A mother-of-three was forced to apply for a TV show that specialised in fixing botched surgery after being left with ‘breasts like udders’ when $14,000 (£11,000) surgery went wrong.
Stephanie Lopez, from Haslet, Texas, was left with two sagging breasts after her breast augmentation went horribly wrong.
At just 17 years old, Stephanie decided to enhance her A cup breasts to a size D.
After finding a highly recommended surgeon, Stephanie underwent the quick operation and was initially thrilled with the results.
But just two months after the operation, Stephanie, now 27, realised something was seriously wrong.
Stephanie’s silicone implants had detached from her breast tissue, causing them to permanently droop down.
She was devastated and after spending almost a decade with her uneven boobs, she applied for a TV show that specialised in fixing botched surgery.
Stephanie Lopez, from Haslet, Texas, was left with two sagging breasts after her $14,000 (£11,000) boob job went horribly wrong. At just 17 years old, Stephanie decided to enhance her A cup breasts to a size D but botched surgery left her devastated. She went on a TV show to have her botched job fixed and is thrilled with the results, pictured
Stephanie underwent the quick operation but just two months after the operation, Stephanie, now 27, noticed her slicone implants had detached from her breast tissue, causing them to permanently droop down, left. She applied fort the TV show Botched and is thrilled with her dream breasts, right
In May 2016, Stephanie finally had the breasts of her dreams and she’s now putting her ordeal behind her.
Stephanie, a stay-at-home mum, said: ‘I knew there was something wrong with my implants when I took my bandages off. But as they were swollen, I was told to wait until they’d fully healed before I’d see the real results.
‘It was just two months after my operation that I realised they were botched. My implants were sat too high and the rest of my boobs were sagging.
‘It was a nightmare and because I moved 18 hours away shortly after, I couldn’t go back and ask many questions.
‘I have been looking into getting legal help, but no one has taken my case on yet.
‘I wanted a boob job to improve my cleavage but I ended up with no self-confidence.
‘It took nine years to finally get the surgery fixed thanks to a TV show about botched breasts.’
Since hitting puberty in her teens, Stephanie hated her small A-cup breasts and decided to save for a breast augmentation for when she was old enough.
She added: ‘My whole life going through puberty I just wasn’t growing any boobs. My mum had big boobs, and I just didn’t know why I wasn’t growing any.
‘As long as I can remember I didn’t feel very confident or pretty without boobs. I had always wanted to have a boob job, so when I was 17 my mum took me for a consultation.
After finding a highly recommended surgeon, Stephanie underwent the quick operation and was initially thrilled with the results, pictured. But just two months after the operation, Stephanie, now 27, realised something was seriously wrong
‘I looked around and chose the surgeon based on how many amazing recommendations he had. He wasn’t cheap either, it was £11,000.
‘I went there with no worries whatsoever, and when I had a speedy recovery I thought everything was fine.
‘But when I realised how much they were drooping like udders I felt more self-conscious than before I had the enlargement!
‘I felt horrible and when I met my now husband, Robert, 32, a few years later, I wouldn’t let him see my boobs.’
Stephanie had always dreamed of having her breasts corrected, but family life had always come first financially.
Since hitting puberty in her teens, left, Stephanie hated her small A-cup breasts and decided to save for a breast augmentation for when she was old enough. She is finally thrilled with the results after TV show Botched gave her the breasts of her dreams, right
Stephanie said: ‘I fell pregnant with our son, Ryder, when I was 20, and then we quickly had two more kids shortly after – so all our money was spent on our children.
‘Weirdly having three kids didn’t make my boobs much worse.
‘Soon almost ten years had passed since I had my bad boob job and I had got used to them, even though I hated how they looked.
‘Because we really didn’t have the money for me to get surgery again, it was just something that I planned to live with.’
Due to financial restraints, Stephanie could not afford to get her operation done privately but luckily she found a way to get the surgery she dreamed of when an advert for a TV show flashed up on her screen.
Speaking about her insecurity, she said: ‘I felt horrible and when I met my now husband, Robert, 32, a few years later, I wouldn’t let him see my boobs’
Stephanie said: ‘I was watching “Botched” and at the end it said that if you’d had dodgy surgery to email in.
‘So I thought I might as well give it a go, and sent them an email with some detail about my surgery and pictures of my misshapen breasts.
‘A couple of months later they replied, asking me if I wanted to fly to Los Angeles to have a consultation and meet the surgeon, so obviously I accepted.
‘As soon as I met the surgeon I had entire faith in him, he was one of the top surgeons in LA.
‘But aside from that, I knew that I had nothing to lose because the shape was so horrible!
‘I had my final bit of surgery in May 2016 and as soon as they were done I knew that they looked how I’d always wanted them to.
‘As soon as the surgery was over, the surgeon told me that my breasts were now perfect and I knew he wasn’t lying.
‘Since I’ve had them corrected I am the most confident version of myself I’ve ever been.
‘Even my husband, Robert, and my kids have noticed how happy I am now.’