Arrow star Katie Cassidy has a Hollywood pedigree as the daughter of 70s star David Cassidy and Sherry Williams. Fans of the superhero are wondering if her roots in the entertainment industry mean that she is already turning to plastic surgery, as her character on the show looks very different than she did last season.
27-year old Katie Cassidy started her career as an All-American beauty modeling for Ambercrombie & Fitch, a brand well-known for it’s love of strong abs and refusal to accommodate fuller figured customers. Since then, Katie has been singing and acting in order to make her showbiz family proud. With her new-found fame as love interest Laurel Lance on the CW show Arrow, Katie looks like she has finally arrived.
Fans of the show have probably seen Katie in other movies and television shows, but they may not realize it because Katie seems to be pretty chameleon-like in her ability to change her appearance. Blame it on her start in the industry as a model or on the Hollywood surroundings of her upbringing, but Katie looks distinctly different than she did just a year ago.
While Katie has experimented with her hair color over the years, going from blonde to darker and darker as she grows older, her change is more than just a cut and dye. Some fans speculate that a nose job is the reason her face appears to look so different. Others think that her face looks a little longer, the result of a small chin implant. As nose jobs and chin implants, generally go hand in hand, both camps could be correct.
Although Katie looks like she may have lost weight and gotten more toned during her time off between seasons, her face actually looks like bigger. When older actresses age and lose weight, they tend to replace the lost volume in the face with injectable fillers such as Restylane and Juvederm in the chin and cheeks. Kate is pretty young to be going with this route, but her seemingly more pronounced-looking cheeks and chin do seem to indicate this to be the case.
Katie seems to enjoy changing up her looks, so even shaping her eyebrows differently or filling in them to look fuller could be responsible for giving her eyes a more open look, without a plastic surgery eyelift or Botox injections usually reserved for older women. Maybe some other new makeup tricks on the set as well.
It seems fairly obvious that Katie has done something to alter her appearance. However, it seems unlikely that the change is due to plastic surgery because there may not have been enough time for her to undergo plastic surgery recovery between her various projects and red carpet appearances. Also, given that Katie seems to have a history of changing her look frequently, it is unlikely that she would do anything so permanent as plastic surgery, especially this far into the fame game.
However, it is a possibility that she had a nose job earlier in her career, before Melrose Place and Arrow made her a weekly fixture.none
New Wonderbar spokesmodel Jestina Campbell has opened up about how she fills out the miraculous bust-boosting bras and it turns out, that the secret isn’t in the construction, it’s in the surgery. Jestina underwent breast augmentation as a teen, a procedure she now says she regrets.
Australian model and former Miss Universe Jestina Campbell is only 21. But she says that she already regrets the breast augmentation she had as a teen, to take her AA cup to a B cup.
The revelation about her plastic surgery came as Jestina was announced as the new model for Wonderbra.
Jestina regrets her decision to have breast implants and says that young women who wish they were better endowed should be happy with what they have.
According to a spokesperson for Hanes, who owns the Wonderbra brand, the company didn’t even notice that Jestina had breast implants. Apparently the model came out with the news after she signed a contract. Not that it matters.
The spokesperson says that even with the knowledge that Jestina had undergone breast augmentation, they still wanted her to represent the brand because, “We wanted to launch with someone who had the attributes of the brand – intelligent, confident and fun – and Jesinta was the perfect fit for it.”
The fact that Jestina’s breast augmentation allows her to perfectly fit the standard size Wonderbra used for the ad campaign probably didn’t hurt either.
For her part, Jestina is proud to be a Wonderbra model. She explains that she does a lot of charity work to help encourage and empower young women and feels that Wonderbra has similar goals. The boost to her career probably helped make the decision a little easier as well.
These days, Jestina says that if she had it to do over, she would use a push up bra to enhance her bust, not plastic surgery.
If women want to learn from Jestina’s “mistakes,” they can do a lot of non-surgical things to enhance cleavage.
