Celebrity Nose Jobs: Better Than What Anyone Can Get?

Is a celebrity nose job going to be better because they're famous and can afford perfection?

Doctor Answers 61

Rhinoplasty result shouldn't depend on celebrity status

That is a terrific question.

It is true that a majority of movie and television personalities undergo cosmetic surgery at one time or another. There is a very good reason for this. Theirs is an industry that places the ultimate premium on the appearance of beauty and youth and, so, oftentimes a celebrity's 'marketability' or appropriateness for particular types of roles may depend on achieving or maintaining a certain look.

Professional reasons aside, most celebrities are just like you and me. That is, they have a desire to feel good about themselves and present themselves to the world in the best possible light. The only difference is, they actually present themselves to the world.

So, do celebrities get better rhinoplasties than other people? Not necessarily. The monetary investment you make does not always translate to the degree of happiness with your result. But, in general, surgeons having more experience and expertise in a particular procedure usually have a higher fee for that procedure. Celebrities, through their contacts, may have better access to knowledge about specific surgeons and who is best to see for specific concerns. But, even stellar surgeons can have an occasional result that falls short of expectations. And, we do know of celebrities going back for rhinoplasty revisions to correct these imperfections.

The important thing to understand is that everyday people can improve their chances for having the best possible result while staying within their budgets. Multiple financing options are available that can make the financial burden more acceptable. You should do your homework to narrow down your search for a surgeon. Make sure your potential surgeon has the appropriate credentials as a Facial Plastic Surgeon or general Plastic Surgeon.

Appropriate training and Board Certification is critical, but that is only an admission ticket to the complicated world of Rhinoplasty. The most important thing to look for in choosing your Rhinoplasty surgeon is to find one who is very experienced in Rhinoplasty, who is passionate about the procedure and about your hopes and aspirations, who gives you his time in an unpressured environment, who listens to what you want, who tells you the honest truth about what can or can’t be done, whose aesthetics you really like, who is open about potential negatives, and who shows you many examples of long-term results (over one year) that demonstrate lasting positive changes.

Your Rhinoplasty result really shouldn't depend on your celebrity status. Your surgeon should spend as much time as needed in the operating room to achieve your goals and get it right the first time. Whether you're a celebrity or not, your final outcome depends on so many factors, including your facial features, your skin type and thickness, your height, and your particular anatomy, among others. There is no 'cookie cutter' approach to a perfect nose. And, a great nose on one person might look silly on another. So, think of your nose achieving balance with your other features, rather than of perfection. If you take this approach, you're likely to find that you too can have a very satisfying Rhinoplasty experience.

Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 51 reviews

Celebrity Rhinoplasty

Absolutely not...just look at Michael Jackdon's nose or Lil Kim's. This is a common misconception about rhinoplasty.
A plastic surgeons skill is NOT related to celebrity status. This only has to do with the amount of money the plastic surgeon devotes to Public Relations. Good public relations can get you on the best TV shows and in the best magazines. It's another form of advertising and has nothing to do with skill. The general public associates a celebrity plastic surgeon with the "best surgeon".
To choose a rhinoplasty surgeon rely on the surgeons real skill and ability. Look at their websites for real results, speak to some of their patients and make an informed decision.
Do not rely on celebrity status. There are many celebrities with really bad results.

Oleh Slupchynskyj, MD, FACS
New York Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 272 reviews

Celebrities are people too!!

Celebrity rhinoplasty is a hot topic these days. The fans of these superstars are so used to the look of their idols that alterations can cause a lot of fan disappointment. The reality is that a rhinoplasty has no more chance of success on a celebrity's face than yours. They certainly can afford the expensive L.A. and Manhattan surgeons but that is no guarantee that their results will be perfect. Many of the so-called celebrity surgeons have great PR machines but really only average skill sets. If you are interested in getting a rhinoplasty, make sure you do your research and make sure you are happy with your surgeon. If they have enough experience and interest in rhinoplasty surgery, they will give you the best chance for a good outcome. They will probably be more affordable, in addition. Hope this helps. Dr. Shah

Manish H. Shah, MD, FACS
Denver Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 55 reviews

Celebrity rhinoplasty

Celebrities are getting rhinoplasties (or nose jobs) that do not differ a tremendous amount from the types of rhinoplasties being done on everyday people like you and me. The only reason you are hearing about it is because the person getting it (Ashley Tisdale, Ashlee Simpson, Jennifer Aniston, Cameron Diaz, etc) are in the limelight and empirically have well known, beautiful faces.

