A 39-year-old California woman who says she wants to look like a Barbie doll is putting her health at risk with her desire to have ever larger breast implants, doctors say.
Blondie Bennett appeared on E! Online's reality TV show "Botched" with Drs. Terry Dubrow and Paul Nassif, Daily Mail reported.
Bennett, who changed her name two years ago and had implants in 2013 to increase her breasts to 30JJ, said on the program, “I just want to look like t--- on a stick.”
She has undergone a series of plastic surgery procedures, including Botox, cheek implants and five breast implants, costing $38,000.
After Dubrow examined Bennett, he discovered concerning signs. He asked her whether she had ever suffered from cancer and Blondie replied she had twice developed a tumor on her chest.
“Blondie doesn't know it yet, but she is already rejecting her implants. She has a full-blown symmastia and epidermal thinning. Not good,” Dubrow said, reports Daily Mail.
A symmastia is a rare condition where the breasts grow together.
The doctors rejected Bennett’s request to have her breasts enlarged further.
Bennett makes a career out of looking like a doll, and reportedly remains determined to press ahead with another enlargement against the physicians’ advice.
“Being a real-life doll, I don't work, but I do have my doll fans who pay for my lifestyle,” Bennett added.
Her obsession with looking like Barbie began at a young age.
“When people ask why I want to be Barbie I think ‘who wouldn't want to be?’” she said.
When she was 18, Bennett took a job in a store where she posed to look like a doll.
In addition to the surgery, she is considering undergoing hypnotherapy to make her more vacant.
“I want people to see me as a plastic sex doll and being brainless is a big part of that,” she explained.
“People can criticize me but this is who I am: I want my transformation to be head to toe, inside and out,” she added.
Bennett’s determination to press ahead with more surgery comes at a time when enthusiasm for breast implants may be on the wane.
According to figures from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, so-called breast "explant" surgery, where women have their implants removed, increased by almost 10 percent in the four years to 2014, Fox News reported.