In spite of some hesitance to admit it, most of us can get pulled in by the celebrity and entertainment gossip mill. I know that I always pretend not to look at “those trashy magazines” by the register at the grocery store, but I generally pick them up if I have to wait more than, say, 30 seconds. In the light-hearted spirit of this impulse, we wanted to write a post for you about some famous (infamous?) rhinoplasties (nose jobs). These include some great results that you probably didn’t know about, some results that everyone knows about, and one that looks great but dramatically changed the actress’s career.
Let’s start with the good, which include subtle, natural-appearing results. I would put Jennifer Aniston in this category as well as Blake Lively. Interestingly, a great example of a successful celebrity nosejob (even if it was perhaps a bit more obvious than the others), would be Michael Jackson’s FIRST rhinoplasty. (NOT the second, third… fifth, etc.) Seriously, if you look at the cover of Thriller, MJ looks great. Others in this group, where the surgery isn’t obvious but the results are great, would be Scarlett Johansson, Zac Efron, and Halle Berry.
A second group would be nose jobs that really didn’t improve things. And in some cases, had a pretty negative impact. Joan Rivers, frequently held up as an example of what happens when facelifts are overdone or too oft repeated, can also be used in discussions of nose jobs. She started out with a nice nose, and ended up with an overly pinched, pointed tip. Along the way, in the early ‘90s, she had a pretty great nose. I’m not sure if the subsequent issues occurred because of a revision, or if these were just settling of the tissues over time. Given how much other work has occurred in the last 20 years, it seems safe to bet that it was a revision. Others in this unfortunate group would be Mickey Rourke (though some of this has to be attributed to his brief career as a pugilist), Lil’Kim (not much to say here…wow), and Michael (after the first one, it was all downhill). MJ’s sister La Toya has a spot on this list, too (you think she would have known better!).
A final, interesting case is that of Jennifer Grey. You may recall her as the sassy, cute, star of some classic ‘80s films (Dirty Dancing, Ferris Bueler’s Day Off). That was pre-rhinoplasty. Then she had, in my humble opinion, a great nose job. Her bump was removed. The tip was refined. Nothing major… except that fans (and casting directors, apparently) didn’t recognize her anymore. Her signature feature, whether she liked it or not, was no longer present. And I guess this was just enough of a hurdle that it sank her big screen career.
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