It is important to remember to do your research on your plastic surgeon or otolarygologist, and go to a doctor who is board certified in their specialty and does a large volume of the specific surgical procedure you are interested in having done. A well-done rhinoplasty is based upon anatomic principles that do not change from LA to New York to Texas, and a plastic surgeon who is proficient at them can make you look and feel like a star!

Jennifer L. Walden, MD
Austin Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 34 reviews

Celebrity rhinoplasty results can be more dramatic than anticipated

Recently, Ashley Tisdale, another celebrity underwent rhinoplasty, reportedly for a deviated septum and emerged a few weeks later to an onslaught of media critics and blogs questioning why she had messed with the characteristic that some believe made her special.

Reportedly some of her youngest fans could no longer recognize her. And it seems in Hollywood, where looks make or break careers, while almost everyone has had some plastic surgery, we are to believe that it is unheard of for an A-list star to own up to artificial enhancements. All of this brings back memories of Ms. Grey, the “Dirty Dancing” star whose rhinoplasty altered her face so much that she no longer was able to get acting jobs.

We at Profiles are not here to judge the results of her surgery, nor do we know the reasoning that went into her decision. What we do want to do is use this forum to better educate patients regarding the need to address your motivations for surgery and to explore the aesthetic results of surgery with your plastic surgeon before surgery.

The first point is motivation. Cosmetic facial plastic surgery should only be considered and done when patients want to do it for themselves. When the motivation is something like needing to be liked by others, pleasing a loved one or family member or trying to fix something else that is wrong with their lives, we believe the emotional consequences can make the whole recovery process much more difficult. So you want to make sure that you are the one who wants surgery, not your boyfriend/girlfriend, husband/ wife, or parent.

The next point is that rhinoplasty, probably more than any other procedure, can make you look different, which is a dual edged sword. When it is done correctly with a clear understanding of the patient’s goals, rhinoplasty is probably one of the most satisfying procedures for both patient and surgeon alike. On the other hand, a surgeon can be technically perfect, but if the end goal of what he achieves or seeks to achieve is not aesthetically pleasing, surgery will be considered a failure. Along these lines we firmly believe that it is critical to understand, that it is neither possible nor desirable to impose the same preconceived “ideal” nose on every patient.

And so, during our preoperative evaluations, we will listen extensively to you, as you voice your concerns not only with respect to what you want changed but also any identity-bound characteristics you want to have left in place. Rhinoplasty should not neutralize your face by robbing it of the individual characteristics or special familial characteristics that are unique to you. While some patients may wish to be rid of the “family nose”, you should still retain your unique individuality through the surgical process. In other words, exploration of your aesthetic is essential in planning your individualized surgery. SO make sure all these issues are discussed before surgery.

Peyman Solieman, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 3 reviews

Doc, you didn't operate on Michael Jackson; did you?

"Rhinoplasty is the most difficult of all facial cosmetic procedures" has been said by the greatest and most revered nasal surgeons (M.Eugene Tardy among them). Rhinoplastic surgeons should be artistic perfectionists for each patient that they have the privilege to operate upon.

Even in the hands of the most popular, skilled, and "expensive" surgeons, results cannot be guaranteed. If you are "famous and could afford perfection" it doesn't follow that your nose job/jobs will be "better." Just ask our most famous revision rhinoplasty patient in history, Mr. Jackson.

There are two types of "celebrity" nose job patients.

  • The first are those that have had a rhinoplasty before they ever became famous (one of the stars of "Friends").
  • The more dangerous and difficult celebrity patient to operate upon is one who has become famous, popular, and loved by the public prior to altering their nose.

