40+ Celebs Who Regret Cosmetic Procedures & Show the Real Price of Beauty

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Hollywood is a place where perfection is welcomed. With that kind of pressure, many celebs turn to cosmetic procedures to help enhance their already good looks. From Khloé Kardashian to Bella Hadid, we’ve curated a list of your favorite celebrities who went under the knife (or needle) and then regretted it. Prepare for botched surgeries, bad complications, and some funny-looking enhancements!

Courteney Cox

Friends co-star Courteney Cox is a natural beauty. However, as Cox grew up before our eyes, so did her reliance on cosmetic surgeries. The now 57-year-old actress explains how over-using filler and botox resulted in her not recognizing herself.

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Courteney describes the surgery snowball effect – “The next thing you know, you’re layered and layered and layered. You have no idea because it’s gradual until you go, ‘Oh, this doesn’t look right.’” After taking a hard look at herself in 2017, Cox decided to dissolve all her injectables.

Victoria ‘Posh’ Beckham

Victoria Beckham — a.k.a Posh Spice — may not be British royalty, but she and her famous former footballer husband, David Beckham, are fan favorites. However, Posh got herself into hot water after she publicly denied ever having surgery, despite admitting to a regretful boob job years before.

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Then in 2017, the fashion designer came clean to British Vogue, saying, “All those years I denied it – stupid. A sign of insecurity. Just celebrate what you’ve got.”

Mickey Rourke

Philip Andre ‘Mickey’ Rourke is an actor and former boxer who became a Hollywood household name in the ‘80s. However, Rourke’s face has changed over the years due to boxing injuries and failed corrective surgeries.

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The 69-year-old actor admitted to Daily Mail, “Most of it was to mend the mess of my face because of the boxing, but I went to the wrong guy to put my face back together.” He went to such extremes that they took cartilage from his ear to try to fix his nose.

Kylie Jenner

Reality star and makeup mogul Kylie Jenner has been the topic of plastic surgery rumors since her teenage years. While many suspected the then 15-year-old had plumped up her lips, she denied it and emphasized the power of lipliner.

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However, the 24-year-old mother of two has since come out and owned her plump pout. She even confessed that she went overboard with the lip filler and has since toned it down. Jenner jokingly told Allure, “Thank God I didn’t end up on Botched.”