Some Hollywood stars strive for the perfect look or an anti-aging cure so much that they dive into plastic surgery at a very young age. That idea of perfection leads some celebrities to go under the knife before the age of 30.
From Jennifer Grey’s nose job that made her unrecognizable at the age of 27 to Jamie Lee Curtis getting an “eye job,” here are some stars who got cosmetic surgery before they hit 30.
Victoria Beckham Went Under The Knife At The Age Of 18
Victoria Beckham, aka Posh Spice, has always been open about her insecurities as a young woman. Those insecurities led her to a plastic surgeon, and at the age of 18, Beckham went under the life for the first time, opting to get breast implants.
Years later, though, she wrote a letter to her younger self, telling her that she should flaunt what she’s got and leave her body alone. In the published letter, Beckham wrote, “And I should probably say, don’t mess with your [chest]. All those years, I denied it – stupid. A sign of insecurity. Just celebrate what you’ve got.”
Jennifer Grey Got A Nose Job At 27
Dirty Dancing star Jennifer Grey got a nose job at the age of 27. Unfortunately for the actress, once she healed from the procedure, she was virtually unrecognizable, and no one wanted to hire her. Grey was the type of actress whose nose was her distinctive feature; it made her stand out.
During an interview with Mirror, Grey talked about the infamous 1989 nose job. She said, “I went into the operating room a celebrity and came out anonymous. I’ll always be this once-famous actress nobody recognises because of a nose job.”
Kaley Cuoco Had A Nose Job At The Age Of 18
When it comes to body image, growing up, and working out, Big Bang Theory star Kaley Cuoco is very transparent. Recently, she’s admitted to getting work done at a very young age, namely a nose job when she was only 18 years old. Cuoco has also had her chest done and also had a filler put into a line in her neck she’s had since 12.
But for the actress, cosmetic surgery is all about making herself feel better. During an interview with Women’s Health, she said, “I don’t think you should do it for a man or anyone else. But if it makes you feel confident, that’s amazing.”
Chrissy Teigen Had Work Done On Her Chest At 20
Starting in the entertainment industry as a swimsuit model, Chrissy Teigen did something many young people starting in Hollywood contemplate — chest implants. The television personality had the surgery when she was only 20-years-old! But she has since decided to go under the knife once again.
This time, Teigen decided to get the implants removed. When it comes to teaching her children about cosmetic surgery, Teigen told Glamour, “while you want to teach your kids to be comfortable in their own skin, you want to tell them everything you can and let them decide.”
Tyra Banks Admitted To Getting A Nose Job At 27
Tyra Banks started her journey in the entertainment industry at the age of 15, namely modeling. And it didn’t take long for the supermodel to go under the knife for the first time. Banks revealed in her memoir Perfect is Boring that she had a nose job early on in her career, at the age of 27.
According to the America’s Next Top Model host, she wants the discussion surrounding cosmetic surgery to change. During an interview with People, Banks said she’s “all about fostering an open, judgment-free dialogue about the world of cosmetic procedures.”
Kim Kardashian Got Botox At the Age Of 30
Like most of the Kardashian and Jenner clan, Kim hopped on the plastic surgery train at a young age. In the fifth season of Keeping up with the Kardashian’s, Kim is seen mildly freaking out about the bruising around her eyes, a side effect of the Botox she received at the age of 30.
The reality star has since written about her regret of the “anti-aging” procedure, saying, “I think when you’re young, there are other ways you can look after your skin…Botox just wasn’t necessary for me at this age.”
Ariel Winter Had A Reduction When She Was 17
After living with neck and back issues at such a young age, Modern Family actress Ariel Winter decided to do something drastic for her health, go under the knife and get cosmetic surgery. At the age of 17, Winter decided to get a reduction done to her F-cup chest.
During an interview with Glamour, the actress discussed her decision, saying, “I got it for myself. I can’t even really put it into words about how amazing it feels to really feel right. This is how I was supposed to be.”
Kylie Jenner Had Her First Procedure Done At The Age Of 17
Makeup mogul Kylie Jenner has had a few procedures done, and all before the age of 30. In fact, the youngest Jenner had her first cosmetic surgery performed when she was only 17 years old. According to plastic surgeons, her lip fillers have since become one of the number one most-asked procedures among patients.
Fans also speculate that the reality television star has also dabbled in cheek fillers, chest augmentation, and a bit of a backside lift. Although Jenner has denied these claims, she isn’t opposed to future work.
Jamie Lee Curtis Fixed Her “Puffy Eyes” At 27
After filming the 1985 film Perfect, actress Jamie Lee Curtis immediately headed to a cosmetic surgeon to reduce the appearance of her hereditary puffy eye issue. According to the actress, the cameraman of Perfect, Gordon Willis, refused to shoot her standing under fluorescent lights because it would bring the puffiness out more.
At the time, Curtis was only 27, so she took it to heart. During an interview with Variety, the actress said, “I was mortified. Right after that movie, I went and had an eye job.”
Ashley Tisdale Got A Nose Job When She Was 22
Growing up as a Disney Channel star leaves room for a lot of helicopter fans. And none of them let Ashley Tisdale go unchecked when she was photographed at the age of 22. She had gone under the knife for a rhinoplasty procedure to fix a deviated septum.
