When some people think cosmetic surgery, Kim Kardashian is one of the celebrities that immediately jumps to mind.
Born on October 21st, 1980, Kim, on the surface at least, seems like one of those celebrities who is famous just for the media frenzy surrounding her mother, her stepfather and of course her sisters.
An exotic blend of Armenian and Scottish heritage, she possesses a unique look that she has used to her advantage becoming a model, a fashion fixture and later on an actress and a hostess.
She’s no stranger to controversy either, given that she’s one of the celebrities out there with a famous sex tape, but she’s also been on several television shows hosted by E! Entertainment, most notably Keeping Up With The Kardashians which has already spawned more spin-offs than you might think.
Since she relies so heavily on her looks, many are bound to ask whether Kim has gotten any cosmetic work done?
Has She Had Face Surgery?
There have been many rumors flying, both online and in the tabloids, about the work that Kim is supposed to have had done on herself.
Of course, it isn’t as though certain eminent plastic surgeons have stepped forward into the spotlight to tell all of this to reporters; part of their profession is supposed to be discretion and confidentiality after all.
But most fans, or just those who accuse Kim of going under the knife, will use the tried and tested method of comparing recent photographs to one in the past to point out how she may have physically changed as evidence of surgical procedures.
Of course, it is important that you keep an open mind since if you’re sure something is there you’re going to end up seeing it even if no one else does.
First of all, the human body changes over time and even if a person is recognizable, she isn’t going to look like the same person she was even a few years ago.
More than that though, pictures can be deceiving for other reasons.
In this video-photo slideshow, you can clearly see the extent of the problem (view more sensational Kim K surgery videos here).
The before and after pictures, however, certainly plant more than the occasional seed of doubt, no matter what Kim ‘officially’ says.
Much like a scientific experiment, two photographs have to be as similar as possible for you to use them reliably.
If a photographer makes changes like the lighting, the background, the angle of the picture, or even the type of lens and distance to the subject it can distort what you as the viewer are actually seeing.
Additionally if the person being photographed is wearing different makeup, has a different hairstyle or even something as simple as wearing a different color scheme in one picture than in another it can throw off your eyes and make you think there’s a difference when in fact there isn’t.
This is one of the great Hollywood tricks for covering up blemishes and enhancing the star, so of course it will make them look different.
Kim K Before and After?
Kim has gone on the record with ABC’s Cynthia McFadden to deny that she has had any sort of surgery done.
She even went so far as to have a bit of fun at her own expense, saying:
“If I take this bra off, you will tell me I need to get them done.”
Kim continued the interview, saying that she isn’t against plastic surgery. A good position to hold for a celebrity since this type of surgical intervention has been an institution ever since Marilyn Monroe (see also did Marilyn Monroe have any surgery?) got work done on her nose and chin to create her classic, timeless look.
However Kim also said that as things stood as of May 2010, the furthest she’d gone down that particular road was to get botox injections which, according to most people, is a cosmetic procedure but doesn’t quite qualify as plastic surgery. Other stars have also confessed to Botox without directly going under the surgeon’s knife. Kyra Sedgwick’s confession is one such example.
Kim also denied rumors of a rhinoplasty, saying that “I’ve never had my nose done“, something which she admitted was something of an irony since her nose is, according to her, one of her biggest insecurities about her look.
Other stars it seems have also succumbed to such a suggestion – see Megan Fox after surgery.
She did admit going to a doctor and getting the pictures taken to see what she would look like if she had decided to go through with a certain surgery procedure on her nose.
In addition to denying that she’s had her nose fixed surgically, Kim has also had X-rays done on an episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians to prove that her butt doesn’t have any implants in it to give her behind the very recognizable curve she sports.
Is Kim a Lying Fake?
Despite all these attempts to prove the contrary, some observers have sorted through the photo archives to produce a number of video comparisons.
Of course, all of Kim’s denials haven’t stopped the naysayers who claim that the opposite is true. Some people, from the camp that expect any celebrity to deny having gotten plastic surgery, point out that taking Kim’s word doesn’t exactly smack of real digging into the issue of whether or not her looks are natural.
Some individuals think the evidence is so overwhelming they have labelled her a fake. You can make up your own mind by considering them yourself.
Others, who might seem more reasonable such as Dr. Anthony Youn, point out that just because one procedure didn’t happen doesn’t mean others haven’t. Youn, in response to Kardashian’s proving that she didn’t have butt implants, posted on his blog that the absence of implants didn’t mean that natural fat couldn’t have been used to plump her rear, thereby creating a natural look without the tell-tale implants.
At the end of the day though, there is nothing more substantial than rumors and speculation about what Kim may or may not have had done on the operating table. Like other famous celebrities such as Erica Durance, the jury is still out.
So far she’s denied any cosmetic procedures, but hasn’t shut the door on future possibilities, and that’s the story that she’s sticking to. In order to naysay that you’d need to have someone with evidence or proof. More than a red circle on a supposed before and after picture.
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Kim clearly denies having any major cosmetic surgery to date, but what do you think?
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