Celebs and their plastic surgery

Articles about Rhinoplasty

Celebrity Nose Jobs – Are We Seeing the Same Nose Over and Over Again?

Monday, June 16th, 2008

A post from the popular Cityrag blog mentions that celebrities’ noses are all looking the same. Not surprising, given that it is rumored that the same Beverly Hills rhinoplasty surgeon has worked on Cameron Diaz, Ashlee Simpson, and Jennifer Aniston. Many plastic surgeons who specialize in rhinoplasty have their own signature “look”. This signature look comes from a combination of performing the surgery the same way every time with certain personal aesthetic preferences. For example, some surgeons believe a more pinched nasal tip looks good. Therefore, they will be more likely to place stitches into the cartilage to create this look and not finish the surgery until the pinched look is created.

That’s not my style, as I tend to believe the “less surgery is often more” rule for rhinoplasty. I wouldn’t want anyone to say, “Look! It’s a Dr. Youn nose!”

By the way, I think that the surgeon who has performed the work of the celebrities above has done a nice job.

Photo credit: prphotos.com

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Michigan-based Plastic Surgeon

Anthony Youn, M.D.


Jennifer Aniston Post-Rhinoplasty Photos

Tuesday, February 6th, 2007

US Magazine has some before and after photos of Jennifer Aniston’s nose. She has apparently admitted to having a septoplasty performed to improve breathing. This is a common surgery which can also straighten a crooked nose as a byproduct of repairing the septum. Her after photos do appear to show her nose to be straighter and thinner than before. It looks like her surgeon (Dr. Kanodia?) did a very nice job.

photo: prphotos.com

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Michigan-based Plastic Surgeon
Anthony Youn, M.D.



Did Katie Holmes Have a Rhinoplasty?

Thursday, February 1st, 2007


Has Katie Holmes had a rhinoplasty? Her nose looks quite thin, the possible result of a rhinoplasty with removal of part of the nasal cartilage. This surgery is often performed using a “closed” technique, where all the scars are inside the nose. Personally, I like the older nose better, but the newer one makes her look more mature and older.

Take a peek at these before and afters!  Photo source

photo: prphotos.com

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Michigan-based Plastic Surgeon

Anthony Youn, M.D.




Jennifer Aniston Rhinoplasty?

Saturday, January 27th, 2007

TMZ.com and US Weekly are reporting that Jennifer Aniston may have had a rhinoplasty recently. US Weekly reported that Jennifer underwent a nose job at Beverly Hills plastic surgeon Dr. Raj Kanodia’s office on January 20th. She was supposedly very upset that he talked with the press about rhinoplasty although he never confirmed that he actually did her surgery.

I’m not sure why she is upset with him, if he never confirmed that he actually did the surgery. It is her personal medical information, and he does not appear to have violated that. If anyone asks me if I’ve done someone’s surgery I will often not give an answer in order to be as vague as possible, whether I’ve done their surgery or not.

The above photo was taken about one month before the reported rhinoplasty. We’ll see what she looks like over the next couple months!

For my other post on Jennifer Aniston, click here.

Photo source: photorazzi.com

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Michigan-based Plastic Surgeon

Anthony Youn, M.D.


LaToya Jackson – Plastic Surgery

Saturday, January 13th, 2007


Latoya Jackson is currently one of the stars of CBS’s Armed and Famous, where a number of D-list celebs join real-life police officers on the job. She is really looking like a female version of her brother Michael. Why does her nose look so bad?

It appears to have been overly thinned (as if I need to tell you this). Nostrils can take an unnatural shape like she has when an aggressive alar resection is performed. This is a procedure where the bottoms of the nostrils are cut out to make the nostrils smaller and the nose thinner. It can create an appearance where the nostrils appear pasted onto the face. Thinning the nose by removing too much cartilage can make the nasal tip appear pinched. This can be accentuated by using stitches as well.

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Michigan-based Plastic Surgeon

Anthony Youn, M.D.


Cameron Diaz – rhinoplasty

Sunday, November 12th, 2006

Cameron Diaz has recently admitted to W magazine that she wants to get her nose fixed, but not for cosmetic reasons:
“I’m getting it fixed. I can’t take it. I cannot breathe at all,” says Diaz, who broke her nose for the fourth time while surfing a few years ago. “One side of my nose is totally shattered – my septum is basically like a train derailed.”
In the above photo you can see that her nose is crooked to the right. It is often caused by trauma to the septum, which is the cartilage and bone that separates the two nasal airways. I bet that if you plugged her left nostril with your finger she wouldn’t be able to breathe through the right nostril. It is often fixed by removing the cartilage that is deviated and breaking the bone back over. Insurances often pay for it if it is bad enough.
The actress – who costars with Jude Law in the upcoming romantic comedy The Holiday – also admits that getting older has had one major drawback: She can no longer scarf down junk food with wild abandon.

