INCREASINGLY under pressure to look young and beautiful, countless celebrities have gone under the knife.
But while some are happy with the results of their nip and tuck, others were left reeling after their cosmetic surgery went badly wrong – most recently supermodel Linda Evangelista.
Linda Evangelista, pictured in 2017, after having an adverse effect to CoolSculptingCredit: Splash
The supermodel at the height of her success in 1991Credit: Getty
This week the 56-year-old Canadian claimed a fat melting procedure left her “deformed” due to a rare, adverse reaction.
She told how CoolSculpting – a fat reduction procedure – had the opposite effect on her – making her fat cells expand and leaving her “permanently disfigured”, destroying her livelihood and sending her into a spiral of depression.
She told fans she is now suing the company after she was so badly affected that she became a recluse.
Her supermodel pals praised her bravery for speaking out.
Cindy Crawford said: “Linda – your strength and true essence are forever recognisable and iconic! Bravo!”
Christy Turlington said: “You are loved.”
And Helena Christensen added: “It would’ve taken immense courage and strength to write these words.
“I can honestly say that I broke down in tears reading this.”
Other celebrities who endured botched or regrettable treatments can no doubt relate.
Several including Friends star Courteney Cox and ex-Love Islander Molly-Mae Hague have previously spoken out.
Here we reveal the famous faces who wish they’d never tried to alter their looks.
In 2017, Courteney told how she regretted using fillers and botox
In 2017, Courteney told how she regretted using fillers and botox – and how she dissolved her injectables that year.
The US actress explained how her reliance on jabs started to snowball as she got older.
She said: “Well, what would end up happening is that you go to a doctor who would say, ‘You look great, but what would help is a little injection here or filler there’.
“So you walk out and you don’t look so bad and you think, no one noticed — it’s good.
“Then somebody tells you about another doctor: ‘This person’s amazing. They [did] this person who looks so natural.’
“You meet them and they say, ‘You should just do this’.
“The next thing you know, you’re layered and layered and layered. You have no idea because it’s gradual until you go, ‘Oh s**t, this doesn’t look right’.”
Tara Reid says she lost out on Hollywood roles because of her botched surgeryCredit: Rex Features / John Calabrese, PacificCoastNews.com
American Pie actress Tara told how she missed out on vital roles after a botched boob job and lipo on her tummy in the mid 2000s.
Tara, 45, was left with a rippling stomach from a body contouring procedure and wonky breasts after surgery in 2004.
She later said she’d asked the surgeon for B cups, but he gave her Cs, and told US mag Us Weekly: “My stomach became the most ripply, bulgy thing.
“I had a hernia, this huge bump next to my belly button. As a result, I couldn’t wear a bikini.
“I lost a lot of work.”
She has since had corrective surgery and is regularly photographed with her midriff on display.
Heidi Montag before and after undergoing 10 procedures in 2010
The Hills star had a dramatic makeover on the show in 2010 – having 10 procedures including a nose job and a brow lift.
Heidi, 35, boosted her boobs to F cups – but four years later she swapped them for smaller Cs.
She told PEOPLE: “I couldn’t conceptualise the weight of them in my body.
“They felt like bowling balls on my chest. I felt inappropriate.
“Guys would stare at me really creepily and felt they had the right to because I had such big boobs.
“He told me they were falling through the bottom, and I got scared. It’s super dangerous.”
Posh told how she regrets getting a boob job and denying she had work doneCredit: Getty / Darla Khazei, PacificCoastNews.com
Posh Spice told how she regretted her “stick-on” boob implants in the Noughties and had them removed.
The 47-year-old told Allure: “I think I may have purchased them.
“I don’t have them anymore. They got removed.”
But Victoria – who denied having surgery at the time – told how she hoped fans would embrace their bodies.
She told British Vogue in 2017: “I should probably say, don’t mess with your boobs.
“All those years I denied it – stupid. A sign of insecurity. Just celebrate what you’ve got.”
Eighties heartthrob Mickey Rourke said he needed corrective surgery
Mickey first found fame in the 80s in roles in movies Diner and 9 ½ weeks.
But the actor, 69, said his dramatically different face was down to corrective surgeries after boxing messed him up.
He told the Daily Mail: “Most of it was to mend the mess of my face because of the boxing, but I went to the wrong guy to put my face back together.”
He also described how cartilage was taken from his ear to try to rebuild his nose.
Molly Mae made the decision to dissolve fillers in her lips last yearCredit: Instagram
Love Islander and influencer Molly-Mae told how she had filler dissolved from her face.
The 22-year-old star started having lip filler when she was 17 and dabbled with chin filler too.
Last year she decided to have the injectables painfully dissolved,
She said: “I feel like I’m still definitely going through the process of trying to make everything as natural as I possibly can.
“I made that many mistakes when I was younger. I’m genuinely still trying to correct them now.”
Leslie was branded ‘trout pout’ after a doctor injected her lips with silicone in 2002
Men Behaving Badly actress Leslie made headlines when she debuted her “trout pout” in 2002.
It was the second time Leslie, now 61, had the procedure but her lips were bodged when silicon was used by a dodgy doctor.
She had corrective surgery which improved her smile but did not fully remove the chemical.
She told This Morning: “I thought it was a dermal filler that my body would just break down.
“But unbeknownst to me they used an industrial filler which got mixed up with my muscle.
“Those are the complications that can happen.”
Katie Price told how she felt like a ‘monster’ after a cosmetic surgery overhaul
Surgery queen Katie, 43, estimates she’s had 12 boob jobs, three facelifts and lipo sessions.
She recently travelled to Turkey for a body overhaul, including full body liposuction, eye and lip lifts, liposuction under her chin, and fat injected into her bum.
She told The Sun: “Honestly, I’ve gone to Hell and back, it was horrific — ‘Oh my God I look like a monster out of a horror movie’.
“I just thought, ‘This is it, I’m going to die.’ I was terrified of looking like a freak… a fake doll.
“I’ve woken up with holes and stitches all over my body. I look like I’ve got cat’s whiskers coming out of my nose and eyes.
“But I just want the old Katie back!”
Kylie Jenner admitted she took fillers too far and had them dissolved
The reality star, 24, has built a business empire off her plump pout.
But Kylie confessed she regretted plumping her lips at the age of 15 – and took it too far.
In 2018, she had some of her filler dissolved in an attempt to look more natural.
She told Allure: “Well, I definitely made my lips a little too big at one point.
“I got excited and felt like I needed to do a lot.
“And then I had to go back and have it fixed, and it was a crazy process. Thank God I didn’t end up on Botched.”
Chloe Ferry looks dramatically different after two nose jobs
When Chloe first appeared on Geordie Shore in 2015, she looked dramatically different.
Since then the 26-year-old has had Botox, an eyebrow lift, two nose jobs, a boob job and a £50,000 procedure to put a defining line down her stomach.
She says she regrets getting the expensive stomach surgery.
She said: “I just think in life you learn from your mistakes and I obviously made a mistake and I’ve learnt from it.”
Speaking about her stomach surgery, she added: “I didn’t need to get it.”
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