In the days preceding her "Saturday Night Live" hosting gig, Lindsay Lohan has been hitting the town and making the rounds in New York City, appearing on the "Today Show" and "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon."

But this time around -- Lohan has hosted "SNL" three times previous -- instead of sparking reports of late night partying and questionable shenanigans, it is Lohan's plumped up appearance that has drawn attention.

The "Mean Girls" actress showed of a fuller face in paparazzi shots taken in Manhattan, and on promotional clips she did for her "SNL" gig.

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Experts say Lohan may have had some medical enhancements in the weeks leading up to her big "SNL" hosting gig, which she herself has said is a big part of her acting comeback at the tender age of 25.

"People can say things all they want, but I think I still need to go through the process of proving myself," she told Matt Lauer on the Today Show Thursday. "You know, with SNL, being on time, being, you know, keeping my — can’t say the word — but stuff together.”

Celebrity plastic surgeon Dr. Anthony Youn told RadarOnline.com that Lohan "appears to have a classic, over-plumped pillow face. Her cheeks look like she's storing nuts for the winter. I suspect that she's undergone multiple injections of filler like Sculptra or Restylane."

Youn, who does not treat Lohan, is not impressed with the results.

"While these treatments can create a very youthful, natural look, when overdone they can make a person look like a Cabbage Patch Doll," he said.


Lohan's "SNL" appearance follows her controversial nude pictorial in the January issue of Playboy magazine. Next up, she is slated to play Elizabeth Taylor in a Lifetime biopic about the screen legend.