The ads for Britney Spears' lingerie line that hit the web last week showed the pop star looking more trim and toned than she has in years.
But while Brit's clearly been working out, and may even be benefiting from laser fat removal treatments, an expert in digital photo editing says the lingerie ads were still altered to flatten Brit's midsection.
"They've been retouched," says Giles Fabris, CEO of LookingBetterOnline, adding that Photoshopping on pics as revealing as Brits has become "the industry standard."
"While Britney Spears is obviously naturally a beautiful woman, when it comes to modeling, most modeling shots are retouched," Fabris says. "It creates an image that often is realistically impossible for women to attain."
Fabris says that in addition to her slightly flatter stomach, Britney's "nose [has been] retouched...her hips look a little fuller, they plumped her eyes."
It's unfortunate that that sort of tinkering has become the norm, particularly since Britney's body has been looking insanely good lately.
It's a dangerous game these pic editors are playing, as we've all seen what can happen when Photoshopping goes awry. Let us never forget the time Kim Kardashian lost an arm.