Has your Cosmetic Surgery gone wrong?

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Every year thousands of people undergo successful Cosmetic Surgery procedures with reputable surgeons. However, there are unfortunately cases where surgeons do not live up to their reputations and surgeries can go wrong.

For people that have taken the major decision to undergo surgery to then have to face an unsuccessful result can be hugely upsetting. For many they have put aside money to pay for the procedure and spent many weeks and months thinking about whether surgery is the right decision for them.

From botched nose jobs and face lifts, to bad breast enlargements and dodgy liposuction, unfortunately the majority of surgeries can go wrong if not carried out correctly. This is why it is massively important for anyone looking to having Cosmetic Surgery to make sure they thoroughly research potential surgeons, understand the surgery and its associated risks, ask lots of questions and most of all only go ahead when they are 100% happy.

A London based PR agency is looking for people who have gone through the unfortunate experience of surgery going wrong, and in particular people who have seen bad results from Smart Lipo. If you have had any form of surgery that has produced results that it shouldn’t have then please get in touch. The PR agency is looking for a case study that would be willing to undergo corrective surgery with the surgeon they represent and agree to them placing the story in the media

Any interested parties should contact Also be sure to tell us about your own Cosmetic Surgery experiences either as a comment below, or on the Cosmetic Surgery Forum.



  1. Sally-A

    9th January 2013 at 11:12 AM

    Not really botched surgery, but I must admit to having a ‘trout pout’ for a few weeks after my Botox treatment, fortunately the swelling subsided with time. 🙂

  2. Amber

    21st January 2013 at 12:52 AM

    I scheduled my breast reduction on September 13th, 2004. I thought everything had gone well,however, that was just the beginning. I ended up losing both breasts, having 2 supsequent surgeries and scars from hell. If that wasn’t enough, I suffered a severe infection that almost claimed my life. To this day, I have not healed, and am torn between wanting to be “fixed” or just trying to live with it the rest of my life. I am 34 years old, and have not been able to move past this awful stage in my life as of yet. I put on a happy face that everything is ok, but I am dead inside. I want so desperatly to find a doctor that could work a miracle and get me looking at least presentable. I dont even want to look at myself in the mirror. My personal story would take days, so I’ll leave it at this.

  3. Nicola Fahey

    6th February 2013 at 2:53 PM

    Hi Amber, I’ve just read your comment. Your experience with plastic surgery sounds awful. I can’t imagine what you must have been through. I’m sorry to contact you this way, but I was wondering whether you would talk to me about it? I’m a features writer for all the women’s magazines in the UK and believe your story would be very educational to thousands of women who are contemplating having surgery. While little consolation for your ordeal, I would also be able to get you the very best payment for your story. You can reach me at

    Kindest regards, and I hope you are managing to get your life back on track.


  4. Bridget O'Malley

    8th February 2013 at 8:22 PM

    Hi Nicola

    I have a story to tell, fortunately for me the outcome of my surgery is not as horrific as poor Amber’s story. I had my surgery abroad, I picked the clinic because of their highly advertised 1 year patient care guarantee programme + unlimited post care here in the UK. I had breast augmentation in April 2008.
    My story is not over yet, but I’m in limbo as to what steps to take next, so if you would like to hear my story, please contact me.


  5. debbie

    16th February 2013 at 2:48 PM

    I would love to hear from you as my surgery wasn’t great either. 🙂

  6. Jessie T

    21st February 2013 at 8:54 PM

    Hmm, interesting post. Wondering what site you did your researching through.

  7. Emma

    26th March 2013 at 9:39 PM

    Dear all,

    I am a Masters student at City University, London, and am making a short documentary on the dangers of cosmetic surgery. Having read some of your experiences on this forum, I’ve been shocked that surgery can have such awful effects. It seems this is an area that needs far greater regulation, and this is what we wish to discuss in our programme.

    The material will be pitched to current affairs/investigative programmes in the UK.

    I am looking for people who might be able to help to create the documentary – who would be able to share their experiences to show how things can go wrong. More and more individuals, especially young people, are rushing into ‘quick’ cosmetic surgery procedures – we believe that it is important that they know the dangers it may pose.

    If you think you may be able to help, you can e-mail me in confidence at

    Many thanks,

    Emma Slater, City University

  8. Susan Andrews

    5th April 2013 at 7:02 PM

    I really enjoyed hearing your story. I’m doing a paper on teenage cosmetic surgery for school and was wondering is you could tell me why you would opt to have teens get plastic surgery. Thank you for telling your story and good luck to you


  9. Sharl

    22nd April 2013 at 4:38 PM

    I have just recently had my eyes done, had it done to hopefully make me feel better and help give me more self asteem, but it went wrong im finding each day like im living in hell i carnt hardly open my left eye ive been told its a pitosis and both eyes look miss shapen i have lost confidence in the surgen who did it all my family are in shock and dont want it making worse, i look like ive got big scars on my eyes as the surgen has cut above the crease line and my eyes look sunken i have never felt so down in all my life my world is falling apart i carnt work my boy friend has left me and i dont know how im going to get through this as my heart is braking. Am like a hermit in my own home at the moment as i carnt bear people’s reactions as its too much to handle for me at the moment and i carnt aford any more surgery as i spent my savings on this and am un fit to work. Please if any one can give me with some advice or help me please.

  10. TRACEY

    27th April 2013 at 7:49 PM


  11. Nicola Fahey

    11th May 2013 at 5:44 PM

    Hi Sharl,

    If you get this message please e-mail me at

    I’m a features writer and would love to speak with you about your experience with cosmetic surgery.

