Heidi Montag Regrets Having 10+ Cosmetic Procedures
Princess 19 on 17 Aug 2011 at 8:00am
Face it, it's a little harder to undo a plastic surgery "mistake" than say, a few bad decisions over a night of drinking. But, don't feel bad. Wanting revision surgery is not out of the ordinary - just ask Heidi Montag.
The 24-year-old reality starlet recently opened up about the travails into her plastic surgery "Barbie" transformation - and her obvious regrets.
“Obviously I wish I didn’t do it,” Montag told The Daily Beast.
"It" refers to many procedures. In 2007, Montag reportedly had breast implants (duh), rhinoplasty (duh, again) and collagen lip injections. Two and a half years later, she had the infamous day of 10 procedures which included the grocery list of a chin reduction, a brow lift, buttock augmentation, another nose job, another boob job, and more. More? What more? The report does not clarify (I don't think we really want to know).
“I would go back and not have any surgery. It doesn’t help," she added. "I got too caught up in Hollywood, being so into myself and my image. I don’t regret anything, but if I could go back, I wouldn’t do it.”
Montag specifically cited her breasts as the most tangible plastic surgery regret. As she told ABC News, "Sometimes I wish I could go back to the original Heidi," she said. "I don't want the biggest boobs in the world and, to be honest, I would take them out and downsize them but I don't want to go under the knife again. I feel like I'm stuck with them now."
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons in 2010, there were 21,714 breast implant removals among breast augmentation patients.
MSNBC contributor, Dr. Tony Youn, a Michigan-based plastic surgeon says "Redos are very, very common," Youn says up to 20 percent of the patients he sees are people seeking some kind of "redo" - more common for nose jobs and breast implants.
In Heidi's case, an implant removal does come with it's own issues, especially with the size of her 700 CC "assets." Sagging of the skin is often inevitable, regardless of age.
So, what should a patient expect from a breast implant removal?
Says Dr. C. Bob Basu, a Houston-based plastic surgeon, "In most cases, I would predict that there will be sagging after implant removal. The breast tissue/skin has likely been stretched by your implant. In these cases, if the patient no longer wants implants, perhaps a breast lift would be in order."
Breast implant removal has a 69% Worth It Rating on RealSelf. Here are some of the reasons why women were happy to have them out:
"I will be able to sleep on my tummy again!' - gardeniian
"The pros and cons [of implants] were too much attention and feeling like men gave me attention from having implants." - ChristinaLisa
"Very uncomfortable and disliked the restrictions on physical activities...I am ecstatic that they're out and I have my original B cup back." - mollypuddy
Some women also report feeling sick after getting implants... and better once they have them out.
Hopefully Heidi can rest well knowing there's an option to reverse at least some of her mistakes. But, paying for the $8,000 removal might be an issue. The "star" and her equally bothersome husband, Spencer Pratt, are now relatively peniless and live with his parents - a reality bust. The silver lining? At least her botox and collagen injections only last about six months.