Ohio resident Chrissy Lance recently took to the streets with a cardboard sign that read, "Not homeless, need boobs."
The 37-year-old bartender, student and single mom told HLN’s Dr. Drew Thursday night that her breasts are size AA. She wanted to raise $5,000 for breast implant surgery in hopes it would improve her self-esteem.
When plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Salzhauer heard about her story on Facebook, he was moved, and decided he would do the surgery for free.
“She is not talking about getting implants to be DDD,” Salzhauer explained. “She is talking about being normal … especially for her line of work. In my experience, a lot of the waitress and bar-maids see increases in their tips after they get plastic surgery. So she is doing it not just for her self-esteem she told me, but also as an investment.”
However, Lacey Wildd, who now has L-cup breasts after receiving multiple surgeries, expressed concern for Lance.
“I'm hoping that she has some type of support at home to help her in this,” she said, adding, “I have had a lot of complications and it wasn't when I was just this big. I was as small as she was at one time.”
At the end of the segment though, plastic surgeon Dr. Linda Li stated that, in her opinion, breast surgery can truly enhance a person’s self-esteem, but noted, “It is not a magic pill that is going to make you happy.”
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