You've certainly heard about it on the news - Heidi Montag underwent 10 cosmetic surgery procedures in one day and completely transformed her looks. Both she and her doctor, Dr. Frank Ryan, have come under scrutiny for the procedures for several reasons. Dr. Ryan talks with The Doctors today about Heidi's procedures and his reasons behind why they've decided to come forward and speak about her surgery.
The procedures she had done were:
- Mini Browlift
- Botox for forehead and frown area
- Nose job revision
- Fat injections in cheeks, nasolabial fold, and lips
- Chin reduction
- Liposuction on neck
- Ear surgery
- Breast augmentation revision
- Liposuction on waist, hips, inner & outer thighs
- Buttock augmentation
Heidi Montag's Cosmetic Surgery Transformation
Dr. Ryan said that the procedure took about seven and a half hours, and about 9-10 hours total under anesthesia. While that may sound like a long time, he maintains that it is not uncommon in plastic surgery, and especially in Hollywood, to have a procedure take that long. The reason it's controversial, he said, is that the people having all this work done, simply don't talk about it.
Dr. Ryan went on to say that a part of the reason he agreed to do the People magazine story, knowing that he would come under fire, is that plastic surgery is the reason women in Hollywood look the way they do. He feels that saying the reason women look that way is simply because of diet and exercise perpetuates body dysmorphic disorder, a condition where a person's perception of how they look is drastically off base. Dr. Ryan believes that letting the world know the truth behind Hollywood's beauty curtain will help dispel the myth.