Loretta Swit, the actress best known as "Hot Lips" Houlihan on the long-running CBS smash hit television series "M*A*S*H" is nearly unrecognizable these days after appearing to have undergone a major transformation in her appearance.

Loretta Swit looks entirely different these days

The once blonde-haired beauty was considered a bit of a sex symbol, shooting off wisecracks and sporting the tight clinging issued Army tee that kept male fans sitting at attention every week for years.

Today, at 79, Swit looks to be a mere shell of her former self. Loretta recently appeared in an ad with her former 'M*A*S*H' co-star Mike Ferrall, who played B.J. Hunnicut in an ad campaign against Donald Trump's reign as the upcoming President of the United States. Swit is seen asking electoral voters to overthrow the 2016 election.

Not so shocking considering the hostility surrounding the election on both sides.

What was shocking to viewers was Loretta Swit's new appearance. Until recently Swit has led a low-key life flying under the radar of the public eye. So you can imagine the shock most felt after seeing her and what appears to be another celebrity case of plastic surgery gone bad.

Following the ad social media users began taking swipe after swipe at Swit not only for the ad but for her appearance. "Why should we trust Loretta Swit about choosing the President," said one comment, "when she can't even be trusted with choosing a plastic surgeon?"

Celebrities take risks to obtain youthful appearances

Those closest to Swit reveal that she was left broken hearted in 1983 after she was offered a leading role in the upcoming television series"Cagney & Lacey," but could not get out of her contract with "M*A*S*H' which was in its final season.

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While the series is still popular and still in syndication, Swit's career following the series took a downward turn, forcing her to leave the entertainment business altogether in 1998.

"I think she'll admit that soured her on Hollywood," an insider reveals.

Swit is not the only celeb to undergo surgery with the hope of retaining a youthful appearance. Other big names such as Elvis Presley's ex-wife Priscilla Presley, Mickey Rourke, Caitlyn Jenner, (formerly known as Bruce), Laura Flynn Boyle, Barry Manilow, Melanie Griffith, and Guns N' Roses rocker Axl Rose have all fallen victim to plastic surgery gone wrong.

What are your thoughts on celebrity plastic surgery, is it really worth the risks, or should celebs and others just learn to accept the natural aging process?

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