Heidi Montag almost died after plastic surgery, says blogs made fun of her chin

Heidi Montag and her mangled face are making the talk show rounds to promote her new excuse for an album. The 23 year-old “Hills” actress underwent a whopping 10 elective plastic surgery procedures at once in November, and told Good Morning America yesterday that she’s mostly pleased with the results but that she doesn’t think her comic triple D boobs are big enough. Montag’s plastic surgeon was interviewed on Good Morning America, and he claimed that there wasn’t much risk associated with such a long surgery because Heidi was young and healthy. Another plastic surgeon told GMA that performing so many operations at once was “irresponsible,” not to mention the ethical issues involved with unnecessary operations on an already lovely young woman.

One thing that Heidi and her doctor failed to mention on GMA is that there were serious complications from her surgery. Heidi’s breath slowed down markedly during her recovery period due to an overdose of Demerol and she almost died. She had a security guard with her at an aftercare center and he noticed that she was barely breathing and called the nurses. Heidi told this to Access Hollywood, and the details are below. You can see her video on their website. The video above is from Extra! and it isn’t consistent with what she told Access Hollywood. She told Extra! that she wanted even bigger boobs.


Heidi Montag says her decision to undergo 10 plastic surgery procedures in one day almost killed her. And despite her alleged brush with death, Heidi says she’s ready to bare her new body in the pages of Playboy again – as soon as she gets all of her normal movement back.

“I almost died after my procedure,” Heidi told Access Hollywood’s Billy Bush on Monday. “I had too much Demerol like Michael Jackson did and my breathing was five breaths per minute which is like almost dead. [I was] in an aftercare center, there were nurses that were supposed to be tending to me at all times.

“So thank God, Charles, one of my security guys used to be an EMT, and he was timing my breath on his watch and he called the nurses and they had to put oxygen on my face and called my plastic surgeon to come in for an emergency. So, it was a very traumatic experience for me,” she continued.

Two months after the surgery, Heidi said she is now starting to regain all of the movement in her face.

“I’m starting to move my face more and more,” Heidi said. ‘[But,] I feel very plastic… especially when I first came out, it was so hard for me even to smile and it’s still hard for me to chew sometimes. But it’s feeling more and more natural everyday because the swelling is going down.”

On November 20, Heidi underwent 10 procedures that included a mini brow lift, Botox in the forehead, nose job revision, fat injections in cheeks and lips, chin reduction, neck liposuction, ears pinned back, breast augmentation revision, liposuction on her waist and thighs and a buttocks augmentation. But, she told Billy she’s not addicted to plastic surgery.

“I do love it and I appreciate it and I appreciate the science behind it,” she explained. “How incredible… we [are] blessed to even have this surgery that we have. We’re so advanced. If Cleopatra were alive now, I’m sure she’d have triple D’s… there’s always been a struggle between pain and beauty. I feel like since the beginning of time.”

Heidi revealed that she initially wanted breasts in the largest size possible, but is now happy with what she’s got.

“At first I kept saying my boobs aren’t big enough. I wanted 800 cc’s and I ended up getting about 650 cc’s. 800 is the largest size that they make,” she explained. “I wanted them to be larger originally, but this is all that could fit into my body. So, I kept saying like a crazy person for eight weeks, saying I want them bigger I want them bigger. I think I’m good with them now… They’re triple D’s or F’s pretty much, I wanted ‘H’ for Heidi but that didn’t really happen that way.”

As far as her revealing People magazine cover, Heidi told Billy she was not paid by the mag and that People did not pay for her procedures. She explained that she paid for all of her work herself, which is estimated to have cost around $30,000.

And after two months of staying out of the public eye, Heidi reveled that she’s ready to have all eyes on her again in the pages of Playboy.

“I’m beyond ready to do it again,” Heidi said when asked she would pose for the men’s magazine a second time.

