Was it those Nicole Kidman rumors? Or maybe Cardi B.’s nose job? The biggest celebrity plastic surgery stories of the year will undoubtedly surprise us. They usually involve either a celebrity who we wouldn’t normal think of as being in favor of plastic surgery (which would be a surprise). Or they involve a celebrity taking on a surprising procedure.
You get the idea.
The Biggest Celebrity Plastic Surgery Stories of the Year
That’s why the end of the year is always a good time to take a moment and reflect on the most biggest celebrity plastic surgery stories of the year. After all, some of these stories turned out to be nothing. They fizzled into rumors and innuendo. And we’re really only interested in, you know, the real thing. Because that’s what we can learn from.
The biggest celebrity plastic surgery stories of the year, in our opinion, isn’t always about the most startling transformation. Sometimes it’s just a great story that we, as plastic surgery enthusiasts, can actually learn from. Let’s take a look at the highlights from 2017.
Meghan Markle’s Nose
Perhaps one of the most surprising—and educational—celebrity plastic surgery stories of 2017 had to do with Meghan Markle’s nose. This story is a little surprising because Markle hasn’t even had surgery performed. She has the same nose she’s always had. To make it as clear as possible: to our knowledge, Meghan Markle has not undergone plastic surgery.
So why is this a story? Because she’s inspired plastic surgery. People are flocking to their surgeons asking for “Meghan Markle’s nose.” And that’s because Markle has a pretty spectacular nose!
To be fair, people aren’t asking for Markle’s nose because they want to look just like her. Instead, it has more to do with wanting to address their own issues—being able to put a finger on what’s making them insecure. Still, though, Meghan Markle’s nose is making significant waves in plastic surgery. Just not in quite the way you’d expect.
Chrissy Tiegen’s Plastic Surgery Joke
One of the other surprising celebrity plastic surgery stories of 2017 was Chrissy Tiegen’s plastic surgery joke. Strangely, this is another instance in which Teigen herself has not undergone a plastic surgery procedure. (It’s odd that we’d have two stories like that, but it’s been a bit of an odd year!)
Apparently, Teigen made a joke about how almost “everything” about her was cosmetically enhanced. And, unfortunately, she was taken way too seriously. The model and actress had to go so far as to issue a correction. Which seems, frankly, bizarre to us.
But it certainly taught us a little bit about the public’s perception of plastic surgery. To some, surgery is a kind of miracle device, capable of changing and enhancing just about anything. In reality, plastic surgery is a precision instrument. It’s only used when the conditions are just right.
Stars Got Surgery
That’s not to say that there was no plastic surgery to be had in Hollywood in 2017. In fact, it was a pretty big year for celebrities who actually did go under the knife (with technology such as social media adding new wrinkles to old conversations). Some of the most famous examples of celebrity plastic surgery in the past year include:
- Briana DeJesus: The Teen Mom 2 star revealed the results from her plastic surgery in November of 2017. Her surgeon described it as a “full body makeover,” so it was likely designed to mitigate some of the side effects of pregnancy (DeJesus had given birth to a baby just two months before the surgery).
- Cardi B: We’re not sure that hip hop star Cardi B. has gotten rhinoplasty, though she did strongly suggest that was going to be the case in an interview. She mentioned “taking three weeks off in December” to take care of her nose issues in a more “permanent” way. Rhinoplasty seems likely, as Cardi B. confessed that she often closely monitored the size of her nose (worried that it might appear too large).
- Jacqueline Laurita: No stranger to plastic surgery, Real Housewives of New Jersey star Jacqueline Laurita was open about undergoing her fourth breast augmentation procedure in February. She has also been pretty candid about discussing all of her other procedures, ranging from tummy tuck to rhinoplasty to blepharoplasty and Botox.
Always More Celebrities Getting Surgery
Plastic surgery and Hollywood go together like chocolate and peanut butter. There are some good reason as well as some troubling reasons for that. But the point is that we expect 2018 to introduce us to even more celebrity plastic surgery stories.
The good thing is that celebrities are more open to transparency. There are more celebs who are getting comfortable talking about this procedure or that, and that’s good for everyone. The biggest celebrity plastic surgery stories of the year are likely behind us for 2017.
But 2018 is just getting warmed up.