How Much Plastic Surgery Has Kate Gosselin From ‘Jon & Kate Plus 8’ Had?

Thanks to TLC’s Jon & Kate Plus 8, even the most unlikely reality TV viewer knows who Jon and Kate Gosselin are. The couple were first known for chronicling their lives while taking care of their eight kids — a pair of twins and a set of sextuplets. Now, we’re still seeing Jon and Kate crop up in the media, but for totally different reasons. The two went through an ultra-ugly divorce in 2009 and have been feuding over money and custody of the children ever since.

While fans of the show have been keeping up with Kate over the years, they couldn’t help but notice how much the star’s appearance has changed over the years. Has she had plastic surgery — and if so, what has she had done? Here’s what Kate has said.

Kate admitted to having a tummy tuck — but that’s it

Back in 2010 (when Kate was still heavily in the public eye), she appeared on The View to discuss her life and set the record straight on her surgeries. Us Weekly reports Whoopi Goldberg asked about the work Kate had done, and she admitted to firming up her abdomen. “I’ve had a tummy tuck — we all know that,” she said. She denied having any other work done, however. And when she was questioned about a possible breast lift, she added, “Why is it so fascinating? I got a good bra!”

As for the tummy tuck (which is, allegedly, the only time she went under the knife), The Hollywood Gossip explains she had the procedure back in 2006. And though she said the first two weeks were “pain and yuck,” it was all totally worth it. She tweeted to one curious fan, “It’ll be the BEST decision you’ve ever made!”

She’s completely denied rumors she’s had plastic surgery on her face

So, has Kate had botox? She has flat-out denied having any cosmetic work done to her face, but others have allegedly disagreed. Us Weekly reports surgeons said she had some poorly-done Botox injections back in 2010. As Dr. Michael Olding told the publication, the reality star “has the typical appearance of Dysport or Botox poorly placed in the space between the brows where frown lines occur.” Dr. Olding also said that “the lateral part of her brow is elevated in an abnormally high position, which my patients refer to as McDonald’s arches!”

He’s not the only doctor who saw something amiss with Kate’s face in certain 2010 images, either. Dr. Steven Pearlman believes she got Botox treatments for her forehead frown lines because of the way her eyebrows dropped in the center. Thankfully, even if Kate got secret Botox injections that weren’t the best, they’d wear off eventually. And it’s certainly improved since 2010.

Here’s why she says she looks younger now than she ever did in the past

Whether she had Botox injections or not, there’s no doubt that Kate has managed to turn back the clock on her look. As for how she’s managed to look more youthful than ever these days, The Huffington Post reports she called it “eye-trickery.” At an E! News event, she said, “I think when the world met me I was three days post having sextuplets, so the only place you can get from that point is younger. … You guys saw me at my worst first, and then I just kind of reversed in front of your eyes. It was nothing amazing, it was just, when you met me, who was that person?”

This wasn’t the first time she addressed her younger-looking face, either. In 2012, she also told Andy Cohen, “I am probably one of the rare few who de-age.” Considering how put-together she looks today, we all want to know the fountain of youth she’s drinking from.

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