Her reason for the cosmetic procedure was solely so she could breathe easier! Even so, the actress has recently said that the outcome and backlash of the surgery were very traumatic. But she looks beautiful, so let the haters hate!
Lisa Kudrow Got A Nose Job At 16
A lot of people don’t know it, but Friends star Lisa Kudrow got cosmetic surgery at the young age of 16. The summer before attending a new high school, Kudrow went under the knife and got rhinoplasty, a nose job. According to the actress, the surgery was one of the best decisions of her life.
During an interview with Saturday Evening Post, Kudrow said, “I went from, in my mind, hideous, to not hideous. I did it the summer before going to a new high school. So there were plenty of people who wouldn’t know how hideous I looked before. That was a good, good, good change.”
Cardi B Had Two Procedures Done By The Age Of 20
It’s no secret that rapper Cardi B has had multiple cosmetic procedures done in her life. But what a lot of fans don’t realize is that the Grammy Award-winning artist went under the knife twice before the age of 30. In fact, it was twice before the age of 20.
When she was just 18 years old, Cardi B had work done on her chest. Then, when she was 20, she received a not-so-legal filler injection in her backside for a solid $800. According to Cardi B, it probably wasn’t the smartest move.
Khloé Kardashian Had A Lot Of Injectables Put Into Her Face
Whether it was heavily magical contour makeup or the injectables, nose job, cheek fillers, lip fillers, and other procedures Khloé Kardashian’s been rumored to have done over the years, one thing is certain; her appearance changed drastically throughout her youth. Even the reality star had a thing or two to say about her appearance.
During an episode of Kocktails with Khloé, she said, “It did not work for me. I looked crazy, and I still think the effects are in there—I went to have it all dissolved like three times.”
Ashlee Simpson Got A Nose Job When She Was 23
When she first stepped on the music scene, Ashlee Simpson was known for a few things. The first being she’s edgier than her sister, Jessica, and the second was the bump in the middle of her nose. She rocked it, though! And fans loved how she preached about self-love.
Then 2007 hit. And the singer was photographed with a slimmer, less bumpy nose. At the age of 23, Simpson had gone under the knife to fix her nose. Fans weren’t happy, but she was. During an interview with Harper’s Bazaar, Simpson said, “I believe if somebody chooses to do plastic surgery, it [should be] for yourself, not for anyone else.”
Kelly Rowland Wanted Chest Implants At 18
Former Destiny’s Child singer Kelly Rowland is very open about plastic surgery, even admitting to wanting to get chest implants when she was only 18 years old. She wound up waiting ten years after her mother and Beyonce’s mother, Tina Knowles, talked her into waiting.
During an interview with Shape, Rowland said, “I wanted to get implants when I was 18, but my mom and Beyoncé’s mom told me to really think about it first.” Rowland thought about the procedure for quite some time and wound up getting the implants when she was 28 years old.
Jessica Simpson Had Temporary Lip Injections At 26
Over the years, many people have speculated that Jessica Simpson has fiddled around with plastic surgery and various cosmetic procedures. What a lot of people don’t know, though, is that her first procedure was temporary. When she was 26 years old, Simpson injected her lips with filler that lasted up to four months.
And, according to the singer, she hated it! During a 2006 interview with Glamour, she said, “I had that Restylane stuff. But it fades — it went away in like four months. My lips are back to what they were. Thank God! It looked fake to me. I didn’t like that.”
Iggy Azalea Got A Chest Augmentation At 24
In 2014, at the age of 24, Australian rapper Iggy Azalea decided to do something she thought about for a lot of her life, chest augmentation. At first, the “Fancy” singer thought it would be a good idea to keep the procedure secret. But, after thinking about her young fanbase, Azalea decided secrecy was a bad idea.
During an interview with E!, the singer discussed her procedure, saying, “I’d thought about it my entire life… initially, I vowed to keep the surgery a secret. But then, I decided I wasn’t into secret-keeping.”
Tori Spelling Had Her Nose Done In Her 20s
Former Beverly Hills 90210 star Tori Spelling had some work down while she was in her 20s. During an interview on Good Morning America, the soap opera star admitted to getting a nose job and her chest done while she was a little younger. And she swears that’s the only work she’s ever had.
“The one thing for me that has stuck forever was the plastic surgery thing,” she told People. “I literally had my nose done and my chest was done, and that’s it. I’m constantly reading that I’ve done more.”
Tara Reid Had Multiple Botched Surgeries In Her Mid-20s
According to actress Tara Reid, her fame took a turn for the worst after getting plastic surgery. In her mid-20s and at the height of her career, Reid went about got a chest augmentation and liposuction, both of which took a turn for the worse.
Both cosmetic procedures were botched, leaving Reid’s confidence shattered and prospective jobs turning her away. During an interview with People, Reid has confessed that while she’d like to get her procedures fixed, she’s scared to ever go under the knife again.
Courtney Love Had Rhinoplasty When She Was 20
Former Hole front-lady Courtney Love admitted to getting her ” schnoz” fixed when she was 20 years old. And, according to the musician, getting rhinoplasty was one of the best decisions she ever made. During an interview with US Weekly, Love said, “I was an actress in the ’80s but, well, let’s just be real, I had a really big nose. That schnoz was not taking me anywhere but radio.”
Apparently, a world of opportunity opened for the artist after she got her nose job. All that’s left to say is good for her!