There were 17.1 million surgical and minimally-invasive cosmetic procedures performed in the United States in 2016, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). Recent statistics indicate that patients are increasingly using their own body fat to create their desired appearance.
"One trend we are seeing with fat involves an increase in fat grafting procedures. Plastic surgeons harvest a patient's unwanted fat from their abdomen using liposuction and then inject it to lift and rejuvenate other areas such as the face, buttock and even the breast," said ASPS President Debra Johnson, MD. "Because the material injected is the patient's own fat the results typically last longer than fillers."
In addition to cosmetic procedures, non-invasive surgical operations like fat reduction and skin tightening are gaining popularity. However, while breast augmentation retained its spot as the most popular type of plastic surgery, the number of nose reshaping, eyelid and facelift procedures all grew in 2016.
"Patients are captivated by instant improvements to the face. It's evident in the popularity of apps and filters that change how we can shape and shade our faces," said Dr. Johnson. "I am not surprised to see facelifts back in the top five most popular cosmetic surgical procedures."
While wives and girlfriends of high-profile professional athletes (WAGs) are typically gorgeous, many of these women have undergone the knife to improve or alter their look. With that noted, let’s identify 10 WAGs who are clearly natural beauties and 10 who are essentially artificial dolls.
20 NATURAL: KATE UPTON
Sports Illustrated Swimsuit vixen Kate Upton is one of the most famous and desirable women in the world. The 5-foot-10, 140-pound Upton, who is blessed with natural curves, is far more voluptuous than the average model. In fact, Upton was constantly asked to shed pounds during her formative years. Thankfully, Upton ignored critics and kept her stunning figure intact.
“Where I grew up, it was considered a great thing to have a curvy body to fill out a bathing suit,” said Upton, 25, who was raised in Melbourne, Florida.
“For that to be a negative was so confusing to me. And besides, when I started working, I was booked constantly, mostly for catalog work. So when people were saying, ‘Oh, she doesn’t have the right look for a model,’ I thought, Then why am I working every single day? There are so many different directions you can take in the modeling industry, so many ways to be successful.”
Upton is engaged to Houston Astros flamethrower Justin Verlander.
19 UNNATURAL: JAIME EDMONDSON
January 2010 Playmate of the Month Jaime Edmondson exchanged vows with Tampa Bay Rays legend Evan Longoria in December 2015. The 5-foot-6, 125-pound Edmondson, a former Miami Dolphins cheerleader and Boca Raton Police officer, paid for her 34C boomers shortly after graduating from Florida Atlantic University in 2002. Although Hugh Hefner and many Dolphins fans appreciated Edmondson’s procedure, some members of the fuzz frowned upon her shapeliness. Edmondson joined the police force for a couple of years after cheering, but wasn't exactly greeted in a respectful manner.
"As soon as I got hired, it spread like wildfire through the department that they had a cheerleader," said Edmondson.
"And [my fellow officers said], ‘What do we need a cheerleader for?’ I literally could have saved a school full of children and they would never have seen me in another way. They only saw me as a cheerleader. So I left and went back to the Dolphins.”
18 NATURAL: HANNAH DAVIS
Retired New York Yankees megastar Derek Jeter married Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model Hannah Davis in July 2016. The 5-foot-10, 120-pound Davis, a standout athlete in high school who particularly excelled at tennis and volleyball, has authentic assets. Davis, who was born and raised on Saint Thomas, in the U.S. Virgin Islands, doesn’t approve of airbrushing.
“I think you look like a Barbie doll when they erase the wrinkles under your eyes,” says Davis, 27. “I don’t mind if there’s a crease when I smile. They’re just creases. They’re fine – leave ’em!”
Davis, who had a daughter, Bella Raine, with Jeter in mid-August, is often urged by casting agents to lose weight.
“You get a little backlash once in a while – maybe they want you to slim down for something.” Davis looks absolutely delightful exactly as she is.
17 UNNATURAL: KRISTIN CAVALLARI
Reality television personality Kristin Cavallari married polarizing Miami Dolphins quarterback Jay Cutler in June 2013. The 30-year-old Cavallari and 34-year-old Cutler have three sons together. The 5-foot-3, 110-pound Cavallari has natural curves. However, the "Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County" star did have rhinoplasty performed.
“It does look like Kristin Cavallari had a slight hump removal and a minor narrowing of her nostrils,” said Paul S. Nassif, a Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon. “If it was performed, it looks very natural and she looks great.”
