Catt Sadler, the former E! News host, recently underwent a facelift, necklift, and blepharoplasty at the age of 48 and she’s going public about her choice. In an interview with Glamour, Sadler opened up about her decision to undergo these surgeries before turning 50 and shared details about the procedures, recovery, and results.
Sadler, no stranger to sharing her life on camera, said she wanted to address the changes that come with aging, like sagging skin and loss of volume in her face. In the past, the host and presenter said she’d tried nonsurgical treatments but felt that surgery was the next step. “Probably like most women my age: I’ve done injectables, I’ve done Botox and Xeomin, which is another injectable brand name that I love. I’ve done a little bit of filler over time. I didn’t do Botox for the first time until I was 35, so this is all in the last decade-plus,” she shared. “I am such a fan of beauty treatments. I’ve also done microneedling. I even tried Morpheus. Some of those are more intense than others, but up until now, I have never done anything surgically to my face, ever.
A Personal Choice
Sadler emphasized that her choice to undergo surgery was not influenced by societal pressure or the desire to please others. It was a personal decision to enhance her own well-being and feel good about herself. “I don’t know if it was as much societal pressure,” she said. “I mean, I’d be lying. I think it was more top of mind when I was on TV every day.”
Sadler underwent a facelift, necklift and blepharoplasty with Beverly Hills, CA plastic surgeon Dr. Steve Kim. ”I booked a consultation to see what he thought. I really did not go in there saying, ‘I want to get a facelift.’ I told him what was bothering me, mainly the jowly sagginess in photos. It was like everything was pooling right around the lower half of my face and neck.”
Why a Facelift Before 50
Regarding her decision to have surgery now, she says her surgeon advised her that waiting could lead to a jarring change in her appearance when transitioning from an aging face to a lifted look. Addressing it now would yield a more natural-looking outcome. “I was also informed that there are benefits to doing it now because when you’re younger, your recovery is expected to be better. You tend to heal a little quicker, and the cellular health functions more effectively at a younger age,” she added.
While to some 48 may seem too young for a facelift, Sadler says that’s not the case for her and wants to share her journey to help others who might be considering similar treatments. “The feedback’s been a lot of ‘Thank you for telling all sides of what it’s really like to be 48 and what’s available to us,’” she says. “And really just more questions about what to expect and how bad it had hurt and all this stuff. So that’s been nice.”
Following the surgery, Sadler shared that she feels younger, happier, and relieved. She wants to inform and educate women about the realities of these procedures, including the physical, financial, and emotional costs. “I’m not personally judging anyone who keeps these things private, but…I did not want to do that,” she says. “Why not be transparent? Why not inform women about what it can be like?”