The 13 Worst Plastic Surgery Horror Stories From ‘Botched’

The doctors on E!’s Botched have seen the ultimate plastic surgery nightmares — and, billing themselves as plastic surgery superheroes, they’re often tasked with fixing surgeries done in Mexico or by doctors who seemed to have gotten their medical licenses out of a Cracker Jack box. The horror stories from Botched include a woman with actual concrete in her face — yes, the same stuff from which sidewalks are made — a woman who had giant breast implants in her butt, and plenty of breast implants gone awry.

As cosmetic procedures become cheaper and more commonplace, the potential for a tragedy seems to have grown right along with the market. Many of the people on Botched seem to be addicted to plastic surgery, starting small with Botox or lip injections and moving to multiple implants — and then bigger implants. This mindset increases the risk and potential for things to go wrong… and then, too, there are just lots of bad doctors out there.

The people on Botched often go way beyond wanting Kylie Jenner’s lips or Meghan Markle’s nose. Some of these plastic surgeries are crimes — and the solutions that the doctors on Botched must implement are almost always risky.


Rajee Had Tire Sealant And Cement Injected Into Her Face

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Forty-eight-year-old Rajee Narinesingh came to Botched with actual cement in her face.

Rajee attended a black market “pumping party,” where scurrilous characters offered low-price cosmetic injections of cheap substances as budget alternatives to higher-priced procedures. The so-called doctor used cement and tire sealant as fillers in Rajee’s face — which not only started causing her extreme pain, but eventually also started burning and creating hard, rock-like nodes all over the affected areas.

Luckily, after the docs on Botched took her on, some of the nodes were removed, but there’s still a risk the infections can come back, since everything is in her blood stream.

The Botched doctors originally said that her face was too dangerous to fix, and spent months deliberating over whether they could try the risky series of procedures that, in the end, have helped Rajee regain some confidence in her appearance.

Dee Had Bowling Ball Ta-Tas That Weighed 30 Pounds

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Dee Stein had her 30-pound breast implants removed by the docs on Botched after many doctors said it was impossible. In her former career as an escort, she’d become addicted to getting larger and larger implants even at a time when the surgery was considered fairly risky and new. Her traditional implants, called double lumens, were made of both silicone and saline, and one breast had completely deflated. Luckily, the 20-year-old implants were safely removed without permanently damaging the breast tissue.

One Woman’s Breasts Were So Mangled She Had To Duct Tape Them Together

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Kailan Wagler got a breast augmentation at age 19 and the surgery lasted all of 15 minutes, which is never a good sign. She was left with breasts that were way too-high and oddly-shaped. After that, she was forced to use duct tape to manipulate them into a “normal” shape. Yes, she duct taped her breast tissue to the implant… and then had to rip off the tape at night. So if you’ve ever whined about taking off a Band-Aid, think about duct tape on one of the most sensitive areas of your body.

Just Say No To Implants In Your Behind

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If anyone ever wants to put breast implants in your derriere, just say no. Jana Stoner is proof that this is a very, very bad idea.

Jana had the DD implants put into her behind in a surgery done abroad, citing lower costs than doing a proper injections regimen in the US, as well as the fact that the doctors at the time made it seem doable and favorable. But it really hurt her career as well as her pride, and Jana went to the Botched doctors seeking help to get her twerk back. Luckily, Botched doctors were able to help.

Attack Of The Uniboob

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Alicia Jenkins’ botched uniboob required two surgeries to fix — one to remove the implants, and another several weeks later to put in new, smaller implants. She had originally gotten the too-large breast implants at the behest of her former doctor after breastfeeding her son left her chest lopsided, but it went completely awry when the oversized weight forced her muscles in on themselves.

They started fusing together, creating immense pain as well as a deformed-looking single breast. Coupled with other health issues that made healing hard, Alicia had a long road of recovery ahead of her even after the Botched docs set her on the right path.

A Model Tried To Feminize Her Face, And Ended Up With Nerves Full Of Silicone

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Transgender model Shauna Brooks, after having silicone injected just about everywhere to try to soften her features, headed overseas for further cosmetic procedures. This included cheek implants, her cheekbones sawed, and some injections to smooth out her entire appearance.

