15 Then & Now Photos of Celebrities Rumored to Have Gotten Plastic Surgery

Maressa Brown | Jan 17, 2018 Celebrities
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These days, people don't have to be celebrities to be conscious of their image. After all, even average Joes and Janes feel the need to look good for selfies. Thankfully, most non-famous people also have the help of a variety of filters -- and the option to snap and share photos or not. Celebrities, on the other hand, find themselves in front of TV or film cameras and paparazzi pretty much constantly. So, it's really no wonder that many of them have gone under the knife.

Or have gotten a variety of other cosmetic procedures.

It's also no wonder that so many deny -- or at least, do not outright admit -- having gotten work done, whether we're talking a little bit of Botox, fillers, lip injections, breast or butt implants, liposuction, a face lift, or the works! After all, Hollywood is all about creating illusions. Sure, plenty of stars have owned up to their decision to have plastic surgery, but others obviously feel it is their own business and have no problem keeping people buzzing. ("Did she or didn't she?") 

Really, given the outrageous, unrealistic beauty standards that we and celebrities especially are held to, can anyone really blame them for staying tight-lipped on the topic ... whether they've had a tummy tuck or the occasional injectable? 

Here, 15 celebrities who've been accused of having plastic surgery -- but have either remained mum on the topic or denied it outright.

  • Kendall Jenner Before

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    For the longest time, the model was considered the only KarJenner sister to avoid cosmetic procedures. Well, at least obvious ones. And back in 2012, she was just a fresh-faced teen!

  • Kendall Jenner "After"

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    These days, Kendall is clearly more grown-up. But she also stepped out at the 2018 Golden Globe Awards sporting what appear to be, well, new lips. Twitter was filled with tongue-wagging that the 22-year-old had finally bitten the bullet and gotten lip injections.

  • Megan Fox Before

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    Back in 2004, Megan Fox was just 18 years old -- and fairly unrecognizable compared to the mom of three and actress we know today.

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  • Megan Fox "After"

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    Fast-forward to her more recent, more famous days, and Fox has been accused of various procedures -- such as breast implants, a nose job, and even fillers in her lips and face.

  • Kate Bosworth Before

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    In 2004, 21-year-old Kate Bosworth starred in Win a Date With Ted Hamilton (OMG, flashback) and Beyond the Sea.

  • Kate Bosworth "After"

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    These days, the actress certainly looks different than she did 10+ years ago, and some say that's in part due to work on Bosworth's lip, nose, and breasts.

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  • Khloe Kardashian Before

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    Just like the rest of her family, Khloe Kardashian looked very different when she first had the spotlight shone on her big-time, thanks to the premiere of Keeping Up with the Kardashians

  • Khloe Kardashian "After"

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    Forget the fact that she's gone blonde! Khloe has shown off a frequently evolving look on the red carpet for years. The reality star has been accused of getting Botox, fillers, a chin implant, and liposuction. 

    She previously expressed her support for getting work done, telling Cosmopolitan, "I think people should get plastic surgery or fillers or lasers or whatever if they want it -- that should be your own personal decision." She also denied and then admitted to getting fillers, but hasn't discussed other treatments.

  • Kim Kardashian Before

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    In 2008, when Keeping Up with the Kardashians was a brand-new show on E! and the 2003 sex tape that Kim made with Ray J was fresh in everyone's minds, 27-year-old Kim had a noticeably different look than she does these days.

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  • Kim Kardashian "After"

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    The soon-to-be mom of three is rumored to have had a significant amount and wide variety of work done, which she hasn't discussed. Radar Online summed it up in one pretty jaw-dropping GIF that shows Kim's transformation over the course of a decade.

  • Blake Lively Before

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    Back in 2007, Gossip Girl star and Sister of the Traveling Pants alum Blake Lively was of course completely gorgeous, but also a long way off from becoming the superstar celeb mom we know and love today.

  • Blake Lively "After"

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    Rumor has it Lively had a nose job at some point. "Before, she had a wider and flatter nose, but now there’s a slimmed, pointed, and elegant nose that could only have been achieved through a nose job (rhinoplasty)," plastic surgeon Hugh McLean, MD, writes on his website. "Because the nose job was nicely done, it perfectly matches her flat face and [complements] her already striking looks."

