It’s a nightmare out there.
Celebrities are clamouring to get onto the front pages of the glossies, to the top of the Insta feeds, the TikTok ratings top ten, or just that next gig.
Natural talent and looks go a long way to achieving these aims but, increasingly, celebrity plastic is playing a big part in the lives of many celebrities.
The recent Friends reunion was more a question of, “has she,” “or hasn’t she,” in discussions about Jennifer Aniston and whether she had gone under the knife for plastic surgery procedures.
The thing about plastic surgery is that it’s not a neutral subject. Cosmetic procedures bring out the best and the worst in opinions.
Nose jobs, lip injections, a breast augmentation, liposuction, butt implants and injections and good old facelifts all keep us guessing about which people have had “a little bit of work done,” or whether that rigid face is down too much Botox.
According to a recent survey, “Mapping the factors that influence the career specialty preferences by the undergraduate medical students,” surgery beat; anaesthesia, psychiatry, medicine, radiology, cardiology, gynaecology, and ophthalmology, along with family and community medicine, internal medicine, and paediatrics, as a choice.
Students seemed to be in little doubt where the most lucrative type of medical career lies.
In keeping with their clients, another recent survey, “an analysis of plastic surgeons social media use and perceptions,” found that social media use has grown within the field of plastic surgery with many surgeons creating professional accounts to gain exposure.
It seems there is a split between university-affiliated community surgeons and academic surgeons, and their nonacademic, or commercial, colleagues. In private practice, younger surgeons are more likely to view social media as an acceptable method of reaching their patients.
Of course one way of doing this is by showing examples of celebrities, royalty, and other well-known people who have gone under the knife.
This does a couple of things, first, it reassures people that the procedures are viable and safe, second, it reinforces the “normality,” of having such procedures done, and third, It shows the skill and expertise of the surgeons involved.
In the higher echelons of stardom, though, the Kylie Minogue’s, Dolly Parton’s and Celine Dion’s of this world usually insist on nondisclosure agreements binding their surgeons to a code of silence about the breast enlargement, butt implants and various dermal fillers they may (or may not have) had.
Lots of celebs have spoken about their surgeries though – some love theirs, but others have a few regrets – here’s what some of them had to say:
Cardi explained, in 2019, to her fans, that she had liposuction.
She spoke later about her recovery process, telling E! News, “When you see somebody that had lipo, you think that they just go into the doctor’s and like boop, you come out and you look amazing. But it’s actually like a very long process, recovery. It actually takes like a little bit more than three or four months.”
In 2017, Chrissy, too, had liposuction. The TV host and supermodel spoke about the experience afterwards.
“I had an armpit sucked out, which was one of the best things,” Refinery 29 quoted her saying, “It’s a big secret, but I don’t care. It was nine years ago or so. And I had two inches to my armpit. Now it’s back though, so now I’ve gotta pay for [liposuction] again. It was so easy. It made me feel better in dresses; I felt more confident. It was the dumbest, stupidest thing I’ve ever done. The dumbest, but I like it, whatever. I have no regrets, honestly.”
In June 2020, Teigen also had breast implant removal surgery in June 2020.
Bravolebrity celeb Leah posted she had an “Xmas boob lift and augmentation” in December 2020, on Instagram. “I can’t wait to show off the new and improved girls,” she joked.
On Daily Pop news, in 2020, The Real Housewives of New York star said she had Dr. Andrew Jacono perform a $75,000 neck and facelift for her. “Dr. Jacono’s procedure is different because he goes under the muscle, which keeps the skin attached so all the blood vessels are still there and very vibrant and alive,” she said.
The former star of Teen Mom was receptive to her plastic surgery operation and cosmetic procedures. She revealed in the past that she has lip fillers, breast augmentation, a nose job and a chin implant she has since reversed. Newspapers reported her vaginal rejuvenation surgery in 2017. The press also published videos of her butt enhancement injections in 2018.
In 2018, the Bachelor and Bachelor in Paradise star said that after years of wanting one, she finally organised a breast augmentation. After she stopped breastfeeding her second child, she decided the time was right to have the op.
When she discovered she had the BRCA 1 gene, which is the precursor to breast cancer most times, Angelina Jolie had a double mastectomy as a preventative op, in 2013. She then had reconstructive surgery and breast implants to reduce the appearance of the scarring that resulted.
Tyra Banks started early in her plastic surgery adventure. In her book, “Perfect Is Boring,” a memoir, she says she, “had bones in my nose that were growing and itching,” she revealed. “I could breathe fine, but I added cosmetic surgery. I admit it! Fake hair, and I did my nose.”
In the April 2015 issue of Vogue magazine, the Australian rapper said she had breast implants done. “I did change something: Four months ago, I got bigger boobs! I’d thought about it my entire life,” she stated.
Breast implants, a nose job, and a filler in a neckline she had since she was twelve were the cosmetic procedures The Big Bang Theory star had in 2004. She says, “it was the best decision I ever made.
Speaking about plastic surgery and cosmetic operations is still a little taboo, especially for famous people who are under growing pressure to appear “flawless.”
But talking about how they made mistakes or had regrets keeps the whole industry a little more balanced.