Two leading plastic surgeons have revealed the many cosmetic procedures that may well be responsible for Gigi and Bella Hadid’s picture perfect facial features after a former high school peer revealed how much they have transformed since posing for their yearbook photos.
TikTok user Lila Savoia – who attended Malibu High School with Gigi, Bella, and Anwar – shared images from the school’s 2013 yearbook recently, revealing candid snaps of the famous siblings when they were still just students working towards graduation.
But while the images offer a sweet glimpse at models Gigi and Bella before they achieved celebrity success, it also reveals their remarkable transformation since they walked their high school hallways – a change that two plastic surgeons believe could well be due to several cosmetic procedures.
A new look! Two leading plastic surgeons have revealed the cosmetic procedures that Gigi and Bella Hadid may have undergone since high school after their yearbook photos were revealed
Subtle: Dr. Sabrina Shah-Desai, who specializes in plastic reconstructive surgery, said that Gigi, now 25, may well have had lip and jawline fillers since her time in high school
Transformation: Dr. Shah-Desai noted that Bella, now 23, has ‘changed significantly’ in the years since the yearbook portrait was taken
Examination: ‘Bella looks like she has had a brow lift,’ she revealed, adding that the model could also have undergone a rhinoplasty, lip fillers, dermal fillers, and cheek fat removal
Dr. Sabrina Shah-Desai, a London-based surgeon who specializes in reconstructive procedures, noted that Bella, now 23, has ‘changed significantly’ in the years since the yearbook portrait was taken – and she explained that this could well be the result of several different surgeries.
‘Bella looks like she has had a brow lift,’ she revealed, explaining that this procedure often results in the feline ‘fox eye look’ that Bella is known for.
Dr. Shah-Desai added that the model also looks as though she has undergone ‘rhinoplasty and lip fillers’ as well as ‘facial sculpting’ – which means that she could have had ‘dermal fillers’ to enhance her cheek bones and jawline.
The medical expert also pointed out that Bella’s face appears much thinner now than it did when she was in high school, explaining that this could be the result of Buccal (cheek) fat removal – or simply as a result of general weight loss.
Although Gigi’s appearance has not changed as dramatically as her younger sibling’s, both Dr. Shah-Desai and Dr Grigoriy Mashkevich, facial plastic surgeon at Specialty Aesthetic Surgery, explained that there are a few areas of her face that could well have benefited from a cosmetic procedure or two.
Neither Dr. Shah-Desai or Dr. Mashkevich have treated Gigi or Bella.
‘Gigi has not changed too dramatically, Dr. Shah-Desai said, adding: ‘She looks like she has had minimal lip plumping and jawline fillers.’
Dr. Mashkevish noted that Gigi’s lips and cheeks ‘look fuller than in the high school photo,’ explaining that this is likely the result of filler, however he explained that a number of other factors could have played a role in her transformation, including camera angles and makeup.
This is not the first time that Bella has sparked rumors about potential plastic surgery – although she has always denied undergoing any cosmetic procedures in the past.
In 2018, Bella told InStyle that she was too ‘scared’ of getting any fillers because she was worried that they ‘mess up’ her natural features.
Easy does it: Dr Grigoriy Mashkevich, facial plastic surgeon at Specialty Aesthetic Surgery, said that Gigi’s lips and cheeks ‘look fuller than in the high school photo’ (pictured in 2012)
Possibility: He explained that this facial transformation is likely the result of filler (pictured left in 2016 and right in 2020)
Speaking out: Bella, pictured in 2014, has previously denied undergoing any cosmetic procedures, insisting that she is too scared of ‘messing up’ her natural looks
Illusion? ‘I’m scared of putting fillers into my lips. I wouldn’t want to mess up my face,’ Bella (pictured left in 2015 and right in 2020) said in 2018
‘People think I got all this surgery or did this or that. And you know what? We can do a scan of my face, darling,’ she said.
‘I’m scared of putting fillers into my lips. I wouldn’t want to mess up my face.’
That sentiment was echoed by her mother, Yolanda Hadid, in January 2019, when she spoke out to defend all three of her children against claims that they have had plastic surgery – insisting that none of them would undergo a cosmetic procedure because they saw the struggles that she faced in dealing with the terrible side effects of her own plastic surgeries.
‘None of my children have never done fillers or Botox or put anything foreign in their bodies, they know better after seeing what I went through,’ she revealed.
