Kenny Rogers

Kenny Rogers’ facelift and plastic surgery woes are nothing new for those who pay close attention to the doings and dealings of big names in music.

Born on August 21st, 1938, Kenny Rogers, one of the biggest as well as one of the oldest living names in country music, has been a singer, a song writer and more for decades now.

He’s famous for hits such as The Gambler and for some of the duets with other country stars such as Islands In The Stream with Dolly Parton.

More Kenny Rogers pictures showing the affect of various cosmetic surgery procedures (image hosted by despite the rugged, manly image that those who sing country music tend to portray, Kenny Rogers has undergone plastic surgery in the past. And as the singer has admitted himself, it did not go as well as he had hoped it would at the time.

What Surgery Procedures Has Kenny Had?

Kenny Rogers is a plastic surgery celebrity, and he’s fully admitted to the Courier Mail in Australia that he thinks of himself as a “bionic man”.
A complete list of Rogers’ plastic surgeries would be quite a long one, but he’s had surgery on his face, mostly around the eyes and the forehead to try and eliminate wrinkles and to achieve a more youthful look.

As far as celebrities getting cosmetic procedures done, Rogers was nowhere near unique in his desires to alter his looks. But his procedures were first done in the 1990s, and unfortunately it was also celebrity plastic surgery gone wrong.

Kenny Rogers Facelift Before and After Photos

Kenny Rogers married a woman that was more than 20 years his junior in 1997, and that lead to a lot of the pressure for him to maintain a more youthful appearance.Kenny Rogers eye surgery before and after photos (image hosted by Not unusual given that he was in his 50s at the time, and he must have wanted to look like he belonged with his wife. While perhaps not the best reason for going under the knife, it was Kenny’s reason.

Unfortunately the result was that his eyes looked too tight, creating a pop-eyed look that was quite a tell tale sign that his new, smoother skin was not a gift from the fountain of youth. His face also looked tighter and more stretched, which gave him that unique, plastic appearance that only celebrity plastic surgery gone wrong (see also Mickey Rourke) can really manage.

Kenny Rogers before after pictures (image hosted by enough, Rogers has become more pleased with the results of his bad plastic surgery mishaps over time. According to Rogers, and it’s backed up by various photographs of the singer over the years, the tightness of his original plastic surgery has begun to loosen up.

Now, more than a decade later, his skin is returning to a more natural, youthful look that was the original goal of the surgery as his body heals from what was done.

As that stuff settles in it looks better and better. If I don’t die soon it’ll look great,” Rogers was quoted as saying in regards to his plastic surgery.

So it looks like, in the end, the country music singer might have a happy ending to his plastic surgery woes after all. And if all bad cosmetic procedure stories could end like Kenny Rogers Hollywood would definitely rejoice. Some stars who had problems initially also have positive stories to tell.

Before & After Surgery Video

Here’s a great video courtesy of showing just how much Kenny Rogers has aged and changed over the years.

Islands In The Stream With Dolly Parton – Before

Here’s an interesting comparison: singing Islands In The Stream with Dolly Parton.

Islands In The Stream With Dolly Parton in 2010 – After

And then more recently, the same song with the very same Dolly Parton.  This video has some wonderful photo clips of many past performances which make for a good comparison.

What’s your opinion of Kenny’s cosmetic procedures?

Do you think Kenny should have had celebrity plastic surgery? Leave a comment below and let us know.


  1. Claudette says:

    I believe Kenny’s facelift is a satisfying deal to his life, he knows what he wants so there it is, you have to feel comfort in your own zone. Kenny Rogers, your songs are an inspiration to my soul in the years gone love you Kenny; keep up the good work.

  2. No he shouldn’t have had any surgery. He was quite handsome before it all. I met him years ago on the Ian and Sylvia Tyson show and he was absolutely amazing. He is such a nice man. I have a brother in law who looks just like him and he looks like Kenny should look like now in 2013. He looks so phoney now. A completely different person not the Kenny that we know.

  3. NOPE! Should not have had the surgery. He was very nice looking before, now kind of hideous imo. But if he is happy with it, then so be it. Totally changed his facial features. Same as with that Erin Gray. Bad surgery on both.

  4. Lanette says:

    The plastic surgery made him look older. He was so sexy before. Luckily the surgery did not change his voice. My Daughter meet him years ago in Florida. He was staying at a resort she worked at. Got a big kiss from him and couldn’t tell me till after he left. He has always been a favorite singer to me.

  5. jeanette says:

    I don’t think plastic surgery helped Kenny’s looks. As was said before, he was a handsome man. The surgery around his eyes is the worst and most obvious, that he in fact, had plastic surgery. It is sad that so many celebrities feel the need to validate their lives by trying to improve their image.

  6. when you look the best why spend money for the rest enjoy life and your family and thank God for that great voice

  7. Donna Belmont says:

    I just hate that Kenny had plastic surgery of any kind. It is really difficult for me to listen to him sing on tv because he doesn’t look at all like he used to. I met him a few times at Vally Forge, PA theater in the round and he was SO HANDSOME !!! It was his eyes that made his face. I can not understand why he would ever even consider plastic surgery of any kind. His answer to having it done is because he married a much younger woman. To my way of thinking if his wife REALLY loved him she would have NEVER let him think he needed to do that. She should have assured him that she loved him as he was, with beautiful and sexy eyes.

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