Rapper and reality TV star Cardi B, whose real name is Belcalis Almanzar, doesn’t deny that she had plastic surgery. In fact, she references her cosmetic augmentations in her songs and openly talks about them during interviews.
One of the lyrics to her hit single goes something like this: “When I was a dancer, I spent a lot of money to look good,” which alludes to her breast implants and butt injections.
The outspoken rapper said the reason why she wanted to improve her looks is because she needed to feel more confident about herself and wanted to be a successful celebrity.
She’s proud that she invested in herself and even if others make snide remarks about her unnatural appearance, she doesn’t care.
Before & After Photos
So, how much has Cardi B’s looks changed since she got cosmetic surgery? Let’s go over some photos before and after she became famous.
Cardi B Fixed Her Teeth
Cardi B received many criticism for her crooked teeth on Instagram so she sought a cosmetic dentist, Dr. Catrise Austin, to fix them. This was the same expert that did DJ Khaled’s teeth.
The procedure, which involved surgical rearrangement and veneers, costed around $40,000. It’s not known if Cardi had braces.
As you can see from the photos, the procedure turned out really well. Cardi’s new teeth actually went viral since she showed them off on social media.
She also had a boob job
The rapper was the first to admit that she has fake boobs and the difference is obvious in these before and after photos.
Cardi B’s breast implants confession happened on Ellen DeGeneres’s daytime show. She said that she made a lot of money as a stripper, so she had enough to get a boob job at 20 years old.
She doesn’t regret the surgery too because her busty frame landed her more jobs. Suffice to say, she did not make a bad investment given her success. Of course, her talent played a big role too.
Dangerous butt augmentation procedure
The rapper spilled about her butt procedure in another interview. She told GQ she spent $800 for injections, which was quite cheap, but that butt injection had been the most painful experience ever.
She said she originally wanted liposuction to facilitate a fat transfer but she didn’t have enough fat on her body. The surgeon suggested injectable fillers, so she went for it.
However, Cardi B’s butt procedure leaked for five days and when she returned to the clinic, it was already closed because another patient died on the table. Her story, however, is a big lesson for anyone considering getting plastic surgery and how dangerous it can get if you don’t choose a reputatble surgeon.
Meanwhile, having learned from the experience, Cardi B’s butt is now in good shape and size, as these photos will prove it. I don’t think they are implants but more like a butt lift procedure.
Has Cardi B had a nose job?
In late 2017, Cardi B candidly confessed to NY Magazine that she hasn’t had a nose job and most of her face remains natural and untouched. But she has been considering rhinoplasty because it’s an imperfection that she struggles with.
While Cardi’s nose has been the same, the size and shape are enhanced with makeup in most cases. I honestly don’t think she needs one as her nose looks beautiful.
Cardi B: Then and Now
Want to see the transformation of Cardi and how her looks have changed over the years? Let’s take a peek below.
Here, we get a peek of little Cardi B with her fun and naughty personality. How about that tongue out thing that she always does.
Looks familiar, huh?
It seems like the gorgeous rapper already has beautiful eyes and prominent eyelids as a child.
Honestly, I don’t think her face shape and nose has changed much here, so it looks like she wasn’t lying about her face being natural.
Here, we see a 13 year old Cardi B attending her 8th-grade prom. She was quite a good-looking girl back then and her light brown skin definitely stood out.
With this picture, I think we can put her skin bleaching rumors to rest.
I’m sure Cardi B got a kick out of her high school class photo as she posed with her innocent-looking face and demure hairstyle.
Anyone who thinks she had a lip injection just needs to see this photo to realize that she has naturally plumped lips.
The hip-hop singer worked as a stripper to escape the harsh reality of being a victim of domestic violence and poverty. She debuted a photo of her boob job on her Instagram, which started gaining a strong following.
Known for the popular nightclub drink, Bacardi, Cardi B made her debut in showbiz by appearing on “Love & Hip Hop: New York” in season 6.
Pregnant with her first baby, the “Bodak Yellow” rapper smashed the Met Gala fashion event with her Catholic-inspired outfit. The striking gown had a slit that showed off her legs and feet.
Given her past comments, we won’t be surprised if she gets a tummy tuck and a liposuction after her pregnancy.
As usual, Cardi B took it to social media to rant about her haters. She is in tip top shape and I don’t know what there is to hate when she has a body like that.
More Info about Cardi B:
- Real Name: Belcalis Almanzar
- Birthday: 11th October 1992
- Star Sign: Libra
- Birth Place: The Bronx, New York City, New York, United States
- Nationality: American
- Race / Ethnicity: Dominican, Trinidadian
- Occupation: Rapper, Singer, Songwriter, Media Personality
- Net Worth: $4 Million
- Relationship: Dating with Offset
- Children: Unknown
- Height: 1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)
- Weight: 60 kg (132 lb)
- Body Measurement: 36-27-36 Inches
- Bra Size: 34C
- Dress Size: 6 (US)
- Shoe Size: 9 (US)
- Natural Hair Color: Black
- Natural Eye Color: Dark Brown