Word for the wise: don’t read this article if you’re considering ever getting a plastic surgery ever in your life ever. Surely, it’s not all grimness, demons, and complete strife, but plastic surgery disasters do happen once in a while and, as expected, they’re really not pretty. Unfortunately, the worst part is that the outcome of these interventions is completely out of our personal control. All we can do is hope that we’ve contacted the right surgeon and that we won’t have to live with regrets for the rest of our lives.
Needless to say, this is less about reasons why plastic surgery shouldn’t be pursued at all, but more about we need to be extra-careful and aware of the dangers that might come with it. Here are the 9 Worst Plastic Surgery Disasters To Cringe At.
#1 Hang Mioku
In the case of this Korean woman, she was one of the cases of plastic surgery disasters that came as a sad result of not knowing when to stop. Having gotten her first plastic surgery when she was 28, she continued to get modifications to her face to the point when doctors started refusing to take her in for any more. As a result, she obsessively injected cooking oil into her face.
#2 Jocelyn Wildenstein
Further proving that excess is bad, Jocelyn Wildenstein is often associated by the media with Frankestein’s famous wife. As extreme as that may sound, it’s difficult to blame them for it. After she was caught by her husband in an affair with a 21-year-old, Jocelyn attempted to win back his affections by making herself more beautiful. Well… it’s safe to assume that backfired greatly. She didn’t get him back, by the way.
#3 Pete Burns
The frontman of the band Dead or Alive, Pete Burns, is one of the trademarks for plastic surgery disasters. It’s difficult not to notice the prominence of his injected lips and not wonder where it all went wrong. In 2006, the singer confessed that it was during one particular intervention that something truly went downhill and that he’d saved up for reconstruction processes ever since.
#4 Dennis Avner
Some know him as Dennis Avner. Some know him as Catman. Some know him as that one person that you don’t really want to see around your kids when they’re peacefully playing. We’re sure that he’s a decent guy, but his obsession to look like a wild cat took him to whole new lengths when he underwent modifications to make his face strongly resemble his totem animal. It’s not just the face, though – he also modified his teeth to resemble a tiger’s.
#5 Michael Jackson
It probably was peer pressure, it probably was the overwhelming weight of celebrity – who knows? One thing’s for certain: Michael Jackson didn’t know exactly when to stop with his cosmetic interventions, resulting to plastic surgery disasters piling up. It’s incredible how he managed to make the transition from a truly attractive icon to something borderline grotesque-looking.
#6 Donatella Versace
Arguably the queen of plastic surgery disasters, the fashion designer is infamous for the repetitive interventions to her physique that left her quite difficult to look at. Ironically enough, even though nose surgery is generally supposed to make it smaller, she somehow managed to have it grow bigger over the years. Of course, not as big as her lips, which have become the most prominent aspect of her slight obsession.
#7 Amanda Lepore
Although also a singer, Amanda Lepore is most famously known for what she means to the LGBT+ community as a transsexual. Her first surgery was at the age of 15, having underwent a sex change only a few years later. However, at some point, it seemed like her desire to better her appearance went a bit off the rails. Now, she actually looks like a caricature pulled straight out of a satirical cartoon.
#8 Michaela Romanini
If anyone could ever benefit from getting collagen banned, that would definitely be Michaela Romanini. The Italian socialite is only 40 years old, but her obsessive collagen abuse led to repetitive slandering of her physique and plastic surgery disasters that have, paradoxically, aged her by a couple of decades. We’re no doctors, but this isn’t what’s supposed to happen, right?
#9 Jackie Stallone
Famous Sylvester Stallone’s own mother rose to fame through some unconventional methods. First, there was the fact that she claimed she could talk to dogs about the future. Secondly, there was the psychic hotline she set up for spiritual purposes. Last but not least, her repetitive abuse of plastic surgery is what propelled her as one of the worst plastic surgery disasters.