Hollywood actor John Stamos has recently opened up, providing an intimate glimpse into his journey with plastic surgery during the early stages of his illustrious acting career. In his candid new memoir, "If You Would Have Told Me," the star of "Full House" delves deep into his insecurities and the drive that led him to opt for a nose job, not once, but twice.
Reflecting on his rise to stardom, Stamos, now 60, recalls the self-consciousness that plagued him every time he saw himself on screen. “That nose. It bothers me,” he confesses in his book, remembering his initial reactions to watching his performances from the early '80s, particularly his breakout role in "General Hospital." “When I see it on TV for the first time, it’s all I can look at,” he shares, highlighting how his focus on his perceived flaw began to overshadow his artistry.
But it wasn’t just the spotlight that intensified his desire for change. Stamos speaks about enduring years of bullying, further fueling his determination to alter his appearance. "Fixating on my nose is beginning to detract from my performance.
Plus, the early years of bullying...have me ready to make a change,” he explains.
Stamos' Journey: Pursuing Perfection
Despite taking the plunge and undergoing a nose job, Stamos was not immediately satisfied with the results, describing his altered appearance as somewhat reminiscent of Peter Pan.
Unfazed, he decided to give it another shot, this time entrusting his visage to the same expert who worked on the legendary Michael Jackson. “Who better to handle the delicate task of resculpting my nose than the man who created a whole new face for M.J.?” Stamos quips.
Addressing the often-taboo subject of vanity, Stamos is transparent about his motivations, stating, “Everyone who gets a nose job tries to find some excuse other than vanity, but let's call it what it was—vanity”.
However, amidst the whirlwind of Hollywood and the pressures of the industry, Stamos credits his mother, Loretta Stamos, for keeping him grounded. “My mom figures if I want to continue doing this work, she'll ensure I'm safe, supported, and having a good time.
It matters to her that I don't get so swept up in the moment that I lose my connection to family, friends, faith, and fun,” he gratefully acknowledges. Stamos’s story, ripe with authenticity and reflection, offers readers a rare look behind the curtain of fame, as he navigates the complexities of self-image and the pursuit of perfection in the glittering world of Hollywood.