  12. Felisa Gaines

    17th May 2013 at 2:28 AM

    My horror story is still fresh in my mind.June 2000 I had liposuction on my saddle bags. I hated my thighs and had saved up for this surgery. But this Doctor started to pick my body apart he stated “if you do the saddle bags you need to lipo the entire leg make them smaller so I agreed like a fool.I woke up to find my right leg larger than the left but this is not what has haunted me day and night. The doctor just STOP the surgery above my knee so I have a DEEP line across both legs it make my knees look as if they are always swollen and disfigured with lumps for years they would sting and itch.I’m a 43yr. old attractive woman but I have not been in a relationship for fear of how a man may react to seeing my legs.I never wear shorts nor dresses unless they are below the knee.This has brought my life to a crawl and early on I had a guy friend but I woke up to find him poking my knees saying why would someone leave your legs like this so I keep to myself.

  13. lorena

    17th May 2013 at 1:57 PM

    I had both traditional lipo and smart lipo done at once. I got burned from the smartlipo on my stomach as a result of this I also got an infection. I am very dissapointed and I would not recommend anyone to have cosmetic surgery.

  14. Lisa

    19th May 2013 at 5:54 PM

    I had a rhinoplasty and to get what I wanted the doctor had to remove a part of tissue from my ear to place on the tip of my nose. As a result my ear is now deformed on the inside. Also the nose is bigger than what it was before the surgery. As a result I was very depressed. I try to tell myself that it will be okay, but it’s been 5 weeks now, and I still have not taken the tape off my nose because I don’t want to be seen with my ugly nose. Also, I now have a complex about my ear. When people are on that side of ear, I try to turn so they would not see my deformed ear. I don’t even discuss it with my parents, because I am too ashamed to mention it to them. I was dperessed for a while, and I’m still depressed, but I try to convince myself that it will be okay, but I think about it everyday. My life is now altered because of it and I don’t even want to be seen by anyone I know. If anyone can give me some advice on this, please contact me.

  15. noreen

    20th May 2013 at 3:13 PM


    I’m sorry to hear what you have all been through .

    I’m making a programme for Channel 4, highlighting the dangers of cosmetic surgery. we are looking for people who have had complications and disfigurements after facial procedures.

    We are really interested in hearing from as many people as possible.

    It would be great to hear your story.

    All information will be dealt with in the strictest of confidence.

    Noreen 020 7157 3082

  16. AJ

    31st May 2013 at 6:33 PM

    i too went abroad,i had such a dissappointing outcome,i made the huge mistake of going back there to give them a chance to correct thier mess.
    im now bed bound with open wounds and infection and symastia………….
    and have taken steps with a lawyer,who is actually looking for others to come forward if they used el menzah in tunisia.
    i may still lose my left breast if i dont start healing soon and im under various docs now here in uk as well as on lots of dif meds.:(

  17. TonyC

    1st June 2013 at 1:59 PM

    Hi all,

    We are currently making a documentary for the BBC and we are looking for people who have very bad/verygood experiences of rhinoplasty and liposuction to talk about their experience and offer their advice to teenagers who are considering having these procedures. We would very much like to hear from poeple who had their procedure at a young age (preferably teens), especially if your decision to undergo the procedure was driven by a desire to make it into the modelling industry.

    If you are interested in taking part or just have some more questions, please contact me at

    Thanks for your time

    Kind regards


  18. lisa shaw

    5th June 2013 at 6:16 PM

    clinic el menzah and surgeon Dr Djemal are a cosmetic surgery worst nightmare i have been through hell with them i hope nobody else goes there and suffers the same fate as myself and AJ.

  19. noreen

    9th June 2013 at 4:02 PM

    That is awful what you both have been through – do you have a number that I can call you on?

  20. noreen

    9th June 2013 at 4:07 PM

    Hi – Bridget i am working ona cosmetic surgery prorgramme for Channel 4 and I would love to have a chat with you about your experience. please can you call me on 02071573082 or email me on

    Warm regards,

  21. Monica

    22nd June 2013 at 4:29 PM

    Hello Lorena
    I am horrified to hear that you went through all the stress and pain of surgery.

    I am a journalist and would be very interested in hearing more about your story as I am writing a feature about cosmetic surgery for a UK glossy magazine.

    The magazine is looking for a woman aged 20 to 35 who has had some sort of cosmetic surgery tummy procedure which has either gone wrong, or she’s not happy with the results (ie it was a waste of time).

    Would you be prepared to share your story and be named and pictured?

    You would be paid a fee.

    Please do let me know by contacting me in the first instance via my email of

    I look forward to hearing from you soon.

  22. kerry

    1st July 2013 at 10:43 PM

    hello my name is kerry i had surgery abroard and im a mess from it i have had 5operations since nov 2008 and still a mess and left with 1 breast implant in .can any body contact me regarding my story and my nitemare surgeon

  23. kerry

    2nd July 2013 at 7:19 AM

    i should give a brief description of my nightmare surgery – i had a breast augmentation nov08 and i too made the terrible mistake of going back to the surgeon on many occasions to fix it and he made a much bigger mess i had 3 implants in ,in 7 months and 3 very serious infections which were life threatening each time and were emergency operations to remove implants which the nhs had to do as my surgeon funnily enough was away on vacation and no one at hand to help me this is my nightmare from hell and has ruined my life and my body as i am left with 1 implant and been advised by the nhs not to go back to mr plovier of clinic beuacare brussels as they said this would never of happened in england and it was my surgeons fault. i am 27 with 2 children 1 10 and 1 14mnths and cannot do anything with them as i am so disfigured and am ashamed to go out in public now. i had surgery to try and improve my a cup saggy breast after my second child but ended up in a much worse mess. i dont no where to turn to now and what to do next if there is any 1 out there would like to hear the full horror or have any advice please contact me. many thanks kerry

  24. HealthJourno

    8th July 2013 at 10:02 AM

    Hi Kerry,

    I’m really sorry to hear about your surgery trouble and your subsequent heartache – I can’t imagine how tough this is for you.
    You might have seen my feature on the website but I’m looking to work on a magazine feature highlighting the risks of surgery abroad and trying to raise awareness of stories like yours – it’s not a scaremongering article but it aims to advise potential patients on the dangers and what questions to ask before they go ahead with surgery. I’m looking to feature some women with stories like yourself where they have travelled overseas for surgery but are not happy with the results.