[From Access Hollywood, link has automatic video]

I don’t see anything wrong with getting a little plastic surgery if you want a specific result like a smaller nose, larger breasts or a tighter, younger face. I’m not against plastic surgery, if it’s done well, and I’ve said before that my mother had a face lift and let it settle and it looks natural. I haven’t had anything done yet but it’s likely that I will.

In Heidi’s case she didn’t like how she looked overall, though, and wants some abstract result like being an entirely different person. She told Billy Bush that she didn’t like her first round of procedures, a breast job and a nose job and said that her motivation for having surgery was people making fun of her “I wasn’t happy with the way that I looked. My breasts were smaller than I originally intended them to be. My nose was broken from [being] a backup dancer and I had to get that reset. On blogs and on after shows people would circle my chin and say I had Jay Leno chin so I wouldn’t smile on red carpets because it would elongate my chin.” That’s really sad! She had so much work done because she had such low self esteem that she took criticism to heart and thought she wasn’t worthy. Heidi was a beautiful woman, both before and after her first round of surgery, but now she looks like that Barbie she wants to have made in her image. I have a feeling she’ll be returning for another round of procedures well before she turns 30.

You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed.

85 Responses to “Heidi Montag almost died after plastic surgery, says blogs made fun of her chin”

Comments are Closed

We close comments on older posts to fight comment spam.

  1. lin234 says:

    This is so transparent. Blogs were banning her and Spencer so this is just the latest ploy to get back in the news. Everyone else is having a baby so she’s just being “unique”. Shoot, even someone as delusional as Spencer knows that having kids is not a good idea and having so much plastic surgery done.

    She was passable pretty before but not LC pretty. And now, she’ll never be either.

  2. Shane says:

    Problem is she looks worse than she did before.

    She’s in her early 20s and looks like Joan Rivers now. She’s just one of those people that by the time they’re 40 they look plastic. Terrible.

  3. Jazz says:

    Don’t tell me she endangered her life just for publicity. Now she’ll be more of a pathetic joke than she was before.

  4. hatsumomo says:

    Hey Heidi, words of advice from someone much more talented and better looking: ‘Dont ever read the gossip blogs and dont take to heart what they say, you’ll be happier that way’.-Meryl Streep

    And you know what? Its true!

  5. princess pea says:

    If only her mother had named her Alice. Then she wouldn’t have needed these implants to try to match her cup size to her initial.

  6. Toe says:

    The chin reduction really changed her face completely. She should not have had the cheek fillers. $30.000 is a good price for soo much surgery. She looks older now. Oh well….

  7. koko says:

    she’s my age but looks like 40 after couple of surgeries

  8. momof3 says:

    haha backup dancer for who? Does anyone remember her performance at the Miss Universe Contest

  9. Meow Mix says:

    She doesn’t seem to understand that you can have all the surgery you want but it will never make you feel more beautiful on the inside.
    What is this girls IQ level? She really sounds borderline mentally challenged.

  10. Astounded says:

    I am finding it hard to believe that Spencer was not behind this. He’s been making her over from the giddy up. I feel really sad for her and her family. Some therapy would have worked wonders. Now she looks like a 40 year old divorcee. I wish her the best but I’m not optimistic about her future at all.

  11. anna says:

    Why does she need security? Shes not important enough for people to follow her.

  12. Samantha says:

    I foresee a career in pron in the not so distant future. I also don’t think Spencer will be sticking around for very long. He was shallow for the cameras but I don’t think he wanted to take it as far as she obviously did.

  13. mamasnail says:

    Could it be that it takes time for the plastic surgery to “settle in” so that she doesn’t look so plastic? I hope so for her sake. She was pretty and unique before, now she’s just a tad scary.

    And I agree with Astounded…$30,000 would have probably covered the therapy she needs to start liking herself.

