Most celebrities prefer to be, shall we say, discreet, about plastic surgery they’ve had, but some are completely candid about the pressures of
fame and their decision to get liposuction, filler, botox, and more. Rhinoplasty is, arguably, the most common surgical procedure among the Hollywood set and the rest of us, so it’s especially refreshing when stars choose to share their familiarity with it. Ahead, 13 celebrities talk about their nose job experiences.
Envied for her perpetually youthful appearance, Aniston has shut down rumors about plastic surgery for years. However, in a 2007 interview with People magazine, she did admit to having a nose job for medical reasons. “I had a deviated septum fixed, best thing I ever did. I slept like a baby for the first time in years,” she said at the time.
Aniston’s Friends costar also had a nose job, though hers was done at the age of 16, long before her time in the spotlight. “The nose job was life-altering. I went from, in my mind, hideous to not hideous. I did it the summer before going to a new high school,” Kudrow told The Saturday Evening Post in 2013.
In a 2011 appearance on Late Show with David Letterman, Agron revealed she’d had a nose job after breaking her nose twice. The first time was during a high school party; the second time was years later, while filming Glee. “We had a day off, and I met up with some of my friends, and we were dancing. And again, there was another collision of sorts. I must be turning too quickly, people don’t see me coming or something, but it’s fixed now!” she told the late night host.
The actress doesn’t shy away from talking about plastic surgery. She spoke candidly about the topic in a 2016 Women’s Health article, revealing that she’d had a nose job and breast augmentation as well as injectable filler in her neck. “Years ago, I had my nose done. And my boobs: best thing I ever did. Recently, I had filler in a line in my neck I’ve had since I was 12. As much as you want to love your inner self… I’m sorry, you also want to look good. I don’t think you should do it for a man or anyone else, but if it makes you feel confident, that’s amazing,” she told the magazine.
In Banks’ 2018 book, Perfect Is Boring, she opened up about having a nose job early in her supermodel career. She then talked to People about the decision, emphasizing a need for women to stop judging one another. “I had bones in my nose that were growing and itching. 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,” she said in the interview. “Fix it or flaunt it: I think women should be able to do both,” she went on to say. “There is a boundary line, either you’re super-natural or you live at the plastic surgeon. It’s okay to hop back and forth over that line. We, as women, need to stop judging.”
Another celeb who had a nose job as a teenager, Michaels did so at 16, after years of having “a nose the size of a softball” and being bullied for her looks. The result made her feel more confident and changed her life, she said in an interview with People.
The grunge icon had a nose job while she was an aspiring actress in the mid-1980’s. “I was an actress in the ’80’s but, well, let’s just be real, I had a really big nose,” she said during a 2014 appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! “That schnoz was not taking me anywhere but radio,” she went on to say, adding that the surgery opened up new opportunities in her acting career and she doesn’t regret her decision in the least.
Tisdale says her 2007 rhinoplasty was needed, to fix a deviated septum, not for cosmetic reasons. “Growing up, I always knew I had a deviated septum on the right side of my nose, which caused trouble breathing,” Tisdale told People magazine at the time. “The older I got, the worse it got. I went to get it checked out, and the doctor told me the septum was 80% deviated and that I had two small fractures on my nose. I didn’t do this because I believe in plastic surgery. I did this to help my health.”
In the world of celebrity nose job before-and-afters, there’s probably none more dramatic than Grey’s. But the drastic change is exactly why the Dirty Dancing star has referred to it as “the nose job from hell.” “I went into the operating room a celebrity and came out anonymous. I’ll always be this once famous actress nobody recognizes because of a nose job,” said in a 2012 interview. She later underwent a second nose job, reportedly to correct problems caused by the first.
The amount or type of discomfort you experience the famously candid comic has spoken openly about liposuction and rhinoplasty, both of which she had done early in her Hollywood career. “I was told repeatedly, ‘You would be pretty if it weren’t for that nose. You’d work more if it weren’t for that nose. Hey, have you considered getting a nose job?’ You would think I had a nose the size of Texas. I was young and impressionable and I was told that enough that I started to believe it, so I got a nose job,” she told People in 2009.
Ashlee Simpson Ross
Despite the drastic change to her appearance, Simpson Ross has never admitted outright to having a nose job. Instead, she told Us Weekly, “As long as people have two eyes, you probably know the answer,” in response to rumors of a 2006 surgery. Her dad (and then manager), Joe Simpson, did spill the beans, however, telling Fox News in 2007, “…there was a real problem with her breathing, and that was cured.”
While the actress has spoken candidly about getting Botox, fillers, and laser treatments for cosmetic reasons, she has said her 2006 nose job was “purely medical.” A 2003 surfing incident, during which the star broke her nose for the fourth time, was the final impetus for her surgery. Prior to going under the knife, she told W Magazine: “I’m getting it fixed. I can’t take it. I can’t breathe at all. One side of my nose is totally shattered, my septum is basically like a train derailed.”
The Hills star famously underwent 10 different cosmetic procedures and surgeries on her face and body in one day, in 2009. This included, among other things, a nose job revision (her first was in 2007). At the time, the then 23-year-old Montag raved about her decision to People magazine, saying, “I’ve never felt more beautiful and sexier. I see an upgraded version of me. It’s a new face and a new energy.” But a decade later, she had a different take, telling Cosmopolitan, “I was way too young to make such a life-changing decision and was under so much pressure because it was the beginning of comment sections and negativity and hate on the internet. I don’t regret a lot of my enhancement, but plastic surgery isn’t something that should be glorified. Take it seriously.”