‘I Had Died, Basically’: Heidi Montag Says She Had Part Of Her Jaw Sawed Off During Cosmetic Surgery

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Reality TV star Heidi Montag from “The Hills” reflected on her plastic surgery nightmare on a recent episode of Page Six’s “Virtual Reali-Tea” podcast.

Montag admitted to suffering greatly after undergoing a plastic surgery overhaul that was far more painful than she imagined it would be. “I … had part of my chin sawed off,” she said in a podcast episode posted to YouTube on Saturday. “It was really a lot just dealing with that.”

“At the time, my surgeon was like, ‘Oh, it will be a quick recovery, a few months.’ And it took me over a year to heal, so I could barely talk [with] my jaw,” she added.

The 37-year-old star admitted that she was only 23 at the time, and that the surgery was in fact 10 cosmetic surgery procedures that were executed at once.

Montag also explained the surgery was completed shortly before production began on the sixth and final season of her reality television show with husband Spencer Pratt.

The surgeries included a significant chin reduction, updated breast augmentation, rhinoplasty, a brow lift, liposuction and facial fat injections. It also included a procedure that pinned her ears back, and numerous other nips and tucks, according to Page Six.


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Montag acknowledged that undergoing this intense surgical procedure was her own decision and that it was purely cosmetic. She also admitted to being in so much pain that she found it difficult to function and nearly impossible to film the show.

“I thought I’d bounce back and be able to be on TV like I was after my first cosmetic surgery,” she said, referencing her previous breast augmentation and rhinoplasty. “But there was just way too much done and each thing took too much time and it hurt so bad.” (RELATED: Kylie Jenner Admits To Cosmetic Surgery, Shares Regrets)

“I was just in such an immense amount of pain,” she added.

Montag also revealed that her heart was beating only five times a minute after she was given an incorrect dose of Demerol during the procedure, and said she faced a very close call.

“They called Spencer at a point and told him I had died, basically. I wasn’t doing well,” she said.