“I used to be able to eat anything I wanted and then go right to bed. Fried chicken, onion rings, half a bottle of wine,” she says. “As you get older, your insides rebel. You’ve asked so much of them for so many years, and then they just go, ‘Uh-uh, bi-atch! Gonna eat cheese fries? See how you sleep!’ And you’re tossing and turning all night.”

I’m in my mid-30′s and would echo that sentiment exactly. I can no longer drink more than a glass of wine without feeling the ill effects throughout next day. I guess it’s the curse of getting older…
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Avril Lavigne – plastic surgery?

Thursday, November 2nd, 2006

Has Avril Lavigne had a rhinoplasty? Life and Style Weekly has recently reported that she may have had her nose reshaped. This could have been part of the makeover she’s undergone after signing a contract with Ford Modeling.
Story credit: Cosmetic Makeovers


Steffi Graf – rhinoplasty?

Monday, September 4th, 2006

Has Steffi Graf had a rhinoplasty? I’ve been watching her husband, Andre Agassi, and his last run at a major title this past week. It was sad to see him retire, as he was the last of his era of great American tennis players (with Pete Sampras, Jim Courier, Michael Chang, Brad Gilbert, and even Todd Martin). Andre has always been my tennis role model, from his days as the long-haired, acid-washed jean short wearing young punk to his latter years as an elder statesman of the game. He brought more color to the game of tennis than just about anyone else before or after him (including Jimmy Connors and John McEnroe).
That brings us to Steffi. She looks fantastic. Has she had her nose done? I do believe so. Her nose does not appear as prominent as it used to be, and no longer seems to overtake the other, more attractive features of her face. It appears to be thinned out a bit and possibly shorter as well. A good rhinoplasty takes the emphasis of the nose away from the face, allowing other features to stand out. I wish them both the best in retirement. I hope that Andre’s back gets better and he joins the “older guys” circuit someday as I’d like to see him play again.


Michelle Pfeiffer – rhinoplasty?

Tuesday, July 25th, 2006

Michelle Pfeiffer told InStyle magazine that she “toys” with the idea of plastic surgery, but isn’t ready to go under the knife just yet. “When I’m rested, I look pretty darn OK. I can hold off on that facelift for another few years,” the 48-year-old said. “(But) when I’m feeling weary, then I think, maybe I better make that appointment.” Pfeiffer states that she tries not to “dwell” on aging despite the pressures to look young in Hollywood. “Aging happens to every single one of us. Once you accept that, it unburdens you.”

Although I cannot spot any obvious anti-aging work she’s had done (except maybe some Botox), it does appear that she has had a rhinoplasty in the past. Her nose is very thin and pinched, and looks post-surgical. It has gotten a bit thinner with age. I have found this to be a common finding in post-rhinoplasty patients.

I still think she was an amazing Catwoman though…

Story credit: prphotos.com


Jessica Simpson – rhinoplasty? Doubt it

Sunday, June 25th, 2006


Did Jessica Simpson have a rhinoplasty? The above photo from Popsugar.com has some people asking this. I doubt that she’s had anything done to her nose, especially to create such a large change. The huge sunglasses obscure her face, making it difficult to really tell, but most likely it’s just a photo that was taken at a bad angle with the sunglasses low on her face.

Source: popsugar.com


Cameron Diaz – rhinoplasty?

Friday, June 16th, 2006

Has Cameron Diaz had a rhinoplasty? According to the New York Post she went to Ashlee Simpson’s surgeon for a rhinoplasty of her own to remove a bump on her nose caused from a surfing accident last year. The article doesn’t state who her surgeon was, but there are a handful of prominent Beverly Hills rhinoplasty surgeons who are likely culprits. Some of the L.A. plastic surgeons known for their expertise in rhinoplasty include my mentor Dr. Richard Ellenbogen, Dr. Raj Kanodia, and Dr. Paul Nassif. I’ve never quite understood the attraction some people have to Cameron Diaz. While I do think she is pretty, I don’t believe she is a classic Hollywood beauty like Charlize Theron, Eva Longoria, or Kate Beckinsale.

photo credit: prphotos.com


Ryan Seacrest – rhinoplasty?

