By Liana Jacob
THIS WOMAN has spent £50K on plastic surgery to turn her face into a SNAPCHAT FILTER and says her goal is to be rid of ALL her ORIGINAL FEATURES – including her EYE COLOUR.
Born into a conservative family, nude art model, Tessa Texas (29) from Helsingborg, Sweden, grew up feeling insecure and spent her childhood hating her appearance.
While she had dreamt of having bigger boobs and changing her look from a young age, saving up money to afford the surgeries took time.
In October 2013, she underwent her first boob job and has spent £11,463 ($15,000) on three boob augmentations alone which has increased her breast from a cup size A to FF. She has also had a Brazilian butt lift, as well as facial fillers, Botox and liposuction and has collectively spent £55,850 ($73,000).
She insists that her life and confidence has vastly improved since she’s had the surgeries and despite receiving negative attention from men who have told her to stop, she has chosen not to listen. In July 2019, she received a drunken text from her now husband, Patrick Abbott (49) from Simi Valley, California, USA, who saw her on Tinder and asked her out. Two months later, they got married and she has never been happier. With Tessa living in Sweden and Patrick living in the US, they hope to move in together one day.
Despite worrying about her undergoing so many surgeries and turning her face into a snapchat filter, he has been supportive of her journey and look. She is now a nude art model and is enjoying her life post-surgeries but also throws caution to young girls that they should do their research before every surgery.
“I am originally a small-town girl, growing up in a family that was struggling financially. My dad was having troubles with alcohol and my mother was working very hard to support the family,” Tessa said.
“I remember throughout my childhood being afraid of life. What I learned from home was never to think anything good about myself, the Law of Jante was the religion in our house, and I suffered early of low self-esteem.
“Back then I knew I wanted to change my appearance, but I was still listening to others rather than to myself.
“I was very uncomfortable in my own skin; I was shy and felt ugly. Plastic surgery has helped me out a lot. Life is too short to walk around feeling sad over your appearance.
“If I ever have a daughter that wanted to have something done in order to feel more confident then I will pay for her procedure.
“My goal is to feel as good as possible about myself both on the inside and outside, with or without clothes on.
“I must say, my wardrobe is suffering since I’ve spent all my money on my plastic surgeries; they always come first.
“I’ve had three boob jobs, two revisions, two liposuctions, one Brazilian butt lift or fat transfer, a bunch of fillers and Botox, two rounds of Belkyra fat dissolving injections and one round of Votiva vaginal rejuvenating ultrasound treatment.
“I had my first surgery when I turned twenty-three; it was a boob job and I was beyond happy. At first, I was nervous but it’s in my nature to do a lot of research so I knew exactly how it was going to turn out.
“The pain was awful, nowadays I’m back on my feet but back then I was lying in bed for two weeks straight.
“Today I’m working as a nude art model and a touring stage performer and I have a lot more surgeries coming up.
“The snapchat filter is a great tool for me to use as a guide when I’m going under for my facial feminisation surgeries (FFS). Those are major and quite risky.
“There is a lot of bone reconstructive work to be done on my face and I have already decided what surgeons to choose over in the US.
“The reason why I want to look like a filter is because it’s simply just so much more beautiful than my original face. I can’t wait to have it changed.
“My goal is to not have any of my own features left except my eyes, but even they might go under the knife in the future as I’m a fan of eye colour changing surgery.”
Tessa plans to have more surgeries in the near future, including a breast tissue expander, which is a breast implant designed to stretch the skin and muscle to make room for future, more permanent implants.
She also plans to undergo rib removal, belly button removal, silicone butt implants, full body liposuction, cheek implants, v-line surgery, chin enhancement, eyelid surgery, brow lift and a reconstruction of her vagina.
“My lips are probably the most expensive treatment so far. I started having fillers seven years ago and I remember spending about £4,580 ($6,000) the first year,” she said.
“Ever since I was a little girl when my parents asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up, I told them I wanted big boobs and a moustache. Thank God I changed my mind about the latter one.
“I never felt good in my regular body and I knew since I was a child that I was going to have plastic surgeries.
“At first it was hard as I didn’t have anyone’s support, I was suffering for years when listening to boys telling me not to do it. Now I follow my heart and nothing else.
“I am a huge fan of the few transgender girls going that extra mile when it comes to expressing their femininity.
“I’m a huge fan of Nicki Valentina Rose and Gizel Rodriguez, they make me not feel unashamed for wanting to be ultra-feminine, I love it.
“Unfortunately, I don’t have the finances required to reach that look but it sure is my inspiration and dream.
“The Brazilian butt lift with fat transfer I had done is by far the best surgery I’ve ever had; it was a complete transformation.
“I am forever grateful for choosing one of the most skilled surgeons in Europe for this one. It worries me a lot how many young girls travel abroad to do their surgeries just to save money.
“It’s also scary how many guys out there think I’m doing this to get their approval. My plastic surgery journey is for me to look the way I want on the outside as I feel on the inside.
“Men in general often approach me with harsh criticism about my look. Personally, I wouldn’t ever want to change myself just to please the masses, what a waste of life that would be.
“My husband believes in the free will of every human and even though he sometimes gets worried about my future plans of making my face become a Snapchat filter, he express his emotional support as he wants me to live my life fully without holding anything back because of him.
“I’m the one paying for my plastic surgery transformation, always have and always will. He thinks I’m beautiful, but he does not disagree about the beauty of an overly enhanced look either.
“He is after all a man and he doesn’t mind my curves at all. He accepts me for what I am and for what I’m not.
“Beauty is something that comes from within, do whatever you like and don’t let society or other people put you down.
“Life is too short for living it the way someone else’s wants. Always be you and express that in whatever way you feel is the truth for yourself.”