Celebrities get honest (and graphic) about their botched plastic surgery, from deformed nipples to inflated lips

Celebrities get honest (and graphic) about their botched plastic surgery, from deformed nipples to inflated lips

Reign of the plastics

Text: Emily Heng

A contentious topic even in this day and age where little are off limits, plastic surgery remains to be the elephant in the room within certain celebrity circles. From Bella Hadid's fervent insistence on her au natural features to Tyra Banks's televised sonogram to flaunt her non-man-made/non-store-bought breasts, it appears that there are still ways to go before beauty procedures can be met with universal acceptance.

And while we at Buro. are firmly riding the "do-whatever-sparks-joy" train — whether that involves lip fillers, a nose job or three piping-hot McGriddles — there have been too many reports of botched jobs that left us feeling a little scarred (and scared), some of which we have rounded up below. Warning: gory details galore. Read at your own risk.

1. Tara Reid
You may recognise the actress from her American Pie days, movies in which she played girl-next-door Vicky Lathum. Shortly after the sequels wrapped, she proceeded to undergo breast augmentation and liposculpting — which left her with deformed nipples and rippled skin after a complication arose.

"My stomach became the most ripply, bulgy thing," she confessed. "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." According to Us Weekly, Reid did, however, successfully get the procedures reversed in 2006. Phew.


2. Jennifer Grey
Having starred in iconic films such as Dirty Dancing and Ferris Bueller's Day Off, the '80s star reportedly emerged from the doctor's lair looking virtually unrecognizable.

"I went into the operating room a celebrity and came out anonymous," she told The Mirror in 2012. "It was the nose job from hell. I'll always be this once-famous actress nobody recognizes because of a nose job." Granted, it could be a lot worse, but we feel her pain. Figuratively speaking.


3. Dana Delany
As a result of a bungled Botox job, the Desperate Housewives star had to deal with asymmetrical features and a droopy eyelid. Apparently, her doctor hit a nerve while injecting her forehead, causing a huge hematoma, i.e. a solid swelling of clotted blood within tissues. The affected nerve has been dead ever since.


4. Priscilla Presley
Believe it or not, the Dancing with the Stars contestant's too-tight skin and sagging eyelids is attributed to an unlicensed plastic surgeon, who was later jailed for injecting clients with unsafe forms of silicone. Talk about a living nightmare.


5. Han Ye Seul
Though not considered to be plastic surgery per se, Han Ye Seul's botched aesthetic procedure deserves a mention — especially considering the disastrous consequences.

What started as the removal of a benign tumour under her skin left the actress with gaping wounds, scars, and burns on her torso. The hospital later issued an official apology and assuranced the public that they're doing whatever they can to help. Click here if you'd like a look at the scarring situation. Warning: it's pretty graphic.

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