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Is her altered appearance REALLY down to 'good genes'? FEMAIL looks at how the reality TV star has changed over the years
In a peekaboo LBD accessorised with a bold slick of plum lipstick, Kim Kardashian looked every inch the polished fashionista as she attended a party for former French Vogue editor Carine Roitfeld on Tuesday night.
But though her cleavage-baring dress inevitably made headlines, it was her flawless skin and delicate features that commanded the most attention on the night.
Though Kim has always been blessed with perfect skin and a broad smile, she isn't the same fresh-faced girl who burst onto TV screens in 2006.
Glamorous: Kim appeared to be on top form at the party for Carine Roitfeld's new film on Tuesday night
Dramatically different: Kim today (above) is a far cry from her fresh-faced 2006 incarnation
Despite being seven years older, she appears not to have aged a day and has a visibly smaller nose and a neater chin.
But is it surgery or just clever make-up? Although Kim has confessed to having Botox and was filmed doing so for an episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians, she denies ever having had surgery, claiming that her looks come courtesy of good genes, expensive beauty products - and great lingerie.
'Trust me honey, if I take this bra off you will tell me I need to get them done,' she said of her breasts during an appearance on an American TV chat show in 2010.
'I'm totally not against plastic surgery. ... I've tried Botox before. That's the only thing that I've done.'
So is she telling the truth? Leading plastic surgeon, Dr. Roberto Viel of the London Centre of Aesthetic Surgery, believes Kim has more done than she's letting on.
'In my opinion Kim Kardashian has had a number of smaller procedures,' he revealed. 'It appears she has had a few facial peels and resurfacing treatments, reducing pore size, and improving collagen production and skin condition.
Early days: Kim photographed backstage at MTV in 2007. Her nose and lips both appear to be different
Unchanged: Kim photographed at an awards ceremony in 2008
Changed? Two years later in 2009, the star is very different
Straightened: By 2010, Kim's nose betrays no hint of a kink
'Platelet Rejuvenation Therapy is one such treatment that we know she is an advocate of and that would result in these effects.
'Kim also appears to have had filler to the apples of the cheek, giving a lifted, more youthful appearance to the face. Lastly I feel Kim has had rhinoplasty [nose job].'
And Dr. Anthony Erian, a facial rejuvenation surgeon specialising in rhinoplasty agrees, telling MailOnline that her surgeon has done an impressive job.
'The nose is a very important facial feature and it can transform the face,' said Dr Erian. 'Although this operation is anatomically straightforward, it requires the most meticulous of surgical skills, and the aesthetic anticipation and perception of an artist, in order to form a "new nose" that will blend in and harmonise with the whole face.
'This, in my opinion, has been performed here, and the result is good.'
Changing face: By 2011 (L) and 2012 (R), the reality TV star looks very different: the nose bridge appears thinner and the tip less prominent, while cheekbones look more pronounced and hairline seems higher
A beauty therapist whose confidence hit rock-bottom after her breasts began to sag, went for cosmetic surgery abroad, which almost killed her.
Claire Hawker, 30, from Reading had been recommended the surgeon in Prague by a friend, and back home days later she flaunted her new figure, proudly.
However, in that moment her new size G breasts started leaking a brown discharge and suddenly burst.
Rushed to hospital, surgeons warned if they didn’t remove the mum-of-two’s implants immediately, she would die.
"I remember feeling scared then angry when I was told my implants would have to be taken out. I’d wanted them for years. But I had no choice," Claire says.
Claire had yearned for larger breasts for almost a decade.
Claire before the surgery
One was a 34B cup and the other was a C and both began to droop following the birth of her daughter, Jasmine, at 17.
"Working in the beauty industry it was important to me to look good and feel confident, though I hadn’t for a very long time," she says. "I would look in the mirror and feel so self-conscious about that part of my body. I wished my breasts could be bigger."
But Claire couldn’t afford expensive cosmetic surgery. As a single mum what she earned went on raising her daughter.
"My appearance was affecting how I felt at work though. As a beauty therapist it was critical I looked and felt good, but my clothes hung on me like a sack of potatoes."
Then in July 2008 a friend, who’d had liposuction at a cosmetic surgery in Prague, recommended it to Claire.
She researched the clinic online and discovered she could have a breast uplift and implants for £2,300 – a third of the cost she would pay in the UK.
She asked her mum, Jan Coker, for her opinion, and she told her clients had also recommended going abroad for surgery, and she supported her daughter’s decision.
With flights and expenses Claire took out a loan for £4000 and a year later, as she and her friend boarded a plane to Prague, she was excited she’d soon have the body she’d always dreamed of.
After five days exploring the city, Claire met the surgeon who would perform her procedure.
She says: "The receptionist at the clinic explained that the surgeon didn’t speak much English so I should show him photos of what I wanted.
"But I assured myself he knew what he was doing and I showed him some magazine clippings of celebs with size G breasts, like I wanted."
