INCREASINGLY under the pressure to look young and beautiful, countless celebrities have gone under the knife.
But while some are happy with the results of their sips and tucks, others were shaken after their plastic surgery went badly wrong – most recently supermodel Linda Evangelista.
Linda Evangelista, pictured in 2017 after adversely affecting CoolSculptingCredit: Splash
The supermodel at the height of her success in 1991Photo credit: Getty
This week, the 56-year-old Canadian claimed that a fat melting process “deformed” her due to a rare side effect.
She shared how CoolSculpting – a method of fat reduction – had the opposite effect on her – growing her fat cells and “permanently deforming” them, destroying their livelihoods and plunging them into a spiral of depression.
She told fans that she is now suing the company after being so badly affected that she became a recluse.
Her supermodel friends praised her courage for speaking out.
Cindy Crawford said: “Linda – your strength and true essence are forever recognizable and iconic! Bravo!”
Christy Turlington said, “You are loved.”
And Helena Christensen added: “It would have taken immense courage and strength to write these words.
“I can honestly say that I burst into tears reading it.”
Other celebrities who have endured botched or unfortunate treatments can no doubt empathize.
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 never tried to change their looks.
In 2017, Courteney shared how she regretted using fillers and botox
In 2017, Courteney shared how she regretted using fillers and botox – and how she stopped her injections that year.
The US actress explained how her addiction to jabs started to snowballs as she got older.
She said, “Well what would happen in the end is you go to a doctor who would say, ‘You look great, but what would help is a little injection here or a filler there’.
“So you go out there and you don’t look too bad and you think nobody noticed – it’s good.
“Then someone tells you from another doctor, ‘This person is great. she [did] that person who looks so natural. ‘
“You meet them and they say, ‘You should just do this.’
“The next thing you know is that you are layered and layered and layered. You have no idea because it gradually goes until you say, ‘Oh shit, this doesn’t look right’. “
Tara Reid says she lost the Hollywood roles because of her botched surgeryPhoto credit: Rex Features / John Calabrese, PacificCoastNews.com
American Pie actress Tara shared how she missed key roles after a botched tit job and lipo on her stomach in the mid-2000s.
Tara, 45, had a puckered belly from body contouring and wobbly breasts after surgery in 2004.
She later said she asked the surgeon for a B-cup, but he gave her a Cs and told Us Weekly, “My tummy became the most tingly, bulky thing.
“I had a hernia, that huge lump next to my belly button. So I couldn’t wear a bikini.
“I’ve lost a lot of work.”
She has since undergone corrective surgery and is regularly photographed with her waist exposed.
Heidi Montag before and after 10 procedures in 2010
The Hills star had a dramatic makeover on the show in 2010 – with 10 procedures including a nose job and a brow lift.
Heidi, 35, increased her breasts to an F cup – but four years later she swapped them for smaller Cs.
She said to PEOPLE, “I couldn’t imagine the weight of them in my body.
“They felt like bowling balls on my chest. I felt inappropriate.
“Guys stared at me really creepily and thought they had the right to because I had such big boobs.
“He told me they were going to fall through the floor and I was scared. It’s super dangerous. “
Posh shared how she regrets getting a tit job and denying she got her job donePhoto credit: Getty / Darla Khazei, PacificCoastNews.com
Posh Spice shared how she regretted her “taped” breast implants in the 2000s and had them removed.
The 47-year-old told Allure, “I think I might have bought them.
“I don’t have them anymore. They have been removed.”
But Victoria – who was denying surgery at the time – shared how she hoped fans would hug their bodies.
She told Vogue UK in 2017: “I should probably say don’t mess with your breasts.
“All these years I’ve denied it – stupid. A sign of uncertainty. Just celebrate what you have. “
80’s heartthrob Mickey Rourke said he needed corrective surgery
Mickey first became famous in roles in the films Diner and 9½ Weeks in the 1980s.
But the 69-year-old actor said his dramatically changed face was due to corrective surgery after boxing messed him up.
He told the Daily Mail, “Most of it was to fix my face for boxing, but I went to the wrong man to put my face back together.”
He also described how cartilage was taken out of his ear to try to rebuild his nose.
Molly Mae made the decision to dissolve fillers in her lips last yearPhoto credit: Instagram
Love Islander and influencer Molly-Mae shared how she removed fillers from her face.
The 22-year-old star started taking lip fillers when she was 17 and also tried her hand at chin fillers.
Last year she decided to let the injections dissolve painfully,
She said, “I feel like I’m definitely still in the process of doing everything as naturally as possible.
“I made so many mistakes when I was younger. I’m really still trying to correct it now. “
Leslie was branded as “trout pout” after a doctor injected silicone on her lips in 2002
Men Behaving Badly actress Leslie hit the headlines when she debuted her “Trout Pout” in 2002.
It was the second time Leslie, now 61, had the procedure, but her lips were puckered when a shady doctor used silicone.
She had corrective surgery that improved her smile but didn’t completely remove the chemical.
She told This Morning, “I thought it was a dermal filler that my body would just break down.
“But without my knowledge, they used an industrial filler that mixed in with my muscle.
“Those are the complications that can happen.”
Katie Price shared how she felt like a “monster” after a plastic surgery overhaul
Surgery queen Katie, 43, estimates she has had 12 breast jobs, three facelifts, and lipo sessions.
She recently traveled to Turkey for a body revision, including full body liposuction, eye and lip lifts, liposuction under the chin and liposuction in her buttocks.
She told The Sun, “Honestly, I’ve gone to hell and back, it was horrible – ‘Oh my god, I look like a monster from a horror movie’.
“I just thought, ‘That’s it, I’m going to die.’ I was scared of looking like a freak … a fake doll.
“I woke up with holes and stitches all over my body. I look like I’ve got cat whiskers out of my nose and eyes.
“But I just want old Katie back!”
Kylie Jenner admitted she went too far and let them dissolve
The 24-year-old reality star has built a business empire out of her bulging pout.
But Kylie confessed that she regretted filling her lips at the age of 15 – and went too far.
In 2018, she let some of her filler dissolve to look more natural.
She said to Allure, “Well, I definitely made my lips a little too big at some point.
“I was excited and felt like I had a lot to do.
“And then I had to go back and have it fixed, and it was a crazy process. Thank goodness I didn’t end up with Botched. “
Chloe Ferry looks dramatically different after doing 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 breast correction, and a £ 50,000 procedure to put a defined line in her stomach.
She says she regrets the expensive stomach surgery.
She said, “I just think in life you learn from your mistakes and I’ve obviously made a mistake and learned from it.”
When discussing her stomach surgery, she added, “I didn’t have to have it.”