Celebrities are constantly put under pressure to look their best for both the cameras and their audiences. Always photo-ready, always picture-perfect—famous people certainly have a lot to deal with. Society’s obsession with beauty and perfection are creating norms for plastic surgery and cosmetic surgery. But the group of people who are avid users of plastic surgery are celebrities, who are expected to look the ideal best.
However, not all plastic surgery cases result in improvement. In some cases, celebrity plastic surgery ends in disaster. These bad cases of plastic surgery worsen the person’s appearance instead of improving it. In worst cases, plastic surgery ends in debilitation or death.
In this article, we are going to feature some of the worst cases of celebrity plastic surgery gone wrong so you can see what plastic surgery can do.
75 of the Worst Celebrity Plastic Surgery Disasters – The Ultimate Fails Compilation
1. Donatella Versace
Donatella Versace is a long-time fashion icon and is currently the vice president of the Versace brand. She has contributed so much of her passion with clothes and fashion that she has become of the most iconic women in the fashion industry. You may expect such a powerful icon like Donatella Versace to look glamorous. However, bad plastic surgery caused her to look the opposite.
Versace had gotten facelifts, lip augmentations, Botox, tummy tucks, liposuction, boob jobs, and laser resurfacing—all of these to make her look better and younger. However, the domino effect of these procedures caused her to become disfigured. Instead of looking more beautiful, Donatella Versace is left with an almost unrecognizable face.
2. Jocelyn Wildenstein
If you were to look up the worst plastic surgery cases in history, it would be of no doubt that Jocelyn Wildenstein would be part of that list. Jocelyn Wildenstein, or better known as Catwoman, was a New York socialite who became infamous for her divorce with her rich husband.
After the split, she earned 2.5 billion dollars. She used this money to get more plastic surgery which were aimed to making her look more feline. This endeavor, including Botox injections, cheek fillers, eye surgery, brow surgery, and facelifts, transformed her face into something monstrous.
3. Latoya Jackson
It seems that the obsession with plastic surgery runs in the family. We have another plastic surgery gone wrong case from the Jackson family with Latoya Jackson, the fifth child of the Jackson family. Latoya Jackson was a pretty young thing back in her youth. However, she has fallen down the rabbit hole of plastic surgery and refused to come out.
So what has gone wrong with her plastic surgery procedures? Well, we can tell that one or two procedures wouldn’t hurt her. But just like her King of Pop brother, her face had been ruined by repeated and excessive plastic surgery. Nose jobs made her nose very unnaturally thin, while skin bleaching, facelifts, and Botox injections have made her look like a wax figure.
4. Jackie Stallone
Jackie Stallone is the mother of action star Sylvester Stallone. She is also an astrologer and was a dancer in her youth. But despite her reputation and achievements, she is infamous for her plastic surgery disaster.
Jackie Stallone’s addiction to plastic surgery led her to look like a misshapen hog. She had facelifts, facial fillers, brow lifts, eye surgery, and tons of other plastic surgery procedures that were aimed to make her look younger. However, all of those plastic surgeries just succeeded in making her look horrendous.
5. Michael Jackson
We all know who Michael Jackson is, and if you were born earlier on, you would have grew up listening to his iconic music. He is definitely one of the best entertainers that would go down in history, but the King of Pop didn’t seem satisfied with himself when he was still alive.
The first procedure Michael Jackson had gone through was a nose job. Because he was African-American, he had a the characteristic looks of a black man which included a wide nose. According to the singer, he didn’t want to look like his estranged father so he got the plastic surgery. As the years went by, he had more nose jobs, skin bleaching, facelifts, eye surgery, and many more than we aren’t aware of. The result? He is unrecognizable from his original face.
6. Justin Jedlica
You may know the face of Justin Jedlica from a few viral news posts and videos. He is known as the Human Ken Doll, who is on a mission to look perfect. He has undergone more than 190 surgeries to end up with his look today, having started getting them at age 17.