However, when she woke up two hours later, Claire, whose breasts were bandaged up so she couldn’t seem them, was in agony as pain shot through her chest.
She says: "I told my friend I thought I was going to die."
The next day, a surgeon changed Claire’s bandages, before she was discharged, at which point she still hadn’t seen her new breasts.
Then the following day, as Claire boarded a plane home, her breasts continued to ache and she took some tablets the surgery had given her to ease her suffering.
She decided she should expect some pain following surgery, and did her best not to worry.
For the next few days Claire slumped on the sofa barely able to move her arms due to the pain she was in.
But a week later, despite still being bandaged up, Claire was ready to visit the salon where she worked to show her mum and colleagues her new breasts.
As she lifted her top however, she noticed her bra was damp and a brown, smelly discharge was leaking from her left breast.
She says: "My mum said she could see my implant poking out of a 50p sized hole in my skin. My skin, which had been stitched up after my surgery, had burst open."
Then at Wexham Park Hospital, in Slough, a surgeon examined Claire’s breast and as he did the skin under her right breast split too.
"He said that my implants were too big and they’d ripped open the skin around them, which had become infected and had to be removed or I would die," Claire explains.
The surgeon told Claire that she was the fourth person he’d seen that week who’d gone overseas for cosmetic surgery, which hadn’t worked.
Later that day Claire was taken in to theatre to have her implants removed.
Claire after the implants were removed
When she came round she was told her breasts hadn’t been fully stitched up as for the next five days surgeons would wash out any infection that lingered in them.
A week on they were stitched up loosely so that her skin could heal naturally. Then during her second week in hospital, each day nurses changed her dressings.
Claire says: "I regretted going overseas so much. It hadn’t been worth it."
After she was discharged Claire had to return every two weeks for the next year so that nurses could clean her wounds and check her breasts were healing.
However, no-one could do anything about Claire’s confidence, now she’d been left with small breasts and horrific scarring.
She says: "My breasts looked even worse than before and I worried even if I got new implants the skin under them would always look like I’d been burnt.
"At least the uplift I’d received overseas hadn’t gone wrong so my breasts looked alright when I wore strappy tops.
"But I continued to miss the fullness my new breasts had given me and my confidence, at work and going out with friends, and I felt at an all-time low."
Claire was told that she would have to wait at least two years, and until she’d made a full recovery, before she could have further surgery.
Though it would cost her thousands, and Claire was still paying off her loan for her original surgery, she knew she didn’t want to go back to how she’d been.
Then in May 2013 she spotted a magazine ad asking for people for a documentary about botched cosmetic surgery called Botched Up Bodies. In return they’d receive free corrective surgery.
Claire says: "I was anxious about appearing on TV but my mum encouraged me and I decided it was worth it to get the body I wanted."
After all surgery
At Royal Welbeck Hospital, in London, a leading cosmetic surgeon, Dr Nick Percival, from Cosmetic Surgery Partners, examined her and recommended an E cup.
On the day of her surgery last June Claire felt nervous, but when she came round hours later, minus any pain, and saw her new 34E and F breasts, she was thrilled.
Then in November she had a second procedure to remove the scar tissue she’d lived with for three years.
She says: "Having this surgery changed my life. I’m more confident now and love receiving compliments.
"I wish I hadn’t been so eager before to have cosmetic surgery. I should have researched my options and saved up to have it done in the UK.
"Instead, going abroad almost cost me my life. It’s not worth risking it for cheap cosmetic surgery."
Lara Flynn Boyle, 43, is unrecognisable as she reveals her puffy cheeks and swollen lips during a make-up free shopping trip
Her role in Twin Peaks turned her into one of the most instantly recognisable actresses on the planet, but it was a radically different Lara Flynn Boyle who stepped out for groceries on Thursday.
Indeed, the 43-year-old actress was practically unrecognisable as she ventured out in Bel Air with puffy cheeks and lips, her dark eyes hidden behind a pair of sunglasses.
The drastic change to Lara’s face was accentuated by a very evident lack of make-up during a shopping trip at the LA suburb’s Beverley Glen Market with her mother, Sally.
Unrecognizable: Lara Flynn Boyle looks radically different during a day out at the Beverly Glen Market in Bel Air on Thursday
Perhaps in keeping with her lack of cosmetics the actress ensured her outfit was low-key, opting for casual striped top and skinny jeans that did little to hide a pair of very fragile looking legs.
The overall look was completed with a pair of green sandals, while a blue carry-bag was casually slung across one shoulder.
While her latest outing is a world away from her salad days as one of Hollywood’s hottest young stars, it isn’t the first time her appearance has prompted concern.
A family affair: Lara was stepping out with her mother, Sally
Dressing down: The 43-year-old actress went for a casual look comprised of striped top and skinny jeans as she ventured out for her shopping trip in Bel Air
Her skeletal frame caused a stir at the Golden Globes in 2003 and did nothing to quash rumours of an eating disorder.
The actress poked fun at the reports in 2002's Men In Black II, in which she played an alien who disguises herself as a lingerie model.
