Lisa Kudrow has mostly stayed away from plastic surgery except for the "life-altering nose job" she had when she was a teenager. While some people think the Friends star had fillers at one point because of the plumpness in her cheeks, there are plenty of signs of aging on her face and neck. Besides, Lisa Kudrow said that she's not convinced that she would look better with plastic surgery.
Lisa Kudrow brought to life one of the most loved characters in the television history of all time. She was catapulted to fame after she starred in Friends (the most-watched television series) and portrayed the iconic, the quirky but loveable Phoebe Buffay. She has remained one of television's most popular stars and become a household name since then.
People still take an interest in her and what she does. And as she has aged, the one thing people want to know most about her is whether she has had plastic surgery or not. Fans are curious to know how she's aging and how she's taking it. Here's everything to know about Lisa Kudrow's plastic surgery!
Lisa Kudrow's Plastic Surgery: All About Her Life-Altering Nose Job!
Lisa Kudrow's (@lisakudrow) fans wonder if she has had plastic surgery to help remove the signs of aging. There were speculations that she had fillers. But she has always maintained that she is afraid of Botox and fillers and admitted to having only a nose job when she was a teenager.
Lisa Kudrow got a "life-altering nose job" when she was 16.
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Speaking of Friends, if there's one thing we can tell about the quirky Phoebe Buffay, it is that she would never get plastic surgery because she is a nature's girl. (At least, she would make us think so because she would be so pretentious about cosmetic surgery.) But does Lisa Kudrow, the actress who has brought the iconic Phoebe to life, think the same? I think not because hey, have you heard that she underwent a rhinoplasty when she was younger?
In a 2013 interview with The Saturday Evening Post, the actress revealed that she had had a "life-altering" nose job when she was just 16 and said that it was a good change. She felt that her appearance changed for the better after the plastic surgery. Speaking to the outlet, Lisa Kudrow said,
I went from, in my mind, hideous, to not hideous. I did it the summer before going to a new high school. So there were plenty of people who wouldn’t know how hideous I looked before. That was a good, good, good change.
The Romy and Michele's High School Reunion star would never have gotten plastic surgery if only she wasn't bullied, vilified, and dropped by her two "best friends." She was very hurt when they said that they didn't want to be friends with her anymore and were tired of her tagging along with them. Her self-esteem was compromised so much because of her friends that her 20-year-old sister had to pick her up from school to take her to lunch as she had "no one to eat with."
Lisa Kudrow was very low in confidence at the time. So, when she changed schools, in order to have a fresh start and feel good about her appearance to increase her physical confidence, she made a decision to get plastic surgery to alter her nose. She had been a little conscious about her nose prior to that. So, she got a nose job to make it slimmer at the bridge and alar base and to slightly raise the tip.
Lisa Kudrow got a nose job to increase her physical confidence and start a fresh chapter.
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The plastic surgery truly did flatter her as it was in keeping with the natural proportions of her face. Prior to the nose job, she had a noticeable bump on her nose which made her nose prominent. After the rhinoplasty, her face looked more aesthetic as a whole. We can tell why her physical confidence increased after that and why she thought that it was a good, good change.
Lisa Kudrow Doesn't Think She Would Look Better With Plastic Surgery!
Well, that nose job was the one plastic surgery Lisa Kudrow had for aesthetic reasons when she was younger. The question her fans have for her is, has she gotten cosmetic procedures when she got older to help her with aging i.e. to remove the signs of aging and to maintain a younger appearance? Some people seem to think that she had the non-surgical treatment of dermal fillers to her cheeks at some point because of the plumpness in her cheeks.
But now, they are having second thoughts about that one because lately, Lisa's been showing subtle signs of aging to the neck and face. She very much looks like she's been aging gracefully without the aid of any plastic surgery procedures. She's said so much as that. In a 2014 interview with Glamour, she said that she was afraid of cosmetic procedures and injectables.
I’m too afraid to do Botox or filler or plastic surgery. It doesn’t mean I won’t ever do it, but it all scares me a little too much. I think everyone’s beautiful when they’re smiling. So I try to be happy. Drink in the good stuff.
Lisa Kudrow doesn't think that she would look better with plastic surgery.
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Kudrow doubled down on her stance about plastic surgery the following year. In an interview with The Guardian, she said that she didn't think that she would look better, only altered, and that she would be unable to express anything if she got cosmetic procedures.
I’m not convinced I would look better. I’m afraid I would only look altered. If I freeze this [my forehead] it would be harder for me to express anything.
It does not look like Lisa Kudrow is going to get plastic surgery to attain a younger look. She's much more confident in her appearance than she was in her teenage years. Plus, she's an actress and she doesn't want to risk looking frozen.