Serena Smith has spent thousands of dollars attempting to replicate Marilyn Monroe’s appearance.
A self-described Barbie Girl revealed how she spent $50,000 on plastic surgery over six years to look like a Golden Age beauty.
Serena Smith is a reality TV star and performer from California. Since she was a teenager, she has been getting plastic surgery to change her appearance and look like old Hollywood stars like Marilyn Monroe, Jayne Mansfield, and Anna Nicole Smith.
She had her first surgery in December 2016, at the age of 18, for a breast augmentation that cost more than $7,500, transforming her from an A to DD.
Serena has now had an $11,000 rhinoplasty to get a “Hollywood nose,” and she often gets less invasive treatments like Botox and lip fillers.
Despite the dizzying array of procedures, she yearned for more.
A well-known doctor in North America recently gave Serena a Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL), and she was happy with the results.
“I am pleased with the results; I think they turned out amazing; the surgery completely altered my body proportions and gave me the curvier look I was aiming for,” she said, adding that her safety is always a top priority.
“With procedures like the BBL, you have to be extremely cautious about who you allow operating on you because you are entrusting your life to them.”
It’s the most dangerous cosmetic surgery, with the highest death rate.
One in every 3,000 patients died, according to a 2017 article in The American Journal of Medicine.
According to the Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the BBL is not for the faint of heart.
Liposuction is used to remove fat from unwanted areas such as the stomach, back, and flanks and transplant it into the buttocks and hips, resulting in a curvier hourglass figure.
Fat embolisms, in which fat enters the bloodstream and causes a blockage, are a serious worry and the most common result of the treatment.
Serena’s surgery went off without a hitch, but her recovery has been difficult.
«I felt like I’d been hit by a truck,» she explained.
«The first two weeks of rehab were the most challenging.» I was bruised, swollen, and in pain all over.
“I had drains in my body for over two weeks collecting all the blood and fluids draining from my body, which was not a pleasant sight, but it was all worth it in the end.”
She stated that finding a comfortable position was difficult because her entire body was in pain and she couldn’t put pressure on her buttocks for months. Finding a comfortable sleeping posture was the most difficult part.
But the boost in her self-esteem was well worth it.
“Anything that makes me a better, more confident person is worth it to me, because pain is beauty, as they say,” she explained.
Serena lives by this mantra and is looking forward to her next procedure—a second breast augmentation to increase the size of her chest, which will not be her last.
She explained that she had to perform the BBL first before her extra-large implants to obtain suitable proportions and symmetry.
I didn’t want to look like an upside-down triangle; achieving a genuinely appealing look, in my opinion, is all about balance.
“I will never stop having surgeries.” I’ll be happy and satisfied until I’ve completed everything I want to do and am satisfied, but once you start to age, it’s all about maintenance and keeping that youthful appearance.
She explained that she will consider face and eye lifts when she reaches a certain age, but that at the end of the day, all treatments are about feeling safe.
“Having surgery empowers me; I love that we can make ourselves into whoever we want to be,” she said.
Having a visual representation of how I see myself manifest is extremely rewarding.
“I am pleased with the results of all my procedures, but do I see any improvements or changes that could be made?” Absolutely.
“In the future, I’d like to have more procedures because I want to keep improving myself.”
“It is a monetary investment in yourself.”
“You are your most valuable asset, and the inner confidence that comes from looking good will shine through and affect your entire life.”
It’s not just about appearances for me; it’s about feeling at ease with myself and doing whatever it takes to get there.
Serena is unbothered by social media criticism because she is comfortable with herself.
She said that her look has gotten a lot of different responses online, and she is grateful to everyone who has helped her.
The 23-year-old expressed regret for those who judged her without knowing her. They attempt to bring others down.
“My decisions have no negative consequences.” She said, “On my Instagram page, I like to spread positivity and make it easy for my fans and followers to talk to me.”
In life, you will never be able to please everyone because not everyone chooses to be positive, upbeat, and optimistic.
The only thing you can control is how you react to and perceive things.
Being a public figure and exposing your life to the world necessitates a thick skin and the ability to block out negativity. I’d like to do another round after everything has settled down for a year or two. I believe I have a strong foundation from which to grow.