14 Famous Men Who've Opened Up About The Highs And Lows Of Getting Cosmetic Procedures

    Joe Jonas opened up about getting Xeomin injections and said, "There's this stigma, especially with men, around getting injectables. I have many guy friends who have done it, and they're shy to speak on it."

    This post deals with topics like body dysmorphic disorder and opioid addiction. 

    1. Marc Jacobs opened up about the facelift he got back in 2021, saying that the reason he got the surgery was because he was at a point where injections and minor procedures were "not going to be effective."

    Closeup of Marc Jacobs

    He told Vogue, "What was really bothering me was my neck and how loose the skin was. I started to become very conservative with the Botox because I don't like the way guys looked when they were, like, very Botox’d and even with the filler, it seemed like it was just becoming too much. So I started doing thread lifts to hold up my jowls and the area of my face where the skin was sagging. But I found that those were only effective for a very short period of time. The fillers were too heavy, and the threads didn't really hold anything up anymore. So Dr. Frank said, ‘I can continue doing stuff to your face, but it's really not going to help much. It's not going to be effective. You're at that time where I think you should consider a surgery that requires cutting rather than, like, injecting.’"

    2. Joe Jonas opened up about getting Xeomin injectables, which are similar to Botox but are a pure form of botulinum toxin without any stabilizing proteins. He said, "There's this stigma, especially with men, around getting injectables. I have many guy friends who have done it, and they're shy to speak on it."

    closeup of joe

    "Maybe just because it's not something that we, or at least for myself, [I was] around much growing up," he added. "There's just this idea that this is something we don't talk about. But I like the idea that we can break that and have a conversation where it's not a big deal."

    3. Kanye West shared that he got liposuction because he "wanted to look good" for his fans. He added that during his recovery, he got addicted to the pain medication that doctors prescribed him.

    Closeup of Ye

    "I got liposuction because I didn't want y'all to call me fat like y'all called Rob [Kardashian] at the wedding and made him fly home before me and Kim got married. I didn't want y'all to call me fat so I got liposuction, right? And they gave me opioids, right? And I started taking two of them and then driving to work on the opioids," he said.

    Kanye West at TMZ

    4. Cheyenne Jackson opened up about receiving five hair transplant surgeries and shared that he got his first surgery at 28 years old, after he started losing his hair at 22.

    Closeup of Cheyenne Jackson

    "Over the years as my hair kept thinning, I kept secretly getting more procedures & would just pray that no one would find out," he continued. "Why? Why did I care so much? What does that say about me? Being a vain actor in an industry that rewards beauty, I vowed to keep this my secret forever. I feel SO stupid saying that, but it’s my truth. As if someone finding out would somehow negate my talent, or make me less viable or valuable in the world."

    5. Jersey Shore star Ronnie Ortiz-Magro decided to get liposuction so his abs would look more defined after not being able to hit the gym as much since his daughter was born. He said, “Today I’m going to step out of my element and try something new with my body."

    Ronnie Ortiz-Magro

    He added, “I’ve always been a workout fanatic, and I’ve also always been in shape, but it takes a lot of hard work to stay in shape. One year ago today, my life completely changed. I had a little baby girl. She’s like my guardian angel, and now I can’t spend two to three hours every day in the gym like I used to.”

    A doctor drawing on Ronnie Ortiz-Magro

    6. Gene Simmons got a facelift with his wife Shannon Tweed. When discussing the procedure he said, "I’d thought about it before. I was aware I had jowls."

    Closeup of Gene Simmons

    The entire surgical journey was even documented on an episode of Gene Simmons Family Jewels. Gene even watched footage of the procedure afterward, saying, “I saw Dr. Ryan reach under my skin and massage the muscles of my face. It was like my face was peeled off and slung over my shoulder.”

    Screenshot of Gene Simmons watching playback of the procedures

    7. Modern Family star Reid Ewing opened up about how his body dysmorphia influenced his decision to get plastic surgery. "No one is allowed to be this ugly," he wrote in an essay. "It's unacceptable."

    Closeup of Reid Ewing

    He explained that the disorder led him into a "plastic surgery addiction" and that he had a number of procedures done, including cheek and chin implants, implant removals, injectable fillers, and fat transfers.

    Closeup of Reid Ewing

    8. Backstreet Boys member AJ McLean opened up on Instagram about getting a hair transplant back in 2013.

    Closeup of AJ McLean

    He wrote, "Some girls get there boobs done some guys get abb implants all to make them happy! This was the one thing I did and I couldn't be happier thank u dr G [sic]!!!!"

    9. Mickey Rourke endured several injuries during his boxing career which led him to get corrective facial surgery. After being dissatisfied with the results, he shared, “Most of [the surgery] was to mend the mess of my face because of the boxing, but I went to the wrong guy to put my face back together.”

    Closeup of Mickey Rourke

    Years later, he received another nose surgery, saying, "Now I am pretty again," and adding that he still had one more surgery to go.

    10. Howard Stern got a subtle rhinoplasty to remove "the hump" on his nose. At the same time, he also received a liposuction procedure underneath his chin.

    Closeup of Howard Stern

    He explained that he kept the procedure a secret that only his sister knew about. He ended up telling his coworkers about it because he thought he'd lost his voice and read that was an occasional side effect of the surgery.

    Howard Stern onstage

    11. Kenny Rogers opened up about getting plastic surgery saying, "One of those things that I think everybody [does], you look at yourself and you go 'Could I be better if I did this? Or I did that?' And I did it. The guy who did [the surgery] was one of the world's best. But he just had this concept that the edge of your eyes had to be higher than a certain place, and I regret that."

    Closeup of Kenny Rogers

    And while the procedure wasn't exactly what he was expecting, he's learned to live with it. He said, "There was a time when I had a lot of money and a lot of time. I thought, 'What the hell, I'll go do something.' Dolly [Parton] and I used to laugh about it. It was all for the sake of what I thought was looking better. I'm not sure what I'd look like if I hadn't done it, so I'm happy."

    Kenny Rogers onstage accepting an award

    12. Vanderpump Rules star Jax Taylor revealed that he's undergone multiple nose jobs, explaining, "The reason I've gotten so many is not because the doctor was terrible but because I'm an idiot, and I didn't listen to my doctor. I was filming at the time. I did everything that I wasn't supposed to do."

    Closeup of Jax Taylor

    He also said that he gets Botox injections "every four or five months" just to "touch-up" his forehead.

    13. Clay Aiken got liposuction under his chin during an operative surgery for his TMJ (temporomandibular joint dysfunction).

    Closeup of Clay Aiken

    On Watch What Happens Live, he said, "I was like, 'You know what, while I'm already down, go ahead and take the vacuum in there and suck the fat out of my chin."

    Closeup of Clay Aiken

    14. Finally, The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and Botched star Dr. Paul Nassif underwent a facelift and explained, “The excess skin, especially in my neck, was driving me crazy."

    Closeup of Dr. Paul Nassif

    The particular surgery he received is called a deep plane facelift, which is meant to deliver the most realistic results a facelift can give. Dr. Andrew Jacono, who did the procedure, explained, “It’s the kind of facelift that works under the face of the muscles. It doesn’t tighten the surface, which is obviously very important for anybody, but especially for a man. If their face looks in any way tight, it makes the face look feminized.”

    Dr. Nassif