A mother whose two-for-one breast augmentation and tummy tuck left her with lopsided boobs and a scar on her stomach that looked like ‘the Joker’s mouth’ is finally able to rock a bikini after having corrective surgery.
The woman named Krystle recounted the horrific 12-hour procedure that could have cost her her life while consulting with plastic surgeons Dr. Terry Dubrow and Dr. Paul Nassif on Wednesday night’s episode of the E! reality series Botched.
Not only was Krystle’s breasts misshapen and the lower half of her stomach marred by a gruesome scar, she also contracted gangrene after her first surgery — which was done by a doctor who was still suffering from the residual effects of having a stroke.
Then and wow! Krystle had her lopsided breasts and gruesome tummy tuck scar (L) fixed (R) on Wednesday night’s episode of Botched
Botched: Krystle’s original doctor put her breast implants in through her stomach during her tummy tuck, which could lead to complications. She was left with wonky, uneven breasts
Yikes: The mom’s gruesome tummy tuck scar looked like ‘the Joker’s mouth’
Krystle had her first child when she was 15 years old, and she had wanted to get rid of the stretch marks on her stomach and her tubular breasts fixed when she first decided to have surgery.
‘A lady that I knew said, “I have this amazing doctor.” So I went to a consultation and he told me I’m going to make you look perfect,’ she recalled. ‘He said he would insert breast implants through my abdomen while doing my tummy tuck.’
The surgery was going to cost $12,000, but when Krystle told him that she didn’t have that kind of money, he had her give him $7,000 and allowed her to make payments on the remaining balance.
Krystle told Dr. Dubrow and Dr. Nassif that her original doctor put her breast implants in through her tummy, which was already a red flag.
Start of it all: Krystle had her first child when she was 15 years old, and she had wanted to get rid of the stretch marks on her stomach and her tubular breasts fixed
Nightmare: Krystle told Dr. Terry Dubrow and Dr. Paul Nassif that her surgery took about 12 hours — four hours longer than what is considered safe
Awful: After a nurse showered her when she still had fresh wounds, she developed a nasty case of gangrene (L and R)
‘Placing implants through a tummy tuck incision, in my opinion, it’s never a good idea because it’s a long way to go and the chance of a complication is really high,’ Dr. Dubrow, told the camera.
The doctors were also shocked to learn that Krystle’s surgery took about 12-hours.
‘Krystle’s last surgery could have literally been her last surgery,’ Dr. Dubrow explained. ‘Eight hours is the time when risks start to go up of anesthesia complications and difficulties from prolonged recovery.’
To make matters worse, a nurse showered her the next day when she still had fresh wounds.
Dangerous: Krystle (pictured during her consultation) later learned that her original doctor was still suffering from the residual effects of having a stroke when he operated on her
Complicated fix: In addition to fixing her breasts, Dr. Dubrow said he was going to have to give her a new tummy tuck
Foreign substance: In the operating room, Dr. Dubrow removed Krystle’s implants and wasn’t even sure what they were made out of
‘There you go. There’s one of the reasons it got an infection,” Dr. Paul Nassif told Dr. Dubrow.
Krystle’s stomach wounds started to puss before she returned home, but her original doctor just warned her that she needed to take care of herself.
She was left battling a nasty case of gangrene, and she later learned that the doctor had suffered a stroke and stopped practicing for years.
During her examination, Dr. Dubrow told her that he was going to have to do a recreation of the breast pockets and fix her tubular deformity. She would also need a whole new tummy tuck.
Unveiling: Krystle was excited to see her new body for the first time after surgery
Show off: After recovering from her surgery, Krystle was thrilled that she could finally wear a bikini
Proud: I have great boobs, a flat tummy, and I can rock a bikini like nobody’s business,’ she said
‘I’m willing to go down this road and tackle this with you,’ he said. ‘This is not going to be easy. The risk of complications is very high.’
Despite the warning, Krystle said she trusted Dr. Dubrow completely and they moved forward with the complicated surgery.
In the operating room, Dr. Dubrow realized there were even more issues with Krystle’s botched boob job than he had realized.
Not only had the doctor put the breast implants in wrong, Dr. Dubrow wasn’t even sure what they were made of because they had some sort of ink in them.
The surgery ended up being a success, and Krystle was thrilled that she could finally wear a bikini after years of hiding her body.
B’efore surgery, my scar was disgusting and I had tubular breasts,’ she said. ‘Now, thanks to Dr. Dubrow, I have great boobs, a flat tummy, and I can rock a bikini like nobody’s business.’