Cavallari, who also reportedly had her lips enhanced, is extremely protective of Cutler and bashes his detractors.
"It's very difficult to change the perception people have of you," Cavallari said. "I honestly think it took me having a baby for people to look at me in a different light. I've been me for eight years in the public eye but people like to focus on one part of your personality. It's very difficult to change your image once it is what it is.”
16 NATURAL: LAURA POSADA
Famed New York Yankees catcher Jorge Posada married Laura Posada in January 2000. Laura, a television personality and philanthropist, and Jorge have two children together. Once hailed as “the unquestioned queen of pinstriped wives,” Laura discussed how to dress like a classy Yankees wife.
"When you travel with the team, the players have to wear suits, so you're supposed to wear something equivalent to what they're wearing,” said Laura, a graduate of Loyola Law School in Los Angeles.
Laura, who co-produced and hosted Fox Life’s show “Manual de Supervivencia” for two seasons, was always available for advice before Jorge retired in November 2011.
"I get along with everybody,” said Laura.
“I've been there so long that I think everybody feels comfortable coming to me. I've never been with any other team, and I started [with the Yankees] 11, 12 years ago. New wives will ask me about schools, where to take the kids to camp, doctors, shopping and dress code."
15 UNNATURAL: JENNIFER LOPEZ
Jennifer Lopez began dating notorious New York Yankee Alex Rodriguez in March. A thrice-divorced mother of two, the 5-foot-5, 120-pound Lopez looks stunning for a 48-year-old woman. Actually, Lopez looks too stunning for any living being. Hence, despite Lopez’s denials, it’s simply hard to believe that she’s never underwent the knife.
“I have never had plastic surgery of any kind,” tweeted Lopez, although she hardly resembles herself as a Fly Girl on the 1990s television series “In Living Color.”
A London-based plastic surgeon named Dr. Ayham Al-Ayoubi publicly refuted Lopez’s claim in November 2013.
“These before and after pics of @JLo show many signs of #plasticsurgery - naturally pretty but now looks amazing,” tweeted Dr. Al-Ayoubi, with an accompanying split-screen photo.
It’s unrealistic that Lopez can appear younger today than she did 27 years ago while dancing on Fox’s groundbreaking sketch comedy.
14 NATURAL: ELISHA CUTHBERT
Canadian actress and model has lone been infatuated with hockey players. The 5-foot-3, 135-pound Cuthbert, flaunting natural curves, dated obnoxious hockey journeyman Sean Avery from 2005 through 2007. After the two split and the 34-year-old Cuthbert began dating Ottawa Senators star Dion Phaneuf, Avery crudely mocked the couple.
“I’m just going to say one thing,” said Avery.
“I just want to comment on how it’s become like a common thing in the NHL for guys to fall in love with my sloppy seconds. I don’t know what that’s about, but enjoy the game tonight.”
Cuthbert and Phaneuf ignored Avery and ultimately exchanged vows in July 2013. Cuthbert and Phaneuf ignored Avery and ultimately exchanged vows in July 2013. The all-natural beauty surely helped Phaneuf endure some miserable seasons as a Toronto Maple Leaf.”
13 UNNATURAL: KHLOE KARDASHIAN
Khloé Kardashian started seeing underachieving Cleveland Cavaliers power forward Tristan Thompson in the autumn of 2016. The 5-foot-9, 160-pound Kardashian, who has enjoyed private moments with an array of professional football, baseball and basketball players, has used doctors to revamp her entire look.
While vacationing in Costa Rica, hundreds of Kardashian’s fans noticed that she resembled a different person.
"You look so different. What happened?" one Instagram user asked. Another wrote, "OMG you are so beautiful but what's Happening to u."
Predictably, despite ample evidence to the contrary, Kardashian denied having plastic surgery. Nonetheless, she endorsed the idea of such a procedure.
“I think plastic surgery should be viewed almost like makeup, because we’re all putting on a f---ing mask basically every day anyway,” said Kardashian, 33.
Kardashianm and Thompson are expecting a child.
12 NATURAL: ERIN ANDREWS
Erin Andrews married retired hockey player Jarret Stoll on June 24. The 5-foot-10, 120-pound Andrews, a former dancer for the University of Florida Dazzlers, is an untouched sexpot. Andrews, who was diagnosed with cervical cancer in September 2016 for which she underwent successful surgery, raved about Stoll’s demeanor throughout her plight.
"You don’t know if a guy is going to want to sit in with an oncologist and see, 'OK, so this is your cervix, and this is your uterus, and we are cutting out this part,'" Andrews, 39, said at the time.
