Plastic surgery is more popular than ever among average Americans, but if you’re talking about celebrities, it’s always been in vogue. From a Brazilian butt lift to a subtle jawline surgery, it’s safe to say that the majority of celebrities have had some work done (even if they won’t admit it).
For most of them, though, it certainly pays off; after all, aren’t they famous for looking good, as well as for their talents? Most of them do probably owe their looks to fortuitous genetics, but they also take advantage of many different cosmetic procedures.
You may not have heard of all the plastic surgeries below, but you’re probably familiar with their effects. To learn more about them, just keep reading!
1. Breast lift
Whether it’s because of genetics, age, sudden weight loss, or breastfeeding, sometimes a woman’s breasts can become droopy over time. A breast lift can restore perkiness to the breasts without significantly changing their size, although it is possible to re-shape them too.
This procedure is popular among celebrities, especially after extended periods of breastfeeding; it may also be combined with liposuction and a tummy tuck in a procedure known as a “mommy makeover”. For some, however, getting a breast lift is just a matter of achieving personal aesthetic goals.
2. Jawline surgery
Having a certain look is important in showbiz, and a big part of that look is having a strong jawline. What if you don’t have one naturally, though? Well, you can always get plastic surgery to achieve the desired look.
Depending on what jaw shape you originally have, a jawline surgery could involve shaving away some of the bone in the jaw or chin area, or placing custom implants over the jawbone for more definition. The plastic surgeon might even recommend some subtle liposuction under the chin, which would make the results even more noticeable.
The nose job has consistently been among the top cosmetic procedures in the United States for years, so it’s no wonder that so many celebrities have gotten one. It can be used to promote greater symmetry in the face, or even to correct a deviated septum.
Since it’s highly doubtful that most celebrities suffer from deviated septums, though, it’s reasonable to assume that they just wanted their noses to look perfect. And honestly, in the majority of cases, it worked.
Here’s another plastic surgery that has medical applications. A blepharoplasty (or eyelid lift) removes excess skin on the upper eyelids, as well as puffiness beneath the eyes. This procedure is very effective at reducing the appearance of aging, as the eye area is one of the first parts of the face to become wrinkled or saggy.
Some people, though, have so much excess skin above their eyes that they can’t see properly; in this case, a blepharoplasty would be medically necessary.
Is it the personal trainer, or is it liposuction? If you’re talking about a celebrity, it could be both! Liposuction is a procedure that breaks down and then sucks out excess fat stores, usually on the stomach, back, arms, thighs, or hips. It can be used almost anywhere in the body, but it usually targets “problem areas” that are hard to address with diet and exercise alone.
Even though it does remove some of the fat stores, it shouldn’t be thought of as a method of instant weight loss; it’s really just meant to reveal your natural contours.
6. Forehead lift
Another part of the face that’s prone to wrinkling is the forehead; if that starts happening before you’re ready, you could get a forehead lift. The skin on your forehead is gently pulled towards your scalp, which not only smooths out wrinkles, but can also have a “lifting” effect on the eyes and eyebrows as well. Y
ou have to make sure you get the right plastic surgeon to do it, though; just a tiny bit too much lifting during the procedure, and you’ll end up looking permanently surprised.
7. Breast augmentation
Push-up bras can do a lot to make the girls look extra rambunctious, but some women want more volume than temporary techniques can give. During a breast augmentation, silicone implants are inserted into the breasts for a fuller look. Some women with smaller breasts get this surgery to have B-cups instead of A-cups, while others go for much bigger implants for a more exaggerated look.
While the name sounds like a species of dinosaur, you may be familiar with this procedure by its other name: the facelift. Small incisions are made right in front of the ears, and the skin is pulled toward the incisions just enough to smooth out wrinkles and lift the mouth, cheek, and eye areas. Just like with the forehead lift, an overdone facelift is pretty noticeable; fortunately, as long as you use an expert plastic surgeon, this outcome is unlikely.
Also called a tummy tuck, this procedure is used to remove loose skin in the lower abdomen; it may also repair separated abdominal muscles. The scope of the surgery can vary quite a lot, depending on how much loose skin there is. Both women and men get it, but it’s more common among women; after all, pregnancy can produce a lot of loose skin around the abdomen.
10. Buccal fat removal
This procedure essentially removes small amounts of fat in the cheeks, resulting in a chiseled face and more prominent cheekbones. You know, the look that most celebrities somehow have.
Plenty of people will look like this naturally once they reach a low bodyfat percentage, but some are just genetically prone to “chipmunk cheeks”, no matter how much weight they lose. In that case, buccal fat removal can effectively slim the face and bring it into proportion with the rest of the body.
We can still give celebrities credit for looking well above average – after all, most of them do work pretty hard for it – but we should also realize that some of that is thanks to cosmetic procedures.
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