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Did Nicole Kidman Have Facelift & Lip Augmentation?

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Nicole Kidman is one of the most respected actresses in Hollywood and for those who have followed her career would know that she started out as an Australian movie star before rising to international fame in America.

Like any woman though, age can be a horrible enemy and Nicole included, have been battling this enemy to stay beautiful and youthful for many years.

Hence, there’s been many rumors spreading around as to whether Nicole had any plastic surgery procedures done privately to enhance or sustain her looks.

After all, she isn’t getting any younger…

Many fans have been noticing changes in Nicole’s face and lips in an unnatural way. Some have suggested that she may have had a facelift surgery, a lip augmentation, and even a nose job in order to stay young and pretty.

Most media picked up on the subject and started capturing photos of the actress, most noticeably her face to find identifiable evidence.

There was much attention to these reports because everyone was able to see the puffiness on her face, especially around her cheeks, her lips and forehead.

The funny thing was, she’s only ever admitted to using Botox during her career while declaring everything else to be natural.

So to prove that Nicole hasn’t indeed gone under the knife, we believe it is only reasonable that we go through some of her transformations throughout the years.


Year 1983 – 1988:

Young, Pretty & Innocent

1983 was the year that Nicole Kidman debuted in her very first film, a drama remake of the Bush Christmas. As you can see from this rare photo (below left), she was only 16 years old at the time when this was taken in Sydney.

You can still clearly see the baby fat around her face cheek area. As to that gorgeous curly hair, well yes she’s had them since she was young and take note of her thin lips as it was another one of her unique features as well.

Nicole Kidman 1983 & 1988Photo Credit: Getty

A few years since her career took off, you’ll notice that Nicole has matured quite quickly (see above right pic). The baby fat from her face has reduced significantly and at this point in time, she was still all natural without any cosmetic work. Why would she when she had youth on her side?

During the 1988 period, she has starred in the television mini-series Vietnam which received enormous praise. For that, she received the Best Performance by an Actress award from the Australian Film Institute.

Year 1995 – 1996:

Nicole’s Breasts Real or Fake?

(Below left) Here she is attending the Showest in Las Vegas, Nevada USA and you can see that Nicole’s face had remarkable texture and smoothness. One thing we know for sure is that she definitely didn’t need any help from plastic surgeries.

Although you can see that fine lines are starting to appear under her eyes, but these could have been easily fixed with the right cosmetic creams and simple facial treatments.

1995 - 1996 Were Nicole's Breasts Real or Fake?Photo Credit – (Left): Getty (Right): Rolling Stone Magazine 1996 Issue 530

Nicole Kidman is not the type of celebrity who likes to show off her body because she has true acting talent and usually lets her work do the talking, although we can all agree that she has a tall, slender and amazing body.

A cover photo, however, appeared from the 1996 Rolling Stone magazine (see top right pic) which featured something that not many people noticed at the time.

She literally showed the whole world that she has the perfect breast size for her height!

Now since breast augmentation wasn’t that safe and popular during those days, so we can assume that those are not fake breasts made up of implants.

Year 1997 – 2000:

Great Upper Body & Smooth Skin

Here she is again showing off her amazing upper body in this beautiful green dress (below left picture). Even though this effect could have been mimicked with products such as a push-up bra or a wonder bra, but if we look back into the previous year, it just didn’t seem like a boob job to us.

Whether we are right or wrong, she still has one of the most beautiful sets of shoulders and that’s why she looks so glamorous and elegant in that outfit.

Photo Credit: Getty Images

Okay, let’s fast forward a few years as we are not here to go through Nicole’s life story. Everyone knows that she and Tom Cruise got married in 1990 and this is a photo of her 10 years later in the year 2000 (top right). She was attending the premiere of “Mission Impossible 2”, starring her now ex-husband Tom Cruise at the Fox Studios in Sydney.

As you can see from this shot, Nicole has matured a lot from her teenage years, but her skin is still very smooth. There are no wrinkles visible on her face, though we could probably give some credit to her makeup artist in this one.

