I was so ugly I bought a new face for over $30K
She took makeover to a whole new level.
A woman has admitted she spent more than $30,000 on a new face because she claims she was “ugly”.
But now that she has improved her face, Mia Dio said her face doesn’t move — and she doesn’t even recognize herself anymore.
in a youtube video With 819,000 views, Dio shared all the cosmetic treatments she had done with her 78,000 followers.
She started the video by saying she couldn’t care less about the haters.
“Before you judge me, I don’t really care. Because based on this video, I’m obviously my worst judge,” she said. “You can no more judge me than I have judged myself in this life.”
Dio describes herself as going from “fake to Barbie”.
The YouTuber shared that she actually started beauty enhancements at a young age, and the first thing she ever did was get lip fillers at age 16 — and she had to use a fake ID to do it .
After getting her first filler, she claims she became “addicted” to lip filler and kept going back for more, wanting to look “like a Bratz doll”.
She admitted that when she started getting fillers, she chose the cheapest option available, so her lips were lumpy, immobile and “way too big” for her face.
People told her to slow down, but Dio suggested she had some kind of “lip filler dysmorphia” where her pout never seemed big enough for her.
When she was 19, she dissolved some of her filler and ended up with her current lips. After dissolving the filler in random places, she had to go and even out her lips, as she had been making them look even with makeup for about a year and a half.
Dio only kept lip fillers for a while, but after her high school graduation, she had enough money to get her nose done, which cost her $5,000.
“The result looks so much like my natural nose, just a bit more angular, which basically just lifted my face,” she said of her nose job.
After her rhinoplasty, Dio “chilled” with the cosmetic procedures for a while – until she started getting Botox.
Now Dio regularly gets “baby botox” on her forehead.
Baby Botox is a preventative treatment while regular Botox is corrective, according to Cosmetic Skin Clinic.
Dio claims she has a very expressive face and is always making faces at the camera, and she started to notice that she had some lines starting to mark her forehead, so she got Botox to smooth her forehead – and she noticed that it raises her eyebrows too.
She also started experimenting with the “fox eye lift,” where they put wire under your skin and pull the skin up, “giving you like a ponytail facelift.”
“Although it was really fun to experiment with, the results don’t last long at all. You will see the results for three months at most,” explained Dio. “Apparently, if you keep doing that, the skin underneath your skin gets scarred enough that it might stay that way.”
While that didn’t stop Dio from getting the procedure done, she admitted that she still gets the fox eye lift for special occasions when she wants to look “super ripped.”
“So, it clearly didn’t scare me away or there was something seriously wrong with me,” she quipped.
Next, Dio had her teeth done after sending a message to a dental clinic in Bodrum, Turkey, on TikTok – where Dio 5.2 million followers – who have worked with influencers.
She got 20 porcelain veneers, no crowns and didn’t have to shave her teeth into “shark teeth”.
Since she’s an influencer, she got a discount on the procedure, but shared that it would normally cost $5,500 — which would include the treatment, hotel and luxury VIP transportation. But flights to Turkey are not covered in the price, which Dio said was a minimum of $1,000 per person.
That was “it for a while,” until she met a celebrity injector in Miami, Florida, whom she called Dr. Ron mentions. She reached out to him, and when he asked what she wanted done, she said whatever he recommended.
She noted that while she did everything Dr. Ron suggested, her face was already completely numb, so she didn’t feel anything that was done to her.
They gave her Botox retouching, under-eye filler, added some filler in her cheekbones, put threads under her skin to lift and tuck back her cheek fat – which she does about every 10 months.
Dio also recently got jaw Botox, which was recommended to her by her dentist to help with teeth grinding.
The last procedure Dio did was surgical – and not on her face. She got a boob job, which took her from an A cup to double D’s.
But Dio stressed that while she’s definitely finding more confidence now, and it’s helped her personally, it’s not necessarily a band-aid for low self-esteem.
“I think it’s important to note that cosmetic procedures or plastic surgery are not meant to be a one-size-fits-all solution to self-esteem issues,” she said. Although it can help.
I was so ugly I bought a new face for over $30K