Monday, June 5th, 2006

To view the before photo: Perezhilton.com
SeacrestRhinoplasty? It appears that Ryan Seacrest has enhanced his appearance with a nose job (rhinoplasty) to decrease the roundness of his nasal tip. He looks more refined and mature in the “after” photo. It is very surprising just how many stars have had rhinoplasty surgery. While some are obvious, there are many celebrities who appear to have had rhinoplasty surgery whom most people wouldn’t suspect. Some people whom I believe have had their nose altered include Michelle Pfeiffer, Halle Berry, Julia Roberts, and Jennifer Aniston. For many, it has been an unfortunate prerequisite to stardom.
In my opinion, the nose should never be an attention-getting feature of the face. If the nose attracts attention, it is almost always in a negative fashion. Some examples of this include Ashlee Simpson, Jimmy Durante, and Pinnochio. The best-looking noses blend into the rest of the features of the face, and allow the other attractive features (usually the eyes, cheeks, or lips) to stand out. Hence, a good rhinoplasty de-emphasizes the nose, bringing out other more attractive facial features. This is most recently obvious with Ashlee Simpson or a “Thriller” Michael Jackson. So when this rule is applied to Ryan Seacrest, one can see that his alleged rhinoplasty was very successful. His nose no longer attracts attention.
Photo credit: Before: Perezhilton.com After: prphotos.com
For another post on Ryan Seacrest’s nose, see goodplasticsurgery.com


Michael Jackson Part I – plastic surgery

Friday, April 28th, 2006


Michael Jackson and bad plastic surgery: What do they have in common? It appears everything! The time has finally come for me to comment on the Gloved One, and we will start with his nose. It appears that Michael has had more than one rhinoplasty (no surprise to anyone). If you look at his album covers, I think he had one before “Thriller” which caused his nose to look a little thinner. He looked great at that time and should not have had anything more done. Unfortunately, a few years later he released “Bad.” This is when I believe he began looking a bit odd. Things have obviously gone downhill from there, culminating in his appearance in court a few years ago where it appeared that an implant may be protruding through the skin of his nose.

So what can be done to make his nose look better? Can anything be done to save Michael, or at least Bubbles the chimp?? Because he likely has so much scar tissue left after several surgeries, the best chance to rebuild his nose would be to treat it as a reconstructive surgery. With people who have cancer of the nose, it can be rebuilt by taking skin from the forehead and moving it to the nose to cover the cartilage. I believe that this surgery would be his best option to look normal again. Any bets on him doing it?

In my next post I will comment on his skin color. He claims to have vitiligo, but I do not believe this to be the sole reason his skin is so white. There appears to be something else going on. How can I tell? You’ll have to return to find out…


The most common celebrity plastic surgeries

Thursday, April 13th, 2006

What is the most common plastic surgery for celebrities? The following comments are my opinion only, deduced after working as a Hollywood plastic surgeon for a time and becoming a pop culture and celebrity plastic surgery “expert.” By far the most common cosmetic procedure is Botox. Botox has gotten so widespread in Hollywood nowadays that I notice when people do not have Botox more than when people do. This was most evident when I watched Tea Leoni act all flustered in that Adam Sandler clunker, “Spanglish.” She had so many forehead wrinkles and crow’s feet in that movie that I found it almost distracting to watch her. That many forehead wrinkles are rarely seen in beautiful Hollywood actresses today, so I applaud her for going au natural.

As far as surgery goes, the top three in my opinion are liposuction, breast augmentation, and rhinoplasty. All three of these occur much more often in celebrities than in the normal population. Breast augmentations are often obvious (hello Mariah Carey!), whereas liposuction can be difficult to determine (I’ve had people tell me that J. Lo has had it done numerous times), and rhinoplasties are either good (Halle Berry?) or bad (Jennifer Grey?). There are many more celebrities who’ve had these surgeries done than most people may realize. (I even believe that the great Julia Roberts has had her nose done!) At some point, the normal population may catch up with Hollywood celebrities in the amount of plastic surgery performed, but by then the celebrities may have gone onto bigger and more drastic ways to keep themselves young and relevant. Maybe they will have started cloning themselves by then. Just what we need, another Carrottop!

Have a great Easter! My son Daniel (3 months old) is getting baptized on Easter Sunday, so we are very excited…


Celebrity Noses in Jane magazine

Thursday, March 9th, 2006


Which are the best celebrity noses? I was interviewed recently by “Jane” magazine, where they asked me which celebrity noses are most requested by patients to look like. They printed my responses in this past month’s magazine, as shown above. By far, the most requested celebrity nose is Halle Berry. I have gotten a lot of African American women who have asked for a nose like hers. Which nose do people NOT want to have? It’s probably a tie between Michael Jackson and Jennifer Grey (after the nose-job, not before). Michael’s nose is obviously worse than Jennifer’s, but it’s the change in Jennifer’s overall appearance that people don’t like. She doesn’t look like “Jennifer Grey” anymore, and it may have unfortunately affected her career. But I have no doubt she may resurface again, since Nobody Puts Baby in a Corner!