One man’s desire to achieve the ideal Instagram look led him to undergo cosmetic surgery where he had a lip lift, temporal brow lift, and Canthoplasty which altered the shape of his eyes.
Aside from that, he also regularly gets fillers and had Rhinoplasty before.
Levi Jed Murph moved to London from Norwich so that he could be with his boyfriend and he has now revealed his new look to his Instagram followers who number in the hundreds of thousands.
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The 23-year-old said: “Instagram had a filter that made your face look like plastic surgery. When you’re about to take a picture and the filter comes off and you see the actual face, it’s kind of busted.
“The filter lifted up your eyes and your lip, so I thought ‘this is literally an eye lift and lip lift’ and I got an eye lift and lip lift.
“I decided to get the surgery because I just have a lot of insecurities all the time. So I think if I can fix that, I might as well.”
Levi regrets none of it and will keep undergoing surgery no matter what negative things other people say. With 50,000 Twitter followers and more than 500,000 on Facebook, there was a lot of opinion going around.
He said: “When I first got my surgery I liked to broadcast on social media so people can follow my journey, but a lot of people were commenting on my stuff when I was uploading pictures of me with a bruised swollen face. They were like ‘what the h*ll have you done to yourself?’
“There are very horrible comments but I really don’t listen to bad comments necessarily because I’m kind of used to that after having a social media following for quite a while.”
Levi was only 15 when he started becoming active on social media so he’s used to all the judgment and negativity.
Levi’s boyfriend Cameron said: “There’s definitely been equal positive feedback as well people often commenting saying that he ruined his face or he looked better before or that he just looks fake now.
“To see Levi get attacked for his surgeries does make me a little bit angry when I see the comments under his pictures.
“A lot of them are just purposely negative and some of them border on quite hateful. It takes a lot of willpower for me not to reply to them individually.”
At the end of the day, Levi says social media is still a good thing and that he’s thankful that he has a platform he can use to reach a lot of people.
“I definitely feel like social media has had a massive impact on how people think about their appearance,” he said.
“Seeing so many people that are obviously models and stunning, people are more insecure about themselves.
“And it’s the same with the Instagram filter; people do see this is what you could look like if you had surgery.
“But I feel like social media is a good thing. I might be saying that just because my job is social media, so I’m very thankful it’s there, but I can see why it has negative impacts on a lot of people.”
Ironically, Levi wasn’t influenced to change his appearance because of social media because he had always been insecure about his nose.
“I’ve always been paranoid that I’ve got a big nose,” he said. ”I thought once I had the money, I might as well just change it.
“When you are recovering in a hotel for 10 days, all swollen and bruised, it’s like ‘I don’t know if this was worth it.
“But each time, I have been happy, so I definitely would go for it again. I think it’s worth it.”
Cameron added: “During the nose recovery that was a little bit scary because his whole face was bruised up and the strong painkillers he was on made him very out of it.
“There was a worry that if he didn’t get the end result he wanted that it was a big waste of money.”
Even so, Levi says the surgeries are worth it and even has a list of the future surgeries he plans to undergo.
One surgery on the list is a Brazilian butt lift as well as a second nose job. He also wants fat pads in his cheeks so that he doesn’t need to keep going for fillers.
He’s also planning to have his ears pinned back and work on his teeth will begin soon.
“I wouldn’t necessarily say I’m addicted to surgery because I definitely could stop,” he said. “I just enjoy getting surgery and like the results.”
Levi’s mom Tracey isn’t really happy with her son’s change in appearance but respects what he wants to do.
She said: “The surgery Levi’s had to change his eyes, I was not happy with at all because I didn’t think he needed that, and I still think he’s mad for having it done.
“I like his fillers, they suit him. The eye surgery that Levi’s had is not as bad as I thought it was going to be, but I can’t say I’m happy with him having it done.
“It’s just a surprise because obviously when he was a child I didn’t think for one minute he’d grow up wanting all these surgeries and fillers.
“I’d rather Levi didn’t get any more surgery to be honest. But he’s got his own mind so if he wants it done he’ll have it done.”
At the moment, Levi just wants to make more videos for his fans as well as work further on his facial transformation.
Cameron said: “I don’t necessarily know if Levi will ever be completely happy with how he looks. I don’t really think anyone is ever completely happy with how they look.
“Personally, I would say it’s more important to find the happiness within yourself first and then work on your outer appearance if that’s what it is.
“For some people obviously the happiness within will only come when they feel that they are outwardly attractive by society’s measurements. In which case, good for them.”
Whatever one thinks about what Levi has done, it’s clear that changing his appearance has boosted his happiness.
“When I look back on pictures of me before I had any surgery, I look completely different,” he said. “It does not even look like me, so I guess I feel thankful that I feel like I’ve improved myself.
“I wouldn’t necessarily say I was striving for perfection because I know that a lot of people will look at me and not find me insanely attractive and some people might think I’m not unattractive.
“It’s more like something that I’m happy with. I’m not even necessarily saying I’m completely improving myself but I’m happy with my appearance.”
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