Plastic surgery addiction is real, and nowhere is the pressure to look one's best more intense than in the entertainment industry. Yet, the search for perfect beauty can sometimes result in complete transformations. Some of these famous fans of plastic surgery have such entirely different looks that it's difficult to envision what they looked like before they went under the knife.
This is way beyond your run-of-the-mill nose job or classic case of plastic surgery gone wrong. From a man known as Stalking Cat Man and plastic surgery enthusiast Jocelyn Wildenstein to reality star Heidi Montag and singer Cher, here's our list of the biggest celebrity and non-celebrity plastic surgery fans.
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While accepting the Distinguished Collaborator Award at the Costume Designers Guild Awards on February 27, 2023, Bette Midler admitted that she has had some work done.
Midler joked, "Time has a way of smoothing everything out. I’ve been at it for close to 60 years … and I do look fabulous, I know. I’ve had some tailoring done on my face.”
There has long been speculation that the Hocus Pocus star had previously gotten a facelift or Botox. She had previously told Extra in 2008 that she would consider it, adding, “When it really starts to cave in, I probably will start to give it a real good think.”
Cher has claimed she's had only four plastic surgeries, including breast augmentation, a nose job, a facelift, and dental surgery. However, over the years, plastic surgeons have speculated that Cher may have had a tummy tuck, liposuction, blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery), injectable fillers, and wrinkle treatments like Botox.
She's been quoted as saying, "Everyone says I am terrified of getting old, but the truth is that in my job, becoming old and becoming extinct are one and the same thing."
Heidi Montag has opened up about her ten plastic procedures, all done in one day. A nose job revision, chin reduction, mini brow lift, Botox in forehead and frown area, fat injections in cheeks, nasolabial folds and lips, neck liposuction, ears pinned back, liposuction on waist, hips, and inner and outer thighs, buttock augmentation and breast augmentation revision - all added to work already done on her lips, chest, and nose.
When asked about the surgeries by Paper Magazine, Heidi said:
Spencer [Pratt] thought he lost me. I died for a minute. With that much surgery, I had to have 24-hour nurse care. I was at a recovery center and had Demerol [a narcotic drug] 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. Cutting yourself up isn't something I'd recommend, and Demerol isn't anything to play around with. That's how Michael Jackson died.
Farrah Abraham, star of MTV's Teen Mom, had her third breast augmentation surgery in October 2015. Her first job allegedly didn't go big enough for the reality star, so she got a second. The third operation was performed to fix the second surgeon's botched job. She has also reportedly had Botox, cheek fillers, a brow lift, rhinoplasty, and a chin implant surgery. She later had the chin implant removed and underwent lip injections.
During a lip implant surgery, Farrah had an allergic reaction. She said:
As soon as he touched my lip with whatever numbing product he put in there, my lip was having an allergic reaction right away…. I was laying down flat, but I was seeing more of my lip come up and come up. I’m just super happy that I’m alive.
In the Guinness Book of World Records, Cindy Jackson was once the reigning queen of plastic surgery. With former aspirations of being a Barbie doll, Jackson has had 52 cosmetic procedures and 14 operations since 1987 to get where she is today.
She's had two eye lifts, cheek implants, lip augmentation, cosmetic dentistry, two nose jobs, three facelifts, breast implants, liposuction, soft tissue filler injections, laser treatments, dermabrasion, and chemical peels, to name a few. The total cost adds up to about $100,000 - with what Jackson has called "some quality discounts."
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This 62-year-old former Playboy model is in the Guinness Book of World Records for her over 100 cosmetic surgeries. Also known as the "Real Life Barbie," Sarah Burge has reportedly spent almost $1 million on cosmetic surgeries and procedures to date.
Her major surgeries include rhinoplasty, buttocks lift, breast enhancements, liposuction of the face, hips, thighs, and jawline, tummy tuck, eyelid lift, and chin augmentation. However, it bears mentioning that Burge's plastic surgery journey began with an incident of such extreme domestic violence that she was left permanently disfigured. She spent years in recovery, and ultimately turned to surgery as a way to reclaim her identity.