Iggy Azalea's Plastic Surgeon Reveals Exactly How He Transformed the Singer's Nose and Breasts
Dr. Ashkan Ghavami explains the procedures he did to reshape Iggy Azalea's nose and breasts
Ghavami explains that he works by the motto “‘keep them guessing” when it comes to giving his clients natural-looking results.
“Her breasts were super small and super wide apart, so I wanted to bring them towards the middle and give her a lot more cleavage, but not go too big where it looks obvious,” he tells PEOPLE exclusively. “When you have small breasts and you have thin skin above it, when you go too big they look like balls, so I wanted to create as natural shape as possible, but give her enough size to proportion her tall, big-hipped frame. I wanted to proportion her out without making her look top-heavy or getting in the way of dancing.”
But there was a hitch — Azalea was set to perform with Jennifer Lopez at the American Music Awards just four days after her surgery. Fortunately, Ghavami performs his breast augmentations in a way that enables his patients to be recovered in less than 24 hours.
“I do a flash-recovery breast augmentation,” he says. “There’s no bleeding, no bruising. I don’t put drains in, I don’t wrap you tight. You can lift your arms right away, and all we give is Motrin. She was really excited about that aspect of it.”
Ghavami places the implant underneath the muscle so that he doesn’t interfere with the blood vessels.
“All the blood vessels are mapped out,” he says. “I don’t allow any of them to rupture during the surgery, so there’s no bleeding and the patients experience no internal bruising or pain. It’s a minimally invasive technique. Iggy had her arms up in the air, dancing four days later.”
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For her nose, Ghavami focused on changing the shape of Azalea’s tip.
“Her nose had a really weird shape to it,” he says. “The tip was very twisted and very wide and boxy, so I had to do a lot of tip shaping to narrow and refine her tip without it looking done. She had a tiny hump that I reduced, and also she was very deviated and had blockage for breathing, so we really killed four birds with one stone.”
Ghavami says he admires Azalea for being open about her plastic surgery procedures.
“When someone like Iggy comes out and does this, I think it’s so good because everyone out there, little girls and working moms, are looking at social media and there are all these airbrushed images and Photoshopped images, and people have had surgery on top of that to boot,” he explains. “Most of those people do not admit to anything, so a lot of those girls grow up to think, ‘What’s wrong with me? Why am I not perfect?'”
“Plastic surgery is nothing new, but admitting it will hopefully become a trend,” he continues. “It sends a phenomenal message to say, ‘I was not born perfect.'”