Victims of Plastic Surgery Gone Wrong
Botched plastic surgery jobs are the result of the seeming craze to have a more appealing appearance by any means. Looking good is definitely good business. On one side are those who are willing to do anything to look better, maybe to boost their economic potential or for some other reasons. On the other side are companies smiling to the bank from offering a variety of products and treatments that supposedly help people achieve their beauty goals.
Plastic surgery is a popular method many individuals consider these days to correct what they consider as imperfections. More than 1.7 million people were estimated to have had it in 2015, mainly for cosmetic purposes. Celebrities in particular are known to have a penchant for these procedures. But the results aren’t always exciting.
Check out some horrible cases, in no particular order, that will make you want to re-assess your options before opting for cosmetic plastic surgery.
This billionaire socialite is said to have spend millions of dollars in efforts to “upgrade” her looks. The story behind Jocelyn’s decision to embark on series of beauty procedures is a bit touching.
She reportedly made the decision after catching her husband in bed with a young Russian model. The aim was to keep her husband from needing to run after other women. Did she succeed in her quest? From the transformation she has experienced, one can easily conclude that wasn’t the case.
Jocelyn only succeeded in driving away her husband with procedures aimed at improving her facial appearance. She was divorced by Alec Wildenstein in 1999. “The Bride of Wildenstein” appeared to continue her transformation with a $2.5 billion settlement she got from her husband.
The alteration seen in this popular fashion icon is certainly among the more disturbing botched jobs. Donatella, sister to Gianni Versace and an executive of the Italian fashion brand Versace, has only done injustice to her looks on the back of several cosmetic procedures. You are not likely to be excited about plastic surgery seeing how she has changed over the years.
The procedures she has had include boob jobs, tummy tucks, liposuction, facelifts and lip augmentation. She is also thought to use dermal injectables, such as Botox, to fight wrinkles. Her nose appears to have grown larger over the years – a possible sign of failed nose jobs. While her skin may not show significant wrinkles, it is not hard to tell this is an elderly person. Some may even argue she looks older.
This Italian socialite is one of the examples that give credence to the saying, “don’t fix it if it’s not broken.” Michaela was a beautiful, very popular young lady. That’s until she took the wrong decision of trying to improve her looks with more cosmetic procedures.
Plastic surgeries have altered the natural feel of her face. You may find it hard to believe this is an individual who is younger than 50 years. She’s said to have had numerous procedures involving use of dermal and lip fillers. Her lips have become rather oversized and her smile lines are deeper – obviously not what she had in mind. She probably wishes she never messed with plastic surgery at all.
Thanks to plastic surgery, this lead vocalist of the 80’s band Dead or Alive transformed from being a handsome young man to someone looking like an older, obese female. “After” photos show Burns having bigger cheeks that have narrowed his eyes. His lips are rather outsized as well.
Burn’s obsession has seen him had procedures such as rhinoplasty, cheek implants, and polyacrylamide lip injections. He also had to endure 18 months of reconstructive surgery to correct complication from a lip procedure. According to him, that took almost his entire life savings. A solo career and participation in Celebrity Big Brother UK helped to keep him afloat until his demise.
This former dancer, astrologer, and mother of popular actor Sylvester Stallone is also infamous for her plastic surgery exploits. The obsession of this nonagenarian with cosmetic procedures reportedly began in the early 1980’s. Most notable among the ones she had were dermal injections – more specifically, Juvederm. She also allegedly had cheek implants, brow lift, facelift and nose jobs.
As a result, her face became lumpy. Her eyes, brows and lips look unnatural. Jackie herself is aware of the disaster she has put herself through. She told UK’s Daily Mail in an interview that she felt as though she looked like a chipmunk, with “a mouth full of walnuts.” Funny, but sad.
That name rings a bell? Yes, she is the wife of legendary singer Elvis Presley. Born in 1945, the co-founder of Elvis Presley Enterprises is known for her roles in movies such as The Naked Gun, Dallas and Finding Graceland. Her seeming decline in show business appears not unconnected to her cosmetic exploits.
Priscilla started her testing with Botox. That proved to be the beginning of her problems. She then had plastic surgery at a time the procedures were not well regulated. Surgeons reportedly used silicone similar to that used in polishing cars on her.
The procedures led to lumps on her face. In some images, her facial appearance looks deathly pale. Subsequent efforts to correct the shortcomings failed to yield significant results.
The craze to look good isn’t limited to the West. Plastic surgery is also popular in a country like South Korea. Doctors appear to be making a killing there, even though costs are lower than in the U.S. According to a BBC report, some parents give procedures such as double eyelid surgery to their children as presents.
It is easy to see what might have made Hang Mioku consider plastic surgery, based on the trend. This woman had her first job at the age of 28. She soon became obsessed with cosmetic procedures.