  14. Ruby Red Lips says:

    She just looks plastic and very unreal

    This is a really bad message to send to impressionable young girls that makes the ‘barbie doll’ look seem normal…

    I think she will regret this one day and as other posters have said this is def not where it will stop. She will look like a plastic freak by the time she is 40!


  15. Alecto says:

    she kinda looks like a younger Jocelyn Wildenstein

  16. Enonymous says:

    If she goes any further with all these plastic surgeries then she would look like that cat woman Jocelyn Wildenstein.


  17. Novaraen says:

    She is hideous, inside and out.

    Doesn’t she realize that those big boobies won’t fit into designer dresses anymore?? Look at Pam Anderson…all she can do is buy button up shirts and tie them together in front.

    She ruined herself. Dumb twat.

  18. Alarmjaguar says:

    Yep, the lesson to be learned here, kids, is don’t read gossip about yourself! Also, perhaps that we should be nicer to people…

  19. blahblah says:

    who is the woman interviewing her? she looks reeeeally familiar. shes an actress right? what was she in?

  20. djork says:

    Maybe she’ll walk through some sliding glass doors.

  21. Enonymous says:

    I think the woman that interviewed her was Simon Cowell’s (ex) girlfriend.

  22. KelBear says:

    Yeah where the hell is Spencer and why haven’t we heard anything from him?

  23. piedlourde says:

    Kill it! KILL IT WITH FIRE!

  24. Anastasia says:

    The DDDs not being enough is RIDIC. I have 42 DD natural boobs and my God are they ever a pain.

    She’ll never be able to wear dresses unless they are custom made because no one makes a dress size that can accommodate that rack on top and a normal to small waist and butt.

  25. Maddie says:

    she kinda looks like a younger Jocelyn Wildenstein

    or a young Joan Rivers, really you paid all that money and you look like this?

    She doesn’t even look real if looks like one of those transparent mask that only have the makeup on it.

  26. Maritza says:

    She is the most shallow and insecure person I’ve ever seen. She will be risking her life if she tries to get bigger boobs, I bet Spencer will want a divorce if she goes for the size H boobs. The girl is a moron!

  27. LolaBella says:

    It still makes me chuckle that the same blog which said that she looked like a ‘donkey’ just a few short months ago, is NOW saying that she was a beautiful young woman before and after her first round of surgery!

    That said, Heidi is an insecure young woman with low self esteem deluded into thinking that all of her problems will be solved with plastic surgery.

    Having multiple surgeries will NOT change the fact that she has no singing, dancing or acting talent.

    These procedures have aged her significantly and just made her an even bigger target for the tabloids and bloggers that made her feel bad about her looks in the first place.

  28. Popcorny says:

    Well Helloooo Loretta Switt! What? No? Linda Evans? Joyce Wieldstein? Joan, is that you?!
    Gad, she looks like a big dull blockhead.
    Someone said they’d give her til she was 30 for her next round. I give her to 24 to 25 before she has her next.
    She looks ridiculous.

  29. Solveig says:

    She can’t even move her face.
    A real doll would look more natural.

  30. Lindsay says:

    she pretty much wanted to look like angeline jolie.

  31. Tazina says:

    It will take a year for all the swelling to go down and obtain a more natural look. I saw photos of her from before and she did have a huge chin….if she has had rude comments about it like Rumer Willis has had, then I can see how that cruelty could drive her to get hers reduced. I think she’s had enough surgery now though.. I read Spencer tried to talk her out of having the surgery so he’s not to blame for any of it. I don’t care – it’s her deal, her money, but I do think the wanting bigger boobs comments were ridiculous.

  32. BitterBetty says:

    ummm “blogs” also made fun of her hideous personality so why is she still the same useless piece of crap she has always been?

  33. snapdragon says:

    she looks like one of the “real housewives of orange county.” and they are all about 40 years old.

  34. thepickle says:

    lol at Krissy…Heidi you just paid $30,000 and went through hell but your chin still looks like crap.
    I thought she wanted a baby? what if her baby inherits her chin? Can you imagine having Heidi as your mom?

