Crystal Hefner recovering after near-fatal cosmetic procedure

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Crystal Hefner
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Crystal Hefner is in recovery after a near-fatal cosmetic procedure.

The widow of Hugh Hefner took to Instagram on Wednesday sharing a photo of herself wrapped in bandages following her "fat transfer surgery" which she says she "almost didn't make it through".

On the surgery which took place on 16 October, she shared: "I lost half the blood in my body and ended up in the hospital needing a blood transfusion. I've been slowly eating my way back to health since then and I am now finally feeling ok."

She added, of her breast implant removal surgery four years ago: "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."

She went on to talk about the pressure put on women by society to look a certain way. "Our culture is a trap and makes women feel terrible about themselves," she said. "For ten years my value was based on how good my physical body looked. 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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