After eating a male attacker and noticing a bulge in her tummy, she throws up.
Lara has also remained tight lipped about reports of numerous cosmetic enhancements, but experts claim the actress is no stranger to surgery.
So different: Lara appeared to have puffy cheeks and lips during her latest outing on Thursday
That you, Lara? actress opted to go shopping the Los Angeles suburb sans make-up
In 2010 Dr Paul S Nassif, a facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon and rhinoplasty specialist in Beverly Hills, said: 'Lara Flynn Boyle appears to have had rhinoplasty, lip augmentation, Botox, facial fillers, and possibly a browlift and facelift.
'She should refrain from having any additional procedures and would not benefit from having further work performed at this time.'
The actress has previously opened up about her fear of ageing during an interview conducted when she was 32.
'I know I may be running out of time,’ she said at the time. ‘There are just not that many roles for older women.
'On a vanity level, I am not looking forward to ageing at all - I think I look pretty good now.'
Quite a transformation: Lara was one of Hollywood's brightest stars during her heyday (L) and stepping out in Bel Air on Thursday (R)
Controversy: The actress's gaunt frame raised eyebrows at the 2003 Golden Globes
Transformed: Lara looks markedly different to the glamorous star of old
Early success: Lara Flynn Boyle made a name for herself in David Lynch's Twin Peaks
Glory days: Lara Flynn Boyle in 2000 at the age of 30. Two years later she talked at length about her fear of ageing
X-rays and medical notes that reveal late star's cosmetic surgery go up for auction
A physician's notes on Marilyn Monroe that indicate that the Hollywood sex symbol had undergone cosmetic surgery will be up for sale next month along with a set of her X-rays, an auction house said on Tuesday.
The set of six X-rays and a file of doctors' notes that offer a partial medical history of the Gentlemen Prefer Blondes actress from 1950 to 1962, are expected to fetch between $15,000 and $30,000 at auction on November 9 and 10, said Julien's Auctions in Beverly Hills, California.
The notes written by Hollywood plastic surgeon Michael Gurdin appear to confirm speculation that Monroe, who epitomized glamour and set a standard of movie star beauty during the latter part of Hollywood's golden era, went under the knife for cosmetic reasons.
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Hollywood history: A physician's notes on Marilyn Monroe (left, in 1940s and right, in 1950s) and X-rays that indicate that she had cosmetic surgery will be on auction next month
Collector's item: The set of six X-rays -including this one that shows the actress's frontal facial bones - and a file of doctors' notes are expected to fetch between $15,000 and $30,000
The seller, who is so far unnamed, received the items as a gift from Gurdin.
'Nobody really thought about Marilyn Monroe having plastic surgery. It was always speculation - did she or didn't she?' said Martin Nolan, executive director of Julien's Auctions.
'They thought she was such a natural beauty, they didn't want to believe.'
Gurdin's notes include references to a 1950 cartilage implant in Monroe's chin, which he observed to have slowly begun to dissolve.
Monroe's biggest films, such as 1953's How to Marry a Millionaire, 1955's The Seven Year Itch and 1959's Some Like It Hot, were all shot after 1950.
Confirmation: A self-published memoir by Beverly Hills plastic surgeon Norman Leaf in 2010 claimed that Monroe underwent cosmetic surgery on her chin in 1950
Changing looks: 'Nobody thought [she had plastic surgery],' said Martin Nolan, executive director of Julien's Auctions, of the actress (pictured in 1949, pre-surgery). 'They thought she was such a natural beauty'
'Also at that time, going back to the 1950s, people didn't go for plastic surgery procedures,' Mr Nolan added. 'This is very, very new.'
The X-rays are dated June 7, 1962, after Monroe saw Gurdin following a late night fall and two months before the actress would die at age 36 from an overdose of barbiturates. The death was ruled a probable suicide.
Monroe would also be fired by studio 20th Century Fox from the unfinished film Something's Got to Give the following day for her constant absences.
The X-rays include Monroe's frontal facial bones, a composite right and left X-ray of the sides of her nasal bones and dental X-rays of the roof of her mouth.
WATCH: Marilyn Monroe chin implant X-rays up for auction
Evidence: Dr Michael Gurdin's notes were first drawn up in 1958 when the actress complained about a 'chin deformity' and the note listed her married name, Marilyn Miller (she was married to playwright Arthur Miller)
Make-over: Gurdin's notes refer to a 1950 cartilage implant in Monroe's chin, while Leaf states in his memoir that she underwent a slight rhinoplasty procedure on the tip of her nose
A set of three chest X-rays of Monroe from 1954 sold for $45,000 at a 2010 auction.
A self-published memoir by Beverly Hills plastic surgeon Norman Leaf in 2010 claimed that Monroe underwent cosmetic surgery on her chin in 1950, citing the same notes made by Gurdin, Leaf's medical partner.
Leaf also states in his memoir that Monroe underwent a slight rhinoplasty procedure on the tip of her nose.
