The heartstrings of the cosmetic surgery industry were plucked when one woman’s remarkable story became known.
Lisa Connell was tragically diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour over a year ago and thus decided that, if there was anything that she’d ever wanted to do, she might as well spend the money on doing it now and enjoying herself. Ms. Connell decided to follow her life-long desire to look like her idol Demi Moore and spent around £40,000 on the surgery to achieve this. The procedures will include a boob job, some Botox and liposuction; the money will come from a wedding fund Ms. Connell’s mum had set aside for her daughter.
Tragically, Ms. Connell is only 29, a terribly young age to be given such devastating news. She acknowledges that plastic surgery might not be the most conventional of last wishes but she is determined to leave this world looking as fabulous as possible. Some of the surgery she will be undertaking is to combat the negative effects of her condition- facial surgery will be used to correct drooping and make it less drastic as Ms. Connell’s condition worsens. She intends to go further though, having told the Daily Mirror: “But I won’t leave it at that – I want the full works, top to toe, including my boobs as they are heading south,” One certainly has to admire her spirit and her desire to attain the perfect body despite very difficult personal circumstances. Some people might think that there must be better things to spend the money on but, if it’s going to make her happy, then why shouldn’t she pursue the Demi Moore model of physical perfection.
Demi Moore herself was not born with the physical perfection that many fans now ogle over in magazines and in films. She is a huge fan of cosmetic surgery and has reportedly spent as much as £250,000 on different procedures, including breast augmentation. Well, when you’re dating a much younger man like Aston Kutcher, there must be a lot of pressure to stay as young and gravity-defying as possible. Whether or not it’s natural, it is exciting that Demi Moore’s beauty, and that of other celebrities, is inspiring women to go after the body of their dreams. Let us hope that such a quest brings happiness to Ms. Connell and that she enjoys the sadly too-brief time she has left.
Many of us are embarrassed by our mothers and do as little as we possibly can with them, but one mother and daughter have spoken out about how they were brought closer together by undergoing breast surgeries together! The Daily Record reported on how Kimberly Skinner and her daughter, 28 year old Elaine Conroy were both in the same boat; they were both suffering from low-confidence after breastfeeding had left them with a reduced breast size.
Ms. Skinner was the first of them to undergo the procedure; she finally took the plunge after years of being unhappy with her appearance and, after an initial consultation in Edinburgh, enhanced her cup size from a 36C to a 36E. Ms. Skinner, as well as being very happy with the outcome, also had a very quick recovery time. She claimed to be up and walking around very soon after her surgery. Inspired by her mother’s success, daughter Kimberly Skinner was the next to undergo surgery. She too had a very good experience and said that she was “more laidback” and was “happy” with who she was now. The story is testament to the fact that it doesn’t matter what age you are, breast augmentation surgery can give you a new found confidence.
Ms. Skinner and her daughter are not the only people discovering the life-enhancing qualities of breast enhancement. There was a 30% increase in women seeking breast surgeries in Britain in 2008 and this number looks set to rise again this year despite the recession which the country appears to be mired in. Mothers who have breast-fed their children are among the most likely demographic to be seeking breast surgery as many feel the need to give themselves something extra which nursing a child may have taken away. The plethora of companies now offering these surgeries and the amount of credit-schemes now available means that breast augmentation is now within the reach of many more women and this is also a huge factor behind the huge ‘boost’ in the number of surgeries being performed.
The mother-and-daughter story is heart warming and also shows how one person’s story can inspire someone else to take the plunge into surgery. What may seem scary at first should become exciting once one hears of the many different inspirational success stories. Improved confidence is only a few short steps away.