  35. connie says:

    how many procedures will this round of press on the gossip blogs force her into?

  36. mollination says:

    She’s downplaying her surgeries big time.

    On the first hills she looked like an entirely different person – then she got a nose job.

    THEN she started looking different, and got the first boob job.

    Now this. She is definitely obsessed with it. Sad, because people like this shouldn’t be “in the industry”. Nobody is going to say “Oh she’s beautiful speaking relatively compared to regular people” about the fame-sucking douche bags. They’re going to say “Who does that no-talent wannabe-celeb think she is? She looks like a horse”.

    Heidi! C’mon. Get a grip.

  37. Squirrel says:

    I feel nothing but pity for her. Nobody around her is giving her honest career advice and she is deluded enough to think she can make it in honest (in this context meaning fully clothed) entertainment without a shred of personality or ascertainable talent. She would need great connections (Tori S.?) or much more cash (Paris H.) to overcome those obstacles though, and looking like a californian she-robot will not actually help. Poor love!

  38. BeeCee says:

    …..She looks like Michael Jackson but with blonde hair now….. She really is a stupid idiot

  39. lizzie says:

    She looked like she was in her twenties before she went in and she was pretty then, now she looks in her late thirties and looks like a wax figure. So sad.

  40. Leek says:

    She looks fucking ridiculous and appears to be completely mentally unstable.

  41. Jill says:

    That girl is filled with self-loathing. I’m sure she believes all of her own rhetoric, though.

  42. emma says:

    Because she has no real talent to keep her in the spotlight she appears to be using plastic surgery as a sad attempt to stay on the covers of magazines. While this may work for a week, the results of her surgery stay for life.

    So Heidi said that she got plastic surgery because blogs made fun of her. Well they’re still making fun of her, what is she gonna do now?

    Heidi naturally has a quite average appearance – this being her eye placement and bone structure which cannot be changed.

  43. wow says:

    This is sad. I remember her being a cute girl in episodes of Laguna Beach and the first season of The Hills. Then Spencer came along and well here ya go. Granted she has admitted that she’s had issues with her appearance all the while. She probably would have still gone through all of these surgeries even if she hadn’t met Spencer, but still.

    She use to be cute, now she is frightening. She has totally butchered her looks and has started to resemble the cat-women Jocelyn Weinstein just as previously stated.

  44. Tru says:

    Heidi does nothing w/o her hubby’s approval..please beleive that he approves and may be having something done to himself as we speak..

    Its had when you’re getting critqued at home too, I BET he designed her new look. EVERYTHING she does is for him and money. SAD

    ps. she looks horrible

  45. fizXgirl314 says:

    Man I hate this biotch… I get the urge to smash her face in… but then I remember she already did it for me :/

  46. fizXgirl314 says:

    she ALMOST died?!?!? THERE IS NO GOD! :/

    lol maaaaaan I am feisty today…

  47. CC says:

    I agree with you Emma. Why is this woman famous? Because she gets tons of plastic surgery? I’m surprised that any body would think this girl was cute or pretty to begin with. She’s average looking compared to anyone in this country. Not by Hollywood standards which I don’t blieve in anyways ,to any f’ing standard there is. She’ average. And to anyone who thinks differently, I wonder what town you must live in. The girl is a total butterface. What’s sad is that she looks even worse now, all plastic and fake looking. Inside, she;s totally vain and obsessed with her appearance. There’s is nothing to like about this person at all.

  48. pickelhaube says:

    And this is why I say that you have to have self-esteem and like yourself as a person despite what others say. Hell, I am a regular person and people have tried to tear me down before, but it never works…because their opinions do not matter. Heidi should not allow outside influences to make her dislike herself enough to mutilate her face, but apparently she isn’t a very strong person, which is sad. I cannot imagine the hell she must go through, always looking for approval and validation from outside herself, especially because she will NEVER find it there. Maybe if she had gotten some therapy she could have learned to like herself AS herself, because she will not stop here, she will continue to mess with her face because in her mind she will never be good enough. Sad….

