Nadia Sawalha reveals plastic surgery plans following years of body insecurities

On Thursday's episode of Loose Women, Nadia Sawalha confessed that she is looking into having some surgical procedures done, as she approaches her 54th birthday.

She and the rest of the show's panellists were chatting to former Bake Off host Mel Giedroyc, who is set to celebrate her 50th birthday next month.

Nadia, 53, then mentioned that Mel has previously talked about her intention to embrace her changing body, as she hits her fifth decade.

She said,"'You've been very clear that you're going to embrace your fifties, muffin tops, jowls." To which, Mel responded, "Yes, everything."

But mum-of-two Nadia had her own thoughts on why Mel would be accepting her changing body. She said, "My theory on this is, you think that because you haven't got them (muffin tops and jowls) yet."

She went on to reveal that she was of a similar school of thought in her 40s, but that now, she's considering plastic surgery on her own stomach and face.

Nadia Sawalha confessed, "I said that when I was 49, and now I'm looking into every procedure."

During the chat, Mel also admitted she would love to get her teeth 'done' - a decision that Kaye Adams revealed she was wholly behind. Revealing that she'd had work done on her smile, Kaye said, "I did it. Best thing I ever did."

MORE: Nadia Sawalha opens up about a surprising menopause symptom – and how she cures it

In the past, presenter Nadia has been open in laying bare her insecurities about her body. Discussing the Loose Women Body Stories photo shoot last year, which saw the panellists pose in their underwear, she confessed she was terrified of showing off her figure.

On Lorraine, she said at the time, "I was really, really frightened about it.

"I've got so many body issues which I've talked a lot about in the past. The reason I wanted to do it was I find that I need to practise what I preach to my daughters."

But it seems that since her 50s, Nadia has actually been making a concerted effort to embrace her body more and more.

Speaking to the Metro of her past thoughts of herself, she said, "I would say I was on the body dysmorphia spectrum because when I look back now at photos of myself, I think, “You were a babe and you had no idea!”

"And that’s why now, as a woman in her 50s, I’m saying enjoy your 50s because when you’re in your 60s, you’ll look back at photos and say, 'Oh my god, you were rocking it'".


Amy Hunt

Amy Hunt is an experienced digital journalist specialising in homes, interiors and hobbies. She began her career working as the features assistant at woman&home magazine, before moving over to the digital side of the brand where she eventually became the Lifestyle Editor up until January 2022. Amy won the Digital Journalist of the Year award at the AOP Awards in 2019 for her work on