Hang reportedly moved from her home country for several facial jobs in Japan. She was eventually left with an enlarged, disfigured face after repeated surgeries. Still, she continued her search for surgeons to carry out more procedures on her. But she was refused.
On her return to Korea, she was said to have found a doctor who gave her silicone injections. Hang decided on the very weird when her injection kit got exhausted: she resorted to injecting herself with cooking oil. This made her face become swollen and hideous. The lopsided size of her face relative to her body made children to start calling her “standing fan.”
She became an infamous celebrity after her story was aired on Korean TV. Donations from kind hearted viewers were used to remove 200 grams of oil and 60 grams of foreign substance from her face. However, she was not able to regain her former looks. Her face remained scarred and disfigured, although the size reduced.
Born Armand Lepore, this is one of the most popular transgender persons in the United States and the world. Amanda said she’s always felt she was a female and found it difficult understanding why her parents donned her in boys clothing when younger. Her girly features during her teenage years were said to have made her transformation a bit seamless.
She obviously had numerous procedures to get to where she is today. She had breast implants to give her you know what; Botox to remove all boyish features and wrinkles, and lips injections for plump lips. Amanda also had a rhinoplasty and eye lifts among others. This transformation was her most painful experience ever, according to her.
Her case is not a complete disaster, though. But she does look like some characters from the cartoons. This is not exactly surprising for someone who says Jessica Rabbit was one of her inspirations.
Popularly known as “Catman” or “Stalking Cat,” Avner was one of the sad stories of plastic surgery. He underwent far-reaching body modifications as a result of desire to look like a female tiger.
Avner had procedures to alter his facial structure and tattooed his body to look like that of a feline. He also changed the shape and filling of his teeth. The procedures also included dermal implants that allowed him to even wear whiskers. What a sorry picture he painted! There is speculation that he probably killed himself.
Born in Chicago, Hannah is one of those individuals who only succeeded in worsening their appearance in the drive to improve it. Like most of the other victims, she hasn’t stated categorically that she had these procedures. People only concluded from her changing looks.
It has been suggested that the actress had Botox for her wrinkles and dermal fillers to plump up her face. She had also done an eyes lift, cheek implants and lips implant. Did she succeed in getting the perfect results she desired? It doesn’t look like that is the case. It will be hard to feel moved to consider plastic surgery with the results Hannah has had.
Self-proclaimed “first supermodel” Janice Dickinson was one of the hottest models in the 70s and 80s. She used to grace the cover of popular magazines back then. In her desire to preserve her seemingly fading beauty and youth she turned to plastic surgery. She has not denied this as well, stating her obsession for looking good.
Procedures the New York native has undergone, including tummy tucks, breast enlargement, liposuction and facelifts. But these do not appear to have yielded the exact results she wanted. It may be said that Dickinson is somewhat remorseful for her decisions, judging by the title of her book “Everything About Me Is Fake – And I’m Perfect.”
American actress and comedy writer Nicole “Nikki” Cox was a very hot lady when she shot into the limelight in the 1990s. She used to be one of those that easily come to mind when considering beautiful ladies for certain roles in movies. While the talk is out there, she has yet to admit to having done plastic procedures.
The list of the ones she seems to have had includes boob jobs, Botox injections and lip augmentation. You can easily tell her lips have received some attention – in fact, too much attention – looking at her pictures. Cox claim an attempt to ruin her career by some propagandists. But we can’t really say these changes, whether natural or artificial, have significantly improved that either.
The former wife of actor Antonio Banderas provides another case of plastic surgery that didn’t prove to be worthwhile. Like most Hollywood celebrities, Melanie is obsessed with looking young and attractive. She decided cosmetic procedures offer the way to preserve her youth.
The rumor is that she has had boob jobs, lip augmentation, liposuction and eye lift. The actress seems to have also had an encounter with Botox injections. We cannot say these procedures produced exactly what was expected. You can tell her face looks less natural. One wonders what it’d look like without the makeup. Some argue that her use of alcohol and drugs may be a factor in the not so pleasant outcomes.
Anyone who knew this TV personality when she appeared in the MTV reality series The Hills can easily tell she has gone under the knife at some point. For one, her bigger boobs attest to breast enlargement procedures. Heidi is, interestingly, one of the celebrities that have openly owned up to having had plastic surgery.
She reportedly had 10 cosmetic procedures in a day! That definitely shows a person very much obsessed with looking good. There are battle scars to show from the surgeries. These include scars or marks on her chin, lower back, thighs and behind her ears. Also, the sizes of her enlarged breasts don’t appear to be the same.
Heidi has reportedly expressed her regrets about having plastic surgery, describing it as a mistake.
Plastic surgery is generally not bad. It has shown to be helpful to individuals who suffer burns, are involved in accidents, or born with birth defects. But when you do not have such problems, you may want to avoid these procedures. There are, of course, people who got great results with cosmetic surgery. But these instances of botched jobs should make you want to tread with caution.