The prevalence of plastic surgery is something of an open secret in Hollywood. Many of your favorite stars have had work done, but they also do their best to keep things under wraps.
For some celebs, keeping their plastic surgery quiet isn’t really an option. And that’s because plastic surgery has transformed them in a way nobody can deny!
Here are just a few of the celebs whose appearances have been completely changed by plastic surgery.
For a very long time, Jennifer Aniston has been the embodiment of beauty in America. At the height of Friends‘ popularity, her face was absolutely everywhere. Of course, her face had a little help getting that way!
Aniston got a nose job many years ago, though she insists it was motivated by medical reasons instead of a desire to look hotter. As she told People in 2007, it was to fix a deviated septum. And she claims it was the “best thing I ever did. I slept like a baby for the first time in years.”
She denies that she’s had any other work done on her body, though, including a breast augmentation. “As far as all the other [rumors], as boring as it sounds, it’s still mine. All of it. Still mine.”
Heidi Montag is a reality TV star best known for roles in shows like MTV’s The Hills. She knew that looking good was her bread and butter, and she wasn’t afraid to embrace plastic surgery as a way to look even better.
She ultimately had over 10 different procedures to achieve her desired look. Montag told People that this included everything from a minibrow lift to a chin reduction, nose job, and even neck liposuction.
Fortunately, she was happy with the final product. “It was so worth it! I see an upgraded version of me,” she told People in 2010. “It’s a new face and it’s a new energy. It’s a new person, and I feel like almost all of the things I didn’t want to be and who I turned into kind of got chiseled away. So I’m very excited for the world to see the new me, and a real me.”
Honestly, this might be the most body-positive view of plastic surgery we’ve ever heard! Much more positive than the next star’s latest views on the subject.
Jane Fonda’s views on plastic surgery are different from most of the stars on this list. That’s because she’s gone from embracing surgery to rejecting it over the years.
In a 2015 interview with The Guardian, Fonda admitted to getting plastic surgery in an attempt to look younger. “I wish I were brave enough to not do plastic surgery but I think I bought myself a decade.”
But in a 2020 interview with Elle, she revealed, “I’m not going to cut myself up anymore.” And she goes on the warpath if you mention her previous surgeries, so be warned!
Once upon a time, Sharon Osbourne was relatively obscure. But the reality show The Osbournes put her in the national spotlight where she joined her famous husband Ozzy Osbourne.
This sudden fame compelled her to get plastic surgery. And she’s not afraid to talk about her many surgeries over the years, including a facelift in 2019.
As a host of The Talk, she mentioned getting “my neck done, my jowls… [the surgeon] kind of pulled it from the top of my head and put an elastic band in it.”
However, she also downplayed how big of a deal it is, saying, “But everything was just lifted up. So it looks more refreshed.”
Considering that most celebs look far from “refreshed” after plastic surgery, it looks like Sharon Osbourne got very lucky! And she’s much more honest about everything than our next celeb.
Fame came suddenly for Bristol Palin after her mother Sarah Palin ran for vice president back in 2012. Most people assumed her prominent plastic surgery was a matter of vanity, but Bristol Palin insists that it was for legitimate medical purposes.
In a 2011 interview with Us Weekly, Bristol said this was simply “corrective jaw surgery” to fix her jaw’s misalignment. As she told the publication, the surgery may have “improved the way I look,” but “I don’t obsess over my face.”
However, many skeptics think this is a white lie. How many “re-alignments” make a face look completely different?
Speaking of celebrities whose faces have completely changed, Ashlee Simpson’s apparent nose job back in 2006 gave her an entirely new look. But it’s not something that she is willing to admit to, even though she understands the reaction it caused.
“Everybody’s already saying it, so I just don’t talk about it,” she told The Associated Press in 2006. “I’m like, OK, whatever. It doesn’t bother me.”
While she says the topic of a nose job doesn’t bother her, she has also refused to confirm it. When asked directly if she had a nose job, she replied, “Maybe — who knows!”
Simpson may have wanted to avoid controversy by playing coy. But Marie Claire magazine received 1,000 letters complaining of Simpson’s hypocrisy when she got a nose job shortly after appearing on their July 2006 cover talking about appreciating your body as it is.
At least our next celeb is honest about what she did to her body!
When it comes to boob jobs, most women have the goal of enhancing their natural endowments. But for Modern Family star Ariel Winter, the goal of plastic surgery was actually to reduce her breast size. She underwent breast reduction surgery at the age of 17 in 2015.
She was pretty blunt with Glamour about the issues her breasts were causing her. “I was 15 years old with [size] F [breasts]. It’s like, how do you navigate that?” Winter said.
Ironically, getting surgery was the best way to keep strangers from thinking she had plastic surgery. She told Glamour, “Even at 14, people would ask me, ‘Do you have fake boobs?’ But we live in a society that that’s what they think about.”
After the surgery, Winter went from a 32F to a 34D, and was happy with her decision. “It’s amazing to finally feel right,” she said. “This is how I was supposed to be.”
Kelly Rowland is one of the celebrities who got breast enlargement surgery and isn’t afraid to talk about it. And she wants her fans to know this isn’t something that she rushed into doing.
According to AP News, Rowland had wanted larger breasts from a young age. She said, “I wanted to get breast implants when I was 18, but my mom and Beyoncé’s mom told me to really think about it first. I took their advice and waited 10 years.”
She was happy with the initial surgery, but she discovered that she’d need a second round with the plastic surgeon after giving birth to her son. In her guide for parents, Whoa Baby!, she wrote, “Even with the silicone action, it was like some of the air had been sucked out and they just sort of hung there like flapjacks.”
Her solution is simple: after having her next child, she plans to go right back to her plastic surgeon!