Jacqueline Koh, a 29-year-old Singapore based fashion designer, underwent an astonishing ten surgeries to have her face completely transformed into an anime type character.
Spending a whopping $136,000 over the past several years, Koh was committed to completely changing the way she looked. The impetus for her transformation came from unexpected weight gain that she could not lose after dieting and exercise. She underwent liposuction and a body reshaping type procedure, which then led to various face surgeries, including chin implants, eyelid adjustments, nose jobs and even flattening of her ears. She has one more correction procedure in March, but according to Koh that will be the final surgery. However, she maintains a rigid and expensive (several thousand per year) maintenance regime that includes daily facemasks, weekly skin rejuvenation massages and biannual Botox and other filler injections. Koh claims to be satisfied with all of the procedures and says she is happy and the “same person on the inside.” According to Koh she receives hundreds of daily emails through her blog from people seeking cosmetic procedure advice and enjoys steering them in the right direction.
Jacqueline in February 2010, before any surgery was done.
She wrote on her website that it all started when she tried to correct what she saw as her greatest flaw: her protruding mouth.
Jacqueline in October 2010, immediately after getting her eyes, nose, ears and chin done by a Korean surgeon.
10 days after the operation and stitches were removed.
1 month after the operation, where she said the bruises turned yellowish and swelling is still quite bad.
1.5 to 2 months after the operation. She was not happy with the results as her left eye was bigger than her right eye. She also said the tip of her nose was not well defined and shape of her chin "sucked".
3 months after the operation.
May 2011, four hours after correcting her nose and chin, and shaving her cheekbones.
A day after the operation.
A week after the operation.
June 2011, a month after the operation, with eye masks.
October 2011, Jacqueline going for a filler fix.
A front and side view of her face before she had any work done.
Picture of how she looked like before and after the chin augmentation.
Last August, she wrote in her blog about her operations because she wanted to help others make more informed choices about plastic surgery. Here she is posing for a Her World story.
Jacqueline today, after all the operations she has gone through.
Though Jacqueline says she’s “not an anime fan”, she settled on the look of anime girls because she "really likes [their] big eyes and small faces”.
After the upcoming correction job in March, Jacqueline doesn’t see herself going for any procedures – for now.