Mom Gives 7-Year-Old Daughter Breast Implant IOU
Sarah Burge, a 50-year-old mother who promotes herself as "Real Life Barbie" after having $1 million worth of plastic surgery, is making sure cosmetic enhancement runs in the family: For her daughter Poppy's seventh birthday, the big gift was a voucher for breast enlargement surgery, reports The Daily Mail.
Said Burge, "Poppy begged me for a boob job, so I gave her the voucher so she can have it after 16, when it's legal. If she develops naturally big boobs, she can have something else done with it." (In the United States, surgeons recommend putting off breast enlargement surgery until a woman is at least 18, since breasts often aren't fully developed until then; How Stuff Works points out that saline-filled implants aren't approved for minors.)
Poppy told the paper that she was excited to get the surgery IOU -- which was accompanied by a gift certificate for a spa vacation, a new computer, and Swarovski jewels. "I wanted a new computer, a holiday and a voucher for surgery," she says. "When I got it all, it was a dream come true. All my friends were jealous. I can't wait to be like Mummy with big boobs. They're pretty."
Burge told Closer magazine that she was just "supporting [Poppy] and making her dreams come true" by giving her the voucher. "Some people think it's controversial and I get angry when strangers say I'm a bad mother because I don't think there's any harm in giving her this gift."
She may not be entirely right about that: Any surgery comes with medical risks. The greater harm may be in what she's teaching her daughter about body image -- but at least she hasn't started giving Poppy Botox treatments yet.
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