Woman Wires Her Own Mouth Shut to Lose Weight
A South African woman has allegedly wired her mouth shut with “slimming wires” in a desperate attempt to lose weight for an upcoming breast reduction surgery.
Aviwe Mazosiwe has been trying to lose weight and reach a certain BMI to qualify for breast reduction surgery that she hopes will improve her quality of life. She had managed to lose 12 kilograms with intermittent fasting, but after reaching a plateau on her weight-loss journey, the South African woman decided to take more drastic measures. In June of this year, she had slimming wires fitted on her teeth. These are orthodontic brackets with wires wrapped through them that are attached to the wearer’s teeth to keep the jaw shut. It’s a controversial weight loss device that has attracted a lot of criticism online after Aviwe started sharing her experience on TikTok.
Below is a YouTube video of Aviwe Mazosiwe.