    Please reply or email me at if you’re interested in speaking to me about this.
    Thanks in advance.


  25. AJ

    8th July 2013 at 6:33 PM

    thanks lisa,well im now 8 weeks nearly with these open wounds and its really getting me down.

  26. AJ

    8th July 2013 at 6:34 PM

    kerry,you are not alone sweetie.
    drop me a line at


  27. HealthJourno

    8th July 2013 at 8:25 PM

    Hi Lisa and AJ,

    Thanks to both of you for sharing your stories on this site.

    I’m sure you’ve seen the article on the site and my message to Kerry below but I’m looking to speak to women who have had bad experiences with beauty procedures overseas.
    It’s for a report in a national newspaper supplement to raise awareness of the potential risks of cosmetic surgery abroad and to advise women thinking about similar treatments on what questions they should be asking and what to look for in a surgeon.
    If you’re interested in sharing your story and helping other women avoid the dangers of cosmetic surgery abroad, do just drop me a reply or email me at to speak further.

    Victoria x

  28. ta

    11th July 2013 at 6:16 PM

    these stories sound horrible. i am in a mess myself as a result of a pinnaplasty procedure by a very reputable hospital and group here in the uk. i was told it was simple and straight forward prior to surgery. following i was left in a great deal of pain and my ears had rather then being taken in, one been moved and the other remained where it was prior to any surgery. they then have tried to charge me (yes i was stupid enough to let the surgeon fix it himself) more fees for the revision. i can not work or function because of the pain i am in, have tried for the last 8 months to get help from the hospital with no success – just a mountain of cost for myself – i have sought independant opinion and it would cost another near £4000 for this to be fixed, for some reason i can’t get on the nhs as i paid for the first procedure privately initially. i am at a loss and like others am basically a hermit in my own home – previously a well paid professional. i don’t know what to do and with no income can’t afford to privately get this fixed myself – but the hospital shoudl be paying for it as it was meant to be an all inclusive package should anything go wrong!

  29. kerry

    15th July 2013 at 9:49 PM

    thanz to the people who have droped me a line ,i have now been for a consultation in england to see what damage has been done and its gona cost £7,500 to correct the surgeons mess ,hes done everything wrong down to the implant shape and size for my frame o m g i cant beleive these people can do this to us ,,,duo what im going to do and really dont know where to turn now,,does any 1 know af any where good i can sell my story to thanz,,,and aj im thinking of u and gona drop u a line have a chat

  30. SCS

    15th July 2013 at 10:16 PM

    Kerry, have you tried speaking to the UK charity Action Against Medical Accidents (AvMA) as they may be able to give you some free & confidential advice over the phone?

    Their web address is here:

  31. kerry

    15th July 2013 at 10:20 PM

    no i havent but will do as got no where else to turn id like to sue but as u no he l prob get away with it thank you

  32. lou

    24th July 2013 at 7:47 PM

    hi just been reading the stories and i know it sounds selfish of me saying this but i am glad i am not alone been on chatrooms and people are all happy talking about their new boobs not having no trouble with them and there is me i have had 3 breast enlargements now 3 different companys and all have gone wrong ( 1 wonky,1 capsular contraction and now one bigger and different sizes) the last op was june 18th 09 and have been told i can go back in september to have it recorrected but now reading some peoples stories where they have gone back to the same surgeon and still gone confused now

  33. kerry

    27th July 2013 at 6:51 PM

    my advise to you is go 2 your doc c if they can help you in any way tell them uv bin bodged enough and its making you depressed and u dont wnt to go bk to you ps as u dont trust him as hes already made a mess and u cnt go on this way n e more im sorry 2 hear about ur problems but no ur definetly not alone theres lots of websites ad i was amazed by some of the storys iv read its discusting wat a ps is allowed to do 2 people good luckxxxxx

  34. Tonia

    4th August 2013 at 11:18 AM

    i too have had bad surgery in Slovakia,i already had breast implants and wanted my breasts lifting,and i opted for a face lift too (while awake).
    my breasts are now wonky,my nipples are not level and one is considerably smaller than the other.also i went through the trauma of the awake facelift and there is no difference at all,i was told they lifted my skin by 1cm WOW!!
    the surgeon has offered to do the surgery again in 6-12 months time,but how can you correct nipples that have been chopped at? she said she can make them appear the same by tattoo…what a joke..

  35. karen franciosi

    6th August 2013 at 11:25 AM

    Hi Amber,
    I had cosmetic veins removed under my eyes. Since then they not only swelled really bad but they left depressions where the swelling was. This is my face. I also used there skincare program which I think mixed with an exfoliator I use and caused a chemical peel. It was so dehydrated and dry and it just made me so sick, it has gotten better but the skin is very thin now. I was so sick in the beginning and all the dermatologist would do for me is tell me that the eyes are the first place you age. I had some wrinkles don’t get me wrong but now there are more, which makes me sick, I’m only 38 and I don’t want to look 50. I hate myself for trusting her and feel stupid for trying to be perfect. Cheer up, it happens to alot of us. Have faith and confidence about you and this will help get you through this.

