Cher Plastic Surgery: How The Goddess Of Pop Changed Over The Years

Cher plastic surgery is no secret. Delivering a message of self-love and empowerment, the singer is adored and idolised by millions around the world for more than just her honesty. Having a reputation for being one of the most flamboyant divas, you can’t help but talk about this self-acclaimed “poster girl for plastic surgery.” 

It’s true that Cher has admitted to getting work done on different parts of her body, but there are also a lot of weird rumours about how she “shaped” herself. And we want to explore what’s true and what’s not. Having said that, first, let’s take a look at Cher’s life and work, although she doesn’t need an introduction.

Who Is Cher? 

Cherilyn Sarkisian, who goes by the stage name Cher, was born in California in 1946 to Georgia Holt and John Sarkisian. Cher’s mother herself was a singer and songwriter, along with being a model and an actress. And Cher herself took the same path. 

Upon moving to LA, Cher met her future husband, Sonny Bono, and they became part of the entertainment pop duo “Sonny & Cher”. Their song “I Got You Babe” hit no. 1 on the US charts, and there was no looking back for her since. Throughout her career, she has also been known for her iconic fashion sense.  


In 1971, both husband and wife starred in the CBS show The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour, which gave a further boost to their career. The show ran for 3 years and was watched by millions every week. During this time, Cher released many of her hit singles like “Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves,” “Dark Lady,” and “Half Breed.” 

Other than having a successful singing career, the singer also dabbled with acting, making her first Broadway debut in 1982. Her first Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor came the following year when she starred in Silkwood. Her role in Moonstruck, however, won the singer her first Academy Award for Best Actress. In the late 80s, she came out with her hit song “If I Could Turn Back Time,” which ranked among the top 10 records in many countries. 

This commercial success was topped by her dance hit “Believe,” which became one of the best selling-singles, with more than 11 million copies sold. More recently, she starred in the musical comedy “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again.” Other than being known for her singing and acting talents, this pop icon is also a notable social activist. 

What Plastic Surgery Has Cher Had?

Following is a list of all Cher plastic surgery procedures, both alleged and confirmed. 

Boob Job 

Cher has openly admitted to getting breast augmentation surgery. However, she wasn’t too thrilled with the results. In fact, she called her breasts “botched in every way,” even saying that “they were worse after than before.” From her before photos, you can see that she had smaller breasts. However, their volume increased with the placement of the implants. Although the singer had a “nightmarish” experience, her results do look good now. 

cher breast surgery

Also, while the singer hasn’t said anything about it, it’s possible that she might have had a breast uplift procedure. With ageing (and the effects of gravity), the breasts can sag. This is even more so for those who have larger, heavier breasts. However, even in her 70s, the singer supports a perky, wrinkle-free chest, which could be possible from this surgery. 

Here, it should be noted that Cher opened up about her boob job at a time when plastic surgery was still kind of a hush-hush matter. But that didn’t stop the singer from telling the world about it. She even went on to say that my breasts are “mine,” so “If I want,” I could put them on my back. 

Nose Job 

Other than getting a boob job, the age-defying fashion icon has also openly admitted to getting a nose job. She didn’t go into the details. However, you can notice a difference in the shape of her nose if you compare her before and after photos. 

It’s the dorsal hump of her nose that has changed most noticeably. While before she had a bump between the bridge and the tip, it has now been smoothed out. The tip of her nose is also slightly different. Once, it was rounder and softer, while now it is sharper and has more definition. 

Teeth Straightened

Most people nowadays opt for crowns or veneers to fix their teeth quickly, but back in the day, Cher had braces. She underwent the procedure in order to straighten her teeth, which were crooked and uneven. Her front teeth were slanted and placed behind the lower front teeth. Therefore, she had it fixed with orthodontic treatment. 

She had them worn in an interview in 1984 in which she said that she’d have her braces removed before the Academy Awards (when she got nominated for Silkwood) since she didn’t want to be seen with them there. 

