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15 Good Looking Celebrities Who Destroyed Themselves with Plastic Surgery

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Celebrities probably feel more pressure than all of us to stay young and good looking, as they’re constantly in front of cameras practically every day of their lives. But unfortunately, this drives them to make some questionable choices when it comes to their bodies. Plenty of celebrities have gone under the knife for plastic surgery over the years, but sometimes it can go wrong. Very wrong. All of the celebrities you see here were at one point quite good looking, but botched or ill-conceived plastic surgery changed their faces and bodies more than time itself ever could. Check out the gallery for 15 of the worst examples.

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293 thoughts on “15 Good Looking Celebrities Who Destroyed Themselves with Plastic Surgery

  1. Don’t these celebrities think before they do these ridiculous surgeries? Christ, some of them look like they had me do the surgery and I can just barely operate a pair of scissors.

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  2. WHAT ABOUT CHER? The only thing wrong with this article is ALL THE ONES YOU MISSED! Many of your pix were not NEARLY as bad as CHER and others!!!!!

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    • Butch, you’re right. I am always commenting about Cher. It’s hard not to stare at her upper lip. Seems like it was pulled down toward her chin.

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  3. they all look like freaks. people should just fix what is VERY wrong–not get ridiculous. most need their teeth and noses done, not all that other stuff. SO many people are SO stupid!!

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  4. Kenny Rodgers… Joan Rivers… Lisa Rinna… Some people just need to age gracefully.. I guess when they look in the mirror, they don’t see ugly…

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  5. I agree with most of these, but keep in mind all these people are trying to keep up appearances, generally youthful appearances, so they can continue to get gigs. Hollywood is beautiful, and having a cousin who is in LA and has done acting and continues booking more things, has explained to me the importance looks play in getting parts. So before we judge too hardcore, do understand that in these ppl’s minds they are just trying to keep up to par a all these young artists and get jobs!

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  6. No one likes to get old. These ppl HAVE to stay young looking (if you want to call any of these ppl young) in order to work. Not too many ppl in show biz grow old gracefully anymore. Their motto/chant/karma is “No wrinkles, no sagging skin, no age spots, no grey hairs – surgery forever!” I’d draw it for you but I don’t know how lol.

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  7. Didn’t Mickey Rourke have to have surgery following an accident? The rest were just vanity (I guess- I hate the word celebrity, I haven’t a clue who half of these people are!-nor do I care) As my Dad used to say, “who are they when they’re working?” anyhow, when did they oversized lip craze begin? Aren’t they part of an almost caricature look that led that actress to be cast in a movie based on a graphic novel? oh well, that is what they all look like now – they really should have found Drs that had a better sense of prospective.

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    • Actually, Mickey Rourke left acting to become a boxer.
      When that didn’t work out, he couldn’t get hired because his once attractive face was beat all to he11. Hence the overdone plastic surgery

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    • Motorcycle accident, but yeah. Then he went into boxing in an attempt to revive a career which had held some promise in his youth. When he returned to acting, he admitted, like the victims listed in the article and on the page to “going to the wrong guy” and like most of those here, he was “strongly advised” to go under the knife for the sake of the career. Its horribly sad that such beautiful people get exploited and disfigured so badly because of someone else’s lack of skill, talent, education, sense, or money. Sad, too, that they should believe the lie that their looks and not their talent is why we love them.

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  8. I believe that Rose McGowan’s surgery was reconstructive, due to a car accident, rather than her own choice.

    I have sympathy for her – but I also have sympathy for the others. The pressure to remain pretty, to remain young, is overwhelming and omnipresent, and their paychecks depend upon it. They have these surgeries for survival’s sake – and to then be faced with the consequences of poor surgeries must be a festering sore to them, day in and day out.

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    • No, Rose just has a little scar under one eye is all. Revision was done on that, and a good job too – it’s barely there now. The rest was entirely elective.

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  9. I laughed out loud at the Kenny Rogers comment. Do you mean we can’t even say the word RACES any more? Give me a break. There was nothing insulting about that comment. People have become so incredibly stupid.

