Celebrities Who Look Different After Cosmetic Transformations
In Hollywood, plastic surgery is somewhat of a norm. Stars of all ages rely on the skills of surgeons to help them enhance their best features, stave off the signs of aging and just generally look like the best versions of themselves. Unfortunately, some celebrities go too far in their pursuit of "perfection."
It’s not clear why they think no one will notice a dramatic change when all eyes are on them. (One of life’s great mysteries, perhaps?) Regardless, many celebrities finish their careers in Hollywood looking much different than when they started — sometimes becoming virtually unrecognizable. Let’s take a look at some of the most extreme transformations that left fans stunned.
Since becoming prominent in the music scene a few years back, the rapper and songwriter has been open about her plastic surgery, of which she has a long history. Her first cosmetic enhancement came in the form of breast implants when she was only 20 years old. Since then, she has had several different cosmetic procedures performed, including dental work and even butt injections.
Another prominent figure in the music industry, Iggy Azalea has gone under the knife for a number of different procedures. She has spoken about her breast augmentation — which she shows off proudly — and many speculate she has had other surgeries as well.
The Friends star was notorious in Hollywood at one point for her "stiff" face, a far cry from her days as Monica Geller. Fortunately, times have changed for the actress, and she has decided to take a step back to a more natural look by removing all the fillers from her face.
Actress Meg Ryan is known for starring in many a rom-com, from Sleepless in Seattle to You’ve Got Mail. Even though her blond locks have remained recognizable, she’s known for her changing appearance, namely plumper cheeks and fuller lips.
The second Kardashian sister on this list and the third-oldest of the Kardashian clan, Khloe has also had plastic surgery. She has admitted to using facial fillers, although she has since had them dissolved. Many have also speculated that she had butt implants or a Brazilian butt lift, although she has not confirmed this.
When Kenny Rogers went in for an eyelid lift, he expected much different results. Instead of looking youthful and energized, he was left with eyelid skin stretched way too tight — and an almost unrecognizable look. The singer isn't happy about the results of his procedure, but he's had to learn to live with it.
Donatella Versace has perhaps had some of the most extreme celebrity plastic surgery out there. She has had impressive lip fillers for years, but that's certainly not the only thing she's had done. In addition to her long-time fillers, she also had extensive work done with Botox.
Once a fresh-faced beauty, Heidi Montag's look has changed dramatically since her debut on the reality show Laguna Beach. After Montag underwent a number of cosmetic surgical procedures all at once, her appearance altered irrevocably.
When it comes to over-the-top plastic surgery, there was no one less apologetic about it than Joan Rivers. She owned her plastic surgery, which included a facelift as well as a neck lift. She even had eyelid surgery done to improve her overall appearance.
Michael Jackson was another celebrity known, not just for his extensive body of work, but also his notorious appearance. As his career progressed, so did his involvement with plastic surgery. Jackson's nose was definitely subjected to the most surgeries, but his nose jobs weren’t his only cosmetic procedures.
Carrot Top, known for his iconic orange hair, is now distinctive in several other ways. Once all-natural, Carrot Top has undergone a transformation these days. Many believe he probably had chemical facial peels that left him with an unnatural quality to his skin. In addition to the peels, it's likely that laser treatments played a role in his overall appearance.
A classic beauty, former supermodel Janice Dickinson tried to stave off aging with numerous cosmetic procedures. Sadly, she wasn’t even all that old — just 33! — when she first went under the knife in an attempt to preserve her youth.
The former wife of Elvis Presley is no stranger to bad plastic surgery. In fact, has admitted to the poor quality of the procedure she underwent. The silicone treatments to her face, which rendered it wrinkle-free but also uncanny and mask-like, were performed by Daniel Serrano.
Actress Tori Spelling has admitted to having several procedures done. She is perhaps most vocal, however, about the breast augmentation she got in her youth. Unfortunately, Spelling regrets that choice, as it impacted her ability to breastfeed her children successfully.