  36. karen franciosi

    6th August 2013 at 5:34 PM

    I had a bad experience too with cosmetic vein removal under the eyes. That is the first thing people look at when they see you. My eyes look sunken in, like hollows, because of all the swelling after it subsided. I am so embarassed and angry at myself for letting me be so insecure to begin with. But take it from me it has made me sick, not able to function with my husband or daughter well at all. I certainly feel your pain. Just try to be optimistic, I know as hard as it may seem. Remember God put you here for a reason, we don’t know why sometimes but there is a reason and it isn’t all about the way you look either. I have to keep repeating this to myself everytime I look in the mirror. My botch job isn’t as bad as yours but I know about how you feel like your world is crashing down. Keep on praying!!!!! I’m here for you.

  37. ree

    9th August 2013 at 5:01 AM

    I’m going through the same things, i stay in the house because people call me ugly in front of your face. I hold my head down when i am force to go out shopping for food sometime i send my son out for me. My right lower and upper eye was cut wrong. I don’t have any more money to correct this problem. Life is very hard for me now.

  38. Miriam

    21st August 2013 at 8:26 AM

    Hey. I read your story and i absolutely understand how you feel. I got dermafiller done underneath my tear troughs to correct my dark circles due to insomnia. What I did not know was that my surgeon injected a filler that was not supposed to be placed ever beneath the tear troughs. I had my filler dissolved with hylauronidase and have lost my natural fatty tissues on my cheeks, the filler subsided of course, and what was left exposed shocked me. Veins had erupted due to the irritation and harsh chemicals and pressure from the filler. No matter what I do, I cannot hide the aftermath of the dermafiller and my face looks deformed. My skin toned as changed and my face is sagging cuz of the chemical used to dissolve the filler. I am only 24 and am not married. Trust me, I understand how you feel girl!

  39. Tonia

    13th September 2013 at 11:04 AM

    im still waiting for a reply from Newlookholidays whom i went through to get the surgery,they are hoping i just go away,but im so depressed about my breasts and cry most days,i would have my sagging breasts and level nipples back anyday,please girls dont ever have a breast lift especially abroad if you live in the UK it may be cheaper but very hard to fight against if you want to make a claim.

  40. julie

    15th September 2013 at 12:53 PM

    hi,I always hated my jaw line, and always wanted to have short hair or pin it up, as iv got a receding chin, I recently came out of a unhappy marriage,put on 2 stone then as I got on with life lost it which made my neck even more saggy, so thought this is my chance to give me some self esteem and be happy as that’s all I ever wanted.

    So with what money I had I went to a private well known clinic and said what I wanted to achieve just a neck lift as even my friends said you don’t look like you need a face lift. I’m only 47 and have always looked after my skin and never smoked etc.

    I was told by the surgeon that I would need a mini face lift also and it would give me the lift, he should know what he’s on about as he is the surgeon so trusted his decision. I had mentioned about lipo under the neck and possible a chin implant but he said in his opinion I didn’t need that.

    So I had the surgery 18 months ago and I look worse than before. I still have a saggy neck in fact friends say its worse. I’ve also gained bags on the top of my cheeks cos of the face lift and have terrible visible scars around my ears to which if I do feel like going out on not a windy day I have to put foundation on to hide them, my ears are also odd now. I feel so down all the time. What should of been a great start to the rest of my life is ruined. I’ve recently married and when my husband ask me if I’m happy I say yes to please him but feel I will never be. Even when I’m with him I’m careful with my scars that he don’t look as I’m so embarrassed, and feel worthless.

    I watch programmes now on tv where people have had good results and I’m so envious of them as they look how I should feel happy:(

  41. Elaine

    5th October 2013 at 11:26 PM

    Hi so sorry to read of your nightmare and ruined life. I had jaw reconstruction in 2004-2005, I came out worse, in pain, my face disfigured and have lived in dysfunctional suffering everyday since the treatment. I have been a social recluse, had counselling for the disfigurement to my face and for the dysfunction pain, loss of function, have not smiled for 4 yrs, I cannot anymore, I have had my quality of life stolen from me by a surgeon. £40,000. The story is horrendous, the photos horrific. Contact me we need this in the media what they do to human life. The impact it has on the entire family as well as yourself.

  42. beth

    13th October 2013 at 7:09 AM

    My friend has recently been to see a cosmetic surgeon, she wanted lipo in her knees. He has talked her in to having her whole body done (calf’s, knees, bum stomach and arms). He has told her she will be able to go to a concert the next day! And advised her that taking 5 days of work will be fine. She has a very active job she is a police woman.

    She has mental health problems and she has put weight on due the medication she has to take. She is currently not taking her medication.

    I would really appreciate you opinion and feed back on this. I don’t think that she understands that she has been talked in to doing something she didn’t want to do or what she is about to out her body though.

  43. Elizabeth C

    25th October 2013 at 9:45 AM

    I am just back from surgery abroad in Malaysia. There is a problem in the outcome of this surgery. I feel that the surgeon may have cheated me, on this one. I had arranged an ‘extra’ surgery privately with the surgeon, as part of a package deal from a surgery holiday company called Body Beautiful.

    The surgeon performed this ‘extra’ in his ordinary clinic, with local. It was very traumatic.

    He performed other surgery but this was arranged through before I left the UK as part of a package deal, in hospital.

    Now home the surgery outcome of the ‘extra’ is non existent. There is no change. I’m not sure if he was the right person to go to. I maybe should have went to a gynaecologist, as it was a very specialised procedure.

    What I’m trying to say is people have to watch that when in a strange country, as we can be too trusting. I was carried along with the whole surgery thing and felt that the surgeon would do everything he said. However now I’m not sure if he even had the qualifications for this type of procedure.

    I am currently in dispute with this surgeon over this matter. I have asked Body Beautiful for advise but they have failed to respond. I do not want to feel that they don’t want to know, now I’m back home, but I think that maybe the case.

    I feel though that they should be concerned, as this is their main surgeon. If he saying to their customers that he can perform operations and then giving shoddy work, then surely that is their problem too.

