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Octavia Spencer had plans to get her breasts lifted and to lose weight as a post-Oscar's gift to herself, whether she won or lost.
"The Help" actress won an Academy Award for her touching performance as a maid in the film, and the 39-year-old plans now to have cosmetic surgery to get the breasts she once had as a teenager.
"Well, I am going to get my boobs lifted. That's going to be my first gift," she told Parade magazine. "I'm going to do that. I figured going into my 40s I want my boobs where they were when I was 17."
The Golden Globe Award-winning actress won't be able to get her breast augmentation directly after winning the award, though. Thanks to her new status as a critically- acclaimed actress, she will be leaving the country afterwards to film another movie.
"Right after the Oscars I start a Diablo Cody movie. We're taping out of the country for four months so I wouldn't be back here until about August," she revealed. "I would want to [get the surgery] around November. Then that way I could just relax until January."
In addition to the breast lift, Spencer will also be slimming her figure by shedding a few pounds.
"I'm not trying to be a thin mint," she told Us Weekly magazine. "I'm just trying to be healthy and look good for me. So another 15 pounds and I will be fine."
Spencer's decision to slim down may have - among other things - to do with the way Hollywood portrays women in the industry. For Spencer, having more weight as a woman means being "less valuable" to Hollywood, she told People magazine.
She did admit, though, that her decision to lose weight had mainly to do with health issues.
"I am not healthy at this weight," she said backstage at the Screen Actors' Guild award show. "Any time you have too much around the middle, then there's a problem."