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Dolly Parton has gotten a ton of attention for her incredible talent, but also her looks. Over the years, many have talked about the “I Will Always Love You” singer’s appearance and legendary bosom, which she says she paid a pretty penny for. In a previous interview, Parton opened up about her breasts, sharing that she spent $1 million to have them look the way they do.

Dolly Parton attending the NYC premiere of 'Steel Magnolias' in 1989
Dolly Parton | Ron Galella, Ltd./Ron Galella Collection via Getty Images

Dolly Parton had her breasts enhanced

In 2003, a story published by People revealed that Parton was no stranger to going under the knife. According to the report, the “Jolene” singer had her eyes, lips, and breasts enhanced.

Parton joked that Dr. John Grossman, a plastic surgeon located in Denver and Beverly Hills, “does all my fender work.” In response, Grossman confirmed that he had made changes to the singer’s body, but noted that she was “genetically gifted.”

“She has a generous bosom,” he said. “She’s had her face rejuvenated on a number of occasions, [but] not a full face-lift.”

Grossman continued, “Her skin is beautiful. In the South, getting a tan was a sign that you had to work in the fields, so she never went in the sun. She’s pretty, but even pretty people age.”

Did Dolly Parton have her breast implants removed?

After her breast enhancement, it was alleged that Parton faced some health ailments in 2004 due to the heavyweight of her bosom. It was reported that she went under the knife once more for a breast augmentation to give her some relief from the crippling pain she endured.

Dolly Parton attending the LA premiere of 'Steel Magnolias' in 1989
Dolly Parton | Ron Galella, Ltd./Ron Galella Collection via Getty Images

Dolly Parton Wants to Look As Young As Her Plastic Surgeon Allows

In 2020, Parton responded to rumors that she was bedridden because of her breasts, sharing that though they have weight to them, they have yet to take her out of the game.

“Oh yeah! I always laugh at them,” she told People at the time. “One, it shows up about every three years in the tabloids, where I’m bedridden because my boobs are so heavy that I’m crippled for life on my back. I just laugh.” 

She added, “Well, they are heavy, but they haven’t crippled me yet.”

Dolly Parton has spent $1 million on her breasts

As for how much money Parton has spent so far on her legendary breasts, the singer revealed during an interview with UK magazine Q that she’s dished out quite a large sum to make them look the way that they do.

“I’ve slapped a few people who didn’t stare at them! This kind of money, they’d better be looking at them,” she said, per PopSugar. “No, I’ve not insured my boobs. I just paid a million dollars for them and I hope they look like a million dollars, too!”

In a separate interview, Parton said that maintaining appearances doesn’t come at a low cost.

“It costs a lot of money to look this cheap!” she explained, per Meaww, “If I see something saggin’, baggin’, or draggin’, I’m gonna have it nipped, tucked, or sucked!”

Dolly Parton says she ‘created’ her own look

Though many would agree that Parton is stunning, she says that she isn’t a natural beauty.

Rather than being born with striking features, Parton shared that she’s had work done to be the “beautiful” woman she longed to be as a child.

“I always wanted to be pretty, and I always wanted to be a star, whatever that meant,” the “9 to 5” singer said in a 2018 interview with The Star. “I wanted to shine; so I created my own look to build my confidence, because very few people are born beautiful, with natural beauty, and I certainly am not one.”

She continued, “I try to make positives out of negatives. I did whatever I needed to build my confidence, and when people don’t believe I had plastic surgery, I say, ‘Yeah, I don’t look old but I have aged my plastic surgeons.’ But I do it because it makes me feel better about myself. I always say I am a workhorse that looks like a showhorse. So yeah, I work every day to build my confidence.”