France’s first lady Brigitte Macron makes first public appearance since July following cosmetic surgery

France’s first lady Brigitte Macron makes first public appearance since July following cosmetic surgery

France’s first lady, Brigitte Macron has stepped out for the first time since reportedly having a three-hour cosmetic 'facial rejuvenation' surgery at

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France’s first lady, Brigitte Macron has stepped out for the first time since reportedly having a three-hour cosmetic ‘facial rejuvenation’ surgery at a private hospital in Paris in July.

The 66-year-old who is married to 41-year-old Emmanuel Macron, looked fresh-faced ahead of a meeting with Russia’s President, Vladimir Putin and her husband at the Fort de Bregancon, a presidential residence in Bormes-Les-Mimosas, southern France after a three-week break, during which she reportedly recovered from the procedure. Brigitte looked in good spirits, although her arm was seen in a sling.

According to media outlets in France, Brigitte was reportedly placed under general anaesthetic on July 16 before she underwent a three-hour cosmetic surgery operation at the private hospital in Paris before heading off on summer holiday. It allegedly took place at the world-famous American Hospital in the French capital, which is hugely popular with celebrities and which has a plastic surgery unit offering ‘cutting-edge techniques’ including ones devoted to ‘facial rejuvenation procedures’.

Mrs Macron, who has spoken in the past about feeling as though she looks older than her second husband, was seen heading for a consultation on July 16. The next day she was reportedly operated on ‘for three hours’ and ‘under general aesthetic’ after returning to the hospital in a three-car convoy, with at least four bodyguards.
‘The operation went without a problem, and the retired teacher was able to leave the American Hospital the same evening,’ a range of media outlets in Paris reported on Friday.

According to such magazines, the lead medic who worked on Mrs Macron was ‘an eminent cosmetic surgeon’ with a well-publicised media profile. No specific details about the operation were revealed. Brigitte Macron spent two days after the operation recovering at the Lantern, an official residence in Versailles, west of Paris. She then travelled down south to join her husband at Fort Bregancon, another presidential retreat on the Mediterranean coast.

France has one of the most respected public health services in the world, making the choice of the American Hospital, which was founded in 1906, surprising for the head of state’s wife. Celebrities who have been treated at the American Hospital over the years have included the late Hollywood stars Rock Hudson and Bette Davis, and German fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld.

Brigitte Macron was a married mother-of-three when she fell in love with the young Emmanuel Macron, who was then her teenage pupil in the school in Amiens, northern France, where she taught drama. She later divorced so that they could marry, but has worried about the age gap ever since. The authors of ‘Madame President’ said ‘it took guts and humour’ for Mrs Macron to stand by the president, and that she had been ‘mocked, insulted and gossiped about’ after being found ‘guilty of loving and marrying a man 25 years younger’.