Every girl owned a Barbie at some point growing up and there are some who try to look like the anatomically impossible doll. In the latest issue of O Magazine model Katie Halchishick's features were surgically outlined according to a Barbie doll's proportions.
Halchishick, who has a Marilyn Monroe type of figure, recently posed for photographer Matthew Rolston with an outline drawn on her, showing what plastic surgeries women who aspire to look like Barbie will need.
This is what Halchishick's outlines reportedly show that a woman would need to get done in order to achieve the Barbie-looking physique.
- A brow lift;
- A jaw line shave;
- Cheek and neck reduction;
- Chin implant
- Scooped-out shoulders;
- A breast lift;
- Liposuction on the arms; and
- A tummy tuck.
Halchishick is a former Ford model and founder of the Web site Healthy Is The New Skinny. She was was using the photo as a means to point out that even though achieving what may be thought of as the perfect body is medically attainable, it shouldn't be done.
The number one wish for all teenage girls is to be thinner, Halchishick said, as reported by Yahoo Shine. They think what makes a girl beautiful is skinny with big boobs, perfect hair, perfect make-up.
The Yahoo Shine report also noted that 13.1 million body parts were surgically altered last year of which five percent of the patients were under the age of 20.
Halchishick is now a mentor to high school students about body image issues.