A surgery loving model has had six ribs removed – to look like a cartoon character.
Former electrician Pixee Fox had already spent more than £70,000 on plastic surgery attempting to sculpt the perfect hourglass figure. But now she has taken her obsession even further by having her lower ribs removed – so she can shrink her waist to a record-breaking 14 inches.
The 25-year-old says she was inspired by animated characters like Jessica Rabbit. Pixee, from Sweden, says: ‘I want to achieve that ideal. 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 extreme five-hour keyhole surgery operation cost £6,000 and is irreversible. It’s usually performed for medical reasons but can be used for cosmetic purposes after extensive consultation.
‘Getting my ribs removed has always been a dream of mine but it was really hard, almost impossible, to find a surgeon to do it,’ says Pixee.
‘The only reason I’ve been able to do it now is that doctors finally started taking me seriously because they can see I’m not a crazy person and that I know what I’m doing.’
The recovery was supposed to take six weeks but Pixee was already back into her normal routine and wearing a corset just two days after.
‘I think I am pretty close to the world record for smallest waist,’ she says. ‘If I just get time to heal and workout and continue my lifestyle I’m going to go down to 14 inches.’
The current record holder is American Cathie Jung, 78, who has a 15-inch waist.
With her lower ribs removed, Pixee’s lower internal organs, including the liver, have lost some of their natural protection – but she isn’t worried.
‘Before if I was in a car crash I would normally break my ribs. If that happened now I’m probably going to break my spleen instead. But I’m not concerned as I have my corset as my artificial ribcage now and I wear it 24/7.’
Her glamourous look and lifestyle is a far cry from her upbringing living with her parents and older sister in a small rural town outside of Stockholm, Sweden.
The blonde, who stands at 5ft 4in, says: ‘Sweden is a country which does not encourage you to stand out.
‘I didn’t feel like I fitted in. I was a tomboy. I worried about my nose, I didn’t date and I felt vulnerable.’
After leaving school she trained as an electrician and saved up £1,560 for a nose job. Her boyfriend at the time then encouraged her to have two boob jobs that took her from an A to a C-cup.
But it was after splitting from him in 2013 that her obsession to become a real-life cartoon really picked up.
Including the rib surgery she estimates she has spent £80,000 on surgery alone.
It has taken Pixee’s measurements from 30-24-34 to an eye-watering 38-16-39.
To maintain her shape, she works out seven days a week for up to five hours a day. She also keeps to a healthy diet incorporating lots of vegetables, fruit, nuts and extra vitamins – but often drinks them in a smoothie as eating a large piece of bread or meat is hard when wearing a corset.
Her whole lifestyle is tailored around living what she calls ‘the bimbo life’.
‘My particular transformation is about achieving a total look, which requires head-to-toe transformation and total lifestyle commitment.’
She paid for 11 of the procedures out of her own earnings and savings but the rest, including her fourth breast augmentation, were paid for by fans who have been following her transformation on social media.
So far she has 70,000 followers on Instagram and insists she is a good role model to them.
‘It’s not my goal to inspire people to get plastic surgery. What I want to do is get a message out there that whatever you decide to do you should dare to be yourself and surround yourself with people that support you for who you are inside.’