Nipping and tucking will forever be a hot topic in Hollywood. Some stars admit to it, some don’t and some don’t have to—the world can make a pretty safe assumption. Then there are those celebrities who don’t feel they need surgery, since they have aged gracefully or made it through puberty looking better than ever, all thanks to good genetics and smart lifestyle choices.
Of course, there are also those stars who appeared to be part of the latter, but then went on to shock the world by admitting that actually, they did go under the knife! They’ve got everything from lipo and tummy tucks to nose alterations, botox, fillers and an array of other enhancements to their bodies, and before they decided to come clean about it, most fans didn’t even have a clue! A few of the following people have had tons of work done to their famous faces and bodies, so in some cases, we did kind of guess. On others, though, the results are far less noticeable.
A couple of the following celebrities regret their decisions to alter themselves, but many have never looked back. What do you think? Could you have guessed that these stars have been nipped and tucked?
15 Multiple Enhancements Changed Iggy's Life (And Fame)
You might have guessed that Iggy Azalea has had some work done, but the star kept quiet about the changes to her face and body for a while. Now, she’s completely open about cosmetic surgery. “I’m not denying it,” she told Seventeen. “Denying it is lame.”
One of the most obvious enhancements she had was her breast enhancement, a procedure which basically left her bouncing off the walls. “I love them so much I had to talk about them...I'd feel better not to have some secret. It's much freer to say it and then you don't have to worry someone will dig it up.” Azalea has also had a nose job, and believes that nobody should be ashamed for making changes to themselves, which is an emotional journey as much as a physical one. That said, she does stress the importance of making sure you’re making the right decision before going under the knife.
14 Britney Spears Has Gotten Lip Enhancements & "Fun Stuff"
Britney Spears definitely isn’t the first pop star who comes to mind when you think of plastic surgery. The Princess of Pop has a toned body that she works hard for, and you can tell that her face has aged a little—she doesn’t look like a plastic doll or unnatural in any way. That’s why you might be surprised to learn that Brit has actually had a few bits and pieces done to her face and body. She’s been vague about what she gets done exactly, but one of the things she did get clear about were lip injections. “A doctor I see, Dr. Kanodia, does fun stuff to me sometimes—I’ve had lip injections before,” she admitted.
We’re guessing that Ms. Spears hasn’t had too much done, since she still looks pretty natural. She is a fan of other types of skin care, though, and has vouched for Dr. Kanodia’s peptide-based green and slimy face product.
13 Chrissy Teigen Basically Got Everything Re-Done (Even Her Armpits!) Except One Thing...
Have you ever looked at model Chrissy Teigen and wondered what she did right in a past life to look like that? Have you ever wondered where you went wrong when comparing yourself? We know we have. But here’s news that will boost all our self-esteems a tad: though she is naturally beautiful, she’s had a ton of surgery to enhance herself too.
Unlike other celebrities, Teigen doesn’t shy away from talking about what she’s done. “Everything about me is fake except my cheeks,” she admitted. Pointing to her forehead, nose and lips, she confirmed, “Fake, fake, fake.” For her, it’s all about feeling confident and good about herself, so why should she be embarrassed to talk about it? Our hats go off to her for reminding fans that she isn’t naturally perfect, so they shouldn’t feel ashamed for not being perfect either. Leaving no detail out, she even revealed that she had her armpit “sucked out” to add two inches of length to her arms.
12 Kourtney Kardashian Feels Silly For Spending All That Money For Such A Small Change
The Kardashian Klan are probably the first family you’d think of when the words “plastic surgery” are uttered. That said, some of the famous sisters seem like they’re closer with their surgeons than others. Eldest sister Kourtney is one of the more natural-looking of the family, but in case you were wondering, she’s still no stranger to cosmetic surgery.
The reality star had her breasts done before she and her family were mega-stars, and she’s more than happy to tell you all about it. “I have had breast implants,” she told Nightline. “But it’s so funny ‘cause it’s not a secret. I couldn’t care less.” The surgery saw Kardashian going from a 32B to a 32C at the age of 22, and though she doesn’t regret it per se, she thinks it was silly of her to spend all that money and go to all that effort for such a small change.
