Has American Idol inspired a facelift for Ellen DeGeneres?

Emmy Award winner Ellen DeGeneres has just been announced as the fourth judge of American Idol in the new series of the show, and her youthful appearance may be due to cosmetic surgery procedures.The actress and comedian is perhaps best known as the host of her self-titled The Ellen DeGeneres Show, and at 51 years old the high profile star is ensuring she always looks her best. Commenting on her recent appearance, Make Me Heal speculates that Ellen may have undergone face and neck lift, brow lift, eye lift, laser peel and Botox treatments to retain a fresh and youthful appearance. This is further to earlier reports that Ellen and her partner Portia de Rossi may have had Botox, laser treatments and chemical peels around the time of their wedding, when same-sex marriage was still legal in California. Ellen's treatments may also have played a part in her recruitment as spokeswoman for CoverGirl. If Ellen has undergone surgery, the star has been careful to space out her treatments over a number of years, allowing the public to become accustomed to her changing appearance rather than undergoing a sudden transformation, achieving a natural result. On her new role as American Idol judge, Ellen enthusiastically stated: "Iím thrilled to be the new judge on American Idol. Iíve watched since the beginning, and Iíve always been a huge fan. So getting this job is a dream come true, and think of all the money Iíll save from not having to text my vote."