A Beverly Hills plastic surgeon is exposing the secret procedures that he thinks stars have undergone, from nose jobs to eyelid surgeries.
While Dr. Charles S. Lee hasn’t actually treated any of the celebrities in question, he does have expertise in how facelifts, liposuction, and fillers can change a person’s face.
And in a series of viral TikTok videos, Dr. Lee analyzes ‘before’ and ‘after’ pictures of Kendall Jenner, Ariana Grande, Khloe Kardashian, and more, speculating on the work he thinks they’ve had done.
Surprise! Beverly Hills plastic surgeon Dr. Charles S. Lee is exposing the secret procedures that he thinks stars have undergone, from nose jobs to eyelid surgeries
Before and after: Though he has never treated Kylie Jenner, he thinks she’s had her chin shaved, her buccal fat removed, her temples lifted, with rhinoplasty, and lip injections
The first star Dr. Lee addressed was Kylie Jenner, 23 — who he thinks has had a lot more done than just her famous lip fillers.
‘I think she had her chin shaved, her buccal fat removed, her temples lifted [via brow lift], in addition to narrowing her nose [with rhinoplasty], and injections to her upper lip,’ he says.
Buccal fat removal — which involves removing some cheek fat, especially along the jaw line — seems to be a popular procedure, based on Dr. Lee’s speculations.
Despite his assertions that Kylie has had all these things done, the reality star herself has insisted that she has only ever had fillers.
‘People think I fully went under the knife and completely reconstructed my face, which is completely false,’ she told Paper magazine in 2019. ‘I’m terrified. I would never.’
‘They don’t understand what good hair and makeup and, like, fillers, can really do,’ she added, while confirming again that she has had lip fillers.
In another interview with Grazia in 2015, Kylie pointed out that she became famous as a child, and many people’s faces changed naturally as they age into adulthood.
‘I haven’t had plastic surgery. I’ve never been under the knife. People flash back to pictures of me when I was 12 and say “Kylie’s so different,’ but how can I look the same from 12 to 18?”‘ she said.
Scalpel! He thinks Bella Hadid’s had ‘nose surgery, eyelid surgery, liposuction of the neck, buccal fat removal, and the filler to her cheeks and to the forehead’
Buzzing: There has been much speculation about whether Bella has had work done to her face, with some insisting she looks unrecognizable
For part two of his series. Dr. Lee examined photos of Bella Hadid, 24.
‘I think she had nose surgery, eyelid surgery, liposuction of the neck, buccal fat removal [fat removed from the mid-cheek area], and the filler to her cheeks and to the forehead,’ he says.
There has been much speculation about whether Bella has had work done to her face, with some insisting she looks unrecognizable from how she looked as a teenager — and pointing out that her nose is an entirely different shape.
Bella, of course, has also adamantly denied that she’s gone under the knife.
‘People think I got all this surgery or did this or that. And you know what? We can do a scan of my face, darling. I’m scared of putting fillers into my lips. I wouldn’t want to mess up my face,’ she told InStyle in 2018,
Flashback: As for Ariana Grande, 27, Dr. Lee compared a recent photo to one of Ariana when she was about 15 and starring on Broadway
Guessing: He said he thinks she had ‘a brow lift, upper eyelid surgery, a lid tilt, rhinoplasty, and chin surgery,’ but added: ‘I kind of like the way she looked before’
As for Ariana Grande, 27, Dr. Lee compared a recent photo to one of Ariana when she was about 15 and starring on Broadway.
He said he thinks she had ‘a brow lift, upper eyelid surgery, a lid tilt, rhinoplasty, and chin surgery,’ but added: ‘I kind of like the way she looked before.’
Like the others, Ariana has also denied surgery, saying that any changes her face and body went through are just signs of puberty since she, too, was famous at a young age.
‘On the cover of some magazine they said, “Oh, Ariana Grande: boob job, brow lift, cheek shaving, lips done.” I was like, “You’re comparing a picture of me from when I’m 14 years old to when I’m 21, and I’m wearing a push-up bra,”‘ she said in a 2014 video, according to People.
‘That’s why I’m on the cover of Star magazine and they’re saying I got plastic surgery. Goddamn, puberty went nice. It came late, but she finally came through for me,’ she said.
Then, in 2019, she responded once again to speculation that she’d had a nose job.
‘Hayyy this my birth nose what tf did i log onto today lemme have a cute nose damn,’ she tweeted.
Embrace the face! Khloe says that despite overhearing her mom say she needed a nose job at age nine, she never got one
Hmmm… Dr. Lee things she has a forehead graft, fox eye surgery, buccal fat removal, liposuction of her neck and chin area, jaw and chin surgery, veneers, and rhinoplasties
Dr. Lee also compared photos of Khloe Kardashian, 36, listing the most procedures on one person yet — but exclaiming, ‘Wow, she looks amazing.’
He thinks she’s had ‘a procedure on her forehead [forehead graft], she’s had a fox eye surgery including a temple lift and an eyelid corner lift, buccal fat removal, liposuction of her neck and chin area, bone surgery along her mandible and chin, veneers, lip fillers, and multiple rhinoplasties.
Makeup tricks? She attributes the fact that her nose sometimes looks different in photos to her use of makeup contouring
Khloe has also been plagued by plastic surgery rumors for years — as well as accusations that she relies heavily on Photoshop.
While she has mostly ignored the speculation, she did deny getting a nose job in 2013, though she admitted her mother wanted her to get once from the time she was a child.
