Heidi Montag37, opened up about the horrific healing journey she went through after undergoing 10 plastic surgeries at once, in a new interview. The hills The star said her surgeon told her the recovery time would only be a few months, but it ended up taking over a year and at one point, right after the surgeries, she almost died . “At the time, my surgeon said to me: ‘Oh, the recovery will be quick, a few months.’ And it took me over a year to heal, so I could barely talk (with) my jaw,” she said on a recent episode of Page Six’s Virtual Reality Tea podcast. “I just had part of my chin sawed off. It was really a lot to deal with that.
“They called Spencer at one point and told him I was practically dead. I wasn’t okay,” she added. The blonde beauty said her heart only beat five times a minute after she was allegedly given the wrong dose of the opioid Demerol for pain relief.
Heidi underwent the surgical operations which were performed by the late Dr. Frank Ryan, when she was 23 and they included a chin reduction, updated breast augmentation, revision rhinoplasty, brow lift and liposuction. She also had facial fat injections and had her ears pinned back.
Heidi went on to say that post-surgery struggles didn’t allow her to be back on MTV. The hills at the time. “I wasn’t even able (to film). And I kept saying, ‘I’m not a person right now.’ I need to heal and recover and I’m not doing well physically. I can’t present myself as I was,” she explained.
“I thought I would bounce back and be on TV like I was after my first cosmetic surgery,” she said, referring to a nose and breast job she had last year. year preceding the 10 operations. “But there were just too many things to do and each thing took too long and it hurt so much. I was in so much pain.
Heidi also said she had to “have nurses at home for months to help me recover. So we deal with that, and then we have these producers who say, “Say this and that. And we’re like, “We can’t do this.” »
Fortunately, Heidi made a full recovery and enjoyed a life with Spencer Prattwho also starred in The hills. The lovebirds dated on the show and ended up getting married while they were still filming in 2008. They now share two children, including Gunner5 and 10 months Smoketogether.