Read this post on allure.com here.
How much would you sacrifice for the perfect body? A UK woman named Jayne Fenney recently sold her three-bedroom house (plus her double bed, clothes dryer, and television) to pay for roughly $47,700 worth of plastic surgery. Fenney splurged on a full-body lift—on her stomach, arms, breasts, and thighs—to sculpt her body into her ideal shape after losing 150 pounds with the help of gastric banding surgery. (The dramatic weight loss left her with excess skin that that could only be removed with surgery.) Fenney now lives in a mobile home, and she told the Daily Mail that it was the best thing she ever did, saying, “Feeling great is worth ten houses.”
After reading the headline, my first thought was that this woman must a superficial nut—a woman with a trout pout and an over-inflated chest. But when I clicked through to her picture, instead of finding a blow-up doll doppelganger, Fenney looked natural and (dare I say it?) normal. I found myself identifying with her desire for a solution to a body issue that diet and exercise can’t fix. Rather than load that $50 grand onto her credit cards, she made the calculation that the surgery would make her happier than her three-bedroom house. If she’s happy with the results—isn’t that all that matters? What would you give up to have the perfect body?
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