Looking at Jocelyn Wildenstein, Donatella Versace or Kenny Rogers, it’s easy to think that plastic surgery is a one-way ticket to destroying natural beauty and is to be avoided at all costs. However, some outcomes are absolutely stunning. Here are some examples of celebrity cosmetic surgery done right, whether or not the star will admit it.
Sarah Jessica Parker’s Rhinoplasty
As a young woman, Parker had an otherwise-attractive face and figure that was unfortunately saddled by an enormous nose. Although the actress denies having had work done, the results are obvious in thousands of side-by-side comparison shots. She should admit it and tell the world the name of her surgeon, because the outcome was stunning. Her nose still fits her face without overpowering it and also looks perfectly natural.
Brad Pitt’s Facelift
If a facelift is done too tightly, the result is simply harrowing. A proper facelift aims to firm the skin, not stretch it. A-list actor Brad Pitt seems to have had his face nipped and tucked very carefully in his late 40s. The skin beneath his chin was tightened up closer to his perfect jaw, and some of the lines in his forehead were deftly smoothed. While some of this work could possibly be a result of fillers or Botox, the overall fresh appearance he’s gained can likely be credited to a skilled and discreet surgeon.
Angelina Jolie’s Breast Reconstruction
This surgery was not about vanity. Jolie’s mother died from an aggressive, heritable form of breast cancer. When Jolie tested positive for the gene, she opted for a double mastectomy with implants and reconstruction immediately following. The award-winning actress has been very outspoken about her choices and surgeries. Her results are perfect for her frame and are near-identical to her natural breasts, which can serve as an inspiration to those battling cancer and hedging about whether or not to pursue reconstruction afterwards. While many breast implants will leave a woman with unnaturally high breasts or odd rippling at the top of the breasts, Angie’s seem to be just perfect for her.
Tom Cruise’s Teeth
By all accounts, Tom Cruise does not wear dentures or partials. How he went from a snaggletoothed teen in The Outsiders to a man with a near-perfect smile was a long process of straightening them and then having an entire mouth full of veneers applied. He is also missing his left front lateral tooth, which caused his teeth to shift into the empty space. Despite all these challenges, most people never even notice the extensive work he’s had done or the asymmetry in his smile.
Plenty of celebrities indulge in plastic surgery, and the results range from downright disfiguring to hardly noticeable. Often, the best surgical outcomes are gained when the patient doesn’t necessarily want to change much about their look. A small tuck or tweak here or there can work magic, while a heavy-handed procedure can leave the patient looking nothing like their former self.