Catherine Zeta Jones Before the Nose Job

Submitted by Meg Wilson on January 26, 2011 - 10:49.

Below is a video showing a young Catherine Zeta-Jones at age 20 (in 1990). It was her first acting gig, a commercial for a German bank. In the ad she dumps her fiancé for another guy. Later that year she got her first real acting role in a British TV drama. It does look as though she may have gotten a nose job early in her career based on the before and after photos shown here.

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Jillian Michaels Nose Job

Submitted by Meg Wilson on August 7, 2010 - 13:11.

Jillian Michaels is now famous for her fit body as a trainer on 'The Biggest Loser'. But she has just told Parade magazine that she used to be a very overweight teenager (weighing 175 pounds) at 5'2 and that she had an oversized nose and decided on rhinoplasty in her teen years. She says her mother's decision to enroll her in martial arts classes in grade nine is what changed her life around.

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A Nose Job for Alexa Rae Joel

Submitted by Meg Wilson on April 30, 2010 - 10:56.

Here are before and after nose job photos of Alexa Ray Joel, age 24. She's told People Magazine that her nose 'always bothered her a bit'.

A Nose Job Without Surgery

Submitted by Meg Wilson on January 11, 2010 - 10:58.

A cosmetic surgeon in Los Angeles, Dr. Alexander Rivkin, is promoting the "non surgical nose job" as an alternative to rhinoplasty. He uses a permanent filler called Artefill to shape the nose without surgery. If his clients first want to try a less permanent filler such as Restylane or Juvederm, this allows for 'a test drive' as the nose will soon return to its original shape.

The non surgical nose job costs about $2,000, takes about 30 minutes and doesn't require any recovery time.

Check out the before and after photos on his website.

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Celebrity Nose Jobs

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Submitted by Adriana Rae on September 27, 2009 - 14:47.

Here's a video showing before and after photos of many celebs who've had a nose job.

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Rhinoplasty - A Monty Python Sketch

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Submitted by Adriana Rae on August 3, 2009 - 09:47.

Here's a Monty Python sketch about a rhinoplasty consultation.

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Swelling After Rhinoplasty

Submitted by Meg Wilson on July 23, 2009 - 07:00.

How long does it take to heal after a rhinoplasty?

According to the surgeons at Profiles Beverly Hills, no one but you might notice any swelling within two or three weeks of your nose job.

But, it really does take time for the skin to shrink down and wrap around the new structure underneath. For those with thin skin, this may largely happen within a couple of months. For some with very thick skin, revision patients, or if your nose was reduced significantly in size, it can sometimes take even more than a year. So, there is some individual variation in healing based on your skin type, healing characteristics, degree of previous nasal injury, and the type and amount of work done during your procedure.

Check out the larger photos and a more detailed explanation at the Beverly Hills Plastic Surgery blog

Also see some differing opinions in the comments about How Long Does the Swelling Last?

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Virtual Nose Jobs

Submitted by Meg Wilson on July 16, 2009 - 07:55.

FaceTouchUp.com has created a free online virtual plastic surgery application. You can go to their site, upload your picture and try altering your nose to see what you might look like after rhinoplasty.

Check out their video demo below;

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A Nose Job for Haylie Duff

Submitted by Meg Wilson on May 23, 2009 - 15:23.

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Rhinoplasty - Before and After Photos

Submitted by Meg Wilson on April 28, 2009 - 08:28.

See the video below for some before and after photos of a woman who underwent a rhinoplasty operation as well as TCA Peel. The TCA peel has evened out this woman's skin pigmentation, the results of excessive sun exposure have been erased.

The rhinoplasty and TCA peel were performed by Dr. Neal Handel. The after photos shown here are taken three months after the procedures.

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Deciding on the Nose Job

Submitted by Meg Wilson on February 10, 2009 - 16:56.

Bridget is getting a nose job soon and she would like some comments about what kind of nose shape people think would suit her best.

She writes,

I have an extremely deviated septum and Dr. Driscoll is going to be correcting that for me as well as give me a little nose job in the process.

