Kate Gosselin was on The View yesterday to promote her one gig in months, on Celebrity Wife Swap. For that show she switched places with Kendra Wilkinson and her one kid for a week, and Kendra was in for a surprise when she had to care for eight kids used to being bullied by an evil taskmaster. I didn’t watch the episode, but it aired last night and reports say that Kate made Kendra cry when she lit into her for not being a hands-on mom. Kate told Kendra “Reading your manual made me believe that you just let everybody else do everything because you don’t care.” (You can watch a clip here and the full episode is here.)
Of course Kate made Kendra cry, she’s a harsh bitch. That’s about all I’m going to say about that, because I’d like to talk about Kate’s new face. I watched her on The View after seeing a story on HollywoodLife claiming that Kate has had a lot of work done. Kate looked way different to me, different even than the clip from Celebrity Wife Swap. Experts quoted by Hollywood Life say she’s had a nose job, face lift and injectables and I’d have to agree. Somehow it softened her face though and she looks… dare I say better. Her eyes are kind of cat-like but it’s not horrible. (Radar has a clip of Kate’s interview on The View and you can watch it in full here.)
HollywoodLife didn’t just get one plastic surgeon to comment on Kate’s new look, they got four, and the docs all say that Kate had work done!
Dr. Steven Fallek, a New York-based plastic surgeon, says, “Definitely a facelift — which includes her neck.” He adds that the “angles look much sharper along her lower face and neck.”
“Life is either treating her exceptionally well or she had work done,” Dr. Ed Williams, Group Vice President for Public and Regulatory Affairs for the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS), says. Dr. Williams also notes that her “cleaner jaw line” is undeniable.
As for how her doctors pulled it off, Dr. Fallek says it was “probably a short scar facelift as she is younger and doesn’t have much extra skin.” This sort of facelift involves a shorter incision that begins at the top of the ear and is then disguised inside the ear.
Beverly Hills plastic surgeon Dr. Renato Calabria suggests another way — grafting fat or stem cells to her face. “This procedure is done by harvesting the fat in other part of the body and in case of fat grafting injecting it back to the face trough tiny incisions,” Dr. Calabria says.
Yet another surgeon, Dr. Richard Norden, FACS of Norden Laser Eye Associates, believes that Kate may not have had a full-fledged facelift, but utilized Botox and a new form of facial rejuvenation: “Her neck seems to be noticeably lifted. I would guess that she had the hot new non-surgical facelift using non-invasive ultrasound called Ultherapy.”
But her face isn’t the only thing that looked different; our experts also noticed that work’s been done on Kate’s nose! Dr. Stephen Greenberg, Author of A Little Nip, A Little Tuck, and host of a plastic surgery radio show on KJOY 98.3 FM, surmises that Kate underwent a procedure called “tip rhinoplasty.”
Dr. Calabria explains Kate’s “tip work,” saying, “Tip rhinoplasty is usually done just to thin out the roundness of the tip giving it more definition.
Dr. Fallek estimates that Kate’s plastic surgery cost “About 10 grand for the face and $7,500 for the nose.”
HollywoodLife also has a better before and after pic of Kate featuring both her front view and profile. I wondered why her nose looked so different yet not super-thin, and I guess it was just a minor nosejob given how one of the doctors explained it to HL. Again, she looks better than before, but it also looks really obvious to me. It’s a shame she can’t do anything about her personality.
Thanks to Dr. Richard A. Norden of Norden Laser Eye Associates for emailing us.