Year 2001 – 2002:

Her Face Wasn’t Quite Right…

In case you didn’t know, 2001 was the year Nicole and Tom called an end to their marriage. Immediately, we noticed a change to Nicole’s appearance and it was actually quite visible with the amount of foundation she applied to her face. Perhaps she had a lot of sadness to hide?

Regardless, we all know that love and romance can easily make or break a woman, so this heartbreaking divorce must have drained a lot out of her. No matter how much powder she used, the skin layers and lines showing around her neck were nowhere to hide (see below left pic).

This, however, didn’t stop her from attending the premier of the hit movie “The Others”, which was a really good movie by the way. A TRUE PROFESSIONAL!

Nicole Kidman - 2001 to 2002Photo Credit: Getty

After enduring a hurtful year, we started noticing something tightening around Nicole’s eyebrow area in 2002. Although she still looks amazing, something just doesn’t feel quite right with her smile. We are suspecting that she may have done a Brow Lift procedure or otherwise known as a Forehead Lift.

If not, then some type of Botox injection might have been used. These two areas are often the first to show signs of aging in women. So if she really has started using cosmetic surgery in an effort to stay youthful (she was single after all), then this must be the year she started using it. What do you think?

Year 2005 – 2006:

The Love Chemical?

If Nicole had done any type of anti-wrinkle injection, fillers or lift surgery of any kind. Then her plastic surgeon has done a wonderful job on her face, as you can see in the 2005 photo below.

She is absolutely glowing with minimal makeup in this completely natural look. We’re suspecting that the love chemistry might have something to do with it, playing a major role in her hormones.

Yes. That’s because this was the year when Nicole and her current hubby, Keith Urban started dating. Just look at her, she looks absolutely gorgeous!

Nicole 2005 to 2006Photo Credit: Getty

2006 was the year when Nicole and Keith got married. Now we’re not exactly sure what happened here with her trademark long face shape because it seemed like she’s either put on some weight, or she must have done something to her cheeks.

Her sudden change of appearance leads to many rumors of her getting a cheek implant or botox. Also, you may notice that something isn’t quite right with her lower lip, as it appears to be thicker than usual. Perhaps it’s her just lipstick?

You can also clearly see some fine lines and wrinkles around her eyes, so one thing we can say for sure is that age is definitely catching up to this beauty. She was 39 years old at the time.

Year 2008 – 2009:

Lip Augmentation & Enlarged Boobs

If anything, the year 2007 and 2008 has got to be the worst years for Nicole Kidman in terms of plastic surgery rumors. Many news media, professional cosmetic surgeons, as well as celebrities have started topics about her possibly getting lip augmentation which consisted of either botox injection or dermal fillers.

Her lips were swollen like a sausage for everyone to see!

This famous picture was taken when she attended ‘The Golden Compass’ Premiere at Yebisu Garden Hall in Tokyo, Japan. You can clearly see that something was “very” wrong with Nicole’s upper lip.

However, she denied all surgery speculations at the time and declared that she was all natural with Marie Claire magazine. Even the UK artificial beauty lover, Sharon Osbourne couldn’t help herself but stepped in and criticized her looks.

Nicole's lip augmentation and boob job speculationsPhoto Credit: Getty

In 2009, many people spotted something unusual about Nicole’s breasts when she wore a sexy deep V red dress in the CMA Awards event. If you look at the photo on the above right, it looked like she’s got breast implants because of the way that her boobs were pushed upwards. Now if this was true, then we must say that her plastic surgeon hasn’t done a particularly good job with this one.

Year 2011 – 2012:

Plastic Surgery Confession – WOW!!!

After years of denying her involvement with cosmetic surgery, Nicole Kidman has finally come out in 2011 and admitted to using botox injection. She also mentioned how she didn’t like the way her face looked and said she wouldn’t be trying those types of anti-wrinkle treatments again. Good on her for admitting it (finally)…

Nicole 2011 to 2012 - ConfessionPhoto Credit: Getty Images

After confessing to her use of cosmetic fillers, Nicole went on to become the global ambassador for Swisse in 2012, promoting the importance of inner good health to many women around the world.

