Rose McGowan

Has Rose McGowan Had Cosmetic Surgery? Her surgery question is one that seems to follow the actress nearly wherever she goes.

Born in 1973, McGowan lived her early life in the Italian sect of a cult, but her family severed ties in the 1980s and moved to America.

After a continued rough young adulthood with accusations of drug abuse and emancipation at 15, McGowan made her film debut in the 1992 film Encino Man.

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Since then McGowan has gone on to win fame and celebrity with roles on the television show Charmed, and in more recent movies like The Black Dahlia, Grindhouse, and as one of the main villains in the re-make of Conan the Barbarian.

How Much Surgery Has Rose McGowan Had?

Always beautiful and more than a little glamorous, the question of just how much celebrity plastic surgery Rose McGowan has undergone is a niggling question for many of her fans that really want to know the honest truth.

The simple answer to this question is yes.

Rose McGowan - scar from car accident (image hosted by actress herself has confirmed at least one plastic surgery procedure, which takes her out of the loop peopled by Jennifer Lopez’ speculations or the continuing Halle Berry surgery rumors.

Scarred In A Car Accident In 2007

The official story, and one that the actress agrees with, was that she was in a car accident in the year 2007 and that her glasses cut her underneath her eye, leaving an unattractive scar behind:

I didn’t realize I was hurt until I put my hand to my face and felt the flap of skin,” McGowan said, explaining how she’d felt directly after the accident had taken place.

So the natural course of action was to undergo a cosmetic procedure to repair the damage and to get back to her old look.

How Much Work Was Really Done?

Rose McGowan eyes before and after (image hosted by, those that are accusing Rose McGowan of becoming a plastic surgery celebrity are suggesting that she had a lot more work done than she’s letting on. According to these speculations McGowan has likely had a facelift (see facelift without surgery), which most deem was an unnecessary procedure, as well as fillers injected into her cheeks to give her a fuller, rounder look.

These are the most prevalent rumors, which are cropping up ahead of others which range from breast implants to eyelid surgery over and above what was needed to correct the damage that she sustained from her car accident.

But as with any journalistic endeavor you might feel bound to ask just where is the proof that these detractors and accusers are using for these statements?

In the light of McGowan only admitting to the single procedure, the rumor mill has turned to the same source it always uses; the infamous before and after photographs, liberally marked with circles and arrows to draw the viewer’s attention to certain areas where change is supposed to have taken place.

Rose McGowan – Before and After Pictures?

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When using before and after photos as a comparison point it’s important that you always pay attention to the major caveat that comes with using them.

That is to say that a picture is worth a thousand words, but that doesn’t mean that the picture always tells the truth, and especially not in Hollywood.

The elements of a photograph, such as the lighting, background, foreground, distance to the subject and even the type of camera the picture was taken with, can all create a different look.

Additionally the subject herself will look different depending on hair, makeup, general dress and any cosmetic changes that have been rendered with makeup.

So, short of getting pictures of McGowan in, or just post, on plastic surgery it’s important that you take picture comparisons with a grain of salt.

That said though, there are some noticeable differences in Rose McGowan’s face from even the recent past until today. Her chin appears a little different in shape, her cheeks look rounder, and her eyelids appear to droop a little bit. But what does all of that mean, exactly?

Rose McGowan before and after pictures (image hosted by

Dr Jennifer Walden: McGowan’s Face Has Changed

Well, while every corner of the Internet likely has an opinion, plastic surgeon Dr. Jennifer Walden offered her professional thoughts on the subject to And though not a doctor that has ever worked with McGowan, Walden had some interesting insights to share.

Before and after plastic surgery (image hosted by“I think she’s had soft tissue fillers injected into her face, into her lips, her cheeks, and that has lead to a more unnatural look,” Walden said, commenting on how the shape of McGowan’s face has changed after the filming of “Grindhouse”. The surgeon also speculated that McGowan may have had a chin implant.

It looks like she’s had her nose done,” Walden also commented, referring to the changing shape of Rose McGowan’s nose over the years. “The bridge has been narrowed, and the tip looks more refined.”

Now what does all of that mean, factually speaking? More or less, it means nothing.

Speculation, even speculation combined with an expert opinion from a highly learned professional, is not something that you can use in place of facts.

But it is suggestive, and the fact that Dr. Walden seems to be agreeing with large swaths of the rumor mill’s populace does lend the accusations a little bit of weight. But it is important to keep in mind that Walden doesn’t have McGowan’s chart, and has never actually worked on or with her.Rose McGowan plastic surgery? (image hosted by

After all, if she had, her statements might be seen as a breach of doctor and patient confidentiality.