"We hadn’t even been discussing marriage. We hadn’t discussed babies! It really puts things on the fast track for you — because you have an oncologist saying to you, 'We highly recommend that you guys do your embryos right now, freeze them.' I’m like, ‘Hi, hon. I love you. I hope we’re spending our lives together.’ And he was amazing.”
11 UNNATURAL: GISELE BUNDCHEN
Brazilian eye candy Gisele Bündchen and New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady exchanged vows in February 2009. Since then, the 5-foot-11, 125-pound Bündchen and Brady have had two children together. In a failed attempt to evade the paparazzi, the 37-year-old Bündchen was comically photographed wearing a burqa as she checked into a renowned plastic surgery clinic in Paris. Bündchen received breast implants and an eye lift while in the capital and most populous city of France. Bündchen’s disguise angered devout Muslims across the globe.
“She’s not doing it for Islam. This is very bad,” complained Imam Muhammad Abdullah Kamal Al-Azhari of the Astoria Islamic Center in Queens. “She’s wearing a holy thing for a bad purpose.”
Bündchen, who was listed as the 89th Most Powerful Woman in the World by Forbes in 2014, now showcases firmer looking assets.
10 NATURAL: KENDALL JENNER
Like her more famous sisters, Kendall Jenner has an insatiable lust for professional athletes. Although inevitably just another fling, the 5-foot-10, 130-pound Jenner is currently getting cozy with Los Angeles Clippers power forward Blake Griffin.
“She's usually extremely private about who she's dating, but she seems really into Blake and she's actually happy, so it's making her relax a bit,” said a source. “I highly doubt this is something that will last. It’s just a fun thing.”
The 21-year-old Jenner, who has worked with Victoria's Secret and Estée Lauder, has natural assets. In spite of Jenner’s nonexistent curves, she ranked No. 16 on Forbes magazine's 2015 list of top earning models. Expect Jenner and the 28-year-old Griffin to split prior to the Yuletide season.
9 UNNATURAL: HAYDEN PANETTIERE
Actress, model, singer and activist Hayden Panettiere and heavyweight legend Wladimir Klitschko had a daughter together out of wedlock in December 2014. Although engaged since October 2013, the 5-foot-2, 115-pound Panettiere and 6-foot-6, 240-pound Klitschko aren’t exactly sprinting to the altar. In the meantime, before exchanging vows, Panettiere endured a botched breast enlargement surgery. Nicknamed “Mushroom,” there is a noticeable amount of rippling tissue around Panettiere’s chest.
"As a plastic surgeon, it is obvious to me that she most likely has saline implants that are placed too close to the midline of her sternum," says Beverly Hills, California-based plastic surgeon Leslie H. Stevens, MD. "The surgeon cut through the pectoral muscle leaving the implants directly under the skin with less soft tissue coverage to soften the wrinkling."
Still battling postpartum depression, the 28-year-old Panettiere has faced a difficult decade.
8 NATURAL: LAUREN ANDERSON
Shockingly, July 2002 Playboy Playmate of the Month Lauren Anderson is a natural beauty. The 5-foot-9, 125-pound Anderson, has had two children out of wedlock with journeyman professional baseball player Reid Brignac. Anderson, a fixture in the late Hugh Hefner’s periodical, is tight with her fellow bunnies. Shortly after giving birth, a Florida woman named Kelley Anderson tweeted to the sweltering Wisconsinite that she still looks amazing as a mom. Anderson asked January 2010 Playmate of the Month Jaime Edmondson if she’d like to dress as a team for Halloween.
Yes, Anderson and Edmondson would be the life of any Halloween party.
7 UNNATURAL: JESSIE JAMES DECKER
Jessie James Decker is unnatural for a unique reason. The 5-foot-1, 120-pound Decker, a country singer and reality television personality, is married to Tennessee Titans wide receiver Eric Decker. While pregnant with their second child, James's breasts dramatically grew and due to a variety of complications, James decided to have reduction surgery. Internet trolls mocked James for her imperfections and she retaliated.
“Thanks for pointing out my flaws,” Decker wrote to a user who brazenly picked on her. Followed by another response to a user that read, “Thanks for also deciding when I should share something personal about my [body].”
Shortly after computer warriors ridiculed James, supporters came to her defense.
“Love y’all because you accept my scars and dark pits even tho (sic) I looked at Eric and was like babe are my pits that dark,” she wrote on Instagram. “...and even if I did, y'all accept me.”
