Crystal Hefner Shares Terrifying Story About Almost Dying While Getting ‘Fat Transfer’ Surgery

Hugh Hefner's widow Crystal has opened up about her scary experience during 'fat transfer' surgery, in which she lost half the blood in her body.

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Crystal Hefner has revealed she “almost didn’t make it” through a scary cosmetic procedure in late 2020. The 34-year-old widow of Playboy mogul Hugh Hefner opened up in a candid Instagram post on January 6, explaining she underwent fat transfer surgery. “I lost half the blood in my body and ended up in the hospital needing a blood transfusion,” she captioned her selfie, which showed her chest wrapped in bandages. “I’ve been slowly eating my way back to health since then and I am now finally feeling ok.⁣”

The surgery itself involves fat being removed from one area of the body and injected into another area — usually the breasts. The former Playmate went on to call out society’s beauty standards which she said were a “trap”. ⁣”I advocate for being natural since I got very ill and removed my implants and everything else toxic in my body in 2016. I should have learned my lesson the first time but I guess the universe keeps sending you the same lesson until you learn it.” Crystal added, “Our culture is a trap and makes women feel terrible about themselves.”

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She continued, “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.”

Crystal, who “made a living” based on her appearance revealed she has to “write reminders” to “convince [herself] that [she’s] enough.” She concluded her caption, “This is a huge slap on my own wrist for caving in to this pressure, even now in my 30’s – as I thought I would have learned my lesson by now.”

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