A Wonderbra can provide a great boost and the Wonderbra Uprising Convertible Push-Up Underwire Bra model is a great option for wearing under formal strapless gowns and still having great cleavage.
If you want to wear your favorite bra, you can consider boosting it’s power with bra inserts. You can even swim in some versions that are designed to fit into even teeny, weeny triangle-top bikinis and stay in place, like Bubbles’ Triangle-shaped push-up pads.
Another great way to fake cleavage for formal occasions is to use a little bronzer on the décolletage to create a shadow effect. Bronzer and a how-to tutorial from the Web, especially when combined with a push-up bra or padding can help you look and feel your best. The makeup also helps to conceal any blemishes and is a popular trick with actresses and stars—especially the ones that seem to have a bra size that fluctuates overnight.
Jestina’s confession seems like it will help women better understand why they don’t have the same amazing effects from push-up bras. Sometimes the secret isn’t in the padding at all.none
Sometimes it seems like the drama surrounding Lindsay Lohan and her family will never end. A while back it was revealed that Lindsay’s dad had fathered a secret lovechild back when he and Lindsay’s mom were still together. Since the big revelation, Lindsay has said that she wants nothing to do with her secret half sibling. But that doesn’t mean that the said sister, Ashley Horn, wants nothing to do with her.
Making poor decisions seems to run in the Lohan family. Just weeks out of rehab, Lindsay has already been caught by paparazzi reaching for wine bottles and partying with Miley Cyrus. Apparently sister Ashley Horn is also into making poor decisions because she has actually gone under the knife to have plastic surgery to look more like her famous sister.
18-year old Ashley revealed to InTouch magazine that she spent $25,000 on plastic surgery procedures to look more like big sister and celebrity, Lindsay Lohan. She says that Dr. Franklin Rose in Houston performed five procedures including a nose job, “refining” of her cheeks and jaw and fat injections in her chin and cheeks.
Ashley says that she wanted to look like Lindsay in her “good days,” around the age of 18 or 19.
She seems to be happy with the results, boasting that now “I’m hotter than Lindsay!”
Although Ashley wants to look like Lindsay, she says that the family resemblance ends there because she doesn’t drink or do drugs like the rest of the Lohan family.
The revelation that Ashley is Michael Lohan’s daughter came on an episode of the show Trisha Goddard, much to the seeming dismay of Ashley’s mother, Kristi Horn.
Days after the news, Michael told Good Morning America that Ashley was conceived while he and Dina, Lindsay’s mother were on a break. Lindsay herself hasn’t commented much on the situation, other than to call it “disgusting.”
It’s nice that Ashley is happy with her plastic surgery, as it is not generally advised to undergo plastic surgery in order to look like someone else but rather a better version of yourself.
If you do want to try to look your favorite celebrity, you may be surprised by what some expertly applied makeup can do. There are countless tutorials on YouTube that can show you how to apply makeup in order to look more like your favorite celebrity. Using one of these tutorials can help you do your eye makeup so that it resembles Lindsay’s signature looks, from the deep makeup she wears in the Canyons to the fresh-faced look she sported as a young starlet.
For a more recent look, a heavier foundation application is probably necessary as your base and you’ll probably want to draw your lip liner outside your natural line in order to make them appear larger, like Lindsay’s in recent years. Lindsay usually goes for a smoky eye, but it often because smeared after a hard night of drinking—how you achieve that is up to you.
“It’s A Man’s World” singer Anastacia has become the latest star to undergo a double mastectomy. The singer has been diagnosed with breast cancer for the second time in a decade and she shared the details of her procedure with fans on her Facebook page, just in time for October’s Breast Cancer Awareness campaign.
“I wanted to share something with you in light of Breast Cancer Awareness month,” the 45-year old two-time survivor wrote on Facebook. “I was diagnosed with breast cancer for the second time earlier this year and am currently in the final stages of recovery after undergoing a double mastectomy with Latissimus Dorsi flap surgical procedure.