  44. Jane Bouncer

    19th December 2013 at 9:29 PM

    Cosmetic blunders do happen in the uk. I had a surgeon Mr G.lamberty a top surgeon reduced my 460cc implants to 400cc implants i now have extrussions onmy now saggy horrible breasts 5 surgeons have now turned me down for reconstructive surgery and the N.H.S want to butcher me 3 solicitors have turned down my case im up against the freemasons i presume?. I dont know whats going to happen to me but ill stock up on super glue for when it does burst any day now. wish me luck i need it !

  45. m

    8th January 2014 at 10:35 PM

    I had upper and lower eye lid surgery and a face lift also. I have been left with a lumps on my face and horrid scars under my eyes. I feel mamed and ugly now. The thing about eyes is this, they are bang in the middle of our faces. Although compared to some others it seems I am one of the luckier ones to have come out of botched cosmetic surgery just looking unattractive. I may look ugly now, but at least I didn’t have to fight for my life. I can’t help feeling upset about how I look now though.

  46. sammy

    3rd February 2014 at 1:09 AM

    i went to tunisia for a mini facelift at the clinique avicienne with dr ben jemaa, the surgery went wrong, now 2 years later i am left with a large unsightly folds of excess skin along both sides of my face, down to my neck,i lost two inches of hair line above my ears, i have a noticeable lump on one side of my face that never went, and my ears are now disfigured slanting unnaturally downwards like pixie ears with terrible scarring, it has taken me over all this time to save up the £4500 to have this corrected, and i am having it done in 5 weeks here in the uk, this basically destroyed my life, and this surgeon is a money grabbing butcher, just wanted to warn people not to beleive flashy websites like i did. i wanted this surgery to look younger and feel more confident, not have my face disfigured.

  47. sammy

    3rd February 2014 at 1:15 AM

    incidentally since this, i have been told that what was performed on me, was not a mini facelift, it was a classical full facelift, which at 38 i did not need, i only had slight sagging in my jowls, and the surgery did not improve those at all,i was not told there was a risk of loosing a massive chunk of hairline through the surgery either. it did not help that the surgeon could barely speak any english, my so called english speaking assistant that was promised by the website, spoke around 2 words of english, it was one of the worst and frightening experiences of my life.

  48. Judy Williams

    27th May 2014 at 2:10 AM

    Please name these places and the doctors so others can be warned!!!

  49. Anon

    30th May 2014 at 3:11 PM

    I have had a horrendous experience of a pinnaplasty under a UK surgeon under an all inclusive surgical package (meant to cover me for complications) with one of the UK’s biggest hospital groups. The hospital did very little to nothing to help me. As a consequence of initial surgery – meant to be a straight forward pinnaplasty one ear came back out, the other was twisted forward! The same surgeon withheld my front preops from me when I requested them to compare with (said he didn’t think he had taken any) proceeded to write in my medical notes that I had perception issues but then took me back in to de-rotate the one ear and take back in the other (admitting only verbally to us that it was back to its original protrusion) following this surgery he left me in severe pain, sutures coming through my skin and said medication was the only answer to the pain!!! I complained to the hospital – taking it as far up as the Chief executive – I asked for a transfer of care for help for treatment etc – they provided two single one off consultations with two of my original surgeons colleagues both of whom agreed with me on the visual aspects of overcorrection of one area of one ear and the seond of whom immediately idenified the stitches said was not normal and required removal … the hospital did nothing they never allowed me back to these surgeons nor sent me to anyone else, I then paid another £2500 (approx) to another surgeon who removed the stitches [total cost was original package £2500 approx plus they added £410 for the second correction of the surgeon’s first mistakes and then I had to pay this £2500 – so thats over £5500 just for that not including all my medication, letters, photocopying, travel, parking finding other surgeons, and consultations with them] The hospital insisted on copies of other surgeons opinions which I paid for and gained independently because they were doing nothing – they have never refunded the money for this either and then whilst recovering from the stitch removal they made me a conditional offer of only £2500 (approx) (this is after a year of not working being in severe pain and trying to get help from them) but conditions of the offer were that it finished my complaint against both the surgeon and hosptial and that they were not responsible for any future treatment or care!!!! AGAIN MY PACKAGE WAS AN OPTION 2 ALL INCLUSIVE PACKAGE COVERING COMPLICATONS AND ALL CARE AND TREATMENT OF THEM!!!anyway I then had to undergo occupational therapy and see pain management specialists, pain clinics etc and then another specialist ear surgeon had just taken me in to remove more stitches he found (same area I was complaining of the pain) as well as scar tissue that is again in the exact same area previous stitches had to be removed from – no doubt if the stitches had not been left in for the year by the hospital’s denials of issues the scar tissue would not have developed in the same way. My ears I think feel like they are now a very unusual shape (I have not had the heart to look) I am two weeks out of surgery and have to go back to have external sutures removed from this last op in a few days and then see how I recover, it has been a year and a half and a nightmare, both myself and my partner are distressed, finanically ruined and attending counselling for this situation.

  50. jan

    6th June 2014 at 7:01 PM

    hi am having a bad ime at the moment,had afacelift and upper and lower bleph 8 wks ago i had malar bags prior to the op but now that fat has been taken from under my eyes i have awful looking festoons on my upper cheeks my surgeon doesnt seem to know what to do about them he has suggested a few things none of them sound like they will work to me, iam very depressed about this and am on antidepressants now.i cant have anymore surgery yet and was wondering if anyone could give me some advicei am at tmy wits end and very confused .

