Plastic Surgeries Gone Wrong

When Plastic Surgery Goes Wrong: Lessons from 21 Celebrity Disasters

Sahiba Tandon

Updated At  05 Jan 24

Due to advancements in science and technology, people have gone through various procedures on their skin. Whether it be to change their natural looks for personal or professional reasons, celebrities get different types of plastic surgeries. But, they are not immune to bad consequences.


Celebrity Plastic Surgery Disasters




1. Lara Flynn Boyl

The Twin Peaks actress hasn't denied or accepted the accusations about whether she confirmed if she went under the knife. But, we can see from her drastic change in lips that it must've been plastic surgery gone wrong. She has done lip fillers, skin lifts, rhinoplasty, and lip augmentation.



2. Donatella Versace

You’ll find the name of the famous fashion designer in every bad plastic surgery celebrity's list. Donatella doesn't comment on the worst plastic surgery but it is clear that she has gone through multiple procedures on lips and face. Definitely among the top plastic surgeries gone wrong.

Talking about adverse effects, one must be aware of Divino plastic surgery complaints and lawsuit which are filed against on Dr Chacan in Bonita, California. It clearly showcases everything that can go wrong during a cosmetic procedure and why one needs to be careful in picking the right surgeon.



3. Farrah Abraham

The OG star of the popular reality show 16 & Pregnant got a nose job that changed her face a lot. She has gotten a lot of face procedures. Like thread facelifts, nose jobs, lip fillers, botox veneers, cheek fillers, brow lifts, and buccal fat removal.



4. Joan Rivers

The classic actress and comedian that shot to fame through The Tonight Show in the 1960s, was one of the celebrities to accept the fact that they indeed got under the knife.

“I wish I had a twin, so I could know what I'd look like without plastic surgery," 

Her face shows different plastic surgeries gone wrong and she at least got an eye lift, botox, a facelift, and a lot of Botox. Her daughter has said that Joan got around 365 surgeries! Joan once said-

“So I would go in maybe once every two or three years, and he'd do a little here, a little there; tweak you, like you tweak your car. Then I became the plastic surgery poster girl.”



5. Tori Spelling

Very open about getting plastic surgeries on various body parts such as on the nose and boobs. Her whole face has changed. The Beverly Hills 90210 star is now among the top plastic surgeries gone wrong celebrities list.




6. Heidi Montag

Heidi herself doesn't like the fact that she got under the knife and had plastic surgery gone wrong. The reality TV star and actress of the popular series “Hills” has gone through various plastic surgery procedures that include botox, brow lift, breast augmentation, chin reduction, and liposuction. At the age of only 23 under 24 hours, she was going through a lot of changes. 

“I was just really self-involved at the time, like so many young people. but I was also on TV where every perceived flaw is amplified. I was way too young to make such a life-changing decision and was under so much pressure because it was the beginning of comment sections and negativity and hate on the internet,”



7. Melanie Griffit

One of the few bad plastic surgery celebrities who accept their decision to go under the knife is Melanie Griffith. The actress has done Botox. She has also had cheek implants, eyebrow lifts, a facelift, and lastly, lip augmentation.

'I didn’t realize it had gone too far until people started saying, "Oh my god, what has she done?



8. Daryl Hannah

Dary Hannah was once a popular household name for acting in the TV series Splash around the 1980s. However, she is now among the list of bad plastic surgery celebrities because of the drastic change in her looks.



9. Jennifer Grey

The Star of an 80s classic movie, Dirty Dancing, had a lot of support from fans when she became a household name as Baby from the movie. But the Dancing with the Stars winner didn't get much further in her career. She had two rhinoplasty surgeries to get rid of the bump in her nose that changed her face completely afterward.


“Overnight I lose my identity and my career."



10. Kim Basinger

Kim Basinge hasn't commented on the questions why her face looks so different than before. It is apparently because of plastic surgery treatments, namely Botox and dermal fillers. The experts think that the lines around her mouth are due to the use of dermal fillers.




11. Kenny Rogers

The popular singer and songwriter got work done around his eyes that changed his face. But, unlike other celebrities, he was upfront about it. 

“I didn't like the way my doctor did my eyes… but I see all these other guys who have had it done and theirs are worse than mine. I'm not going to complain anymore."



12. Courteney Cox

The famous personality known for playing ‘Monica’ in the beloved TV series ‘Friends’ has gone through plastic surgeries that make her appear a lot different back then. 

She has also accepted that she did take the plastic surgery route. She was going to do a fourth facelift when she decided to stop the procedures.

 “I have done things that I regret and luckily there are things that dissolve and go away. So that’s good because it’s not always been my best look.”
Interested to find out all the plastic surgeries Courteney has undergone, then do check out our guide. We list her point of views including the surgeries she has undergone. Additionally, we cover the timeline pictures which clearly showcases how her face has changed from 2002 until 2023.


13. Lil’ Kim

It is counted among the most popular plastic surgery fails for celebrities. She got fat removal from different parts of the face, mainly the eyes. And also got Botox for a nice jawline, and lastly, a nose job. The outcome is this bad plastic surgery.



14. Pamela Anderson 

Though the Baywatch star has been upfront about breast implants, she hasn't accepted anything about her face procedures. Experts think she has gotten cheek fillers and Botox. One of the popular stars who have undergone botox, her face and body clearly reveal the significant changes she has undergone over the years.



15. Joan Van Ar 

The famous American actress known for acting on TV series like Knot's Landing and Dallas has gone through different face procedures like botox, browlift, fillers, upper blepharoplasty, and rhinoplasty which makes her included in the celebrities plastic surgeries gone wrong list.



16. Janice Dickinson

One of the world's top models, Janice Dickinson, has gone through bad plastic surgeries. She was even in a debt of $8,000 to Arnold Klein, a Beverly Hills dermatologist as well as to the "Anti-Aging Center" in Beverly Hills.



17. Mickey Rourke

Mickey Rourke is not only an actor but also a boxer, so he needed to get some changes on his face. The bad plastic surgery celebrities are rather sad to look at, but if they are happy as themselves, then it's all good. But, Mickey himself said that he went to the wrong person to get the surgery.

“I had my nose broken twice. I had five operations on my nose and one on a smashed cheekbone… Most of it was to mend the mess of my face because of boxing, but I went to the wrong guy to put my face back together”


18. Priscilla Presley

American businesswoman and former wife of Elvis Presley, Priscilla Presley has done a lot of procedures like silicone cheek injections and botox. This has changed her looks a lot! 


19. Anjelica Huston

People remember Anjelica Huston as playing the part of Morticia Adams in the classic movie The Addams Family of 1991. If we look at the before and after plastic surgery pictures, we'll see a huge difference between the two.



20. Sharon Osbourne

The host of the show The Talk had different lifts and botox sessions that she regrets now. When she finally had the worst plastic surgery experience that turned to plastic surgeries gone wrong, she decided to cross off any plastic surgeries in the future.

“That one facelift put me off and it frightens me… I really f**king pushed it with the last facelift and I am now like, no more.”

In another instance of talking about the consequences of her facelift, she said-

“I had this thing where they lifted my mouth and then, for the first week, I couldn’t feel my mouth.



21. Nikkie Cox

Nikkie Cox was a big star working for series like Las Vegas and Unhappily Ever After. The treatment of lip and cheek augmentation with permanent implants makes her included in the bad plastic surgery celebrities. 

These were the top plastic surgeries gone wrong that celebrities have suffered with. Of course, everybody's body is their own and they can do whatever they please. But, some of these celebrities even talk about their plastic surgery fails.