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Body Evolutions: Kim Kardashian's Apparent Plastic Surgery Over The Years

Kim Kardashian wears a lowcut black top that shows off cleavage, with hair black and long and parted in the middle in this 2017 photo taken at the NBCUniversal Upfronts.
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Jun. 24 2019, Updated 3:43 p.m. ET

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One of the pitfalls of being super famous is all the public scrutiny about every move you make, as Kim Kardashian well knows. Kim Kardashian plastic surgery rumors have swirled for ages. Kim's signature oversized backside, for instance, has gotten plenty of attention, with many believing she had a butt implant to help her achieve those results.

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Kim has clearly embraced all of her flaws and her curvy body type—and in a 2016 post on her blog, she explained why being a body positive role model was important to her. She shared: "As North gets older, she'll start to be more aware of herself and her body," adding, "Her attitude toward her body is directly related to my own, so it's my responsibility to make sure she understands that positive body image comes from having a healthy self-esteem."

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From head to toe, just about every part of Kim K's body has been under the microscope, so let's take a closer look at her transformation, and the possible plastic surgery that helped get her there over the years.

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Before: Nose

Kim Kardashian wears a white corset, posing with sister Kourtney Kardashian and mom Kris Jenner as well as Bruce Jenner.
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Did Kim get a nose job? It’s been long disputed that she might have had a little work done to her face to tweak her nose just a bit, but the reality star has denied it. In fact, she was quoted as saying that she’s embraced the part of her body that she felt insecure about, telling Wonderland magazine in 2016: "People think I've had my nose done. I haven't. I used to hate this bump on my nose. Hated it. Now I love that it makes me look more ethnic."

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After: Nose

Kim kardashian after nose resize
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For anyone that still insisted she had a nose job, Kim chalked it up to contouring and how makeup might possibly have made her facial feature look less prominent, noting: "It does look smaller. Maybe it's the contour I use."

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Before: Cheeks

Kim Kardashian wears a red bandage dress and wavy long hair while taking a selfie at this 2007 Maxim Style Awards event.
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Additionally, gossip that Kim got cheek fillers started circulating when her cheek bones looked more chiseled and refined. Check out Kim back in the day and then compare it with a later photo of the reality star.

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After: Cheeks

Kim Kardashian wears a black outfit and high ponytail with dramatic eye makeup, posing alongside mom Kris Jenner at the 2018 KKWxMario dinner in Beverly Hills.
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Again, Kim's apparent refined facial features were likely just the work of some contouring products, which can easily enhance a person's cheekbones.

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Before: Lips

Kim Kardashian wears a messy hairstyle and nude lips in this photo taken at the 2006 launch party for Nintendo Wii game console.
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Oh those Kardashians/Jenners and their full, pouty lips. But Kim's didn't always look as luscious. It's vintage pics like this that have fueled speculation that she had lip fillers to plump up her kisser.

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After: Lips

Kim Kardashian wears a silver choker and long straight blonde hair in this photo taken at a 2017 New York City event.
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By comparison, this photo of Kim, taken in 2017, showed her lips looking a fair bit fuller. In a 2013 Allure article, Kim discussed some of her past looks and called out a high school yearbook photo of herself, noting: "People say, 'She's had her lips and her nose done.' Look at this photo. Tiny nose, huge lips. My lips look bigger here than they do now."

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Before: Butt

Kim Kardashian wears a nude bandage dress, matching glossy nude lip, and beachy waves in this 2008 photo taken at a People magazine and Verizon Wireless party honoring Timbaland.
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Let’s talk about that famous butt, shall we? Kim K. was always curvy, but when she started showing off her backside more, rumors started swirling that she had implants to make her booty even more prominent.

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After: Butt

Kim kardashian butt after resize
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Rather than let the discussion over her bum rage on, Kim set the record straight on Keeping Up With the Kardashians by having an X-ray done to prove, once and for all, that there was no implant giving her backside a boost. Kim did admit, however, to having cortisone injections in her rear to help combat her psoriasis (a procedure that caused a dent in her backside, which she believes is the source of the implant rumors).

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Before: Breasts

Kim Kardashian wears a midnight blue dress alongside sisters Kourtney and Khloe at the season 2 launch party for Keeping Up With the Kardashians in 2008.
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Kim's breasts, often on display on her Instagram, also got a fair share of notice. Fans have pointed out that her chest appeared significantly bigger in recent times compared to her earlier pre-fame years. Did Kim get a boob job though? Many believed that her breasts appear to have been enlarged sometime during the earlier seasons of Keeping Up With the Kardashians, though the reality star never confirmed the rumors.

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After: Breasts

Kim kardashian boob after resize
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Following the birth of her second child in 2015, critics pointed out that, after having two kids, Kim likely couldn't have maintained the level of breast perkiness she was showing off and she was rumored to have had either an enlargement or a lift.

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Before: Waist

Kim Kardashian wears a bikini top, tan shorts, hat and sunglasses in this 2008 photo with sister Khloe Kardashian taken in Malibu.
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Kim definitely sported a tiny waist over the years, which only seemed to be accentuated by her robust backside and hips. Back in the day, she was small waisted, but buzz about liposuction had been thrown around, especially after she showed off her post-baby body after her first child was born in 2013.

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After: Waist

Kim kardashian waist after resize
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The gossip surrounding Kim's waist size tied in with the butt enhancement rumors, as people speculated that she had fat transferred from her waist and hips to make her buttocks larger. The larger backside made her waist look that much smaller.

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Before: Hair

Kim kardashian hair before resize
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This might have been the pickiest of rumors about Kim's body, but many believed she had laser hair removal surgery to clean up her hairline. She previously had unruly baby hairs at her hairline, but later looked noticeably more cleaned up in that area.

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After: Hair

Kim kardashian after hair resize
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Turns out, this one was totally true, as Kim dished about the need to get rid of those baby hairs, telling People in 2016: "I had the craziest, hairiest hairline, so I did laser it.” She also revealed on her website: "I also lasered my neck because I had such a hairy neck."

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