Kate Gosselin's Boob Job Controversy: Real or Fake?

Rumors are swirling over whether or not the reality star had her breasts enhanced -- but why do we care?

Kate Gosselin is proudly flaunting her bikini body on the cover of this week's People Magazine, and she looks amazing -- but is she being totally honest about how she got her curves? Gosselin, 35, addressed plastic surgery rumors by telling the magazine that "these breasts are all mine." But does that mean she didn't have a boob job -- or was she evading the question?

According to two prominent plastic surgeons consulted by RadarOnline, Gosselin looks like she's had some work done in the chest area.

"It definitely looks like she has implants," says one. "Her breasts look almost excessively round and firm for a 35-year-old who has had eight kids."

The other surgeon concurs, noting that "it is very rare for someone to get a tummy tuck and not get a breast augmentation."

Kate, of course, got a tummy tuck on camera during the 2008 filming of Jon & Kate Plus 8. At the time, Gosselin actually asked the doctor if she could get a free boob job -- and he advised her to just get a better bra! But the breast augmentation rumors started earlier this year, when Us Weekly reported that Gosselin had consulted her bodyguard on the surgery. The magazine claimed that she had the procedure done on March 30, 2010, paying $10,000 and increasing her shirt size from 4 to 6.

We do find it a little strange to see so much press and speculation around Kate Gosselin's chest, when she's mainly famous for being a mother of eight. But maybe that's where all the "controversy" originates. Gosselin became popular because she was a mom we could relate to; even in her crazy moments, we could understand how frazzled and chaotic life with kids can be. As the seasons of the show went by, the Gosselins gained money and fame, and started to seem less like us. Now, post-divorce, Kate is at a crossroads: should she try to embrace the fabulous life, or go back to being an everymom? If she did have breast implants, that seems like one more step toward being Kate Gosselin, Reality Star, rather than Kate Gosselin, Mom Who's Barely Keeping it Together. Sure, the first one is probably more fun to be. But the second one is the person we actually want to watch on TV.

Do you think it matters if Kate Gosselin got a breast augmentation? Chime in below!

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