12 Brutally Honest Confessions From Famous People Who Regret Getting Plastic Surgery Or Cosmetic Work

    "Hopefully, I look more 'normal' now."

    Content warning: Brief mention of drug abuse.

    Cosmetic work! Whether it's fillers or plastic surgery, there are some who ultimately regret changing their appearance — while some people who are super happy with their decision.

    So here are some celebs who have spoken about their own regrets:

    1. Linda Evangelista said that she was "brutally disfigured" after a CoolSculpting procedure. She alleged that she developed paradoxical adipose hyperplasia after the procedure, saying, "The bulges are protrusions. And they're hard. If I walk without a girdle in a dress, I will have chafing to the point of almost bleeding."

    close up of Linda Evangelista in lose beach waves and a geometric necklace

    2. Courteney Cox has spoken a few times about regretting getting some cosmetic work done, recently telling The Sunday Times, "I didn't realize that, oh shit, I'm actually looking really strange with injections and doing stuff to my face that I would never do now."

    Courtney Cox sits on a couch for a late night talk show, wearing a black suit and her hand on her chin

    3. Britney Spears recently said on her Instagram that she was considering getting Botox again, but had hesitations. "The last time I did it my eyebrow was raised like the funny girl in the movie Just Go With It! Sounds funny but it actually wasn't," she wrote.

    Britney Spears is at a the Billboard Music Awards wearing a lace dress and a smile

    4. Anna Faris said in her autobiography that she began to "wean" herself off lip fillers once her friends said that they looked too big, calling them "definitely not the right choice" for her. However, she had a boob job done at a similar time and doesn't regret it.

    Anna Faris at a red carpet event wearing a suit, her hair is down in loose curls

    5. After a cameraman said she had puffy eyes, Jamie Lee Curtis had plastic surgery on them in her 20s. She later explained, “I tried plastic surgery and it didn’t work. It got me addicted to Vicodin...The current trend of fillers and procedures, and this obsession with filtering, and the things that we do to adjust our appearance on Zoom, are wiping out generations of beauty."

    Close up of Jamie Lee Curtis smiling at a camera

    6. In a TikTok last year, Heidi Montag said that she "sometimes" regrets having had plastic surgery. Speaking in 2019 about having had 10 procedures in one day when she was 23, she added, "I was way too young to make such a life-changing decision...I wish I had waited and not made a decision so young because I have long-term health complications."

    7. Crystal Hefner said in an Instagram post earlier this year, "I removed everything fake from my body and deleted all my old photos. I am more authentic, vulnerable, and feel that I belong more to myself. I am mine.⁣" She previously almost died after having a fat transfer surgery, and had her breast implants removed after they caused illness.

    8. In 2017, Melanie Griffith spoke about regretting some of the work that she had done. "I didn't [realize] until people started saying, 'Oh my god, what has she done?!' I was so hurt," she said. "I went to a different doctor, and he started dissolving all of this shit that this other woman doctor had put in. Hopefully, I look more 'normal' now."

    9. Ashley Tisdale revealed in 2020 that she had her breast implants removed, writing on Instagram, "Years ago I underwent breast enhancement surgery. Prior to the surgery, I constantly felt my body was less than, and thought this change would make me feel more whole and more secure about myself. And for a short period of time…it did. But little by little I began struggling with minor health issues that just were not adding up."

    Ashley wears Gucci suit at a fashion show

    10. Back in 2015, Modern Family actor Reid Ewing wrote an essay about his body dysmorphia and his subsequent cosmetic procedures, starting with cheek implants. He said of plastic surgery, "It's a horrible hobby, and it will eat away at you until you have lost all self-esteem and joy. I wish I could go back and undo all the surgeries. Now I can see that I was fine to begin with and didn't need the surgeries after all."

    11. Ayesha Curry had a "rash" breast augmentation after welcoming her second child, but it didn't go as planned. She showed her old breast implants on an episode of Ellen last year, saying, "They weren’t good to me, they didn’t work for me, they work for some people, but they’ve got to go. And I don’t ever want to see them again."

    Ayesha Curry showing off her curves in a bedazzled, body-hugging floor-length dress at an event

    12. Finally, Victoria Beckham wrote about her breast augmentation for British Vogue in 2017 in a letter to her younger self, writing, "Don’t mess with your boobs. All those years I denied it — stupid. A sign of insecurity. Just celebrate what you’ve got."

    Victoria Beckham stands proudly at a fashion event wearing trousers and a see-through blouse