When its too much.

JL - posted on 01/21/2010 ( 16 moms have responded )

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I was at the store earlier this week and I saw a magazine cover with a picture of Heidi Montage with her new look after having undergone 10 different procedures. I went home and read online that she nearly died after having all the procedures and I just found it sad that this young 20 something year old girl who was just fine looking before disliked her image so much that she had 10 procedures risking her life in order to completely and dramatically change her look. I mean she looks nothing like the way she did and she talks about how it was negative comments about her chin and such that led her to get those things changed. She looks fake and she has admitted that she has become addicted to plastic surgery. It is just made me think when is it too much.......getting plastic surgery and should the medical community step in when someone becomes addicted.



Here is a link to an article which also has a video interview with Heidi.



http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/01/20...

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Isobel - posted on 01/21/2010

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So sad...it's like Ashley Simpson...They are barely recognizable now. I think California needs a different kind of health care reform. They need to start looking into how all of these celebrities are able to get whatever kind of drugs and surgeries they want without a thought about their health or medical safe practices.

Michelle - posted on 01/21/2010

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Oh yes. I saw a similar article in my guilty pleasure, US Weekly... Just ridiculous. It just goes to show you that money REALLY doesn't buy happiness.

Sara-- as I understand it, legitimate, honest, caring plastic surgeons do recommend therapy to people before their surgery. This also goes to show you that when you have enough money, anyone can and will take advantage of your insecurities. This absolutely should not have been allowed. I would even propose, if I had the authority to do so, that there was a mandatory waiting period of at least six months to a year between any cosmetic procedures, with required therapy both pre- and post- op. (Maybe a touch extreme, but better than just being able to completely change who you are without a second thought.)

I view this as stupid, but also a little sad. When The Hills first started Heidi was a nice girl from my home state. Now look at what's happen to her as she's gotten more and more publicity and money. *shakes head*

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She is supposed to be a role model for young girls but the message she is sending out is "hey if you get teased-get surgery" hell I go the worst of teasing at school, I was amost hospitilised for anorexia beause of how badly teased I was (I didn't think I as skinny- I was teased for bein skinny and had rocks etc throwen at me) but I'm not about to go out and get plastic surgery! Even if I had the $!

I do agree with what has been mentioned previously about therapy. Obviously the surgeons only care about their name(s) getting out there and getting payed.

Jessica - posted on 01/26/2010

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It is very sad, I saw the article that you are talking about and whats worse is she looks older ( not in a good way) and was way cuter/prettier before all the surgery. I am actually someone who has had surgery but mine was quite the opposite. When I was 18 I had a breast reduction and it was the greatest thing I have ever done. I was so happy I had it done but most women always looked at me like I was crazy. Why would I give up something so wonderful as a big rack?!?! lol. You'd be surprised how a change in your cup size does dramatically change the way people treat you. I am always glad I did it, but I did it for health and not vainity, now I just have to wait and see if it will effect my choice to breast feed my daughter when she comes.

Isobel - posted on 01/23/2010

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I am totally considering a tummy tuck and lipo...but I am FAR from a size 1

Rosie - posted on 01/22/2010

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it is very sad that this goes on. look at michael jackson-it really looked like the mans nose was going to fall off and he still wanted more-eventually dying. i am assuming he took all those drugs, and did all the plastic surgery to fill some void in his life left by an abusive father, and being in the spotlight from such a young age. i think there should be some law out there that makes it so people can't do this to themselves. come on, the girl looked GREAT before. if someone comes to your office that is a size one and wants a tummy tuck, the doctor should have to refer that person to some massive therapy instead of doing an unnecessary procedure.
now if you are like my friend-she had little mosquito bites for boobs and got implants-it's perfectly fine, if there is a valid reason for the surgery. i've even talked to a plastic surgeon about a tummy tuck, and would've done it if i didn't have to miss 6 weeks of work, my stomach hangs down BAD. i literally have to lift it up to see my crotch (tmi-know). in these cases i see plastic surgery as an option, the problem is-who would get to decide who does and doesn't get the surgery? there's no clear cut answer, and that saddens me.

Amie - posted on 01/22/2010

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Dr. Frank Ryan is horrified she's going public because her face is still swollen and it's not an accurate representation? What?! =|

I absolutely think the medical community should be able to say no, no more. If they were more worried about their patients and less worried about money I don't doubt cases like this would happen less.

It's not medically needed in most cases. (Especially cases like Heidi Montag.) She would have better benefited from some therapy to realize what other people think doesn't matter! So long as you are secure with yourself then you can be truly happy. If you are too hung up on what others think, then you'll never be happy. There will ALWAYS be someone with a negative view of you.

Cathelijn - posted on 01/22/2010

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I think it is just depressing. What has the world come too if a normal looking skinny girl spends a load of money to look like THAT... God the amount of surgery I would need to look ''acceptable''.

Obiously she has issues and untill she gets them sorted she will never be happy with the way she looks.



I know one person who had a breast enlargment but she got is done after she spoke to her doctor and had counseling for a few months and they recommended it too her. She had it done and she now is the happiest person I know but she is not even thinking about doing anything else.

JL - posted on 01/22/2010

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I just don't get why she got a tummy tuck when she was already skinny and in shape. I mean she is 23 ..wait till you have popped out a couple of kids then a tummy tuck ,lipo and a butt lift may be called for, but to get a tummy tuck, lipo, and a butt lift when your tummy is already flat, your thighs and butt already tight and you already are like a size 1..that too me says I have self image issues and no matter how much plastic surgery I get I will always see things that needed to be fixed when I look in the mirror and I will never truely be happy with me.

Charlie - posted on 01/21/2010

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Dam thats what my body used to look like giant boobs and all haha , i would definitely get surgery to make my body look like that again !!

I agree with Dana if you cannot recognize the person then its gone too far , i also think people who have obvious procedures done have picked a crappy doctor , a good plastic surgeon should be able to operate with out it being noticeable , you should be able to look at the person and say WOW they look great , but without really knowing if they had or hadn't had work done .

I think its a serious addiction for some and like any addiction someone needs to step in and say enough is enough !

Dana - posted on 01/21/2010

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Oh, and too much is when you can't even recognize the person anymore. I would think that any doctor would tell someone to do things one step at a time, doing that many at once, of course you'll look like a different person. If she did just her chin and saw how different she looked maybe she wouldn't have done other things. Any intelligent person knows if you change one feature you look completely different, so why don't the doctors know better.

Dana - posted on 01/21/2010

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I saw them talking about her on 'The View', she looks completely different and quite scary. It made me wonder how far into the future will it be when that is what is considered "normal looking". She looks *really* bad.

JL - posted on 01/21/2010

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I agree Laura. I find it ridiculous that with money and notoriety you can get all kinds of drug prescriptions and surgeries no questions asked concerning how it affects their health and whether it follows medical practice guidelines.

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Way too much. There should be tighter regulations for plastic surgeries because obviously there are people out there with body image disorders (I think there is a name for it). Perhaps people should be interviewed by psychologists before undergoing plastic surgery and limit to one or two proceedures at a time.

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