Ashley Judd: Plastic Surgery? (Photo)

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Ashley Judd (Getty Images)

It’s a given that most actresses and actors have gone under the knife at least once.

In recent weeks, one A-list celebrity has been the topic of discussion regarding just that.

Rumors are swirling that actress Ashley Judd has gone under the knife as numerous pictures of her sporting what looks like a post-op puffy face have gone viral.

Most recently, fueling the rumors, Judd cheered on the Kentucky Wildcats in Louisville with a noticeably puffy face. Reportedly, many noticed that as she cheered her face looked unresponsive.

Before that, she ignited the rumors of plastic surgery during an appearance on Anderson Cooper’s talk show.

Not denying a puffy face, Judd did deny plastic surgery, insisting her bloated face was caused by sinus problems.

According to reports, Judd tweeted regarding the sinus infection saying she’s gained weight thanks to the steroids the doctors are treating it with and even reportedly said “My clothes don’t fit right, hard on a girl’s self esteem, so lots of positive self talk & love.”

“Thanks to all asking how I’ve been feeling. still very sick (flu + viral infection in sinuses = wicked) but staying positive & having fun,” she tweeted again.

Judd’s rep later commented on the rumors.

Ashley has been battling an ongoing, serious sinus infection and flu,”Cara Tripicchio, Judd’s rep told E! News. ‘Therefore, Ashley has been on a heavy dose of medication to overcome it so she could get on a plane and travel to Toronto and New York to fulfill her commitment of completing four consecutive days of press to promote her new show Missing.”

Steroids are commonly used to treat sinus infections though, according to MSNBC, Dr. Chan, a Seattle ear, nose and throat doctor said they can cause puffiness, but only when used long term.

“It takes several weeks to a month to get that kind of puffiness,” he told MSNBC. “And it will be accompanied by generalized water retention. You’ll be puffy everywhere.”

What do you think, plastic surgery or sinus infection?