Celebs Who Have Admitted to Botched Plastic Surgery: Khloe Kardashian, Tara Reid and More

Most celebs would never admit to getting plastic surgery.

However, these stars not only opened up about going under the knife but also revealed they were the victims of botched surgeries and other work. From supermodel Linda Evangelista to actress Tara Reid, not even the rich and famous are exempt from failed cosmetic procedures.

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Linda admitted on September 23, 2021, that she hadn’t been seen on a runway in five years due to an alleged rare reaction to getting CoolSculpting done on her face. “To my followers who have wondered why I have not been working while my peers’ careers have been thriving, the reason is that I was brutally disfigured by Zeltiq’s CoolSculpting procedure which did the opposite of what it promised,”she wrote in an Instagram post.

The legendary beauty and catwalk star claimed that the non-invasive procedure caused fat cells in her face to multiply, making her unrecognizable. As a result, she said she has been suffering from a “deep depression” and has become a “recluse” who doesn’t want to leave her home. Linda said the botched procedure had “destroyed my livelihood” and she would be suing Zeltiq, seeking $50 million in damages.

The CoolSculpting website include a disclaimer about the risk of a similar result to Linda’s alleged condition. “Rare side effects may also occur,” reads the site’s disclaimer. “CoolSculpting and CoolSculpting Elite may cause a visible enlargement in the treated area, which may develop two to five months after treatment and requires surgical intervention for correction.” Life & Style reached out for comment at the time but did not immediately hear back

For Tara, she had the double whammy of a botched breast enhancement, as well as liposuction on her stomach that left her skin uneven and lumpy.

In 2008, Tara told Us Weekly, “I got my breasts done for the first time because my breasts were uneven. I was a 34-B, but the right one was always bigger than the left. I weigh 110 pounds now, but I always used to fluctuate by 10 pounds, so my skin was kind of saggy. I figured, I’m in Hollywood. I’m getting older. I’m going to fix them.”

“I got lipo because even though I was skinny, I wanted — I’m not going to lie — a six-pack,” she told Us. “I had body contouring, but it all went wrong. My stomach became the most ripply, bulgy thing.”

Tara’s botched implants were exposed when the strap of her gown fell down while she walked the red carpet at Diddy’s 35th birthday party in 2004, showing her bare left breast as photographers clicked away. The star admitted that of her areola, “It was very irregular like a goose shape egg. It was terrible.”

The Big Lebowski actress eventually underwent reconstructive surgery. “I’ll never be perfect again,” she told Us, “but I’ve got my self-confidence back.”

Click through the gallery below for celebs who admitted to botched plastic surgery!