Pete Burns passed in 2016, but his reputation continues to live on. The English musician was well-known for his androgynous appearance, which influenced generations during his time in the entertainment industry. Burns wasn’t shy about speaking on the cosmetic procedures that allowed him to create his signature look. Throughout his successful career, he received multiple facelifts, lip fillers, cheek implants, and nose jobs, among other minor alterations. Burns’ candor about his experimentation with plastic surgery helped remove some of the stigmas for celebrities who shared similar journies.
It’s estimated Pete Burns spent roughly $38,000 on various cosmetic alterations throughout his career.
New York rapper Lil’ Kim has had one of the most dramatic transformations we’ve ever seen, thanks to plastic surgery. Seeing a side-by-side of her before and after photos make you question whether you’re looking at the same person! Best known for her sexually explicit lyrics and smash hit “Put Your Lighters Up,” this Brooklyn Rap queen has had a worrying amount of work done over the years. Experts believe she’s undergone cheek implants, a nose job, lip augmentation, skin bleaching, and a chin job. The excessive alterations have led many to wonder whether she’s addicted to plastic surgery, but Lil’ Kim has said her “love” of plastic surgery comes from a lifetime of feeling uncomfortable in her own skin and the trauma from dealing with childhood bullies.
Lil’ Kim has easily spent around $20,000-$25,000 on various cosmetic procedures.
Nicole “Snookie” Polizzi was thrust into the public eye when she was cast in the hit reality television series “Jersey Shore.” The changes to Snooki’s looks are also pretty dramatic, but not all changes are due to plastic surgery. Fans of the reality tv star watched her progress on social media as she took on a more structured diet, exercise, and beauty regime. While some of her physical changes can be attributed to the changes in her lifestyle and diet, others are clearly thanks to fillers, sculpting, and implants.
It’s hard to say how much Snooki’s spent over the years, but we can make an educated guess that it cost her around $10,000-$20,000.
While the majority of celebrities undergo cosmetic surgeries for a complicated mix of mental and emotional reasons, Angelina Jolie had a different experience. She tested positive for the BRCA1 gene in 2013, which put her at advanced risk of developing breast cancer. After watching her mother struggle through breast cancer and unfortunately pass away, Jolie couldn’t take that risk. She had a double mastectomy performed and received implants afterward to restore her natural appearance. Most people would consider that a medically responsible procedure, yet there is debate about whether she’s had some facial work done. Looking at these two photos, it’s reasonable to believe the star had a nose job and other facial sculpting procedures.
Since Jolie hasn’t admitted to any facial surgeries, putting a dollar amount on what it would have cost her is challenging. We can confidently say she would have spent anywhere from $5,000-$15,000 on facial sculpting procedures, depending on the work done and whether she required any post-op touch-ups.
Demi Moore rose to fame while starring alongside entertainment industry legends like Whoopi Goldberg and Patrick Swayze in major films like “Ghost.” The former spouse of Ashton Kutcher has always had a natural beauty, but as she began aging, the actress appeared to go through a transformation that left her nearly unrecognizable. The star has admitted to having work done on her body, including laser surgery on her knees, liposuction, and breast implants, but denies getting any work done to her face. Despite her claims, fans and experts can tell just by looking at photos that the actress has had a facelift and possibly lip fillers.
If you combine the work we know Moore did to her body with the facial procedures experts believe she’s had performed, then we can estimate Moore has spent around $400,000 changing her appearance.
Jenni “Jwoww” Farley was another personality on “The Jersey Shore.” Like many of the other celebrities on this list, Jwoww appears to have gone through an amazing “glow-up” in her early 20s. Such a dramatic transformation can only be the result of cosmetic surgeries, which the star has admitted to. She did admit to receiving breast implants as a present for her 21st birthday but claims she hasn’t had any further work done. However, the noticeable facial changes suggest she’s at least had some cheek implants put in. Regardless of what work Jwoww has had done, she’s managed to retain a uniquely natural appearance rarely seen in celebs who dabble in plastic surgery.
A generous estimate for Jwoww’s procedures would be around $6,000-$10,000.
Do you recognize the face of the late pop king’s sister? Michael Jackson’s sister, La Toya Jackson, has dabbled in several areas of the entertainment industry throughout her career. She’s been a singer, songwriter, TV personality, and businesswoman, which has certainly kept her busy over the years! Much like her famous brother, La Toya underwent significant cosmetic surgeries, which gave her a nearly unrecognizable appearance. Sources report she’s had a couple of nose jobs, an eyebrow lift, and breast augmentation.
La Toya Jackson has spent over $22,000 on various updates to her appearance.
Ashlee Simpson grew up in the shadow of her older and famous sister, Jessica Simpson. Ashlee began her career starring in television commercials and appearing as a background dancer in her sister’s music videos before finally finding her own spot in the entertainment world when she landed a leading role in the hit drama series “7th Heaven.” Ashlee Simpson didn’t have nearly as much work done as the other celebs on this list, but she did go under the knife to receive a nose job. The effect leveled up her appearance from that of the shy girl next door to a total blonde bombshell!
A nose job like the one Ashlee Simpson received can cost anywhere from $2,000-$8,000.
Mickey Rourke is a former boxer and American actor known for his roles in dramas and thrillers like, “The Wrestler.” Most of the celebrities who have spent big money on plastic surgery are female, but Rourke is here to prove that men are willing to put significant money into altering their appearance too! He openly spoke about the nose job he received, even posting photos on social media after the procedure with his face swollen and covered in gauze. He’s also undergone multiple facelifts throughout his career, though the 70-year-old actor doesn’t look as though he’s had any work done for quite some time!
Mickey Rourke easily spent over $36,000 throughout his career on facelifts and the nose job.
