These Celebs Have All Had Work Done. Can You Spot The Differences?

By Valentine W

This article was originally published on travelerdoor

For decades, actors, musicians, and other professionals in the entertainment industry have been going under the knife and getting the occasional botox jab. However, not many of them are open about the nature or number of procedures they’ve gotten. Because some of them make a living promoting cosmetic products and services, many argue that celebs owe the public this information.

With that said, a good number of celebs have been open about procedures they have undergone over recent years. Though there’s still some stigma around the subject, it’s not as vicious as it was before. For the unfortunate ones, admissions weren’t necessary, since the botched results of their procedures speak for themselves.

Today we take a deep dive into the good, the bad, and the ugly side of cosmetic procedures with regard to show biz. Is your favorite celeb on the list?

Denise Richards

Denise Richards has been considered a sex symbol for decades by mainstream media. The former model, actress, and TV personality has been in the public eye since she started modeling at 15. Her talent, stunning beauty, and gorgeous hair have earned her many notable roles in shows and films.

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Over the years, there have been rumors about Richards getting cosmetic procedures. To set the record straight, she has admitted to breast implants, though she says if she could go back, she wouldn’t have had them. She also tried botox but says that she didn’t like it and has no plans of trying it again.


Adele is no stranger to her image being the subject of multiple discussions. Ever since the release of her first album, 19, back in 2008, people have talked about her body, and she was even seen as an icon of body positivity.

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Post-pandemic, Adele shocked the world when she emerged 100 pounds leaner. Many people suspected that in addition to the dramatic weight loss, the singer had undergone several cosmetic procedures. These views are shared by several plastic surgeons, but Adele herself has never spoken on the rumors.

Amanda Bynes

Amanda Bynes started acting as a teenager and had a very successful show on Nickelodeon before transitioning to the big screen with hits like What a Girl Wants and Easy A. After retiring at only 24, Bynes went on a downward spiral of drugs, DUIs, and psychotic breaks that led to a conservatorship.

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During that time, she underwent several cosmetic procedures that made her look unrecognizable from the child star we had all known and loved. She even got a nose job once because she didn’t like how she looked in a mugshot!

Michael Jackson

The King of Pop is perhaps the poster child for botched celebrity plastic surgeries. Michael Jackson was a naturally good-looking guy who seemingly had the world at his feet. Nevertheless, due to personal insecurities and a host of other reasons, he decided to make changes to his appearance, including skin lightening and multiple rhinoplasties.

It’s also speculated that he changed his lips and got cheekbone surgery and a forehead lift. Jackson also got a cleft in his chin. Even today, we don’t know the full extent of Jackson’s procedures, and we probably never will.

Kaley Cuoco

Kaley Cuoco is most notable for her role as Penny on the hit sitcom, The Big Bang Theory. The actress-turned-producer is open about the procedures she has gotten over the years and expresses no regret about any of them.

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In an interview with Women’s Health magazine, Cuoco said that she has had a nose job as well as breast implants. She also added that she used dermal filler to conceal lines she’d had in her neck since she was a teenager. She considers those procedures some of the best decisions she’s ever made. 

Courtney Cox

If you are a fan of Friends, you can easily admit that Courtney Cox’s character, Monica, was probably the hottest cast member. Her gorgeous blue eyes, signature black hair, and beautiful smile always stole the show. Over the years, though, Cox has become almost unrecognizable from her constant use of botox and fillers.

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Recently, she has expressed regret over what she claims to be her addiction to cosmetic procedures. In 2017, she announced that she had gotten all her facial fillers dissolved and was looking forward to embracing aging as she inches closer to 60. Instead of fillers, she now prefers laser treatments, micro-needling, and microcurrent technology.

Anna Faris

Did you know that Anna Faris was not always a blonde? The Hollywood comedienne first gained recognition for her leading role in the Scary Movie film series. She stunned audiences and quickly rose in the industry, landing more roles in movies and TV shows.

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Faris has been candid about the work she’s done on her appearance. Shortly after turning 30, she was going through a divorce and felt that she needed a change, so she decided to get a boob job. The actress also got lip injections in preparation for her role in The House Bunny in 2008.

Victoria Beckham

Posh Spice, as she was famously known during her time as one of the Spice Girls, left a successful music career and delved into the world of fashion and beauty. Over the years, the public has been speculating over how she manages to remain stunning even as the years go by.

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In 2019, Victoria told Vogue that she got breast implants when she was younger, but if she could go back, she wouldn’t choose to do it. She said she has never been tempted to get any other cosmetic procedures but hasn’t ruled them out entirely. Nevertheless, experts claim she has used botox and fillers before.

