Horrifying tales of plastic surgery
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Real life horor
Melanie Wraith, 35, was electrocuted by the sunbed she hired at home and lost consciousness for more than two hours. When she awoke she had suffered 65 per cent burns to her body, and had to be revived in the ambulance taking her to hospital after she stopped breathing. She later spent two spent two days in a specialised burns unit.
It was a horrific accident caused by a faulty sunbed. But Melanie Wrath is not the first person to suffer for her skin (or lips, or hair). The more desperate we become in our pursuit of perfection, the more likely things are to go belly-up. And as these famous examples show, even money and fame are no guarantee against beauty treatment bodge-ups.
Here are some of the accounts of plastic surgery gone awry:
Botox is a very mild food poison that has to be injected into the skin to paralyse muscle, but it’s also something that office girls pop out for in their lunchtimes. Botox injections are highly popular because it's not as invasive as going under the knife. Plus, you could go for a Botox injection a few days before a grand function for that extra taut skin look. Celebrities dig Botox like mynah from heaven, such as the likes of Madonna, Kylie Minogue and Liz Hurley are said to be fans. Botox is becoming so fashionable, in fact, that in some celebrity circles the wrinkled forehead is all but extinct.
But botox has another side. Angelica Huston, the popular actress in "Adam's Family" is one of the many celebrities who swear off the stuff altogether. She claimed, she was having dinner with her husband after her first and only botox injection. “He was telling me some horrible story. I would say, ‘Oh, that's really ghastly,’ and I had no expression whatsoever. We got into a terrible fight."
Teri Hatcher, famed for her role as Susan in "Desperate Housewives", is another celeb who admits to having botox, but rejects it altogether now. Sarah Jessica Parker, from "Sex and the City" meanwhile, has called the celebrity botox culture “mad”.
“It seems no one can move their foreheads any more and their faces are all fluffy and bouncy,” she added.
Perhaps Teri and Sarah have seen how fake Botox really looks but Joan Rivers seem to still be an ardent follower of Botox. The American comedienne doesn’t regret her enthusiasm for botox for a second, and the number of jokes she's written about herself and her Botox injections for years probably paid for her bills for her Botox treatment. But many opposers to Botox has wondered if a few honest wrinkles might add a bit of life to the 73-year-old’s otherworldly complexion and fixed expression of permanent surprise.
Rivers is a living walking testimony against going botox mad. Rumour has it that she once attended a ‘Botox Birthday Party’ in Beverly Hills, where injections were exchanged like gifts. The party went swimmingly until the cake was brought in, and no one could blow out the candles.
Collagen enhancement for lips
Lip jobs are usually easy and effective, but when they go wrong you can end up looking like Leslie Ash . The actress went into hospital for collagen implants to give her mouth a fuller, sexier pout but came out with what the tabloids quickly labelled a ‘trout pout’.
"When you get to 42, you experiment,” said Ash. “With women, the first place you go is the mouth area. Your lips start disappearing into your mouth. Unfortunately I think there was a bit too much put in there."
She has pooh poohed the seriousness of her bodged lip job. As a matter of fact, Ash had an allergic reaction to the collagen implants and will never look the same again. Still, at least she has had the good grace to admit her pursuit of beauty left her looking, well, a little bit fishy. And she says her experience should be a warning to others:
“Other women who want to undergo any kind of treatment should go to a reputable doctor and also find out exactly what substances are being injected into you,” she said.
But unfortunately, she’s not the only celeb to be bestowed the ‘trout pout’ moniker. Meg Ryan has never admitted having the treatment, but nobody doubts it. And for a pretty woman emerging from a high-profile divorce and looking for more serious acting roles, it wasn’t the best idea.
Jessica Simpson, Melanie Griffith and Victoria Silverstedt are all suspected of undergoing the surgically enhanced trout pout too.
Many of us are not happy with our honkers. But some people hate them with a vengeance. Michelle Pfeiffer had a lovely button nose, but now transformed hers to a thin and bony one. Paris Hilton appears to havedeveloped a hooked nose out of nowhere. We’re not too sure about Victoria Beckham though, but if she hasn’t had a nose job yet as opposed to her numerous plastic surgery, maybe, she can consider it.
Other extreme beauty procedures are also common among the stars. Has Fergie had her eyebrows raised? That permanently startled look suggests that she might have, even though we can't figure out the rationale behind that. And could cheek implants explain Natalie Imbruglia’s rodent-like appearance?
Rumours have targetting Ben Affleck’s rapidly receding hairline, meanwhile, and at least one photo seems to show some tell talle signs of some pretty unimpressive hair implants. And getting rid of unwanted hair is not easy, either. Reports suggest that laser hair removal –can leave permanent scarring.
All those plastic surgery procedures are nothing compared to these brave individuals who have explored the extremes of beauty so the rest of us – thankfully – don’t have to. Even if anyone is contemplating surgery, these hardcores can serve as a scary reminder of plastic surgery's ugly side. We’re talking about Michael Jackson, who spent twenty painstaking years in the quest for perfect male beauty, and ended up like a pale, melted alien.
And we’re talking, of course, about Jocelyn Wildenstein, who has been described, quite aptly, as the world’s scariest celebrity. Like many people on the quest for beauty, Jocelyn started out as a normal, pretty woman but her surgeries have bitten her in her back and left her looking like what she is now. She reportedly had chin implants, cheek implants, eye surgery to make them look like cat's eyes, too much collagen for her lips and a very very tight face lift.
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