“It has been an intense journey, but I am feeling great and ready to start the next chapter,” the 45-year-old continued. “Breast Cancer Awareness Month gives ALL who are facing this disease a chance to gain strength and support from each other. Early detection saved my life twice.”
“The little lady with the big voice” got started in the industry, but her bold personality and big sense of style has helped her become a leading star, with celebrity fans that include Elton John and Michael Jackson.
Anastacia’s first diagnosis came in 2003, when she went to a doctor for breast reduction surgery. A mammogram detected Ductal Carcinoma In Situ (DCIS), in which the cancer cells are confined to the milk ducts of the breast.
Back then, Anastacia said that she saved her own life because she wanted to reduce the size of her breasts and praised early detection for catching the cancer in an early stage. Since then she has become an advocate for mammograms because a doctor’s exam or self-exam would not have found the cancer.
The treatment at the time of her first breast cancer incident was to have a lumpectomy, where the surgeon removed the cancerous cells and rearranged the breast tissue and probably some tissue from unaffected breast to make them symmetrical.
Her second breast cancer diagnosis in February 2013 forced Anastacia to cancel her European tour to promote her new album.
For her second bout with breast cancer, Anastacia opted for a more radical solution, and a breast reconstruction procedure that uses tissue from other parts of the body to recreate a breast mound.
Despite her severe illnesses throughout her life, including suffering from Crohn’s disease and having part of her intestine removed at age 13, Anastacia has remained positive and a vocal advocate for early detection and empowering women to take control of their own health.
Makemeheal.com offers a variety or aids and tools for women who have undergone mastectomy procedures. From swimsuits to pillows, products designed especially for women with mastectomy can help make the survivor more comfortable. There are also vitamins and treatments to help the healing process go faster.
As Breast Cancer Awareness draws to a close don’t forget to think pink and perform a self-examination.
Snooki’s life has changed dramatically since her days on the Jersey Shore. Now the petite reality star has settled down some and lost a lot of weight, which she attributes to a lifestyle overhaul, rather than plastic surgery.
At just 4’9″, Snooki doesn’t have a lot of room for weight gain. Despite peaking at 148 pounds during her pregnancy with son Lorenzo, Snooki is now down to a healthy 96 pounds—which she says is perfect for her size.
Despite being an adorable little chubster on The Jersey Shore, fighting and drinking daily, Snooki says that her life has changed dramatically now that she is a mother. Now Snooki sticks closer to home and fills her days with weight-training, strength exercises and cardio sessions.
She also eats better, with a lot of chicken and vegetables and has cut back on her drinking dramatically-which is a good thing after being arrested in 2010 for drunk and disorderly conduct.
Although Snooki says she is proud of her weight loss efforts and says that she has done it all through hard work: diet and exercise, many say that she dropped the weight so fast because of weight loss plastic surgery, such as liposuction.
Still Snooki is quick to shoot down the haters, although she is complimented by the theory.
“I’ve never been under the knife,” she says. “I’ve never even had anesthesia, but I feel like the fact that people say I’ve had plastic surgery means I look perfect, right?”
In the past, Snooki has said that if she does go under the knife, it would be for a breast lift—but not until she is finished having kids. Lorenzo is number one and the new mom says she would like four children, so any plastic surgery is probably a few years away at the very least.
So what about her face? Many fans have noted that with her weight loss, Snooki looks pretty different. However Snooki says that the one thing she would never touch is her face.
Despite the fact that many of her former costars look to have had fillers placed in their lips and Botox in their foreheads, Snooki figures she already looks young—”I look like I’m 12 anyway.”
However, while weight loss has made Snooki’s bone structure more prominent so that her chin is much more pronounced and her face much more narrow, it does look like her smile has become much more noticeable as well. Maybe Snooki isn’t counting the obvious dental veneers as facial plastic surgery because they are inside her mouth? Or maybe she has had the veneers for years but the weight loss somehow helps them to stand out.
One thing that Snooki hasn’t changed is her penchant for tanning. Whether the outside is frightful or delightful, Snooki has retained her signature oompa loompa hue.
