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A memoir by Beverly Hills plastic surgeon Norman Leaf claims that, according to surgical records from July 14, 1958, Marilyn Monroe had a chin implant. "In handwritten notes, says Leaf, [Partner and plastic surgeon Michael] Gurdin details Monroe's 1950 chin implant surgery. Eight years later, the collagen implant had absorbed and all that remained was a tiny scar under Monroe's chin. There was no notation about the star's earlier nose job, but Leaf writes, "Gurdin had told me several times that he and [associate John] Pangman had also performed a tip rhinoplasty on her"—in other words, reshaping the soft cartilage." [Allure]