At this point, it’s no surprise that celebrities have plastic surgery. It just kind of seems like a rite of passage for females in Hollywood at this point, especially for those in reality TV. Because plastic surgery makes everything more interesting, right? Not to mention low self-esteem and poor body image in women likely factoring in as well.
But what may be surprising to some is how young some celebs are when they make the life-changing decision to go under the knife. Some are in their early twenties, and some are just barely over 18, raising a possibly important dialogue about what kind of message this sends to young women throughout the country. Not to mention the dangers associated with going under the knife and the fact that they may have not needed it in the first place. Some women are going under the knife for reasons they claim to be medical, and that’s understandable, but the debate still rages on about those doing it solely for cosmetic benefit.
But yet America seems to be polarized on the issue. Is there actually an age too young to get plastic surgery? Who is, in fact, getting plastic surgery in their teens and twenties? Let’s have a look at some of the youngest celebrities currently active who have owned up to having plastic surgery at an age that may be just, well, too young.
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12 Bristol Palin
Bristol Palin is the daughter of the somewhat infamous ex-presidential running mate turned reality TV star Sarah Palin. Bristol Palin is no stranger to scandal and media attention, having originally drawn the media’s attention for becoming a teen mom to her son Tripp, who she decided to keep and raise. But Bristol Palin has admitted that she went under the knife in December 2010 at age 20, amidst allegations of her face looking slimmer. She said, "I had corrective jaw surgery. Yes, it improved the way I look, but this surgery was necessary for medical reasons so my jaw and teeth could properly realign.” It’s up to America to decide if she truly needed the surgery.
11 Ashley Tisdale
Ashley Tisdale, former Disney star turned voice actress, famously went under the knife in 2008 at age 22 to have a nose job for what she claims was a correction of a deviated septum. She claims to regret showing it off publicly too early, since it can be presumed that this led the public to assume it was a cosmetic procedure that she was openly flaunting. Some people are still not completely convinced that the procedure was completely a medical choice, but maybe it was. A correction of an issue with breathing is possibly the most passable reason to have cosmetic surgery at a young age.
10 Jenni ‘JWoww’ Farley
If you’re unfamiliar with JWoww, you probably don’t follow the tabloids, and you probably weren’t a big fan of Jersey Shore. Now, the members of Jersey Shore aren’t quite famous for their sparking moral values and conservative nature, but JWoww’s decision to get breast implants at the age of 19 in 2004, did stir the pot a little at the time. It was thought that she might be a little young to be getting work done on her body. But she wasn’t done there. In 2014, she had more work done on them, writing on her blog “They had changed a bit…Now they are nice and bouncy!!!”
9 Ariel Winter
Ariel Winter is the cute 17 year old member of the Modern Family cast. She is pretty low-key and doesn’t seem to get into any real Hollywood trouble or anything like that. Or, at least she hasn’t been caught. But she really polarized the audience when she came out saying that she had undergone breast reduction surgery earlier this year. She claims that the procedure was necessary due to aching pains in her body due to the size of her breasts, especially in her back. She told Glamour: “It’s hard when you’re a teenage girl and you already have a lot of ridicule and then you pile on more, and it’s kind of…it just gets too much.” This is one of those cases where we think it might be okay for a 17 year old to undergo that type of surgery.
8 Amanda Bynes
Amanda Bynes has been the tabloid magazines’ best friend in recent years, as the former child star has really gone off the rails, hitting the party-scene pretty hard and pretty publicly. The 27 year old star revealed last year that she had previously had a nose job, right around the time her crazy partying was peaking. Her response to press questioning her about it was even more questionable than her age at the time. She wrote: "In Touch [magazine] used a photo from years ago on their cover and I hate it! The reason I've asked all magazines and blogs to stop using old photos of me is I don't look like that anymore! I had a nose job to remove skin that was like a webbing in between my eyes. I wasn't going to tell anyone, but I look so much prettier in my new photos!”
7 Jenelle Evans
Jenelle Evans is a reality TV star who originally appeared in MTV’s Teen Mom 2. She is a bit of a firecracker, having been arrested 9 times, so her decisions can kind of be evaluated taking that into account. She reportedly had a boob job in Spring 2014, at the age of 20. She Tweeted she “was a B is now a full C” and proceeded to show it off in pictures immediately. At the age of 20, when you can’t even legally be trusted to rent a car or drink, perhaps some people think she was too young to go through such a life-altering decision.
6 Dianna Agron
Dianna Agron, famous for her work in the Fox show Glee, revealed that she had undergone a nose job. Similar to the case of Ashley Tisdale, she claimed to have suffered from a deviated septum. She claims that the problem was the result of having it broken twice in the past, once in high school and again while on tour with Glee. She originally revealed the news to David Letterman in 2011, at age 25. She said in the interview, “It’s fixed now.” She hasn’t shown any inclination of wanting further work done. It’s medical, folks! Nothing to see here.
5 Heidi Montag
Heidi Montag is the girl from The Hills that went on to become very well-known for plastic surgery. Well, plastic surgery mishaps, anyway. Montag has had over 10 different cosmetic procedures, starting only in 2010, at the age of 23. She’s had the whole suite of work done: implants, liposuction, brow lifts, and nose revisions. She’s come to be known as somewhat of the face of plastic surgery mishaps, after she had simply way too much work done, making her appear a bit, well, off. Even she will admit today that she regrets having all that work done, and she has.
4 Iggy Azalea
Iggy Azalea, the 25 year old Australian rapper, has admitted to having plastic surgery, including a boob job and a nose job. However, there are speculations that she has had other work done, including chin and butt implants. While it can’t be proven, images have surfaced online that would seem to suggest that work has been done. She stated with regards to her nose job, “There are things that I didn’t like about myself that I changed through surgery. There are other things I dislike but I’ve learned to accept.” Some people would say she was pretty before and should have had the confidence in her body.
3 Farrah Abraham
Farrah Abraham is somewhat of a hot mess. She was originally featured on MTV’s Teen Mom, and then, she went on to star in an adult movie. So let’s keep score. She was a pregnant teen and then went into adult entertainment. But that’s not all, folks. She also went through a highly documented plastic surgery procedure on the MTV show when she was only 19. She went up from an A cup to a C cup, and then went up to a D cup just after her 22nd birthday. She has also had a chin implant and a nose job.
2 Kourtney Kardashian
It seems like we just can’t get rid of the Kardashians. They’re always in the news doing something ridiculous and over the top. A lot of it has to do with their self-image and whatnot. Life&Style did an exclusive interview with Kourtney, where she admitted to having a breast augmentation at 22 years old, while still attending college. She decided to upgrade from a B to a C-cup. She later regretted it, stating that it was just something that she couldn’t be talked out of at the time. “I just got the idea in my head one day, and that was that. There was no talking me out of it," she stated.
1 Courtney Stodden
Courtney Stodden is most well-known for marrying actor Doug Hutchinson in 2011, at the age of 16. He was 51 by the way. At the ripe, young adult age of 18, she decided to have her boobs done, going from a C-cup to double Ds. As if she wasn’t craving enough attention already, she decided to post a short film outlining the entirety of the procedure, from her trip there and even inside the operating room as they were performing the procedure, onto the internet for all to view. The end of the film features her removing her bandages, as her husband and the doctor examine her newly formed lady lumps.
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