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Has she or hasn’t she? The question keeps coming up. Is Ri-Ri just perfect, or has she had a little help? The before and after pictures suggest subtle differences in the singer’s look which could be down to cosmetic surgery.

There have been rumours about Rihanna undergoing both facial surgery and breast enlargement, of course these have been denied by the star – but we wouldn’t judge her even if she had.

She looks amazing and she’s one of our style inspirations, but has she had any cosmetic surgery? Let’s take a closer look.

Her Nose

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Images suggest that Rihanna has potentially had a nose job (rhinoplasty). This is a procedure that can include refining the bridge, tip or overall profile of the nose. In her more recent pictures, her nose looks less bulky and has more of a linear look to it.

What the Experts Say

Los Angeles cosmetic surgeon Dr. Jeffrey Rawnsley said in 2013, "I confirm the fact that having performed thousands of rhinoplasties, Rihanna had rhinoplasty. You can see how her nostrils are less bulky, but still ethnically appropriate. Her mid-portion of her nose has a more linear and less triangular look to it. Her tip is narrower, and has a slight upward tilt.”

This is a confident statement from Dr. Jeffery Rawnsley, but we all know how powerful clever makeup contouring can be in transforming facial structures.

Her Breasts

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In 2013 the rumours surrounding whether or not Rihanna underwent breast enlargement surgery first hit the headlines.

Her apparent increase in breast size could be down to a range of factors, including her bra, clothing choices, or clever use of make-up. But the rumours still cling to the Umbrella-star.

What the Star Says

In 2012, Rihanna denied having any surgery and also swore off any in the future. She said “I’m terrified of going under the knife. Because of the pain, the complications – not to mention the fact that it’s utterly unauthentic."

We should probably tell Ri-Ri the discomfort is actually pretty minimal, and complications extremely rare, but we do think she’s perfect just the way she is.

The Verdict

There are conflicting opinions around Rihanna’s cosmetic surgery. Has she or hasn’t she? The star continues to deny undergoing any procedures, and the rumours that she has also continue, so we can’t be too sure, but one thing we are sure of is that she looks stunning. Whether her looks are natural or cosmetically enhanced, she’s still one of MYA’s favourite girls.

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