  51. jan

    6th June 2014 at 7:13 PM

    hi i have had a facelift and upper and lower bleph 8 weeks ago ,i had malar ags prior to my op but now they are worse my ps said he can improve them has anyone got any experience with these, he wants to go back in through lower eyelid and close the pouch am worriedabout ectropion or worse complications any advice would be appreciated ,

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  53. Irene

    30th July 2014 at 3:11 PM

    Hi,my name is Irene and I’m Italian. I read about your experience of El Menzah’s Clinic and Dr. Djemal. Can I ask you why it was been so terrible? I’m going in september to Tunis for a Breast augmentation and a leg liposuction with this surgeon!!! The problem is the “result” of your op or your bad stay in Tunis?
    I need all informations before I come (if I come)

  54. sammy

    1st August 2014 at 8:35 PM

    Cosmetic surgery in prague gone wrong dr vlastimil visek
    i thought i would update my experience of revision surgery after initially leaving my experience of my surgery going wrong. a few years ago i had a mini face lift in tunisia done by dr ben jemma at the clinique evicienne, the surgery went wrong,it left me with slanting down pixie earlobes and a pinch of excess skin leading down from the front of my ears,down to my neck. I saved up for a couple of years but couldnt afford prices in the uk to get it fixed,so i started looking into surgery in prague, i found a company called Medicom vip,who seemed very professional and friendly they replied to my emails within hours,and reassured me that a very good result would be achieved with revision surgery. They recommended a surgeon called dr Vlastimil Visek, he told me that to remove the excess skin i would need a face and necklift, also earlobe revision, to correct the excess pinch of skin and my ears. i ended up booking the surgery with him,back in march of this year. During the consultation i explained to him that i did not want any visible scarring, he assured me that the scarring would be neatly hidden in the crease behind my ear and it would not be visible,i also voiced my concerns about hairloss as a result of facial surgery, he assured me that there would be no hairloss, and that my hairline above my ears would not be raised during this surgery, however i felt very uncomfortable during my consultation, as Dr Visek didnt seem interested in my concerns,he basically wouldnt listen to me,and talked over me the entire time, i felt very uncomfortable when he and his assistant a Dr Issam Alawa, then tried to get a further 300 euros out of me on top of the price that had been previously agreed,for some kind of new laser cutting instrument, they had started to use, i couldnt afford it, so i declined, Dr Alawa followed me out to the reception, and tried to push the matter further, even disputing the price that had previously been agreed when i was back in the uk, trying to get more money out of me for the surgery. I started to feel very upset, at this point, and in hinde site,i wish so much that i had walked out, but like an idiot i went ahead with the surgery. After the surgery that night, i was treated appallingly by one of the night nurses, who shouted at me for going to the toilet,when i tried to explain i had buzzed to let her know i needed the toilet and she hadnt responded,and she screamed at me to sit down and shutup,i said i beg your pardon,and she screamed at me again,i was so upset i sobbed all night long. A few days later when the bandages came off,i was horrified to see,that i was now completely bald in a very large area above my ears,and my hair around my scars in my head had all fallen out,a chunk of my hair had been cut somehow, and they had cut open around the nape of my neck,and the stitching,looked like my half blind grandma had tried to darn a quilt, the surgeon and his assistant were very hostile to me,and dismissed my worries, and basically ushered me out the clinic, even though i was sobbing. Now 4 months on,i am left devastated,and i dont leave the house, i am bald above my ears in a large area, and need a hair transplant, my ear lobes look deformed and are badly scarred,the surgeon did not correct them, the scarring on my face and around the back of my neck is horrendous, i also have a weird dinting on the side of my face. The clinic never replied to one of my many emails, i received one hostile response from Dr Visek and Dr alawa, who refused to recognise, the issues i have with the result, then they never replied further, it will cost me at least £10,000 to have this put right, i am just telling my story to warn others of the dangers of surgery in prague, as many of the websites that advertise surgery there use Dr Visek and the medicom vip clinic , i would warn others to avoid him and his work, he has destroyed my life, i am so depressed, i look so ugly and disfigured now. it will take me years to save up the money to have this put right. I am so depressed, i wouldnt want anyone else to go through this.

  55. sammy

    1st August 2014 at 8:45 PM

    after having an initial surgery that went wrong in tunisia,and now revision surgery that has gone horrifically wrong,i feel absolutely devastated,i used to be so confident in my looks before,now i am so embarrassed by them that i dont leave the house, i would give anything to look the way i did before the surgeries, full head of hair,no scars,no ruched pulled skin,normal earlobes, Its scary these surgeons can get away with disfiguring people,and at the end of the day theres nothing i can do,they get away with it scott free, i never imagined my revision surgery would go wrong, i thought it would give me the confidence to get my life back, unfortunately it has destroyed my life. I would warn others not to go to Dr Vlastimil Visek in prague, he has disfigured me and refused to help me,refused to acknowledge the mess he made, and refused to do any revision surgery, offered me no after care or help, its just been the biggest nightmare come true.

  56. sammy

    1st August 2014 at 8:59 PM

    i did if you read my posts above

  57. laura

    5th August 2014 at 5:04 AM

    I had Radiesse applied to help eliminate the drawn out look of my eyes. The doc decided I needed it it around my facial labia folds. I have a very full looking face that that troubles me, and have been considering going back to get the dissolving product. After reading your story, I may just gut it out this next year and never look back.

  58. Marissa

    6th October 2014 at 6:59 AM

    Hey Amber, I was wondering if I could get your last name. I want to quote you in my paper. Your story is terrible, but it should be heard.

