Hugh Hefner’s Widow Crystal Almost Died From Plastic Surgery

Playboy Hugh Hefner widow Crystal plastic surgery gone wrong scare

Crystal Hefner, the widow of Playboy founder Hugh Hefner, announced that she almost died while having plastic surgery. This isn’t the 34-year-old’s first close call with cosmetic surgery and now she is advising other women to skip going under the knife for these reasons.

Hefner had a fat transfer on October 16th that almost cost her her life. She claims she lost half of her blood, forcing her to get a transfusion. Three months later, she is beginning to feel better.

Hugh Hefner’s Widow Crystal Experiences Plastic Surgery Scare

The widow said breast implants made her very ill. She had them removed in 2016. Still she couldn’t escape the allure of cosmetic surgery. 

“I advocate for being natural since I got very ill and removed my implants and everything else toxic in my body in 2016,” Hefner shared on Instagram.  “I should have learned my lesson the first time but I guess the universe keeps sending you the same lesson until you learn it.”

After putting the Playboy Mansion in her rearview mirror, Hugh Hefner’s widow is now speaking out the impossible beauty definitions the entertainment industry puts on women.

This unhealthy obsession with looks has made her chronically ill once and then almost cost her her life in the fall. She admits to her role to subscribing to and promoting this impossible standard.  

Impossible Beauty Standards

Crystal Hefner was 25-years-old when she wed Hugh Hefner, who was a whopping sixty years her senior, in 2010. The Playboy founder died seven years later. 

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“Our culture is a trap and makes women feel terrible about themselves. Movies (84.9% directed by men) make it worse,” the Playboy widow shares. “Social media makes it worse. Advertisements make it worse. Physically fake people make it worse (I was one of them).⁣”

“How our culture defines beauty makes it impossible to keep up with. Women are overly sexualized. I know from the worst kind of experience. For ten years my value was based on how good my physical body looked,” she continues.

“I was rewarded and made a living based on my outer appearance. To this day I need to write reminders of why I’m worthy that have nothing to do with my physical appearance to convince myself that I’m enough.”

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Crystal Hefner shared her story along with a picture of herself bandaged after surgery.

We applaud her efforts to get the word out and educate other women. This is a lesson that Crystals says she should have learned by now. At least now she is taking steps to help others by sharing her experience.  


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