4.10.2011

The Plastic Surgery of Naya Rivera, Glee's Santana




The stunning Naya Rivera makes for a very interesting case study for plastic surgery in a young person (Naya is only 24 years old) and, in fact, one has to admit after perusing her "before" photos that it is very difficult to say definitively whether or not the young woman has had any work done.  It is a frequent topic of conversation among Glee fanatics, primarily because Naya has a very singular appearing face, which forms a stark contrast with, frankly, her rather ordinary appearing classmates on the show, even characters like Finn and Quinn, who are supposed to be the local stars at McKinley High School in Lima, OH.  Interestingly, the case for a "yes" in the plastic surgery question is more convincing if one watches video of Naya, because her face appears to move very little.  In pictures, the case is less convincing.  Take a glance at Naya's before picture below.

Naya Rivera in high school (approx. ten years ago)


Naya was a pretty girl of mixed parentage (Puerto Rican, African-American, and German) and the bone structure of the face is essentially the same in 2011.  In particular, Naya's nose (the most common object of surgical correction in men and women of all ages) looks similar now to the way that it appeared then.  When the nose does appear different, one has to consider Naya's heavy use of makeup and the slimming effects that makeup can have on the nose when applied correctly (Yes, I have been watching way too much RuPaul's Drag Race).  Other than the nose, areas of interest for Naya are the eyes, cheeks, and lips.  Naya's cheekbones seem higher and her cheeks overall fuller now than they did when she was a high schooler, suggesting cheek implants.  With the eyes, it is difficult to say, again because of the heavy use of makeup.  The lips, on the other hand, are pretty convincing for lip enhancement of some kind.  She naturally has full lips, as a person of color, but the shape of the lips at present has a plumped, unnatural aspect, suggesting lip injections.

I would argue that, at present, Naya is likely to have had the following three procedures: (1) cheek implants, (2) collagen, fat, or restylane lip injections, (3) breast augmentation.  Other possibilities include rhinoplasty and chin implant, but I am not convinced about either of those.  Because Naya is so young, the results of her likely surgeries are more obvious than they would be in someone in their thirties.  Other examples of young, surgerized young women include the likely characters of Heidi Montag and Lindsay Lohan.  In fact, Lindsay appears more obviously surgerized than Heidi, even though Heidi has clearly had more surgeries in the 10-20 range.  [Yes, I realize 'surgerized' is not in the dictionary, but it's so convenient.]


Look at those lips

Breast augmentation anyone?

36 comments:

  1. Definitely nose too!

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  2. Haha. I was sort of torn up about the nose. Not easy to tell from her high school pics.

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  3. Or she just fucking grew. You know, people's appearances change as they grow older. And even if she did get plastic surgery, it's rooted in self-consciousness. And trying to point it out just makes that self-consciousness even worse. Why the fuck do you even care? It's none of your business. What do you have to gain by pointing out all of this. Fuck you all, people are assholes.

    Though I must add that saying Naya is too beautiful to not have had any work done is just a compliment to her. Congratulations.

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  4. I have to admit, Anonymous, I am a little confused by your comment. This is a blog and the article above is merely speculation. One of the topics covered on the blog is plastic surgery and, let's face it, surgical corrections are so common in Hollywood, even among young guys like Zac Efron, that it makes for interesting discussion to speculate on who has had what. As you mentioned in your comment, I think Naya is beautiful with or without surgery, but I think the evidence leans toward surgery, but that's just my opinion. BTW, I don't think noses shrink when you grow. I'm just sayin'. Thanks for stopping by.

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    1. Ioann you are completeley right about all of the procedures (except probably not cheeks/chin), and she merely slimmed the bulb of her nose - that is why it looks somewhat similar to H.S. This "anonymous" should understand that it DOES matter if someone gets plastic surgery and why - she was beautiful before, and now she really can't own that beauty fully ever again. It's so sad what celebritydom has come to. People with natural talent and NATURAL dynamic looks should get the work - she does have talent, and she shouldn't have had to transform herself to get jobs. Supposedly, now natural beauty just isn't beautiful enough anymore and it is a slippery slope. It says a lot about where society and the beauty aesthetic is headed (especially for women of color/ethnicity). And the creepy part is that everyone is just going along for the ride...people point it out, but they don't question the overall ethical effects. (Lauren)

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  5. I Don't see that much diffrence, I mean U look at megan fox's pics when she was 16,17 She was another person !! But Naya looks the same, even her lips (!) She just has grown and she wears a lot of make up and She has a complete hair make over which is the right thing to do!

    Fake or Real, I am the biggest fan and adore her voice and Love Santana.

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  6. ^^You're right. With someone like Naya, it's hard to tell. I love her bitchy personality though. I think she's the most likable person on Glee.

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  7. I don't agree so much with the cheek thing. People fill out when they grow up, its just one of those things. My cheeks got a little bigger as I grew as well. I also think her lips are kinda normal, doesn't look like they have changed. The nose thing is strange though, I must admit but who knows. Her breasts are fine. Sometimes mine look big, sometimes mine look small. It's just one of those things.

    But anyway, we should appreciate her talent and personality. So what if she had plastic surgery, even though I don't think she has. If she has, least she's pulling it off unlike that Megan Fox. But I believe she is a natural beauty. <3

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  8. Wow what a transformation! She definitely looked good after the transformation. But her eyes on the last picture doesn't look right...

