Singer Patti LaBelle has had a career that spans the decades, but despite her huge success, it seems that the soul singer does have some regrets. Patti has only been under the knife once, but she still regrets her decision.
70-year old Patti LaBelle has had an amazing career, but she is still best known for her disco showstopper Lady Marmalade. At an age when many women have spent a lot of time undergoing numerous plastic surgery procedures to fight off the hands of time, Patti says that if she could undo her plastic surgery, she would.
In an interview with Access Hollywood, Patti shared that she has one regret, thanks to the folly of youth, and if she could, she would go back in time to tell her younger self not to have a nose job in order to make her nose smaller.
She tells Access Hollywood, “I would tell my younger self not to have problems with the way I looked… not to worry about that nose. I had a bigger nose, so I had a nose job – that’s the only surgery I’ve ever had on my face or my body.
“I was beating up myself for the way my nose looked and my nose was fine before I changed it, but it was my way of thinking that once I got on TV it’s gonna look bigger.
“I would have said, ‘Patti, back in the day you shouldn’t have touched your nose. Be yourself’.”
In the past, Patti has been open about her rhinoplasty, apparently in an effort not to be outed.
She told Essence magazine, “I was afraid people would be able to look at me and say, ‘Oh yeah, she had a nose job!’”
Despite her regrets, Patti’s nose job appears to have been well done as her nose fits her face nicely and doesn’t appear too small and narrow, which is often a tell tale sign of an aggressive nose job.
So how does the diva stay so good looking if the only plastic surgery she has had was as a young woman?
According to Patti, “God. He made me and my good genes. I have good genes from my mom and dad.”
Patti looks terrific and celebrated her recent milestone birthday with a low key celebration, telling Access Hollywood her laidback plans, “I’m going to celebrate by being quiet. I’m just going to be a home having a dinner and some hard shell crabs from Baltimore.”
Patti’s nose job is in good company in the music business. Beyonce is rumored to have had at least one nose job during her rise to fame. Many believe that the final count is actually around three procedures, each time working to refine and narrow her nose into it’s current shape.
On the other hand, Glee star Lea Michelle has said that despite pressure from the industry, she is proud that she never opted to shape her prominent nose with plastic surgery.
Makemeheal.com wishes Patti a very happy birthday.