Heidi Montag doesn’t need my approval, and that is not why I am writing this weeks post. Heidi’s decision to have More Plastic Surgery is between her and her Board Certified Plastic Surgeon.
Ten Procedures in One Operation
Four years ago, Heidi underwent ten plastic surgery procedures in one day. I mentioned this in my May 25, 2010, post about Choosing the Best Breast Implants. I am supportive of combining procedures to combine recovery periods, as long as they can be performed safely and predictably. Some of Heidi’s procedures were not major, but I would have a thoughtful discussion before proceeding with any patient considering so many changes at once. Heidi’s motivation seemed to be in response to her competitive occupation.
Heidi’s Plastic Surgery Laundry List
Topping the list was an “Entertainer Sized” Breast Augmentation, but here is the full list of the three Body Shaping Procedures and seven Facial Plastic Surgery procedures she had performed:
- Breast Augmentation Revision (Increased to DDD)
- Liposuction of the Waist and Thighs
- Buttocks Augmentation
- Nose Job Revision (Secondary Rhinoplasty)
- Mini Brow Lift (most likely an Endoscopic Brow Lift)
- Liposuction of the Neck
- Chin Reduction
- Fat Injections to the Cheeks and Lips
- Ear Pinning (Otoplasty)
She’s Back … But You Knew She Would Be
So, I was a little concerned when ET and Fox News announced last night: Heidi Montag Gets More Plastic Surgery. And after reading the article, I was more than a little supportive of her decision.
Breast Reduction for Neck Pain
As is turns out, Heidi had Breast Augmentation Revision to downside to a D-cup from her previous extra large size. The surgery was not performed just to make her more proportionate, but to relieve the neck and back pain that many Breast Reduction patients complain about. This is also something I discuss with all women considering larger Breast Implants.
Thank You Heidi Montag
I end this post with a short Thank You to Heidi Montag for sharing her story. Disproportionate Breast Implants do not always lead to problems, but they are more likely to cause complications than Breast Implants that are selected to be more proportionate to a woman’s frame. It takes a lot of courage to share this type of story with the public. It will help other women, with similar problems find a solution. Hopefully, Heidi’s story will help other young women to avoid this problem altogether.