Ashley Tisdale, a young teen star from the popular High School Musical, unveiled her new nose a few months ago in New York City during a holiday performance. According to reports, she had difficulty breathing through her nose, visited another Ashley’s (Simpson) surgeon, and underwent the procedure to correct her breathing. "Oh, by the way, while you're in there, can you straighten out my nose and take off that bump from when my nose was broken?"

"Hope that she didn't 'Jennifer Grey' her career with that nose job," is what I've heard from some Hollywood agents and actresses.

The key to any facial plastic surgery is that it should look natural, nearly undetectable, particularly the nose. A beautiful nose blends in with the rest of the face so that it is not the center of attention, allowing attention rather to be focused on the eyes. Some ethnic and celebrity noses have the potential to change the entire look of the face when they undergo rhinoplasty. After a rhinoplasty, it should not be necessary for the patient to have to greet friends, family, and acquaintances with “Hi, I'm (fill in the blank with the name of the nose job patient)".

I empathize with Ashley and her surgeon (a world-class rhinoplastic surgeon), as they are being scrutinized under the world media magnifying glass. It takes about 6-12 months for the nose to settle as it heals. I'm sure that she will end up with an excellent result, a great career, and will be able to breathe well through her newly reconstructed nose.

Michael A. Persky, MD
Encino Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 36 reviews

Celebrity nose jobs

We have been reviewing the celebrity pictures before and after their rhinoplasties in our clinic. While some seem to have had an excellent job, some are less than stellar. Money can't buy you class, and sometimes it cannot buy you a good nose job either!

There are some fantastic rhinoplasty surgeons in Beverly Hills, and there are some fantastic rhinoplasty surgeons in other places. The most expensive surgeon is not necessarily the best one. As a patient, you should always do your homework, consult with several board certified surgeons, interview them, review their before and after photos, and discuss your particular situation with the help of simulated computer imaging.

Stella Desyatnikova, MD
Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 18 reviews

Celebrity Rhinoplasties and the Surgeons that do them.

Great question.  Let me break down the question further into some other related questions:

Does a celebrity get a better rhinoplasty result becusae they are a celebrity?  No.

Does a celebrity get a better rhinoplasty result becuase they have more money to spend and can pay MORE to get a good result?  No.  Any ethical physican would not do a better or worse job becuase of the amount paid.   However, there is no doubt that more experienced rhinoplasty surgeons will charge more for their services.

Are Surgeons who are known to operate on a lot of celebrities better than the other surgeons? No.  While the results of the celebrity plastic  surgeon are more readily visible to the general public, they are no more visible these days then a surgeon's portfloio of before and after photos available to you on their website. 

Great question.  I hope I added insight into other related questions. 


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Philip J. Miller, MD, FACS
New York Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 80 reviews

Everyone is a celebrity for Rhinoplasty

The celebrities that have seen the spot light have had good and bad nose work done. In my practice I give everyone the same focus and attention they deserve. We have all seen bad results and some really good ones. Sometimes it is simply a miscommunication between the patient and surgeon about what the goals are and how realistic the outcomes can be. Some doctors may give in to outrageous celebrity requests and not recognize the pressures and influence of their careers on decisions they make regarding surgery.

Therefore, whether you are a celebrity or not, an ethical surgeon should know who and who NOT to operate on. Once the decision is made...proper communication, an experienced and caring surgeon, and realistic expectations should produce great and natural results for everyone!

Ashkan Ghavami, MD
Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
4.1 out of 5 stars 105 reviews

Do Celebrities Get Better Care

Great question and as you can see lots of doctors have opinions about this.  It should not matter who you are or how much you pay, a surgeon should always do his or her best.  That being said all surgeons are not created equally and that will be obvious by their training, work and reviews.  So it is not unreasonable that the better surgeons will charge more and hence deliver better results.  Its less about being famous and more about doing your homework and really finding someone who loves rhinoplasty and will take the time needed to get reproducible great results.  Dont be surprised if they charge more.  You sorta get what you pay for

Rady Rahban, MD
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 116 reviews

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