His plastic surgery history includes nose jobs, body implants, collagen injections, eye surgery, face implants, and much more than we know of. And it seems that the list of plastic surgery procedures is far from ending. Due to the extent of his surgeries, he looks like an unrecognizable version of himself with an unnatural face and body. He definitely doesn’t look like a Ken doll, though.
7. Pete Burns
Peter Burns is an example of male celebrity plastic surgery gone wrong that goes to show that female celebrities are not the only victims of bad plastic surgery.
Pete Burns was the lead vocalist of Dead Alive, a rock band that was made famous in the 1980 era. He looked perfectly fine and even handsome in his youth. However, at some point in his career, bad plastic surgery that included nose jobs, collagen lip injections, eye surgery, facelifts, brow lifts, and facial fillers, made his face unrecognizable from his former self.
8. Michaela Romanini
It seems that rich people have a bad relationship with plastic surgery especially, because perhaps they can’t find anything better to do with their money. Michaela Romanini is another socialite that has fallen into the addiction with plastic surgery.
Her Botox injections, collagen lip injections, and nose jobs horribly disfigured her face. She also got eye surgery, facelifts, and brow transplant which transformed her then beautiful face into something ugly.
9. Courtney Love
If you grew up in the 90s, then you would know who Courtney Love is. She’s a singer and actress who made a name for herself in the punk and grunge scene. She is also known for being the late Kurt Cobain’s wife.
You have to admit that she wasn’t all that attractive back in the prime of her career, so it’s understandable that she got plastic surgery. However, one thing led to another and she has somehow ruined her face entirely. This is probably caused by excessive nose jobs, collagen, facelifts, and Botox among others.
10. Tara Reid
However, her breast implant surgery and liposuction procedure ruined her body. Although her pretty face is still there, her breasts have become saggy and her stomach became disfigured and morphed.
11. Priscilla Presley
Priscilla Presley was the wife of the late Elvis Presley. Aside from being the wife of one of the most famous entertainers in history, Priscilla Presley is also an actress and another bad plastic surgery case.
Although her case is pretty tame compared to the others, the facelifts, Botox injections, and other plastic surgery procedures led her to look waxy and unrecognizable from her youth.
12. Lara Flynn Boyle
This case is another one of those plastic surgery gone wrong, which is regrettable for the beautiful actress that Lara Flynn Boyle used to be. You probably know her if you’ve watched her shows back in the 1990s and early 2000s. But today, you probably won’t recognize her.
Lara Flynn Boyle had a botched lip job that ended up giving her fish lips. This is probably the worst plastic surgery that happened for her. Moreover, she also had facelifts, brow lift, and Botox injections done that made her face look splotchy.
13. Big Ang
Angela Raiola, better known as Big Ang, was known for her role in The Mob Wives. She died just last year due to multiple cancers. But when she was still alive, she belonged in the list of celebrity plastic surgery gone wrong cases.
Big Ang underwent many plastic surgery procedures in her career. These include Botox injections, lip augmentations (which caused her lips to balloon twice the normal size), breast augmentations and excessively large breast implants. All of theseplastic surgery procedures altered her look completely.
14. Carrot Top
Generation X babies are most likely familiar with Carrot Top, the famous comedian who is known for his carrot-colored afro, earning him the name of Carrot Top.
Carrot Top is also known for his plastic surgery, which is considered one of the worst cases since it made him look weird. He had a nose job, brow lift, facelift, lip injections, and many others. He doesn’t admit to having plastic surgery, though. But we highly doubt it.
15. Axl Rose
Axl Rose is a familiar name to fans of classic rock bands. He was the vocalist and frontman of Guns N’ Roses, which made the position fit for him since he was known to be handsome as a young man. However, plastic surgery made him less handsome than what he would have been if he just let aging take its course.
16. Amanda Lepore
You may know Amanda Lepore as one of the famous transgenders in America. She is also a model, singer, and performance artist. But she is not bashed because of her sex change. Instead, she is continuously made fun of because of her plastic surgery story.
Amanda Lepore’s plastic surgery history include nose job, collagen lip injetions, eye surgery, huge breast implants, and facial fillers. These were done in order to, according to Lepore, make her look like Marilyn Monroe and Jessica Rabbit. Obviously, this endeavor failed for her.
