Why Everyone Thinks Taylor Swift Got A Boob Job

With their lives constantly under the microscope, celebrities are often the subject of plastic surgery rumors.

Last updated on Apr 18, 2024

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For celebrities whose lives are constantly under the microscope, plastic surgery rumors often arise, whether baseless or not. As one of the most 'Googled' people in 2023, Taylor Swift is no exception to this rule, with thousands of people asking the same question about her physique.

Did Taylor Swift get a boob job?

Fans speculate the singer may have undergone breast augmentation surgery and have been sharing before and after photos to support their claims. Rumors about Swift's alleged boob job first began circulating around 2018 when she suddenly appeared bustier than her usual small frame.


The singer has never addressed the rumors, which have circulated on and off for years. However, several plastic surgeons have weighed in on the rumors, with many agreeing that she likely had work done. In 2019, Life & Style consulted Dr. Norman Rowe, a board-certified plastic surgeon in New York City, and asked his opinion of Swift's seemingly enhanced breasts at that year's Golden Globes. 


“She had a breast augmentation. This is the only explanation,” he said. Dr. Rowe made it clear that her breasts are "past the point of growing naturally" and says her surgery looks "well done and natural."

taylor swift boob job before and after 2010 - 2018Photo: Jaguar PS and Jamie Lamor Thompson / Shutterstock

Some have speculated that Swift had a second boob job around 2022.

In an interview with Daily Mail, board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Marc Everett claimed that he believed Swift had a 'modest' breast augmentation in 2012 followed by another boob job in 2022.


"In 2022, the implant is substantially larger," he said, "to the point where you can see a triangle shape" as well as a "distinct round curve of the implant" in dresses that pull the breasts together.

taylor swift boob job before and after 2018 - 2022Photo: Jamie Lamor Thompson and Tinseltown / Shutterstock

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There are countless other reasons, aside from surgery, that could cause a woman’s breast size to change.

"Her breasts definitely do look larger now than they used to, but other than a breast augmentation and surgery there are multiple things that could have caused that," board-certified plastic surgeon Jonathan A. Schwitzer, M.D., said in a TikTok Video. 



Swift is a 34-year-old woman who may be experiencing natural changes that come with growing up. It is no secret that a woman's breasts can grow and shrink with fluctuations in weight. In someone as slim as Swift, even a slight weight gain could result in her breasts appearing fuller than usual.

taylor swift boob job rumors before and after photoPhoto: YouTube / Kathy Hutchins via Shutterstock


However, while speaking to Daily Mail, Dr. Everett doubted that weight gain is a factor in Swift's busty appearance. 

"Around the time of her first alleged surgery, you can see in photos that she is quite thin. But there is this forced rounder breast shape that has become disproportionate to the rest of her body," Dr. Everett explained. "The breast is made up of both gland and fat and, when you have a degree of weight loss, breasts are not going to be as dense. We do not see this with Taylor."

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Others point to fashion choices when it comes to Swift's seemingly larger breasts.

"It could also just be that she' dressing differently," Dr. Schwitzer said. She most certainly has a team of stylists and hair and makeup people getting her ready, and those people know things. Things like how a well-placed pad under the breast can make it look fuller. Or how the tape stylists use can push small to medium-sized breasts upward, making them appear fuller. 


Menstrual cycles can also affect a woman's breast size. A woman's breasts are fuller just before and during her period. Let's not forget that little bit of biology as we debate Swift's fuller chest.

"Her breasts certainly do look larger," Dr. Schwizter admitted, "but I can't say with certainty that it's a result of plastic surgery."

Whether or not someone's had plastic surgery is no one's business and no one's place to judge.

It's natural to speculate about a celebrity's looks, as we often look up to them and many may even try to emulate



"Many celebrities look good naturally, but many also have work done. And when they're not honest about it, I think they're being unethical because they're in the spotlight. They're benefitting from being a celebrity and have a moral obligation to be transparent about anything they've had done that helps them achieve a certain look," board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Daniel Barrett told USA Today.


That said, it's important for us to remember that, as high of a pedestal as we may put them on, celebrities are real people with real feelings.

"We all assume celebrities are these big, bad people with great, strong, fortified egos, but they aren't," Barrett said. "Imagine you're a very successful, talented person and you're held under a microscope for body image things you've never even thought about."

While some people may ask that celebrities be more transparent about any physical changes they may make to their bodies to help curb unhealthy body image in those who may look up to them, what a person decides to do or not do with their body is ultimately no one's business but their own.


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Amy Lamare is a Los Angeles-based freelance writer covering entertainment, pop culture, beauty, fashion, fitness and technology.