Mickey Rourke’s Bad Plastic Surgery Past
After acting he went into boxing, where he fared passingly well as a professional fighter.
Like some other stars of past and present, it also cost him his good looks
Of course that didn’t stop his acting career, and he’s since come back with great films like The Wrestler, Sin City and playing the villain in Iron Man 2. Mickey Rourke is also one of the very rare celebrities that fully admits he’s had plastic surgery done, and goes even further to describe it as celebrity plastic surgery gone wrong.
What Cosmetic Surgery Did Mickey Rourke Have Done?
Mickey Rourke’s admitted plastic surgery procedures have been on his face.
He has certainly not had more procedures than Cindy Jackson, the Guinness Book of Records holder for the most cosmetic procedures on a single person (see Cindy Jackson).He’s had his nose re-shaped and re-built with five separate surgeries, and he’s had cartilage removed from his ear.
He’s also admitted to having facial reconstruction surgery done on his cheek.
Beyond all of these facial procedures though there are further rumors that Mickey has also had a facelift (see natural facelift without plastic surgery) that went badly.
It can sometimes be hard to separate the admitted surgery from the rumored surgery, especially with a plastic surgery celebrity like Mickey Rourke, but he’s only really admitted to having the reconstructive surgery on his cheek and nose, which he talked about in an interview with Britain’s Daily Mail.
Why Did Mickey Get Surgery?
For those that have never seen a professional boxing match, they aren’t pretty affairs. Especially when you get into the weight class that Rourke was fighting at.
While he did win 6 or the 8 professional fights he was in, 4 of them by knockout, the fists of his opponents were not kind to Rourke’s face.
He had his nose broken several times, and his cheekbone was fractured. In order to clean up the mess of his face, Rourke said, he had to get plastic surgery. But he also admits that he went to the “wrong guy” to get the reconstruction done.
Rourke needed to get his cheekbone fixed, and his nose, since the scar tissue from the injuries just wasn’t healing correctly.
Surgeons had to take cartilage from his ear in order to try and fix his nose, which had been broken at least twice during his stint as a fighter.
Between the injuries he’d received, the poor choice of surgeon and the sheer number of procedures that he’s undergone, it’s no wonder that Mickey Rourke’s appearance has changed so dramatically from what it once was in his hey day in the 1980s.
Of course Rourke probably had one of the best reasons for getting plastic surgery in Hollywood, and as a male actor it can be a hard thing to admit. But if he needs to get future plastic surgery, Mickey Rourke should know enough to do it right this time.
This is an intriguing video showing the many changing faces of Mickey Rourke over the years.
Here’s a video summary of what has happened to Mickey Rourke and why he needed surgery.
Mickey Rourke’s Before and After Pictures
Unfortunately, Mickey Rourke is a sad example to those thinking of cosmetic enhancement surgery. Some of the pictures and photos below give an insight into just what he has “lost”.
Mickey Rourke Plastic Surgery: Actor Looks Gruesome In Post-Surgery Recovery
It's no secret that Mickey Rourke has had plastic surgery, and bad plastic surgery at that. The actor once claimed that he went to the wrong man to put his face back together, and he has continued to try to correct the 2008 hatchet job ever since.
Photos taken last year show "The Wrestler" star's latest journey under the knife, and the 60-year-old actor looks more like he took a beating than he's in post-surgery recovery. The photos were obtained by the National Enquirer, and show Rourke looking monster-like with his swollen face, bruised eyes and bandaged head it's hard to believe a person would voluntarily do this to themselves.
The actor famously underwent surgery in attempt to regain his once-handsome looks, which he lost when he became a professional boxer in 1991 after his career in Hollywood fizzled. Rourke returned to acting after he was advised to stop boxing due to neurological problems.
"I had my nose broken twice. I had five operations on my nose and one on a smashed cheekbone. I had to have cartilage taken from my ear to rebuild my nose and a couple of operations to scrape out the cartilage because the scar tissue wasn't healing properly. That was one of the most painful operations, but the worst was hemorrhoids," he told The Daily Mail in 2009, adding that "Most of [the surgery] was to mend the mess of my face because of the boxing, but I went to the wrong guy to put my face back together,' he says.