17. Lacey Wildd
Lacey Wildd is an American B movie actress and TV personality. She is known for her excessive plastic surgery that caused her to look like a cartoon. And a misshapen one, at that.
What has she done in order to end up this way? The boob jobs are the most prominent body modifications he had. She had breast implants inserted that made her breasts look twice as large as a whole watermelon. Apart from this bizarre modification, she also had collagen injections and probably butt implants as well.
18. Sheyla Hershey
Despite her sweet-sounding name, she is far from it. Sheyla Hershey is a modern day media celebrity and former housewife from Texas. She is also infamous for her huge breast implants just like the entry above, but not that quite large.
From a B-cup, Sheyla Hershey had increased her breast size to almost the size of basketballs. But apart from her huge breast implants, there seems to be nothing wrong with her face so far. We consider her one of the luckier ones, since she can take out the implants anytime.
19. Carla Bruni
Carl Bruni is an Italian-French singer-songwriter as well as a former model. She gets most of her recognition from being the wife of French president and Co-Prince of Andorra. If you look at her old pictures, she was easily said to be beautiful.
But bad plastic surgery eventually lead to her ruining her face, which is surely one of the greatest wastes of beauty. From a dainty and pretty woman, she became an unnatural-looking and clownish being that slightly looks like a man if it weren’t for the long hair. This change is because of nose jobs, facelift, Botox, and fillers in the face.
20. Duchess of Alba
Cayetana Fitz-James Stuart was the 18th Duchess of Alba. Aside from being one of the most powerful and influential women in her time, she is also one of the richest. However, she didn’t age as gracefully as we wanted her to. Instead of letting time take its natural course, the Duchess of Alba ruined her face with plastic surgery procedures.
Eventually, this made her one of the plastic surgery gone wrong cases with too much facelifts, fillers, Botox, nose jobs, collagen, and many other procedures during her time.
21. Shauna Sand
Here we have another horrible plastic surgery transformation from Shauna Sand, an American actress and former Playboy Model. Shauna Sand, in her youth, was no doubt one of the most beautiful models in the industry. However, she found a way to throw all her beauty away with plastic surgery.
Due to numerous procedures, including nose jobs, lip injections, fillers, brow lift, facelift, and Botox, she doesn’t look like herself anymore. Instead, she looks like an over-injected druggie with blonde hair. So unfortunate.
22. Paul Stanley
He is an American musician, singer, and painter best known for being the rhythm guitarist of the metal band Kiss. In his youth, he was mostly covered with face make-up as is the traditional image of Kiss. However, it seems that he found another way to make his face deviate from its original state, and that is with bad plastic surgery.
Because of nose jobs, bad facelifts, brow lifts, and eye surgeries, he looks like a bad version of his own self. He would probably have aged gracefully if he had given time a chance, but it’s too late for that. He’s stuck with that face for the rest of his life.
23. Joan Van Ark
You probably recognize Joan Van Ark from the primetime soap opera Knots Landing. She is an American actress as well as a Broadway artist. These days, her name resurfaces not for her accomplishments, but for the bad plastic surgery she got back then.
Brow lift, facelift, Botox, collagen, nose job, cheek implants, eye surgery—these are the most obvious procedures that she got based from her pictures. However, this many surgeries on one single face is apparently not a good idea. And her ruined face is the proof.
24. Johanna Tukiainen
It looks like bad plastic surgery cases are not innate to the USA only. From Finland, we have Finnish former TV personality and singer Johanna Tukiainen who destroyed her once beautiful face because of plastic surgery.
We can tell that the problem is most likely due to excessive collagen injections and repeated facelifts. So much so that her face couldn’t handle all of the surgeries and ended up being blotchy, puffy, and waxy.
25. Bruna Felisberto
Bruna Felisberto, Miss Brazil of 2009, is one of the less deformed faces on our list of celebrity plastic surgery gone wrong. However, she is also one of the most regrettable cases. As you can probably guess from a pageant winner, Bruna Felisberto used to be so beautiful.