A woman has spent $49,000 on plastic surgery in six years, and says she will ‘never stop’.
Serena Smith, 23, of Beverley Hills, California, has had a $7,500 boob job, a $11,000 nose job, and spent $15,000 on fillers. Most recently she spent $15,000 on a Brazilian Butt Lift surgery.
She said she wants to look like one of the Golden-age Hollywood beauties such as Marilyn Monroe and Jayne Mansfield.
Her first operation was in December 2016, when, at age 18, she had a boob job costing over $7,500 going from a 32A to 32DD.
She then had a nose job costing $11,500 to acquire a glamorous ‘Hollywood nose,’ and regularly undergoes procedures such as Botox and fillers in her lips.
But despite already spending roughly $50,000 she is far from finished – and she is already preparing for another boob job.
She said: ‘I’m really looking forward to my next surgery, a revision of my breast augmentation to go bigger.
‘I’m planning on going from 500 cc Implants to 1,000 cc implants on each side. I needed to do the BBL first before my extra-large implants so I would have good proportions and my body would be symmetrical.
‘I didn’t want to look like an upside-down triangle, in my opinion, it’s all about balance to achieve a really attractive look.’
Serena said she felt like she had been ‘hit like a truck’ after her recent BBL surgery but does not regret having the procedure.
‘The recovery for this procedure is very intense, definitely the hardest so far,’ she said.
‘You have to wear a compression garment 23 hours a day for two months and it can get pretty uncomfortable.
‘The most painful part of the recovery was the initial first two weeks. I was sore all over covered in bruises and very swollen.
‘I had drains in me collecting all the blood and fluids coming out of my body for almost two weeks which wasn’t a pretty sight.
‘It was very hard to get in a comfortable position because your whole body is in pain. You can’t put any pressure on your butt for a couple of months.
‘I was sleeping on my stomach for almost two months and driving around in the trunk of my friends’ car lying flat on my stomach. I couldn’t sit at a restaurant for at least a month and I had to use a special BBL pillow to sit.’
Serena continued: ‘I am very happy with the results, I think they turned out great, the surgery completely changed my body proportions and gave me the curvier look I was after.
‘I was super cautious and tried my best to keep up with all the rules my doctor gave me for recovery which is really important to have a successful result.
‘Once you are all healed you forget the recovery process, but at the time you feel terrible.
‘When it’s all over and you see your results, everything is worth it for that newfound confidence.
Anything that helps me lead a happier, more confident life is worth it to me, and like they say, pain is beauty.
‘I like to do my procedures very safely which is why I choose to go to top doctors in North America. In other countries, they may do more extreme surgeries, but it’s unsafe.
‘You have to be extremely cautious about who you chose to allow to operate on you because you are putting your life in their hands, especially with surgeries like the BBL.’
Serena added that she will ‘never stop’ having surgery.
She said: ‘Once I complete everything I would like to do and I am satisfied I will be happy and content, but once you start to age it’s all about maintenance and keeping that youthful look.
‘When you get to a certain age you start to do your facelifts and eye lifts to keep things tight.
‘Having surgery makes me feel empowered, I love that we are able to create ourselves to be whoever we want.
‘Having the vision in my head of how I see myself come to life is extremely satisfying.
‘I am happy with the results from all my surgeries, but do I still see upgrades and improvements that can be made? Absolutely.
‘I want to have more surgeries in the future because I like to continually improve myself. It’s an investment into yourself.
‘You are your best and most valuable asset and having that inner confidence from feeling beautiful will shine through and have an impact on your entire life.
‘It’s not all about looks to me, it’s about feeling comfortable with myself and doing what I need to do to feel that way.’
Being truly comfortable within herself means that Serena isn’t fazed by any criticism she receives on social media.
‘I get a mixed response on social media, some people hate it, some people love it,’ she said.
‘To the people that love me and support me, the fans of my music, and the people that follow me for my look, I appreciate you.
‘And to the people that choose to judge me and spread negativity without knowing a single thing about me or the type of person I am, I feel bad for those people who want to bring others down.
‘I am not hurting anyone with my choices.
‘I like to spread positivity on my Instagram page and have it be a safe place for my fans and followers to interact with me.
‘In life, you can never please everyone because not everyone chooses to be happy and positive.
‘All you can do is control how you react to things and how you perceive them.
‘To be a public figure and someone who puts their life out there for the world to see, you need to have a thick skin and be able to block out the negativity.’