It’s often thought that celebrities who have had plastic surgery hide that fact at all costs. However, stars like Ronnie Ortiz-Magro Ariel WinterTo Kelly Rowland Courteney Cox have shown, that assumption isn’t always right.
Some Hollywood actors and reality TV stars — hello, Real Housewives! — who have gone under the knife are proud of it and love to celebrate the fact. Others simply don’t want to perpetuate the stigma of shame that can come from getting aesthetic procedures and see no point in keeping them a secret. These cases include Heidi Montag’s 10 procedures in one day, the before and after pictures would have made a denial impossible!
Sometimes a little nip/tuck, or some facial fillers, can help with aging. However, other celebrities have spoken out about having nose jobs or breast reductions at a young age. These procedures have been said to improve confidence and pain relief. In other cases, the reason is purely aesthetic — liposuction for better abs for the best beach body possible; injections for plumper lips; chin implants for a balanced look. Stars such as TV journalist and actresses are also available. Julie ChenThey were told that changing their appearances would improve their careers.
At times, stars admit they’ve gone too far with face-lifts or have had plastic surgery nightmares. Montag, for example had suffered from health issues after her surgery and had changed how she saw beauty. Montag was able to tell the truth after having some of her surgery reversible by a different surgeon. UseShe even considered quitting in 2013. “I just didn’t want to go back under surgery because it was just so traumatic and something I never — I’m so sick of being the surgery girl. It was the last thing I wanted to do: re-bring that all up; it’s just been such a nightmare in my life,” she said. But she realized she had to do it: “I was like, ‘Well it’s not really a choice because now it’s affecting my health.’”
Jillian MichaelsOn the other hand,, has spoken about the joy of having a nose job at age 16. “And I’ll be honest,” she said in 2015, “it did change my life.”
Scroll through to see celebrity plastic surgery before and after photos — and hear what these stars had to say about the process and changes.