Heidi Montag After Surgery: 'I Wanted to Die'

After surgeries, reality show star says she's getting used to her reflection.

ByABC News
January 18, 2010, 6:47 PM

Jan. 22, 2010— -- For much of Hollywood, getting beautiful and staying that way is an obsession. The ethos is stardom at all costs, and budding talents are willing to do whatever it takes.

But Heidi Montag isn't an actress, or a singing sensation ... yet. Simply put, she is famous for being famous. She caught the public's eye on MTV's "The Hills," and her star continued to rise on the reality show "I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here!"

Now Montag, 23, is making a play for a stardom of real substance. She has released an album -- one that she hopes will turn her into a pop phenomenon. But Montag's blueprint for stardom is not limited to music. It also includes plastic surgery.

Montag recently came out of hiding after dramatically reshaping her face and body. She said she had 10 different plastic surgery procedures done at one time.

"Yeah, I had my legs liposuctioned on the inside and the outside," Montag said. "But it wasn't really to take out the fat. It was more just to contour the legs. And then I had my back-- scooped out a little bit to help give a curvier look and then a little bit on the sides, too."

Montag had breast implants, a brow lift, botox in her forehead, a nose job revision, fat injections in her cheeks, a chin reduction, neck liposuction and had her ears pinned back.

Some hospitals don't allow elective plastic surgeries to extend beyond six hours because of complications, but Montag said she spent 10 hours under the knife. She admits the procedures were extremely painful and the recovery taxing.

"I went to an after-care place," Montag said. "And I was in so much pain, and like, literally crying, and just saying, I-- I felt like I wanted to die almost."