In Hollywood, looking youthful has carries a lot of pressure, especially if you’re in the acting or modelling game.
As a result of this pressure, plenty of A-listers opt for a nip and tuck from one of L.A.’s respected plastic surgeons. Some prefer to keep their procedures to themselves (which is fine—it’s completely up to them) but other celebrities are less secretive.
Sia was in attendance at the ceremony to present the award for Outstanding Achievement in Medicine to Beverly Hills plastic surgeon Dr. Ben Talei, and, in the process, revealed that Talei had performed a facelift on her.
“I’m a pop star that normally hides my face and doesn’t lie about s***. I got an amazing facelift from Dr. Talei,” she revealed.
“He is incredible. And he is doing so much good work — and not just for the pop stars of the world.”
“I was showing someone in the back my before-and-afters right before I came on. People go, ‘You look nice.’ I’m like, ‘Dr. Ben Talei facelift’ for anything you could ever want,” she continued. “I love him, I can’t say enough good about him.”
In 2021, the singer also admitted to having liposuction twice as a result of insecurities.
“I’ve had liposuction twice on my chin thinking I had a double chin and it turned out to be muscles that I use to sing,” she said during an interview with physician and author Gabor Maté.
Sia is known for concealing her face during public appearances, often using a theatrical blonde wig to hide her appearance. Speaking to Zane Lowe the singer said she began wearing the mask-like wig when she went sober.
“When I got sober is when I put the wig on my face and that’s when I had in-ears and [a] wig and I’m just like, ‘It’s like I’m in a little bubble with myself.'”
“But now that I know that that’s what’s going on, I think maybe one day I’ll do a show with my face out again and have little fun talking to the audience and being heckled and getting present again because those shows were really fun back in the day before I had the wig on. They were really, really fun,” she said.
Ariana Grande admitted to getting ‘a ton of lip filler’ over the years in an emotional message to her fans.
Speaking on Vogue’s YouTube channel the star was open about the work she’d had done in the cosmetic chair. “Full transparency, as a beauty person…I’ve had a ton of lip filler over the years and Botox. I stopped in 2018 because I just felt so…too much. I just felt like hiding, you know,” she said.
Grande looked to the roof of her hotel room to stem the tears as she admitted that she ‘didn’t expect to get emotional’.
“For a long time, beauty was about hiding for me, and now I feel like maybe it’s not – since I stopped getting fillers and Botox.”
While Grande admitted that she may go back to using fillers or Botox and doesn’t judge those who choose to partake, she wants to enjoy her “well-earned cry lines and smile lines.”
“[Ageing] can be such a beautiful thing. Now might I get a facelift in 10 years? Might, yeah, but these are just thoughts that I feel like we should be able to discuss. If we’re sitting here talking about beauty secrets, f**k it, let’s lay it all out there,” she continued.
And Just Like That… star Kristin Davis is the latest celeb to speak out about her experience with fillers.
In an interview with The Telegraph, Davis said she was accused of overusing filler in her face by fans who remarked that she looked different now to how she did in 1998, when Sex And The City (AJLT’s prequel), first aired.
“I have done fillers and it’s been good and I’ve done fillers and it’s been bad,” she said. “I’ve had to get them dissolved and I’ve been ridiculed relentlessly. And I have shed tears about it. It’s very stressful.”
The actress also revealed the pressure she felt to resemble her younger self after reprising her much-loved character Charlotte York in 2021, a quarter of a century after the character first graced our screens.
“It’s hard to be confronted with your younger self at all times. And it’s a challenge to remember that you don’t have to look like that. The internet wants you to – but they also don’t want you to. They’re very conflicted…”
Getting candid about filler regrets, Davis said she hadn’t realised work she had previously had done to her lips “didn’t look good”.
“No one told me it didn’t look good for the longest time. But luckily I do have good friends who did say eventually. The thing is you don’t smile at yourself in the mirror. Who smiles at themselves in the mirror? Crazy people.”
In an interview with Vogue Arabia, the 64-year-old Basic Instinct star shared that in a recent relationship with a younger man, he called it quits with her after she refused to get botox injections for her face.
But after asking Stone to try her hand at the wrinkle-reducing cosmetic surgery, she responded in the best way possible: “It would probably be really good for your ego and mine if I did.”
“I saw him one more time after that and then he wasn’t interested in seeing me anymore,” Stone told the publication. “If you don’t see me for more than that, you’ll please find your way to the exit.”
However, Stone did reveal that she has used injectables in the past, but she chose to give them up completely, explaining her “painful” history with the procedure.
“There were periods in the super fame when I got Botox and filler and stuff,” she shared, adding, “And then I had this massive stroke and a nine-day brain haemorrhage and I had to have over 300 shots of Botox and filler to make the one side of my face come up again,” she recalled.
And it was because of her near-death experience that her opinion on botox changed from a “cute luxury to some kind of massive, painful neurological need”.
In an interview with Vogue about her new H&M Move campaign, Fonda spoke about ageing gracefully and what many don’t know about undergoing plastic surgery.
“We all know a lot of women who are wealthy who’ve had all kinds of facelifts and things like that and they look terrible,” she told the publication.
“So, I had a facelift and I stopped because I don’t want to look distorted. I’m not proud of the fact that I had [one],” she said, adding, “Now, I don’t know if I had it to do over, if I would do it. But I did it. I admit it, and then I just say, okay.”