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  9. for me, i had cheek bones my whole life, its a trend in my family, mine only got bigger as i got older, so i wouldnt jump on the track in saying she got cheek implants...i wouldnt be shocked if she got some plastic surgery but i also wouldnt doubt that it could probably just be due to getting older, i have similar features and i can say, features do change as u get older!!!

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  10. I think she looks great, except for her lips. They look terrible. I can't stand it when people do stuff with their lips. It always looks so fake and uncomfortable, like they've been stung by bees. Not a good look. And, it never looks natural.

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    1. Agreed! Naya plays such a brave, strong character in Glee and yet as the yrs. go by, her upper lip looks more enhanced. Why care? It's her business. But it is sad to see a huge waste of $$$ and time where it could be used to empower others and not follow a trend of facial disfiguration.
      I love her character Santana and was surprised to see a brave character hv 'duck lips'.

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  11. I don't see any obvious signs of surgery. She is a percentage of afican descent then it is only natural that she have fuller lips. Where as it is obvious that Megans are fake. They are constantly changing in size. I also have full lips and mine always stay the same size. The cheeks are enhanced with a bit of blush. Her nose is ythe same. It's makeup and a good hair stylist people....that said the fact that you keep pointing out surgery and heavy makeup makes me laugh. :D I mean all celebrities wear makeup stupid!!!

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  12. Yes, I know that most celebrities wear makeup, but people that have undergone plastic surgery sometimes HAVE to wear makeup to cover up the surgical scars, when there are any. Again, I think she is very beautiful and I am no hater. Can't I post an inquisitive post on my own blog???

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  13. true IDIOTS! GET A LIFE. PLASTIC SURGERY???? LOL NEGATIVE

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  14. i dunno, i am pretty sure you cant judge a person's whole appearance from 1 picture. her lips and nose look the same (you know there are tricks u can do with makeup to make them look bigger) and even in her HS pic they are pretty big. the cheeks do look bigger but i think its just the way shes standing.

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  16. Please, it's obvious that she did her lips! I don't need a picture to see that, you can simply tell while watching Glee season 1 and season 2 one after another. And it is not a good job, she was beautiful before, now she has a little of duck face...It is sad that such a beautiful person needs to do something like this.

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  17. WOW!!! She looks really beautiful after plastic surgery. Plastic surgery is nice way to enhance appearance.
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    lip augmentation

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  18. Idk. Besides having different makeup and hair I think she really looks the same. She is beautiful. And considering 10 years ago she would have been 14 or so any changes you see could easily be from aging. My face looked alot different when I was 14-16. I think she just does her make up and hair different and stuff. Her cheeks and chin and nose look the same. And considering the first pic is an open mouth smile and the second isn't, will defo effect how big her lips look. Smiling open mouthed stretches your lips out and makes them look thinner. And any time her breasts look bigger it could be really good bras.... :)

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  19. Just because she looks different does not mean she had plastic surgery. For one thing in the before picture she was a little kid! Alot of people when they are younger do not look the same when they get older...its a little thing called changing and growing up. Most people do change. So before you go around saying ohh she had plastic surgery you guys should really think.

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  20. You actually lose fat in your face as you age and your nose gets larger, perhaps a biology lesson for a few of you is in order. Her lips look fake, they have that odd fake lip shape where the cupids bow is less defined, her cheeks are puffier and her nose does look more streamlined. What I don't understand is why people cry over plastic surgery accusations. You don't know her personally, so be quiet. The more people talk about her, the more money she makes. No one is calling her a slut, a whore, a murderer or anything like that, just discussing whether shes had some fucking work done. So go cry about her some where else, perhaps her fan page or twitter.

    And please be sure to get a life.

    xoxo

    B.

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  22. She’s very unattractive.

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    1. Are you like, dumb? She's gorgeous; and who really cares if she got work done. I don't see how it effects anyone to be honest.

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    2. TOTALLY AGREE.
      She is absolutely hideous.
      I wouldn't touch her with a 10-foot pole.
      Effing Ugly

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  24. You know, I don't care. She looks great and as long as she doesn't over do it, I'm all for her change. Everyone else should not care either. If she wants to make herself even more attractive than she already was (and she was fantastic looking before any surgeries by the way), then more power to her. Naya, you are one beautiful woman.

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  25. STUNNING????
    WTF?
    She is HIDEOUS!
    Her face is downright scary looking.
    She is not attractive in the least bit.
    Selena Gomez is attractive... this "thing" is not even remotely attractive.

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  26. I knew it she was FAKE her face makes her look like a duck tbh she is a plastic barbie i thought glee was about be true to yourself love u doesn't matter if u are ugly, gay or w/e anyways i wanna see her face when she gets older she will regret, face is the best creation that God has made u can do whatever u want to ur body but face nooo

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  30. Je trouve pas qu'elle a fait de la chirurgie esthétique parce que je trouve qu'elle a pas changée, elle était belle quand elle était jeune et elle y est toujours elle est magnifique, peu être le nez mais je crois pas parce que les gens change en grandissant et moi je ne crois pas en se site, j'y croirai seulement dès que Naya nous le dira !!! Y LOVE YOU NAYA !!!

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  31. I had Lip implants many years ago and they still look completely natural.I got them to balance my upper lip with my lower one . They have never caused any problems and i would recommend them to anyone who is thinking about the surgery.

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