A newlywed has revealed how she spent more than R17 000 on elf-ear silicone implants for her wedding day.
Suzi Botha, from New South Wales, Australia, has had two surgical procedures on her ears and wants more done to enchance the look, reports The Sun.
“I like to think of myself as a sort of mermaid elf fairy princess,” Suzie says,
“I love how elegant and ethereal elves are – there’s something very feminine about them.”
The 37-year-old, who’s obsessed with mythical creatures and regularly dresses up as an elf for fancy dress parties, is totally fascinated by modification and has had 11 inkings and several piercings.
After watching a few elf ears videos on YouTube, Suzi was dead-set on having it done and immediately started researching local artists. She finally found one who lived six hours away.
“I first heard about the elf ear implants via a YouTube video about 18 months ago and absolutely loved it. I have no regrets at all.
“They numb the ears first via an injection which, for me, was actually the most painful part
“Then they cut through the cartilage at the top of your ear and feed the implant through, which has been made to fit,” the 37-year-old says.
But after her first set of implants, Suzi told the Daily Mail that her three-month recovery was excruciatingly painful.
“People would want to touch them a lot, and as they were still healing, it was agony,” she revealed.
Although the process was painful, it didn’t stop the newlywed from paying an additional R8 500 to undergo a second operation to make her ears pointier.
“I saved up really hard to be able to afford it, figuring that if I was going to have something like that, it might as well be as dramatic as possible.
“I had a, ‘go hard or go home’ mentality,” Suzi explains.
According to Metro News, in August this year Suzy tied the knot with her partner, Ivan Botha, and proudly showed off her elf ears while wearing a lilac gown.
“Some of them said, ‘Why would you do that?’ But I just thought – why wouldn’t I?” Suzy said.
“Most people think they’re really pretty. My dad, Colin, isn’t so keen. He doesn’t like tattoos or anything like that, but my mum, Annie, has a few, so she’s a little more open-minded,” she added.
Now that her ears are fully healed, Suzi plans to have another operation to have bigger implants fitted.
“I don’t think I’ll take them out, I’ll just keep going bigger and bigger, for as long as my ears will allow,” she says.
“My artist is fantastic, he’s kept in touch with me this whole time and always advises me how to care for them.”
Sources: metro.co.uk, thesun.co.uk, dailymail.co.uk