Rhinoplasty to Get Marilyn Monroe's Nose Job?
I've attached pictures of my nose facing front and profile, and some noses I admire. Is this possible?
Marilyn Monroe is rumored to have gone under the surgeon's knife for a rhinoplasty in 1946, when she first signed with Twentieth Centry-Fox Studios.
To be more exact, it is rumored that in 1950 her Hollywood agent, Johnny Hyde, arranged for her to have her nose surgically fixed. The details for the rhinoplasty are unknown. It was estimated that they removed a piece of dead cartlidge from her nose and added cartlidge to her chin.
It is obvious that Marilyn Monroe did indeed have a nose job, which was performed before her career took off. I had no idea that plastic surgery was in demand for celebrities back in the 50′s. Who would have thunk…
On the other hand, there are some plastic surgeon experts who don't think the piece of dead cartlidge removed from the tip of her nose as a plastic surgery procedure, but more of a breathing hazard.
It has to be noted that celebrity plastic surgeon Dr. Norman Leaf of Beverly Hills, who has 35 years of experience with Hollywood celebrities but never operated on her, talked about Marilyn Monroe's nose job and chin implant in his new book: "Are Those Real? True Tales of Plastic Surgery from Beverly Hills": "Though Monroe was never his patient, Leaf inherited her surgical chart from his former partner, Michael Gurdin, a prominent plastic surgeon in Hollywood after World War II. The first entry in the chart is July 14, 1958. In handwritten notes, says Leaf, Gurdin details Monroe's 1950 chin implant surgery. Eight years later, the collagen implant had absorbed and all that remained was a tiny scar under Monroe's chin".
"There was no notation about the star's earlier nose job, but Leaf writes: "Gurdin had told me several times that he and (associate John) Pangman had also performed a tip rhinoplasty on her"- in other words, reshaping the soft cartilage", Leaf claimed.
There are others who claim that without any medical records which prove Marilyn's nose job, there is no evidence a nose job actually done.
Judging by the before and after images, there is a significant difference in the shape of her nose, which went from bulbous to slender and her chin was more rounded.