Duchess Sarah Ferguson opens up about getting Botox, facelifts

Francesca Specter
Yahoo Style UK deputy editor

Sarah Ferguson, popularly known as Fergie, has revealed she’s undergone cosmetic surgery treatment including Botox and two facelifts.

Prince Andrew’s ex-wife will turn 60 on Oct. 15, yet her youthful complexion defies her years. Now, she has revealed the cosmetic “tweaks” she has had to maintain her appearance.

Asked about her glowing skin at daughter Princess Eugenie’s wedding last fall, the duchess said, “Above all, it was being joyful for Eugenie that made me look good.

“But I’d had some laser treatment on my face which helped, too.”

Sarah Ferguson, pictured at a fundraising gala earlier this month, has opened up about having Botox. [Photo: Getty]

Despite experimenting with Botox in the past, she admits she’s no longer a fan. “I had Botox a long time ago when there was nothing else available,” Ferguson told the Daily Mail in an interview.

“I really don’t like the frozen look. I’m so animated and I like to be myself. I don’t like the thought of needles and am very glad if I look well and happy.”

The interview, which also featured Fergie’s go-to aesthetic doctor, Dr. Gabriela Mercik, details the two types of facelifts Ferguson has undergone: a non-invasive laser facelift and a minimally invasive “thread lift.”

“It’s like garden trellising for sweat peas. You insert the threads under the skin with a fine needle and they hold everything up,” said Ferguson of the thread lift treatment she had on Mercik’s suggestion in 2014.

Ferguson pictured in 2014, a year before undergoing a thread facelift. (Photo: Getty)

She is not the only high-profile figure to speak openly about using cosmetic treatments.

Ferguson pictured carrying Princess Eugenie during a skiing holiday in 1992. (Photo: Getty)

Olivia Colman has had Botox, telling U.K. paper the Times in 2015. “I have done Botox and I LOVED it.”

Supermodel Cindy Crawford has also said she is a fan of the procedure.

“I’m not going to lie to myself, past a certain age, creams work on the texture of your skin but, in order to restore elasticity, all I can really count on is vitamin injections, botox and collagen,” Crawford told InStyle.

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