There are many plastic surgery treatments that may benefit both young and older patients alike. With every age, there is an appropriate treatment. For example, patients in their 20s may opt for Rhinoplasty to correct a deviated septum or to improve the overall symmetry of their face. Patients in their 30s may decide on liposuction or a tummy tuck to eliminate fat that becomes more stubborn to get rid of as we age. Older patients tend to prefer treatments like face or brow lifts. However, one young woman defied her generation and has since been regarded as a plastic surgery diva.

Heidi Montag, a former reality star on MTV’s “The Hills,” is now spending her days more quietly, away from the limelight. But it wasn’t that long ago that Montag made headlines when she decided to undergo a massive makeover.

By the time Heidi was just 23-years-old, she had already undergone more plastic surgery procedures than some people do in a lifetime. Among her treatments included several breast augmentations, buttocks implants, liposuction, a brow lift, and many others. Heidi, who was already thin and beautiful, soon became unrecognizable, even to her family. But unfortunately, as happens when someone in their 20s goes overboard with plastic surgery, the results aren’t always optimal.

Here in New York, Dr. David Shafer knows all too well just how devastating the results can be when a patient undergoes more plastic surgery procedures than they need. As an experienced and dedicated surgeon, Dr. Shafer refuses to perform a treatment on a patient when he believes it is unnecessary, and if Heidi would have walked through the doors of Shafer Plastic Surgery, instead of turning to a doctor in California, he would have saved her from a lifetime of regret.

Heidi now struggles with several scars stemming from her multiple surgeries, including a 2-inch long incision scar from a chin reduction and bald spots across her hairline from a brow lift she should never have been allowed to get.

“People have fewer scars from car accidents than I have on my body,” confessed Heidi to Life & Style magazine. “I’m always going to feel like Edward Scissorhands.”

Plastic surgery procedures, especially those performed on the face, should never leave behind unsightly scars. Heidi now has to live with her decision, but the now 27-year-old has done a lot of growing up in the past four years. She’s now taking control over her life and while she can’t undo all the damage from the surgeries, there’s one thing she can work on – her breast size.

One of Heidi’s biggest cosmetic surgery regrets was her decision to get oversized breast implants. The blonde starlet, naturally an A-cup, had her first breast augmentation long before the other surgeries and increased to a C-cup. Heidi, who’s frame is very small, looked great at that point, but she kept having more surgery and eventually got up to a G implant size.

Not only did her implants look unnatural, but Heidi began to suffer negative side effect with her health, including a ruptured disc in her neck and spinal damage. As a result, she decided to reduce her breast implant size to a D-cup, which is still, in all honesty, too large, but at least it’s more realistic than a G-cup.

This was probably the best surgery decision she has made, and though it put her back under the knife, at least she is one step closer to regaining control of her life.