Body modification is the practice of deliberately physically changing your appearance. It can be as simple as getting a nose piercing or as complex as getting plastic surgery. For one woman, Sydney Smith, her body modification of choice was something a little more extreme.
Also known as the “Giraffe Woman,” Sydney has spent five years elongating her neck. While the practice actually has roots in a remote Southeast Asian tribe, it has hadan intense impact on her health, both physically and mentally.