‘I died for a minute’: Crystal Hefner, Heidi Montag, more share plastic surgery horror stories

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celebrity plastic surgery horror stories, starting with Crystal Hefner, widow to Playboy editor in chief Hugh Hefner.” height=”500″ id=”106068228″ orientation=”vertical” original=”https://www.gannett-cdn.com/media/2017/09/28/USATODAY/USATODAY/636421548931479591-HEFNER-3.JPG” width=”368″>Instagram post, Hefner wrote that she “almost didn’t make it through” a fat transfer surgery she underwent on Oct. 16.

“I lost half the blood in my body and ended up in the hospital needing a blood transfusion,” she wrote. “I’ve been slowly eating my way back to health since then and I am now finally feeling ok.⁣”

According to Hefner, she has advocated against cosmetic surgery since 2016, when she removed her implants and “everything else toxic” in her body. “I should have learned my lesson the first time but I guess the universe keeps sending you the same lesson until you learn it,” she added.

Hefner also spoke out against cultural beauty standards and media pressure, revealing she still struggles with her body image.

“To this day I need to write reminders of why I’m worthy that have nothing to do with my physical appearance to convince myself that I’m enough,” she wrote. “This is a huge slap on my own wrist for caving into this pressure, even now in my 30’s – as I thought I would have learned my lesson by now.”” height=”1601″ id=”6588027002″ orientation=”horizontal” original=”https://www.gannett-cdn.com/presto/2021/01/07/USAT/d05e5727-f2d8-438d-8abe-2e0022f3dad4-crystal_hefner.JPG” width=”2210″>Cardi B canceled several shows to focus on her health after going under the knife for cosmetic procedures. The rapper underwent liposuction and a breast augmentation after giving birth in 2018 to her daughter, Kulture.

“Cardi was overzealous in getting back to work; she didn’t take the time necessary to fully recover from her surgery,” Cardi B's representive told People and E! News at the time. “Her strenuous schedule has taken a toll on her body and she has been given strict doctor’s orders to pull out of the rest of her performances in May.”

During a show that month, she told fans: “I have some news for y'all. I should have canceled today… I shouldn't really be performing because moving too much is gonna (expletive) up my lipo. But… I'm still gonna get my (expletive) money back, let's go.”

The following month, she took to Twitter to let fans know that her most recent plastic surgery would be her last.” height=”1080″ id=”6276323002″ orientation=”horizontal” original=”https://www.gannett-cdn.com/presto/2020/11/13/USAT/0f6a7df4-0b26-487b-bbeb-be33c2e88768-VPC_CARDI_B_APOLOGIZES_FOR_HINDU_GODDESS_AD_DESK_THUMB.jpg” width=”1920″>Melanie Griffith, left, discussed the downside of experimenting with cosmetic surgery in a 2017 interview with Porter magazine.

“I didn’t (realize it had gone too far) until people started saying, ‘Oh my god, what has she done?!’” the actress said of reaction to work she'd had done. “I was so hurt I went to a different doctor and he started dissolving all of this (stuff) that this other woman doctor had put in. Hopefully, I look more normal now.”” height=”4896″ id=”1159353001″ orientation=”vertical” original=”https://www.gannett-cdn.com/presto/2019/05/10/USAT/4df5323c-092d-4ca8-9703-09de6e006aba-EPA_USA_LACMA_GALA.jpg” width=”3168″>Us Weekly. “They felt like bowling balls on my chest. I felt inappropriate. Guys would stare at me really creepily and felt they had the right to because I had such big boobs.” 

She said she was told her breasts “were falling through the bottom, and I got scared. It's super dangerous. They can fall through to your belly button!”

Montag also opened up about the complications from her procedures, telling Paper Magazine in 2018 that she nearly lost her life in surgery.

“I died for a minute. With that much surgery, I had to have 24-hour nurse care and Spencer (Pratt) didn't want to leave my side. I was at a recovery center and had Demerol to deal with the pain because it was so extreme. My security guards called Spencer and told him, 'Heidi's heart stopped. She's not going to make it.' And I easily could've (died). Cutting yourself up isn't something I'd recommend…”” height=”1997″ id=”3451883″ orientation=”horizontal” original=”https://www.gannett-cdn.com/media/USATODAY/test/2013/11/06/1383745891000-Heidi-Montag.jpg” width=”3000″>told ABC News in 2017. “I was always struggling and always trying to hold on, and keep my job.”

Hadid had her implants removed in 2015 after doctors discovered one implant had ruptured and was leaking silicone into her chest cavity, which she says was aggravating her Lyme disease symptoms.” height=”1544″ id=”2742748002″ orientation=”vertical” original=”https://www.gannett-cdn.com/presto/2019/02/01/USAT/34a553e2-0459-46cb-8ccf-6ebe95ed65d3-XXX_IMG_636404856089937054_Y_1_1_SFJJGGMC.JPG” width=”1160″>Instagram about getting everything removed, writing: “Living in a body free of breast implants, fillers, botox, exstensions (sic) and all the (expletive) I thought I needed in order to keep up with what society conditioned me to believe what a sexy woman should look like until the toxicity of it all almost killed me.”

