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Heidi Montag Undergoes Plastic Surgery to Become "Perfect"

Have You Thought About Plastic Surgery to Boost Your Body Image?

On the cover of this week's People magazine is a new and improved Heidi Montag. After recently undergoing 10 different plastic surgery procedures at once, Heidi says, "I love my body! I still feel a little fragile, but I've never felt more beautiful and sexier. I didn't know I could have this much confidence."

You may be thinking what most of the world thinks when they look at Heidi's before photo — she was already gorgeous. But The Hills actress's many insecurities about her appearance are what led her to have elective surgery to undergo breast augmentation, a brow lift, nose job revision, chin reduction, lipo on her waist, hips, and thighs, tush augmentation, fat injections in her cheeks and lips, botox on her face, and have her ears pinned back. Although this amount of work may seem excessive, many women have contemplated plastic surgery if they are self-conscious about a part of their appearance. Have you?

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Allytta Allytta 7 years
i'm too chicken :D but i considered it for the future when i get older - but it's face related, not body
MadEddy MadEddy 7 years
Wow, she looks completely unrecognizable now. If it makes her happy, more power to her, but it doesn't sound like it will. I'm not opposed to plastic surgery on general principle (like Gretchen Wilson sang, "Dolly Parton never looked so good to me"), but it's definitely not a magic fix for all your woes. Also, surgery terrifies me. I've had a couple of surgeries myself, and coming out of general anesthesia sucks. I can't imagine wanting to do that to myself for anything short of a serious medical issue.
starbucks2 starbucks2 7 years
I definitely thought about it. Having had a daughter 5 months ago some parts could use a mommy makeover, but I have a child who needs me. I will not put my life at risk for my own vanities. I don't really judge anyone who does it though. I do think Heidi went way too far with this, because it seems the problem goes way beyond her looks. But really, if you don't like the way your boobs look go ahead and get them fixed. It's your body. No one s´hould tell you what you can and cannot do with it!
Spectra Spectra 7 years
I've thought about it briefly, but I'd never go through with it. I debated about getting breast implants, but here's what I decided: When I was 90 lbs heavier, I thought my body would be "perfect" if I were lighter. And though it's better now than it was, it's still not "perfect". If I paid $5,000 for new breasts, I'd still find something else to fix. Plus, what if you have complications? Too risky for me. I don't judge people who have reconstructive operations done--my aunt lost 70 lbs and got a breast reduction for medical reasons and is extremely pleased with her results.
wackdoodle wackdoodle 7 years
Yes, I've thought about PS. Met with two Plastic Surgeons and when I've got the cash saved up and have picked the surgeon then I'll have my super saggy breasts lifted, reduced to a reasonable size D or C cup and moved to being on my chest rather than my my stomach. I will also have a tummy tuck to remove my excess skin for undergoing gastric bypass surgery and while the surgeon is in there both have said that they'll fix the two small hernias that I have in my abdominal muscles. Would it be a boost to me because I'm not fond of my pancake like huge breasts nor am I fond of the voluminous excess belly skin that my trainer keeps insisting that we can work off. I've heard of being able to remove excess skin via working out. I've been trying but after 3 years it still hasn't worked.
I think Heidi went overboard and I feel sorry for her because this seems like some form of self mutilation. BUT I have thought about liposuction. I have seriously considered it because my big legs have always bothered me and I've tried everything to get rid of the extra weight there. I just can't bring myself to go under the knife. Maybe I'll be trying in vain, but I would rather win the body I want from hard work. It would be too much of an expense for vanity weight. I understand surgeries to your body for things that cant be fixed, like tummy tucks after multiple babies or liposuction or body lifts after drastic weight loss. But I dont understand doing things to your face. I just dont get it. I mean its your face since the beginning of time, everyone is going to know you messed with it and even if your new nose looks better or your new chin is more proportional, the old face is what everyone will think about when they look at you.
eneriyma eneriyma 7 years
The only surgeries I've considered are having a droopy eyelid lifted (it's genetic - and it started to droop when I was in my teens) and having some scars evened out - not any major surgery. But I do know someone who had a facelift in her 50s and it gave her a lot of confidence, so even though that sounds painful, I wouldn't rule some type of surgery out in the future. Though I'll have to get my knees fixed first!
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 7 years
Yes, in my past, I've considered cosmetic surgery (the elective, non-reconstructive type). I was curious about it. After some consideration and research, I decided it was unnecessary. I was content with my physical appearance. Also, anything that I physically wanted I could get through good eating and exercise. Also, personally speaking, the "work" I needed done was on the inside, and that's something surgery doesn't do. :)
darc5204 darc5204 7 years
In general, I'm pro personal choice. But... I think there's a big difference between fixing something that really bothers you and an identity changing slew of invasive surgeries. I agree that there is a deeper issue in this case. She'll get the attention, but I'd be shocked if she claimed lasting happiness.