Back in 2020, Fonda famously swore off of cosmetic surgery completely, saying that she isn’t going to “cut myself up anymore”, as per ELLE Canada. And in her 2022 interview, she made it clear that she has no regrets about the decision.
“You can get addicted. Don’t keep doing it,” she said. “A lot of women, I don’t know, they’re addicted to it. I stay moisturised, I sleep, I move, I stay out of the sun, and I have good friends who make me laugh.”
In an interview with Harper’s BAZAAR, the outlet asked Jennifer Garner if she has any beauty advice that she wants to pass down to her daughters, Violet and Seraphina. Starting off with some general advice, she then specifically mentioned fillers, sharing that she hopes her daughters will hold off on them for as long as possible.
“My beauty advice is always the same: Look in the mirror less, obsess less, and look at the rest of the world to see what you could be using your time for instead,” she told the publication. “We all look at our faces more than people used to, and it doesn’t do you any good. You obsess over changes or how to fix something on your face.”
“My advice is to look at the mirror less and be cautious when it comes to injecting anything into your face,” she continued. “Be very, very incredibly judicious and wait as absolutely long as possible to add anything. Don’t think that you’re 37 and you need to be shooting up your face. You don’t need to wear so much makeup or have such a constant blowout.”
In 2020, Garner admitted to trying Botox in the past but not liking it.
“I’ve gotten Botox a few times and I don’t like it—I don’t want a frozen face,” she said, as per BuzzFeed.
In an interview with The Telegraph in 2014, Wright credited her youthful glow to “sprinkles” of Botox. “Everybody f— does it,” she said. “I suppose I can’t say ‘everybody’ because I don’t know for sure, but come on… It’s just the tiniest sprinkle of Botox twice a year. I think most women do 10 units, but that freezes the face and you can’t move it. This is just one unit, and it’s just sprinkled here and there to take the edge off.”
The Friends star admitted she had a nose job at the age of 16 in an interview with The Saturday Evening Post. “I went from, in my mind, hideous, to not hideous. I did it the summer before going to a new high school,” she said. “So there were plenty of people who wouldn’t know how hideous I looked before. That was a good, good, good change.”
Sarah, Duchess of York
In an October 2019 interview with Femail, Duchess Sarah Ferguson discussed undergoing multiple cosmetic procedures, including organic fillers, vitamin injections, and a non-surgical ‘thread’ facelift. She also opened up about having Botox in the past, but that the popular procedure wasn’t right for her, saying: “I don’t like the frozen look. I’m so animated and I like to be myself. I don’t like the thought of needles and am very glad if I look well and happy—I’m really happy to be open about what I’ve had done.”
Faris had breast implants in a decision even she didn’t see coming. “I was always a negative-A cup, so when I was 30, I was getting a divorce, I had just finished House Bunny, and I’d sold another movie, all of these new things were happening to me, so I got my breasts done. It was f-cking awesome,” she told Women’s Health magazine. “I never, ever thought I’d do something like that. I always thought plastic surgery was caving in to ‘the man,’ you know? It came down to a really simple thing: I wanted to fill out a bikini.”
In her book, Banks revealed she had a nose job in the interest of promoting women not judging one another for cosmetic enhancement. “I had bones in my nose that were growing and itching,” she wrote. “I could breathe fine, but I added cosmetic surgery. I admit it! Fake hair, and I did my nose. I feel I have a responsibility to tell the truth.”
When it comes to Botox, Kidman had similar feelings to Gwyneth Paltrow. “I did try Botox, unfortunately, but I got out of it and now I can finally move my face again,” she told Huffington Post.
Kim Kardashian’s hair stylist and founder of Ouai hair care products, Jen Atkin, recently opened up about her nose job on Instagram. While wishing Nicole Richie a happy birthday she said, “Thank you for loving me thru my old nose and eyebrow plucking phase.” She’s also shared snaps of her pre-surgery face on her Instagram account.
“Nose were the days,” Atkin captioned this throwback shot of her before-and-after surgery transformation.
Model Jesinta Franklin has spoken openly about her breast augmentation surgery, which she had done when she was a teenager. “My message to all women is to make an educated decision when it comes to any cosmetic procedure,” she told Now to Love. “It’s a very personal choice and there are lots of things to take into consideration before moving forward.”
In 2014, Beckham told Allure magazine that while she once had breast implants, they’ve since been removed. She said she decided to revert back to her original size after seeing a picture where her breast were “up around” her “neck”.
While Cox hasn’t opened up about the details of what she’s had done, during an episode of Running Wild with Bear Grylls, she said: “I have done things that I regret, and luckily they’re things that dissolve and go away. So, um, that’s good, because it’s not always been my best look.”
Kourtney Kardashian also had breast implants young. During an interview on Nightline, she said, “I have had breast implants, but it’s so funny ’cause it’s not a secret, I could care less.”
In the past, Paltrow tried Botox on for size, but it wasn’t for her. “[I’ll] try anything—except I won’t do Botox again, because I looked crazy,” she told Harper’s BAZAAR US. “I looked like Joan Rivers!”
Griffith told Porter magazine she wasn’t aware of how far she’d gone with her plastic surgery until other people started pointing it out. “No, I didn’t [realise] until people started saying, ‘Oh my God, what has she done?!” she said. “I was so hurt. I went to a different doctor, and he started dissolving all of this s–t that this other woman doctor had put in.”