On the Botched episode “Totally Waist-ed,” a woman who goes by the name Pixee Fox speaks with both plastic surgeons, Dr. Nassif and Dr. Dubrow, about reaching her goal to look like a living cartoon character. The Swedish-born model has had 17 surgeries so far including one to remove six ribs. She says she was first inspired by the Disney character Tinkerbell.
The rib removal procedure which cost $9,000 gave her a 16-inch waist but Dr. Nassif said it could have cost Pixee her life. The doctor who performed the surgery, Dr. Barry Eppley of Indianapolis, Indiana, told US Magazine: “There’s nothing complex, extraordinary, or unduly difficult about it [the rib removal.]” Botched airs Tuesdays at 9pm on E!