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  • Heidi Montag's Plastic Surgery Transformation

    Former "Hills" star Heidi Montag suffered not only psychological scars from her now regretted nip-and-tuck-a-thon, she also has some unsightly physical scars. She told "Life & Style" that the scars are a constant reminder of her mistake in trying to remake herself. "People have fewer scars from car accidents than I have on my body. I'm always going to feel like Edward Scissorhands," she told the magazine. The scar inventory includes a 2-inch-long scar from her chin reduction, two caterpillar-size bald spots on her hairline from a brow lift, a jagged line behind her ears from having her ears pinned back, lumpy legs and four spots left on her lower back and below the buttocks from liposuction, uneven breasts, a chest stretch mark and scars around her nipples from a breast augmentation.
    Life & Style magazine, on newsstands nationwide Friday
  • Heidi Montag's Plastic Surgery Transformation

    In her second plastic surgery, in 2009, Montag nipped, tucked and completely reshaped 10 different parts of her body. She further enlarged her already enhanced breasts, revised her earlier nose job, had a brow lift, Botox injected into her forehead, fat injections in her cheeks, a chin reduction, neck liposuction, her ears pinned back, leg liposuction on the inside and outside and her back scooped out for a curvier look. Months after her dramatic surgeries, Montag was seen wearing surgical tape on her nose, she told Life & Style magazine, "I don't want my face to fall off like Michael Jackson...The tape is supposed to keep the swelling down and hold my nose in place."
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  • Heidi Montag's Plastic Surgery Transformation

    The surgeon who performed extensive plastic surgery on Montag, Dr. Frank Ryan, 50, died less than a year later in a one-car accident in Los Angeles, when he drove off the Pacific Coast Highway, reportedly after posting a Tweet while driving. She later told ABC News she was not properly informed about the surgical risks and discomforts, saying, "How can you know when your doctor's saying, 'It's just a little of this, it's just a little of that?' I think that doctors should really walk you through all aspects of it, not just the glamorous side."
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  • Heidi Montag's Plastic Surgery Transformation

    Montag said when she woke from her 10-hour plastic surgery, she thought, "I was gonna die, out of pain." The most excruciating procedure, she said, was getting her ears pinned back. "They cut the whole back of it off. And then they re-pin it, and then they cut off some of my earlobe... [It] is the most painful procedure an adult can get. If I would have known that, I would never have done that. I wasn't even warned."
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  • Heidi Montag's Plastic Surgery Transformation

    Montag said her husband, Spencer Pratt, who also made a name for himself on "The Hills," was against the cosmetic changes. "Spencer begged me to have none of the surgery," she told ABC News. "Spencer said, 'I fell in love with Heidi Montag. It doesn't even matter what you look like. It's who you are." She added her long recovery from plastic surgery strained their marriage: "He didn't sign up to be the nurse to his 23-year-old wife at the time, day and night." The two filed for divorce last July, after just 15 months of marriage, although the divorce case was withdrawn in October.
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  • Heidi Montag's Plastic Surgery Transformation

    An extra helping of plastic surgery only whetted Montag's appetite for physical perfection and also hurt her marriage. She told ABC News, "I became obsessed with, 'Is the swelling going down? How does my chin look? How does my nose look? Asking him, that was our whole marriage. That was our whole relationship. He's like, 'I didn't marry this girl.'"
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  • Heidi Montag's Plastic Surgery Transformation

    Leaving the hospital by ambulance, Montag was unaware of the emotional roller coaster ride that was about to begin. Reflecting on the tumultuous months since the surgery, Montag said she would advise other women her age to steer clear of plastic surgery. "I would tell them not to do it," she told ABC News. "You risk your life when you go under the knife. Is that worth your life? I hope that people really hear what I'm saying about plastic surgery, and I hope they really hear that I'm saying I would take it back. I almost risked everything, all my relationships, and myself, for vanity."
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  • Heidi Montag's Plastic Surgery Transformation

    Montag has had a long recovery and she has become a virtual poster child for over-the-top elective plastic surgery. A year after her marathon surgery, Montag said she has sworn off any more cosmetic procedures. "I don't want to go under the knife again. I don't want to do that to my body again. I don't want to get any more Botox or any more surgery or any more lip injections. I think I'm fine the way that I am," she said.
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  • Heidi Montag's Plastic Surgery Transformation

    Montag said the slippery slope toward extreme plastic surgery began with a 2007 Playboy shoot that made her feel her body was inadequate. "They digitally enhanced my breasts. That was one of my biggest insecurities. I had all these people in a room telling me, 'Your breasts aren't big enough,' and it just really got to me." Two plastic surgeries later, she's a G-cup and more unhappy than ever. "My boobs are crushing me," Montag told Life & Style magazine. "I'm obsessed with fitness but it's impossible to work out with these boobs. I can't live an everyday life. I feel trapped in my own body." Montag said she would like to downsize her breasts but doesn't want to go through any more surgeries. "Sometimes I wish I could just go back to the original Heidi with nothing," she said.
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