A surgery loving human barbie doll who had six ribs removed said she felt trapped in her old body, describing her struggle as similar to that of a transgender person.
Former electrician, Pixee Fox had already spent more than £80,000 on plastic surgery alone 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 said she was inspired by animated characters like Jessica Rabbit, Aurora from Sleeping Beauty and Holli Would from Cool World.
Pixee, from Sweden, said: “People often come up to me and say, ‘don’t take this the wrong way, but you look like a cartoon’ – but for me that is a compliment, that is what I want to achieve.
“Those cartoon characters represent the idealisation of the female body. I want to achieve that. 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 was performed in Indianapolis in October.
The operation, which is irreversible, is usually performed for medical reasons but can be used for cosmetic purposes after extensive consultation.
Pixee said: “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.
“The only reason I have 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 to her normal routine and wearing a corset just two days after.
“I can see the results and feel the difference. Before the corset would push against the ribs, which makes it harder and more painful to wear. Now I can wear it even tighter without any pain.
“I think I am pretty close to the world record for smallest waist. 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.
The blonde, who stands at 5ft 4in, said: “Sweden is a very egalitarian 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.
In total she has had four rhinoplasties costing £12,600; four breast augmentations of 200cc, 525cc, 800cc and 1400cc costing £26,500; two rounds of liposuction at £4,600; two upper eyelid surgeries at £5,300; a labiaplasty costing £3,300; a Brazilian butt lift at £8,000 and cool-sculpting, cheek injections, and lip injections at about £10,600.
Including the rib surgery she estimated she has spent £80,000 on surgery alone.
But taking into account lost wages, medicines and travel, she estimates it has cost her about £165,000.
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
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.