Ten Vintage Hollywood Stars You Didn't Know Had Plastic Surgery

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With the 2018 Oscars airing this weekend, we thought it would be fun to share some Hollywood secrets of the stars. Otoplasty, facial implants, rhinoplasty are just a few of the plastic surgery procedures featured. Considering your own star make-over? Contact Changes Plastic Surgery & Spa in San Diego, California (yeah, baby) at 858.720.1440.

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Plastic surgery may be more common than you think. In fact, some vintage Hollywood stars have undergone plastic surgery procedures to enhance their appearance. To learn more about 10 vintage Hollywood celebrities who have received plastic surgery, check out our infographic and the list below.

Rita Hayworth

Rita Hayworth may be best-known as one of the top movie stars of the 1930s and 1940s, starring in hit films like “Only Angels Have Wings” and “Dante’s Inferno.” Meanwhile, Hayworth boosted her looks thanks in part to plastic surgery, as she received one year of electrolysis treatments to modify her hairline and achieve a higher forehead.

Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe was a blonde bombshell and one of the most popular sex symbols of the 1950s. Few Monroe fans realize, however, that the actress used plastic surgery to improve her facial appearance. Monroe underwent rhinoplasty surgery to alter the end of her nose, as well as a chin implant procedure to bolster her facial profile.

Dean Martin

Dean Martin is often remembered fondly as one of the coolest crooners in Hollywood. Martin underwent rhinoplasty surgery to narrow down his nose early in his career. The end result of plastic surgery for Martin: a rewarding career as an actor, singer, comedian, and producer.

Burt Lancaster

Burt Lancaster played many “tough guy” roles in his career. But in order to achieve his unforgettable facial appearance, Lancaster underwent multiple facelift procedures.

Clark Gable

American actor Clark Gable had protruding ears that helped capture audience members’ attention. Yet Gable had his ears pinned back at one point in his career.

Mary Pickford

Silent film star Mary Pickford underwent facelift surgery at a very young age due to fears that she looked old. Unfortunately, the surgery made it virtually impossible for Pickford to smile, frown or make other facial expressions.

Frank Sinatra

Frank Sinatra, one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century, underwent both a facelift and jowl surgery early in his career.

Joan Crawford

American actress Joan Crawford underwent a facelift and breast augmentation procedure in 1953. Then, with a rejuvenated appearance, Crawford returned to MGM.

Gloria Swanson

American actress and producer Gloria Swanson underwent a rhinoplasty as she transitioned from the stage to the silver screen. With rhinoplasty surgery, Swanson ensured that she would be ready for her film close-ups.

John Wayne

Even John Wayne, America’s roughest cowboy, underwent multiple plastic surgery procedures. Wayne received a neck lift, facelift and eyelid surgery, all of which helped him rejuvenate his facial appearance.

Want to learn more about plastic surgery? Contact us today, and we are happy to assist you. Additionally, check out our infographic to find out how some of the biggest names in Hollywood have used plastic surgery to rejuvenate their appearance.


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