20 Filipino Celebrities Who Admitted to Plastic Surgery And Injectables
In showbusiness, plastic surgery and injectables are practically a way of life. That's especially true in the Philippines where the likes of Dr. Vicki Belo and Dr. Aivee Teo are (almost) household names. That said, talking about getting something invasive done is another subject altogether. There are some stars, however, that live their life like an open book who have been honest about their experience under the needle and knife. Here are 20 Filipino celebrities who have admitted to getting something done.
"Been there, done that," was Sharon Cuneta's response to a reporter that asked her about going under the knife to reach her ideal weight. But, her past experience with liposuction has made her wary because of its short-term benefits. These days, she keeps healthy through a balanced diet and exercise. Aside from liposuction, the actress has previously spoken about getting botox as well as non-invasive treatments like Thermage and Ulthera to stimulate collagen.
After being hounded with plastic surgery rumors in 2017, Muñoz was asked by a reporter whether she would confirm or deny them. She diffused the matter with ease, saying, "Deny? No, never, what's wrong with that? As if naman I committed a crime." Since then, the actress has said that she finds nothing wrong with plastic surgery.
While many shy away from plastic surgery questions, Angeline Quinto took them head by referring to herself as a "proud retokada." She's admitted to having a nose job, eyelid surgery, botox, cheek fillers, liposuction, breast reduction, and treatments.
Christopher de Leon
Christopher de Leon keeps a youthful appearance with help from Dr. Vicki Belo. In 2011, he openly had Ultherapy which is a non-invasive skin tightening and lifting treatment that improves lines and wrinkles. To keep him looking refreshed, he also had his eye bags removed through laser blepharoplasty.
In an interview on Tonight with Boy Abunda, Chie Filomeno casually revealed that she got her nose done. "There is nothing wrong in enhancing something that you have. It's your own choice as long as wala kang tinatapakang tao, go with it," she said.
The internet went crazy when singer and songwriter Janine Berdin posted photos of herself on Instagram with a seemingly new look. She shortly spoke about her rhinoplasty procedure in an interview: "If there's something you don't like about yourself and you are not happy about it, then you can do something. Do something to make yourself happy. You only live once, hindi ba? Just do things that will make you happy."
The Showtime host has been honest about his cosmetic journey. So far, he's talked about getting hip enhancement surgery and botox for excess underarm sweating. According to him, both procedures help in his career as an entertainer as it allows him to experiment with more different looks.
In 2015, reality television personality and actress Beauty Gonzalez made headlines after debuted a slimmer figure. In an interview, she confirmed that she had procedures done to reduce fat on her arms, chin, and jaw with the help of liposuction.
Paolo Contis underwent laser liposuction at the Belo Medical Group in 2014. Instead of shying away, he appeared in campaigns for the clinic and showed off his new physique in before and after photos.
Gretchen Barretto started the conversation about lip fillers years before Kylie Jenner and Juvederm entered public consciousness. In 2009, she told PEP.ph: "I'm not denying it. Yes, I had my lips done. Or I have my lips done every now and then. It's fillers only." The actress went on to say that she realized her lips were too thin for her, and she wanted to have pouty and kissable lips.
Gutierrez wanted to address loose skin and initially went to Belo to ask about getting a tummy tuck. Instead, Belo suggested she get BodyTite which is a less invasive procedure than does the job. The actress debuted her new body through a campaign with the Belo Medical Clinic.
Angelina Jolie is the blueprint for big lips. And, that's exactly the look Pops Fernandez was going for when she got hers plumped in 2009. "I'm so obsessed kasi with my lips and I'm being honest I did have it plumped," she said during an interview at The Buzz. "Sometimes I lined it na alam mo 'yong nilalagpas ko talaga siya na akala ng tao sumusobrang over."
No stranger to keeping it real, Kris Aquino talked about her experience getting her nose done on her daytime talk show Kris TV after guest Vice Ganda let the whole thing slip. She says that while she doesn't know the name of the procedure, she remembers it being really painful.
John Estrada was early to openly talking about plastic surgery when he had his butt enhanced with the Belo Medical Clinic. Of the procedure, he said: "Honestly, it's flattering for any man to have a reputation for, you know, size. That is, especially if you’re talking about the body. He then advised men considering the procedure to get it done themselves.
The singer has admitted that she's had work on her nose, eye bags, teeth, and chin to be more comfortable and confident in front of the camera.
Empress Schuck was extremely happy about the results of the laser liposuction she had on her thighs. As she put it, the procedure was "sulit" since it's been her biggest insecurity for the longest time.
After losing weight, Aiko Melendez further enhanced her body by getting a Brazilian butt lift. In a vlog, she said her new body was a journey as she lost hope in losing weight.
It was with a simple "yeah, I had it done" that Hart admitted she had a breast enhancement procedure in another county. She told PEP.ph, I had boobs already before but I just added one cup more. I think if you're going to be adding so much, dapat proportional. In the past, I was 32B, now I am 32C. I just wanted to be enhanced. It's upsized but it's not really so big."
Rufa Mae Quinto
The Booba actress had her breast implants removed in 2014. She wrote on Instagram, "Yes, finally my boobs [are] all natural. Am silicon free! In fairness, talagang pasabog makatotohanan ang ganap! Pang tutukan! Saya! Thanks Dr. Lacson for taking care of my ganap sa boobs. I've been suffering from pain for more than a year because of my left boob. So now, okey na. I wanna share lang na kinaya ko ang lahat. Gogogo #booba"
In an interview with Preview, Geneva Cruz says she was told to have cosmetic surgery by a producer. "I did rhinoplasty because of other people, not because I wanted it. I always tell my family that if you want to change anything about your appearance you have to make sure that is what you really want," she said.