Breaking The Taboo: 17 Celebrities Who Admitted Plastic Surgery

It can be tempting to look at Hollywood celebrities strutting around on the red carpets in immaculate ballgowns and think, “Wow! If only I could be as naturally stunning as they are, that could be me!” The reality is that for the rich and famous, shortcuts, surgical improvements, and injections are commonly used to hide the imperfections. Who they are is not necessarily who they used to be. 

These 17 celebrities have tried all things plastic surgery – from illegal butt injections to years of Botox, armpit reductions to breast augmentations and implants. Read on to find out the well-kept beauty secrets of some of America’s favorite stars!

#1. Ariel Winter (Modern Family)

Ariel Winter has proudly discussed her decision to undergo a breast reduction operation during her time on Modern Family. She had been experiencing serious pain in her back and chest. Trolls on social media have attacked Winter, saying that she underwent unnatural weight reduction, but she has fiercely fired back against the cruel comments, standing by her choice to reduce the size of her breasts.

Ariel Winter has fiercely fired back against cruel comments about her breast reduction, standing by her choice to reduce the size of her breasts.

#2. Dianna Agron (Glee)

After she broke her nose not just once, but twice, the former Glee celebrity decided to go under the knife in order to fix it. The operation not only restored the natural shape of Agron’s nose, but improved its aesthetic appearance.

#3. Tyra Banks (American’s Next Top Model)

Last year, Tyra Banks began talking about her nose job. She claimed to have had bones that were growing and itching in her nose. Even though she could breathe properly, she decided to undergo surgery to have to amended. Banks has also discussed that her hair is fake, because, she claimed, “I have a responsibility to tell the truth.”

#4. Cardi B (Singer-Songwriter)

The newest rapper of 2017 has been talking about her choice to undergo plastic surgery for years. Not only a breast augmentation, but butt injections as well. Carbi B admitted that the butt injections were illegal and done overseas. The liposuction removes some fat from your body and inserts it in the butt in order to increase the size of your buttocks. Cardi B insists she had no fat to transfer, but was determined to have a ‘bigger butt.’

Cardi B admitted that the butt injections were illegal and done overseas...

#5. Gwyneth Paltrow (Iron Man)

Though she is known for using natural products, she has also admitted to utilizing lasers to maintain her perfect complexion. “It’s what makes life interesting, discovering the balance in between cigarettes and tofu.” Paltrow says that she would be frightened to undergo a knife, but might be open to more intense options in the future when she began to age more. The one procedure she’s swore off permanently is Botox.

#6. Courteney Cox (F.R.I.E.N.D.S.)

Courtney Cox admitted that she had fillers at one point, but decided to dissolve them and go back to her all-natural facial tissue. “I feel much better now that I look like myself,” she said years ago. She decided that she wants to look like herself. Though things will change and possibly droop with time, she would rather look real than phony. It’s important to have movement in your face, especially if you have thin skin. “Those aren’t creases, they’re smile lines. I’ve had to find out how to embrace movement and realize that fillers are not my friend.”

#7. Yolanda Hadid (Project Runway)

It’s rumored that Yolanda Hadid has undergone plastic surgery ranging from breast implants to fillers. “I thought I needed… to stay on par with what society conditioned me to think what a hot lady should look like.” Hadid has spoken out about how she was forced to stop her Botox shots and dermal fillers years ago, after it was discovered that she had Lyme disease.

#8. Kourtney Kardashian (Keeping Up With The Kardashians)

It’s well known that Kourtney Kardashian from the infamous Keeping Up With The Kardashians has had breast implants, though it’s rumored that she might have had more work done than the enhancements alone. When asked about the operations, she only talks about the implants. “It’s not a secret. I couldn’t care less.”

Kourtney Kardashian is known to have had breast implants, though it's rumored that she might have had more work done than the enhancements alone.

#9. Nicole Kidman (Big Little Lies)

After years of receiving Botox injections, Nicole Kidman eventually decided to stop the treatments, reverting to her natural face shape and allowing the wrinkles to be free.

#10. Chrissy Teigen (Lip Sync Battle)

Over a decade ago, Chrissy Teigen had an arm fat reduced. She was thrilled with the results, though it was a huge secret at the time. Since then, she’s become more relaxed about talking about it. She had two inches of fat removed. Since then, it’s come back, and she’s talked openly about her intention to have the procedure performed again. It was an easy procedure and Teigen mentioned that, “It made me really feel much better in dresses, I felt much more confident.”

#11. Kylie Jenner (Keeping Up With The Kardashians)

Another of the Kardashian sisters, Kylie Jenner claims that she’s only been under anesthesia one time before, during a dental procedure. It did not go well and made Jenner nervous about the prospect of undergoing anesthesia again. “I regurgitated the anesthesia at first and I was SO nauseous the next day.” Because of her fear of anesthesia, it’s fairly plausible that her claims of only having had lip injections performed on her is true. At the same time, she’s made it clear that she might be open to other surgeries in the future. “If, down the line, I reach a point where I’m actually uncomfortable with something on my body, I’m not against changing it.”

Because of her fear of anesthesia, it's fairly plausible that Kylie Jenner's claims of only having had lip injections performed in her is true.

#12. Iggy Azalea (Singer-Songwriter)

Years ago, Iggy Azalea decided to undergo a breast augmentation. She noted that she enjoyed her new breasts quite a bit and didn’t want to have such a huge secret. “It’s much freer to just admit it and then you do not need to worry that someone will dig it up,” Azalea said of her openness about choosing the implants over her natural breasts.

#13. Britney Spears (Singer-Songwriter)

It’s unclear what exactly Britney Spears has had done to her face. She refers to her cosmetic surgeon in Beverly Hills as “doing fun stuff to me often.” It’s certain that she’s at least had lip injections, along with other small cosmetic tweaks.

#14. Jessica Simpson (Singer-Songwriter)

After deciding to try out lip injections, Jessica Simpson did not want to continue the treatment. She wasn’t a fan of the Restylane injections because she felt that they looked fake. Only four months later, however, the injections had disappeared and her lips were back to what they were.

Kaley Cuoco has not only had a nose job, but breast enhancements and facial fillers as well. "As much as you want to like your inner self, I'm sorry, but you also want to look great." she commented.

#15. Kaley Cuoco (Big Bang Theory)

The Big Bang Theory star not only had a nose job, but breast enhancement as well. She considered the breast enhancement to be the best thing she ever did. Cuoco also underwent a round of facial fillers. “As much as you want to like your inner self, I’m sorry, you also want to look great.” Cuoco has openly talked about her procedures, saying that you should never undergo surgeries for a man or anyone else, but if they will make you feel great about yourself, that’s a good enough reason to choose plastic surgery.

#16. NeNe Leakes (Real Housewives of Atlanta)

Back in 2010, NeNe Leakes had a nose job to improve the aesthetic appearance of her facial shape, liposuction surgery to reduce her body fat, and breast implants along with a breast lift. “I wanted to look like NeNe, the black woman that I am, just the better version.”

#17. Cindy Crawford (Model)

Covergirl Cindy Crawford also admits to having shots of Botox in the past. When she was younger, lotion was enough to maintain gorgeous skin, but as she grew older, she turned to Vitamin C injections, Botox, and collagen growth treatments. Crawford is well known for her healthy and balanced lifestyle, which has done wonders for the model over the years. “I constantly drink water, watch what I eat, and exercise regularly, but ultimately, I owe the high quality of my skin to my cosmetic surgeon.”