The famous wife of Ozzy Osbourne has never been shy about plastic surgery or opening up about it. Although she currently says she is done getting cosmetic surgery, especially after going through necessary surgical procedures to battle colon cancer, the star has still managed to assemble a long list of cosmetic surgical procedures.
If there was ever an infamous pair of breast implants, they belong to Tara Reid. Obviously, breast augmentation procedures are intended to result in very natural looking breasts, but that was not the case for Reid when she went under the knife back in 2004.
It has long been speculated that the music superstar has had some work done. After all, it's doubtful that such extreme curves could occur naturally. Minaj has never officially confirmed or denied altering her body, but she refuses to admit to changing her face and staunchly denies such claims when they are made.
We might not look at Nicole Kidman and immediately think of plastic surgery, but the star has been open about her struggles with cosmetic procedures. Although she never went too far, Kidman revealed that she did not enjoy her Botox.
Farrah Abraham of Teen Mom fame has most certainly had a good deal of work done since the show first began. Her list includes breast augmentations, a nose job and lip fillers. She even had a chin implant at one point, although it was reversed because she wasn’t happy with the outcome of the procedure.
The Kardashian sisters have long been known for their extremely curvaceous bodies — and their speculated bouts of plastic surgery. From Kim's butt to Kourtney's breast implants, Kardashian body parts tend to get a lot of attention. Perhaps none of the rumors are more dramatic than those surrounding the youngest sister, Kylie Jenner.
Another Teen Mom reality star and podcast host, Kailyn Lowry has had her fair share of plastic surgery. In fact, she underwent a full-body makeover back in 2016. The makeover included everything from a tummy tuck to a Brazilian butt lift and breast augmentation — all performed at the same time. Ouch!
In addition to debuting a new accent, Lindsay Lohan is known as much for her iconic roles in Parent Trap and Freaky Friday as she is for changing her appearance. She’s clearly taken a note from her Mean Girls character: she wants to join The Plastics — though, in this case, plastics means surgery not a popular clique.
Lisa Rinna has likely had a number of surgical procedures over the years. Botox injections seem likely, and it has even been speculated that she had a full facelift. However, these aren’t the most noticeable changes Rinna has made. Her lips always take center stage and have been prominently altered with silicone fillers.
Kathy Griffin has been open about her surgical procedures, including when she had serious complications after a liposuction procedure on her stomach, thighs and knees. This procedure took place in 1999 and left her unable to urinate after waking from the surgery.
While Denise Richards is undeniably beautiful, she has struggled with self-image over the years. When she was 19, she first decided to get implants in her breasts. Unfortunately, the surgery left her feeling more self-conscious than ever, as the surgeon gave her implants larger than what they had discussed — and much larger than what she had wanted.
Country music legend Dolly Parton has never been shy when it comes to discussing her looks. She’s been on the end of some sexist remarks about her appearance, but has also reclaimed and owned the discussion around her various cosmetic surgeries.
Blac Chyna is perhaps most known for her interactions and connections with the Kardashian family. In addition, she has her own long history with plastic surgery, much like many members of the famous family. Although nothing has been confirmed, before and after pictures show a shocking difference between Blac Chyna then and Blac Chyna now.
Lara Flynn Boyle
Lara Flynn Boyle of Twin Peaks fame now looks much different than she did when playing a fresh-faced teenage girl. Some of this can undoubtedly be attributed to natural aging. Still, much of her drastic shift in appearance can be linked to the plastic surgery and cosmetic procedures that she has undergone.
Like her sisters and stepparent, Kim K. has likely undergone some work. After all, her curves are so extreme that it’s probably physically impossible for them to be natural.
Jamie Lee Curtis
Jamie Lee Curtis has dabbled in plastic surgery throughout her life, at first thinking that going under the knife and having various surgical procedures would benefit her career. Her procedures include Botox and liposuction. Curtis has also stated that no matter what plastic surgery you might get, it's ultimately not going to work.