She continued: “Your health is your wealth so please make educated decisions, research the partial information you’re given by our broken system before putting anything foreign in your body.”” height=”3600″ id=”4744391002″ orientation=”vertical” original=”https://www.gannett-cdn.com/presto/2020/02/13/USAT/16b38191-abc1-41fd-a3fe-c2aaf3ccb2a5-GTY_1205847742.JPG” width=”2400″>“The Talk” in 2012. “And in a lot of shots, my face looks plastic and at certain angles, I was like, ‘Oh, dear. Oh, I should never have done that. Oh, that’s a bad one. So I’m like, ‘No more. No more abuse.’“” height=”3244″ id=”4070785002″ orientation=”horizontal” original=”https://www.gannett-cdn.com/presto/2019/10/23/USAT/bdbcb1a1-ca89-4520-b8bc-94fb3bb03107-AFP_AFP_1KI7WQ.JPG” width=”5232″>The Mirror, Grey said she “went into the operating room a celebrity and came out anonymous.”

“It was the nose job from hell,” she said. “I’ll always be this once-famous actress nobody recognizes because of a nose job.”” height=”1764″ id=”1994048001″ orientation=”horizontal” original=”https://www.gannett-cdn.com/presto/2019/08/13/USAT/18fc66f3-c0ac-4ce6-9b4d-9cbd6ee78c15-XXX_IMG_XXX_E_MOVIE_TV_18_A_1_1_DOJ1SU3J.JPG” width=”2619″>Us Weekly. “I had a hernia, this huge bump next to my belly button. As a result, I couldn't wear a bikini. I lost a lot of work.”

Reid also talked about the effects of the breast augmentation, saying, “After six months of 'it's going to get better,' it started to get worse and worse. I never thought I would have nipples that looked like this.” Reid had the procedures reversed in 2006.” height=”3000″ id=”2742802002″ orientation=”vertical” original=”https://www.gannett-cdn.com/presto/2019/02/01/USAT/3d6101b8-b25e-48b6-9925-cd2a3cc3c57c-GTY_617472994.JPG” width=”2100″>New Beauty in 2017. “I think that I now look more like the person that I was. I hope I do. Things are going to change. Everything’s going to drop. I was trying to make it not drop, but that made me look fake.”

She continued: “You need movement in your face, especially if you have thin skin like I do. Those aren’t wrinkles – they’re smile lines. I’ve had to learn to embrace movement and realize that fillers are not my friend.”” height=”1661″ id=”1442141001″ orientation=”horizontal” original=”https://www.gannett-cdn.com/presto/2019/06/13/USAT/0b4f1d17-73b0-4388-84e1-68990ce8c90c-01_AP_World_Premiere_of__Dumplin_.JPG” width=”2500″>in a 2015 essay for HuffPost. The “Modern Family” star said that he first went under the knife in 2008, convinced he “would suddenly look like Brad Pitt” after the surgery.

Instead, he said, “I woke up screaming my head off from pain, with tears streaming down my face. The doctor kept telling me to calm down, but I couldn't. I couldn't do anything but scream, while he and his staff tried seemingly to hold back their laughter.”

Ewing said he went into hiding while he began to recover from the surgery.

“I stayed at a hotel doped up on hydrocodone. When the time came to take off the bandages, it was nothing like I had expected,” he said. “My face was so impossibly swollen, there was no way I could make any excuse for it.

“At this point, I was 20 years old,” he said. “For the next couple of years, I would get several more procedures with two other doctors.”” height=”3000″ id=”2848395001″ orientation=”vertical” original=”https://www.gannett-cdn.com/presto/2020/01/08/USAT/61498d08-9fb8-44ea-be8c-d7328b5f4a0c-154580_FM1_1669.jpg” width=”2400″>2010 interview with Prevention about a botched botox job she experienced.

“My dermatologist was saying, 'You should try it.' He injected my forehead, hit a nerve, and created a huge hematoma,” the “Desperate Housewives” star said. “The nerve has been dead ever since. It affected the muscle in my right eye, so my eye has started to droop a little bit.”” height=”3000″ id=”2066366002″ orientation=”vertical” original=”https://www.gannett-cdn.com/presto/2018/11/20/USAT/5aa4c361-2399-4b85-8b6b-a457f3e1a24d-GTY_610590912.JPG” width=”2000″>E! News in 2014. “I went from having an insecurity that I didn't have big breasts to now looking like a porn star. And I was like 'Uh, this is not great.'”

She added that she had the surgery before she went to work on “Cheetah Girls 2,” but that she later had the implants removed.

“It was not the smartest decision for my career and just for myself,” she said. “It was wanting to feel like a woman.”” height=”3000″ id=”2743119002″ orientation=”vertical” original=”https://www.gannett-cdn.com/presto/2019/02/01/USAT/4998b65e-cc54-44c0-b2f3-2dac6e3f9013-GTY_176723762.JPG” width=”2167″>

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