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True or False? A Look at Kim Kardashian's Rumored Plastic Surgery

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Mar. 19 2020, Updated 3:34 p.m. ET

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Kim Kardashian has endlessly batted away plastic surgery rumors since she became an pop culture icon.

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It's true her looks have changed a bit through the years, as she's matured and grown into a successful business woman, marrying her love, Kanye West, and becoming a mom to daughter North, son Saint and new baby girl Chicago. But she's long denied ever going under the knife.

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The Keeping Up with the Kardashians star has documented her beauty and skincare routines on the show as well as social media, from diets, to workouts, to dermatology visits to her favorite doctors. Plastic surgery experts have weighed in with and given their two cents on what Kardashian may or may not have had done, but she has just laughed off the nose job, butt implants and other plastic surgery claims.

Here are some before and after pics of the Kim Kardashian, highlighting specific areas of her gorgeous physique, so you can decide: Did she or didn't she?

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The Bum Deal

The one area of Kardashian's body that probably gets the most attention is her well-rounded behind—an asset she most assuredly loves to display in all its glory. She has shot down reports of silicon butt implants again and again and famously proved that point on an episode of KUWTK when an X-ray showed there were indeed no implants.

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What the professionals say: There is, however, a procedure called a Brazilian butt lift, in which fat is taken from another area of the body and injected into the buttocks for a curvier backside, and it's rumored this is what the reality TV star did.

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What she says: Kardashian maintains her larger buttocks is due to having been pregnant twice and cortisone injections for psoriasis symptoms.

Bottom line (no pun intended): Kardashian's sexy backside is still pretty amazing and is one of her signature assets. So what do you think, did she have some help?

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Waistline's Slimmer, No?

After giving birth to two children, Kardashian was reportedly eager to get her body back into shape fast by using diet, exercise—and maybe a little more.

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What the professionals say: A source told, “Kim has been using this brand-new procedure that basically injects heat into fat cells so that they are destroyed. She has lost a majority of her weight with this and with another injection therapy called Mesotherapy.” According to, "This is a process of injecting natural ingredients such as vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and homeopathic substances, or medications that can address the various contributing causes and thereby reduce cellulite. The series of tiny injections are placed intracutaneously, just under the surface of the skin."

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What she says: Kardashian has been open about skin-tightening procedures. She shared herself getting a “non-evasive” tummy tuck from her cosmetics dermatologist Dr. Simon Ourion on Snapchat in 2016. She snapped, “You guys I'm at Dr. Ourian's—skin tightening," adding a hashtag in the caption that read, "#hatehimnowlovehimlater."

Bottom line: Kardashian rocks the hour-glass figure like it's nobody's business, but is it just chalked up to diet, skin tightening and a great workout routine or something else?

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Possible Boob Job(s)

While no one ever would call Kardashian flat-chested in any universe, there has been a difference in size as she's gotten older. This could also have something to do with having kids, but there are those pesky boob-job rumors.

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What the professionals say: A Kim K insider revealed to, “There’s a new injectable filler similar to Restylane that’s designed for body shaping. Kim uses it on her boobs and butt. It’s the reason why her breasts are so full right now...”

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What she says: While the reality star hasn't said anything specific about her breasts, she did once warn sister Khloé Kardashian not to get breast implants. Kim said on a 2016 episode of KUWTK. “I think Khloé doesn’t get how hard it is to workout when you really have big boobs bouncing around everywhere.” Yeah, that must be awful. Also, Kim had a laser treatment to remove stretch marks from her breasts (after kids).

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Bottom line: Her cleavage continues to impress. Did she have any enhancements or is it just motherhood?

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A Nose Tweak

Kim Kardashian's nose definitely looks different in these before and after pics, slimmer and more refined, so naturally people question whether she'd had rhinoplasty.

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What the professionals say: Dr. Zara Harutyunyan of L.A.'s Cosmetic Rejuvenation—who also has not worked on Kim K—told, “Overall, I suspect Kim has had a rhinoplasty to make her nose slimmer and the tip more pointy.”

What she says: Kardashian told Wonderland magazine in 2016, "People think I've had my nose done. I haven't. I used to hate this bump on my nose. Hated it. Now I love that it makes me look more ethnic." She does, however, understand where all the speculation might come from because she, too, thinks her nose looks smaller. Her answer? “Maybe it's the contour I use." That's definitely one way to look at it.