Snooki sounds happy in her new role as a mother and definitely happy about her appearance and meeting her weight loss goals.none
Jennifer Garner rose to fame as one tough lady, appearing in action roles on the small and big screen. Now that she is a mom, her priorities have changed and although she plans to continue a career in Hollywood, there a few things she won’t be doing, including Botox.
When 41-year old Jennifer Garner first hit the screen, all anyone could do was stare at her lips. Full and lush and very big and prominent, they couldn’t possibly be real. They had to be the result of plastic surgery. And while Jennifer’s lips do seem to fluctuate in size, it is likely the result of Jennifer’s use of different shades of lipstick and lighting that do the trick, not a plastic surgeon.
Jennifer’s lower lip is quite large and her upper lip looks like it has caught up sometime between adolescence and adulthood. While an implant or collagen injection in her upper lip could help, there are also other ways that Jennifer may have improved her smile over the years. When she was younger, Jennifer probably wasn’t yet a pro in front of the camera and her naturally goofy grin could have tucked her upper lip too much. With practice, Jennifer may have been able to learn how to smile so that both lips look their best. She probably also has excellent professional makeup done both onscreen and on the red carpet so that carefully applied lipstick could help to extend her upper lip, making it appear as full as her lower lip. A temporary lip plumper may also help.
In fact, Jennifer is frequently asked about her beauty routine and lip balm reportedly plays a big role in her regular arsenal—as does sunscreen. As a mother of many, Jennifer has said she has simplified her routine considerably, but lip balm remains a mainstay.
In a recent interview with Allure magazine, Jennifer gave away many beauty secrets, including the fact that she has no tattoos or piercings—even on her ears! She tries to learn from her mom and keep her appearance fairly natural, including using Neutrogena products, for which she is a spokesmodel.
As a part of keeping it simple, Jennifer likely won’t be dabbling in plastic surgery anytime soon—including noninvasive procedures such as Botox injections.
While many Hollywood actress rely on Botox to help smooth wrinkles, especially on the forehead and that prone-to-creases area between the brow, Jennifer says she has no plans to use it anytime soon, citing her prominent forehead.
Jennifer tells the magazine, “Because I have a big forehead, and I don’t want it to be like this slab, a big glacier.”
It sounds like Jennifer has definite ideas about looking good and staying and natural-looking, many of which she learned in childhood. Although she is a big star and married to A-List actor Ben Affleck, Jennifer sounds pretty grounded, calling herself frugal when it comes to shopping and not going in for many splurges, lessons she learned growing up.
Ellen DeGeneres is always fun and peppy and looks like she feels great. And although she’s not exactly known for her classic beauty, she looks great for a woman over 50. Over the years, it has been rumored that Ellen stays looking good with plastic surgery, especially before any big events. With her upcoming gig as the host of next year’s Academy Awards, some are saying that Ellen is getting ready to put out as much as $50,000 to look good.
While dancing may be Ellen’s secret to staying young at heart, apparently plastic surgery is the secret to her status as a Cover Girl. Ellen wears only minimal makeup and seems pretty low key when it comes to her beauty routine, but in the past it seems that she has been under the knife for several procedures to keep her looking good, but never “done.” If the stories are true, then Ellen has had a brow lift, laser peel, neck lift, and Botox and a facelift as well.
If Ellen has done anything as dramatic as all that, she likely had it done over numerous years, so that the changes are subtle and keep her looking natural. Apparently Ellen wants to continue looking good but the price is high. One Los Angeles surgeon told Showbizspy.com that a full facial makeover could run Ellen a tab of up to $50,000 for a facelift that would tighten up her jowls and chin and creases in her face. The recovery for that could take up to three weeks and cost $25,000 alone.
If Ellen really wants to go all out, the surgeon also recommends a $5,000 browlift to help reduce wrinkles in her forehead and reposition her eyebrows at a more youthful angle. The browlift also comes with a three week minimal recovery.
On top of that, the surgeon also recommends eyelid surgery, on both Ellen’s upper and lower eyedlids to reduce sagging and bagging. Again, the cost would be around $5,000 and have a recovery period of two weeks.
