EastEnders actress Gillian Taylforth has graced our screens as Kathy Beale since 1985.

The 64-year-old veteran TV star, who also boasts appearances in The Bill, Hollyoaks and Footballers Wives, has kept herself busy with filming and active shows such as Strictly Come Dancing.

Away from the spotlight, a few months ago the EastEnders royalty also revealed she had split from her partner of six years and cancelled their wedding.

Since her acting debut in the eighties, Gillian's character has aged gracefully and she remains a popular feature on the BBC soap.

With such a demanding schedule, however, the actress has been open about the beauty procedures she has taken along the way.

To mark her 60th birthday, Gillian decided to treat herself to a non-invasive fat dissolving procedure that costs a whopping £1,500.

Gillian Taylforth as Kathy Beale in EastEnders
Gillian has starred in Strictly Come Dancing as well as many soaps

Aside from the non-surgical face lift, it appears that it might not have been the star's first time in the beauticians chair.

A surgeon from MYA Cosmetic Surgery looks closer at what work our favourite EastEnders actress might have underone.

"Gillian has previously been open about a non-surgical facelift but it is possible that she has had a lower face and neck lift.

Gillian Taylforth has been an actress in EastEnders since the 1980s
In 2019, Gillian stunned when she stepped out at the Soap Awards

"Face lift scars are normally hidden in the hairline and around the back of the ear to keep scarring discrete. The area at the bottom of the cheeks often referred to as the “jowls” can start to sag with the natural ageing process as soft tissue becomes deflated over time.

"The surgical procedure will pull and tighten the skin to give the face a rejuvenated look.

"I would suggest Gillian has had anti-wrinkle injections, often referred to as Botox, to her forehead and around her eyes (crow’s feet).

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Gillian Taylforth

"This non-surgical treatment will create a smooth forehead and limit any frown/expression lines.

"The treatment will normally last 3-6 months; as muscle action gradually returns, the lines and wrinkles begin to reappear and need to be treated again.

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"This procedure can give the appearance of smoother skin if you are after a youthful appearance or it can be used as a preventative measure to slow the process of getting fine lines or wrinkles."