Former 'Playboy' bunny Sarah Burge is famous for her extensive plastic surgery.
Sarah and Poppy Burge. (via YouTube)
Sarah Burge has made headlines in the last few years as an outspoken proponent of plastic surgery. The 55-year-old UK mother has had more than $3,000,000 worth of work done in her lifetime. But if she was dreaming of making it to $4,000,000, she might have to dream on. On a recent episode of E!'s Botched, she was turned down in her request for a hand lift.
That's right – two plastic surgeons on a reality show decided it wasn't ethical to operate on this woman. That's a pretty monumental feat. How did Burge accomplish it? She brought her 10-year-old daughter Poppy to the consultation, to show her what the future had in store for her.
Poppy was in the news three years ago, when Sarah publicly gifted her with vouchers for $7,000 worth of plastic surgery to redeem when she turns 18. Sarah also received a lot of criticism for giving Botox to her older daughter Hannah when she was only 15. That controversy led to Anderson Cooper famously kicking her off his show in 2012.
Burge has been accused of using her children for publicity, and this Botched incident certainly seems to support that. On the other hand, her behavior can be linked back to a history of personal tragedy. She first got plastic surgery after an abusive boyfriend attacked her and disfigured her face when she was only in her 20s. Her first operations were all reconstructive. It was only after that that she began to go in for increasingly dramatic cosmetic procedures.
It's easy to dismiss someone like Sarah Burge as a monster, but she's really a tragic figure. It's just a shame that her daughters have to pay the price for it by being turned into a spectacle in front of the whole world.