A new name to the world of overdone plastic surgery is reality television star Heidi Montag, formerly of MTV’s Laguna Beach and The Hills television series. Born in Crested Butte, Colorado, Montag relocated to California in her youth, quickly falling in love with the West coast lifestyle and all that came with it: sudden fame, media attention and a rocky romance. However Montag shocked the world as audiences watched the attractive blond undergo a number of plastic surgeries that landed her in headlines for all the wrong reasons.
In 2007, at the age of 21, Montag underwent her first plastic surgery, a breast augmentation that significantly enhanced her chest size. She also underwent rhinoplasty—better known as a nose job—as well as collagen lip injections. At first, Montag denied going under the knife, but as media speculation rose, and before and after photos of the reality TV star surfaced, Montag confirmed the rumors and spoke with US Weekly about her decision to pursue plastic surgery at such a young age. Not long after Montag made headlines again in an interview with People magazine in which she revealed that she had undergone ten intensive plastic surgeries in one day by esteemed plastic surgeon Dr. Frank Ryan. These procedures covered a variety of surgeries including a second breast augmentation and second rhinoplasty, a chin reduction, ear pinnings and brow lifts. In the interview Montag also revealed that while undergoing these surgeries she almost died due to an overdose of the drug demerol.
Later in 2010 Montag revealed to Life & Style Magazine a number of scars she now has as a result of the high number of plastic surgeries she underwent. Montag admitted in the interview that some of her body parts now actually look worse after plastic surgery than they did before. She also admitted that she wished she had been more informed when making such life changing decisions.