A perfect candidate because everyone knew how much effort Nicole puts into her inner wellbeing, which includes taking the right vitamins, supplements, and using the right skincare products while exercising regularly.

Even though age is no longer on her side, but you’ve got to agree that Nicole still has one of the most beautiful hair and body to date.

Year 2016 – 2017

Repetitive Process To Stay Youthful?

At age 49, Nicole looked absolutely glamorous especially in this photo when she attended the ‘Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology’ Costume Institute Gala, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.

While it’s hard to know whether that she has completely stopped visiting her plastic surgeons, but for the sake of keeping up her image, you just can’t help but admire her dedication.

Nicole 2016 & 2017Photo Credit – (Left): Getty (Right): MEGA

As you can see from the 2017 picture above, it’s pretty obvious that Nicole had still resorted to some type of filler on her face. Perhaps she’s reached a point where she can no longer go without it?

That’s why some days you’ll see her puffy face like the above, and when it’s worn off a bit, she’ll look more normal, if not better just like the video below.

Check out her face expression while she talked about reaching 50 years old.

Looks like the Botox have worn off…


  • Real Name: Nicole Mary Kidman
  • Occupation: Actress, Singer, Film Producer, Spokesperson
  • Networth: 120 Million
  • Nationality: Australian / American
  • Birth Place: Honolulu, Hawaii
  • DOB: 20th of June, 1967
  • Relationship: Married to Keith Urban
  • Children: Connor Cruise, Isabella Jane Cruise, Faith Margaret Kidman Urban, Sunday Rose Kidman Urban
  • Height: 1.80m or 5 ft 10 in
  • Weight: 60 kg or 132 lbs.
  • Measurements: 34 – 23 – 36 inches
  • Bra Size: 32B
  • Natural Hair Color: Red
  • Hairstyle: Long
  • Eye Color: Blue

What Exactly Did Nicole Say About Plastic Surgeries During Her Earlier Years?

Towards the end of 2007 when everyone suspected Nicole of having a face surgery or over botoxed, she was asked by Meryl Gordon how she felt about the media speculations during a Marie Claire interview.

I actually don’t read them…To be honest, I am completely natural. I have nothing in my face or anything. I wear sunscreen, and I don’t smoke. I take care of myself. And I’m very proud to say that.

And when asked if she’s ever used botox?

No. Anybody can do anything to themselves, their bodies. I have no judgment on it. I personally believe in physical health because of the way I was raised.

Then suddenly in 2011, Nicole surprised many people when she decided to confess about her use of Botox to a German Magazine. When the interviewer asked how she managed her wrinkles. This is what she said…

I’ve tried a lot of things but apart from working out and a good diet most things don’t help. I even tried Botox but I didn’t like how my face looked afterward. Now I don’t use it anymore – and I can move my forehead again.


There isn’t really much we needed to say in terms of Nicole’s strategies of maintaining youth. And no, it’s got nothing to do with creams and serums. She’s even admitted it herself that she’s done botox, but whether she’s really stopped using it altogether since her confession, well…we’ll leave that judgment for you.

While filler is a non-surgical and the most non-invasive way of manipulating a person’s age, we wanted to know if Nicole had indeed done any surgical procedures which involved getting under the knife. The truth is….we couldn’t really find any sufficient evidence to support the claims including rhinoplasty for her nose.

The only uncertainty we have is whether or not Mrs. Urban had received any breast implants. She hasn’t openly admitted it, but several of her photos have suggested that something sneaky might have been done to her chest area, especially when there was a period where she really enjoyed wearing deep Vs to show off her cleavage.

Regardless, Nicole is a truly successful actress who has achieved more than many other people in Hollywood, so whatever she wants to do to her face and body, whether she wants to openly share her experience or not, that’s her decision to make. The only thing we will do is continue to be happy for her and support her.

Thanks again Nicole for all the wonderful joy and entertainment you bring to our lives!

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