For those who think that celebrity surgery and cosmetic procedures are strictly in the realm of female stars, you obviously haven’t heard the Bruce Jenner cosmetic surgery rumors.
Bruce Jenner, for those who are unfamiliar with his name, is a former athlete and Olympian. Specializing in the decathlon Jenner won the gold medal for America in the 1976 Olympics at Montreal, setting a world record with over 8,000 points.
Quite an impressive achievement for any athlete. After his athletic career Jenner moved on to become many things, ranging from an actor and minor celebrity to a motivational speaker.
And for those that don’t watch E! Entertainment, Bruce Jenner is also the step-father to the Kardashian sisters (see Kim K plastic surgery before and after and Kourtney Kardashian), and he often makes an appearance on their television show Keeping Up With The Kardashians.
Until fairly recently though, Jenner also held another position in Hollywood. He was a cautionary tale for those who were considering becoming a plastic surgery celebrity.
Bruce Jenner’s Surgery Procedures
It’s no secret that Bruce Jenner has had celebrity plastic surgery. In fact his original procedures, which he was convinced to get done in 1984, are one of the prime examples for celebrity cosmetic surgery gone wrong.
Jenner himself is aware of this, having stated on his step-daughters’ television show that, “If you Google my name, the worst plastic surgeries of all time, or whatever it is… they’ve compared me to Michael Jackson.” Harsh words, but ones that have been bouncing around Hollywood for a long time now.
Jenner’s original cosmetic surgery procedures were a nose job, or what professional plastic surgeons would refer to as a rhinoplasty, and a partial face lift. Jenner said that when it went wrong he was constantly made fun of for his poor choice to get plastic surgery. There are others who will no doubt understand the questions and criticism (see Kenny Rogers for example).
Additionally, even though plastic surgery is something of a cornerstone in Hollywood and has been since the days of Marilyn Monroe, Jenner says that because he was an Olympian and an athlete people reacted differently to him.
The idea that plastic surgery was something for starlets, and not for masculine men like Jenner, may also have been whispered behind cupped hands as well. Of course, these past negative experiences didn’t stop Jenner from going under the knife again.
This time though he went in only after some very careful consideration and after consulting his family on what they thought about getting more surgery to fix what had been done wrong the first time.
Bruce Jenner Before and After
When Jenner originally got plastic surgery in the 1980s he was going through a fairly dark time in his life.
He’d been divorced, reduced and had lost a lot of money. So when he got his initial procedures done it was not with the best intentions or with the long view in mind.
According to his wife Kris, Bruce’s lack of self-esteem at the time had also likely played into the problems and the decision to get surgery in the first place. In the year 2009 though, Jenner and the Kardashians decided that enough was enough and there was no reason to continue living with the mistakes made in the past.
Jenner had put up with a lot of ridicule, and being compared to some of the worst plastic surgeries that had afflicted Michael Jackson was pretty bad, and he wanted to put things back in order. Unfortunately that might feel like taking a shot of whiskey to cute a hangover, since it was plastic surgery that got him into this pickled mess in the first place.
So Jenner did what any responsible adult would do; he asked his family what they thought. After the Kardashians voted, Jenner had their confidence at his back that newer, more up to date plastic surgery techniques could fix his face and erase the old mistakes.
The procedures were scheduled and done without telling anyone, even the family’s close and personal friends. It was a nervous time, but after the surgery both Bruce and his wife couldn’t be happier with the results according to Access Hollywood. And of course it helped the Kardashians that their views had helped support their step-father.
Jenner’s face, once the subject of jokes, now looks normal and some might even say handsome.
His nose was restructured to look more normal and his face has been rid of the overly tight, plasticized look that it had that advertised to anyone that was looking that he’d undergone plastic surgery procedures in the past. In fact Jenner looks good enough, especially compared with the damaged results he’d been living with before, that might even serve as an inspiration for those who are contemplating getting plastic surgery work done, but who aren’t sure that it’s the right thing for them to do.