  49. Jeane says:

    Does anybody else get the vibe that SPENCER IS GAY!?

    Watching a The Hills marathon on mtv made it more and more obvious that Spencer is gay and maybe in denial, (like Tom Cruise? only, you know, less talented).
    If you see the way he interacts with girls, it’s just not natural. He acts like what he thinks a heterosexual guy should act like. His wife is prancing around in her underwear, looking like a pornstar, and all he can say is “well well, don’t you look nice today!”

    Funny thing is, I was discussing this with my friend (I know, we have the most intellectual conversations) and her bf walked in, looks at the tv for 5 seconds and says (without even having heard our conversation) “Who is that guy? Is he married to her? Hell no, he’s gay.” I was like, SEE!!

    It’s driving me NUTS that no one on the internet has ever mentioned this before!! Does anyone else see it???? Please say I’m not crazy.

  50. CC says:


    If you want to be famous and in the public eye, then you better be prepared for what the public may say about you. You have to be strong and realistic with yourself.
    She’s never going to be a beauty,so maybe she needs to focus on other things about her person. She’s making money from her plastic surgery stories and insecurity.. that’s sad.

  51. serena says:

    Indeed she’s like a barbie now. She reminds me of those fake celebrities women around 30/40 who did this kind of “total surgery”.. and It’s creepy!

  52. heb says:

    She just did this to get a People cover. She has an album coming out!

  53. Sunflower says:

    Another girl who needs therapy. Heidi was a natural beauty, now she looks tight, plastic, and fake. She should put all her introverted energy into helping save lives in Haiti. HOT MESS!!

  54. CC says:

    OMFG are you kidding me? Seriously, “Heidi was a natural beauty”

    If that’s what you really think,
    I’m afraid to find out what you look like.

  55. ♥Natalie♥ says:

    I really wish women would stop doing this to themselves plastic surgery is not the answer!

  56. Ruffian9 says:

    Sorry…”one of my security guys?” … implying that there was more than one?? Why??

    This girl is tragic, just tragic

  57. yupThatsher says:

    It’s hilarious and at the same time sad how she persistantly uses religious references when she does anything, from Playboy to plastic surgery.

  58. jsan says:

    I used to think she glowed in the Hills (pre-surgery) and was absolutely gorgeous. Now she looks like a washed up aging p0rn star.

  59. westender says:

    I am curious if Spencer is having some work done as well? Having so much plastic surgery done at such a young age can not be healthy. So sad as she was a lovely young lady. Now she looks much older than she really is

  60. gg says:

    She looks like Jenna Jamieson now.

  61. moops says:

    Hmmph. 95% of the blog comments were about her being stupid and a famewhore, not about her being ugly, yet I don’t see her trying to educate herself or lay low. More of the same “Heidi is a victim” bs. Can we please ignore her for a while? Then maybe she’d go away…

  62. ViktoryGin says:

    The woman just doesn’t have the proper coping mechanisms to deal with the industry (nor the proper talent), and she should have hitched a plane back to Colorado in order to save herself. A few days ago I decided to watch the infamous Al Roker interview as I had never watched this girl in person. (I refuse to waste brain cells on the Hills.) The thing that is immediately apparent is that she has got no backbone and just as much self-esteem. She later broke down in a fit of tears complaining that Roker verbally attacked her and implied that he is a dangerous man. He was stern, but most definitely not combative. I thought, babe, if you can’t handle Al Roker Hollywood is going to eat you alive and only leave your silicone F’s behind.

  63. Hm says:

    Reminds me of a friend I had who lost 70 lbs as a teen because the other kids teased her about her weight. She got very thin, but she still got teased. Some kids like to tease and some kids are natural targets. But 23 is not 15.

