Crystal Hefner has revealed that she needed a blood transfusion in October after having a medial emergency during surgery.
"I had a fat transfer surgery October 16 and almost didn't make it through," she shared on Instagram. "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."
Hugh Hefner's widow acknowledges that the surgery was a bad idea from the start.
"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," the 34-year-old wrote.
Knowing that she's been championing the natural look, what made her decide to go under the knife again? Well, quite frankly, society — movies, social media and advertisements all have negative affects on body image, she contends.
"Our culture is a trap," Crystal wrote, "and makes women feel terrible about themselves."
She continues, "How our culture defines beauty makes it impossible to keep up with. Women are overly sexualized. I know from the worst kind of experience. 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."
Unfortunately, she doesn't see things getting any better.
"I feel sorry for the next generation looking up to people whose looks aren't even attainable without lots of filters, makeup, or money and women need to stop feeding into it," she writes. "This is a huge slap on my own wrist for caving into this pressure, even now in my 30's – as I thought I would have learned my lesson by now."