Before-and-After Photos of the Craziest Celebrity Plastic Surgery Disasters

Plastic surgery may be meant to enhance someone’s features for the better. But every once in a while, going under the knife can have a negative effect. Even Hollywood celebrities are subject to a botched Botox injection or failed face lift. And for some of them, the results leave them looking like a completely different person. Here’s a look at some o the craziest celebrity plastic surgery disasters.

Mickey Rourke

Mickey Rourke plastic surgery comparison.

He definitely does not look the same. | Celebrity Plastic Surgery via YouTube

Rourke had cosmetic work done to his face to repair injuries he sustained while he was an amateur boxer in the 1990s. But the results left him looking worse for wear. While having his broken nose fixed using cartilage from his ear, he has also allegedly also had a facelift and implants placed in his cheekbones and chin. Rourke himself has admitted that the surgeries didn’t go so well, and insists that the surgeries were for medical reasons, not cosmetic ones.

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Pete Burns

Pete Burns photo collage.

Left: Pete Burns early in his career. | Burnsport1 via YouTube, Right: Burns after undergoing several plastic surgeries. | Burnsport1 via YouTube

You may remember Burns as the Dead Or Alive singer behind the catchy hit “You Spin Me Round.” But the late English singer looked very different in his late years than he did back in the 1980s. Burns revealed on the U.K. show Celebrity Botched Up Bodies that he had nearly 300 cosmetic procedures after his very first surgery — a rhinoplasty — didn’t turn out the way he wanted it to.

Next: One of reality TVs most insane cosmetic transformations.

Heidi Montag

Heidi Montag plastic surgery comparison.

Heidi Montag also underwent many surgeries. | Bksm70 via YouTube

As The Hills began its descent from must-see reality TV, Montag also started her descent into plastic surgery hell. Montag had a reported 10 surgeries in one day, from having her ears pinned back to getting an F cup breast augmentation. Almost a decade later she admits that she was in over her head and that she didn’t think through how life-altering the process would be. (And yes, she eventually had her breasts downsized.)

Next: Not exactly the kind of face you expect to see coming down the runway.

Donatella Versace

Donatella Versace before and after photos.

Fans began to notice extreme changes in her appearance. | Medical Surgery via YouTube

The house of Versace will always be known for its magnificent clothes and intriguing back story. But nowadays, it’s also known for Donatella’s heavily transformed face. The fashion icon has admitted in the past to having Botox injections, which have left her eyelids, cheek, and lips looking puffy and cartoon-like.

Next: One of the most drastic transformations we have ever seen.

Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson before and after comparison.

Left: Michael Jackson with his natural features. | Steve Rico via YouTube, Right: Michael Jackson after his alleged surgeries. | Steve Rico via YouTube

The King of Pop went through one of the most memorable surgical transformations during his life. After having an initial rhinoplasty in 1979 because he broke his nose, Jackson continued to get surgical enhancements and implants. (Although he often insisted that he hadn’t had work done.) One of the most noted changes to Jackson’s appearance was how much his skin lightened over time. It is possible that he suffered from a skin condition called vitiligo, but many people believe he was just using skin bleaching lotion.

Next: This star won’t admit to having work done. but her appearance hints otherwise.

Daryl Hannah

Darryl Hannah before and after.

She ended up losing her youthful looks. | Cepheid via YouTube

Hannah claims she hasn’t had any plastic surgery. She even went so far as to tell the Daily Mail in an interview that there “are so many people in LA who have had cosmetic surgery and they all look like Muppets.” That being said, she clearly doesn’t look the same as she did when she starred in Splash or Wall Street. The actress hasn’t touched on whether or not she has had Botox though, which would explain her larger-than-life lips and puffy-looking eyes.

Next: Clearly “live and let live” is no longer this singer’s motto.

Axl Rose

Axl Rose before and after photos.

He underwent procedures to change his facial features. | Salvatore Andolini via YouTube

His rock star lifestyle was enough to make anyone age quickly. So the Guns N’ Roses front man tried to erase all that and make himself look young forever. But the procedures he has had — alleged facelifts, cheek implants, and chemical peels — have left him looking rather bizarre. (You know, because his on-stage antics in GnR’s heyday weren’t crazy enough.)