  64. GatsbyGal says:

    My boyfriend says she’s lookin’ kinda Michael Jackson-y in the nose and I have to agree. And her eyes are starting to look very Jocelyn Wildenstein. Super gross.

    Anyone who takes criticism from strangers so seriously that they have plastic surgery is a fucking loser and deserves what they get.

  65. bleh says:

    I’m sorry, but I think people who have unnecessary cosmetic surgery of any kind are vain and insecure. We should all learn to love ourselves for what we are. I have things about myself I don’t particularly like, but I’m not so self absorbed that they truly bother me. Hollywood has made plastic surgery ok, and it stuns me how many people I’ve known who have had crap done to themselves and think they look so much better. I’m sorry, but they don’t.

  66. Aspie says:

    She is so hideously plastic-looking.

  67. Shay says:

    She looks like plastic. It takes about a year for this type of work to settle so I wonder (no I really don’t care) what she’ll look like then.

    In the long run no one really cared what she looked like we were just tired of seeing her. She could have looked like a supermodel and we still would have found something about her face to pick on. What she really needs is a personality adjustment. Would have saved her a bunch of money and us the time having to listen to her drivel.

  68. Vajayjay says:

    So sad!!! Why? Why do women do this to themselves?! Have you guys seen Kat Von D lately?? Same thing! Total face sugery done! She looks nothing like she used to!

  69. Jill says:

    I had to go back and re-read this story because I couldn’t believe it the first time. After looking at the pictures, It appears that Ms. Montag went from looking like a beautiful woman in her 20′s to a 40-something that’s had way too many cosmetic surgeries. In fact, she looks like crap. Seriously, if the quotes in this article are actually from Heidi, good God, the woman has serious problems.

  70. Michelle says:

    Heidi has ruined her face. Forever.

  71. Mouse says:

    She kind of reminds me of Daryl Hannah in this picture, speaking of too much plastic surgery.

  72. paranel says:

    I feel bad for her. She botched her face. She looked fine before . She is only 23 isn’t she? She already looks like Madonna. Tragic.

  73. dizzybenny says:

    Jesus!If she would have died imagine all the great music we would have loss…..pfffffhhh WAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHA!!
    sorry i just could not keep a straight face :D

  74. Lia says:

    She is already starting to look like Jocelyn Wildenstein, aka “Catwoman”. She is mentally ill. Spencer will be running away soon enough….

  75. NicoleAM says:

    Probably the worst thing she did was get a brow lift. They’re now freakishly arched. If her personality/image was more likeable, the blogs wouldn’t have been tearing her up as much. She does whatever she can (along with the douche she married), to stay in the spotlight and then she whines about how hard it is, how cruel ppl are etc.
    I hope she stays in her little bubble and never wakes up and realizes how much she screwed her face up.

  76. linah says:

    Cleopatra wouldn’t have surgery, because she was the Queen. She was the ideal woman that everyone would emulate regardless of how she looked. How stupid is this girl?

  77. Pam says:

    Plastic surgery is not normal. No matter what.

  78. padiddle says:

    I used to loathe her, now I just feel sorry for her. It’s the “little girl lost” syndrome that seems to happen all too often in Hollywood: All these “poor little rich girls” who want to be Marilyn Monroe, a beautiful tragedy. They can’t take the pressure and often end up with some type of addiction (in this case plastic surgery) I used to think I would do anything to be famous in my teens, now I realize I would NEVER want that level of scrutiny on my appearance. I have a hard enough time excepting myself as I am already!

  79. guest says:

    uh oh. hope she stops now cause she’s looking a bit freakish in these pics.

  80. goonie says:

    wow i cant believe she did that to herself. even if she doesnt have any talent, at least she was actually pretty before. now she looks like shes aged 6 decades. i dont understand who in their right mind would undergo 10 surgeries in the same day. did she even think of how painful the healing process would be? she barely looks human in the pictures :/