A radiologist's notes included in the lot determined that there was no damage to Monroe's nose from the fall, but a recent evaluation of the X-rays found a minute fracture, the auction house said.
Doctors used the name Joan Newman as Monroe's alias on the X-rays which list her height as five-foot-six (1.68 m) and her weight as 115lbs (52 kg).
Nose job? A radiologist's notes included in the lot determined that there was no damage to Monroe's nose, but a recent evaluation of the X-rays found a minute fracture, the auction house said
Secret identity: Doctors used the name Joan Newman as Monroe's alias on the X-rays which list her height as five-foot-six (1.68 m) and her weight as 115lbs (52 kg)
Famous face: Monroe's (with Arthur Miller) biggest films, such as How to Marry a Millionaire and Some Like It Hot, were all shot after 1950, the year she underwent chin surgery
Gurdin's notes were first drawn up in 1958 when the actress complained about a 'chin deformity' and the note listed her married name, Marilyn Miller.
She was married to playwright Arthur Miller from 1956 to 1961.
The notes also indicate that Monroe suffered from neutropenia, a low level of a white blood cell type, in 1956 while in England and had an ectopic pregnancy in 1957.
These aren't the only pieces of Hollywood history going under the hammer at the Icons & Idols: Hollywood auction next month.
Movie history: The white wedding gown worn by Julie Andrews as Maria von Trapp in the Sound of Music is expected to sell at the auction for between $30,000 and $50,000
Very vintage: The dress has undergone some 'post-production alterations' after being used for other events by the studio but is nonetheless expected to be a hit at the auction
The white wedding gown worn by Julie Andrews as Maria von Trapp in the Sound of Music is expected to sell for between $30,000 and $50,000.
Mr Nolan notes that the dress has undergone some 'post-production alterations' after being used for other events by the studio.
But the stunning Dorothy Jacobs creation is nonetheless expected to be a hit at the auction.
Trekkies will be happy to hear that Captain Kirk's original 'avocado green' tunic and boots will also be put under the hammer.
Iconic artifact: The Lone Ranger mask worn by Clayton Moore in the Forties and Fifties is predicted to rake in the highest bid, with an estimate of $60,000
Beam me up: Trekkies will be happy to hear that Captain Kirk's original 'avocado green' tunic and boots will also be put under the hammer, and could also rake in between $30,000 and $50,000
The outfit, worn by William Shatner in his iconic role, could also rake in between $30,000 and $50,000.
Another iconic artifact from past cinema that will be put up for auction is the Lone Ranger mask, worn by Clayton Moore in the Forties and Fifties.
This is one of the items that is predicted to rake in the highest bid, with an estimate of $60,000.
Other items that will be included in the bidding are a dress worn by the Princess Diana in the Nineties, and a tracksuit worn by the late James Gandolfini in season five of the Sopranos.
Are you one of the many tempted to undertake cosmetic surgery for the perfect selfie? Recent studies say maybe…
Selfies seem to be everywhere at the moment and the selfie craze has health professionals, cosmetic industry insiders and newspapers all talking. Whilst the selfie craze has helped raise money for organisations such as Cancer Research UK, the recent rise in cosmetic surgery has some people concerned about this pressing need to look ‘perfect’ in a selfie photograph.
According to the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) there has been a significant increase in cosmetic surgery procedures in the under 30’s category and there is more evidence of this becoming a global trend. It is thought that the advent of the selfie has caused this increase, as a high proportion of these cosmetic procedures were facial surgeries. It is thought that because of the selfie craze, people have become more self-conscious of their appearance. There was a 10% rise in rhinoplasty (nose jobs) in 2013, a 7% rise in hair transplants and 6% increase in eyelid surgery.
It can be incredibly easy for young adults to get caught up in the world of the selfie as social media is becoming ubiquitous. Social networks such as Instagram and Facebook are perhaps the main social platforms used to post selfies. However, now that there are more image based social platforms such as Snapchat and Vine, the popularity of the selfie has risen and more and more young people are beginning to feel self-conscious, and some even feel that they must look perfect in these images.
Another reason why people, and in particular young adults, feel the need to undergo cosmetic surgery is due to bullying. According to the AAFPRS, 69% of young adults who underwent plastic surgery did so because of bullying, whilst 31% opted for it in order to prevent bullying.
The selfie craze has worried many people into thinking that we are becoming too narcissistic. This leads to the question, what will happen to the future generations if our current perception of beauty is so warped? Will society keep building unrealistic standards? Or will we all just accept that beauty isn’t flawless and that our imperfections make us individuals as well as beautiful?
Data from the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, as well an infographic showing a breakdown of popular procedures from MYA has revealed the most popular procedures contradict the assumption that facial surgeries are on top. Instead, the reports showed that breast augmentation and liposuction were the most ‘in-demand’, however, with the selfie craze evolving into an influential marketing tool, it’s difficult to predict what will happen in 2014.
