A 25 year-old model spends $120,000 on 15 surgeries and had SIX RIBS removed in her quest for a 14-inch waist – because she wants to look like a cartoon character
Pixie Fox, a former electrician, said she was inspired by characters like Jessica Rabbit and Aurora from Sleeping Beauty to undergo the shocking transformation.
The model endured 15 surgeries and had six of her lower ribs removed in order to achieve her desired look.
“People often come up to me and say, ‘Don’t take this the wrong way, but you look like a cartoon,'” she told Daily Mail. “But for me that’s a compliment, that’s what I want to achieve.”
Fox, who has over 70,000 Instagram followers, said felt she was a positive role model for her fans.
“Those cartoon characters represent the [idealization] of the female body,” she said. “I want to have the tiny waist, the butt, big boobs, big eyes and a really pretty face. Having my ribs removed was just another step in achieving that ideal.”
The most intense surgery was the rib removal, in which Fox underwent a five-hour irreversible procedure.
“Getting my ribs removed has always been a dream of mine,” she said.
“But it was really hard, almost impossible, to find a surgeon to do it. The only reason I have been able to do it now is that doctors finally started taking me seriously. They they can see I’m not a crazy person and that I know what I’m doing.”
Recovery for the extreme surgery was only supposed to be six weeks, but Fox said she was back to normal in two days.
“I can see the results and feel the difference,” she said. “Before the corset would push against the ribs, which makes it harder and more painful to wear. Now I can wear it even tighter without any pain. I think I am pretty close to the world record for smallest waist.”
Many readers criticized Fox for taking such extreme measures to change her appearance.
“I cannot believe a surgeon would perform this rib removal. They are there for a reason. She has a psychological problem here. But of course, money talks louder than sense. And if someone is willing to pay enough, ethics and common sense fly right out of the window,” one reader commented on Facebook.
“This girl is a complete idiot and the surgeon who performed the operation is also. He should have his license revoked and never be allowed to perform surgery again. Now this girl looks like a freak from a circus sideshow,” another wrote.
“I think the doctors who would perform such surgeries that are so extreme and outrageous. They should instead send them to a psychiatrist/because this is obviously a sick person. I also think a dr that does such a stupid surgery as to remove 6 ribs should get in serious trouble. Ribs serve a purpose. And removing 6 must be dangerous for her insides!” another added.