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  10. I guess they use the term “stars” loosely here. JWow, Montag, etc. If they are stars why don’t we include the key grip from Gremlins 2 or the casting agent from Halloween 5? I bet they have had some work done too.

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  11. #1. It’s there money and there bodies, if they want it done who are we to say it’s not right.
    #2. At the end of the day they are the ones who have to look at this not us, cause you know if they mess up too bad 9 of 10 time, career over.
    #3. It’s time to for America to focus on what is important. It would be nice to turn on the TV and not hear about celebs or how horrible this world has become.

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  12. With the money these people have and the resources available to them, they must be able to check out their surgeons competence before they just let someone take sharp instruments and cut them to pieces. Some of these were beautiful people. Hopefully they can sue and they should. They probably do, it is just part of the settlement agreement that they will not disclose that to the press. I guess if you finish dead last in your medical school graduating class, they still call you “Doctor”.

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  13. I’m happy for all these people. I’m happy their maladjusted, groping, insecure, shallow and egotistical little lives can shine like a beacon on how “natural” should be cherished and happiness comes from within and “beauty” does not lie at the end of a surgeon’s knife.

    So… THANK YOU “celebrities”.!

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  14. Some of these women are so young, like Megan Fox. I hope she just used botox because then it is reversible. Although recent photos of Meg Ryan showed that her face loosened up and she looks more like herself. I hope she doesn’t try to do it again. The saddest to me is Lil’ Kim. She was so naturally beautiful and now you cannot recognize her at all! Her beautiful eyes are now so tiny, and her whole face looks bloated and stiff. It’s just so very sad, like Michael jackson, he was such a handsome guy and didn’t look bad after his initial nose job, but became obsessed with plastic surgery and totally became freakish looking. His siblings and even nieces and nephews all had work done. It is so unnatural and nobody looks better, they just look strange. Everyone in Vegas gets face lifts, especially the men, and it feminizes them. They all look alike, as if they are wearing masks. Plastic surgeons should be sued when they do all that work and it isn’t necessary. They say plastic surgery can be addictive, that sure seems to be true. Even with people who are not celebrities. Aside from a nose job, I don’t think they should allow plastic surgery on anyone under 21, unless it’s absolutely necessary. Sorry for the long rant…it’s just so disturbing that this is allowed or that people are so insecure about their looks they end up mutilating themselves.

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    • Plastic surgeries should be restricted to repairing damages caused by accidents etc. How about a ‘be kind to society’ TAX on any elective plastic surgeries of 100% or more like they do to automobile fuels. It is a complete WASTE of medical resources all for the vanity of it. I do not pity the mistakes like Bruce Jenner, they asked for it.

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    • It’s sad. Perhaps after you adjust on feature, the temptation comes to adjust another. Look at Kenny Rogers. That man looked really good before. I thank God for my face. It is not perfect but I like it the way it is.

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  15. UHM, what about Courtney Cox?? That woman used to be gorgeous, now she’s scary as all hell! How in the world she thinks she looks better now is beyond me. I guess they can’t all age gracefully like Jennifer Aniston.

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    • Actually Jennifer Aniston is starting to look puffy and filled. She reminds me of Olivia Newton John – also using fillers and not nearly as pretty as she once was.

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  16. How could you leave Courtney Cox off of this list. She went from pretty to ‘The Joker.’ Speaking of ‘The Joker,’ where is Cameron Diaz?

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  17. This is a psychological disorder. There is a difference between maybe getting a little nip and tuck or botox for a more youthful appearance, but changing and augmenting the way look indicates a profound mental imbalance.

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    • Pua Tahiti is right, Angelina gets collagen to fill a crease in the center of her bottom lip, but that’s all. The issue with a lot of the treatments is that it takes a day or two for the swelling from the treatment to go down, so if they get photographed too soon, they can look bad.