Here is an awesome website that will let you change your looks. Here is my picture. Have at it. Send it to me when you're done at bridget@mix947.com

This is for forever! I have some anxiety about it but I've always wanted to get this done and NOW is my chance! I am just so undecided. Will you help pleeeeease? If they aren't ridiculous, then I will post them here on my blog! Thanks!

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Celebrity Noses - Before and After

Submitted by Meg Wilson on February 10, 2009 - 10:11.

The Glamourous Life website has put together these before and after celebrity nose pictures.

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A Wide Nose Story

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Submitted by Adriana Rae on September 30, 2008 - 05:35.

Elizabeth says she has a wide nose and was considering a rhinoplasty but after consulting with a plastic surgeon she changed her mind. Read her story here.

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Help Rachel Get a Nose Job

Submitted by Meg Wilson on August 7, 2008 - 10:21.

Racehl wants a rhinoplasty and has felt this way for several years. She says her side profile is embarrassing.

She cannot afford plastic surgery and says the nose job would cost about $8,500. She's not working now; she's a graduate student. She feels the rhinoplasty would give her more self-confidence and although she never thought she would ask others for money she feels desperate so she has joined a site called My-Donation where she has put out her request for people to consider contributing to her rhinoplasty fund via PayPal.

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Celebrity Noses in the 40's and 50's

Submitted by Meg Wilson on July 26, 2008 - 09:30.

In her book Cleopatra's NoseJudith Thurman writes 39 stories about the quest for beauty of one form or another (be it literature, photography, fashion etc.).

One chapter is about the famous photographer of the 1950's - Avedon - and here he mentions that all the most famous models of the day have noses. "Notice they all have noses. The heroic age of the nose has since ended."

Avedon worked with the famous models (see photos) listed below.

Barbara Mullen
China Machado
Audrey Hepburn
Suzy Parker
Dorian Leigh

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Miss Universe 2008 is from Venezuela

Submitted by Meg Wilson on July 14, 2008 - 10:57.

Dayana Mendoza of Venezuela was crowned Miss Universe 2008 last night in Vietnam. See lots of photos of her in the video below.

Mendoza, age 22, wants to become an interior designer. The crown was passed over to her by last years winner from Japan, Riyo Mori, Miss Universe 2007.

Some people are quite sure that Mendoza had a nose job. See a before and after photo of Dayana Mendoza's nose here.

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Plastic Surgery in Beverly Hills

Submitted by Meg Wilson on May 25, 2008 - 19:21.

Today we are interviewing two plastic surgeons who are partners in a plastic surgery clinic in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles. Dr. Jason Litner and Dr. Peyman Solieman are dedicated and board certified surgeons who specialize in facial plastic surgery and especially in rhinoplasty.

CM: Beverly Hills is probably the number one spot in the world for plastic surgeries per capita and for a famous and wealthy client list. Can you give us the inside scoop on what it's like to be a plastic surgeon in Beverly Hills?

Litner/Solieman: Have you seen the show Nip/Tuck? It's just like that but with even more beautiful women!

Got your attention?

The truth is that plastic surgery here is like nowhere else in the world. Whether our patients are famous or not, they are well-informed, beauty-oriented, and want to know which famous person we operated on recently... even though they know we can't say.

Most have heard all about (and think they want) the procedure of the moment, and because there are so many 'beauty doctors' in the area, they can generally find someone to do anything for them, whether it works or not. As a result, we probably get more unfortunate situations like the recent silicone injection disasters than other places do.

It is true that having famous patients can be a little tricky. While most of us try to get natural results because we know our patients and our work may end up in the public eye, we are always surprised when we see the number of proudly-overdone people at the parties we go to. And you can imagine what happens when people find out you're a plastic surgeon...

And, yes, plastic surgery is more than a little commercial here; heck, where else in the world are some of the surgeons as famous as the "celebrities" they operate on?

All in all, we can't think of a more fun and exciting place to be doing what we love.

CM: Why did you decide to specialize in rhinoplasty?

Litner/Solieman: For us rhinoplasty is a passion. The strange thing is that many plastic surgeons avoid this procedure because of its complexity; most will tell you that it is the most difficult cosmetic surgery to perform. Yet both of us were distinctly drawn to this procedure early on.

