Kate Gosselin Had A Facelift & Nose Job, 5 Surgeons Say

Tue, February 26, 2013 1:33pm EDT by 21 Comments
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The mother of eight sat down with the ladies of ‘The View’ and showed signs of plastic surgery. Has Kate had work done? Our expert says yes!

Kate Gosselin, 37, of Jon & Kate Plus 8 fame hardly looked like the same person when she showed up to The View on Feb. 26!

As she talked on the show, there were definite signs of a facelift, and an expert plastic surgeon agrees.

Kate Gosselin’s ‘Definitely’ Had A Facelift — Experts Say

Dr. Steven Fallek, a New York-based plastic surgeon, says, “Definitely a facelift — which includes her neck.” He adds that the “angles look much sharper along her lower face and neck.”

“Life is either treating her exceptionally well or she had work done,” Dr. Ed Williams, Group Vice President for Public and Regulatory Affairs for the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS), says. Dr. Williams also notes that her “cleaner jaw line” is undeniable.

As for how her doctors pulled it off, Dr. Fallek says it was “probably a short scar facelift as she is younger and doesn’t have much extra skin.” This sort of facelift involves a shorter incision that begins at the top of the ear and is then disguised inside the ear.

Beverly Hills plastic surgeon Dr. Renato Calabria suggests another way — grafting fat or stem cells to her face. “This procedure is done by harvesting the fat in other part of the body and in case of fat grafting injecting it back to the face trough tiny incisions,” Dr. Calabria says.

Yet another surgeon, Dr. Richard Norden, FACS of Norden Laser Eye Associates, believes that Kate may not have had a full-fledged facelift, but utilized Botox and a new form of facial rejuvenation: “Her neck seems to be noticeably lifted. I would guess that she had the hot new non-surgical facelift using non-invasive ultrasound called Ultherapy.”

Kate Also Got Minor Rhinoplasty

But her face isn’t the only thing that looked different; our experts also noticed that work’s been done on Kate’s nose! Dr. Stephen Greenberg, Author of A Little Nip, A Little Tuck, and host of a plastic surgery radio show on KJOY 98.3 FM, surmises that Kate underwent a procedure called “tip rhinoplasty.”

Dr. Calabria explains Kate’s “tip work,” saying, “Tip rhinoplasty is usually done just to thin out the roundness of the tip giving it more definition.

Kate Gosselin’s Plastic Surgery: How Much It Cost

Dr. Fallek estimates that Kate’s plastic surgery cost “About 10 grand for the face and $7,500 for the nose.”

We’re wondering where Kate got together all that cash for such elaborate procedures! The show that brought her fame, Jon & Kate Plus 8, ended its run in Sept. 2011.

Kate was also fired from her blogging job at CouponCabin! In a statement, the website’s CEO said, “A series of recent events have made it clear to me that Kate Gosselin and her contributions do not align with the authenticity which we set out to build almost a decade ago.”

Maybe she got an advance for her appearance on Celebrity Wife Swap!

– Andrew Gruttadaro

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