11 Kelly Rowland's BIG Change Weighs Heavy On Her Chest (Literally)
Miss Kelly was conscious about her body and wanted surgery since the age of 18, but she was surrounded by a good support system who forced her to think carefully about it before making a decision. Anyone who’s watched Botched can confirm that was a good idea!
“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," she said. “I took their advice and waited 10 years.” In order to prepare herself, Rowland wore padded bras to get a sense of how it would feel to have a bigger chest. After having a serious think, she made the decision to go ahead with it in her late 20s and got the implants which brought her up to a bigger bra size. If her beaming face is anything to go by, she doesn’t regret her decision at all!
10 Amanda Bynes' Excuse Is A Cure For "Birth Defects"
There has been much speculation as to whether actress Amanda Bynes has gone under the knife or not. According to her, she has: In 2013, she released a number of tweets about her appearance, stating that she needed to have more than one cosmetic surgery to cure her birth defects, one of which was supposedly webbing between her eyes. “…Having surgery was the most amazing thing for my confidence!” she tweeted, also writing, “Surgery is a complete miracle for me—nothing can hold you back from living out your dreams. There’s a surgery for everything that’s wrong with you!”
Though these words seem to have come from Bynes herself, we should still think twice before taking them as fact. She tweeted them at a time when she was going through a lot of issues, and sent them out with other bizarre tweets that don’t make much sense, and that she probably regrets.
9 Simon Cowell Gets Artificial Facial Treatments To Keep The Wrinkles Away From All That Frowning
British TV judge and media mogul Simon Cowell is often thought of as one of the most pampered men on British television. Regularly appearing on a number of reality shows, as well as at other public appearances and in candid paparazzi shots, it’s only natural that he’d want his face to look as flawless as possible. To help achieve this result, he’s had Botox done in the past. It was a decision he doesn’t regret, but he is glad to have toned it down.
“Hopefully I look better now—I probably did have a little too much Botox a couple of years ago, because everyone on TV has it.” Nowadays, Cowell focuses on getting facials, and has regular vitamin injections administered by a nurse who visits him at home. The drip which he’s hooked up to for half an hour at a time, contains magnesium, vitamin C and B12.
8 Hard To Believe Lisa Kudrow Got Work Done On Her Nose...
You wouldn’t think that everybody’s favorite quirky Friend would make it onto this list, since her face doesn’t appear to have changed during the whole time we’ve known her. But as a matter of fact, Lisa Kudrow actually had work done while she was still in high school, long before she took on the role of Phoebe Buffay on Friends.
“I did it the summer before going to a new high school,” she admitted in an interview. “So there were plenty of people who wouldn't know how hideous I looked before. That was a good, good, good change.” She went on to say that the surgery was life altering for her, and helped her to develop more self-confidence throughout her later teenage years. She’d previously experienced anti-Semitic attitudes toward her and bullying from the other teenagers. “I went from, in my mind, hideous, to not hideous,” added the actress.
7 Are Fake Lips Just The Beginning For Kylie?
The youngest of the Kardashian-Jenner clan, Kylie Jenner is one celeb that you might have guessed has made some alterations to her face and body. The reality star has been accused of having fillers, nose jobs, breast enhancements and enhancements to other body parts in the past, but she’s denied most of it, reassuring fans that the massive transformation of her face comes down to growing up and learning how to contour. The only thing she has admitted to is lip fillers.
“I'm not against plastic surgery,” she said. “I've only been under [anesthesia] once before, when I went to the dentist and I didn't react well; it really scared me. I threw up and I was SO nauseous the next day.” Jenner has also revealed that she is open to having more work done. “But I'm also someone who says 'never say never.' If, down the line, I get to a point where I'm really uncomfortable with something on my body, I'm not against changing it."
6 Ariel Winter's Reduction Was For The Best
Many girls dream of waking up with bountiful breasts, but for actress Ariel Winter, that dream became a nightmare. As a child, she wished for a cure to her flat chest, and then seemingly overnight, her breasts grew to an F-cup size. This came with endless problems, including physical pain in her back, inability to stand up straight all day, and never being able to find bras and clothes that fitted right. “It started to hurt so bad that I couldn't take the pain,” she said. At that point, she knew it was time to get a reduction.