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    • It’s not always the doctors. This often happens simply because people ask for something unrealistic and/or go to multiple Dr.’s. If one ethical Dr. turns them down, they just go somewhere else. The only one on here I can say truly was the fault of the surgeon was Tara Reid. That was just awful. But Mickey Rourke destroyed himself as a boxer then wanted to look like a star again, not gonna happen…

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    • As a Plastic Surgeon, I can’t possibly disagree. Imagine a Heart Surgeon who would implant a device to supercharge a heart so a person could have superior performances. Medicine as a practice should never be overdone. Sending these uninformed dreamers to the appropriate mental health professionals is the right thing to do. As a surgeon, I’ve routinely turned people away from these bad choices. It is our job to redirect and keep them within the boundaries of a better version of themselves, not someone whose own mother couldn’t pick them out of a crowd of three. I’d be in favor of posting the physician’s name when they are party to these wretched results.

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  18. What about Barry Manilow and Secretary of State Kerry; neither one can move their lips. You would think with all the money in the world to have this stuff done and the supposedly best doctors to do it, how could they screw up! I can only afford Thermage, but I still look like me, thank Gawd!

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  19. With some of these celebrities if I hadn’t been told that they had had plastic surgery I wouldn’t have guessed it. Either way, it just goes to show you shouldn’t change what God gave you.

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      • Many people suffer from a deviated septum and have Septoplasty surgery. This will NOT drastically change the look of your nose. Rhinoplasty is the reshaping of the nose and is completely different. Don’t let them fool you. What does often happen though is that the doctor will ask you if you want the shape of your nose changed. Hence, the Septoplasty becomes a Septoplasty with Rhinoplasty. It is a two birds with one stone situation.

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  20. Ok some are fair enough but Axel Rose (aside from the corn rows) looks normal) and Jennifer Grey? Are you kidding me? She looks so much better post nose job, just like Ashley Simpson. Yea it changed her face and you wouldn’t recognize her at first glance. But that’s because that little tweak made her look more astounding. I don’t know why I read these, they just piss me off.

    I think i’m going to make my own list… “Real life pictures of online beauty critics…” with a little subheading of, “What went wrong and why they’re so bitter.” We’d all have a laugh.

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  21. i do not believe Mickey Rourke had plastic surgery and his face changing so quickly was due to his stint as a Boxer halfway into his film career but don’t quote me

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  22. Tori: When are you going to get rid of the extremely unflattering white hair? It does nothing for you, honey. Just look at your “before” picture. Much softer color for your face. This white is too harsh and unflattering. So is the hairstyle.

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  23. Where was Melanie Griffins face ?? .. ( Most likely she’s hiding it ) … She looks more like her husbands mother than his wife …. ouch .

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  24. Not very informative. Most of them look normal to me, if aging. Some obvious and horrific (e.g. MJ). How about before/after? How about a little more information? This was just a poor picture book with barely any captions.

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  25. Frankly, Kenny Rogers looks pretty darn good for 76 years old. You’re not really showing before and after shots here. In most cases they are many years apart.

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  26. They do this stuff because they look in the mirror too close. They over-examine and fixate on little things. If they’d take 2 steps back from the mirror at any given moment, they wouldn’t have the urge to smooth out every unnoticable wrinkle until they turn into balloon heads.

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  27. Posh looks great. I think she hasn’t had any surgery to her face, but she has gotten very, very thin. Back in the day, celebs still ate carbs and just tried to work out 4 hours a day doing cardio. Now they go low carb/vegetarian and it takes all the bloat out of their faces.

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  28. While I realize that this story is about celebrities who were attractive before plastic surgery, and that most certainly would not include Madonna, she had some major work done. It looks as if she’s had cheeks implanted, her eyes and brow lifted, along with her chicken neck. She doesn’t look anything like she did when she started out.

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  29. Hmmm… with Victoria Beckham… I think it was more to do with the years she had been tormenting her body through anorexia and other eating disorders that has caused her to age so rapidly. Just look at the last Biggest Loser winner Rachel Frederickson. She is only 24 but in her new 105 pound body she looks 45 – 50yrs old. O_O That’s what bad eating habits and unhealthy exercise regime does to a womans’ body… ages it and destroys it. It is not a pleasant mental disorder to look at.

