While many celebrities enhance their looks with plastic surgery, some people become celebrities because of their plastic surgery. British born artist Nileen Namita is one such case.
Over 20 years ago, Nileen Namita decided that in a past life she was Queen Nefertiti, Queen of the Nile. Since then, she has spent more than $325,000 and undergone 51 cosmetic procedures to turn her into a living replica of an ancient Egyptian sculpture of the famous queen.
The 49-year old mother of three has thus far undergone eight nose jobs, three chin implants, one eyebrow lift, three facelifts, six mini facelifts, two lip surgeries, five eye surgeries and 20 other minor procedures.
Manhattan plastic surgeon Dr. David Shafer says, “Nileen Namita is the perfect example of what happens when you have had way too much plastic surgery. There is a difference between trying to enhance your own features and trying to look like someone else. Now she doesn’t even look like a real person.”
In an interview with the Daily Mail, Nileen explains her transformation, which began in 1987, “Throughout my childhood and teen years I had constant vivid dreams of this ancient queen.”
‘They were visions of incredible intensity – I could see where she lived, her servants, her rooms, even the food she ate – and although at first I found the dreams frightening, I began to research what they meant.”
“Aged 23 I underwent psychoanalysis with a counselor. Slowly I began to realize that I was having these dreams because I am a reincarnation of Nefertiti.”
“A few weeks later I saw a picture of Nefertiti for the first time and I was struck by how familiar it was.”
“I know some people will find it hard to understand why I have put myself through so much surgery, but by then the visions had become even more powerful, I decided to remodel my face so I looked like a modern version of Nefertiti.”
“It was a way of allowing that part of my personality to show itself.”
The twice married and divorced woman began her procedures with a nose job. Nileen is happy with the appearance her numerous surgeries have given her thus far, saying, “I am fortunate in that I have good genes. I don’t have any cellulite and have never had to diet but because I didn’t want to look unnatural with an older body and a younger face, I do eat very healthily.”
“No one believes I am almost 50 years old and have had three children because my body and face look as through I am only 25.”
“Now when I go out, I gain attention from men much younger than me – often they are in their twenties – because I look so youthful.”
“I am sure some people will disapprove of me having so many operations but I believe my look is ageless and timeless. Seeing myself looking so much younger makes me feel young and energetic.”
According to Paul S. Nassif, a Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon and Rhinoplasty Specialist in Beverly Hills, California, “Nileen has had a great deal of surgery. At this point, talking about safety is a tough issue because all surgeries have risks and the more you do to a given area the more scar tissue that develops, and the harder it is to get close to the desired result. It is never a great idea to go into surgery as many times as she did. She is definitely closer to getting the Egyptian queen look she desired, but created an artificial appearance in the process.”
“You cannot get much more overdone than that, and there are ways to resemble an Egyptian queen other than undergoing surgery that many times. Her lips are overly pouty, and face looks expressionless at this point, with way too many tucks and fillers.”
Plastic surgeon Dr. Sherrell J Aston says, “I do not think Ms. Namita has reached her goal, she does not look natural and in my opinion she should not have any further plastic surgery.”
While she is pleased with her appearance and claims her children are also proud of her looks, Nileen still has plans for future tweaks.
She says, “I would like my lips to be made a little finer and plan to have some more surgery on my nose to even out my nostrils.”
While Make Me Heal is glad Nileen is so pleased with herself, she appears to look a little too sculpture-like and not quite human enough, a common consequence of too much plastic surgery.
Read the complete plastic surgery profile of Nileen Namita on Plasticopedia, the largest celebrity plastic surgery encyclopedia.
Pic Source: Daily Mail
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