It's an amazing procedure- extremely delicate and nuanced, here the difference of a few millimeters can literally be the difference between a great and a catastrophic result.

The anatomy is complex and our work is always on display. Your nose is the central defining feature of your face, but a good nose is balanced and normally goes unnoticed. When it is not in harmony with other facial features, it can stick out like a sore thumb. So as crazy as it may sound, our best compliments are when people say that no one noticed; the change is so natural that people cannot picture you looking any different.

But most importantly, we love the dynamic we have with our patients who want rhinoplasty. For many, it has been a life-long source of anxiety and discomfort. You may remember that awkward 16 year-old you sat next to in high school, who never seemed to feel right sitting next to you. Somehow, something changed over the summer, you might have thought he or she just grew into his or her face, but all of a sudden they were smiling and had a new girlfriend/ boyfriend. It's an amazing feeling to be able to do that for people.

So for us, rhinoplasty is the ultimate challenge. We can literally spend 4 or 5 hours completely rebuilding a nose and, yet, the time flies. And the thing is, as we plan the surgery we have to think about everything from our patients' facial features, their ethnicity, their height, their goals, to whether we can use their anatomy to meet the challenge. But the work's not over because, while doing the surgery, we have to see what we really find, how each move affects the whole dynamic, and what the anatomy tells us about how to make the result last long-term. So we have to constantly learn more and adjust to make sure we give our patients exactly what they have been hoping for.

And that's why we love rhinoplasty. We could go on...

CM: So you think it's fine for teenagers to have plastic surgery?

Litner/Solieman: ... [Re] your question about plastic surgery in teenagers, we think it's procedure, patient, and development dependent.

There was a lot of news recently after the tragic death of an 18 year old girl who had complications arising from anesthesia while having breast implant surgery. Truth is we don't do that kind of work and it does not make a lot of sense to us, as many women continue to develop into their early 20s.

However, we are often asked to perform rhinoplasty in young adolescents.

Nasal surgery on children has long been a focus of discussion in the medical literature. In general, we think that discussion regarding nasal surgery in children has to be divided between functional surgery and cosmetic rhinoplasty.

When dealing with children with functional breathing problems, surgery such as septoplasty can be done as early as necessary in order to restore nasal function and to prevent the consequences that may arise due to misplaced anatomic structures. In these patients, extra care must be taken
to preserve as many structural supports and as much septal continuity as possible in order to insure normal nasal growth.

But your question probably relates more to pure cosmetic rhinoplasty. When considering cosmetic surgery of the nose, we generally believe surgery should be delayed until the nose is fully grown. This commonly means rhinoplasty can be done on girls when they have had their period for at least 2 years and in boys when they are at least 14 years old. Another good indicator of nasal growth is the patients’ height compared to their parents. If the patient is as tall as their tallest parent, then they are probably finished growing and so has their nose. Exceptions for younger children are made for those patients who have a significant anatomic deformity and a very strong desire for surgery to correct it.

The problem with operating on patients earlier than these target ages is that the nose may continue to grow in an unpredictable fashion. So, despite creating a balanced nose after the rhinoplasty, the continued nasal growth can distort the proportions that were created.

Finally and perhaps more important than the physical maturity, we also believe that all our adolescent patients must have the emotional maturity to deal with their surgery. It is very important that the patient himself/herself is interested in having the surgery and that it is not only being done because the parent wants surgery.

With all of this said, we believe that the psychological benefit that rhinoplasty can afford during puberty, a very critical time in emotional development, is significant and should be considered for the right patients. So, though care must be taken, in the appropriate patient some cosmetic surgery can make an enormous difference. Take the example of the kid we were talking about in the last note on rhinoplasty.

CM: Thanks very much for your time.

This completes Part 1 of our interview. Please look for two more juicier questions (as to how worry and anger may cause the face to age differently), in Part 2 to be posted here in June.

Check out the interesting Rhinoplasty in Beverly Hills blog here.