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  30. Everyone should consult with either Raquel Welch or Christie Brinkley before having surgery. Those are the only two that did it right, and I would love to know who their surgeons were.

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  31. Uhh… you left off Carrie Fisher.

    I’ll never understand why they do this; history has proved that you look best just staying out of the sun, staying clean and fit, and getting a good makeup job.
    And, most importantly, you maintain your dignity and others’ respect.

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    • staying out of the sun is a myth..u need sunshine to stay healthy..Granted, no one should bake for hours in it, but u should get about 10-15 minutes of healthy sunshine on your face and arms…sunscreen is not a healthy thing to use either

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      • if a person has to be out in the sun for multiple hours a day, then sun screen is definitely a healthier thing to do, than not using it at all.

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        • i really don’t know about that. Slathering man made chemicals on one’s skin to keep the sun at bay doesn’t sound like a good thing to me. I”m not for baking in the sun either. I do,however, understand your point about people that are forced to stay in the sun for a lot of the day. They can then cover themselves up w/light clothing though. We’ve been w/o sunscreen for thousands of years. I wonder what the incidence of skin cancer was for people during biblical times when there was no sunscreen available. Unless, they knew about natual liquids that kept the sun at bay..

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  32. I always thought Jennifer Grey was absolutely gorgeous before her nose surgery. Saw her afterwards, and missed her nose. It wasn’t a bad nose originally, and it definitely added a uniqueness to her beauty. She’s still pretty, but now isn’t what she was.

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  33. Frozen Face – or Botox – is actually useful for actresses. If it isn’t moving it isn’t wrinkling, so they tox up in between movies. A really good face lift will never be as good as preserving what you have.

    Info from a first class plastic surgeon;

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  34. I remember when Kenny Rodgers used to come into a club I worked in,in Wash. D.C.He was truly a heart throb. That was back in 1969-1970. Good Guys on Wisconsin Ave. Why people do this to them selves is beyond me.!!!!

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    • My late mother also had hooded eyes. It impeded her vision. Because she had a bad heart, she didn’t have surgery when her doctor recommended it. Medicare would have paid for it. I have the same eyes as well. Ever since I was a teenager, one couldn’t see my eyelids. I wanted eyelids that showed so I could experiment with eye make-up and have it show, like the other girls. Kenny Roger’s before and after cured me of that notion. But I bet his eyesight is better.

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    • She’s the one I can’t understand. She’s not even 30. It must speak to something else going on with her, like depression or insecurity. Outer beauty is no defense against inner demons. Marilyn Monroe proved that.

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  35. Tori looks dreadful with the white hair and dark roots. She has really gone out of her way to make herself unattractive. Someone please talk her into toning down the over-bleached god-awful hair.

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    • Indeed, she only got her work because of her daddy’s connections. She really has never been even faintly attractive, to put it politely.

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    • I always thought she was gorgeous. before surgery, and even now. I think that’s a bad pic. That haircut is not flattering for someone with such a wide jaw.

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  36. nose right tool is best work campare to plastic surgery because too risky and costly that’s why nose right is the best way to make nose smaller without any surgery and make up

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  37. There are a few instances in this “article” where the writer says something about how the surgery has made somebody unrecognizable from their hayday in the 70’s-80’s. Time probably did that. I’m unrecognizable from the 70’s and ive had no surgery.

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    • I think the difference is that Kenny Rogers was immediately unrecognizable after the face lift. He was always known for having sleepy, “bedroom” eyes, but when he walked out of the clinic, his eyes were pulled so tightly back that he looked like a cat trying to squeeze through a chain link fence.

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    • Hey speak for yourself, I had a girl I used to babysit for (30 years ago) approach me at a park in Bartlett.. I had no idea who she was, but she said I still looked the same (I didn’t believe her but she did recognize me out of the blue lol)

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  38. Kathy Bates, Jack Nicholson are the best for older people they where asked would you ever have plastic surgery both said NO! Why on earth do people want to mess their setlf up so bad to stay young , Michael Jackson , Joan Rivers where nothing but walking candle stick with all that plastic surgery! PEOPLE GROW OLD NATURALLY, JUST SAY NO !

