Two questions today:
1. Q: Has Nicole Kidman undergone a breast augmentation?
A: It appears that way. These photos from NYDailyNews.com reveal what appears to be new breast implants. It would be very unusual for a woman as thin as she is to have breasts as full and round as those are. I haven't seen her with obvious implants before, so she may be recently postop.
2. Q: Why do they look so round? Is it the plastic surgeon's fault?
A: Maybe. It can be quite difficult, even with today's silicone gel implants, to create a really natural look in someone who has so little body fat, especially after she's had children and the breast tissue has thinned. Now, a plastic surgeon can make matters worse (less natural-looking) by placing an implant that is overly round or doesn't fit the person's dimensions. Excess scar tissue (capsular contracture) can make the breasts look rounder and less natural, too.
Nicole has denied having plastic surgery in the past. I wonder if her denials will continue?
To view streaming video of a segment I did with the CBS Early Show on the newest breast implants, click here.
Thanks for reading.
Anthony Youn, M.D.: