Celebrity facelifts can be a taboo subject. In glamorous Hollywood, where beauty often appears effortless, some celebrities boldly embrace transparency by admitting to their facelifts. These confessions not only break the age-old stigma surrounding plastic surgery but also empower others to make their own choices about going under the knife. Here, we highlight those in the spotlight who have embraced their facelift experiences and openly shared their journeys.
The TV host, 70, recently discussed her facelift journey on “The Osbournes Podcast,” emphasizing the importance of honesty and the absence of shame in choosing to undergo a facelift. She stated, “You can’t suddenly go out, and you’ve just had a full facelift and not talk about it.” Osbourne believes that it’s a personal choice with no stigma attached.
Iconic actress Fonda, 85, known for her ageless beauty and fitness prowess, has openly discussed her facelift experiences. In an interview with Vogue, she admitted to having a facelift but expressed some regrets, saying, “I had a facelift, and I stopped because I don’t want to look distorted.” She also emphasized the importance of balance in beauty routines. “I’m not proud of the fact that I had [one]. … I don’t know if I had it to do over if I would do it. But I did it. I admit it, and then I just say, ‘OK, you can get addicted. Don’t keep doing it.’ A lot of women … they’re addicted to it.”
Fashion designer Marc Jacobs, 60, took transparency to a whole new level when he shared his facelift journey on Instagram. He says that conversations about aging and plastic surgery should be free from shame. He told Vogue at the time: “I’m 58 years old. I don’t think I look bad for 58 years old. I didn’t feel like I had to do this, but I feel like all of these conversations around aging or around plastic surgery are just like any other conversations to me. The problem comes with the shame around them. And I don’t want to live my life with shame, you know?”
Former Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Teddi Mellencap Arroyave, 42, faced critics head-on after revealing her necklift surgery on Instagram. She addressed a message from a follower who questioned her authenticity. “I am being transparent with my journey,” Mellencamp wrote back to the online critic. “Would you prefer I lie and pretend the loose skin on my neck disappeared? That’s not who I am. [If] You want to only follow people that show themselves through a filtered version of themselves then I am not the person to follow.”
TV personality Chen, 53, humorously shared her facelift experience on Instagram Live. “I do live in Beverly Hills and, you know, gravity usually wins,” she said. “Can’t fight that…I had this lower facelift done. And I had an allergic reaction to this ointment, so I had to go to the hospital. I don’t care, I have bandages on—unrecognizable. No one is going to know it’s me. So, I go to the hospital to go get this reaction checked out, and I’m thinking, ‘I can deny that this is me. Who is going to know?’”
Bravo star Morgan, 59, took a significant step towards transformation with her lower facelift and necklift in 2021. In an Instagram caption, Morgan told fans she had a deep plane facelift to “get rid of the wrinkling” and jowls that started to form. “People thought I was nuts because it was so subtle. But not to me! It was a no-brainer—gravity had taken its toll, I was also exhausted, and I needed a ‘pick me up,’” the reality star said.
Simpson, 47, said she also underwent a lower mini facelift in 2021. “I noticed I had no jawline anymore. I’m sure it’s the result of being 45 but also gaining and losing weight. I noticed the skin was loose, and it really bothered me,” the Real Housewives of Orange County star said on Instagram. The reality star was also candid about a recent upper eyelid surgery she underwent to further enhance her results.