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Woman Gets $15,000 Plastic Surgery on Face to take Perfect ‘Selfies’



15000 Selfie

Ladies, how far would you go to take the perfect ‘selfie’? For some, flawless make up is all that is needed. For others, the perfect camera angle or lighting is all they require.

But for 38-year-old Los Angeles native, Triana Lavey, plastic surgery was her solution to taking the perfect selfies. Because she allegedly hated the way she looked in Instagram and Facebook photos, she opted for $15,000 worth of cosmetic surgery procedures on her face. She got a nose job, chin implant, and cheek-defining fat grafts.

Triana Lavey before after bella naija

Defending her drastic decision to go under the knife, she says,  “Your social media presence is just as important as your real-life presence. It’s a legitimate form of promoting yourself…Not everyone is born beautiful and if you can get a little help from a nip-tuck then more power to you.”

Triana Lavey Selfie Queen Bella Naija

Lavey told ABC’S Nightline that before social media sites like Instagram and Facebook became popular, she didn’t care so much about her appearance. However, over time, she became incredibly obsessed with how she looked, as unflattering photos of her appeared on social media sites.

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  1. Anon

    April 23, 2014 at 2:02 pm

    More money than common sense.

  2. jummailolo

    April 23, 2014 at 2:04 pm


  3. Fabulicious

    April 23, 2014 at 2:12 pm

    Wahala!!!the need to be loved is really deep oooo. Why go through all these?

    • Bella

      April 23, 2014 at 2:35 pm

      the need to be relevant is worse! dead!!

  4. Troll

    April 23, 2014 at 2:12 pm

    We are talking about 2.something million naira, abi? 2 million naira?!!! On a face for selfies?
    I don’t know why these white people don’t believe in demons because this one is surely possessed. Beelzebub is inside her. Infact, ‘Legion’ is disturbing her. Her head is not correct in anyway! Anuofia! Anu mpam! I’m just vexed ‘cos I’m broke.

    • jcsgrl

      April 23, 2014 at 4:06 pm

      Troll abeg no kill me with your demonology…ha ha ha ha. She needs a toush from God

  5. darkchildlovethyhair

    April 23, 2014 at 2:14 pm

    Waoh. Where is the (self) love?

  6. sum1special

    April 23, 2014 at 2:21 pm

    see this fool.

  7. nene

    April 23, 2014 at 2:29 pm

    madness! ndi ara

  8. Bella

    April 23, 2014 at 2:34 pm

    See what foolishness social media has created, LOL. on a real note though, there are so many, so may insecure people out there with less common sense. God is not a fool, he made you in the likeness of his image, what is it again? ah ah!! why are all these useless surgery for sef, so that billion of people you don’t know and will probably never set eyes on can like you on FB, twitter or IG. This is the height of ridiculousness, but then again, I am not white so I can never understand white problems. 2 million naira, are you mental upstairs. I cant##

  9. anonymous

    April 23, 2014 at 2:40 pm

    Dencia tinz….

  10. Missy

    April 23, 2014 at 2:41 pm

    As far as I know, people have been taking photographs of themselves (by themselves) since the first camera phone was sold. What I don’t get is the sudden obsession with it since someone thought up a name for the act. It seems the word ‘selfie’ has everyone going crazy like it’s a newly discovered activity. Is there more to this matter?

  11. Thelma

    April 23, 2014 at 2:42 pm

    I see no difference, money wasted

  12. Adenike

    April 23, 2014 at 3:08 pm

    Why not try to sell what is in your head? Sells faster!

    • Temi

      April 23, 2014 at 3:30 pm

      No, it does not, that is why you have so many vain physically obsessed people. We all know its a lie when they tell you its okay as long as you are smart and pretty on the inside.

  13. Adenike

    April 23, 2014 at 3:08 pm

    And better

  14. mj

    April 23, 2014 at 3:13 pm

    chief crase na him dey wori dis one.

  15. Anon

    April 23, 2014 at 3:15 pm

    And she still looks old and ugly. SMH

  16. Xtsy

    April 23, 2014 at 3:55 pm

    Some plastic surgeons have willingly forsaken ethical practice

  17. kokie

    April 23, 2014 at 3:59 pm

    She still looks the same

  18. Seen All

    April 23, 2014 at 5:45 pm

    Hmmmm but na her money na abeg if them get were to straight my ben-ben leg I will pay more cause I can’t stand people starring at me with pity like “see this fine girl wetin come make her leg ben n?” I don tire

  19. idomagirl

    April 23, 2014 at 8:39 pm

    She should have used that money for therapy and a psych evaluation…

  20. corolla

    April 23, 2014 at 11:28 pm

    Her face, her money!whose business is it?

  21. tammy

    April 24, 2014 at 9:29 am

    I see no difference, waste of money.

  22. Stephanie

    April 24, 2014 at 9:49 am

    LOL…things we hear though!

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