Andy Warhol’s love-affair with plastic surgery is no secret. He’s known for having said: ‘I love Los Angeles. I love Hollywood. They’re so beautiful. Everything’s plastic, but I love plastic. I want to be plastic’
To be honest, some critics have claimed that little about Warhol was real. The artist had his nose re-shaped when he was 29 to remove the rounded contour of the facial feature he hated most, wore a wig after losing all his hair as a young man, and had to wear a girdle to support his damaged stomach muscles after being shot in 1968.
Andy Warhol did not like to get up in the morning and was a penny pincher, according to his plastic surgeon.
Last month, Dr Pamela Lipkin, a New York City-based plastic surgeon specializing in noses who used to treat Warhol during the artist’s hey-day opened herself and told the public how was it to work with the famous artist.
According to her, Warhol was not only cheap, but had some strange requests including calling to ask for collagen injections in the middle of the night. When she suggested he come in the morning before she operates, he was not pleased.
She also added that the artist was a bit of a miser, saying: ‘He would also always try to negotiate my fee for something lower.’
Want more about Warhol? Watch one of the scenes from the movie “66 Scenes from America” with Andy Warhol eating two symbols of American food.