ELLEN DeGeneres is planning to fork out as much as $50,000 on plastic surgery — to make sure she has Hollywood good looks when she hosts the next Acad­emy Awards.

The talk show host, 55, prides herself on her youthful appear­ance and has been busy consulting with experts on the best proce­dures to erase years but leave her looking as if she’s had “nothing done” when she head­lines the March 2 broadcast, ac­cording to an insider.

“Ellen could easily spend as much as $50,000 if she were to undergo a full facial makeover,” said one Los Angeles surgeon.

“A good face lift would help re­move the creases in her face, lines around her eyes and forehead, as well as tighten the jowls and the area below her chin.”

Depending on its complexity, the surgery could cost Ellen as much as $25,000 and require a three-week recovery.

“If Ellen would like to mini­mize the vertical creases between her eyebrows, erase frown lines or reposition her eyebrows to make her appear more youthful, then I would recommend a brow-lift, which has a three-week recovery period and can cost as much as $5,000.

“If Ellen wanted to go all out, she could fix the droopy areas around her eyes. The cost to do both upper and lower eyelids could be as high as $5,000 and recovery time is about two weeks.”