It’s no secret that numerous celebrities have had plastic surgery and cosmetic procedures — but you don’t often, if ever, hear it from them.
If a famous person publicly discussing the procedures they’ve had is uncommon, then hearing them express regret over it is extremely rare. However, it has happened.
Here are nine celebrities who have been candid about the surgery they’ve had — and why they wish they hadn’t.
In a 2011 interview with Who magazine, Monk admitted she “should have said no” to having lip fillers after the botched removal of a cyst.
“Half of my lip was removed with the cyst, and I was advised to get filler in my top lip to help balance it out,” she explained.
“I should have said no to the filler in the first place, but I trusted the doctor.”
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The Australian actress has long been surrounded by Botox speculation, something she eventually addressed in an interview in 2013.
Kidman told Italian newspaper La Repubblica the cosmetic injection had been an "unfortunate" step, one she was happy to have moved past.
"No surgery for me; I did try Botox, unfortunately, but I got out of it and now I can finally move my face again," she said.
The late Joan Rivers didn't exactly keep her experience with plastic surgery a secret. In 2009, the comedian estimated she'd spent "at least $80,000" on procedures over the years.
"I thinned my nose and raised the tip, had my eyes done, a full face-lift, liposuction, breast reduction, chin tucks, botox, collagen," she told People magazine.
However, there was one surgery she regretted: liposuction.
"I didn't check out the doctor and the result wasn't smooth," Rivers admitted.
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In perhaps the saddest case of plastic surgery regret, Jennifer Gray has openly spoken about how her decision to go under the knife in the late '80s dampened her career prospects.
Having risen to fame in Dirty Dancing and Ferris Bueller's Day Off, the actress underwent what she calls "the nose job from hell", completely changing her most distinctive facial feature.
“I went into the operating room a celebrity and came out anonymous,” she told The Mirror.
“It was the nose job from hell. I’ll always be this once-famous actress nobody recognises because of a nose job.”
Jane Fonda has a long history of telling it like it is, and she's been similarly candid about having plastic surgery.
"I’m not proud of the fact that I’ve had it. But I grew up so defined by my looks," she told W magazine last year.
"I was taught to think that if I wanted to be loved, I had to be thin and pretty. That leads to a lot of trouble." (Post continues after gallery.)
Like Nicole Kidman, Cameron Diaz has dabbled with Botox, but says she won't be doing it again because she didn't like the result.
"I've tried [Botox] before, where it was like a little tiny touch of something," the Charlie's Angels star told ET Online.
"It changed my face in such a weird way that I was like, 'No, I don't want to be like that' - I'd rather see my face aging than a face that doesn't belong to me at all."
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The American Pie star had a breast augmentation and liposuction on her stomach in 2004, which left her with deformed nipples and rippled skin.
"My stomach became the most ripply, bulgy thing," she told Us Weekly.
"I had a hernia, this huge bump next to my belly button. As a result, I couldn't wear a bikini. I lost a lot of work. I lost my confidence. This was a nightmare I lived through."
Reid added that her botched breast surgery, which made headlines around the world, was also detrimental to her romantic life.
"Guys I was dating would be like, 'What's wrong with them? They look really bad. You know, you should really get them fixed.' So embarrassing, I mean, you definitely had to turn off the lights," she recalled.
She had the procedures reversed two years later, but wishes she hadn't gone there in the first place.
In 2006, the singer told Glamour magazine she regretted having cosmetic surgery on her lips.
"I had that Restylane stuff. It looked fake to me. I didn't like that. But it went away in, like, four months. My lips are back to what they were. Thank God!"
According to People magazine, Cher described the operations she'd had on her breasts as "a nightmare".
“They were really botched in every way. If anything, they were worse after than before," she's reported to have said.
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