Plastic surgery is a collective name given to medical procedures that restore bodily form and function. Among these procedures is cosmetic surgery. Cosmetic surgery has been a favorite for many celebrities and non-celebrities alike as a means to improve their appearance. Think Kim Kardashian. She is as stunning as a shimmering jewel. Her doctor knows what he is doing. Now, focus on the likes of Donatella Versace, Jackie Stallone, Lindsay Lohan and Michael Jackson. Their cosmetic surgeries have all ended badly, converting once attractive people into monsters.
Different people get plastic surgery for different reasons, but the one thing that the following people all have in common is that something went very wrong somewhere along the line. Whether it's poor decision-making, unqualified doctors, or simply not knowing when to stop, all these people suffered serious consequences for going under the knife. Here are 15 monumental plastic surgery disasters you wouldn’t want to miss:
15 David Gest
David Gest is a celebrity from the United Kingdom known best for his appearance on the television show I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! He grew up in Southern California and considered Michael Jackson as one of his greatest friends. In the 80s, he had two cosmetic procedures from the same doctor who worked on Michael Jackson. In an interview, he stated that he regretted the surgeries but no one could have convinced him otherwise at the time. What a mess!
14 Joan Van Ark
You may have seen Joan on the soap opera Knots Landing. She has also made appearances on other shows such as Archer, Dallas, Nip/Tuck and The Young and the Restless. Her plastic surgery never did her any favors. It made her look like a pale zombie instead of improving her initially beautiful looks. Experts believe she may have undergone a blepharoplasty given the hollowed-out look of her eyes. She may have also used rhinoplasty due to her thinned nose.
13 Mickey Rourke
Mickey Rourke is best known for his appearances in films such as Iron Man 2, The Expendables, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For and Man on Fire. However, a series of plastic surgeries have converted him into one of the scariest celebrities to look at. He was once one of Hollywood’s most handsome stars. Years of boxing and drinking led to multiple reconstructive surgeries, which turned out disastrous as you can see. His handsomeness was at its peak when he appeared in 9 ½ Weeks in 1986. Blimey!
12 Pete Burns
Pete Burns is founder of the band Dead or Alive. He had his first procedure on his nose in 1984. At this time, his band had much success with their single "You Spin Me Round". Burns continued getting more plastic surgeries over the years, including lip injections in 2000 and more surgeries in the following years. He knew that the operations were not working and even did an interview named Pete Burns' Cosmetic Surgery Nightmares with ITV. Burns revealed that he had spent much of his life savings on surgery to correct lip injections that had gone horribly wrong.
11 Maria Geronazzo
Maria looked like Monica Belluci when she was young. As she grew, she decided to take on a career path in the adult entertainment industry, so she underwent plastic surgery to transform herself into what she felt an adult film actress should look like. She was transformed all right – into a nightmare. She went overboard with her procedures, most of which were botched. However, this never deterred her from becoming a hit just as she'd always dreamed.
10 Jackie Stallone
Jackie Stallone is the mother of Sylvester and Frank Stallone. She is also a promoter of women's wrestling and an ex-dancer. Since the 80s, Jackie has had countless cosmetic procedures that have transformed her into an unsightly woman. She has had so many procedures done on her that it is said that you will see her with a different set of lips every time you meet her. She also knows she looks bad. In an interview, she said, “I look like I've got a mouthful of nuts… I feel I look like a chipmunk.”
9 Michaela Romanini
Michaela Romanini is Italy’s Paris Hilton. She began experimenting with plastic surgery at a young age and has gone from dropdead gorgeous to horrible looking since then. Romanini has seriously abused botox and has always favored lip collagen injections. She became addicted to these injections and now she looks like she just landed from a far away planet. What a shame that such a beautiful woman could transform herself to the point of being completely unrecognizable.
8 Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson was a cute boy in his youthful years until he started having plastic surgery procedures. Jackson wasn’t a fan of his own nose, that much is obvious. So he started out experimenting with it. In the years to come, Jackson had multiple lip augmentations, cheek implants and Botox injections. He spent 30 years undergoing these procedures and ended up with not much of a nose at all. It's estimated that Jackson underwent 100 operations during this time.
7 Jocelyn Wildenstein
Jocelyn Wildenstein is a famous New York City socialite who is best known for getting facial surgeries. Her addiction has successfully helped her achieve one of the most unnatural appearances you will ever encounter. It is also said that she has spent approximately $4 million to achieve this unique look. Her husband argues that it was intended to be a ‘catlike’ look, but we beg to differ. The look doesn’t bother Jocelyn though, as she still considers herself beautiful.
6 Hang Mioku
Hang Mioku is a former Korean model who has always been obsessed with having smooth skin. Her addiction has seen her get multiple plastic surgeries to achieve the smoothest skin she possibly could. The addition was so bad that doctors denied her more silicone injections, advising her to seek psychological help because the problem was unusual. This resulted in her injecting cooking oil into her face, which left her severely disfigured. Mioku has had several plastic surgeries since in an attempt to correct the damage she's done to her face, but she remains noticeably disfigured.
5 Donatella Versace
Donatella Versace’s run with botched plastic surgeries has transformed her from a stunning woman into a hard-to-look-at human being. He upper lip has become larger and her skin paler. She is the chief designer at Versace where she also acts as the Vice President. She is also the patron of the Elton John AIDS Foundation and has an estimated networth of $200 million. I guess money can't buy good judgement. Versace's puffy face and leathery skin makes her look much older than her 59 years.
4 Lil Kim
Kimberly Denise Jones, best known by the stage name Lil Kim, is a successful singer, model and record producer. She has always had an ever-changing look throughout her career but her face now looks fuller and smoother than ever. Expert doctors say that she has undergone tremendous changes to hear facial appearance and not for the better. Her nostrils are narrower and the cheekbones are unrecognizable. Her eyelids have also undergone some work.
3 Amanda Lepore
Amanda Lepore is an American socialite who has gradually gone from attractive to this since childhood. She had a sex change operation at 19 years old. Afterwards, she invested heavily in plastic surgery. She got multiple breast augmentations, buttock implants and lip injections. Her bottom ribs were also broken so that she could achieve a slimmer waist. Since it is illegal to do so in the US, she had it done in Mexico. Despite the surgeries, or maybe because of them, Lepore remains one of the most notable transgender celebrities in the world.
2 Johanna Tukiainen
Johanna Tukiainen is a television personality and singer from Finland. Over the years, her life has been somewhat dramatic. Finland's foreign minister Ilkka Kanerva proposed that she and her sister have a threesome with him. This catapulted her into the limelight, for better or for worse. In 2012, she urinated on a platform in front of people at a train station. Classy. Tukiainen's plastic surgeries have converted the once beautiful and sweet girl into a monstrous-looking human being.
1 Lindsay Lohan
We’ve seen Lindsay Lohan’s life blossom and then crash in front of us. The same applies to her face. After her plastic surgery, her face now looks older. The 28-year-old underwent lip injections, breast implants and a facelift procedure. As a result she no longer looks like the natural beauty she once was earlier in her career. Lindsay has been to rehabs for her drug addictions and even to jail for breaking the law. Time will tell if this young woman who once seemed to have limitless potential will be able to turn her life around for good.