18 Celebs Who Regretted Getting Cosmetic Procedures

Kasia Mikolajczak
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Living your life in the spotlight can be hard on the psyche. You've got paparazzi chasing after you, looking for unflattering photos all the time. That's why some celebrities resort to undergoing plastic surgery, so they can try to reverse the clock on their aging.

Sometimes that works out just fine, and others, not so much. Here are a few stars who tried it and regretted it afterward.

Tori Spelling

It's no secret that Tori Spelling turned to plastic surgery to fit into Hollywood. She never admitted to having anything done besides a nose job and breast implants, but at one point, she said that even her children didn't recognize her when they saw her on Beverly Hills 90201.

She does regret getting her boobs done because they impacted her ability to breastfeed, but she also blames the pressures to look good in Hollywood on her insecurities.

Jessica Simpson

Jessica might not have gone under the knife, but she did once try lip injections. She had Restylane injected into her lips, but she hated the look.

"I had that Restylane stuff. But it fades—it went away in like four months. My lips are back to what they were. Thank God! It looked fake to me. I didn't like that," she said in an interview.

Gwyneth Paltrow

Another celebrity who tried some cosmetic procedures is Gwyneth Paltrow. She also didn't go under the knife but opted for Botox. However, she once stated that the injections made her look crazy. So now she's a proponent of aging gracefully.

Lisa Rina

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Speaking of lip injections gone wrong, let's talk about Lisa Rina for a second. The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star surely had a lot of people gossiping about her after she showed up with lips bigger than a blowfish.

Okay, I'm exaggerating, of course, but you know what I mean. Well, as it turns out, she had those lips done when she was 24, and a few years ago, she had some of the silicone removed to decrease the effect. Good for her.

Chrissy Teigen

Chrissy Teigen started as a model, and she got her breasts enlarged. However, once she became a mom, she realized that she wanted to show her kids that you should feel comfortable in your skin, so she had them removed in 2020. I think that was a good decision, and she certainly doesn't need them.

Victoria Beckham

Another celebrity who regretted getting their boobs done is Victoria Beckham. She also fessed up that she covered up the fact she had them for a long time. In the end, she said it was stupid, and you should celebrate what you've got. I agree with that.

Priscilla Presley

Priscilla Presley might have been married to one of the most famous men in music — Elvis — but that doesn't mean she didn't fall prey to botched plastic surgery. The injections she had put in her face turned out to be unsafe and left her looking all wrong. She definitely regrets this decision.


I don't know if you realize that Cher also had her breasts enlarged. However, she didn't like the way they looked after the procedure. She actually stated that her breasts looked worse after the implants. I'm not sure if she had them fully removed or just fixed.

Pamela Anderson

Pamela Anderson in Baywatch.
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The Baywatch star got breast implants when she was pretty young. But in 1999, she decided to go away with them once and for all. She went from 34D to 34C, which is still pretty big if you ask me.

Heidi Montag

Here's a crazy story. The Hills star Heidi Montag underwent ten surgeries in one day. Oh, yeah! You read that right.

Apparently, she just wanted a few enhancements done, and it got out of hand. I'll say so. Needless to say, she regrets that decision. She also had her huge breast implants removed back in 2013, but it isn't clear if she just reduced their size.

Sharon Osbourne

Sharon Osbourne admits to having three facelifts. Oh my goodness — and she did confess that at one point, she thought she looked too plastic. So now, she swears that she's done with having procedures, but I guess time will tell, hee-hee. What do you think? Can she stay away?

Jennifer Grey

Jennifer Grey was so cute in Dirty Dancing, no? Well, I guess she didn't think so. But seriously, she was always self-conscious about the size of her nose. So after the success of Dirty Dancing, she decided to go under the knife. What happened next changed her entire life and negatively impacted her career. Aww, I bet she wishes she could turn back the time, huh?

Mickey Rourke

As it turns out, men aren't immune to the allure of plastic surgery. After Mickey Rourke's career dried up, he went back to boxing and sustained some injuries to his face. So he thought he could easily fix it with plastic surgery, but it all backfired. According to him, he went to the wrong guy to fix his face up. Yikes!

Courteney Cox

Courteney Cox listened to too many people telling her she needed fillers to look good. She made the mistake of going ahead with them. But now after having layers and layers removed, she's happy with the way she looks naturally. Good for her.

Kim Kardashian

Here's something you may not know about Kim K. Did you realize that she actually changed her hairline with electrolysis? Oh, yeah, that's right. Kim wanted to get rid of those baby hairs on her forehead, but years later, she didn’t like the results anymore. Now she regrets doing it. Wow! I had no idea about this. See, money doesn't buy you everything.

Cameron Diaz

Cameron Diaz also tried her hand at Botox injections. But after she had the procedure done, she wasn't thrilled with the results. She said on Entertainment Tonight back in 2014 that she felt her face didn't belong to her. Wow! That doesn't sound good to me.

Melanie Griffith

Another celebrity that became obsessed with plastic surgery is Melanie Griffith. She actually didn't realize how bad it got until people started pointing it out to her. Oh, my! She was horrified and went to another doctor who tried to reverse some of the stuff that was previously done. I hope she looks and feels better now.

Jamie Lee Curtis

Here's a woman who claims to have had it all. Jamie Lee Curtis confessed that she had tried a little lipo and a little Botox, and none of it actually worked. So let's take it from her and learn to just age gracefully, huh? What's wrong with that?

Wow, did you know about all these celebrities?

woman saying "We gotta make good decisions."
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I was aware of some of these stories of stars regretting having plastic surgery, but a few of them surprised me. It goes to show you that it doesn't matter how much money you have or how famous you are you can still get taken for a ride. And when it comes to plastic surgery, you are better off staying away. Let this be a lesson for you.