And so what do they do? They turn to Dr. Plastic Surgery in hope of having a magic wand waved over their aging corpses and be able to turn back time by at least 10 years. Sometimes, it can work... briefly. But more often than not it becomes completely addicting and the results of this particular addiction can be absolutely disastrous.
And these celebrities I have very kindly listed below for you learned that lesson the (incredibly) hard way.
And then for some reason, this happened. It just goes to show that it's not only the female branch of celebs that find it difficult to hold onto their youth... the males feel the pressure too! How refreshing.
This may come as a surprise to you, but I was a pretty big fan of Lil Kim back in the day. I'm not saying you'd catch me at her concerts at any point but if came on while I was driving around the time I may turn the volume up very slightly.
...But I had no idea she had turned into such a surgery addict! Of course, she still looks pretty fierce.. but she also looks like she may have melted under the sun a little bit too.
Okay, so this one isn't exactly a surprise guest on this list. But I bet that if I hadn't have included Pamela Anderson's name at the beginning of this point you'd have no idea who the heck it was in the picture above, would you? Well, I freakin' didn't.
But yes, shock horror, Pamela Anderson has had a slight brush the plastic surgery demon. In all honesty, though, she's made quite the living from her enhancements... and when you think of Pamela Anderson you think of her big ole' fake boobs, her blown-up lips, and her gloriously blonde locks... and that's okay!
It's no real surprise that the celebrities who probably feel the pressure to stay young the most are models. Let's face it, they pretty much base their whole career on how they look, right? So what the heck do you do when you stop looking the way you looked when you first started your illustrious, beautiful career?
Well, you get surgery and hope for the best, obviously. Which is exactly what Janice Dickinson, the American model did... quite a few times, by the looks of it. She kinda looks like a young woman, with an old woman trapped inside of her trying to desperately get out.
And you know me, I'm not one to judge but the fact that at one point this beautiful women felt like she had no other choice but to do this to herself is truly upsetting. Of course, she is still a truly talented actress and a beautiful lady... it's just a shame that the pressure got to someone who HAS such a talent in the first place!
It's no secret that pretty much every member of the Jackson family has gone under the knife at least once, if not a dozen, times throughout their lives... and the particular modifications they make to themselves are nothing short of drastic.
But is probably the first time I've actually ever seen a photograph of post-surgery La Toya Jackson and all I have to say is... wow, just, wow. A drastic difference indeed!
Wouldn't really be a drastic plastic surgery article if I didn't mention Bruce Jenner, would it!?
Bruce Jenner's plastic surgery journey seems to have been going on for years and years. If you had told me that the person in the first picture was indeed Bruce Jenner, in fact, I probably would have told you to get the freak out of here.
Personally, I think this is one of the most drastic surgical transformations on the list. It's hard to believe that these two women are actually the same women!
Strangely enough, however, it seems like Jackie may have passed her surgery addiction down to her own son, Sylvester Stallone, who has also been on the surgery table a few times before himself.
Despite all the negative press about him in the media at the moment, it would have felt wrong to leave Michael Jackson off of this list, seeing as he's renowned for possibly one of the most drastic plastic surgery changes in the history of plastic surgery.
Not only did he completely change his face, but he also completely changed his race... although there is still some debate about whether or not his change in skin color was due to surgery or an actual medical condition.
One of America's favorite funny ladies, Joan Rivers! Another victim of the pressure of perfection... yes that's right folks, even us funny ladies feel the pressure to look beautiful forever too!
And it appears that poor Joan certainly felt it hard. Of course, all of her much-loved, funny-gal features are still very visible... they're just slightly more, er, inflated, than they once were I suppose? I still love ya though Joan!
Priscilla Presley is someone I never thought I'd be including on a plastic surgery list, truth be told I never even knew she'd had any plastic surgery (am I really THAT out of touch!?)
But when I saw THIS photo... oh GEEZ. Yeah... it's kind of obvious that she's had a little work done... and then maybe a little more. And she was such a natural beauty as well!
Let me just say this now; I don't care what Cher does, whether it be to her face or otherwise, I will NOT hear a bad word said about this absolute QUEEN OF POP.
And despite the fact that Romana spent most of the first couple of seasons throwing absolute SHADE at any of the other housewives who'd ever had plastic surgery done... you couldn't help but notice all the freakin' work she went and had done the season after you find out her husband was having an affair. Interesting, no?
Tragically, Pete Burns died suddenly at the young age of 57 due to cardiac arrest which was reported to have been caused by the dangerous amount of surgery Pete had undergone during his lifetime. Such an awful, awful thing.
Basically, be kind - always!