Then, she ended up on Botched, where the doctors warned her against cheap, unregulated plastic procedures. Her black market injections and implants had taken over her face, and the doctors cautioned Shauna that she could have permanent nerve damage if they operated around the silicone. She was still willing to take the risk.

What Happens When Your Doctor Uses Ice As An Anesthetic?

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The problems with Desiree’s White’s tummy tuck done out of the country started with the anesthetic… because there wasn’t any. During her procedure, the medical team placed blocks of ice on her to numb the skin, apparently failing to realize that ice kills skin eventually (and that it’s really not enough to ease the pain of cutting into one’s midsection). By the time the botched op was done, her pubic area had been pulled up up onto her stomach, leaving a horrible disfigurement. The Botched doctors were tasked with lowering Desiree’s midsection and pubic area — even with the dead and damaged skin from the ice.

This Man’s Lip Filler Addiction Went Too Far And His Lips Leaked

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Jordan James Parke started with one lip injection at the age of 21 and instantly became hooked. He continued to get lip injections along with injections in his forehead, cheeks, and chin. More than 50 plastic surgery procedures later, Parke was unable to move his face and his lips began to leak. He went to Botched not to remove any of the filler, but to ensure his lips would stop leaking.

Candy Got 2500cc Breast Implants And Instantly Regretted It

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When Candy Charms got her first breast augmentation, she had 420cc silicone put in, taking her bra size up to a DD. Her career quickly took off and she immediately began to associate bigger with better and more financial gain. She opted to have a second surgery with 1200cc implants.

As she continued to get work, she went under the knife again to get 2500c implants. She instantly regretted it. She struggled under the weight of her massive chest size and decided to go on Botched to see if they could help.

Albert Had Uneven Pecs

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After beginning to lift weights, Albert Nila realized that one side of his chest was growing muscle and the other wasn’t — he was literally missing his left pec muscle, despite his best gym efforts. He was diagnosed with Poland Syndrome and soon after learned that he could pectoral implants.

So, he left the country to have surgery, ended up getting sick and having the implant removed almost immediately after getting back to the US. Albert’s dream was to do bodybuilding competitions — an impossible goal considering that only one side of his chest could develop muscle. The Botched doctors were able to step in and help.

Janice Dickinson Kept Her Implants For Way Too Long

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Former supermodel Janice Dickinson has been on Botched multiple times for various ailments, always entertaining and sometimes pushing the envelope of goodwill. Janice went to the doctors with 30-year-old breast implants that needed to be fixed — they were causing pain, rippling, and all kinds of other issues.

But even after surgery, she went on a Botched rampage: she ripped out her own drain after surgery, removed the bandaging, and demanded prescription painkillers — despite Dr. Dubrow saying that she should have just been taking aspirin at that point.

A Music Video Star’s Ta-Tas Ended Up By Her Ribcage — And The Doctors Used Leeches On Her

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Tawny Kitaen recounted her breast implant problems, including doctors who put in implants they deemed appropriate, but were not at all what she had chosen. Tawny decided that she was done with her implants entirely and wanted them removed. She had become famous in the 1980s as the star of Whitesnake’s “Here I Go Again” video. Then, in 1984, she starred in Bachelor Party with Tom Hanks, and co-hosted America’s Funniest People with Dave Coulier of Full House fame.

Dr. Dubrow removed Tawny’s implants as requested — and then used medicinal leeches to help get the blood flowing to her nipples.

This Woman’s Breast Reduction Went Too Well

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Lauren was suffering from back pain with her size F breasts. She decided to have a breast reduction in hopes of alleviating the pain. When she woke up from surgery, however, she was horrified; her doctor had taken her all the way down to an A cup, claiming it was “the right size for her body.”

Lauren went to the doctors on Botched and told the doctors that her previously plastic surgeon had “chopped off” her breasts completely. Dr. Nassif was shocked, saying “I have no clue what that doctor was thinking!”

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