Begging for (a) Change - Update on Woman Panhandling for Breasts

A. Foley on 11 Aug 2012 at 9:00am

It’s a story still fresh in our minds. Chrissy Lance (though many names have been reported), a 37-year-old single mom, student and bartender, got creative about fulfilling her dream of a breast augmentation – by panhandling. Since we blogged about the Ohio-native’s mission last month, a local South Florida plastic surgeon, Dr. Michael Salzhauer, granted her early reprieve with the offer of a free procedure. The procedure took place August 3 and was a reported success.


While we await photos and the big reveal, here are some fun facts about the story:

  • The free procedure has quite the savings tag attached to it – according to our real-time data; the average breast augmentation touts a price tag of $6,125! That means, at her average rate of $46 in two hours, it would take bikini-clad, motorcycle-riding Chrissy 266 hours, or nearly 34 eight-hour work days, holding up the sign to pay for the operation.
  • On top of that, we asked readers when we originally wrote about the story if this was an inappropriate way to go about funding breast implants - 68% were in support of Lance and said if other people want to donate their money to a known cause, that's their choice.


Begging not your style? Check out: 5 Common Questions About Financing Plastic Surgery


photo credit: the clinic online