By Liana Jacob
MEET THE stunning British mum who used to cry after taking her makeup off and was left feeling insecure about her body after spinal surgery but has since spent over £10K on plastic surgery to transform her appearance which she credits for bagging her HUNKY FIANCÉ.
Stay-at-home-mum, Charlie Phillips (26), from Cambridgeshire, UK, was only 17-years-old when she underwent a spinal surgery to fix her scoliosis, a medical condition in which a person’s spine has a sideways curve.
The surgery resulted in her weight dropping from 8st 7Ib and a UK size eight to 10 to just 6st 7Ib and made her look unwell. She became so unhappy with her look, she would cry every time she took her makeup off and would dread buying herself a bikini.
She began saving up for surgery and she started having lip fillers when she was 19-years-old, she had a boob job at the age of 21 that increased her cup size from a B to a DD. She has since also had cheek fillers, jaw fillers, semi-permanent eyebrow and lip tattoos, Botox and Invisalign braces. She has collectively spent £10.8K on her surgeries as well as changing her exercise routine and diet.
She now credits her new look and attitude for nabbing her dream man, Ross, who she says has always wanted to date a woman who goes to the gym like him and takes care of herself. She now has a one-year-old son.
“My transformation started when I was seventeen; I just had a huge operation on my spine to correct my scoliosis,” Charlie said.
“After the surgery I went down to around six-and-a-half-stone, had black hair and looked very unwell. I was so unhappy with the way I looked after a year of recovery.
“I was really unhappy with my looks, it would get me down so much. I would get ready and literally take all my makeup off and cry because I was so unhappy and would dread buying a bikini or going on holiday.
“I just thought to myself that I have to change to make myself happier so that’s when I started to go blonde and start the gym and began thinking about surgery and fillers.
“I didn’t really decide I wanted to look like a barbie, but after I toned up, had a couple of procedures done and dyed my hair, everyone kind of gave me that role so I went with it.
“A boob job is the only plastic surgery I have had done but I have also had semi-permanent eyebrow and lip tattoos, lip fillers, cheek fillers, jaw fillers, Botox and Invisalign braces.
“I was twenty-one when I had my first boob job; I was a lot happier then and so much more confident.
“I’m so much happier with my looks now. I’m still very insecure and not fully one-hundred per cent happy but I don’t get down as much as I used to about the way I look.
“I wanted to enhance my look this way because this is the look I like; I used to see other girls with tanned skin, toned bodies and blonde hair and thought they looked beautiful, so I decided that’s how I wanted to look.
“Everyone has different opinions of beauty and what they want to look like. I just like to look the way I do.
“When I first started working out and changed my hair and makeup and done my boob job, a lot of people used to say I was a doll and looked like a barbie doll.
“Ninety-percent of comments are good I would say, a lot of people from school or from my past would say I look so different and a lot better. I do get the odd negative comments on social media.
“Some negative comments I usually get are how stupid my lips look, how I looked before and how unnatural I look now.”
Surgery is not the only way Charlie has transformed her look, she has included exercise and structured meals to her routine. Before she would have coffee and no food for breakfast, skip dinner and would snack on crisps, chips, sweets and chocolate just before bed and would refrain from exercise altogether.
Now Charlie works out four to five times a week while her son naps. She structures her meals and now eats a banana with a cup of coffee for breakfast, a poached egg on seeded Ryvita for her lunch and enjoys chicken and vegetables with steak wraps and rice for dinner. She snacks on roasted vegetable couscous in the afternoon and chopped pepper and tuna on rice cakes in the evening.
She has said that while she is very happy with her current look, she would like to have another boob job and a possible nose job in the future.
“I’ve only had good outcomes. I have had my surgery in the UK with a very trusted and recommended clinic, that is very professional,” she said.
“Also, with my fillers I have always gone to aesthetic nurses with good qualifications. I will be getting another breast enlargement in the next year or two. I want another baby and then more surgery.
“I would love a nose job but that’s something I really have to do some hard thinking about. The only bullies I have ever encountered are online; I have had a couple of people that make nasty comments when I’m out clubbing but most girls are nice.
“I just hope their children never come to them crying because someone has attacked them online for the way they choose to look; it’s an awful feeling.
“I think beauty comes in all different forms and if it makes that person happy then good for them, no matter how they look.
“I feel nowadays a lot of people use social media as a way of bringing people down for the way they look, for example, lip filler/thin/fat shaming people and it’s honestly heart breaking to see and read.
“I personally look the way I do just to make myself happy; I don’t do it for anyone else, even my partner, it’s literally just so I can look at myself in the mirror and be happy.
“Personally, I just judge people on how they treat other people; that’s what is beautiful to me. My new look definitely got me the man of my dreams.
“My fiancé said when he was dating, he was looking for a girl who goes to the gym and takes care of herself and he said I was one-hundred per cent what he was looking for.
“My fiancé is very attractive, and we are so alike. We love a sun bed, we love to workout and eat healthy.
“He takes me to all my procedures and encourages me to wear cute outfits and buys me designer brands so I can look my best like Gucci, Louis Vuitton and Louboutin.”