about her mother The Book of Joan: Tales of Mirth, Mischief, and Manipulation that Joan had had more than 348 plastic surgeries but was still never satisfied with the way she looked, which contributed majorly to her feeding into her sense of less than.
Several insiders - pals of the television host from the Fashion Police, claimed that her frozen face is the result of multiple cosmetic procedures and filler injections. They also confirmed that Melissa had chosen to become a disturbing double of her mother instead of striking her natural look.
Melissa Rivers's mother who had virtually created and given her a career was her role model and her mother who was obsessed with plastic surgery had also given her obsession with surgery to her. She did everything to emulate her mother, including choosing to replicate her looks as she grew up feeling like an ugly duckling.
Cosmetic surgeon Dr. John Zannis said that the former Fashion Police host appeared to have several procedures similar to her mom, including an eyelid lift, brow lift, facelift, and rhinoplasty. Dr. Dave E. David was of the belief that Melissa had done facelifts and gone overboard with Botox which had left her with the same mask-like Joker face of her mother's final days.
Melissa Rivers is also believed to have gotten cheek augmentation and from her appearance, it has been deduced that she also has undergone some filler like Restylane and Juvederm apart from Botox.
Melissa herself who had not been coy about the cosmetic procedures she had done had openly owned about her looks being enhanced with plastic surgery.
Her nose job was done when she was just a teenager. Her stretched skin and wrinkle-free face are the results of her having Botox two times every year. She had done lip fillers to match her cheeks after cheek augmentation.
Melissa Rivers to Joan Rivers About Plastic Surgery
As much as Melissa Rivers had opted for plastic surgery like her mother, she hasn't always seen eye-to-eye with her about it, which she has expressed in more than one instance.
Joan Rivers, who had written a book Men Are Stupid...And They Like Big Boobs: A Woman's Guide to Beauty Through Plastic Surgery, had her daughter all bothered up about the excessive cosmetic procedures and saying that it was enough. It had been a source of conflict for Melissa.
But the veteran comedian paid no heed to her own flesh and blood and made a joke about her daughter's concerns. She said that it was a part of being in show business and there was no such thing as too much.
Melissa Rivers once revealed in a chat show that she had once even staged an intervention in an attempt to get her mother to stop going under the knife.