It sounds like a lot of surgery all at once for a woman who is going for a natural look. Maybe there are some non-surgical options that Ellen could explore. Or she take a page from her wife, Portia di Rossi’s book and try chemical peels, Botox and fillers first.
There are also treatments that Ellen can try in the privacy of her own home, starting with a ProSonic cleansing device to reduce signs of aging such as fine lines. A ProSonic also helps products to penetrate the skin more deeply to make them more effective. So rather than a facelift, she could switch up her beauty regimen to include a more effective skincare product. She could also explore using at-home treatment devices, like a miconeedle roller to help boost collagen production.
Or maybe, Ellen could just rely on television magic, a great makeup team and maybe a touchup and highlight on her pixie haircut.none
Friends star Lisa Kudrow has long been suspected of having had a nose job before hitting the big time. But nobody could prove it because there don’t seem to be a lot of childhood photos of Lisa lurking online.
50-year old Lisa Kudrow recently opened up to The Saturday Evening Post about her life-changing rhinoplasty, which she says transformed her from “hideous to not hideous.”
Lisa explains that after a few rough years in junior high school, she was able to switch high schools without people knowing about her transformation. She calls it a ” good, good, good change.”
During junior high school, Lisa best friends broke up with her in a very mean way. Lisa would later take her experiences with her to play her most famous role to date, Phoebe, on Friends. Lisa explains that Phoebe is a ” ditzy girl who lived in a happier reality than everybody else, because everything was so gloomy around her.”
In the end, Lisa’s nose job clearly changed her life view as well as her career for the better. But at the age of 16, Lisa was going through a plastic surgery recovery period that likely could have benefited from The Make Me Heal Rhinoplasty Survival Kit. The kit contains healing products to make recovery faster and reduce the appearance of swelling, bruising and scarring as well as alleviate discomfort.
Used in combination with a product such as the Face Masque Hot & Cold Pack Compress, it is easier to reduce swelling than with a bag of peas or ice that slips and slides. After surgery, the mask can be used to help open pores or even alleviate the sinus pressure from colds and allergies.
Many people considering rhinoplasty may also consider a non-surgical nose job using injectable fillers. Known as a liquid nose job, stars such as Brandi Glanville use a filler to help correct minor imperfections in the nose to get a more symmetrical appearance or help minimize the appearance of a slight bump. Unlike a traditional, surgical nose job, the results are temporary and the fillers must be replaced periodically.
Another option for people that aren’t thrilled with their natural is nose is to use makeup. A simple search on YouTube can show numerous tutorials on how to use makeup contouring techniques to help minimize the appearance of your nose. In fact, pop stars such as Nicki Minaj claim that using makeup is how they are able to switch up their looks. This also frequently sparks rumors of plastic surgery, so tread carefully.
It’s great that Lisa Kudrow has opened up about her past nose job and how much it has benefited her life both personally and professionally. She has been making the press circuit as she discusses her new role as Congresswoman Josephine Marcus on the popular ABC television show Scandal, opposite Kerry Washington.
Do you think there’s any chance that now that the cat is out of the bag on the nose job that Lisa will offer fans a look at her old nose on a Throwback Thursday?none
Despite her recent health scare and decision to undergo a drastic elective double mastectomy, actress and activist Angelina Jolie is looking healthier and more glowing than ever. While her beautiful youthful skin could be the result of a happy life, rumor has it that the real secret behind her perpetual youth is laser treatments. Lots of them.
38-year old Angelina Jolie is the mother of six children, enough to make any woman appear haggard beyond her years due to lack of sleep and stress. However, Angelina is looking bright and bushy-tailed, despite a busy schedule of keeping up with the kids and making red carpet appearances. And of course, all her philanthropic endeavors in between. Yet her skin seems to get younger and fresher with every passing year and the secret to her great skin is apparently laser treatments.