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  39. Just a coincidence that they have the same last name, but the caption alongside the Vivica A. Fox picture is what I wish the Megan Fox caption had said, and is more fitting. Because there was absolutely no reason on earth for Megan Fox to have had any facial work done.

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  40. Put quiet simply as a whole our society wants our actors to stay young forever, or at the very least to look young, there would be huge pressure on them all.Their face is at times the difference between getting work or becoming that actor whose name we cant remember.I aint saying its right but i can understand why.

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    • @Pamela K. Cahoon Laub – Dolly might look a lot worse at her age had she not had anything done….I think the beauty on the inside of her just makes her even more beautiful on the outside. I do impersonation of her and love impersonating her because I admire her so much….

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  41. Some plastic surgery is fine and necessary. These are examples of people that over did it! People who get botox twice a year do not have frozen face. If you over do it, yes it will look horrible. Get a good plastic surgeon and do not have multiple procedures done…

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  42. Nothing wrong with Jennifer Grey the way she was. Any 14-19yr old male never forget her in Ferris Buelers day off and Dirty Dancing during those films day

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  43. I love her makeover surgery on the nose. She needed it done…Most Jewish girls I knew in high school had their nose done, just like braces were so common. Not a big deal. I did not like her with the old ugly nose. Good for Jennifer. She is a beauty now…And she stopped with just her nose. I love to see her in film now. So so pretty.

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  44. folks might be interested in my diet, for about six years i’ve been living on fluid-milk-products, every day i drink about a gallon (3.5 liters) of skim milk and really hardly eat or drink anything else. it has been great for my health and weight, currently 6′ 1″ and 150, really think milk is the fountain of youth

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  45. It is super easy to condemn these folks for those decisions, yet when people are in that industry and we’re constantly critical on them for their minor flaws…why are we surprised when they get insecure about it and go to extreme lengths? Every comment I read about a beautiful women that’s either had children or gained a little weight, men just degrade them to the point of no return. The same happens when they get a little older. Then, women get in on the action. Then, the press gets in on the action. Then shows like Fashion Police get in on the action. At some point, I’m surprised they don’t just kill themselves…oh wait…we have a few of those…don’t we? I am not surprised.

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  46. I just don’t understand why celebrities even think about plastic surgery? It just doesn’t make sense that people who are already celebrities should want to change what made them celebrities in most cases….their appearances.

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    • they all do it trying to REGAIN their exact same prior look, from years earlier.

      you would apparently be surprised how many celebs do it.
      there are hundreds or possibly thousands, that do it with very good results.

      many of the disasters in this article, had several successful surgeries in past, but then just kept going every few years, until they had completely ruined their faces.

      these freak shows that look horrific now days, like some shown in the article here, either went way overboard, or they had a bad doctor, or they just had bad luck & had an unsuccessful surgery.

      but there are tons of Hollywood celebs, that have very successful surgeries, all the time.

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    • they all do it trying to REGAIN their exact same prior look, from years earlier.

      you would apparently be surprised how many celebs do it.
      there are hundreds or possibly thousands, that do it with very good results.

      many of the disasters in this article, had several successful surgeries in past, but then just kept going every few years, until they had completely ruined their faces.

      these people that look horrific now days, like some shown in the article here, either went way overboard, or they had a bad doctor, or they just had bad luck & had an unsuccessful surgery.

      but there are many, many Hollywood celebs, that have very successful surgeries, all the time.

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  47. Some of the people weren’t good looking to start with, some -like Heidi Montag- look VERY good looking now, at least judging from the photos.
    It’s almost like the author(s) had an axe to grind with some of the selections and they were including for invalid reasons.

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  48. Rene Zellweger destroyed her classic natural good looks and became a plastic common unrecognizable figure !! Its very hard to look at her now. She was one of my favorites !