1apple 1apple 7 years
This is just sad. It seems like somewhere there's a line between having surgery or treatments out of insecurity vs to correct a problem like a chipped tooth, but where is that line? Is me putting on makeup due to insecurity or vanity, or just wanting to put my best, er, face forward? And frankly, we're all going to get old and die one day. What about spending more time/energy to find out what happens after this life and connecting to God?
Zulkey Zulkey 7 years
I can't believe I'm about to defend this broad but just about every female in H'wood has had something done. She just admits it. But no, I've never thought the pain and money of surgery seemed like it would bring me any sort of pleasure down the line.
runningesq runningesq 7 years
SGK: how is the judgment on Heidi "unfair" ? She puts herself out there to be judged.
Ayu Ayu 7 years
I would never cut into healthy tissue to temporarily make it look better. It's self-mutilation, willingly injuring yourself to hopefully look better once the scars heal.
Soniabonya Soniabonya 7 years
To each their own. Personally, I've never thought about getting plastic surgery. I may not be completely comfortable with my body, but I appreciate enough to know that I can work on things without the "assistance" of the knife. Boobs sag. We get wrinkles and we get grey hair. That's life. To try to thwart off time and life is not a decision I will make. Even when dying of cancer, losing her hair, frail, my aunt had will, determination, and joked about how she never looked better . That is beauty to me. And I can only hope to be as beautiful as she was when I turn 60.
runningesq runningesq 7 years
I wouldn't... for a few reasons: 1. It's really freaking expensive. $5000+ could buy me a sweet tri bike with carbon wheels ! 2. It's SURGERY. it has RISKS. people die from it. Not worth it.
Beaner Beaner 7 years
I would never even think of plastic surgery. Why risk your life for your looks?
sundaygreen sundaygreen 7 years
it's just such a ridiculous concept to me. people seem to forget that it's *surgery* - it's an actual medical procedure. and you're WILLINGLY doing it? unless you have some kind of deformation or medical condition that can be fixed by plastic surgery (eg: cleft lip, or overly large breasts that give you backpain etc etc), why is it even necessary? people are so incredibly superficial, it's sad! i have never seen a plastic surgery before & after and thought that the person looked better after the procedure. i always think to myself, they looked so good before - they looked like themselves. i thought the exact same thing when i saw these heidi before & afters. i just think it's sad, and really a testament to how f*cked up our society is.
kclulu kclulu 7 years
I agree with chloe bella, to me it isn't worth it to risk your life to improve a perceived and often times minor flaw in your physical appearance. I would reccomend everyone see the documentary "America the Beautiful". It talks about the obsession with beauty in our culture and also touches on plastic surgery. The scene rthat sticks to me most from that film is when the woman who started the Vagina Monologues was talking about her experience when she was in Africa and she asked one of the women there if she loved her body. The woman was very confused and basically said of course, my body is wonderful and can do so many things! The African woman then asked her if she thought a particular tree is beautiful and she said yes. She then pointed to a different tree and asked if she thought that tree was beautiful and she said yes. The woman then stated that the beauty of one tree does not take away from the beauty of the other, they both are beautiful and they shouldn't be compared. I don't judge other people for wanting or getting plastic surgery, I understand the appeal I have thought about it myself, but ultimately I just wish that more women would be happy with themselves. If more people were concerned with making contributions to the world rather than contributing to making themselves look more attractive, the world would be a better place and people would be happier and more fulfilled.
lilkimbo lilkimbo 7 years
I'm not entirely against plastic surgery for myself, but I can only really see myself getting procedures as I get older to make myself look/feel young again. And I agree with those who said that it seems as if Heidi is in need of some serious help.
onlysourcherry onlysourcherry 7 years
if i decide to have kids, i might get a "mommy makeover" after i'm done to have a few things put back in place. Prior to that or if i decide not to have kids, I won't. Just a personal choice. And yeah, Heidi looks weird. I can't imagine how strange it would be to look in the mirror and not recognize yourself.
ckeller825 ckeller825 7 years
I don't think she looks horrible at all, but she does look like she's in her 30s now. I also can't believe they would even consider giving her botox. 23 is a bit young! I feel sad for her that she's with a guy who is allowing her to do all these things to herself, instead of advising therapy instead.
dunnonuttin dunnonuttin 7 years
I read this article over the weekend.... the thing that struck me was she said before all that surgery, she didn't want to smile in photo's. But if you look at all the before photo's -shes smiling. In the after photo's she's not... it's like she can't even move her face. She looks really unhappy in all those after photos. I don't think there's anything wrong with plastic surgery... but 10 procedures at 23 years old!
VeggieLove726 VeggieLove726 7 years
she looks sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much worse! michael jackson, anyone?
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