The Saga of Heidi Montag's 10 Cosmetic Surgical Procedures in 1 Day

Did you hear about Heidi Montag’s cosmetic surgery? She’s the 23 year old who underwent 10 procedures in one 10 hour operation. Her story is all over the internet and tabloids. She even had a video made about her surgery.

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Did you hear about Heidi Montag’s cosmetic surgery? She’s the 23 year old who underwent 10 procedures in one 10 hour operation. Her story is all over the internet and tabloids. She even had a video made about her surgery.


She had her ears set back and a little liposuction of her thighs. That’s ok, but that’s where her day should have ended. She also had Botox for wrinkles – at age 23! It’s hard to believe she had any wrinkles. And she had her breast implants removed and had giant ones placed – she’s now a DDD cup. Anything over a D cup and women eventually get symptoms of excessively large breasts - like back and neck pain, rashes around the breasts, and bra straps that dig in to the shoulders. While those enormous breasts may look good at age 23, by age 25, she'll begin to regret them as her breasts become progressively more misshapen from the weight of those bags of silicone. By age 30, she'll likely think they are terrible looking.


Heidi also had her eyebrows lifted. You've got to wonder why, since before surgery, her brows were in an aesthetically ideal position - just above the bony rim. Now, they're up in Lieutenant Uhura (from Star Trek) territory. Only Lieutenant Uhura looks good with those high brows...

She had a 2nd nasal reshaping (rhinoplasty), tampering with an already attractive nose, and more liposuction and fat grafting into her lips and face… The list goes on.


What’s wrong with this picture? Besides surgery that’s probably unnecessary, anesthesia in a doctor’s office is dangerous enough so that states like New Jersey outlawed procedures lasting more than 6 hours. Heidi said she did her homework - she met with the plastic surgeon 20 times before her surgery. I get nervous when a patient needs more than the standard 2 preoperative visits...


Celebrity or not, plastic surgeons need to act responsibly, like parents, and sometimes just say no.


In my book, "Straight Talk about Cosmetic Surgery", I go into much more detail about who should or who should not have cosmetic surgery.

Blog written by Arthur Perry, MD, FACS
Dr. Perry has over 2 decades of experience as a clinical surgeon and has been named to the “Best Doctors in the NY Area” book...