A MUM faked depression to get a £7,000 nose job on the NHS – but has slammed moaners as “just jealous”.
Brazen Carla Bellucci, 37, claims she “flirted” with a GP and pretended to have the serious mental health illness to get a slight bump fixed.
The two-hour op was carried out at Chase Farm in Enfield, North London – part of the London Royal Free NHS Foundation Trust, which has been blasted for not paying staff.
Mum-of-three Carla, of Borehamwood, Herts, told the Daily Star: “I wanted a perfect nose and I’ve got one.
“I don’t care what people say. Some might think I’m milking the system but that’s what it’s there for.
“I’m just clever enough to know how to do it. All the people moaning are just jealous.
“If my daughter wasn’t happy with her nose I’d tell her to go for it. It sounds awful, but it is true.”
NHS and plastic surgery
COSMETIC surgery is not routinely provided on the NHS but can be provided for psychological or other health reasons.
The NHS might pay for:
- Breast implants if a woman’s breasts are severely underdeveloped or asymmetrical, and it’s clear this is causing her significant psychological distress
- Nose reshaping if the person has breathing problems
- A tummy tuck if the person has excess fat or skin after weight loss or pregnancy
- A breast reduction operation if the weight of a woman’s breasts is causing her back problems
The former glamour model had the operation in February after faking depression – and claims the “funny thing” is no one “checked a thing”.
Cosmetic surgery is not routinely provided on the NHS but can be given for psychological or physical health reasons.
A spokesman for the Royal Free London said: “Carla Bellucci had a medical procedure at Chase Farm Hospital. No cosmetic work was carried out.
“We would ask her to use our official complaints channels if she has any concerns about her care.”
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Carla has previously hit the headlines after her schoolboy son pleaded with her to cover up because all his mates fancy her.
But the mum said: “My son complains he is embarrassed by my clothes and looks because that his mates tell him I am ‘fit’.
“He complains my jeans are too tight, or that I don’t wear clothes that are mumsy enough.
“I am not going to ever be a mum who wears twin sets and pearls. Looking good and wearing on-trend clothes is a great example to my kids.”