However the latest speculation comes after Gigi and Bella’s high school photos were revealed on TikTok by their former peer Lila, who took to the social media app to take part in a viral challenge that calls for users to show off their school’s most famous alumni.
In a viral video she posted this week, Lila opened the pages of her yearbook to show off never-before-seen photos of Gigi, 25, Bella, 23, and Anwar, 20.
Fans of the Hadids have flocked to the video, which has already earned nearly two million views.
Lila made the clip in response to a Twitter prompt by Ben Upton, who asked other Twitter users to share their high schools’ most famous alumni.
Replies in the thread included Quentin Tarantino, Debbie Harry, Aaron Hernandez, Rose McGowan, and Jose Canseco, but it seems that no one’s answer earned a bigger response than Lila’s.
In her video, she zooms in on the cover of her Malibu High yearbook from 2013 before flipping to the page with Gigi’s senior photo.
The model seems to have forgone the traditional staged photo taken in the high school gym, and instead appears to have posed for a professional photoshoot.
How times have changed! Last week, a woman who went to high school with the Hadid siblings opened up her old yearbook to show off childhood photos of Anwar, Gigi, and Bella
Family! The siblings (pictured in December) have all grown up and matured since high school
Gigi, of course, had already begun modeling in high school, and it shows in her stunning yearbook photo.
Her picture also pops up on the superlatives page, where she was named Most Likely to be Famous, though, in the picture, she is deliberately shielding her face from the camera.
The model had already made moves in the fashion industry while she was still in high school, landing a campaign for Guess in 2012. However it wasn’t until she graduated high school in, moved to New York City, and signed with IMG in 2013 that the fashion star’s career really took off.
Peer: TikTok user Lila Savoia shared the images in response to a tweet asking people to reveal the most famous alumni from their high school
In addition to her modeling career however, Gigi had also made a name for herself as a reality TV star while making several guest appearances on the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills alongside her mother Yolanda.
During her time on the Bravo show, Gigi allowed the cameras to document her ascent to superstardom, before her mother left the show once and for all in 2016.
Gigi was not the only one to be awarded the prestigious title; she shared the honor with former professional tennis player Vincent Van Patten’s son Vincent Jr. who does not appear to have achieved the same celebrity success as his co-winner.
Bella’s photo is also in the yearbook, though hers is the more traditional stage shot, possibly because she was an underclassman and Gigi was a senior.
The yearbook also has a family photo of Gigi, Bella, and Anwar, who is still quite young in the snap. Now 20, he would have been middle-school aged when Gigi was a senior.
Malibu high school includes grades six through 12.
Finally, Lila showed off the message that Anwar wrote in her yearbook.
Prediction! In her senior year, Gigi was voted Most Likely to be Famous by her high school peers, along with former tennis player Vincent Van Patten’s son Vincent Jr.
Friends: It appears as though Lila was in the same grade as Anwar, now 20, in high school – and she happily showed off a sweet note he wrote in her yearbook
A new man! Anwar, the youngest of the siblings, has certainly matured since the yearbook photo that Lila showed off (left) and he has followed in his sisters’ modeling footsteps
‘Lila,’ it says, ‘your the Homie and I have known you for 2 years. And your awesome. Have a good summer. [sic]’
At school, Gigi was captain of the varsity volleyball team, and also a competitive horseback rider.
She had modeled as a child but hit pause as a teenager.
‘I stopped because I was a really competitive horseback rider and a club volleyball player,’ she said, according to Vogue.
‘I went to Junior Olympic qualifiers for volleyball. So, I kind of stopped modeling. I just wanted to have a normal childhood and go to high school.’
At 17, though, she signed with IMG Models, and moved across the country to begin her modeling career in earnest after graduation.
In New York, she also enrolled at the New School to study criminal psychology, though she never completed her degree.
Gigi’s career has continued to go from strength to strength since she left high school – and more recently she shared some major personal news when she announced that she is expecting her first child with boyfriend Zayn Malik.
Bella, meanwhile, was also an award-winning, nationally-ranked equestrian, and hoped to be on the 2016 US Olympics team.
After she graduated in 2014, she followed her older sister to New York City and enrolled at Parsons while also kicking off her modeling career.
Coming up behind his sisters, Anwar played football, basketball, and soccer in high school, and was friends with Jaden Smith and Lucky Blue Smith. He also got into the family business as a teenager, signing with the same modeling agency as his sisters.