So has Rose McGowan undergone cosmetic surgery? Yes, yes she has. What procedures has she had done? The only confirmed one is the eyelid surgery for her injury.

However, it is hard to ignore the changing shape of the actress’s features and how from one project to another she seems to have greatly altered herself. Is what we see in these pictures plastic surgery gone bad?

Or, given McGowan’s success as an actress is it just cosmetic changes through other means seen as bad plastic surgery? Either way it appears that the Rose McGowan’s surgery rumors won’t die easily.

Rose’s Before & After Video Comparison

What do you think?

Take a look at these videos from 1999 and 2010 and leave a comment below to let us know what you think.

Rose on Roseanne In 1999

Rose McGowan Interview 2010


  1. Wow, I knew she had some work done, but I had no idea that there was a facelift involved. I really wish she would stop. Her face is looking really badly. There’s only so much make up and photoshopping can do to improve on her looks, that she didn’t need to change.

  2. I am so sry to hear she had a car accident 🙁 I thk she made too much plastic surgery on her face.If it wasn’t needed for fixing her scar then she rly had to stop.She is still beautiful though.She had a rough life,I am rly sad this happens to her.I wish her all the happiness in the world.

  3. Rose Mcgowan Plastic Surgery says:

    I would not have known that was Rose McGowan if I hadn’t seen her name in the credits. She was virtually unrecognizable. What a shame.

  4. yeah FULL face lift, fat sucked from face (lost the young beautiful roundness), cheek implants, eye lift, and lip injections…AT least OH and probably nose job…

  5. i honestly think she only had her eyes done and maybe her lips. it doesn’t look like she got fillers because her face is actually a lot thinner than when she was younger (which happens naturally). I think it’s just aging more than anything that’s making her look different. I mean, she’s nearly 40 now, comparing pictures of her ten years ago to see if she’s had plastic surgery makes no sense to me. Her face is naturally going to look different. Also, remember that she’s a lot thinner now than she was when she was younger (as is the case for most celebrities), so that’s why her face is so much thinner.

    • People’s faces don’t change that much naturally in 10 years. TEN years. 20 years? Maybe. 30 years? Certainly. TEN? Heck no. If your face changes that much in ten years, you should start questioning your diet and vice choices.

    • She definitely had some surgery done to make her cheeks bigger, there’s no doubt about that. That is the most obvious change to me. I just feel so bad that whoever her surgeon(s) was/were they didn’t do a good job. She was the most beautiful woman. I always said she was the hottest woman on tv. She still has the body but I’m so sad for her that her aging and the pressures of Hollywood led her to do this. She was gorgeous the ways she was.

  6. That is not aging she CLEARLY had some work done and very unnecessarily because she was always a pretty girl naturally.

  7. superdynamite says:

    Rose ruined her career. I wonder how much the Doctor charged for that? She should sue is A*S!!!

  8. Hollyweird claims another victim.

  9. I love Rose. She did have surgery because she almost died in a car accident. Come on people. If you had your skin flapping off your face, you’d get surgery too. She’s always been about being true to who you are, she wouldn’t get surgery if she didn’t have too. Leave the girl alone. The public, paparazzi and gossip affected Rose not her surgery.

    • I actually had a torn tearduct where the skin was literally hanging off under my eye which sounds the same as Rose had. I didn’t have surgery. In fact about 3 months later it had healed really well and you could hardly see the scar and with makeup you wouldn’t know. A year later you wouldn’t even know I had torn the tearduct. A torn tearduct doesn’t really need surgery TBH and to say she needs it because she is an actress is piffle. Actresses wear makeup which easily covers up the slight scar that is left . So i’m sorry all the extra work she has had done (which she obviously has) is all for her own vanity.

  10. braindance says:

    just saw here in a lifetime movie, she looks horrific. WHY are these beautiful women injecting their faces, especially lips with crap? they look horrible, doesn’t anyone tell them that?

  11. She was absolutely beautiful, now I can barely even recognize her. She looks twice her age…what a shame.

  12. She is one of the worst actress I have ever watched in the movie. What’s up with the mouth..? Take some acting class, please….

  13. Just saw an old Law & Order SVU – read her name in the credits and still didn’t recognize her till halfway through. What is her obsession with her mouth? She pouted her lips the ENTIRE show. She was much prettier with the fuller face, more distinctive. Now she just looks like a “pretty girl”, generic.

  14. sherri parkin says:

    I wish she had never had the rest done, her mouth now looks stuck when she talks and her voice portrayal sounds stuck up, I think she has lost a lot of her natural beauty, but at least she seems like she is still a nice person.

