Cosmetic surgery sure is pricey and not everyone who ventures under the knife really needs the procedure. While facelifts and hair transplants are sought after for obvious reasons, boob jobs are definitely the most eye-catching and noticeable make-over. As a rule of thumb, celebrities do not brag about their breast enhancements. Quite the opposite actually, they tend to deny it. Yet, they continue to flash them around in front of the cameras, and we all know pictures speak louder than words.
Nature is more generous with some women than with others. Some are blessed with luscious feminine curves, while others are left daydreaming of how it would be like to show more skin. A boob job may seem like the perfect solution, but the result should complement the rest of the body. Sometimes, breast augmentations are successful. In other cases, they are a fiasco, too extreme, out of proportion, or simply botched.
Breast augmentation with saline implants costs an average $4,600, while breast augmentation with silicone implants cost an average $5,000. Plus, renowned plastic surgeons, like the ones celebrities often turn to, will charge far more than the average surgeon. Breast reductions on the other hand are much more expensive. Ironic, right? You may ask yourself “Who in their right mind would want that?” The answer is simple, women who've had enough of those gigantic boobs preventing them from hugging other persons and giving them back problems. Smaller breast implants aren't necessarily cheaper. If you want a more “natural” look, be prepared to drop serious cash.
10 Salma Hayek: approx $10,000
She had small breasts and was proud of them. Salma Hayek was an inspiration to us all, as she was never embarrassed to show her cleavage. When she made her debut on the big screen in Quentin Tarantino's From Dusk Till Dawn, Salma's path to stardom was assured, as she turned heads with her amazing body lines. However, with stardom comes great responsibility, or in her case, physical improvements.
She shocked the world with her new set of breasts, much larger, firmer, and rounder. Although she never actually admitted to having them done, she cannot fool the cameras. It seems that being blessed with feminine curves and natural beauty was not enough, and she went from a C-cup to a porn-like double D. Regardless of her decisions in life, she looks awesome, and In Touch magazine placed her at No. 3 with the best breasts in Hollywood.
9 Carmen Electra: approx $10,000
Pamela Anderson and Carmen Electra have more in common than just Baywatch. It's already over a decade since Carmen Electra first admitted to having had breast augmentations. She herself credits her fame to her flawless body curves, winning smile, and great pair of breasts. She's always spotted wearing a revealing tank top, showing how proud she is of her acquisition. The former Playboy model went from a 32B to a double D. Later, she admitted that maybe she didn't need them so big. Nevertheless, Carmen might not have made it on the cover of Playboy four times if it wasn't for her perfect breasts.
8 Nicole Kidman: approx $15,000
Before plastic surgery, Nicole Kidman's breasts were tiny, almost flat. However, that didn't stop her from wearing revealing dresses. Now, with sexy firm breasts, we all have to admit she is fairer than ever. It's hard to imagine why this natural beauty would choose to have multiple Botox injections and breast implants. Alright, we can understand the boob job, and it was a successful one after all, but her multiple lip injections make us wonder what went wrong in that doctor's office. A nice set of breasts like hers cost approximately $15,000. She never confirmed the rumors, but then again she never really had to. Looking back at her bust in 2001, it's impossible not to notice a big change in comparison to 2009 for example, when things are really standing out, if you know what I mean.
7 Kelly Rowland: approx $15,000
She claimed she first thought about having breast implants at the young age of 16. She then waited ten whole years until she finally decided something needed to be done about her breasts. She said it was none other than Beyonce who advised her to wait and think things over before finally making her decision. So, in late October 2007, former Destiny's Child singer, dancer, actress, songwriter, actress, and TV host Kelly Rowland went under the knife. Later that year, she proudly boasted a new set of boobs and she was honest about them, too. In an interview for Cosmopolitan, she declared she did not do them for a man or her work, but for herself only, and that she was very happy with the result, a very natural look that fits her perfectly.
