Heidi Montag’s plastic surgery fetish left her barely breathing.
The Hills star, who told People magazine she had 10 procedures in a day, revealed she was recovering in an aftercare centre and recording five respirations a minute. The normal rate for an adult is at least 16 per minute.
Montag told Access Hollywood: “I almost died after my procedure. I had too much Demerol … and my breathing was five breaths per minute which is like almost dead. [I was] in an aftercare centre, there were nurses that were supposed to be tending to me at all times.”
Montag does not detail what kind of aftercare centre she was in, but the question of why she was not in a hospital following so many procedures is an obvious one.
She continued: “So thank God, Charles – one of my security guys – used to be an EMT, and he was timing my breath on his watch and he called the nurses and they had to put oxygen on my face and called my plastic surgeon to come in for an emergency. So, it was a very traumatic experience for me,” she continued.
Montag said she was starting to regain all of the movement in her face two months after the surgery. “I’m starting to move my face more and more. [But,] I feel very plastic … especially when I first came out, it was so hard for me even to smile and it’s still hard for me to chew sometimes. But it’s feeling more and more natural every day because the swelling is going down.”
Montag’s procedures included a mini brow lift, botox, revision of a nose job, fat injections,
chin reduction, neck liposuction, ear pinning, and revision of breast augmentation.
Montag said she paid for the procedures, which ran to $30,000, adding that she was now ready to come back to the limelight and pose for Playboy a second time.