April 9, 2010

Montag’s ‘back scooping’ baffles many

Posted: 07:00 PM ET

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Reality TV star had a procedure even she couldn’t explain

Heidi Montag is a celebrity who's perhaps better known for the work she's had done than any work she's actually done. Earlier this week, the 23-year-old star of MTV's "The Hills" went on Ryan Seacrest's radio show to talk about her body of work: a nose job, cheekbone and chin jobs, an eyebrow lift, breast augmentation, back scooping — wait. What?

"I had my back scooped," Montag said on "On Air with Ryan Seacrest" on Monday. When asked what, exactly, that means, she said, "I actually didn't know. I might be the first one to try it. It carves out your back a little bit."

And the Internet was all, Back scooping? Is that a real thing?! LOL. Commenters on blogs and celebrity gossip sites pondered together: What is this mysterious procedure?

First of all, the procedure isn't really called that, said Dr. Anthony Youn, a plastic surgeon in Troy, Mich., who runs the blog Celebrity Cosmetic Surgery.

"'Back scooping' is probably a term that Heidi made up for the liposuction of the love-handle, back-of-hips area," says Youn, an contributor.

The procedure essentially does create a scoop-like, concave appearance to the patient's back, handy for backless summer dresses. But Montag is definitely not the first one to try this — it's a fairly common surgery, and it's becoming an increasingly popular weapon in the war on the muffin top.


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Jessie from Auckland, NZ   April 10th, 2010 6:48 am ET

The lengths some people will go to for looks. Makes me cringe just hearing about all these procedures you can have done to one's body now.

How vain has our societies become. Old seems to be a dirty word now. Youth is all the rage. It is becoming a sad fact of life nowadays it seems.

I don't think that I would be brave enough to have any cosmetic surgery done on me. Let alone the costs involved.

Susan62509   April 10th, 2010 7:18 am ET

She needs major surgery on her personality. Start saving your money Heidi. A little lipo on the brain wouldn't hurt either. lol

Gerald Jolly   April 11th, 2010 10:05 am ET

Montag, needs just one more plastic surgery procedure.

She needs to have her moutn sutured closed, so she cant talk anymore.

Ted   April 11th, 2010 10:48 am ET

Men, with the Rubber Maid lady you at least know what you get!
Heidi is made up bits and pieces of different material, push her left tit she honks, the right one is to call the waiter.

Triny   April 12th, 2010 2:12 pm ET

Heidi Montag is about as pathetic as her husband! Why this wannabe celebrity would want to have these surgeries is beyond me. She's delusional.

Expat American   April 14th, 2010 12:09 pm ET

Women in the Afghanistan, Sudan and in countless other places around the world live in fear every day of being beaten, raped and murdered in front of their children.

In the United States of America, a woman, Heidi Montag in this instance, is given a voice to reveal her vanity and her self-obsession afforded to her by the Western World's fascinating yet false and ridiculous fabrication of 'beauty'.

Heidi Montag may be a 'celebrity'. But take a look and a listen on the street in 'Anyplace', America....countless others act just like her; and you don’t need plastic surgery to do it.

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