Heidi Montag, the star of the reality television show “The Hills” has finally admitted to having gotten breast implants and a rhinoplasty over Christmas of 2006. While her admission to these obvious enhancements is no big news, Montag’s motives and history leading to getting her plastic surgery are compelling. The attractive 21-year old blonde spoke in a candid interview about her low self-esteem and years of suffering from having a flat as “a board” chest and “huge” nose. She confessed that the pain of hating her body was so great that she was willing to have plastic surgery even if it meant risking her life to correct her self-perceived serious body issues.
Montag, who has upgraded from less than 32A cup to 32C cup breasts, has always been insecure about her breasts and had a lifetime of false hopes that her breasts would eventually grow out of their miniscule size (Read the full story on Heidi Montag’s Breast Implants).
“I’ve always been very insecure about my body. My whole life, I looked at my chest and was like, OK, they’re going to grow. This is my year! And it never happened. I was less than an A-cup. I wore pushup bras, which cut into my skin,” says Montag in an interview with Us Weekly.
The pain of having seemingly non-existent breast followed Montag everywhere she went and her relationships with men suffered due to her low-self image.
“If I was with a guy and there was a girl next to me with big boobs, I would be like, ‘Oh, my God, he’s looking at her! On the beach, if I was standing next to a girl with big boobs, I’d be like, I hate her!’,” says Montag.
Some insiders have speculated that Montag got her breast implants to please her fiancée and “The Hills” co-star Spencer Pratt, who appears to have a penchant for Playboy Bunny-shaped women.
Montag’s hate for her old nose is no less than her former breasts. Along with the breast implants, Montag also got a nose job to reshape her nose, which in the process has become narrowed and the tip more pointy.
“I hated my nose too. I have my dad’s nose, which is huge. It took up so much of my face, when I looked down, I could see my nose. I couldn’t get away from it!,” says Montag.
The agony of Montag’s body issues has led her to decide to have the plastic surgeries, even though she admitted that she thought at least once about the possibility of death on the plastic surgeon’s table. Her desire to rid herself of her body problems were so great that she thought risking her life was well worth it.
Describing the day of her surgery, Heidi said, “I woke up, and it was like Christmas: I was a nervous wreck, but I was just so excited at the same time. Spencer said, ‘I’m so proud of you.’ It was like he was wishing me well off to school: ‘Love you! Bye!’ But surgery is a very big deal. Right before I went in, I was like, What if I don’t wake up? Oh, this is scary. Then I thought, I don’t care. If I don’t wake up, it’s worth it. I just wanted it so badly.”
It is speculated that celebrity plastic surgeon Dr. Frank Ryan was behind Heidi’s makeover. Ryan recently did the face lifts of both Gene Simmons and his partner Shannon Tweed (Read Make Me Heal’s one-on-one interview with Plastic Surgeon Frank Ryan).
While Heidi Montag’s cosmetic results are excellent, it seems that she has been a bit too hard on herself – much like the rest of us are hard on ourselves. While the breast augmentation is completely justified, the nose job was not absolutely necessary as her nose was far from huge. Of course, as we are our own worse critics, we do not take comfort in the fact that those who look at us may not think that our noses are big, that are our breasts are too small, and that our body is not fat. For these reasons, one cannot blame Montag for her decisions and harsh self-image. Montag is to be commended for speaking out so bravely about her plastic surgery experience and her body issues prior to the surgeries. It appears that Montag’s body issues are long behind are and that she now faces her future with more confidence and a self-empowered attitude. While Montag’s acting skills can use another kind of scalpel, Montag’s new look needs no more touch-ups. You go girl!
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