Plastic surgery horror stories always make us cringe. We hate to read about people who have suffered through hundreds of operations because of inexperienced plastic surgeons.
In this post, we want to share the story of celeb Pete Burns. Burns, now 57 years old, recorded the number one single You Spin Me Round. After that and Dead or Alive, nothing much was heard of from him until he appeared on Celebrity Botched Up Bodies.
It was his appearance on the show that revealed the botched surgeries he’s had over the years.
The reason Burns wanted to have plastic surgery was, “I realised I was going to be a visual entity and that I had to look good.”
The problem is that when he had a nose job, it didn’t give him the look he desired. He felt it made him look worse, so he had subsequent ones to correct the issues the first one created and then of course the original problems.
Burns said this about what his nose looked like after the first rhinoplasty, “There were tubes up my nose. He’d removed most of my nose and there was just two nostrils and a little bit of bone in the middle. I nearly fainted.”
It took around 300 surgeries to correct the bad ones he received. One of the surgeries he also had was lip enlargement. After that surgery, he needed to have excess fluid drained from his lips. The infection that ensued ended up spreading around his body, which then caused him to have even more operations. Burns did sue the plastic surgery for damages, but nothing can subdue the emotional and mental suffering.
The Importance of Good Plastic Surgeons
We don’t want to tell you this story to scare you about plastic surgery. It’s true there are always risks involved when you have plastic surgery. After all, it is surgery. However, we want to reinforce the importance of choosing an experienced plastic surgeon who has the skills needs to perform the surgeries you seek. When researching plastic surgeons, be sure to ask questions not only about the procedure, but about the experience the plastic surgeon has performing it. This is the best way to find someone who will be able to provide you with the best possible plastic surgery.
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