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Celebrity Plastic Surgery; The Best and the Worst

Updated on July 14, 2016
Donatella Versace
Donatella Versace
Bristol Palin before
Bristol Palin before
Bristol Palin after
Bristol Palin after
Marilyn Monroe
Marilyn Monroe
Angelina Jolie
Angelina Jolie
Tori Spelling
Tori Spelling

Plastic Surgery is Still Taboo in Hollywood

There are very few celebrities in modern times who have never had any plastic surgery. Movie stars depend on their looks and are often preoccupied with their own appearances due to being sharply judged by fans and casting directors. The constant scrutiny makes celebrities two times more aware of their imperfections than the average person is of their own less desirable features. Imagine seeing oneself on the big screen with the larger than life hump on the nose, or road map of wrinkles magnified to an unbearable size. Fortunately for celebrities they have the resources to pay a skilled surgeon to fix their worst characteristics and even create new, and very admirable features.

Although plastic surgery is more accepted and talked about much more in modern times than it was in Hollywood's heyday, it is still a subject that arouses jealousy, cruel remarks and the same general negative connotations that kept the early Hollywood stars silent about their trips to the plastic surgeon. Plastic surgery is a hot topic but in many ways it is still taboo. Recall Bristol Palin's total overhaul and the fact that she only admitted to having necessary jaw surgery that resulted in changing the appearance of her jaw as a bonus. Is Bristol alone in her desire to keep her vanity a secret? Absolutely not! One must take into consideration that because Hollywood is notoriously liberal, Bristol Palin was harassed for having a conservative mom, Sarah Palin. She was called fat, and pug faced by the liberal media un-mercilessly until the 20 year old felt desperate enough to "fix" what the media was attacking her for. Once she felt that she looked more Hollywood acceptable she realized that she was in for an another attack for being vain.

While the public loves to fawn all over stars who have perfect looks they are quick to judge stars who make their trips to the surgeon known.

Heidi Montag Is a perfect example of good plastic surgery. While cute to begin with she did not possess any real classic features. Heidi had her brows lifted, breast implants, liposuction, jaw reshaping, cheek implants, nose reshaping and numerous other procedures to turn her cute, girl next door looks into classic beauty.

The result was an exquisite face with a rather animated and plastic, barbie doll figure. Heidi was upfront and honest about what she had done and was widely criticized for having so many procedures done. Heidi was stunned by the negative press but still remains an example of great plastic surgery.

Bristol Palin After Surgery

Bristol's Plastic Surgery; Good or Bad?

In judging whether or not Bristol has had good or bad surgery, it can be somewhere in the middle just because of the fact that Bristol was a naturally beautiful girl who bore a resemblance to her stunning mother, Sarah Palin. Bristol had a cherub face with structure that was similar to classic movie stars such as Ann Blyth,or Gene Tierney. Her jaw was small yet defined with adequate chin projection. She shocked everyone when she suddenly turned up with a face that was almost the opposite in structure. Is it a better shape? Well, in this case its a matter of opinion. There are some things that she had done that automatically made her look better such as facial liposuction.

But it seems as though had she simply lost weight or just had the liposuction she would have improved her looks, instead of going for the total overhaul that definitely makes her look different but not necessarily better.

Bristol was just too young and vulnerable to be put through the relentless political attacks that Hollywood and the liberal media so heartlessly dish out.


Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn's Good Plastic Surgery

Marilyn Monroe was thinking outside the box in the 1940s when she began seeking out a surgeon to rework her nose and chin. Although cute, she knew that if she wanted to become a mega star she needed more refined features. While plastic surgery certainly existed long before the 1940s, it was not something that many movie stars were willing to fool with, certainly not the young in hopes of creating new features, but rather, the aging stars who were desperately trying to hold onto their matinee idol looks.

Marilyn knew that she needed to take the plunge if she were going to swim with the big fish, and although many like to look upon Marilyn as a lost and naive girl, she was very much a woman on a mission who was willing to do whatever it took to get what she wanted. Marilyn had beautiful surgery.

Her nose job was unlike the tweeked jobs we see so often these days. Had it not been for the numerous photos of her original nose one would never guess that her nose had been reworked. The chin is a cartilage implant. A more invasive way of enhancing the chin that what is commonly done these days with silicone chin implants. The overall look of Marilyn Monroe is better balance and symmetry without the obvious plastic effect that we associate with bad plastic surgery.

Marilyn's dream of a more attractive face and mega stardom came true, the rest of her life plans were to tragically against her.

Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie; Good Plastic Surgery

While many may criticize Angelina because she looked pretty to begin with. Her nit picking has boosted her career and greatly improved her appearance. Her round and receding chin has been expertly built up and brought forward while her pug nose has been slenderized. These are the two most significant surgeries she has had; couple that will numerous laser treatments for the skin, a lateral brow lift, fillers and botox and we have a woman who not only looks good for her age and can certainly maintain box office appeal for years to come but she even looks significantly better than she did when she was in her 20s. That's great surgery.

Her surgery simply gives her face a classic elegance that it did not originally have and she does not look strange or "plastic" in any way. Had she neglected to have plastic surgery her career would more than likely gone in the same direction that Marilyn Monroe's would have had she not taken the steps to make herself stand out.

Tori Spelling and Bad Plastic Surger

Money Can't Buy Everything

Tori had her first nose job while still a teenager and before starring in Beverly Hills 90210. The results were far from ideal, but her youth and slender frame carried it off. Unfortunately, Tori has had a string of bad surgeries ever since that bad nose job. It appears that she had more surgery to correct her lopsided, collapsed schnoz, and the follow up surgeries did not quite correct the problem. She has also has several sets of breast implants that look as out of place on her tiny frame as her tiny nose looks against her large facial features.

When undergoing the knife it is a combination of seeking out a skilled surgeon and plain old fashioned luck. Tori is proof that money cannot guarantee good surgery.

Jocelyn Wildenstein
Jocelyn Wildenstein
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Mickey Rourke
Pete Burns
Pete Burns
Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson
La Toya Jackson
La Toya Jackson
Dolly Parton
Dolly Parton
Heather Locklear
Heather Locklear

Are Stars Better Looking These Days?

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