Kate Gosselin looks totally different, experts say she had a nose job, face lift

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.”

[From HollywoodLife]

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.

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  1. Samanthalous says:

    She kinda looks like Kendra now

  2. marie says:

    about that wife swap thing, I heard/read Kate’s kids weren’t told in advance and were kinda blindsided by it. So I find it hilarious that she thinks she can give parental advice.

    new face or not, she’s still despicable so.. yeah

  3. Cece says:

    Doesn’t matter – she is still an ugly person inside. Guess she’s not quite as broke as she’s been crying about. She’s a horror show.

  4. Rumorhasit says:

    She’s like a humorless Jenny McCarthy look alike now…plastic surgery can’t touch Khates ugliness, it’s shot through that woman to the bone.

  5. RocketMerry says:

    She looks AWFUL. Just bad, bad work. Yeah, she was more wrinkly and saggy before, but the plastic-y after is just shameful.

  6. Cookie says:

    She actually looks pretty but her personality is absolutely hideous.

  7. truthful says:

    I saw it and she is bitter, she thinks her way is the only right way.

    I can tell she is pushy and bitchy.

    Kendra’s son looked to be terrified of her, LOL!!

  8. Tessa says:

    One of those pictures is taken in soft light in a studio and the other is not.

    • hunter says:

      Agreed! In fact, I looked at both before & after including Hollywood Life and frankly she looks the same to me.

      She certainly looks better than original Kate version 1.0 but she’s a total bitch so not sure it matters.

      I feel sorry for Kendra, she seems like she’s a nice person in spite of her other um… quirks.

  9. neelyo says:

    You know she justified blowing her Coupon Cabin.com money on this budget surgery by saying that she needs it for her ‘career’. Meanwhile her kids probably eat gruel.

  10. Willa says:

    She looks kinda like Dina Lohan to me.

  11. Jayna says:

    I saw her on that wife saw shop. She looked her age: lines, cheeks flat, no filler. I actually thought without all the heavy suntan, makeup, lighting, that she looked a little older and her age, not perfect looking in the interviews like before with great lighting.

  12. Belle Epoch says:

    Does she still have that “bodyguard”?

    I always wonder what kids think when Mom comes home looking completely different.

  13. Vivian says:

    She should have saved the $ she spent on these beauty procedures and invest in her children’s future since no matter what she does on the outside, her ugly personality comes through and renders it all meaningless.

  14. sonia says:

    I thought Kate had really mellowed out, she was a little grumpy but not full on banshee like she used to be! And, I think she called Kendra on her shit, and I think someone needed to!! The episode was boring though. I was looking forward to a cat fight and I just got vanilla pudding.

  15. Chell says:

    I actually watched the show & didn’t think she came off that bad, just the opposite…I was kind of impressed with her! When it was time for her to ‘change the rules’ everything she implemented was family oriented and her criticism was actually constructive. Don’t get me wrong, I still think she is an evil witch, just thought there was more positive in the show than negative.

    She does look different & I think she looks worse. My husband actually walked in the room & said “She used to be hot right? What happened to her?” LOL! (And NO, Kate was never hot, my husband is just weird!)

    • crtb says:

      I know nothing about Kate. I have never seen her show not have I watched or read anything about her. I watched Wife Swap last night and I thought she was awesome. Raising 8 kids cannot be easy and she has it down to a science. I congradulate and applaud her. Kendra came off as a apoiled brate who spends no time with her only child. And as cute as he is, Kendra’s son is poorly behaved and benefited from Kate’s in put. Kendra doesn’t eat dinner with her son? He doesn’t have to pick up after himself? She spends no quality time with him.

  16. lucy2 says:

    She’d better not go on TV crying poor anytime soon.
    She does look better, but in a plastic, Jenny McCarthy kind of way. Her kids probably don’t even recognize her anymore. That has to do something to their little heads, watching their mother completely change how she looks and carving up her face every year or so.

  17. Katie says:

    I just watched the clip where Kate makes Kendra cry. What a bitch. She feels like she deserves a medal for being a single mom with so many kids. This bitch actively took fertility drugs, which is why she has so many kids! They aren’t starving orphans she adopted! And it doesn’t help her that the whole country watched her yell at and belittle her husband. Yeah, he’s a douche now, but I don’t think anyone who watched the show didn’t wonder how he was putting up with her. It’s hard to feel sorry for her.

  18. Susie Q says:

    NOT reading the story just wanted to BEG you not to post about this POS, let her stay gone!

  19. Lauren says:

    I watched the show last night and I’m not a Kate fan by any means but I don’t think she came off as a bitch. I thought she was right that if Kendra had so much free time then she should be spending a little more time with her son.