Laser treatments are a non-invasive procedure that can help to eliminate signs of aging from sun spots to fine lines. Because laser treatments don’t require any surgical knifework, Angelina probably doesn’t consider them plastic surgery, thus justifying her statements to the press.
Experts have told the National Enquirer that Angelina probably hasn’t gone in for anything drastic like a facelift, but she has had Fraxel laser treatments numerous times over the past several years. She has apparently also used ActiveFX, which takes care of more aggressive signs of sun damage. Even more recently, perhaps as a present to herself after her double mastectomy, she used a more intense laser treatment, known as DeepFX.
So why use laser treatments? Compared to plastic surgery, laser treatments have very little recovery time. Peeling and redness similar to a sunburn lasts for about a week, while the laser treatment works to remove old damaged skin and stimulate the growth of new, healthy skin cells.
Angelina reportedly had the treatments ahead of her red carpet appearance for fiancé Brad Pitt’s film, World War Z. In the past, she is also rumored to have used Botox to eliminate the 11 between her brows.
Laser treatments are effective and have a quick recovery time. However, they are expensive for those on a budget and can quickly add up, especially as often as Angelina reportedly does them. Rather than head to the plastic surgeon’s office, you can actually treat many common concerns right in the privacy of your own home.
When combined with good skincare products and a cleansing device like the ProSonic, your results should be very similar to the ones that the stars get, but at a fraction of the cost and without the hassle of having to make appointments.
While Angelina Jolie may have the incredible ability to take care of herself and her children, most busy women don’t have that luxury. Using home beauty devices on your own schedule is a much more viable option, that comes with a much lower cost.
Despite being a world-class athlete, Bruce Jenner has lately become best known for his ongoing struggle with having a natural appearance after plastic surgery. In fact, Bruce has become so well known for his plastic surgery that every time he appears in public with a band-aid, it is assumed that it is covering a scar from a new plastic surgery procedure. Apparently, this is not always the case.
Shortly before announcing his official split from Kris Jenner, the brains behind the Kardashian empire, Bruce was spotted with a band-aid on his nose. Although tabloids immediately declared the band aid to be covering up plastic surgery, such a as a nose job, it turned out to be completely false. Bruce had gone under the knife, but to remove skin cancer, not to have more plastic surgery.
In 2012, Bruce also sported a bandage on his face, and this was also due to the removal of skin cancer, rather than further plastic surgery to correct his previously botched facelifts.
Bruce may be at a high risk for skin cancer due to his love of sports, especially those in the outdoors. Although he rose to world wide fame as a runner, Bruce has remained active long after officially retiring. Spending time on the golf course or in the water means that Bruce should take precautions against sun damage and skin cancer. Living in sunny Southern California and traveling to places around the world means that Bruce may be at a higher risk for skin cancer caused by sun exposure than those that have fewer days of sunshine. It doesn’t mean that Bruce needs to hide inside, it just means that while he is out and about, he should take better precautions.
A high SPF sunscreen can help block the harmful rays that cause damage to the skin. Rather than chemicals which can do more harm than good, look for natural sun blockers such as Titanium Dioxide & Zinc Oxide. If you are going to be exposed for long periods of time, be sure to reapply, especially after swimming. You can also look for sunscreens that multi-task. Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Lift and Firm Day Lotion Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 30 not only protects against the sun, it also helps fight against existing signs of aging including wrinkles and fine lines.
In addition to sunscreen, wearing adequate clothing and hat and trying to stay in the shade are also good ways to prevent sun damage and skin cancer. Bruce has been sporting a ratty-looking ponytail since his split with Kris and a hat with sun protection might be a more flattering look as it would also block the prying lens of paparazzi.
There are also ways to prevent sun damage and skin cancer from the inside out. Look for anti-aging supplements and vitamins that can help reverse signs of aging and even help to protect your skin from sun damage. The antioxidants found in these supplements help to block UVA and UVB rays, which can cause sunspots and wrinkles.
Taking preventive measures from sunscreen to avoiding direct sunlight can go a long way in preventing long term damage from the harsh rays of the sun.none