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Bottom line: Her nose does fit symmetrically with the face, so is it all about contouring or was it just a flawless nose job?

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Fill Those Cheeks and Smooth Those Brows

The KUWTK star's face has seemed a little fuller and more rounded in the last few years, sparking talk she has had fillers to give her face more definition and bring out those cheekbones.

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Keeping Up With the Kardashians

What the professionals say: Dr. Anthony Youn—prestigious plastic surgeon and founder of Youn Plastic Surgery (who also has not treated Kardashian)—told, “I believe she’s undergone Botox injections to smooth the wrinkles of her forehead and her frown lines. Although I doubt she’s had a surgical brow lift, she looks like she’s had a Botox brow lift, where Botox is injected in a pattern to raise and arch the brows.”

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What she says: The reality TV mogul has documented at least one Botox session in 2010 on KUWTK and has said she doesn't consider Botox plastic surgery.

Bottom line: Botox isn't like going under the knife, so she has a point. Was it more than that, though?

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Keeping the Jawline and Chin Streamlined

Along with giving her cheeks a boost, the mom of three's jawline and chin are also noticeably more angular.

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What the professionals say: Dr. Harutyunyan told, “It looks like she's had a chin augmentation using dermal fillers such as Radiesse, or Voluma. Kim is also most likely doing skin tightening procedures such as Ultherapy which is a nonsurgical face and neck lift...I suspect she has had Botox injections into her Masseter muscles, a very effective way to contour the jawline by reducing the masseter shadow through the outer jaw skin.”

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What she says: The cosmetics mogul hasn't said anything directly, but a source told OK! “She’s hated her 'long' face forever and has been slowly altering it over time, but she’s thrilled with her new jaw, which makes her cheekbones look more prominent.”

Bottom line: Makeup contouring or something more?

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Plump Up Those Lips While You're At It!

Much like her baby sister, Kylie Jenner, who has a whole cosmetic lip line, Kardashian loves to have a plump kisser and has definitely worked at it over the years.

kim kardashian lips plastic surgery

What the professionals say: Dr. Youn commented to, “Her lips appear to have been plumped with fillers, although she doesn’t sport the ‘trout pout‘ of some other reality stars.”

What she says: The selife queen also knows a good product when she sees it. In an Instagram post, she hyped Rodial Dragon’s Blood lip masks as a fairly inexpensive way to get fuller lips. “Thank you @rodialskincare @mrsrodial for the Rodial Dragons Blood Lip Masks, I love them.”

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Bottom line: No, it's not real dragon's blood, but that would be hella cool, amirite?

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Getting Rid of Those Baby Hairs

It also looks like Kardashian has gotten rid of those fine baby hairs around her hairline.

kim kardashian hairline plastic surgery

What the professionals say: How is it done? “The lasering process typically takes six sessions (more if the hair follicle is thicker) and each session is staggered between two and four weeks. The procedure itself is painless and done without any anaesthetic or painkiller," said an expert.

What she says: The pop-culture princess fully admits to having permanently removed her baby hairs—and actually regrets doing it. On her website, she wrote in 2016, "I lasered my baby hairs off years ago, because my forehead had all these little baby hairs, and I would always break out because of them," she said. "I also lasered my neck because I had such a hairy neck. Every photographer would photoshop them out anyway, and I thought I looked better without the baby hairs, but now I miss them. I think they look youthful! So ladies, you can always laser your hairline, but I miss mine,"

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Bottom line: She misses them, but what do you think, better with or without?

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Cure for Wrinkled Hands?

Oh, and there's one more thing Kardashian wants fixed—she thinks her hands are too wrinkly. On an KUWTK episode last year, Kardashian and her bestie, Jonathan Cheban, visited Dr. Ourian's office, and she sort of half-jokingly asked if something could be done to smooth out her hands.

kim kardashian hands plastic surgery

What the professionals say: There is a non-evasive resurfacing procedure that can smooth hands and reduce pigment age spots, so it's technically possible to do it. Read here for more information about it.

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Bottom line: Kardashian is not be quite at that point of needing to make her hands look younger (since she's still young herself), but should she hold onto that information for the future?

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