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EXCLUSIVE VIDEO INTERVIEW: Heidi Montag's Plastic Surgeon Says She's A Hero

Jan. 26 2010, Published 1:15 p.m. ET

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Heidi Montag’s plastic surgeon Dr. Frank Ryan tells that he believes The Hills reality star is a hero for going public about all of her procedures. The Beverly Hills physician also defended his decision to perform ten procedures on Montag in one day, blasting Hollywood for not being more honest about plastic surgery.

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“I think Heidi is brave, she is a hero for talking about this, quite frankly. I am a little bit too because I knew this would happen and I told Heidi at the beginning if you are going to have people cover this you can say what you want to say,” he said.

“I think the wrong message is when people lie about plastic surgery in Hollywood -- which is rampant.”

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Ryan says the proof is in the pudding. “You have all these girls that don’t talk about it who are a size zero, with perky breasts and beautiful faces with no lines -- it is because of guys like me. It is not magic.”

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He credits Montag with “sending out a good message to teach about the reality about what is involved.”

Dr. Ryan also spoke out about rumors that Montag received her procedures for free in exchange for publicity. He revealed that the costs would have run into the six-figure range because of the medical infrastructure required. “Heidi definitely paid for the surgery,” he said.  “She is commenting that she has a lot less money in her account because of it!

“The surgical fees certainly add up when you factor in several procedures. At the top plastic surgeons, the fees are all over the map but we are charging the higher fees because that equals patient safety.”

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Despite of all of the controversy, he claims to have “zero regrets” about operating on Montag. He added that his famous patient looks “absolutely spectacular.”



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