  59. John

    12th October 2014 at 6:39 AM

    My name is John am 26 and I recently had two surgeries a lipo and a facial surgery. I had some insecurities about certain things of my body little did i know i had major bdd. I did not need to have any surgeries my body was perfect. But i did not know i had bdd at the time. I went to the surgeons to have them check it out thinking these were decent people and would be professional about it.I did not know the evil of plastic surgery at the time. Ofcourse they wanted to go ahead ad do the surgeries.They were money greedy and evil.One of the surgeons gave me this vibe of am gonna disfigure your face and will love it.I had them and ended up looking worse and very depressed. WHen you have sureries you dont need you can only look worse and these surgeons know too well. But lots wont turn you down when you requests things you dont need like their suppose to and will go ahead with their legally evil acts. What ive learned is that these people have no remorse for disfiguring people. In some cases they know clearly that you dont need these surgeries but they also know your blinded from bdd and will go ahead and disfigure you and take your money. I am very depressed and have no life because of this. And at sucha young age is just tragic my life has completly flipped upside down. These sick surgeons destroying alot of peoples lives.

  60. sarah

    14th October 2014 at 1:20 PM

    hello i just read you post after looking for forums for body beautiful. i was conned by this company and was told i had a surgery but i now know the surgery wasnt performed. Body beautiful conned me out of alot of money are u talking abot dr soma? u can email me if u would like

  61. Ruby

    14th October 2014 at 10:27 PM

    Hi, I’ve been to Prague and experienced both the patronising attitude and appalling surgery at the hands of Dr Visek – in fact my experience pretty much mirrors Sammy’s except I had eye surgery. My ‘aftercare’ was so bad and the left side of my face swelled so much it looked like I’d been in a fight with a heavyweight. I had to go back and demand that I was given something to control the swelling – I feared I might loose my eye it was so bad. (I’d initially rung the clinic a couiple of times and they said ‘use ice packs’!!)
    Dr Visek came out into the reception area – didn’t even ask me into his office! – and was extremely irritated with my concerns(think this is his general ‘bedside manner’)but did give me some tablets to control the swelling, which he ought to have prescribed in the first place.
    The scars I’ve been left with are unbelievable…deep white scars nearly a centimetre from my eyelashes – virtually impossible to cover with make. In addition my eyes are not symmetrical or even look the same anymore (one’s rounder than the other).
    The staff at the clinic were dreadful, rude, cold, money grabbing. I also (stupidly) was convinced to have laser on my face prior to the surgery…I wasn’t given enough anesthetic cream for a start and of course what I didn’t realise at the time was that they couldn’t laser around the eye area because of the surgery. What this meant was that I was left with darker patches on my face around my eyes which the laser hadn’t touched.
    I emailed, called and was constantly told all was fine, that the scars would fade, blah, blah. I went back to the clinic in Prague earlier this year and asked to see another surgeon – a woman. She said she could do the surgery again and make the scars nearer my eyes – but I’d have to pay for it!
    I returned home and than received an email from the clinic retracting what the Dr had said, instead claiming that this Dr ‘couldn’t find anything wrong’ with my eyes.
    Here,s the thing…cosmetic surgery in Prague sells itself on the back of the apparent ‘strict governing body that the UK doesn’t have.’
    Who are they exactly? Does anybody know because I can’t find any information and I’d like to drop them a line….

  62. sammy

    18th November 2014 at 1:21 AM

    Dear Ruby, so sorry to have found your story, i know what you are going through and how your feeling, Dr Visek has completely destroyed my life, 9 months on from my surgery in prague, i am still bald on both sides of my head above my ears, the scarring around the front of my ears and sides of my face around the back of my ears and neck is horrendous, i look like the bride of frankenstein, my ears are deformed and attatched to the side of my face, i have dinting on one cheek.and excess skin at the sides of my face. It will take me years to save up to have my hair restored and any revision work done. Since this my life has fallen apart, i have lost all confidence and self esteem, i no longer leave the house, and i have gained 4 stones in weight from comfort eating and stress. I received one response from Visek basically rudely washing his hands of me and refusing to admit any issues with the mess he has made of my face. The clinic who arranged my surgery being Medicom Vip, never had the decency to respond to a single one of my emails, Viseks assistant Dr Issam Alawa replied saying that i knew the risks when i agreed to surgery and because of this fact i have no one to blame but myself! i was horrified and appalled to say the least! then i received no further emails help or assistance.i have looked into complaining to the czech medical board, but you need to send the letter in czech language which i havent managed to find a way of doing so far, i am posting the link for you also please write your story on forums to warn others of the butcher that is Dr Visek, and to show this terrible man up for the horror of a human being he truly is.. under beauty cosmetic surgery face you will find a forum i have started about him. I hope with all my heart you find a away to get this sorted, as i hope i do too, kind regards Sammi

  63. Charlotte

    11th January 2015 at 11:23 AM

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  64. Nicola

    24th January 2015 at 7:07 PM

    Hi, i had cosmetic surgery in august 2010, i had a breast augmentation, i had 2 operations with in 12 hours as it was wrong almost immediately after surgery, i am still awaiting another op to try and corect the look of my breasts. I just dont know what to do, need some help and advice really?

  65. Nicola

    25th January 2015 at 8:50 AM


    Reading all these cosmetic surgery stories brings tears to my eyes, i went through the same thing.
    I have had two breast augmentation and am now awaiting a third, and i just dont know what to do anymore, to the point that i dont want to do anything as i dont feel i can trust anyone to repair what has happened.
    Its ben an emotional roller coaster.. i researched for months done all the right things. A registered surgeon but i just wasnt lucky. Now i just dont feel confident enough to go under the knife again, i’m soo confused dont know what to do.
    Can anyone help?

