Going under the knife can be scary. Whether it’s for a life-saving operation or a routine, out-patient procedure, it’s easy to become nervous and filled with anxiety. So, when you’re voluntarily doing something to change the way you look, whether you need anesthesia or not to make it happen, it better be worth the pain, worry and recovery. Unfortunately for these celebrities, the process wasn’t and they regret having work done to make themselves appear a bit “better,” in their eyes, for their Hollywood lifestyles and careers.
The pressure those in the spotlight feel is undoubtedly immense and, at times, uncomfortable. Constant criticism from online bloggers and tabloids are enough to make anyone go a bit insane and feel insecure, which is why plastic surgery is such a popular tool in the entertainment community. Sadly, surgery or enhancement doesn’t always swing in their favor. From breast implants that were deemed unnecessary to Botox injections that made their face feel paralyzed and a bit wonky, here’s a list of stars that have been quite vocal about their experiences with plastic surgery and how they feel about it after the swelling went down.
15 Jamie Lee Curtis
An actress known for her beautiful body and getting her Hollywood start in the thrilling, horror movie, Halloween, it’s hard not to love Jamie Lee Curtis and envy her beauty (at all stages of her career). But as she became a bit older she decided to dabble and experiment in Botox injections and liposuction. Unfortunately, she didn’t take a liking to either. She even admitted that she felt as though she “looked worse” after the procedures were done and said, “Nobody tells you if you take fat from your body in one place, it comes back in another place.”
14 Mickey Rourke
Mickey Rourke’s face has changed a lot over the years. And it’s not just from boxing but perhaps all of the surgeries he’s underwent throughout his lifetime. Once a sex symbol, Rourke has become a tabloid favorite with his ever-changing looks in attempt to correct the injuries. According to Daily Mail, after years of punches and hits to the face he said, “I went to a certain kind of doctor. I believed it would make things different.”
13 Courtney Love
Rock goddess and “Violet”singer, Courtney Love has also had a changing face throughout the years. And that includes a lip enhancement that she has a strong dislike for. According to Popsugar, she said, “I just want the mouth God gave me back; it was perfectly cute and I had nice big lips.” Although, when it comes to her nose job, she doesn’t regret a thing and was quoted saying, “Yeah I got my nose fixed. In six months, the whole world changed.”
12 Cameron Diaz
Fashion model turned movie star, some favorites include: There’s Something About Mary and The Other Woman, may have had a nose job, but that wasn’t the procedure she went on the record regretting. Instead, it wasn’t anything she even went under the knife for. In a 2014 article by Daily Mail, she admitted to trying Botox and that it didn’t make her feel better, but in fact, made her face feel weird. She said, “I’d rather see a face aging than a face that doesn’t belong to me at all.”
11 Denise Richards
In 2011 Richards opened up in an article to US Weekly about her body insecurities and her botched boob jobs. When she was just 19-years-old she had her first surgery, in which the surgeon put in larger implants than she had asked for. She learned in that moment that you’ve got to do your research when it comes to plastic surgery. And then she was taken advantage by yet another doctor when she went in to have them corrected, as he put in even larger implants. Fortunately, she now has the size breast she wanted when she went in for that very first procedure.
10 Nicole Kidman
Nicole Kidman, a porcelain beauty and certified movie star, has her own insecurities too. Although she denies having any surgeries she has, however, dipped her toes into the Botox pool and, seemingly as though how her face has been the subject of several headlines, it’s no surprise to her fans. She has said, “I did try Botox, unfortunately, but I got out of it and now I can finally move my face again.” Instead she tries to take care of her skin as naturally as possible by wearing sunscreen, not smoking and taking care of herself.
9 Melissa Gilbert
Melissa Gilbert was so unhappy with her breast augmentation that she eventually had her implants removed. The Little House on the Prairie star opened up on her blog explaining her decision. Spending a lot of her life flat-chested, Gilbert had decided to get a boob job after the birth of her first son and after her ex-husband had some negative things to say about her chest. After their divorce she made the decision to get implants. But years after with both concern for her health, their uncomfortable nature and wanting to “take a Zumba class without the fear that she’d end up with two black eyes,” she decided to have them taken out.
8 Jessica Simpson
This singer turned style mogul and fashion designer has hordes of fans whether it be for her talents, her quirky personality or for her beauty and womanly body. And although her body – from the neck down is au natural – the blonde bombshell has admitted to having lip injections … and hating them. She told Glamour in 2006, “I had the Restylane stuff. It looked fake to me. I didn’t like that. But it went away, in like, four months.”
7 Tori Spelling
She played Donna Martin on 90210, is a New York Times bestselling author and has become a reality TV queen, but she’s also been in the spotlight for her plastic surgery. But there’s one, in particular, that she completely regrets. And that was getting a breast augmentation when she was younger. According to NY Daily News, Spelling said, “Well I got my boobs done in my early 20’s and if I had known it would or could possibly impact production of milk, I would have never done them.
6 Tara Reid
Tara Reid, known for her work in American Pie and Sharknado, has confessed to having a breast augmentation that turned into a nightmare. And she revealed on CBS News, that after going under the knife for her implants she was left with deformed nipples and a rippled stomach. She explained that she developed a hernia near her bellybutton, she couldn’t wear a bikini and even lost work due to the misfortune. Fortunately, she had the procedure reversed in 2006.
5 Heidi Montag
It seems like the entire world knew who Heidi Montag was at one point in time. Whether if it was for her friendship with Lauren Conrad, offbeat relationship with husband Spencer Pratt or that time she went under the knife for 10 different surgeries in one day and completely changed her look from girl next door to plastic Barbie doll. But since, she’s admitted to regretting all of the procedures she’s had over the years and even got her F-cup size breast reduced due to health issues they were causing including: numbness in the arms, back and neck pain.
4 Carmen Electra
Carmen Electra is another Hollywood beauty that regrets having her breasts augmented. The Baywatch babe had her chest enlarged from a 32B to a DD when she was in her 20’s. And she told Contact Music, “I had breast surgery over 10 years ago, taking me from a 32B to DD, which took a bit of time to get used to. I didn't want to go as big as that. It's nice that I don't have to wear a push-up bra any more, but I could have left myself alone."
3 Kathy Griffin
Funny lady, Kathy Griffin, is known for her wit, blunt personality, flaming red hair, reality TV show and her Grammy award-nominated (and winning) albums. She’s also cultivated a specific look that relies heavily on plastic surgery and treatment up-keeping. Unfortunately, there was one procedure that nearly killed her in 2009. According to Xfinity, in her 2009 memoir the comedian published photos of her botched liposuction that left her looking like a “CSI crime scene.” And she decided to publish the photos as a type of public service announcement to warn women who may be thinking about getting the surgery done.
2 Dana Delaney
Here’s another Hollywood actress that tried Botox and never wants to touch it again. According to Daily Mail, Delaney was left with a droopy eye after her first treatment. She said, “I had never heard of Botox.” But when her dermatologist suggested she try it out, she went along with it. “He injected my forehead, hit a nerve and created a huge hematoma. The nerve has been dead ever since.” She also revealed that there’s still a slight droop that she notices to her face, which was never there before.
1 Katie Price
English model and TV personality, Katie Price has had an ongoing, changing look throughout the years. But she regrets the surgery decisions she made in her youth. According to Daily Mail, she not only urges those considering plastic surgery to do their research before going under the knife and said, “If I wish I had known that when I was younger because I could’ve saved myself a lot of heartache and surgery.”