Dr. Drew Pinsky Talks Heidi Montag’s Plastic Surgery: ‘It’s Really Female-Female Cross Dressing’
First Published: January 21, 2010 6:28 PM EST Credit: Getty Images, Access Hollywood
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Dr. Drew Pinsky is known the world over for helping people with problems of addiction, but he isn’t convinced Heidi Montag is addicted to plastic surgery.
“The addiction thing would be having so much plastic surgery in order to get the pain medication, which people do. I see a lot of that,” Dr. Drew told AccessHollywood.com as he stepped out for “The Pee-Wee Herman Show” at Club Nokia in Los Angeles on Wednesday night. “I don’t think that’s what’s going on here.”
Last week it was revealed that Heidi had undergone 10 procedures in the fall, and while Dr. Drew doesn’t believe the headlines – that “The Hills” star is addicted to plastic surgery — he does find her decisions troubling.
“Clearly there are body image issues, self-worth issues,” Dr. Drew said. “I’m sort of disturbed that no one referred her for those kinds of counseling before they put her under the knife.”
Heidi previously revealed that on November 20, she went under the knife for 10 procedures in one day, which included a mini brow lift, Botox in the forehead, nose job revision, fat injections in cheeks and lips, chin reduction, neck liposuction, ears pinned back, breast augmentation revision, liposuction on her waist and thighs and a buttocks augmentation.
Dr. Drew said Heidi’s decision to undergo so many procedures has a drag-like quality to it.
“I also, by the way, call that — the kind of extreme accentuation of her feminine features — it’s really female-female cross dressing,” Dr. Drew said. “It’s like she’s taking on an excessively feminizing characteristic, fetish-izing her entire body, it’s a little troubling, a little problematic.”
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