When we think about celebrities and cosmetic surgery the first thing that comes to mind is often women of fame. While all celebrities are judged on their appearance we tend to believe that women are the only ones who undergo cosmetic procedures. For the most part this is true. From breast augmentations to lip implants, female celebrities tend to decide on elective procedures more often than their male counterparts. But this does not mean that male celebs are immune to the powerful persuasion of cosmetic surgery. Here are a few procedures that many male celebrities undergo.
NO ONE CAN ESCAPE TIME
Female and male celebrities (check out this list of all cosmetic procedures for men) alike want to slow the aging process as long as possible. Fame is a young man’s game and those who play want to stay as you as possible for as long as possible. This means face-lifts and liposuction around the chin and neck to remove unwanted fat that accumulates over the years. Facelifts can often leave the skin taught, and the case of a few celebrities like Kris Jenner and Wayne Newton, too taut.
One of the biggest fears in Hollywood is weight gain. Liposuction and other cosmetic procedures can often remove unwanted fat and is as popular a procedure in the general population as it is in the celebrity world. Radio personality Howard Stern, actor/wrestle Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, and Gene Simmons have all admitted to going through cosmetic procedures to remove excess and unwanted body fat. Though with Dwayne Johnson the reasons were unique. During his tenure as a wrestle he decided to have fat removed from his chest after lifting enough weights that he believed his upper body was even too large for the wrestling world.
A NOSE KNOWS
By far the most popular plastic surgery for both men and women is rhinoplasty. While some celebrities have told stories of deviated septums and old sports injuries, others have simply wanted a change in the way their nose balanced with their face. The most extreme examples of male actors undergoing nose jobs are Michael Jackson and Bruce Jenner, both of whom went through multiple procedures.
In the cutthroat world of Hollywood, where appearance is everything, even male celebrities understand the value of plastic surgery. Much like with their female counterparts, surgery can be seen as a success or, as in the case of actors such as Mickey Rourke, a failure.