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Warning: the video above shows graphic footage of rib-removal surgery.

Think Disney characters are giving women body image issues? This woman may very well be the proof.

Former electrician and current model Pixee Fox underwent a surgery to remove six of her ribs so that she could look more like her animated heroes Tinker Bell, Sleeping Beauty, and Jessica Rabbit. After the surgery, Fox has been able to achieve a 16 inch waist by wearing a corset 24 hours a day, but she hopes to train down to 14 inches, enabling her to break the current world record. In addition to her rib surgery, Pixee Fox has also had cosmetic surgery on her nose, eyelids, lips, brows, labia, cheeks, boobs, and butt.

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Here are Justin Jedlica's stats:

  • Age: 32
  • Plastic Surgeries: 90
  • Total Spent: Around $100,000

So what's his deal? He wants a physique like Barbie's boyfriend, but ditched working out -- "so not exciting, not glamorous" -- in favor of silicone implants to his butt, belly, biceps, and triceps (among other things).

"I love to metamorphosize myself, and the stranger the surgery the better," he says. "Bucking the norm is so much fun."

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Nadia Ilse's "elephant ears" long ago earned her the name "Dumbo" from classmates. By the time she was 10, she was pestering her mom for an otoplasty, an operation to pin her ears back:

The taunting hurt so much.

Now, at 14, her wish has been granted -- and for free, by New York-based Little Baby Face Foundation, a nonprofit that provides surgery for kids who are bullied for their physical appearance.

Of course, the foundation's Dr. Thomas Romo recommended Nadia go all out, so in addition to having her ears pinned back, Nadia received a nose job and a newly symmetrical chin.

Next up for Nadia? Counseling, and working to regain the confidence she'd lost over the years.

Don't miss the teen's revealing post-surgery interview with Dr. Sanjay Gupta.

[thanks, henry!]