Going under the knife to change your appearance can be a risky business and these celebrities definitely proved that
It is a known fact that celebrities and plastic surgery have a long-standing connection. In order to maintain a youthful and attractive appearance, actors and actresses have spent quite some time in the office of the plastic surgeon. But plastic surgery does not always go as planned. If they are only getting a little injection here or there, little lip fillers, it is generally harmless. But, there are some celebrities out there, who went under the knife so many times that it completely changed their appearance, for worse. Hollywood celebrities are arguably one of the most image-conscious groups of people in the world and they reportedly have had some nips and tucks. Even icons such as Marilyn Monroe has had a little work done on her to appear better. But there are some stars who have taken going under the knife way to the extreme and the results aren't pretty. These 10 celebrities have paid up to $1 million for puffy lips and stretched-out faces and unfortunately, the results are not at all pretty.
It has been quite a while that Meg Ryan didn't have a movie released in the theatres, and some say that the most probable reason is that because she doesn't have the America's-sweetheart Meg Ryan look anymore because of some very badly done lip fillers. Her eyebrows also seem to be riding a bit higher than they used to, which many think is because of botox injections or some sort of surgical lift.
2. Latoya Jackson
La Toya and Michael had a very tumultuous relationship and everyone knows about it. But, it seems like she had one thing in common, which is their love for plastic surgery. La Toya went under the knife to get chin and cheek implants, along with the now signature Jackson family pointy nose.
Boy oh boy, this is a doozy. From having a whittled-down nose, lightened skin, an unnatural cleft in the chin, a chin implant, lip augmentation, and God knows what else, the King of Pop has done to himself in order to change how he looks. His physical transformations were so severe that experts said that he is a classic case of body dysmorphic disorder. BDD is defined as a psychological condition that makes it impossible to see oneself as others do and people suffering from this symptomundergo multiple plastic surgeries in a misguided attempt to correct a defect which was never there to begin with.
The first thing that anyone notices about Donatella Versace is her overly plump lips. The vice president of the high-fashion brand Versace, Donatella has gone under the knife multiple times since 1990. Natural lower lips tend to be about 50 per cent larger than the upper lip, but in her case, it seems to be the opposite. Even though her appearance serves as a cautionary tale for people who want to go under the knife to change their appearance, she has never expressed feeling unhappy about the way she looks.
Wildenstein is definitely the poster child for plastic surgery got wrong. Given the nickname as"Lion Woman of New York", she reportedly went through dozens of plastic surgeries, so that she can win back her husband. From the looks of it, it seems like she has gone under brow lift, facelift, lip plumping injections, chin augmentation, fat grafting and/or cheek implants, upper and lower eyelid surgery, and canthopexy, a procedure that elevates the eyes to give them a catlike appearance.
Bensimon was one of the primary stars of 'The Real Housewives of New York City' who came under harsh public scrutiny in 2008 when flaunted her terribly misshapen breasts. Since her surgery, she has not been on the radar too much and only made the news when she had a run-in with both copyright infringement and domestic violence, but, at least, she doesn't appear to have gone under the reconstructive surgery.
Her too much puffed up cheeks are likely the result of a little too many injections of filler or fat following a facelift. By the looks of it, it also looks like she has had nips and tucks around the eye. Even though it had fixed one problem they've caused another. The facelifts and the fillers are slowly starting to give Melanie's eyes a bit cat-like appearance which common to many women who've had way too many surgeries. When it comes to her lips, they are larger than they used to be with a few lumps visible quite clearly.
Our fan favourite Monica serves as a cautionary tale of what could happen if you get too many fillers done. The 51-year-old 'F.R.I.E.N.D.S' and former model has been in the public eye for more than 30 years now and people started noticing something different about her face. By mid-2009, Courtney looked more similar to Michael Jackson rather than herself and I think it's safe to say she had now started on the Botox and filler. Slowly, her cheeks started to look puffier and she had a masculine structure to her face. The public started speculating that she had multiple botox injections and fillers done, but she kept mum. Finally, in 2016, she finally came clean about changing her appearance surgically. While speaking to New Beauty, Courtney said, "I’ve had all my fillers dissolved. I’m as natural as I can be. I feel better because I look like myself. I think that I now look more like the person I was."
Spelling is best known for her role in '90210' where she played the role of beloved Donna Martin. But she came under a lot of public bashing for changing her appearance in a weird way when she made her appearance with her heavily deformed breasts, along with a severe chest depression. Even though initially she denied going under the knife, she allegedly sued the doctor responsible. Finally, she confessed in 2008 to Entertainment Weekly, saying, "I wanted to come clean that I had my boobs done in my 20s because people falsely write that I've had all these things done. I've had the two procedures that probably every other woman in Hollywood has had done."
Everyone asked what happened to Lil' Kim after she came out of plastic surgery. Her transformation from brown-skinned cutie to...this is absolutely jarring. She is said to have multiple facial reconstruction surgeries. Additionally, she had her lips, cheeks, nose, and skin bleached. Her chin is pointier, her nose is pinched, her cheeks bulge unnaturally. Apart from that, her skin also looks alarmingly white and her eyes look too bulged and paired with those sinister eyebrows, we don't know what exactly to say about her appearance. She has been steadily changing her appearance since at least 1999, beginning with blue contacts and platinum blonde weaves before moving on to nose contouring, breast implants, nose jobs, and so on. On several occasions, she has spoken about her struggles with self-esteem.