‘I sold my house so I could get £11k facelift – now I look 20 years younger’

‘I sold my house so I could get £11k facelift – now I look 20 years younger’

July 30, 2023

A woman who sold her house to help afford a $14,000 (£11,000) facelift says people now tell her she looks 20 years younger.

Kelly Beasley, 50, decided she wanted to undergo the cosmetic procedure when she noticed her face was “dropping fast”.

The blogger takes pride in her appearance and has been getting Botox since her late 20s, as well as fillers for the last 15 years.

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After researching, Kelly opted for an extended face lift, neck lift, lip lift, and fat transfer from her thighs in Tijuana, Mexico, on February 14, 2023 – costing her $14,000.

She sold her house as a “cushion” for the expense of the procedure and now travels full time in a van.

Kelly said the surgery was “easy” and after wearing a “face bra” for two weeks she is now fully recovered and said she looks “better” now than she did in her 30s.

Strangers tell her she looks 20 years younger and Kelly hopes sharing her journey will stop the shame surrounding plastic surgery.

Kelly, who is currently based in Lake Tahoe, California, US, said: “I like to look nice.

“Around 48, my face started dropping fast. The changes were astounding.

“Fillers were not going to make a difference."

She added: “I sold my house as a cushion to pay for it.

“The results are beyond what I expected – I didn’t expect to look younger.

“People say I look in my 30s.

“I’m loving my look and looking my most fabulous that I can.”

Kelly started researching plastic surgeons in the US after deciding she wanted to undergo a facelift.

A facelift is a cosmetic surgery to make the face tighter and smooth by lifting and pulling back the skin.

Kelly said: “Some were really expensive – I was quoted $50 (£39) to $60k (£47,000).

“Then I saw a lady on TikTok talking about plastic surgery. I was astounded by her results.

“She had it down in Tijuana in Mexico.

“I wasn’t sure but I didn’t completely dismiss it.

“She said she had it for $14,000 – I was blown away.”

Kelly found a Facebook group for EOC plastics – who organised the surgeries in Tijuana, Mexico – and began looking at other women’s experiences.

She decided to email them photos of herself and was sent a quote for $14k,000 and signed up to be put on the cancellation list.

Kelly had already put her three bedroom house, in Marana, Arizona, up for sale which she was able to use as funds for the surgery.

In January, she was notified of a cancellation and was told she could book her surgery.

She said: “I didn’t feel ready, but a month later, they had another cancellation.

“I thought ‘let's do this’.

“It was on the February 14 – Happy Valentine's to me.”

Kelly travelled to Mexico on February 13 and had the four hour surgery the next day – which involved taking fat from her thighs and putting it in her lips and face.

“I woke up with head wrapped in a giant crazy bandage," she said.

“I started taking pictures immediately.

“There was zero pain – the only pain I ever had was discomfort.

“I wore a face bra for two weeks.”

Kelly spent six nights in a hotel in Tijuana, Mexico, before driving back to the US.

She said: “It was like six days of vacation.

“It was just easy.”

Kelly said she now looks and feels “phenomenal” and is happy with the “natural” results but did have to adjust to her new face.

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“After about a week-and-a-half I had a minor ‘oh crap’ moment," she commented.

“Your brain is having a hard time adjusting to your face.

“I would look different from mirror to mirror.

“Now I absolutely love it.

“I’m having fun putting on make-up again.

“Before I hadn’t been liking putting make-up on. My eyes were heavy and putting on eyeliner wouldn’t look right.”

Kelly is sharing her journey to advocate for plastic surgery and stop the shame surrounding it.

She said: “ Plastic surgery is shamed.

“If we do too much – we’re vain or insecure.

“If you don’t do anything, wear make up or do your hair, they say ‘you’ve let yourself go’.

“It’s exhausting. I’m going to do what I want to do.

“Why not live the most fabulous life? Part of that for me is having plastic surgery."

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