While Cher’s teeth do look very straight now, there’s another noticeable change – her teeth are sparkling white. Looking at her before photos, you can see slight discolouration, especially of her front two teeth. To fix that, she quite possibly had/still has a teeth whitening treatment. 

cher teeth


There’s another reason why the Moonstruck actress is ageing backwards, and that is a surgical facelift. Cher has admitted to it, saying, “Yes, I have had a facelift, but who hasn’t?” In an interview, she even told that her mother had a facelift at the age of 56, which made her look even more beautiful and young. The internet couldn’t get over how young Cher’s mother looked on her 93rd birthday three years ago. 

A facelift is a surgical procedure that many people get to remove excess, sagging skin, tighten the underlying muscles and reposition the fat pads to restore volume to the face. It can take years off of you. A full facelift also involves the neck region, where the platysmal bands are tightened so that it doesn’t look like a Turkey neck. 

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Cher on Red Carpet in 2022

We believe that Cher plastic surgery included a full facelift because her neck does look quite smooth even now. Here, it should also be noted that Cher’s facelift had phenomenal results. The singer continues to age well, and her face doesn’t look too pulled back, making it look natural.  


Seeing how plump and full Cher’s cheeks are, many people have speculated that the singer had dermal fillers. Some even said that she may have had cheek implants for that, but that claim was denied by the “If I Could Turn Back Time” songstress. In addition to saying that she didn’t have any cheek implants, she also made it clear that she didn’t have any buttocks, chin, or calf implants either. 

cher botox and filler

Other than the cheeks, many people have noticed that during the 90s, the volume of Cher’s lips seemed to have increased. So, it is possible that she had dermal fillers then and has been getting maintenance injections since. The singer herself has neither confirmed nor denied this.


Another cosmetic tweakment that Cher allegedly had is Botox. That could explain why the pop icon’s face is so smooth and without any wrinkles even now. Botox essentially paralyses the muscles in the area where it is injected. This prevents the wrinkles from deepening. Again, Cher herself hasn’t said anything about it. 

Rib Removal 

Rib removal is considered to be one of the most outrageous Cher plastic surgery procedures. It was believed that she had it done for a narrow waistline. Only the thing is that the singer has vehemently denied having this kind of procedure. She even said, “on both of my children’s lives, I have never even thought about getting ribs removed.” 

And she also points out that if she did have that kind of procedure, where are the scars from it? Considering the kind of outfits she wears, any scarring from that procedure should have been easily noticeable. It is quite unlikely that she had this procedure done to her. 

How Has Cher Plastic Surgery Impacted Her Life?

On getting cosmetic procedures to look good, the singer has said that “it makes me happy.” In an interview, she even said, “if I needed to have something done, I would be the first one in the line to the doctor.” The singer had decided to get these procedures done after she saw herself in the film “Mask” in 1985. Seeing herself, she said that she “can look better than this.” And so she does to this date.

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Cher at Versace Fashion Show in 2023

Another reason why the songstress may have had this procedure is that getting old in her industry isn’t something that she can afford. “Everyone says I am terrified of getting old, but the truth is that in my job becoming old and becoming extinct are one and the same thing,” said the pop icon.

After Cher plastic surgery was revealed to the world, the singer was insistently asked about it. Many people alleged that she essentially had a procedure done on almost every part of her body. And so the singer made it clear that that wasn’t the case, even saying that “once I had told everyone that I had some procedures, people ended up saying that I had every kind of procedure, which was not true.” 

It also made the singer unhappy that when people would compliment Cher’s looks, they would end up saying that it’s just because she had gotten herself “snipped and tucked.” And it may be the reason why after first telling the world about her plastic surgery, Cher hasn’t said much about it lately, even if she has been getting work done. 

How Much Has Cher Spent On Plastic Surgery?

It is believed that Cher has spent $750,000 on her plastic surgery procedures. There have been different estimations over the years because the costs of “alleged” procedures were also added up. 

Unless the singer confirms it, there’s no way of saying that she actually did spend $750,000. However, we can assume that she did spend a lot of money on her procedures and may still be doing so if she’s getting maintenance injections. 


Cher plastic surgery is no secret. Everyone knows about it. However, it won’t be fair to say that the singer looks beautiful just because of that. The singer also has a very healthy lifestyle (she doesn’t drink, do drugs, and eats healthy foods), and she makes sure to work out. But it can be said that through cosmetic procedures, Cher continues to look even more gorgeous and young-looking even in her 70s. 

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