  20. Winnie says:

    I think the clip is edited to make Kate look worse than she was in the full episode. Kendra needed to be put in check because before the swap she barely spent time with her child.

    I used to watch Jon and Kate plus 8 way back when and I liked seeing how the kids are now. The older girls are so mature.

    • tracking says:

      I agree, Kendra seems a little lazy and immature. It’s not like she’s putting in so many work hours that she can’t be hands on with her son. Kate may be incredibly annoying, but anyone who’s seen her show must admit she has a good work ethic in her home (I always thought her ex seemed like an overgrown child and that must have been hard with so many kids to care for). The fact that her kids seem to be turning out so well must mean she’s doing something right! Not a fan, but I can see her side.

      • Apsutter says:

        I see a LOT of women like Kendra in everyday life. She’s one of those typical girls who gets married immediately after college because its the “next step” and has babies right away because they think its the normal thing to do. Then they realize that they rushed into life-long commitments at a very young age and, belatedly, want to sow their wild oats.

    • cupcake says:

      I was going to say something very similar. :) I hate wife swap but I watched it because of this episode. Kate is definitely an extreme control freak and while there is nothing wrong with chores, IMO she treats her kids like servants. I don’t think she was far off in her assessment, Kendra doesn’t seem very involved.

  21. Agnes says:

    she also looks like she’s being filmed through a thick pantyhose. could that be the difference? haha

  22. Nicolette says:

    Isn’t she only in her thirties? That’s kinds young for a facelift. The nose looks the same, but the face looks done for sure. She looks good on the outside, maybe they can work on her inside.

  23. Mayday says:

    Must be so tough for a “single mom”out there.

    Ughhhh this bitch.

  24. Maritza says:

    Actually I think she just lost some more weight and got rid of her smile wrinkles with botox. She looks pretty good and yes she does look like Jenny McCarthy now.

    • emmie_a says:

      It’s way more than just Botox. Her jaw line isn’t as saggy as it was before, her eyes are wider, her chin is more defined and her entire face is extremely taut. And if it was just weight loss, her face would have lost fullness and would be saggy.

  25. Dawn says:

    Why is she relevent? She has not a lick of talent for anything other than giving birth to six babies thanks to science. She is a horrible mother and a worse wife. People like her have no business becoming celebrities. And she is NOT a single mother. The children’s father plays an active role in these kids life and pays what he can. That simply makes her a divorced mother. She is NOT doing this alone.

    • MST says:

      Neither of them have any talent and at least in my book, any appeal. Looks like I had it all wrong — instead of working hard and going to college I should have become a professional brood mare or a stripper/cum-bucket for a disgusting old man and I’d be a millionaire. Go figure.

  26. kingkayski says:

    She actually looks kind of pretty now,porn pretty though,maybe that’s what she’s gunning for.

  27. Dee Cee says:

    She needs to work on ugly within..

  28. Suze says:

    Gosselin is way too young to be doing all this tweaking and lifting. It does not bode well for her future – although she may see the writing on the wall and realize that in her future there will be neither the money nor the need for all this tweaking. Her fame is pretty much done.

    Plus – lady, spend some of that tweak money on your EIGHT kids that you wanted so badly.

  29. Prinny says:

    I’m wondering if this plastic surgery was another freebie, since she’s been crying broke the last two years.

  30. JudyK says:

    My problem with Kate Gosselin is that she’s a LIAR, a user, and a grifter. It’s beyond obvious that she’s had MAJOR work done–multiple surgeries–and that she’s still having an affair with her bodyguard.

    She also has all kinds of help around her house.

    If she would just OWN IT, I might have a modicum of respect for her. She sickens me. Literally.

  31. Sweet Dee says:

    “But her face isn’t the only thing that looked different; our experts also noticed that work’s been done on Kate’s nose!”

    Um. WTF? Is the nose not part of the face?

  32. Holdin27 says:

    She looks like she’s addicted to plastic surgery.

    • Jayna says:

      I saw her on Wife Swap last night and there was nothing plastic surgeried about her or even botoxed really. She had lines. She had puffiness above her eyes, no eye job. She had flat cheeks that seemed to be getting the gravitational pull downward, which happens for those as they age who don’t have high cheekbones. No lip filler. She looked like a woman in her late thirties, actually.

  33. irishserra says:

    Does her skin look unusually rough to anyone else? I have noticed that many women who go under the knife (I don’t know if it’s a one-time deal or a constant thing, I’m not knowledgeable) seem to have unusually rough skin over time. Is it related? Are they getting some kind of skin treatment as well that has bad long-term effects? Barbara Hershey has the same issue, and that oddball Octomom. And it’s not just celebrities. I was once introduced to a friend of a friend who was rather open about some drastic cosmetic surgery she had done on her face. But I couldn’t get over how rough her skin was for her age.

