In a bid to retain her small claim to fame, Tara Reid is reportedly getting ready to pose for an upcoming issue of Playboy, plastic surgery scars and all.
33-year old Tara has notoriously undergone a botched liposuction and breast augmentation procedure back in 2004. (See Make Me Heal’s story on Tara Reid’s plastic surgery). Back then she seemed disinclined to show her body in the popular men’s magazine, saying that her body:
“It looked like I got completely butchered up. The areolas … they looked like goose-shaped eggs,” Reid said about her boob job. Of her liposuction, Reid said, “My stomach became the most ripply, bulgy thing.”
Since then, Tara has often been seen sporting a bikini, reportedly after going corrective surgery to fix the bulges on her stomach. To repair a botched body contouring procedure, fat grafting or other techniques are often used, sometimes with great or not so great results.
Plastic surgeon Dr. Richard Ellenbogen says, “Tara Reid had bad liposuction. A few doctors have tried to repair it. It still looks gnarly. It can be repaired by fat grafting done by an expert over two or three sessions. I’ve had good results with most. Poor Tara. Her doctors should be ridiculed, not her!”
Plastic surgeon Dr. Sherrell J Aston says, “It is most often difficult or impossible to totally correct irregularities caused by liposuction. There are various techniques that can be used to bring about an improvement.”
In the past Tara has said she wouldn’t pose for Playboy, saying, ““I know there are problems with my stomach. There are bumps on it, it’s uneven, but it’s not that bad. My stomach scars are my battle wounds.”
While it is nice that Tara seems to have adjusted to her post-surgery body, it is likely that Playboy will have to use Photoshop and computer imaging techniques to restore the beauty to her former American Pie glory.
Manhattan plastic surgeon Dr. David Shafer says, “Tara Reid unfortunately has a bad result from overaggressive liposuction. I see many people each month who have been to other (and often unqualified non-plastic surgeons) people who performed their liposuction. It is very difficult to surgically correct these deficiencies, so airbrushing will likely be needed for the Playboy photos. However, micro fat grafting and sometimes additional surgery, we are able to make significant improvements.”
Make Me Heal wishes Tara the best and hope she finally makes peace with her body before she becomes an even bigger victim of Hollywood’s obsession with plastic surgery.
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