How reality star's profile has morphed over the years... despite her claims she's never had rhinoplasty
In the past she's gone to great pains to deny that she's ever gone under the knife, merely admitting to dabbling in a spot of Botox.
But when Kim Kardashian showed off a rare profile angle while attending The Hollywood Reporter's Women in Entertainment breakfast on Wednesday, the difference in her facial features was hard to ignore.
The 33-year-old's nose seems to have especially morphed over the years, despite her claims she's never had rhinoplasty.
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On the nose: Kim, pictured left at Wednesday's THR Women In Entertainment breakfast, revealed a very different profile in comparison to a photograph taken of the reality star in 2006, right
It's appears that at some point Kim has possibly had the bump on her bridge shaved down, to allow for a more flawless appearance.
In an interview with ABC's News' Nightline back in 2010, Kim insisted that she was '100%' surgery free.
'I'm totally not against plastic surgery, I've tried Botox before. That's the only thing that I've done,' she claimed.
Golden girl: Kim attended Wednesday's soiree with her fiance and the father of her daughter North, Kanye West
Supportive: The rapper skipped the red carpet but joined his fiance inside the event
What a difference a few years makes: Kim has undergone several changes in her appearance since she was photographed with Paris Hilton at an event in July 2006
'I've never had my nose done,' she added defiantly.
Keeping Up With The Kardashians favourite admitted that she had toyed
with the idea of having the procedure, but decided not to go through
with it in fear of never looking 'the same'.
'What's funny about my nose, it's my biggest insecurity,' she explained.
Don't forget Kris! Kim's mother and manager Kris Jenner also attended the event
'I always want to get my nose done . .
. I went to the doctor, I had them take the pictures, he showed me what
it would look like and it just didn't -- I wouldn't look the same.'
in the same interview with Nightline, Kim's mother Kris Jenner also
denied that she nor any of her family members had treated themselves to rhinoplasty.
'None of us have had our nose done,' she asserted.
Changing face: Self-confessed plastic and cosmetic surgery advocate Kris Jenner, pictured on Wednesday, left, and back in 2006, right, has, like Kim, denied that she's ever undergone rhinoplasty
Over the years, Kris, however, has become quite the advocate for cosmetic and plastic surgery.
Kardashian/Jenner matriarch isn't shy about talking about her penchant
for procedures, and in recent times has let slip about the work she's
had to turn back time.
recently, when Kris welcomed surgery fan Joan Rivers on her ill-fated
chat show in August she agreed with the comic that 'everybody looks
better with plastic surgery.'
Kris has claimed that most of her work has been less invasive than
others, stating that she still has her own 'eyes, nose and mouth'.
Confessions of a Botox user: Kim has admitted to trying out Botox in the past
In 2011, Kris spoke on Australian
radio about her decision to have a face lift ahead of Kim's wedding to
Kris Humphries that year.
'I did have a little freshening up,' she revealed.
after Kim used to start calling me "gobble, gobble", at Thanksgiving. I
mean that's nice, isn't it,' she added sarcastically.
Shop til' you drop: After their breakfast, Kim, Kanye and Kris went shopping in Beverly Hills for Christmas gifts
I love you, baby: Kim embraced Kanye after the pair went shopping in Chanel
'Kim thought my chin was down to my waist. So I had a little lower... they take your chin and pull it up,'
The star even had the procedure filmed by the ever-present camera crew for an episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians.
Also filmed for the show, was one of at least two breast enhancement operations that Kris is known to have had in her life.
On a mission: The reality star was seen musing over several items in the store
'I thought it was such a great idea to film that,' Kris told the Today show at the time.
'The reason I went in and did that was
because I had had my implants in for 152 years - you know, a long time,
way longer than their shelf life.'
at an event last year, Kris also said on the matter: 'I think you have
to listen to your body, and after 25 years my body was telling me to
switch it up.'
When it comes
to defending her decision for allowing her surgeries to have been
filmed, Kris has said: 'I have cameras in my house 24/7. I can’t just
go, "I’m going for coffee," and come back with new boobs.'
Surrounded: The family members were surrounded by several bodyguards
Quite tame: The trio left with a few shopping bags, but not as many as expected
When Krystina Butel was 15 years old, she went on a holiday and decided to get her caricature done. And then she fell in love with the drawing so much that she has spent the past 15 years and over $200,000 trying to look just like it.
Krystina, now 30, has gone through five boob jobs, lip injections, botox, teeth whitening and semi-permanent makeup just so that she could resemble the drawing of herself. “When I saw the caricature for the first time on holiday, I was jealous of it,” the salon-owner from West Yorkshire revealed. “She was so glamorous. She was everything that I wanted to be. It was like holding a carrot out to me, showing me what I could be.”
While most people would have chosen to simply keep the drawing as a souvenir, Krystina decided to actually make herself resemble it. So she spent a large fortune on beauty treatments and surgery to achieve her goal. And it appears that she is far from being done.