Nikki Cox

Nikki Cox’s botched cosmetic procedures have been the subject of multiple articles and videos. She was a soaring star in Hollywood back in the late 90s and early aughts, but after the conclusion of NBC’s Las Vegas in 2007, she transitioned to voice-over and was rarely seen on screen. |

Eventually, photos of the actress looking unrecognizable started surfacing. Her face looked puffy and her lips had almost doubled in size. According to various plastic surgeons, Cox’s unfortunate transformation may be the result of overdone fillers. She has never addressed the plastic surgery claims, however, and has mostly stayed away from the public eye.

Kourtney Kardashian

Like her mother, Kourtney Kardashian seems to be aging backward. As part of the world’s most famous reality show family, she has spent over a decade of life in the limelight. The Kardashians are mostly open about what procedures they’ve done to enhance their appearance.

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Kourtney admits to having breast implants, which she got when she was 21. However, she regrets getting them, and it’s unclear whether she removed them or still has them. Aside from that, she hasn’t had any other work done. She probably owes her great looks to undeniably awesome genes and her strict healthy lifestyle. 

Brad Pitt

This guy has been voted the world’s sexiest man alive more than once. At 58, Brad Pitt seems to be aging with grace and is still being cast in major film roles. In spite of mounting speculation over the years, Pitt has neither confirmed nor denied getting cosmetic procedures.

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Of course, experts have drawn their own conclusions based on the changes in his appearance. Most think that the actor has used botox due to the smooth appearance of his forehead. He may also have used fillers in his cheeks, around the eyes, and his mouth. Whatever the case, we still think he looks amazing.

Nicki Minaj

Aside from her talent as a rapper, Nicki Minaj is mostly famous for her killer curves. Since she first started her career, Minaj’s iconic derriere and over-the-top looks and outfits have become a signature. This has made a lot of people curious about how real her assets are.

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Though she has never admitted to it, most people agree that she has had her breasts and butt enhanced, because they have grown in size over the years. She may also have gotten a nose job, veneers, and botox. The botox rumors are due to the fact that her face is completely wrinkle-free.

Courtney Love

Courtney Love is no stranger to controversy. As a result, she has been been extremely honest about parts of her life most other celebrities would want to hide. The actress and singer got her first rhinoplasty in the mid-80s.

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The said that she had a big nose and made the decision to get it fixed because she felt it was hindering her from getting roles on screen, which at the time she desperately wanted. In 2014, she announced that she had also gotten a facelift following the recommendation of American actress Goldie Hawn.

Demi Moore

Demi Moore, an accomplished actress who has been in Hollywood for four decades now, has given us numerous stellar performances in hits like Ghost, Indecent Proposal, and GI Jane, the last of which she famously shaved her head for. Moore’s changing appearance over the years has unsurprisingly been the subject of plastic surgery rumors.

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Moore tried to deter the speculation in 2010, when she admitted to having something done somewhere other than her face. In January 2021, though, she walked the runway at Paris Fashion Week looking very different and plastic surgery rumors cropped up again on Twitter. She hasn’t admitted to anything yet.

Joan Rivers

Joan Rivers was a pioneer in the female comedy space and achieved great success during her career. She was also famous for her numerous cosmetic procedures. Before her unfortunate death at 81, Rivers had talked extensively about her procedures and once joked that after her death, her body would be donated to Tupperware.

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She had had her nose thinned when she was in college, an eye lift in her 30s, two facelifts, a breast reduction, and a tummy tuck. She also had fillers every six months. Rivers said she wanted women to know it was okay to admit they’d had work done.

Michael Douglas

Award-winning actor and producer Michael Douglas has been acting since 1966. He has appeared in a number of notable films, including Basic Instinct, Fatal Attraction, and Ant-Man. At 77, it’s safe to say that his appearance has obviously changed with time.

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There is speculation that Douglas underwent surgery or other procedures to shave off a few years from his face. Supposedly, the actor underwent a facelift back in 2000 before marrying his wife, Catherine Zeta-Jones. He also allegedly had a face augmentation procedure in 2003.

Donatella Versace

Since taking over her late brother’s fashion label, Donatella Versace has dramatically transformed from the young, stunning woman we all knew. The prominent Italian designer and businesswoman has had so much work done on her face that she looks nothing like any of her photos from 20 years ago.

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Experts say Versace has had botox, fillers, laser treatment, and perhaps a facelift or two. Her sometimes glossy appearance is the result of excessive botox use. As the face of a luxury brand, she probably felt pressure to look her best because she knew she would constantly be in the public eye.

Renée Zellweger

Renée Zellweger is a beloved American actress who starred in prominent films like Jerry Maguire, Judy, and the Bridget Jones film series. During her time in the limelight, she has faced rumors that she had botched cosmetic enhancement several times.

