By John Balson @JJBalson

A SURGERY loving model has had SIX RIBS removed - to look like a CARTOON character

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Waisting away: Pixee Fox has had six ribs removed in an incredible bid to shrink her waist to a record-breaking 14 inches
Support: Pixee poses with her friend Jennifer Allen in North Carolina, USA

Former electrician Pixee Fox had already spent more than £70,000 on plastic surgery attempting to sculpt the perfect hourglass figure.

But now she has taken her obsession even further by having her lower ribs removed - so she can shrink her waist to a record-breaking 14 inches.

The 25-year-old says she was inspired by animated characters like Jessica Rabbit, Aurora from Sleeping Beauty and Holli Would from Cool World.

Pixee, from Sweden, said: "People often come up to me and say, 'don't take this the wrong way, but you look like a cartoon' - but for me that's a compliment, that's what I want to achieve.

Life Imitating Art: Pixee Fox, 25, has spent more than £80,000 on surgery to look like her favourite cartoons

"Those cartoon characters represent the idealisation of the female body. I want to achieve that ideal.

"I want to have the tiny waist, the butt, big boobs, big eyes and a really pretty face. Having my ribs removed was just another step in achieving that ideal."

The extreme five-hour keyhole surgery operation cost £6,000 and was performed by plastic surgeon Dr Barry Eppley in Indianapolis, Indiana in October.

The operation, which is irreversible, is usually performed for medical reasons but can be used for cosmetic purposes after extensive consultation.

Botox buddies: Pixee gets a facial injection from plastic surgeon Dr Duncan Hughes, who did not perform the rib surgery

Pixee said: "Getting my ribs removed has always been a dream of mine but it was really hard, almost impossible, to find a surgeon to do it.

"The only reason I have been able to do it now is that doctors finally started taking me seriously because they can see I'm not a crazy person and that I know what I'm doing."

The recovery was supposed to take six weeks but Pixee was already back into her normal routine and wearing a corset just two days after.

She said "I can see the results and feel the difference.

"Before the corset would push against the ribs, which makes it harder and more painful to wear.

Blank canvass: Pixee before she embarked on a surgery mission to look like a cartoon character
Cage match: Pixee can now wear a 16 inch corset, following the removal of three ribs.

"Now I can wear it even tighter without any pain.

"I think I am pretty close to the world record for smallest waist. If I just get time to heal and workout and continue my lifestyle I'm going to go down to 14 inches."

The current record holder is American Cathie Jung, 78, who has a 15-inch waist.

With her lower ribs removed, Pixee's lower internal organs, including the liver, have lost some of their natural protection - but she isn't worried.

Recovery: Pixee lies in bed after the rib removal procedure, carried out by Dr Barry Eppley

She said: "Before if I was in a car crash I would normally break my ribs. If that happened now I'm probably going to break my spleen instead.

"But I'm not concerned as I have my corset as my artificial ribcage now and I wear it 24/7."

Her glamourous look and lifestyle is a far cry from her upbringing living with her parents and older sister in a small rural town outside of Stockholm, Sweden.

The blonde, who stands at 5ft 4in, said: "Sweden is a very egalitarian country which does not encourage you to stand out.

"I didn't feel like I fitted in. I was a tomboy. I worried about my nose, I didn't date and I felt vulnerable."

Action figure: Pixee shows off her new extreme hourglass figure, following the procedure
Swift recovery: A rear shot reveals where surgeons removed Pixee's ribs

After leaving school she trained as an electrician and saved up £1,560 for a nose job.

Her boyfriend at the time then encouraged her to have two boob jobs that took her from an A to a C-cup.

But it was after splitting from him in 2013 that her obsession to become a real-life cartoon really picked up.

In total she has had four rhinoplasties costing £12,600; four breast augmentations of 200cc, 525cc, 800cc and 1400cc costing £26,500; two rounds of liposuction at £4,600; two upper eyelid surgeries at £5,300; a labiaplasty costing £3,300; a Brazilian butt lift at £8,000 and cool-sculpting, cheek injections, and lip injections at about £10,600.

Mirror, mirror, on the wall: Cartoon-inspired Pixee Fox models her new look at Bano Boutique in North Carolina, USA

Including the rib surgery she estimates she has spent £80,000 on surgery alone.

But taking into account lost wages, medicines and travel, she estimates it has cost her about £165,000.

It has taken Pixee’s measurements from 30-24-34 to an eye-watering 38-16-39.

To maintain her shape, she works out seven days a week for up to five hours a day.

She also keeps to a healthy diet incorporating lots of vegetables, fruit, nuts and extra vitamins - but often drinks them in a smoothie as eating a large piece of bread or meat is hard when wearing a corset.

Weight expectations: In order to maintain her figure, Pixee works out up to five hours a day, seven days a week
Fresh faced: Pixee - pictured before plastic surgery - says she was unhappy with her natural look

Her whole lifestyle is tailored around living what she calls 'the bimbo life'.

"There are many beautiful women who have transformed themselves in various ways - and I admire all of them - but most have only changed a few things or exaggerated one thing," said Pixee, who now lives in North Carolina, USA.

"My particular transformation is about achieving a total look, which requires head-to-toe transformation and total lifestyle commitment."

She paid for 11 of the procedures out of her own earnings and savings but the rest, including her fourth breast augmentation, were paid for by fans who have been following her transformation on social media.

So far she has 70,000 followers on Instagram and insists she is a good role model to them.

No split decisions: Pixee says it took three years of planning to finally have some of her ribs removed

"It's not my goal to inspire people to get plastic surgery. What I want to do is get a message out there that whatever you decide to do you should dare to be yourself and surround yourself with people that support you for who you are inside.

"There are so many people out there - for example transsexual people - who feel like one person inside and it doesn’t reflect their outside - and for me who I was on the outside was not who I was on the inside.

“I get a lot of positive feedback from girls and many guys who want to have a change in their life, like a transformation, or just get more fit, more healthy.

"Everyone needs inspiration and for me to be that inspiration really makes me feel really good."

Shockingly, single Pixee says she is only halfway through her transformation and she is already planning a new wave of surgery in 2016.

Nose stopping me: Pixee recovering after one of her four nose operations
Not done yet: Pixee says she is only halfway through her transformation and has plans for more surgery in the future

This will include butt and hip implants, eyelash implants, and cheek fat removal which will help make her cheeks 'pop' more.

She added: "There are six billion people on the planet. Why should everyone look the same? It's boring.

"I'm not unhappy with the way I look now. I just enjoy tweaking it.

"I see myself as a body-modification artist. This is my job. This is what I do and I'm going to keep on sculpting.

"It’s your life and as long as you’re happy and don’t hurt anyone, it shouldn’t be a problem.”

List of surgeries:

Rib removal - $9,000 (£6,000)

4 Rhinoplasties - $19,000 (£12,600)

4 Breast augmentations (200cc, 525cc, 800cc, over 1400cc) - $40,000 (£26,500)

2 Liposuctions - $7,000 (£4,600)

2 Blepharoplasties - $8,000 (£5,300)

1 Labiaplasty - $5,000 (£3,300)

1 Brow lift - $3,200 (£2,200)

1 Butt lift - $12,000 (£8,000)

Cool-sculpting - $1,000 (£660)

Cheek injections - $7,500 (£5,000)

Lip injections - $7,500 (£5,000)

Total = $119,200 (£80,000)