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  • Kylie Jenner Before

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    Though 2012 wasn't really that long ago, it feels like eons ago that Kylie Jenner was just a 15-year-old -- the baby of the whole KarJenner crew. 

  • Kylie Jenner "After"

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    More recent photos of the star have led fans to believe that she has most definitely had work done to her lips. (She admitted to "temporary" injections, but jury's out on a more permanent procedure she may have had.) Other cosmetic work is of course always the subject of debate, too. 

  • Lindsay Lohan Before

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    2005 was just one year after Mean Girls' theatrical debut, and former child star Lindsay Lohan looked, well, like she did when she played protagonist Cady Heron.

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  • Lindsay Lohan "After"

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    Fast-forward all these years, and sure, Lohan has grown up quite a bit, but it's hard to deny she opted to get plastic surgery -- perhaps on an ongoing basis. While it's unclear exactly what she's had done, the often troubled star has been called unrecognizable in some reports. 

  • Renee Zellweger Before

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    Renee Zellweger has been endearing herself to audiences since the '90s (how could you forget her performances in Jerry Maguire -- or even Empire Records?). This shot from 2004 was taken around the time she starred in Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason.

  • Renee Zellweger "After"

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    Over the years, Zellweger has been accused of having cosmetic procedures, primarily to her face. In 2014, people lost their damn minds when Zellweger attended the Elle Women in Hollywood Awards looking "unrecognizable." One camp argued she was simply aging, while another argued that she most definitely had work done around her eyes. 

    In 2016, Zellweger wrote an op-ed in The Hollywood Reporter, stating, "Not that it’s anyone’s business, but I did not make a decision to alter my face and have surgery on my eyes. This fact is of no true import to anyone at all."

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  • Kourtney Kardashian Before

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    Like Kim, Khloe, Kendall, and Kylie, eldest Kardashian sister Kourtney's look has evolved since she first hit the reality show scene more than a decade ago.

  • Kourtney Kardashian "After"

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    The mom of three is rumored to have undergone a full-on transformation over the years. She once admitted to getting breast implants in college, but hasn't given credence to chatter about any other work. 

  • Gwen Stefani Before

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    Back in 2001, Gwen Stefani was an established pop star, having been the frontwoman of No Doubt for years.

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  • Gwen Stefani "After"

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    Over the years, the mom of three and Voice judge has been accused of undergoing various procedures. Stefani may have had an upper eyelid lift, nose job, and Botox, according to plastic surgeon Anthony Youn, who spoke to Radar. "Her forehead is also exceedingly smooth for a woman her age, possibly due to injections of Botox. I also suspect that her perfect skin could be the result of some well-performed chemical peels. It also appears that her nose has been thinned at one time."

  • Kristin Cavallari Before

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    Fans of Laguna Beach and The Hills know that mom-of-three Kristin Cavallari's roots lie in the MTV reality series. Here's what she looked like back in 2008.

  • Kristin Cavallari "After"

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    Fast-forward to now, and the fashion entrepreneur has incurred her fair share of plastic surgery buzz. Gossipmongers say that she may have had a nose job

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  • Selena Gomez Before

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    Back in 2012, Selena Gomez was doin' her thing, singing, acting, dating Justin Bieber... 

  • Selena Gomez "After"

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    These days, Gomez is still singing, acting, and dating Justin Bieber (again!). But some say her look isn't quite the same. The 25-year-old multi-hyphenate has been accused of getting lip fillers and having rhinoplasty.

  • Ciara Before

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    Ciara's star originally skyrocketed in 2004, thanks to her first studio album Goodies. Here she is back in 2009 at 24 years old.

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  • Ciara "After"

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    Now a mom of two, the singer looks as stunning as ever. That said, tongues have wagged over the years that Ciara had breast implants and a nose job

  • Ariana Grande Before

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    Ariana Grande was just a baby -- well, 13, but still! -- when she first caught the world's attention with her singing and acting talent in 2008. Here she is already several years into her career in 2013.

  • Ariana Grande "After"

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    By 2016, she was looking noticeably more sophisticated -- and had become the target of cosmetic procedure buzz. Some have guessed that the star had a forehead lift, rhinoplasty, and potentially Restylane lip injections.

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