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Back in 2010, Zellweger took a six-year hiatus from acting. When she appeared at a red carpet event in 2014, her markedly different appearance had the internet in an uproar. However, Zellweger attributed it to lifestyle changes. In 2017, she denied rumors that claimed she’d had her eyes done. 

Blake Lively

Now here is a star who has only gotten more stunning the longer we’ve known her. Blake Lively first gained prominence when she co-starred in The Sisterhood of The Travelling Pants at only 18. Now at 35, she has changed, but it’s only for the better.

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Lively has never admitted to getting any cosmetic procedures, but by observing her pictures from various years, experts believe she has had at least one nose job and perhaps a blepharoplasty, which is a surgery that removes excess skin or fat from the eyelids. The only definitive truth is that Lively has always looked stunning.

Kris Jenner

The matriarch of the Kardashian-Jenner clan has an age-defying face thanks to amazing genes, a significant amount of dough, and spectacular doctors. Kris looks nowhere close to her actual age of 66, and with most of her life broadcasted to the world, we are sure she makes an effort to keep things that way.

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She has been very open about the what and when of her surgical and non-surgical procedures. In fact, she famously had a neck lift that was broadcast on a Keeping Up With The Kardashians episode in 2011. In addition to that, she’s had breast implants, fillers, laser treatment, and botox.

Dwayne Johnson

Dwayne Johnson is one of Hollywood’s most likable (and bangable) stars. Ever since he started acting, he’s shone brighter every year and he now has multiple blockbusters under his belt. Before he began acting, Johnson was a pro-wrestling champion.

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However, after adeciding to pursue acting full-time, he says he had to get a gynecomastia reduction — a procedure that reduces breast fat in males. It was something he had struggled with for years and he says he did it purely for aesthetics. According to experts, more and more men are getting this procedure.

Dolly Parton

The queen of country music is currently 76 years old and still going strong. During her career, Dolly Parton has made numerous public appearances and still continues to this day. She has also obviously undergone several cosmetic procedures over the years.

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Dolly has been open about her feeling like she hasn’t always been a naturally pretty woman. As a result, she has had breast implants, an eyebrow lift, a nose job, and surgery on her eyelids and chin. She also enhances these with a full face of makeup whenever she’s in public.

Lara Flynn Boyle

Lara Fynn Boyle is one of the few actresses whose careers were ended by botched cosmetic procedures. In the 1990s, Boyle was a star in Hollywood with roles in movies and shows like Twin Peaks. The Practice, and Men In Black. In the early to mid-2000s, fans noticed that her lips looked bigger.

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By the end of the aughts, Boyle had become unrecognizable. When she was 32, she did an interview where she admitted she was worried about getting older and losing roles to younger actresses. Perhaps to remedy that, she got multiple procedures, all of which backfired on her.

Pete Burns

English pop star and TV personality Pete Burns reportedly had close to 300 cosmetic procedures in his lifetime. He underwent so many surgeries that by the time of his death, he had suffered health problems like blood clots and pulmonary embolisms as a result,.

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He had several rhinoplasties, cheek implants, and lip injections. Burns’ many procedures often led to infections and complications, which would necessitate further corrective surgery. His addiction to cosmetic enhancements eventually left him bankrupt. Despite that, he refused to stop and once quipped that when he finally went to heaven, not even God would recognize him.

Lil’ Kim

Li’l Kims decision to get a procedure was about more than looking good or enhancing facial features. The phenomenal rapper was once hailed as the queen of hip hop and is credited for pioneering sex-positive feminism in the genre. | lilkimthequeenbee / Instagram

Her first nose job was to fix injuries sustained by an abusive boyfriend at the time. Kim says she got several other rhinoplasties as a result of domestic violence. She then got other procedures — presumably fillers, a boob job, and skin lightening — to enhance her features. People often criticize her for her decision.


Cher has been in the entertainment industry both as a singer and an actress for over 50 years. She is very open and unapologetic about her looks and the procedures she has undergone to get there. She has spoken several times about her experiences under the knife, and we’re here for it.

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She admitted to having a facelift over a decade ago. Aside from that, she also got a boob job and a rhinoplasty. Plastic surgeons and other cosmetic experts claim she gets regular botox and fillers. Cher maintains that she takes care of herself from the inside out by eating healthy and avoiding alcohol.

Roseanne Barr

Actress and comedian Roseanne Barr has sparked multiple controversies ever since she began her career back in 1980. From her infamous performance of the national anthem at a baseball game in 1990 to her support of Donald Trump, she never fails to provoke.