6 Kate Hudson: $15,000
If anyone could make small breasts rock, it was Kate Hudson. It didn't seem such a big deal to her that she was flat-chested. Goldie Hawn's daughter is a natural beauty and it's easy to see where she got her looks from. Her smile may be her best accessory, but unfortunately she was not blessed by nature with a generous cleavage and it seems this bothered her more than we had thought. For her 31st birthday, Kate Hudson treated herself to a lovely little gift; a mini boob job. With her new breast implants, she went for a small size that looks very natural. The subtle breast augmentation was done by none other than Garth Fisher, Beverly Hills' most popular cosmetic surgeon. He did a perfect job, too. Kate's breasts look natural and flawless, and it seems the starlet is more confident than ever.
5 Denise Richards: approx $25,000
She admitted it with no shame. Denise Richards underwent breast augmentation procedures because she had tiny boobs. She first went under the knife when she was just 19. Later, the former Bond girl went on to have two other surgeries to correct the set. She was flat-chested and thought breast implants would make her look better and more feminine. She was right, her new breasts opened the path to stardom. Afterwards, she thought her implants were too big, so she had her breasts reduced. It wasn't until her third procedure that she got it right, but finally she is pleased with her look. Despite her number of surgeries, Denise advises young girls to think twice and do some thorough research before undergoing such a procedure.
4 Heidi Montag: approx $30,000
While most celebrities deny or try to cover up their plastic procedures, Heidi Montag, the former The Hills star, went fully public, sharing her complete story with the world. The feedback was not quite what she expected, as many were outraged by her extreme make-over. In 2009, she underwent not one, not two, but ten plastic surgery procedures in just one day. One of them was breast augmentation. She went all the way from a small A-cup size to a triple D, a change that will not go unnoticed. However, in total, she went through two breast enhancement procedures some years apart. Despite being pleased with her gigantic cup size at first, she began having second thoughts and ultimately replaced the implants with a smaller size, a “mere” D-cup.
3 Anna Nicole Smith: approx $33,000
With a curvaceous body, long blonde locks, winning smile, and spunky personality, the once topless bar dancer in Houston became one of Hollywood's hottest sensations. After she was discovered by a photographer in Texas and decided to pursue a modeling career, she opted for a double boob job, which means two implants in each breast. Her new set of breasts helped her appear on the cover of Playboy at the age of 24.
In 1993, she was named Playmate of the Year. She married a 63-year-old billionaire, and landed her own reality show on E! Anna Nicole Smith is a fine example of how large breasts can open all sorts of doors in life and also of how everything can end in a split second. There are numerous rumors revolving around the late model, actress, and TV host's sudden death. After undergoing surgery to fix one of her implants, she was prescribed dozens of different drugs, and she could have taken too many of them. Many agree this might have been the cause of her overdose.
2 Pamela Anderson: approx $35,000
Hats off Pamela! At least she never denied getting your boobs done. Not like she could have fooled anyone. Back when she was starring in Baywatch, she was a natural beauty with curvy lines everyone admired. Mother Nature endowed her with a perfect body, allowing her to spend almost her entire life in the spotlight. She had already appeared in Playboy twice before deciding she needed a change in her life. When she had her breast enlarged, her fame skyrocketed. She had her first procedure in 1990. Nine years later, she had the implants removed. However in 2004, Pamela went under the knife again, this time choosing even bigger ones. The pop-culture icon flaunts her giant breasts with no shame, and is often credited as being the one who started the whole boob job craze in America.
1 Angelina Jolie: approx $40,000
From a young age, Angelina Jolie knew how to play her looks. With a perfect body and charming beauty, she claims she had never had plastic surgery. That was until 2013, don't judge just yet. Angie is not one of those stars who decided she needed bigger breasts to give her career a lift. She on the other lost her breasts while undergoing a double mastectomy after being traced with an 87% chance of developing breast cancer.
The tests alone cost $3,000, which Angie herself admits is way too much for the average person, sparking a worldwide frenzy concerning overly-expensive gene testings, and making the headlines as she began struggling to make them accessible to everyone. Plus, a double mastectomy without complications starts at $15,000 in U.S. hospitals. In addition to this, Jolie had to undergo reconstructive surgery procedures that involved allografts (transplants), hence her high breast implant costs. Notwithstanding, Angelina is one of the lucky ones. Her chances of being taken from this world by such a tormenting disease, like her mother, have been significantly reduced. Plus, she can now show off a bigger cup size.