Joan Rivers Plastic Surgery Before and After Photos

Did Joan Rivers Undergo Plastic Surgery?

Joan Rivers, best remembered for her witty remarks and comedy, has been the topic of plastic surgery transformation for many years. Before her death, there were numerous speculations about her plastic surgeries. Many sought to get hold of pictures of Joan Rivers before plastic surgery. Some might argue that her plastic surgery procedures added to her fame, while others say that those rumors put a dent to her legacy. Whichever way you look at it, there is no denying that Joan Rivers has contributed a lot to the entertainment industry. And being a lifelong philanthropist, it is evident that Joan Rivers had a loving heart for the less fortunate.


Joan Rivers was an American comedian, actress, writer, producer and television host. Though her comedic persona is not accepted by everyone, she has proven to be successful beyond doubt. Her appearances in Candid Camera captured the hearts of fans. She played “the lure” to attract unsuspecting “victims” to the funny scenarios. This role opened doors to many of her future projects.

Joan Rivers has always credited Johnny Carson as her long time mentor. And indeed, she was a great student. Johnny Carson was her first guest on That Show with Joan Rivers too. Joan Rivers also hosted her own The Joan Rivers Show from 1989 to 1993. She was so successful that a documentary was produced about her called Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work in 2010. Even up till 2014 before her death, she was featured with her daughter, Melissa Rivers in the reality series Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best?

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Joan Rivers Before Plastic Surgery

Joan Rivers looked beautiful before all her plastic surgeries. She was not only talented but also attractive. Her witty humor and beautiful looks were a great combination for early success. There were hardly any wrinkles to signs of aging then.

Photo Credit: (left) Getty Images, (right) John Shearer AP

Photo Credit: (left) Getty Images, (right) John Shearer AP

But then, age caught up with Joan Rivers. As an attempt to keep looking young, Joan Rivers resorted to going under the knife. There were so many rumored plastic surgeries that Joan Rivers once commented “I wish I had a twin sister so that I may actually know what I look like without plastic surgery”. She even joked that she did not undergo just one or two plastic surgeries, but more than 700. Some of the alleged plastic surgeries include a nose job, skin peel, botox injections and many others.

It is rumored that she started her plastic surgery procedures early in life. As early as the college days, she underwent a nose job to create the perfect nose shape she wanted. Then in her 30s, she was rumored to have underwent an eye lift back in 1965.

Photo Credit: (left) Instagram

Photo Credit: (left) Instagram

Those procedures might have encouraged her to opt for further surgical enhancement as Joan Rivers was at the top of her game at that time. And the results of the procedures were not bad at all. When you look at her earlier photos when she was in her 30s and 40s, she looked every part a stunning woman should be.

Even in her 50s, Joan Rivers tried hard to maintain her looks. Some say that she has undergone multiple facelifts to attain her wrinkle free disposition. Nobody commented much on the suspected transformation then as everything seemed to go smoothly.

And in the early 2000s, that was when there were signs of plastic surgery overdose. Her face started to look lumpy and artificial. Perhaps her everlasting quest to remove wrinkles has taken a toll. Though one must admit she looked nowhere near her real age of 80 plus, she looked unreal and constricted in expressions. Her cheeks and forehead looked immovable. Her smile just lack the sincerity she had in her earlier days.

Throughout Joan Rivers career, she has made no apologies for her plastic surgeries. Some reports suggest that she had further plastic surgeries like liposuction, breast reduction and tummy tuck. Her chin was rumored to have undergone surgery to make it look more refined. And who can forget the lip fillers.

Joan Rivers Sudden Death

Joan Rivers was well known for her comment “Looking 50 is great – if you’re 60”. Seems like Joan Rivers set for herself a target of always looking 10 years younger than her actual age.


Unfortunately, her pursuit for everlasting beauty was probably the main cause of her death. Some say that it was due to her repetitive plastic surgeries that led to her sudden cardiac arrest. There were speculations about the endoscopy procedure that never had any definitive conclusions.

Nonetheless, the contributions of Joan Rivers in the entertainment industry are numerous. One cannot deny that she started a new wave of comedy shows in her early years. It was definitely not easy for any person to do that in the early years of television. Let’s appreciate the jibes and jokes she has brought up over the years. Her plastic surgeries might be numerous, but her lifetime contributions were much more. May her rest in peace.