A number of people would go great lengths to enhance their appearance and that is the reason why plastic surgeries are becoming a common practice everywhere in the world.
Sadly, these procedures aren’t always successful and leave permanent damage and deformation on the face.
The story of former runner-up in miss Russia beauty contest, Yulia Tarasevich, is the perfect proof of plastic surgery going wrong.
When she decided to go under the knife, Yulia opted for the best clinic and got in touch with whom she believed was the best surgeon for the job. For the procedure she had undergone in the Russian city of Krasnodar, she paid $4,000, as reported by East2West News.
Unfortunately, the former beauty queen, 43, was botched.
Speaking to Channel 1, as quoted by the New York Post, Yulia said that the surgeon turned her “beautiful, healthy face” into somewhat of a nightmare.
“I came to them with a beautiful, healthy face. I just wanted to correct some nuances caused by aging,” Yulia, a mother of two, said. “But sadly, I lost my health.”
The procedures she had included facelift surgery, removing excess skin of the eyelids, known as a blepharoplasty, and a cheek fat reduction. Sadly, she was left “disfigured.”
What followed were a number of emergency follow-up surgeries during which doctors fought to save her eyes, which she couldn’t close at the time, from necrosis, which is the death of the cells in body tissues.
“I have scars that formed in my cheeks when they ripped out all my tissue,” she told Channel 1, the New York Post reported. “My eyes don’t close, and I can’t smile. I can’t lift my upper lip. One part of my face doesn’t work at all.”
“I went quietly to the operation, firstly, because all my tests were in order,” she added. “Secondly, because I had plastic surgery before this, I did rhinoplasty, and it went perfectly for me, without any genetic abnormalities.”
Yulia claimed the initial surgeries left her scleroderma, a rare genetic condition that causes skin hardening, and sued the two surgeons who performed the procedures, Dr. Andrey Komarov and Dr. Omar Khaled, of not doing their job right.
She, however, didn’t provide a prof that she suffered from the disease.
“I went quietly to the operation, firstly, because all my tests were in order. Secondly, because I had plastic surgery before this, I did rhinoplasty, and it went perfectly for me, without any genetic abnormalities,” the Russian beauty queen said.
“The surgeons made me the only one guilty for what has happened,” she added. “The doctors, who disfigured my face, relieved themselves of all responsibility. I decided to have my day in court.”
The follow-up procedures cost Yulia $27,000. Dr. Omar Khaled called it “exaggerated” but the Russian Investigative Committee began investigating the two doctors on the procedure.
“A forensic medical examination has been appointed to determine the severity of the harm to health, and other patients who could have suffered from poor-quality services in this clinic are also being identified,” spokeswoman Anna Pushkina said. “The investigation of the criminal case is ongoing.”
Yulia thanked her followers for their support.
“Hi, my friends. I would like to really thank each and every one of you who support me. Thanks to each an every one of you from the bottom of my heart,” she wrote.