    I think I’d rather have a bigger nose and thinner lips but nice skin.

  34. Alana Fajina says:

    I just hope she’s saved some of that dough for the kids. Eventually they will be going to college Kate. And there’s 8 of em. No one is thinking of you as a sex symbol so stop with the nipping & tucking girl! This lady makes me grumpy

  35. Shelly says:

    Great doctor… the soft lighting helped too.

  36. bluhare says:

    Her new nose looks too short on her face now.

    And she’s an idiot. Her career is being a mother of a bunch of kids, yet she’s trying to look like Hollywood.

  37. Mirna says:

    Neever been a fan of Kate, but I watched the episode and – giving credit where it’s due – her kids were incredibly well behaved. And Kendra’s son was an gorgeous! But kind of bratty. And she was kind of right with the criticism, because at the end of the show when they reunite with the kids, Kendra’s son didn’t act like he missed her AT ALL. He just sat there with the nanny and was like, oh, you’re back. Not to mention that she (Kendra) said that she knows she’s not the most hands on mom, but that she’s young and she likes to go out with her friends to drink and party. So there you have it in a nutshell. :-)

    • jessiesgirl says:

      I agree with you Mirna. I’m not a fan, but she is right. A kid isn’t something to handoff to someone else to take care of. That reminds me of children who beg for a pet, but forget about it after the initial rush.

    • fritanga says:

      Of course those poor children are well-behaved – they’re probably totally terrorized, too. Imagine having Gosselin as your mother. Brrrrr. I’d sit still, utterly petrified all the time if I had the prospect of that harpy screaming in my face over one false move.

  38. KellyinSeattle says:

    What a dumb show; how can it be good for the kids to switch moms?

  39. Chickie Baby says:

    How ’bout a personality transplant? Something that makes her more likeable?

  40. Chloeeee says:

    Kendra comes into the TJ’S I work at. she super nice and seems pretty hands on. F*** that evil witch Kate….theres no personality augmentation to fix that.

  41. Apsutter says:

    She looks much much better and less haggard. That being said, she’ll always be a mean bitch and the plastic surgeon can’t cut away a terrible personality.

  42. TXCinderella says:

    Oompa Gosselin has definitely had some work done. Why is she still relevant? In the after pic, she looks like a Sophia Vergara/LeAnn Rimes swirl.

  43. snappyfish says:

    no amount of cosmetic surgery can fix what’s wrong with her.

  44. Skipper says:

    She is still a dumb, ugly twat. No amount of plastic surgery can fix a repulsive personality.

  45. Mrs.Krabapple says:

    Even her “before” face is plastic and fake. I guess you’d have to go back quite a few years to get a true “before” face.

  46. Cubfan34 says:

    I don’t see a big difference.

  47. Debsa says:

    A personality and attitude adjustment would go a long way…

  48. janie says:

    How or who pays for this? Who is she to say anything to Kendra? Kate is a nasty, ugly, hateful bitch! I can’t stand her or her brats!! She is not a wife, why was she on that show?

  49. jamie says:

    since when is this woman a celebrity? go away already!

  50. Fbomb says:

    I work in the medical field and it’s quite obvious to me, she didn’t have a nose job. She got some filler under her eyes. It does wonders without being too obvious if you could use it. I think she is totally improved!

  51. emma says:

    she’s terrible. I hope some of the reality show money is going towards her kids & not just her face & clothes.

  52. missiecoco says:

    all these surgically altered Hollywood women look like they came out of a factory.
    And I still cannot beleive after all these years this ghastly women still gets on tv and people watch it. Awful, awful!!

  53. Lucy Goosy says:

    I would not allow Kate Gosselin near my children for all the money in the world. Period.

  54. jwoolman says:

    It was obvious on the old show that Jon was the hands-on, nurturing, and sane parent – he did the real physical and emotional caring for the kids. I think it’s their time with him that keeps them relatively sane. They always hung closer to the nannies when they had to be with Kate for the show but clung to dad on his time. Two of the sextuplets were expelled from kindergarten because of repeated physical and verbal abuse of other kids and staff- that’s what they from Kate. Anyway- I hope Kendra’s kid wasn’t traumatized for life by Kate. She really is awful, shows all the signs of being on the pathological end of the Narcissistic Personality Disorder spectrum, among other things. Google “narcissistic mothers” to see how well that works for the kids.