Celebs and their plastic surgery

Articles about Tara Reid

Tara Reid Is Aging In Reverse!

Thursday, March 15th, 2012

It’s a Radar Online Two-fer today, as my comments were featured in two of their articles. Next up is Tara Reid, of American Pie fame.  After years of hard-partying which left her a mess, Tara now looks amazing!  I suspect that her previous Beverly Hills plastic surgeon Dr. Steven Svehlak may have something to do with this.  Dr. Steve is a very good friend of mine, but I have not asked him whether he’s performed any procedures on her.  I suspect that he has.  If you are in the Beverly Hills area and looking for a plastic surgeon, Dr. Steve Svehlak is a great choice.

Check out my Radar Online.com article on Tara’s new look HERE.

Check out Dr. Steven Svehlak at www.sunsetcosmeticsurgery.com.


Tara Reid’s Plastic Surgery in Playboy

Monday, December 21st, 2009

The latest issue of Playboy contains actress Tara Reid’s nude pictorial. As you probably know, she has been very candid about her botched breast lift and liposuction surgery by a phony plastic surgeon. She subsequently underwent corrective surgery by a good friend of mine, Dr. Steve Svehlak, a board-certified plastic surgeon in Beverly Hills. Now she’s in Playboy. Topless. With no scars. Hmmm. Something smells fishy, and it’s not her acting career.

This reminds me of the Carnie Wilson Playboy pictorial, after she admitted to undergoing a breast lift. There were no scars in her pictorial either! What kind of breast lift creates no scars??

With all the airbrushing and Photoshopping going around, when reading magazines I often feel like I’m looking at drawings or paintings of famous people, not photographs. Maxim and Playboy may be the worst of these, but virtually every magazine airbrushes their photos. This creates a very unrealistic view of how people should and do look. Anyone can look good if their ‘flaws’ are conveniently painted away or covered with makeup, even me. Have you seen how great my skin looks on TV? Not in real life it doesn’t!

To see a few photos from the Tara Reid Playboy issue, check out Perez Hilton’s blog here.

Thanks for reading.
Michigan-based Plastic Surgeon
Anthony Youn, M.D.




Tara Reid To Bear It All In Playboy?

Sunday, October 11th, 2009

Seriously?? According to X17online.com, actress and botched plastic surgery victim Tara Reid has posed for a Playboy pictorial, coming out in the near future. You may remember that a couple years ago Tara admitted to undergoing botched liposuction and breast lift surgery at the hands of an unreputable surgeon. Her breast scars were revealed when she suffered a wardrobe malfunction while on the red carpet at a P Diddy party. She subsequently underwent corrective plastic surgery by my good friend, Beverly Hills plastic surgeon Dr. Steve Svehlak (back in the day we were both proteges of Dr. Richard Ellenbogen, also of Beverly Hills).

It will be interesting to see how much Playboy airbrushes her photos. Will they airbrush any of the remaining scars from her original botched surgery? You may remember that ex-talk show host and Wilson Phillips star Carnie Wilson had a nude pictorial in Playboy after undergoing gastric bypass surgery. They airbrushed her scars away, so I would bet that Tara’s will be too.

For my previous posts on Tara, click here and here.

photo credit: prphotos.com

Thanks for reading.
Michigan-based Plastic Surgeon
Anthony Youn, M.D.


Tara Reid on Awful Plastic Surgery

Wednesday, October 25th, 2006

Tara Reid was on the Today show today talking about her plastic surgery experience. It’s a nice interview. She is really doing the public a service to let them know that there are people out there doing plastic surgery who are not real plastic surgeons. Even in my geographic vicinity, there is a plethora of doctors who perform plastic surgery who have no formal plastic surgery training at all. It’s extremely frustrating to see so many of their complications. Most of them could have been prevented had the surgery been performed by a competent plastic surgeon certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. There’s a reason I don’t perform tonsillectomies, treat diabetes, or remove cataracts. I don’t perform surgeries I haven’t been properly trained to do. I wish other doctors in town would do the same.

Here is a link to the Today show site. Scroll down to find the link to the video of the interview.


Tara Reid’s Surgeon – Dr. Steve Svehlak

Wednesday, October 11th, 2006

Tara Reid and her plastic surgery “nightmare” is the cover story of the latest US magazine. She goes in detail about the various problems with her first plastic surgery, with the following quotes from USmagazine.com:

On why she had plastic surgery in the first place:

“I got my breasts done for the first time because my breasts were uneven. I was a 34-B, but the right one was always bigger than the left. I weigh 110 pounds now, but I always used to fluctuate by 10 pounds, so my skin was kind of saggy. I figured, I’m in Hollywood, I’m getting older, I’m going to fix them.”

On what went wrong:

“First of all, I asked for big Bs, and he did not give me big Bs. He gave me Cs, and I didn’t want them. At all. Right after the surgery, I had some bumps along the edges of my nipples, but the doctor said, ‘Don’t worry, it’s going to be better.’ But after six months of ‘it’s going to get better,’ it started to get worse and worse.”

On being intimate:

“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 need to turn off the lights, that’s for sure.”

On getting lipo:

“I got lipo because even though I was skinny, I wanted – I’m not going to lie – a six-pack. I had body contouring, but it all went wrong. My stomach became the most ripply, bulgy thing.”

A very good friend of mine (and former associate during my time in Beverly Hills), Dr. Steve Svehlak was identified as the surgeon who fixed her previous unsatisfactory work. She states that he helped “get her confidence back.”

Liposuction which is performed overly aggressively or in the wrong tissue plane can create unsightly bulges and depressions. It is most often seen in the tummy and outer thigh areas. I have corrected many of these myself, usually coming from local cosmetic surgeons who are not board-certified plastic surgeons. I believe that the attempt to create a “six pack” using liposuction (called “etching” makes no sense at all. Some surgeons will try this to make the fat look like muscle. Unfortunately, fat is not muscle and will sag with time. No one wants to have a saggy, fat-filled six pack. Eventually that six pack of Heineken bottles will turn into a six pack of Milwaukee’s Best in a can. It is bound for ultimate failure.

Anyone on the West Coast who is interested in a world-class plastic surgeon, visit Dr. Svehlak’s website at sunsetcosmeticsurgery.com. He’s a great guy and outstanding surgeon. Let him know I sent you. OK…enough of the plug.