While watching "Now What", I felt, as I did last season, that a few things that changed about Lisa Edelstein's appearance, and not just that she has lost weight. Her face is less mobile, although not as frozen as most actresses. But somewhat.
Here's a picture of LE during Season Two:
And here's LE last week:
Even after you factor in the differences in lighting, weight loss, and hair, there seems to be a difference. The strange thing is, in "Now What?", LE is photographed almost exclusively from this side (after plowing through screencaps to find two pics roughly the same). Also, in S2, her brow furrows much more than today, and the lines between her eyes are deeper. To her credit, she has kept the lines between the eyes, albeit softer, and the lines around her mouth, also softer.
If she was aging naturally, the lines around the mouth would be more pronounced, the upper lids droopier not tighter, and the undereye bags the same size or larger. And her neck would have started to soften.
My guess is a browlift, facial fillers, collagen injections to the mouth, an eyejob, and possibly some Botox. And yes, she has to look beautiful and I'm not suggesting anything that other actresses don't do.
ETA: I am seriously getting my ass kicked by furious teenagers over at cuddelstein
. Posting there was NOT a good idea! I don't mind what they're saying, but I hate the emails popping up in my inbox!