Best known for her hilarious role in the hit sitcom “The Big Bang Theory,” Kaley Cuoco is an American actress with several major projects under her belt. She’s been a television star since the 1990s, and while her looks haven’t changed dramatically over the decades, some noticeable differences have been pointed out. Cuoco admitted to having a nose and breast job done and actually took it a step further by saying her breast augmentation was the best thing she’d ever done! Congrats to Cuoco for living her best life and loving it.
Depending on where she received her surgeries, Cuoco could’ve spent anywhere from $5,000-$20,000 for these procedures.
Michael Jackson is easily the most recognizable example of the dramatic transformations plastic surgeries are capable of. The King of Pop began dabbling in plastic surgery at a young age, and it appeared to turn into an obsession that he continued to pursue for his entire life. The most obvious and somewhat chilling change is to his skin color, which can be partially attributed to his vitiligo diagnosis. Aside from that, Jackson underwent several facial surgeries, including nose jobs, cheek fillers, chin sculpting, and more.
Experts estimate Michael Jackson spent around $1 million on various cosmetic procedures.
The “Dancing With The Stars” celebrity Bristol Palin had an interesting experience with plastic surgery that set her apart from the other celebs on this list. Palin admitted to going under the knife, but she insists the procedure was medically necessary corrective jaw surgery. It’s possible she had other work done, but the dramatic change to her jawline changes the entire contour of her face! Palin looks amazing post-op, and she appears pleased with the results of the procedure.
The corrective jaw surgery cost Palin around $10,000.
Nadya Suleman, better known for her media-appointed nickname “Octomom,” gained international attention in 2009 when she gave birth to the first surviving set of octuplets. Suleman began IVF treatments in 1997 and had several successful pregnancies before using IVF treatments again to become pregnant with octuplets. The doctor who approved transferring this excessive number of fetuses to her womb lost his medical license in 2011. After gaining media attention, Suleman had several procedures done, including lip injections, nose jobs, and vaginal rejuvenation.
Octomom has spent roughly $13,000 on her cosmetic surgeries.
Most of the female celebrities on our list used cosmetic surgery to increase the size of their breasts, but Ariel Winter did the exact opposite. The famous “Modern Family” star experienced back pain and unwanted attention due to her F-sized bust and decided enough was enough. She received a breast reduction surgery in 2016, and maintains that it was one of the best decisions she ever made. Not only did it reduce her physical pain, but it also helped to increase her confidence.
A breast reduction surgery would have cost Ariel around $6,000.
Best known for her roles in the hit tv series “Beverly Hills” and the movie franchise “Scary Movie,” Tori Spelling is a much-loved American actress. Unlike many actresses on this list, Spelling has never shied away from discussing the cosmetic surgery she’s had performed. Spelling has been particularly vocal about the drawbacks her breast augmentation caused because it prevented her from successfully breastfeeding her children. Spelling says she might not have gone through with the procedure had she know about that potential outcome.
Tori Spelling has spent an estimated $13,000 on plastic surgery.
The reality TV star is best known for her appearances on “16 and Pregnant” and its spin-off “Teen Mom.” Farrah Abraham underwent a dramatic transformation that involved a nose job, a chin implant, and three breast augmentations before she was even 21! That’s a lot of work to get done so young, and the results are honestly shocking. She looks like a completely different person today and is nearly unrecognizable to fans of her original self from “16 and Pregnant.”
Farrah Abraham has spent around $20,000 dollars for her various procedures.
Who remembers Pamela Anderson from her role in “Baywatch?” The Canadian-American actress became very popular through that role and other ventures, including her appearances in Playboy Magazine. As Anderson aged and had a more difficult time securing roles, she decided the best way to stay in the limelight was through plastic surgery. She had multiple facial tightening procedures done, along with a very impressive breast augmentation. The surgeries did help her retain a more youthful appearance, but they cost her big!
Pamela Anderson has reportedly spent around $11,000 on cosmetic surgeries.
Kailyn Lowry is another reality tv star who rose to fame through her appearances on “16 and Pregnant” and “Teen Mom.” Lowry struggled with her body image, especially after having a child so young, and turned to plastic surgery to help her feel more confident. Lowry had liposuction and a Brazilian Butt Lift, which transformed her appearance and gave her the confidence she’d been searching for. She also had a large mole on her face removed to boost her confidence.
All the procedures would have cost Kailyn Lowry around $12,000.
Philanthropist, former fashion model, and star of “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,” Denise Richards turned to plastic surgery when she was only 19 years old. The young woman wanted to alter her appearance with a breast augmentation, but she had to repeat the procedure a second time to get the effect she’d been hoping for. Fans also believe she’s had some minor facial work done, like Botox and an eyebrow lift.
Aside from the nose job, Denise Richards hasn’t confirmed receiving any other cosmetic surgeries. She probably spent around $10,000 for the breast procedures and the possible facial work.
The “High School Musical” star admitted to having a small amount of plastic surgery done, but like a couple of other celebs on this list, she claims it was medically necessary. Tisdale had a nose job done to correct a deviated septum, and the result is stunning. The nose job changed the shape of her face, giving her a more mature and stylish look.
The nose job would have cost Ashley Tisdale around $4,000-$8,000.
Anyone who remembers growing up in the 1990s will recognize Kelly Rowland from the hit group “Destiny’s Child.” Like most young women in the spotlight, Rowland struggled with her self-image. She wanted to get a breast augmentation when she was only 18 years old but was talked out of the procedure by her mother and Beyoncé. However, the desire to enhance her appearance never disappeared, and Rowland finally got her breasts done ten years later.
Kelly Rowland spent around $22,000 on breast augmentation and other cosmetic procedures like Botox.