“A few of my cousins have had breast reductions, so it wasn't a shock when I decided to get one,” revealed the actress, who has fought back against bullies targeting her body. “I got it for myself. I can't even really put it into words about how amazing it feels to really feel right.”
5 Exercise Couldn't Fix Everything For Jillian Michaels
Celebrity fitness guru Jillian Michaels is another star who had surgery before the world got to know her. Now an expert on building inner-confidence, Michaels was an insecure child after being constantly bullied for her looks. This led her to seek out cosmetic surgery when she was 16. “I had my nose done when I was 16 years old, and I’ll be honest, it did change my life,” she admitted. Afterwards, she finally felt confident and happy with herself.
“Not to say you should let your physicality define you, but there are some things that can make people feel really insecure,” she added. Today, she’s supportive of people getting surgery as long as it’s for their own confidence and happiness, rather than to cater to what other people want. “So, if there is something you want to fix that allows you to feel a little bit more confident, I support it.”
4 Four Kids Later And Patricia Looks Amazing
Some of the surgery that celebrities get is never discovered because it’s done to parts of their body that the world never sees. In those cases, the only way fans ever find out is when the celeb decides to open up, which is what Patricia Heaton did. The Everybody Loves Raymond star underwent a breast reduction and a tummy tuck for reasons that, according to her, stemmed from vanity. Her body changed significantly after having four children, and she eventually decided that she wanted the old Patricia back.
“I had four C-sections and my stomach looked like the map of the world,” she told People. “My breasts were hanging down to here from breastfeeding those babies, and my nipples were like platters. I wanted to fit into the gowns that I finally got to wear.” Exercise and a healthy diet might help you shed baby weight, but there’s not a lot it can do against scars and gravity!
3 Sharon Osbourne: Lips, Legs & Lipo
TV personality Sharon Osbourne started out as one of those people who insists they’ll never get surgery, so you might have thought that some of those changes to her face were just the result of a healthier lifestyle. As it turns out, Osbourne has had quite a lot done to her face and body, including a face-lift, a tummy tuck, a leg-lift, a breast-lift and liposuction. She’s also injected collagen into her lips to make them bigger.
The star has obviously changed her stance on getting surgery, and believes it’s okay as long as you don’t allow yourself to get carried away with it to the point where you look unrecognizable. “A lot of women go too far,” she said. “It’s so easy to fall into that trap, but you can begin to look really scary. There has to be a point where you have to stop, and I hope I’m able to realize that.”
2 More Than One Nose Fix-Up For Cher
Throughout her extensive career, superstar Cher has been the subject of much speculation as to whether or not she’s been nipped and tucked. Finally addressing the rumours, the songstress admitted that she definitely has had cosmetic surgery. “I’ve had my breasts done,” confessed the star. Like a few of the other celebrities out there, Cher wasn’t happy with the results of her decision. “But my breast operations were a nightmare. They were really botched in every way. If anything, they were worse after than before.”
The singer has also revealed that she hasn’t had as much work done as everyone thinks, particularly on her face. Despite her addressing the gossip, it is still widely believed that she’s had a nose job, and repeated the procedure many times. She’s reportedly also had her eyes refined to reduce the visibility of her aging, and had Botox to remove the wrinkles from other areas of her face.
1 “I’ve done it all and it doesn’t work” - Jamie Lee Curtis
Actress Jamie Lee Curtis is one star who wishes she’d never touched her body. The star, who played iconic roles in films such as A Fish Called Wanda and Freaky Friday, is less open about the work she’s had done, and prefers not to detail exactly what she’s had. All she had to say at the end of the experience was: “I’ve done it all and it doesn’t work.”
Reportedly, Curtis first turned to cosmetic surgery in an attempt to stop herself from aging. Unfortunately, the results weren’t what she’d hoped they would be. “It made me look worse and feel worse. What they say works doesn’t.” After her journey with cosmetic surgery, the actress now believes in the importance of self-acceptance and promoting healthy and natural standards amongst women in their 40s and older. She even posed in her underwear with no makeup or retouching, just to show she was serious!
Sources: huffingtonpost.ca, people.com, marieclaire.com, glamour.com, seventeen.com, dailymail.co.uk