A woman who has L-cup breasts -- soon to become size MMM -- appeared on HLN’s Dr. Drew Tuesday night after undergoing 12 breast enlargement surgeries.
Model Lacey Wildd, 44, says her large breasts will ultimately help her children, Ivy, 27, Silas, 24, Tori, 16, Michael, 15, Brandon, 10, and Jenaveve, 5, to live a better lifestyle than she did growing up. She explains that she’s been offered multiple employment opportunities as a result of her enhancements.
“This is just my choice," she said. “I don't push it on anyone, but I'm making a lot of money. I just signed a contract with a major network. You're going to see a lot more of me on TV. I am a really good mom and hopefully everybody could see that I make sure my health is number one, because you know what? My kids are number one.”
However, plastic surgeon Dr. John Diaz says she is putting her health at risk.
“There's no question that she is causing severe damage to her body by having implants of this size in her breasts,” he explained. “[She’s] not only [damaging] her skin, [but] I'm sure she is having some kind of chronic neck and back problems.”
He added, “A lot of people don't realize that when you have weight like this on your chest, over time, that weight starts eroding into your rib cage.”
Wildd responded, “I don't have any back problems really from the breasts. I'm pretty proportionate. If you see the rest of my body, I'm not a small girl … I have problems sleeping and I have problems getting clothes and stuff, but I have been carrying big breasts for my entire life.”
She later explained how her kids have been affected by all the fame as of late.
“Obviously, I have been in the media a lot … it's hard for them, but they have always known me to look like this, so, you know, they are kind of used to it. Now, people, they gasp when they see me,” she said.
Wildd also stated that her next surgery will be performed in the United States by a board-certified plastic surgeon, noting that she does not “promote anyone getting any type of surgery anywhere but by someone that is board-certified.”
Dr. Drew and Dr. Diaz agreed though that these types of surgeries are not a “one-time thing,” because “they have to have revisions and [there may be] complications.”
“By undergoing all these procedures and at these extreme sizes, [people] are putting their health at risk,” Dr. Diaz said. “It’s not only their breasts, but their health.”
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