Although we don’t specialize in breast implants, this story drew our interest just out of sheer amazement. While this story is certainly the exception rather than the rule, it shows an extreme side of cosmetic surgery that we warn all of our patients about.
A recent episode of the TLC series “My Strange Addiction” profiled Sheyla Hershey. Although Sheyla is the Guinness record holder for breast size, she says she still isn’t satisfied with a 38KKK breast size. Sheyla has undergone a total of 22 surgeries in 13 years to increase her breast size from its natural B cup.
Sheyla’s next goal was to go to a MMM breast size but after the most recent round of surgery, she’s suffered from a severe staph infection. The ordeal was near fatal and in fact caused her to lose her implants for a while.
The ordeal also reportedly led to a deep depression and a couple of suicide attempts – after the infection subsided though, she was able to get her KKK size restored.
Unfortunately, near death isn’t deterring Sheyla from increasing her size more.
Having such a large bust size has meant a lot of sacrifices for Sheyla, including being able to tie her own shoes, jog or even hug her daughter normally.
However, Sheyla says that after each surgery to increase her breast size, she’s only satisfied for a little while after which she begins to feel they’re too small and that she’s ugly.
Take a look at the short clip below from TLC’s show “My Strange Addiction.”
Stories like Sheyla’s should serve as a good example on how NOT to approach cosmetic surgery procedures. For her last procedure, Sheyla had to travel to Brazil to even get it done due to a law in her home state of Texas limiting the amount of silicone a person can have injected.
The mother is certainly putting her life in danger by undergoing so many surgeries voluntarily.
When considering cosmetic procedures like breast enlargement or a facelift, be sure you have realistic expectations and not do it for strictly emotional reasons.