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From fresh-faced Brighton belle to ‘page three stunner’ to the queen of glamour…Katie Price’s transformation is finally complete. But just how did she do it?

‘Instead of designer outfits, I have a designer body,’ laughs Katie Price, AKA Jordan. And she isn’t kidding. After three breast augmentations, a breast reduction, a nose job, veneers, lip augmentation, liposuction and Botox, Katie remains at top of the glamour game – and, amongst other achievements, boasts a bestselling series of books, a haircare range and her own perfume, Stunning.

The work
Katie’s surgery journey began with her first boob job at 20, going from a 32B to a 32DD. Within three years, she had gone up to a 32GG. A successful career as a glamour model financed further procedures, such as liposuction and Botox. Then, in early 2008, Katie went to the US for £43,000 worth of surgery, including a breast reduction, a nose job and veneers on her teeth for that dazzling Hollywood smile.The breast reduction was a gift from Katie’s husband, Peter Andre. ‘I don’t want her ending up like Michael Jackson,’ Peter says. ‘I’d rather she’s still with me when she’s 100 than she pops her clogs at 42 looking amazing.’ Katie herself says this latest round of surgery will be her last. ‘I’ve got no regrets but I think I’m set now,’ she says. ‘I don’t need anything else.’ So just how did Katie go about creating her glamorous alter ego, Jordan?

Jordan says… ‘I love Botox. When I have more, I’ll tell the world.’

What is it? Botox is a protein derived from the botulism toxin, which is injected under the skin
to minimise or smooth out lines and wrinkles on the face.

What does it do? A series of small injections are given to the specified areas, and the toxin sets about paralysing the muscles and nerves. The procedure is considered to be one of the safest types of cosmetic medicine, as it doesn’t involve cutting the skin.

What are the risks? It’s rare, but some people have had allergic reactions to Botox. Also, because
it numbs the facial muscles, Botox can create a ‘permanent’ look of surprise or an unshakeable frown. However, since the effects of Botox are temporary, these problems don’t last for long.
How much does it cost? You can expect to pay around £400 per session.

Jordan says… ‘My new teeth were a present from Pete. But they’ve been left really sensitive.’ 

What are they? Veneers are used to transform crooked, stained, damaged and worn teeth into a straight, white ‘Hollywood’ smile.

What do they do? Veneers are thin shells made from porcelain, ceramic or a composite material, cemented to the front of the teeth to improve their appearance. Many dentists use the analogy that dental veneers are for your teeth what fake nails are for your hands.

What are the risks? Since the mouth contains a lot of bacteria, and experiences temperature and pressure changes throughout each day, all dental procedures have some degree of risk. It’s important to maintain good oral hygiene and to keep the margin (the area where the tooth and the veneer meet) as clean as possible, so decay doesn’t develop underneath the veneers.

How much do they cost?
Prices for porcelain veneers start from around £300 per tooth.

Breast augmentation
Jordan says… ‘I didn’t want to be a 32B so I got my boobs done.’

What is it? Breast augmentation surgery boosts the size and shape of a woman’s breasts using implants. The aim is to increase the patient’s self-confidence, especially when wearing revealing clothes.

What does it do? The implants are surgically inserted behind the breast tissue. Implants are usually
a silicone rubber shell filled with either medical grade silicone gel or saline (salt water). The goal is to create a natural, balanced look. 

What are the risks? Complications associated with breast augmentation include infection and problems with wound healing such as necrosis, where the blood supply is affected. Abnormal scar tissue can also form around the pocket of the implant, which may squeeze the implant and cause hard, painful breasts. Fluid can build up around the implant and there is often a temporary change in skin and nipple sensation, which can sometimes become permanent. Lopsided breasts are also a potential problem, and further surgery would be required to remedy this. 

How much does it cost?
Breast implants will set you back around £4,000.

Lip augmentation
Jordan says… ‘I had my lips done in America, but they went too big. I ended up looking like Nemo.’ 

What is it? Hyaluronic gel, collagen or even your own fat are injected or threaded into the lip
to create a plumper appearance.

What does it do? The most common procedure needs no anaesthetic and involves injecting collagen into the upper lip to achieve what’s known as the ‘Paris lip’. Results last up to six months, but to maintain the look you’ll need continued treatments.

What are the risks? Risks include infection from the needles, as the mouth is a difficult area to keep sterile. Also, your own fat may not ‘take’, and you could get lumpy results or an unattractive ‘rubberised’ effect.

How much does it cost? Prices start from £200 per session.

Jordan says… ‘I’m pleased with my nose. Before, it was more animal-looking – wider like a cat – but I don’t regret having it done. Now it’s cute.
A cute, fake ski-jump!’

What is it? Rhinoplasty, often called a ‘nose job’, is a surgical procedure to improve the function or appearance of a patient’s nose.

What does it do? Cartilage and bone are cut and discarded to reshape the bridge line. The nose is broken and cartilage chiselled into shape around the breaks. The tip of the nose may be altered by moving cartilage around in the nostrils.

What are the risks? Using saws, grafts and chisels, success is reliant on the skill of your surgeon. It can take up to three months for the swelling to go down.

How much does it cost? A nose job costs around £3,000.

Breast reduction 
Jordan says… ‘My breasts had gone saggy after having three children. I wanted to perk them up and make them smaller.’

What is it? Breast reduction (or reduction mammoplasty) is an operation where excess tissue and skin are removed from the breasts. The breasts are then reshaped and the nipples repositioned.

What does it do? A breast reduction makes breasts smaller in weight and volume. It’s popular with larger-breasted women who want their bodies to be more proportioned, or whose heavy breasts cause them physical discomfort.

What are the risks? The main risks associated with breast reduction surgery are infection, bleeding in the breast (haematoma), red or raised scars (keloids), alterations in the blood supply which may result in the loss of part, or even all, of the nipple, breasts becoming uneven in size and shape, and the nipples not being level with each other.

How much does it cost? A breast reduction will set you back around £5,000.

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