Photo: News Dog Media
“My caricature keeps me going with my dream. I’m closer to it now than I was 15 years ago but there’s always something else I can get in terms of surgery to be more like it,” she explained. “I can always rely on my caricature to show me what I need to do next. I never think that I’m done for good with my plastic surgery. She shows me that there’s never enough.”
Krystina’s immediate plans include getting an eyebrow lift, butt implants, further breast augmentation, more botox, fillers, and bigger lip implants.
Surprisingly, she says that she was a total tomboy as child, and completely uninterested in her appearance. She was the only girl in a four-child family, so her mother would try to make her look pretty, which she detested. But she started to grow more interested in her looks at the age of 14, when she went to work as a hairdresser at a local salon.
Photo: Krystina Butel
Krystina said that she had experimented with hair extensions and makeup while working at the salon, but she had never considered plastic surgery. But then she turned 15 and she went on that fated trip to Ibiza with an older friend and her children. According to Krystina, it was meant to be a family vacation – a short, relaxing break to ‘get away from it all’.
Towards the end of the holiday, as she was strolling through the streets of Ibiza with her friend, an old man shouted them over and asked if they wanted to get their caricatures done. They agreed, and the portrait was completed within a matter of minutes.
What was intended to be a simple holiday souvenir turned out to be a life-altering event. While the old man did an ordinary portrait of her friend, he chose to make a rather raunchy caricature of Krystina. In the picture, he depicted her topless with a rubber float around her waist.
Photo: Krystina Butel
“When I saw the caricature for the first time, that was it then,” Krystina said. “I was so happy, I knew exactly what I wanted to be. I wanted to look like that cartoon. I felt envious of it and I got this urgent feeling in me. I wanted to look that right now.”
“I adored how over-the-top she looked and how done-up she was. I loved her massive boobs and tiny waist. I loved her eyes, hair and lips too. I liked the whole thing. It was as if the artist had seen the potential in me, what I could be. He showed me what I could be if I pushed myself to the limit.”
So when she returned to England, Krystina started off by wearing more makeup and using sunbeds to achieve her tanned appearance. She also worked harder to earn more money to afford beauty enhancement surgeries and treatment.
In 2001, at the age of 17, she opened her own hairdressing salon, and also had her first surgical procedure – a $6,000 boob job that took her from a size 32DD to 34FF. By the time she was discharged from the hospital, she was already planning her second boob job. Her current bra size, believe it or not, is a whopping 36K!
Photo: Krystina Butel
Over the years, she has managed to raise a lot of money, spending most of it on her appearance. Since her early twenties, she has been getting regular lip injections every six months or so. She also gets teeth whitening, semi-permanent makeup tattooing, eyelash and hair extensions, and uses sunbeds quite regularly.
Krystina even managed to track down a tattoo parlor in Yorkshire to get heart-shaped tattoos etched on her nipples. “You can’t see her nipples in the picture but I imagine the girl in the caricature having heart-shaped ones under her hair,” she explained. “It’s about what you see in the drawing and I envision that.”
“The surgery is definitely addictive, you get a buzz from it,” she admitted. “The feeling before the surgery is like Christmas Eve to me. I love the sensation of being put to sleep – it’s heavenly. I know I’m going to wake up afterwards and see something different in my body.”
Krystina said her looks get mixed reactions from various people. Her fiancé David supports her in everything she does, and he’s quite happy with all her decisions. Her family hasn’t ever objected to the surgeries, either. But not everyone is that understanding.
Photo: Krystina Butel
“I do get stares when I walk down the street and sometimes, people can make mean comments at me. They don’t bother me, though. I just get on with my life,” said Krystina.
“The girl in the caricature is like who I am now. She’s confident and happy. She doesn’t care about what other people think and she doesn’t need to go with the crowd. Just like her, I’m different to the rest and I don’t need anyone’s approval.”
The artwork currently hangs proudly in Krystina’s living room and continues to inspire her to get more surgery. “I don’t think I’ll ever stop having surgery,” she admitted.
“When I get older, I’ll have to do more things to my face to keep it looking like this.” Meanwhile, for her next procedure, she plans to go to Brazil or America because she doesn’t think any surgeon in the UK will be able to improve or transform her any further.
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Ryan Gosling won the hearts of women worldwide back in 2004 when he played lovestruck teen Noah in The
Notebook and has kept us enthralled ever since, earning himself a reputation as one of Hollywood's biggest heartthrobs.
But one beauty blogger has accused the actor of having a little helping hand in the looks department in the form of a nose job. Hey girl, prepare for a lot of hate mail.
Beauty blogger Michelle Villett has accused Gosling of having gone under the knife to
straighten, thin and refine his nose on beauty website Beautyeditor.ca.
Surely not? His good looks may have won over the world's females, but one beauty blogger thinks Ryan Gosling has had some help from surgery
Analysing photos of the Canadian taken over the years, Villet observes: 'Do you think his nose is a little thinner, shorter, straighter and less projecting now?'.