James and Decker are expecting another baby in March 2018.
6 NATURAL: JENNY DELL
Popular sports reporter Jenny Dell exchanged vows with Texas Rangers third baseman Will Middlebrooks on Valentine’s Day 2016. Dell, whose main accessories are 34DD cans, discussed getting married on the ultimate day of romance.
“We really didn’t have much choice on the date,’ said Dell, 31, a graduate of the University of Massachusetts Amherst. “So we had one weekend out of the entire year to get married, and it just happened to fall on Valentine’s Day.’’
Although Dell initially envisioned herself wearing something “sexy and fitted,” she loved the wedding gown she chose.
“Until I tried on the ball gown princess wedding dress, that was the first time — you know,’’ she said. “Everyone got tears in their eyes, and I felt like a bride for the first time.’’
5 UNNATURAL: GABRIELLE UNION
Actress Gabrielle Union married future Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Famer Dwyane Wade in August 2014. The 5-foot-7, 125-pound Union, who dated controversial figure Jason Kidd and currently incarcerated Darren Sharper, allegedly had a nose job.
“(Union has been) held as the STANDARD for beauty in the African-American community,” declared gossip site MediaTakeOut.
“But that may not be the case anymore. Recent photos suggest that Gabby may have gotten some work done on her face… and we hate to say it — BAD WORK. The images, shown below, show Gabrielle’s face — and it appears she got MAJOR work done on her lips and cheeks.”
With or without rhinoplasty, the 44-year-old Union and 35-year-old Wade remain in a state of wedded bliss.
4 NATURAL: JOANNA GARCIA
Saucy actress JoAnna García married baseball drifter Nick Swisher in December 2010. Apparently, the 5-foot-5, 120-pound García and Swisher enjoy tremendous chemistry.
"I used to take (his baseball uniform) off in the bedroom," said García, 38, who was born and raised in Tampa, Florida.
García, and Swisher have two children together. García loves dressing her 4-year-old daughter, Emerson Jay, in fashionable outfits.
“I love dressing Emme up like a little mini,” said García.
“It’s truly one of my favorite things to do. I was warned she might not always be amenable to wearing what I have hand picked for her, but never knew how sad and frustrating it would be when she put her foot down.“
By all accounts, García has never needlessly sought plastic surgery..
3 UNNATURAL: PAULINA GRETZKY
The Great One’s daughter, Paulina Gretzky, received spectacular enhancements. The 5-foot-8, 140-pound Gretzky, has two sons out of wedlock with talented golfer Dustin Johnson.
“It's been very fun the last couple of days, obviously having a new son on Monday was awesome," Johnson said.
"Everybody's healthy. Mom is healthy. The baby is healthy. So that's good. They just got home today, so that's exciting. Everything is going really good.”
Gretzky’s mom, Janet Jones, set her up with Johnson. Despite Paulina’s failed attempts at acting and modeling, she gained fame by posting scantily clad photos of herself on social media.
2 NATURAL: EMILY Greinke
Arizona Diamondbacks hurler Zack Greinke married former Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader and Miss Daytona Beach USA Emily Kuchar in July 2008. Greinke and the 5-foot-6, 110-pound Kuchar had a son together in July 2015.
"I've never seen him happier," said former Milwaukee Brewers general manager Doug Melvin.
"But in one way, he's the same old Zack. We were talking about the cars we're driving, and I said we had a Lexus. And he said, 'But that's for old people.' My wife and I laughed all the way home. We are old people."
Kuchar was a beauty back when she was Miss Daytona Beach and she's still a natural beauty all these years later. With a lucrative contract and naturally beautiful wife, Greinke is seemingly enjoying a blissful existence.
1 UNNATURAL: ANNA BURNS
Former Hooters Calendar girl Anna Burns exchanged vows with Wes Welker in 2012. The 5-foot-4, 105-pound Burns is famous for her adorably enhanced 34C blinkers. However, Burns is infamous for her nasty rant against retired linebacker Ray Lewis following the New England Patriots’ 28-13 loss to the Baltimore Ravens in the 2012 AFC Championship Game.
"Proud of my husband and the Pats. By the way, if anyone is bored, please go to Ray Lewis' Wikipedia page. 6 kids 4 wives. Acquitted for murder. Paid a family off. Yay. What a hall of fame player! A true role model!" Burns Welker said in a since-deleted post on her personal Facebook page.
With Burns in the equation, the 36-year-old Welker is likely relishing retirement.