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.