Comparing photos from his Mickey Mouse club days in the late 90s to shots from 2007, she muses: 'The bridge looks straighter, so it’s
possible that he may have already had the “work” done by this point. Or
had repeat nose jobs.'
Using present day photos to illustrate her point, she concludes: 'I say it’s straighter, the tip has been removed and the nostrils have been refined - but we’re talking tiny, tiny. To me, his nose clearly looks quite different compared to the early days.'
Has he or hasn't he? Villet uses photos of Gosling back in 2001, aged 21, (L) and compares them to today (R) to ponder over his possible rhinoplasty
So is Villet alone in her thoughts?
Celebrity plastic surgeon Dr Yannis Alexandrides, MD at 111 Harley Street, said: 'Although subtle, in my opinion, it’s clear from these images that there have been number of changes made to Ryan’s nose.
'Rhinoplasty is one of the most common surgical procedures carried out at my Harley St clinic and during an initial consultation I always advise patients that any alterations to their nose should not only resemble the original but should complement existing facial features.
'Even though my patients have differing concerns, almost all request minor alterations as they don’t want to dramatically change their appearance. This is also evident in Ryan’s images.
Comparisons: Blogger Michelle Villet wrote the article on Beauty Editor and used several old and new photos of Gosling to illustrate her point
'In Ryan’s case, his nose at the beginning of his career is significantly wider at the bridge and has a prominent hump. Fast forward ten years and both of these features appear altered.
'Although rhinoplasty is a relatively simple procedure a result like this will have taken several steps to achieve.
'Firstly, the nasal tip has been slightly rotated upwards and reduced in size by the removal of cartilage. In addition, the bridge has been lowered and made narrower to remove the slight hump, creating a straight, symmetrical look.'
Helpless Ryan isn't the only star that Villet has accused of surgery.
She has also posted photos of stars such as Emma Watson, Megan Fox and Blake Lively to determine if they’ve also had rhinoplasties, injections or any other procedures.
Ryan Gosling won the hearts of women worldwide back in 2004 when he played lovestruck teen Noah in The Notebook alongside Rachel McAdams
AS RESEARCH show increasing numbers of women are spending a fortune on post break-up sprees, two tell us why splashing out helped them feel better
Amy had been with her ex for five years before the wedding[Steve Reigate]
HOLIDAY OF A LIFETIME HELPED ME FIND A NEW PERSPECTIVE
Amy Dursley, 31, runs jewellery design business The Paula Bolton Collection with her fiancé Philip, 44. They live in Dorking, Surrey. She says:
As I checked into the luxurious five-star Waldorf Astoria in New York I felt all the stresses and strains of the last few months completely fade away. It was 2009 and I had recently got divorced after just six months of marriage.
It had been an incredibly stressful time. I had been with my ex for five years before the wedding. He had been my first boyfriend but not long after the ceremony I had realised our relationship wasn't going to work out.
We had simply married too young and both needed to see more of the world. So here I was in the Big Apple all set for the holiday of a lifetime with my best friend. It was just the tonic I needed to give me my sparkle back.
I had been so miserable before the marriage had broken down and the divorce had been such a terrible strain that I'd wondered whether I would ever be happy again. I desperately needed a pick-me-up so I decided to blow all my savings on a no-expenses spared girlie holiday.
And right from the start it was a blast. As we arrived a film was being made right outside the hotel. There were cameras everywhere and we felt just like movie stars.
Amy decided to blow all her savings on a no-expenses spared holiday after her divorce [IG]
The most amazing things kept happening to us. One night we were outside the hotel calling a cab, when a huge limousine pulled up. This guy got out with his mother and the four of us started chatting.
To our utter amazement he said we could have his limousine and driver for free all night so we could see the sights of New York.
By the time I got home I felt like a completely different person
It was like a fairytale and over the next few days I shopped and shopped until I had practically bought a whole new wardrobe. By the time I got home I felt like a completely different person. I felt glamorous and confident for the first time in ages.
All in all I spent around £5,000 on the trip, plus thousands of pounds on new clothes and make-up. It was money I had saved over the years, working as a freelance floor manager in TV and I didn't begrudge spending a single penny.
The hotel was absolutely amazing and we ate out in the best restaurants, drank cocktails and lived the high life.
The holiday completely renewed my confidence as I found myself on the receiving end of lots of male attention in New York. This made me realise that being single might not end up being so bad after all.
I came back from that trip feeling on top of the world and ready to tackle anything. Shortly afterwards I met my now fiancé, who was working as a cameraman, and we have been together ever since.
I'll never regret spending all that money because I have such amazing memories and the holiday was just the beginning of a better, brighter life.
MY COSMETIC SURGERY COST £4,000 BUT I COULDN'T BE HAPPIER
Natalie chose to have cosmetic surgery to boost her confidence [ATHENA]
Natalie Young, 41, lives in Swansea with her four daughters, aged from four to 16. She divorced last November and works as a hospital receptionist. She says:
I had never been happy with the size of my chest. After having four children I was a 34B and felt really flat. I had thought about surgery but I couldn't afford it and my husband wasn't keen on the idea.