  15. She’s 40. I am around her age at 39. You can’t take a picture of someone in their late 20’s and compare it to a picture of 40, before and after would have to be right before she had the surgery to right after the surgery. I am watching a movie with her in it and I don’t think she is not beautiful. If you follow her work you will miss some of the characteristics of the old Rose McGowan. She does have a large fan base. Hopefully her work will continue to be interesting.

  16. Wayne Pitty says:

    I’ve always had a crush on Rose! I thought she was so Gorgeous! I still do but, she has
    to stop the face surgery! Shes only 41? Why on earth mess with perfection????
    I know she had the car accident but that was no excuse to do the entire face!
    Rose..if possible….go back to the way you were!!!

    Shes a good actress, loved her in the movie “Grindhouse”

  17. Ana M Wass says:

    I always loved Rose/Paige but knowing what happened to Rose McGowan Underwent For Plastic Surgery Due To Car Accident and witch I only just notice this…………. but knowing that Rose still looks the same person as she was and is..

  18. DiAnn Walker says:

    I am watching a movie The Pastor’s Wife – 2011 – and I can’t get over what her face looks like. She looks like a miniature joker!!! Fish lips. That’s why I googled her to see what’s up with her plastic surgery….. Doesn’t make any difference if you are a popular person, people who have low self-esteem and don’t stand up as a unique individual – have to follow the ‘in crowd’ (and I use this phrase loosely)….Soooo sad. I thought she was very attractive before she had surgery – nose & all.

  19. Holy moly! She s like a different person!! That’s hideous to think a ill scar from an accident has made her keep going and going. She was so gorgeous before 🙁

  20. I am in my 40’s now and my face has changed the same way as Rose’s has, yet I have had no plastic surgery. A woman’sface loses the roundness in the aging process. The eyes will also droop more. The nose may appear thinner, more angular. Its aging. Fat is lost so the effect appears as plastic surgery. In fact, I have similar facial features as Rose and was once asked if I, too, had plastic surgery. And why anyone finds her choice in this matter so noteworthy is a subject more befitting of an article, as it may shed light on the psychiatric ailments that plague random commenters who seem obsessed with mundane topics.

  21. I don’t think there’s anything to hide and go on about the rumors and things she’s done to her. She’s a star, and ought to cover the scar she got from the accident. There’s nothing too much of plastic involved in that. Great story by the way.

  22. Pierrette says:

    So was so pretty in charmed. Even after she got her lips done, I still thought so looked hot. And like She does this thing were she pouts and the raises her eyebrows, and I’ve always found that so cute. But when she does it in the 2010 video she looks so horrible.

  23. Yikes…..She looks like she could be Carrot tops sister!

  24. Watching Law & Order, where she guest starred, and Im playing the IS IT HER? game. Oh its her, a plastic her. Its terrible. She was so beautiful; now she looks fake, like a wax doll. Id have kept the eye scar happily in lieu of all the post surgery results.

  25. I think she’s had enough opinions in her ear. I’ve enjoyed her movies, and hope that she is happy and comfortable with herself, because that’s all that really matters.. Not what I think or anyone else

  26. I believe she has had plastic surgery and I think it looks terrible. She was so pretty, now her face looks so pinched especially her lips. It looks weird. She should have just aged naturally and used the make up and other things to stay looking good. We all age and I realize she is in the public eye but she looks like Farrah Fawcet after her plastic surgeries, hers did not turn out well either, and I apologize for speaking ill of the dead, but please ladies stop with the plastic surgeries you looked better before. Maybe it was due to too much being done maybe just a couple small tucks here and there but when they do major changes it looks horrible. IMHO.

  27. For some reason I am more saddened than usual that she did this to her face. She had a lovely and unique look which sadly has been lost. Eyes and lips are painful to view. The surgeons responsible should not be allowed to practice medicine ever again.

  28. Perhaps people are forgetting that she has aged as well. I know Hollywood thinks that no actor should ever age and should be an unchanged barbie doll, but people do age and that changes the shape of their face. Give her a break! You want her to look the same at 41 as she did at 26, but without plastic surgery?! You’ve got to be joking.

  29. I was just looking up some recent pictures and she looks a lot better. Her face doesn’t seems to puffy anymore and even her lips look more natural. Of course she’s not looking the same (because she is 10 years older), but it is the best she has looked since 2009. I hope it stays that way!

  30. As a huge fan of many years, I can definitely tell she’s had more work than needed done. She doesn’t look natural. I know it’s been a long time since Charmed, but look at the other women. They’ve hardly changed. Especially Allyssa Milano. I’m still a huge fan though.

  31. Philip Humphries says:

    I really loved her in charmed and I still know that beauty comes from her heart. Yes she looks different but we should not judge her for what she has done. She reminds me Of Melanie on days of our lives. She is very funny and very beautiful Lady so that count’s

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