Top five - Dodgy Cosmetic Surgery

Gordon Ramsay was recently spotted out and about in California with a face like a football, after allegedly undergoing a £30,000 hair transplant procedure.

Ramsay has admitted to indulging in a little facial filler in the past, in a bid to remove his wrinkles, but, given that the whole world and his wife have jumped on the surgery bandwagon of late, who can blame him?

Though we thought twice about indulging in a little all out celebrity mockery, we caved. So, here are five cases of botched male surgery to make you think twice about going under the knife, syringe, plunger or baster.

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Harald Gloeoeckler(above)

If the devil took human form, he would look like this. German shopping television superstar Harald Gloeoeckler, the self-appointed “prince of fashion” has celebrity fans in the form of both Bonnie Tyler and Nastassja Kinsky and his own show on Living TV. Oh, and he was also the inspiration behind Sacha Baron Cohen's Brüno. 'Nuf said.

Surgery Pete Burns
Pete Burns

It’s easier to list his surgical procedures than his songs; from numerous facelifts to a lip pumping operation that went horribly wrong, Burns is the ultimate cautionary figure for any budding married, bisexual pop drop-outs.

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Surgery Carrot Top
Carrot Top

American comedian Scott Thompson, otherwise known as Carrot Top, has undergone a complete transformation over the past fifteen years, from charmingly geeky redhead to steroid-pumped, perpetually surprised lovechild of Jackie Stallone and Marcia Cross.

Burt Reynolds

Burt Reynolds

We can’t help but wonder whether the ‘heartthrobs’ of old all visit the same quack. Burt Reynolds – alongside Kirk Douglas and the late Tony Curtis - has come out of the operating theatre looking more than a little perplexed.

Surgery David Gest
David Gest

At least he has a sense of humour and complete disconnection from reality to fall back on. If we’ve learned one thing from the sad loss of Michael Jackson, it’s that it’s probably best to steer clear of his plastic surgeon.