So when we got divorced last November I realised having a breast augmentation could be just the tonic that I needed. I felt very low when we separated. I had been with my ex-husband for 12 years and married for four.
Unfortunately in the marriage I felt as if I couldn't be myself and we wanted different things. My parents kindly helped me with the money and I made an appointment with a surgeon for a consultation.
The operation cost £4,000 and I couldn't have been happier with the results.
Natalie was with her ex-husband for 12 years [IG]
I had the surgery with the Transform Medical Group. I had my consultation in Cardiff and the operation at the Highgate Hospital in London.
When I woke up I was the proud owner of a 34DD chest and was over the moon.
The surgery has made such a difference to my confidence and I now feel so much more attractive and womanly. In fact I've been so happy ever since that I'm planning a tummy tuck to complete my makeover.
After that I'm going to join a gym and get in shape. I really do feel as if this is the start of a new me. After my divorce I also spent about £650 on an amazing holiday in Ibiza with one of my best friends and I bought some beautiful clothes to celebrate my new figure.
The children stayed with their father and we had a wonderful week lying around the pool and eating out in lovely restaurants. I felt so much more confident in my bikini. For the first time in a long time I finally felt like myself again and hopeful about the future.
Treating myself to the cosmetic surgery, a smart new wardrobe and fabulous holiday has made all the difference to how I feel inside.
Where as before I felt low, now I have a spring in my step and a smile on my face.
Teen Mom star reveals an even fuller pout in new Keek video
She recently admitted to 'trying out collagen injections'.
But it may well be that Farrah Abraham is taking the trial period a little too far.
The Teem Mom star posted a Keek video of herself on Sunday night and her appearance seems like it has been even more altered.
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Fuller: Farrah Abraham revealed her puffier lips in a Keek video she posted on Sunday night, left. She first revealed her fuller pout last month, right
Farrah's already puffy lips look very swollen in the clip as she speaks to the camera with her pout shiny in lashings of pink lip gloss.
In the video, the reality-turned-porn star muses about how proud she is of the progress she has made with her various family issues.
'I am so thankful for the family that I have and the work that I have done and, like, the energy and counselling and all those things that I put into myself because I really think like I am breaking the cycle of my family,' she tells the camera.
Pouty: Farrah's already puffy lips look very swollen in the clip as she speaks to the camera with her pout shiny in lashings of pink lip gloss
She then asked all of her 'keekers' to reveal 'what they are so happy about themselves and proud of themselves'.
Farrah recently revealed that she had her lips injected during an appearance on Bethenny Frankel's talk show.
'I am totally experimenting right now and it's a little bit swollen' she said then joked, 'I was hanging out with Big Ange too much.'
Proud of herself: In the video, the reality-turned-porn star muses about how proud she is of the progress she has made with her various family issues
She then listed all her cosmetic surgery to the fellow reality star: 'I had my breasts done before I was 21, then after I turned 21 I got rhinoplasty and I did have chin implant but I took it out, that was way too much. That's it.'
Farrah went under the knife a few weeks ago to have her chin implant removed.
She underwent the 40-minute procedure under local anesthetic, leaving her conscious during the procedure.
She was seen arriving at the plastic surgeon's office in Miami ahead of her surgery, which was done by Dr Michael Salzhauer.
According to a source: 'Farrah was never comfortable with the chin implant and grew to regret having it put in.'
When she revealed her surgery results last autumn, Farrah explained the implant was to balance out her face and added: 'I don’t have to hate anything on my face ever again. I feel gorgeous.'
Revelation: Farrah talked about all the surgery she has had on Bethenny Frankel's talk show recently
Having spent $8,000 having a breast augmentation in 2010, she spent $21,000 on her chin implant and nose augmentation in October last year.
Farrah then underwent a further breast surgery in order to increase her breast size once more - from a C to a D cup.
'I would not get boob implants that were porn-star status,' she told InTouch. 'I’m very realistic about keeping myself looking natural.'
Experimenting: She told the new talk show host she was experimenting with collagen injections
The surgery also switched her implants from saline to silicone, and was done just three days after she turned 22 - the minimum legal age to get silicone implants.
Farrah starred in the original MTV reality show 16 & Pregnant in 2009, then it's spin off Teen Mom.
A single mother to her now four-year-old daughter Sophia, whose father died in a car crash before her birth, Farrah was seen struggling to cope with motherhood.
Before the surgeries: Farrah is pictured in 2009 before she embarked on her several surgeries
She released the single On My Own and Finally Getting Up From Rock Bottom - as well as a memoir, My Teenage Dream Ended, which reached the New York Times bestseller list.
Then last year she starred in a sex tape, Farrah Superstar: Backdoor Teen Mom, which is reported to have netted her more than $100,000.
Farrah is launching her own sex toy range in January, and has begun writing a book about the adult film industry.
Mother-of-one: Farrah is mother to her four-year-old daughter Sophia