Next: The most infamous plastic surgery overkill situation ever?

Jocelyn Wildenstein

Jocelyn Wildenstein before and after.

She became infamous for her appearance. | TheRichest via YouTube

If there’s one individual that epitomizes plastic surgery overkill, it is Jocelyn Wildenstein aka “The Lion Woman of New York.” The socialite reportedly became obsessed with altering her face after getting his-and-hers eyelifts with her former husband, Alec Wildenstein. Following a very public divorce from Ale, Jocelyn was told by a judge that she couldn’t spend her settlement money on any more cosmetic procedures. Safe to say, her altered appearance lives on as a cautionary tale for anyone who wants to drastically change the way they look.

Next: A transformation nobody saw coming.

Renee Zellweger

Renée Zellweger before and after photos.

Fans were startled at the changes in her looks. | London Advanced Facial Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery via YouTube

The Academy Award winner dipped out of the limelight after a good run of successful movies. When she reemerged, Zellweger looked like a different person — sparking speculation that she’d had an eyelift. The Bridget Jones’s Diary star vehemently fired back on critics,  penning an essay that slammed tabloids for putting such a high premium on women’s looks. While the message in her essay resonated with some of her fans, it doesn’t take away from her altered facial features.

Next: This star’s altered appearance has many fans concerned.

Lil’ Kim

Lil Kim photo comparisons.

The singer has changed her appearance over the years. | Plastic Surgery Before and After via YouTube

Fans were shocked and horrified when the rapper posted photos to her Instagram account during spring of 2016. The songstress had visibly had some cosmetic work done over the last decade or so, from a rhinoplasty or two to an eyelift. But recent photos of the Kim with bleach blond hair, extra skin, and very different eyes and cheekbones. She previously denied having any work done — the overwhelming evidence says otherwise.

Next: One little procedure changed this actress’s whole life.

Jennifer Grey

Jennifer Grey before and after photos.

She regretted going through with the procedure. | Celebrity Plastic Surgery via YouTube

The darling from Dirty Dancing didn’t do a complete overhaul of her features, and initially only wanted to get rid of the bump on her nose. But the rhinoplasty altered her face so much that she was no longer recognizable to producers or the public. Grey has publicly stated that the decision to have plastic surgery hurt her career.

Next: This singer clearly didn’t “know when to fold ’em.”

Kenny Rogers

Kenny Rogers before and after.

He’s finally opened up about his surgery. | Celebsplasticsurgery via YouTube

Many of the celebrities on our list have denied having any plastic surgery, despite he overwhelming fact that they look very different. But Rogers has become open about his plastic surgeries in recent years, even admitting to having an obsession with it when he had money to blow. Despite his puffy appearance, the crooner appears to be happy with his current face.

Next: A celebrity that could make fun of their plastic surgery obsession.

Joan Rivers

Joan Rivers before and after photos.

Joan Rivers was known for her elaborate plastic surgeries. | Plastic Surgery via YouTube

The comedienne was quite lovely in her younger years. But by the time she was doing red carpet interviews and starring on Fashion Police Rivers features had become comical. That being said, she was also very good at making fun of herself, and had no problem of poking fun at the amount of surgery she had undergone.

Next: Speaking of comedians who have gone under the knife…

Carrot Top

Carrot top comparison photos.

His appearance changed drastically. | LOR3N/good bye my friends via YouTube

With the crazy red hair, Carrot Top already has a distinct look. But his appearance really came into question after his star was on the rise, and his looks changed. (His face took on a comic book-like quality, and he suddenly incredibly muscular.) The comedian denies that he has had plastic surgery or taken steroids, although his ridiculously large triceps and painted-on eyebrows suggest otherwise.

Next: Plastic surgery is just part of what tanked this actress’s career in Hollywood.

Tara Reid

Tara Reid before and after photos.

Tara Reid’s breast implants caused her major problems. | Дмитрий Милионов via YouTube

Excessive partying and wardrobe malfunctions were already hurting Tara Reid’s image in Tinsel Town. Then came her infamous plastic surgery excursion in 2004, in which her breast augmentation and body contour left her with with an uneven stomach that was seen by many a paparazzo. Reid went on to have more procedures to correct everything, although she has still never quite looked the same.

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