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Couple who sold home and travelled to Turkey to get 'Instagram look' filled with regret

A couple who sold their home and travelled to Turkey to have plastic surgery are now living to regret it.

Zara Edgar, 36, and her husband Igel, 39, were desperate to get the 'Instagram look' but are now warning others who are thinking of doing the same. The couple sold their house in Manchester last November and stopped off for their surgery on the way to their new life in Grenada, the Mirror reports.

Zara spent thousands of pounds in search of the 'perfect' tummy, boobs, bum and teeth, while Igel had his teeth done. But both regret their decision and are now more worried than ever, while Zara even says it feels like she has 'metal' in her stomach.

The pair booked their surgery abroad after coming across an online deal.

Zara, who used to work as a bank clerk, said: "I was trying to get that Instagram look, where everything is perfect. But I'd never do that now - it's not worth it.

"Just accept yourself the way you are. I wish I had. I regret this so much. I feel so upset about it. I wanted to feel good in my bikini.

"Igel said I looked lovely before. I wish I'd believed him. My tummy feels like there's metal inside. It makes me so unhappy."

Zara Edgar with husband Igel after surgery (SWNS)

She added: "Igel's implants were supposed to give him confidence, but he's more worried now than ever. I just want people to know not to do this, do as much research as you can.

"Don't trust Instagram as a platform for finding surgery - everything looks good on there. It might be cheaper to go abroad than the UK but it's much much more important to care for your body than get anything cheap."

The pair claim they paid for a deal with a clinic that they had found on Instagram, which included the surgery and hotel stays for 11 nights. Zara's £6,000 surgery was done on the first day, while she had £4,500 of dental work four days later.

Construction worker Igel's dental work - implants and veneers - also cost £4,500 and they spent another £1,000 on food during their stay.

Zara has no complaints about her boob increase and says her teeth are bearable, but she says her stomach is still painful now and her bum isn't the size she wants it to be.

Zara says she contacted the company who told her the couple could come back as they have a 20-year guarantee.

Zara is worried about her stomach. (SWNS)
Igel's venners. (SWNS)

The Turkish firm claims the couple paid less than £16,000, but would not confirm the total. They also claim the couple did not make their final payment, but would not say how much was owed.

The company added that the couple seemed happy when they left and could ask for help anytime. The plastic surgery was a complicated operation, they said, adding that they have hundreds of patients.

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