How far are you willing to go for love?
Xiaofang (not her real name) is originally from rural China, and never had much luck finding a stable and loving relationship. Even though China has about 25% more men than women, Xiaofang has never found the right one, partly also due to the fact that she has never been noticed by men.
So in 2011, she underwent breast augmentation to go from her flat chest to a “B” cup. These past three years since she has found success in her career and even a part time modelling job, but yet she remains single and unfulfilled in the love department.
Her personal belief is that when men look at a women, its not the character or the face that they see first, it’s the chest. This has thus led her to believe that “bigger is better”, and to attract a potential mate she has to go even bigger to get noticed.
Singles day in China is celebrated on 11/11 due to the fact that there are many single people in the world’s most populous nation. There is supposedly a strong connection between the number 1 and singles, and this day has since turned into people arrange to meet new people or try their fortunes at blind dates.
So this singles’ day, 11/11, Xiaofang travelled to undergo another operation to go even bigger – from her”B” cup to a “F” cup. She even brought along a photographer to document the extreme measures she would go to find love.
Xiaofang’s original 200cc “B” cup and her replacement implants 600cc “F” cup.
Xiaofang fills in her information for her breast surgery.
Her new custom 600cc replacement implants .
Doctors mapping out her new breast implants area.
Receiving anesthesia for the operation.
During the surgery.
Post-op, with bandages around her new breasts.
Xiaofang’s story is not unique. In fact, China is growing to be one of the world’s largest plastic surgery market. Many women in China are going under the knife to enhance their looks in the hope of finding a suitable life partner, and to fight discrimination in the work place. More recently images of extreme plastic surgery transformations of many women have gone viral in China.
“The dramatic economic, cultural and political changes in China have produced immense anxiety experienced by women, which stimulates the belief that beauty is capital,” Wen Hua, an anthropologist and author of “Buying Beauty: Cosmetic Surgery in China.
For the men, be glad you’re not born in China because 34 million men will have to find a bride outside of China due to the skewed men-women ratio in the world’s most populous country.