‘Words are the most powerful weapon; they can leave scars forever. She didn’t mean harm, but when I was around nine I overheard my mom telling her friend I needed a nose job,’ she told Cosmopolitan UK.
‘I was shocked; I hadn’t even thought about it. I’ve grown into my face but I’ve had makeup artists tell me, “You should get a nose job.” I’m so happy that I never have.’
She attributes the fact that her nose sometimes looks different in photos to her use of makeup contouring.
In the Cosmo UK interview, she also swore she’d never had surgery on her body, either, though she added that she wasn’t adamantly against it.
‘I’m proud for losing weight when I wanted to and I’ve never resorted to surgery. I’m not against it — one day I probably will but it would be on my terms. I won’t be bullied into it by social media or anyone else. I love my body and always have.’
Nip/tuck? Dr. Lee discussed Demi Moore’s alleged facelift — which fans took notice of after she appeared on the Fendi runway in Paris looking noticeably different
‘She has classic joker lines after a facelift. Joker lines occur in facelifts [on] patients with at-risk anatomy, particularly flat, large cheekbones,’ he said
In a TikTok video uploaded in January, Dr. Lee discussed Demi Moore’s alleged facelift — which fans took notice of after she appeared on the Fendi runway in Paris looking noticeably different.
‘She has classic joker lines after a facelift,’ he says, pointing to a runway photo.
Mum: Though Demi, 58, didn’t directly address claims that she looked ‘unrecognizable’ at the Fendi show, she has denied getting plastic surgery in the past
‘Joker lines occur in facelifts [on] patients with at-risk anatomy, particularly flat, large cheekbones.
‘At-risk patients have a hint of a line in the pre-operative position, and when you pull on the skin, that line will get very deep and obvious. This type of problem can be avoided by not entering this space during surgery and fat grafting it instead.’
Though Demi, 58, didn’t directly address claims that she looked ‘unrecognizable’ at the Fendi show, she has denied getting plastic surgery in the past.
‘It’s completely false — I’ve never had it done,’ she said in 2009. ‘But I would never judge those who have. If it’s the best thing for them, then I don’t see a problem.
‘On the other hand, I don’t like the idea of having an operation to hold up the aging process — it’s a way to combat your neurosis. The scalpel won’t make you happy.
By 2019, she admitted to Elle UK that she had had some work done, just not to her face.
‘You know what? Maybe one day I’ll go under the knife,’ she added. ‘It just irritates me that people are constantly saying how much I’ve spent on plastic surgery.’
Subtle stuff: The doctor thinks that Kendall Jenner has had both a nose job and an eye lift
‘I definitely agree she’s the most natural looking Kardashian,’ he said
Nuh-uh! Kendall, meanwhile, has said: ‘As a model, why would I have my face reconstructed? It doesn’t even make sense’
Kendall Jenner is the latest member of the Kardashian-Jenner clan the doctor shared a video about.
He says: ‘From here I can see that she’s had a brow lift, as possibly part of a fox eye lift, including the lower lid corners.
‘What I also see is her upper eyelid has a little bit more platform, so that could be a byproduct of the brow lift, or additional eyelid surgery.
‘For the nose, what I see is she’s got some internal valve collapse here,’ he says, pointing to her ‘before’ picture, ‘I notice the width and a little bit of roundness of the tip area, which is improved [in the after photo]. So she’s had a rhinoplasty.
‘She’s got beautiful teeth,’ he goes on. ‘I think she’s probably had some lip fillers, and probably some botox and other fillers as well. But regardless, I definitely agree she’s the most natural looking Kardashian.’
In 2017, Kendall, 25, also denied surgery.
‘As a model, why would I have my face reconstructed? It doesn’t even make sense,’ she told People.
Not hiding! Ashley Tisdale, 35, has always been honest about getting surgery on her nose. When she got her deviated septum fixed in 2007, doctors also shaved down a bump
Telltale signs: Dr. Lee has said that he doesn’t even need before and after pictures to know that Ashley Tisdale, 35, has had rhinoplasty
Most recently, Dr. Lee has said that he doesn’t even need before and after pictures to know that Ashley Tisdale, 35, has had rhinoplasty.
Pointing to a more recent photo, he said he could see ‘internal valve collapse and buckling at the tip,’ which are clear signs.
Ashley, though, has publicly admitted to having work done on her nose in 2007 to correct a deviated septum that had contributed to breathing problems. While doctors operated, they also shaved the bump down on her nose.
No knife! Dr. Lee doesn’t think Madison Beer, 21, has had any surgery, but says she may have had botox and lip fillers
‘The older I got, the worse it got. I went to get it checked out, and the doctor told me the septum was 80 per cent deviated and that I had two small fractures on my nose,’ she told People at the time.
Last month, she got more candid about the surgery, saying that the worst part was the public reaction after the fact — and going so far as to call it ‘traumatic.’
‘In the aftermath and the hardest part, was not the recovery but the media who constantly tried to paint a picture of me as someone who didn’t like their appearance,’ she wrote in a blog post for Freshne.
‘I loved myself, but I was just a very unaware person at that time (as you all have seen my wardrobe choices LOL!). I was proud of who I was back then, and still proud now.
‘I was scrutinized, judged, and made to feel ashamed over my decision,’ she added.
‘If anything, I was insecure after the procedure,’ she went on. ‘At the end of the day, I’m having a daughter, and I hope her choices aren’t met with judgment or shame.’
As for Madison Beer, 21, Dr. Lee says that it looks like she hasn’t had any surgery at all.
While he does think she’s had lip fillers — and maybe botox to accentuate her eyes — he’s convinced she hasn’t gone under the knife.