As we’ve established, Robert Pattinson is arguably one of the most admired actors of this or any other generation. The Twilight actor is known for his impeccable good looks and wholesome charm. Naturally, this has led to a surge in demand for plastic surgery amongst his legion of fans. But what exactly is the reason behind his constant desire for a revamp? Here, we’ll explore the actor’s most prominent surgical procedures and how they’ve changed his life for the better.

Keloid Surgery

If you’ve never heard of a keloid, you probably aren’t alone. They’re a type of scar that often forms around the site of a wound or an invasive medical procedure. Because there’s no known cause for keloids, they’re usually regarded as genetic abnormalities, although they can also be triggered by sunlight or UV rays during the day. This is why, even though most people have heard of them, keloids are considered a cosmetic flaw rather than a medical condition.

While many people are familiar with keloids, fewer know that Pattinson has had multiple surgeries to remove them from his body. In 2015, the actor had a keloid surgery on his earlobe that he credits with helping him to overcome his fear of needles. According to Dr. Christian Dibble, a plastic surgeon at New York City’s Mount Sinai Beth Israel Medical Center, who has extensive experience in facial scar revision, “Keloid surgery is the perfect example of how different one surgery can be from another. When you think about it, most people aren’t really worried about keloids on their earlobes, but they are on other parts of the body, like the neck or the eyelids. When I look at Robert’s pictures before and after the surgery, I can see how much difference it made. It’s not just about the surgery, but how he’s adjusted his life to accommodate it.”

The 39-year-old actor credits the surgery with helping him to become less judgmental of others and more confident in himself. “I never felt like I had to prove myself to anyone,” he told Harper’s Bazaar UK in 2015. “I came from a very open and loving family, and I always felt supported. I used to worry about what people thought of me, but I don’t think about that any more. I want to focus on the things I can control, like acting, singing, and dancing.”


During a liposuction procedure, a plastic surgeon removes unwanted fat from the patient’s body, either from one area of the body or multiple areas. Because there’s so much fat to be removed, most liposuction procedures last for several hours and require general anesthesia. In most cases, patients experience mild discomfort afterwards, but many go on to say that the pain is worth it. The results of the procedure can be life-changing, especially for patients who want to reshape their bodies. For example, liposuction can be used to treat:

  • Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) — which is when a patient believes that there’s something wrong with their appearance and wants to make changes to “fix it”)
  • Obesity — whether it’s from lack of exercise or an abundance of unhealthy foods
  • Childhood obesity
  • Lack of self-confidence
  • Reduction surgeries to remove excess skin and smooth out imperfections
  • Muscle tone
  • Joint stiffness
  • Trouble sleeping due to excess weight

Since the dawn of time, humans have desired to alter their bodies to look exactly how they feel inside. In today’s world, there are many different surgical options available to help patients achieve this goal. Thanks to advancements in technology, science, and research, there are now more possibilities than ever before.

Pattinson’s decision to undergo liposuction was an easy one to make. The actor had already had some work done, including laser skin treatment, Botox injections, and silicone implants. He wanted to have more done, so he could go under the knife for several hours and have the surgery done professionally. The procedure lasted for four hours and five minutes and was performed at a hospital in New York City. During his recovery, Pattinson took a few days off work and was accompanied by a bodyguard while he rested.

According to Lisa Phillips, PhD and professor of Health Psychology at the University of Manchester, “For people with BDD, surgery can be quite challenging to cope with, as it makes them feel as if their imperfections are glaringly obvious. The fact that Robert has had multiple procedures to help with this issue makes me wonder whether he still encounters problems with self-esteem.”

While liposuction is a common surgical procedure amongst Hollywood A-listers, it’s not necessarily an indication of vanity or an attempt to achieve the “perfect” body. As with any other medical procedure, there are various reasons why someone would want to have liposuction. One of the most common reasons is to reduce weight and improve health. In today’s world, where weight is such a sensitive issue, many people feel safer and more comfortable having procedures that are designed to assist them in losing weight.


Injectables are a quick and easy way to achieve a wide array of aesthetic effects. They’re a popular cosmetic procedure amongst Hollywood A-listers and celebrities wanting to quickly achieve a more youthful appearance. The most common injectable is Botox, a neurotoxin that temporarily relaxes the muscles in the face as it counters the aging process. Botox injections are relatively painless and have minimal side effects. Because Botox is a neurotoxin, there’s also a small chance that it could cause serious, long-term complications. Fortunately, these complications are very rare.

Another popular injectable is the controversial “cooling” treatment, which was originally developed for treating epilepsy. In most cases, the patient receives an injection of steroids into the skin, which then leads to the formation of small, frozen lumps or nodules. While this is relatively painless, it’s quite invasive and has the potential to cause many complications, including skin infections and even sepsis. Thankfully, because it’s a relatively new treatment for epilepsy, there’s still very little information about the long-term safety of this treatment. As with any other medical procedure, you need to have realistic expectations about the results of an injectable treatment, and you also need to make sure that your physician is highly experienced in administering these types of injections.

Pattinson has undergone a number of injectable treatments. He had a treatment to improve the shape of his nose in 2012, which consisted of a cortisone injection and a spacer implant. The actor also had a treatment for his crow’s feet in 2013 that used hyaluronic acid injections. According to a report by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), cosmetic injectable procedures, including Botox and fillers, were performed on 61.6 million Americans in 2015 (the most recent year available). This made them the most popular procedures amongst adults, followed by cosmetic surgery and laser skin treatment.

Pattinson is by no means the only famous celebrity to undergo injectable procedures. Many high-profile individuals have had Botox or hyaluronic acid treatments to improve their appearance. Amongst them are:

  • Angelina Jolie — who underwent a $ 50,000 breast augmentation in 2002
  • Gwyneth Paltrow — who had Botox treatments to improve the shape of her nose and eyes in 2003
  • Liv Tyler — who had a Botox treatment in her forehead in 2004
  • Cher — who had a jaw implant in 1999 and a Botox treatment in 2005
  • Beyonce — who had a botched nose job in 2015 that contributed to the singer’s nose being shortened and flattened.

Injectables are a popular choice amongst patients seeking to achieve a more youthful appearance. As with any other cosmetic procedure, the appeal of injectables is in the simplicity and the speed at which the patient can achieve their desired look. Because they’re easy to administer and have minimal side effects, many doctors and patients prefer them to other cosmetic procedures.