Whatever your stance on plastic surgery, to admit to getting something done in Hollywood is distinctly uncommon. Here, a look at the stars who weren't afraid of full disclosure.
Earlier this summer, the 17-year-old Modern Family actress underwent breast reduction surgery, a decision she tells Glamour (opens in new tab) came about after years of back pain and discomfort growing up in the spotlight.
"It's hard when you're a teenage girl and you already have a lot of ridicule and then you pile on more, and it's kind of…it just gets too much," Winter said. "We live in a day and age where everything you do is ridiculed. The Internet bullies are awful. I could post a photo where I feel good, and 500 people will comment about how fat I am, and that I am disgusting. On [red carpets], I just said to myself, 'You have to do your best to look confident and stand up tall, and make yourself look as good as you can in these photos,' because everyone is going to see them. I definitely seemed confident; I'm an actress, that's what we do. But on the inside, I wasn't feeling so happy."
Now, Winter says she's exactly as she's "supposed to be."
No stranger to keeping it real, Chrissy Teigen recently opened up about the work she's had done (opens in new tab). "Everything about me is fake except my cheeks," she joked, later clarifying (and admitting) that she did have lipo done on her armpits. ("The dumbest thing I've done.")
Iggy talked openly about getting her nose done in the newest issue of Seventeen (opens in new tab). "I'm not denying it, denying it is lame," she said. "Plastic surgery is an emotional journey," she continued. "It's no easy feat to live with your flaws and accept yourself—and it's no easy feat to change yourself. Either way you look at it, it's a tough journey. There are things that I didn't like about myself that I changed through surgery. There are other things I dislike but I've learned to accept."
But this isn't the first time the rapper has owned up to plastic surgery. Back in April, the rapper told Vogue (opens in new tab), "Four months ago, I got bigger boobs!" Expressing that she was tired of having to add padding to her stage costumes, she was at first hesitant to share her decision in fear that her young fans would feel bad about their own bodies, but in the end, she felt honesty was the best policy. "I decided I wasn't into secret-keeping."
In an interview with People (opens in new tab), the fitness guru admitted to going under the knife. "I had my nose done when I was 16 years old," she said. "And I'll be honest, it did change my life."
The Friends and Scandal actress admitted that she elected to get a nose job in high school. "I did it the summer before going to a new school," she told The Saturday Evening Post (opens in new tab). "That was a good, good, good change."
The 62-year-old readily admits to having enough breast enhancement surgery (opens in new tab) to replace, as she puts it, "what the kids ate."
While the star has never talked about her actual procedure, she baaaasically confirmed it to Us Weekly (opens in new tab): "As long as people have two eyes, you probably know the answer," she stated.
The 93-year-old actress looks as great as ever, but recently admitted to having a small procedure (opens in new tab). "It's not nice to fool Mother Nature! But in 1976 I had my eyelids done. I scolded myself forever, but now I'm glad I did it."
The Middle actress has admitted to having a breast reduction and tummy tuck for one reason: "Vanity," she told People (opens in new tab). "I had four C-sections and my stomach looked like the map of the world. 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."
The singer stated in 2013 that she had breast enhancement surgery after thinking about it for a very long time. "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 told Shape (opens in new tab). "I took their advice and waited 10 years."
"Once I felt ready, I tried on padded bras and walked around in them to see how it would feel. You have to know what you're getting, no matter what type of surgery it is."
The iconic model has used anti-aging treatments (opens in new tab) throughout the years, but as far as altering her appearance she has admitted to one thing: fillers. "I grew up in Malibu then my real job of modeling took me to beaches all over the world and under the sun," she told People Style. (opens in new tab)
"I really am aware of all the sun exposure I’ve had in my life and I’m interested in things that they can do to [reverse the sun’s effects]...and occasionally I’ll do a little bit of filler."
On the other hand, Simpson told (opens in new tab) Glamour in 2006 she completely regrets getting fillers. "I had that Restylane stuff. It looked fake to me. I didn't like that. But it went away in, like, four months. My lips are back to what they were. Thank God!"
Perhaps one of the most memorable plastic surgery transformations in reality TV history. Montag admits (opens in new tab) she had a "plastic surgery obsession" and "became so consumed by this character that I was playing" (talking about her role on The Hills). She has since removed her breast implants (opens in new tab) after having over 10 different plastic surgeries (opens in new tab).
Spears admitted (opens in new tab) in 2014 she had lip fillers done and other "fun stuff." ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
The former Friends star regrets getting lip fillers and injections. "You have no idea because it's gradual, until you go, 'Oh, sh*t. This doesn't look right.' And it's worse in pictures than in real life," she admitted (opens in new tab). "I've had all my fillers dissolved. I'm as natural as I can be. I feel better because I look like myself. I think that I now look more like the person that I was. I hope I do."
In the beginning of the year Victoria Beckham wrote a letter (opens in new tab) to her 18-year-old self, and one of her biggest regrets is her breast implants. "And I should probably say, don’t mess with your boobs. All those years I denied it—stupid. A sign of insecurity. Just celebrate what you’ve got." 👏
The actress looks quite a bit different from her Dirty Dancing days. In 1989 she had a "nose job from hell" and admits (opens in new tab), "I’ll always be this once-famous actress nobody recognizes because of a nose job.”
Kylie Jenner *finally* admitted she received lip injections, but regrets over-filling them (opens in new tab). "I definitely made my lips a little too big at one point," she told Kim Kardashian West in a sibling interview with Allure (opens in new tab).
"I got excited and felt like I needed to do a lot. And then you guys were like, 'Kylie, you need to chill.' And then I had to go back and have it fixed, and it was a crazy process. Thank God I didn't end up on Botched."
In her 2017 memoir Unqualified, Faris confessed (opens in new tab) she had lip injections and breast implants, which was inspired by her role in the 2008 movie The House Bunny.
Khloé Kardashian thinks (opens in new tab) plastic surgery "should be viewed almost like makeup, because we're all putting on a f*king mask basically every day anyway." She denies (opens in new tab) rumors of getting her nose done, but does admit (opens in new tab) she had face fillers.
Jamie Lee Curtis
Curtis revealed (opens in new tab) in 2002 she had it *all* done (opens in new tab). "I've done it all. I've had a little plastic surgery. I've had a little lipo. I've had a little Botox. And you know what? None of it works. None of it." She's continued to speak out (opens in new tab) about her plastic surgery over the years.
Dianna Agron told David Letterman in 2011 she had her nose fixed because she broke it...twice (opens in new tab). "I couldn’t get it fixed because we were in the middle of doing this concert tour and we were filming. We had a day off and I met up with some of my friends and we were dancing. And again, there was another collision of sorts—I must be turning too quickly, people don’t see me coming or something—but it’s fixed now!”
In 2016 Cuoco told (opens in new tab) Women's Health, "Years ago, I had my nose done. And my boobs. Best thing I ever did."
"I have had breast implants. But it's not a secret, I could care less," Kardashian told Nightline in 2010, although she does regret it. "I had my boobs done but if I could go back, I wouldn't have done it," she said (opens in new tab). "I was so cute before. I've realized that I was made to look a certain way and I'm considering removing them."
Paltrow admitted (opens in new tab) she had some botox done, but would never do anything else. "I would be scared to go under the knife, but you know, talk to me when I’m 50. I’ll try anything. Except I won’t do Botox again, because I looked crazy. I looked like Joan Rivers!”
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