Sarah Burge, who commonly refers to herself as the Real Life Barbie , has welcom
Burge now hopes that the increase in popularity of going under the knife is an indication that people who have had cosmetic surgery will soon receive the respect they deserve. Burge is not some blonde pin-up doll who is simply addicted to plastic surgery, as she has taken her role seriously as an ambassador of sorts for plastic surgery who advocates the benefits of plastic surgery and encourages others to go under the knife and improve their lives from the outside and inside. Burge heads up a plastic surgery consulting company that advises people about which surgeries would be appropriate for them and she also gives plastic surgeon referrals to her clients.
Sarah Burge has enjoyed widespread television, radio, and newspaper exposure all over the world. Her www.reallifebarbie.com website receives as many as 20,000 visitors a day. Hundreds of personal emails from admirers have also flooded in, including 20 proposals of marriage.
Make Me Heal has caught up with Sarah in this intimate and refreshing interview.
A Breakdown Of Sarah’s Plastic Surgery Expenses
Burge’s near half million dollar plastic surgery bill is the result of a numerous cosmetic procedures over the years and an expensive yearly regimen consisting of all sorts of upkeep beauty treatments to preserve her expensive look. Below is a breakdown of the main cosmetic surgery procedures that Sarah has accumulated over the years along with price tag for each procedure:
· Whole face lasered to remove layer of skin to give a youthful look – $14,000
· Gortex filler threaded into frown lines around nose and mouth -$8000
· Dermabrasion to whole face – a procedure where skin is sanded to remove the top layer, makes the face look younger – $8000
· Facelift a half inch cut was made in front of each ear, the skin over the face pulled tight then sown back to the front of the ear – $11,000
· Another face lift as one side looked lop-sided, so a similar nip-tuck was carried out – $11,000
· A solid silicone implant was fed into each cheek through the mouth to avoid scars on the face – $12,000
· Liposuction to chin and neck. Fat was sucked out through a catheter-type tube – $6,000
· A silicone implant was again fed through the mouth into the chin – $11,000
· Liposuction to make jaw look more defined – $6000
· Upper lip and surrounding areas dermabraded to ward off lines – $6000
· Laser treatment on teeth – $7000
· Uper eye lift (blepharoplasty). Excess skin was cut out from the lid and folds stitched together – $9000
· Lower eye area lased twice on different occasions to get rid of wrinkles – $12,000
· Nose job after it was broken in an accident — $8000
· A second nose job was performed to correct and improve the first nose job. - $15,000
· Ears Pinned back as they were sticking out – $12,000
· Breast reduction from a 32H to 32DD/E. Nipples were removed, sewn on again and flesh folded and liposuction done to each side – $22,000
· Breast Lift – $11,000
· Stomach liposuction to remove excess skin that could not be shifted in the gym – $7000
· Liposuction to hips and thighs – $7000
· November 9, 2006 – Burge’s most recent surgery – lower eyes, tummy tuck, buttock implants, liposuction and fat transfer – $30,200
· Maintenance Treatments Performed On An Annual Basis – Skin peels, dermabrasion, injectable fillers, botox, semi-permanent make-up,teeth bleaching and hair extensions most of which are performed by Burge herself – $40,300 per year.
Make Me Heal: What made you have surgery? Didn’t you like the way you look
Sarah: My first surgery was while I was working in
Make Me Heal: Do you believe changing the outside influences the way you feel on the inside?
Sarah: With me I would say so. It’s that Friday or Saturday evening feeling just as you’ve made yourself up and put your best outfit on before you go out. Everyone loves that feeling – and I’m no exception.
Make Me Heal: When did you have your first cosmetic Surgery proc
Sarah: My first proc
Make Me Heal: What have you had since then and when?
Sarah: The proc
Make Me Heal: Did having the surgery ‘fix’ the reasons why you had it?
Sarah: Mmmm! ‘Fix’ is too stronger word because I’ve never really felt the ne
Make Me Heal: Are you not worri
Sarah: There are always risks involv
Surgery is not an exact science and people ne
Make Me Heal: How much has it cost you this far?
Sarah: The million dollar question! If I were to have paid for the surgery at today’s prices it would have cost about £180,000 [$360,000] – which is a lot of money. But only in the very early days did I actually pay for surgery. I now have agreements with some of the top surgeons the country. They keep me looking good and it promotes their expertise so it works out well.
I’ve actually receiv
Make Me Heal: Did you have the support of your family? If you didn’t, was it hard to go it alone?
Sarah: I’ve always had the support of my family and as I work in a professional capacity in the business they know I know my stuff! They are also very proud of me for the way that I look and even more so of my achievements.
Make Me Heal: The m
Sarah: I think its great fun! I love being call
I think my only concern is that it may trivialise cosmetic surgery. But if the attention I receive from the description gives me a platform to advise others about cosmetic surgery then it’s worthwhile.
Make Me Heal: Do you feel people judge you on the way you look, rather than who you are?
Sarah: I suppose people who don’t know me will. It’s inevitable and I’ve learn
People who know me and understand my professional approach value my expertise and often tell me how much they admire me.
Make Me Heal: Has your life chang
Sarah: My life has chang
Make Me Heal: You’ve received over 20 marriage proposals from ne. Have you considered meeting any of the men who propos
Sarah: Well. It’s a bit unnerving to receive a proposal from someone who I’ve never met. Although I’m pretty much happy to meet anyone under the appropriate circumstances!!
Make Me Heal: What advice would you give to women, particularly young women regarding having surgery?
Sarah: My advice is to do your research as I said earlier. Understand your own personal motivation too. With me it’s about maintaining things and professional ne
Make Me Heal: Are you planning on having any more surgery to enhance your looks?
Sarah: I’m too busy at the moment for more surgery but I never say never. And of course things start to head south then yes I will consider more surgery.
Make Me Heal: What are your plans for yourself, now you have this new found acclaim?
Sarah: It’s all been a bit of whirlwind to be honest. But I intend to have as much fun as possible. And, if I can, help as many people make inform
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