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The Aging Nose

Submitted by Meg Wilson on May 9, 2008 - 08:13.

Unfortunately not even the nose is immune to aging. As we get older, the nose tends to droop; the dorsum begins to appear convex with a droopy tip.

Not everyone will experience this to the same degree but see an interesting discussion of the aging nose at the Rhinoplasty Surgery Blog.

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Long Nose Beauty

Submitted by Meg Wilson on April 28, 2008 - 07:51.

Georgina Stojiljkovic, age 18, is new to modeling in the Big Apple and this Numero 93 May 2008 issue is her first cover shoot.

She's extraordinarily beautiful, perhaps largely due to the long nose.

Some people disagree. One reader at the Fashion Spot says "i always think of dark haired lemon eating paris hilton when i see her".

See a brief interview with Georgina at V Magazine.

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How to Make Your Nose Slimmer with Makeup

Submitted by Meg Wilson on April 10, 2008 - 10:07.

In this short video, celebrity make-up artist Eve Pearl shows us how to apply makeup that will make our nose look slimmer.

Pearl has written a book called Plastic Surgery Without the Surgery: The Miracle of Makeup Techniques.She's won 5 Emmy's for her makeup expertise.

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After the Nose Surgery

Submitted by Meg Wilson on April 7, 2008 - 07:34.

Britni, age 20, has wanted work done on her nose for a few years and last month she got her wish. She's started a blog journal to write about the operation and the healing process. The photo you see here is from before her surgery. She's got lots of 'after photos' up now and it's been less than two weeks since her surgery. Check out her Plastic Surgery Journal here.

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Plastic Surgery for Ashley Dupre?

Submitted by Meg Wilson on March 27, 2008 - 09:52.

Did Ashley Dupre get a nose job and breast implants before becoming famous as the hooker employed by Eliot Spitzer?

MakeMeHeal.com believes she had both operations. They say her nose is much smaller now and free of bumps. "The bridge is perfectly arched, and has the round, yet slightly upturned appearance classically associated with a nose job."

They also think she has C-cup size breast implants. And note the Latin tattoo on her belly.

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Did Amy Winehouse Get a Nose Job?

Submitted by Meg Wilson on March 11, 2008 - 09:58.

A reader wrote us saying she's convinced Amy Winehouse has had a nose job recently and is amazed that no one has noticed. She says;

i write from germany,
i've noticed that amy winehouse had a nose job, and i'm really surprised that no one in the world noticed that except me !!!!!!-very very good rhinoplasty, look at her nasal profile now (tip,bridge), then the tip, nostril lenght, bigger eyes.

Thanks for the tip! We tried to find some similar profile pictures that would definitely show some contrast for the before and after. It seems very likely she got a nose job, but quite a while ago. If anyone's got links to better photos that seem to confirm a rhinoplasty please let us know.

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Before the Nose Job

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Submitted by Meg Wilson on February 25, 2008 - 04:19.

Janelle has decided to go forward with a nose job. Her surgery was just 12 hours away when she recorded this "before rhinoplasty" video with her friend. Together they will be documenting the recovery and the longer-term results of the nose job. We'll post updates here when they're available.

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Jordan Gets a New Nose and Teeth

Submitted by Meg Wilson on February 5, 2008 - 11:47.

It's been a month since Jordan got back to the U.K. after having breast surgery reduction in California. She had her breast size reduced from FF to D. But only now is she letting people know that this wasn't the only cosmetic surgery she had while there. She's now admitting she also had a rhinoplasty operation which completely changed the shape of her nose.

And she's got a whole set of new teeth, having also spent 25,000 British pounds on a flashy new set of veneers while in California.
See the Jordan nose and teeth story here.

Update: Jordan says her teeth have been filed down so much for the last set of veneers that she has been in constant excruciating pain for the past six weeks. She needs to go and get this fixed. She also says her breasts are still too big, and as a result of the 'size reduction' surgery they are sagging with excess skin and she will have to get this fixed. Jordan wishes she never had this surgery. She doesn't recommend others do it. She says she will stop now. At the age of 29, she says "I don't want to look 18 when I'm 60."