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  49. My question? When these people look in the mirror (anti-surgery) what is it they see that might need improving? Next question: After identifying a distorted nose, a too-thin lip, a sticky-out ear, not puffy enough cheeks, whatever, what do they think can be done to correct it? Plastic surgeons that do reconstructive surgery on, for example, burn or accident victims usually will not do “enhancement” surgery and those that do are, in my opinion, quacks. Keep away.

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  50. I’m really surprised to see that DonatellaVersace was actually pretty before all of that ugly plastic surgery. What in the world was she thinking?

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  51. Why is it ok to bash these people but not transgenders? Maybe these people were just born with the wrong face and had to live with it for all these years? See how stupid that sounds?

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  52. I don’t know what to say, I don’t recognize the difference of their looks in some of them. I recognize when the picture before and after is shown side by side. Well, that’s what they wanted and I’m sure they were regretful afterwards.

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  53. MOST of their so-called celebrities I have never even heard of before. There are far more important celebrities who have done much MORE damage to themselves than the ones listed here. Has anyone seen Uma Thurman lately? I will admit, Kenny Rogers has got to be among the worst!

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  54. What a mean article. Most of the women featured look absolutely beautiful, and any changes were due to age. I don’t see what the author’s point was, other than to meet a writing deadline or quota, or because they know some of the public likes to bash people so they feel better about themselves.

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  55. I just don’t get it. Donatella Versace was a beautiful woman. Did her severe drug use want her to commit murder on her face?
    And yes, Kenny Rogers and Mickey Rourke — Whom exactly are you trying to look like. Obviously, no one we know.

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  56. Oh, I forgot. Our dear departed Michael Jackson. Undoubtedly, a very mentally and emotionally haunted individual. No one has to say anything, he has done it all. And I do mean ALL.

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  57. Ahhh Michael Jackson didnt play as an alien in MIB2, he played himself. He said “I could be agent M.” Part of the joke was most of who you thought were aliens, Rodman, Oprah, were. Then its like, who MJ? Nah he’s human.

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  58. Farrah Abraham……..Oh, wait! She just THINKS she is a celebrity. Still, she was cute before, now it hurts to look at her. The only reality “star” who looks ten times better after surgery is Snooki! Just my opinion.

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  59. Why is Michael Jackson on this list? The time to poke fun at his appearance has long expired and frankly ran its course long time ago. Go and pick on the living, Amber!

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  60. when it is done well & in the right amounts, it definitely improves aging peoples looks.
    all the 40 something and older babes in Hollywood, like Jen Anniston, Heidi Klum, Giselle Bundchen

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  61. when it is done well by a top quality surgeon, & in the right amounts, it definitely improves aging peoples looks.

    all the age 40 something and older babes in modelling & acting, like Jen Anniston, Heidi Klum, Giselle Bundchen, Selma Hayek, Stephanie Seymour, Elizabeth Hurley, Angelina Jolie, Catherine Zeta Jones, and many many more, have ALL done it & recd very successful results.

    most all the middle aged celeb men these days, that are still attractive, have also had work done.

    but the nightmare results start occurring, when the celebs either do too much, or too often, or too many times, or use a mediocre doctor that is not very good at his craft, etc.

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  62. this article here, left several people off the list, that look very bad & different now days, after numerous plastic surgeries:

    Women: Melanie Griffith, Meg Ryan, Priscilla Presley, Joan Rivers, Wendy Williams, Cher, Goldie Hawn, Lil Kim, Joan Van Ark, & Jocelyn Wildenstein (the Cat Lady)

    Men: Bruce Jenner, Barry Manilow, Wayne Newton, Burt Reynolds, & Scott Thompson (Carrot Top).

    these above, are some of the very worst out there.
    ALL of them, are WAY worse, than several included in this article here.

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  63. If I had to spend money to look like Tori Spelling, I’d just stay home with my original nose, black curly hair and my own breasts. For all the “beauty” those surgery bucks bought, the doctors should be sued for misrepresentation. It really is too bad her Father let her talk him into putting her on TV. She can’t act her way out of a plastic bag! Pun intended!

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  64. Montag is disproprotionate with the many bodily parts added that are extreme in size. Lara Flynn Boyle ruined her face and it is evident in photographs.

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