Did any of you watch ABC Primetime‘s special on “Celebrity Plastic Surgery” last night? I happened to watch it (who am I kidding, I PVR’d it) and I found it incredibly interesting and disturbing at points. Essentially, it’s about celebs that went too far with plastic surgery, and all but one regret having gone under the knife at all.
What I got from it is that these people risked their lives to alter the way they look. In some cases, they could have died. Also, plastic surgery doesn’t always go right, so you can really mess your face up royally. Take Pete Burns for example, lead singer of Dead or Alive, most well known for their hit single, “You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)”. I can’t even describe to you how messed up his face is and it all started with an injection in the lips. The host also talks to Heidi Montag, Janice Dickinson, and a plastic surgeon who finds most of his work is fixing the mistakes of other plastic surgeons. Scary stuff.
HEIDI MONTAG: “I looked like I was hit by a truck”
ABC chats with Heidi Montag who says she regrets doing it and definitely doesn’t recommend doing it to anyone. She said that people have this image that plastic surgery is glamorous, but that it is anything but. She actually feels stuck with her boobs and would want them reduced, but she is afraid to go under the knife ever again. I will say that the swelling has gone down and lucky for Heidi, she does look good. I just wish she’d talk to her mom again.
JANICE DICKINSON: “I don’t think I look like a muppet”
They also talk to Janice Dickinson who just doesn’t see anything wrong with it…yet she would refuse to let her daughter ever get anything done. “I’ve done just about as much as every other actress and model out there. I’m just willing to talk about it. Trust me, I’m not going to name any names but they know who they are…I have any regrets I really don’t.”
PETE BURNS: “It was like one of the worst science fiction horror movies you have ever seen.
So sad. He looks like he’s wearing a mask. I had no idea this is how he looked like.
FIXING PLASTIC SURGERY MISTAKES
Over half of this plastic surgeons work is fixing the terrible work of other plastic surgeons. He says how much more difficult it is to fix other people’s mistakes. A lot of time, it’s people wanted to reverse what was done so that they look more natural, and not so fake. People need to consider how their face will change as they age because plastic surgery doesn’t age well…
The other unfortunate trend is that it’s happening at a younger age. Teens are getting boob jobs, nose jobs, etc. because they don’t feel confident in the way they look. I think unless it’s an extreme situation, parents shouldn’t allow their kids to go through this. Everyone goes through insecurities when they grow up, but you shouldn’t resort to cutting yourself up and injecting stuff into your body to gain confidence. That should be a last resort.