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Barr’s experience with cosmetic surgery has been very positive. After gastric bypass surgery helped her lose 80 pounds, she had a tummy tuck to get rid of the fat left around her stomach. In addition, she has had breast reduction surgery, a nose job, and a facelift.

Lindsay Lohan

Lindsay Lohan has come a long way from the freckled girl we knew from Disney’s The Parent Trap. As a young star in Hollywood, she became infamous for her arrests and allegations of unprofessional conduct. Aside from that, people started to notice physical changes.

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As early as 2009, Lohan was confronted with rumors about getting plastic surgery. However, she has never come forward to address these rumors. Upon consultation, several plastic surgeons have speculated that Lohan has used botox, dermal filler in her cheeks, as well as lip fillers in the past.

Kim Kardashian 

Perhaps the most famous of the Kardashians, Kim is no stranger to plastic surgery rumors. As we can all agree, she has only become more refined and beautiful over the years and people have always been curious about what exactly she does to look so amazing.

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The most common speculations are that she has gotten several breast enhancement surgeries, butt injections, a nose job, and fillers. However, she has repeatedly denied these, saying she has only ever used botox. She is, however, open to non-invasive procedures like her famous vampire facial.

Iggy Azalea

Aussie-born rapper Iggy Azalea moved to the US at 16 to pursue a music career. After a few years, she took the world by storm with her catchy rhymes. Like most rappers, she has had her fair share of industry feuds and controversies.

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Azalea is also rumored to have changed her appearance several times over the years. Back in 2014, she confirmed that she had gotten her breasts enhanced. Despite a myriad of butt implant allegations, she has always insisted that her bum is 100 percent real. She also had a rhinoplasty a few years ago.

Megan Fox

Megan Fox is one of Hollywood’s most beautiful women. In addition to acting, she also has a modeling career. Reviews from most of her movies include praise for her undeniable talent and exquisite beauty. Despite all that, Fox has been very forthcoming about her insecurities regarding her body.

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She admitted she’s dealt with a lot of self-loathing in the past. She has also faced claims of cosmetic procedures, which she has always denied. Most commonly, people say she’s had cheek and lip fillers as well as botox to even out her skin. Though she isn’t against it, she’s never confirmed the claims.

Sharon Osbourne

Sharon Osbourne has had a long life and career in the public’s eye. As a woman who cares about how she looks, she has been remarkably honest about the many cosmetic procedures she has gotten over the years. She has had four facelifts, with the most recent one in October 2021.

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Osbourne wasn’t particularly happy with the results at first, but he eventually capitulated. She also had breast implants but later had a double mastectomy. She’s had numerous other procedures but says she’s now had enough. In an interview, she even expressed regret regarding some of the facial procedures she’s gone through.

Janice Dickinson

Janice Dickinson was one of the most successful models of the 1970s and 1980s. She even proclaimed herself the world’s first supermodel. Aside from modeling, she found success as a TV personality, author, and businesswoman. Dickinson is now 67 and her career in the public’s eye has slowed down.

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She is among the women who have been honest about her surgeries. She even appeared on the TV show Botched in 2014 to fix a boob job she had gotten years prior. In the past, she has admitted to getting several facelifts, a tummy tuck, a boob job, liposuction, a neck lift, and botox.

Kylie Jenner

The youngest of the Kardashian-Jenner sisters has the perfect hourglass figure. Having grown up right before our eyes on Keeping Up With The Kardashians, the changes in her body are way too obvious for the public to ignore. The earliest and most common change people noticed was the size of her lips.

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As a teen, Kylie had small lips, but she later sported a full pout prompting rumors of using lip fillers. Though she denied the rumors at first, she confessed to using temporary fillers in her lips. Aside from that, Kylie has never admitted to any other procedures despite numerous breast and butt enhancement claims.

John Travolta

Simply put, all the cosmetic procedure speculations with regard to John Travolta are just that: Speculations. The actor has never admitted to having any procedures done, but his hasn’t deterred fans from making conclusions based on comparisons made between different looks he’s sported.

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The most common claims are that Travolta has had a facelift, several rounds of botox, and dermal fillers. In addition to that, there were also rumors of a hair transplant, but we doubt that was the case since he is currently sporting a bald look, which looks even better on him. 

Heidi Montag

Back in 2010, Heidi Montag made headlines for having 10 cosmetic procedures done on her body in one day! The TV personality was only 23 at the time. She got a brow lift, breast augmentation, chin reduction, botox, a nose job, and several others.

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In an interview with Today in 2019, Montag expressed regret, ‘admitting she was too young and made that irrational decision because she wanted to avoid criticism. Though she says she doesn’t oppose plastic surgery, she advises people to consult a professional before getting a procedure done. We couldn’t agree more.