  66. male1

    23rd February 2015 at 3:33 PM

    well its worse when its on the face because you cant cover it up i had ear pin back surgery and the cartilage rolled and ended up with difigured cauliflower ears then another surgeon tried to improve it and ended up lossing part of my middle ear so ive been living with this for 14 years.plastic surgeons will lie and never admit to anything as it makes them liable. Anyone one thinking of plastic surgery then dont.if you you happen to come face to face with one then run for your life

  67. K-T

    5th March 2015 at 5:59 PM

    I had my ears pinned back when I was 12 years old, which is 12 years ago now! The surgeon explained the what he’d be doing before hand! But when I came round from the operation he came to see me and explained that he had to redesign my cartalage as they wouldn’t of stayed back! At this point I was young and to tired to ask for a proper explanation so I just left it! After two days I kept feeling faint as the bandage was so tight around my head my mum decided to take me back to the hospital where I was told that it was suppose to be tight and it was coming off in five days so try to put up with it! When the time came to tak. The bandage off the surgeon said “oh um……I think the bandage was to tight and the cartalage has collapsed!” I remember looking in the mirror and just cried! The surgeon said to wait a couple of weeks to see if they pop out or anything! He said he’d send for me! But he never did so my ears were deformed And I hated them so much! I spent the last 11years covering them up I didn’t let anyone see them! Even my partner I showed him after a year of dating! But a couple of months ago I decided I has enough and decided to see I could have anything done! The surgeon I went to see told me well it’s a very complicated operation and to be honest your a very pretty girl I don’t think people will be looking a your ears! At this point I started crying, he also said that he couldn’t find my notes on the last operation 12 years ago so he didn’t know what the last surgeon did! Any hoo he described what he could try and do and I waited for my appointment! Three days later I was given that date for two weeks time! In that time I researched everything I could! When the day arrived the surgeon came to see me and explained eveything again only this time he told me there would only be a 20% improvement and would I be happy with that! I would be! So we went ahead! When I woke up from the operation he came to see me! And said that in the first operation the surgeon never cut away cartalage only skin and that’s why it had collapsed as skin shrinks but he was able to smooth out the ear! I still have the bandages on now but was able to have a sneaky peek as I was having trouble with the bandage and they wanted to change it! And so far they do look better but it’s too early to tell as they are so swollen! Their still not normal but they are better than before! Hopefully for my wedding i can wear my hair up! (haven’t worn it up ever, as before my ears stuck out and then they were deformed) the surgeon also said if I still wernt happy they would take rib and form it into the shape of ears and then take a skin graft but we’ll see
    thanks for Reading x x x

  68. claudia B

    9th May 2015 at 11:06 PM

    I had a face lift 1 1/2 yrs ago. About 6 months ago, the places where the Dr put the
    stiches and staples swelled up and started to
    ache. Now I live on pain releivers and my
    head hurts all the time. Its hard to sleep
    because when I lay on the bumps, it hurts worse.
    Has anyone else ever experienced this?

  69. lizzy

    28th September 2015 at 9:32 PM

    Hi Lisa i know this article is quite dated but i have just come accross it now as i was doing some research on Dr Djemal as i am thinking of going for surgery in January???
    How are you now? have things improved for you?
    Would you mind telling me what happened?
    Did you go through Cosmeticatravel?


  70. Claire

    17th October 2015 at 1:43 PM

    Hi there

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  71. Molly

    6th December 2015 at 3:11 AM

    Had facelift/necklift to rid of neck bands, sagging neck skin & nasial folds. Developed cellulitis 1 side of face, looked like the guy on cover of Mad Magazine. Was given a cooling mask to wear for 3 days: day 2 mask malfunctioned-on so many pain pills didnt know a hot mask was making matters worse.
    At 5 months notices “tight” neck of necklift start to sag; now neck looks like it did b4 surgery: you cannot tell I had a neck lift. Went to Dr today: he will do revision @ cost of $4,000! I said excuse me but you did a neck lift, facelift 7 mo ago for $8200 and now want to charge me $4000 for a “Mini Lift”.. he was written in Beauty Magazine & Local Magazine as Top Plastic Surgeon….I am disappointed discouraged knowing I did my homework, had 3 consults w/top surgeons. I did my homework. My expectations were not high. I had 3 consults with this PS b4 deciding, he stood me in front of the mirror & showed me what I would look like Post Op…. I’ll be wearing a lot of turtenecks this winter

  72. Fran Mapp

    1st January 2016 at 4:18 PM

    I had sculptra and it had ruined my face.
    My face is distorted one sid bigger than the other, my cheeks are masive, I can not smile anymore as it looks hideous when I do.
    I am suicidale, do the doctors that inject this stuff understand the atomy of the face, I do not think so.
    That one mistake has ruined my marriage, and my life !

  73. Sam Cavenagh

    30th January 2016 at 4:33 PM

    Hi. I am a student at Imperial College London and am producing a radio programme about cosmetic surgery. I am looking for somebody who has had unsatisfactory plastic surgery to interview for the programme who lives in or around London. If anybody is interested could they please E-Mail me at:

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  74. Kelly

    5th February 2016 at 3:46 PM

    I was so sorry to read of all these disasters. I have also suffered at the hands of ‘expert’ surgeons. I had a neck/facelift in Prague at the Aura clinic which has left me looking like the bride of Frankenstein. When I look back I had a sort of sixth sense that something was not right with the clinic from the outset..they wanted me to pay for half the surgery upfront via a bankers draft before I’d even left the UK and met the surgeon! I refused. Then they said they did not accept credit cards and would only accept cash..a lie; there was a big credit card machine right there on the receptionist’s desk, as I discovered on arrival. Had I paid by credit card I might have had some form of recompense or insurance cover, I don’t know. I was sent in to see the ‘doctor’. Except it wasn’t the surgeon, (Dr Hajduk who was going to perform the surgery) it was another doctor who performed a lot of ‘pre-op’ tests. The penny didn’t drop until after the tests and I started asking about the surgery and he said I’d see the surgeon shortly! I asked the receptionist (who was rude, patronising and basically only interested in getting the money) what was going on and why hadn’t I seen the surgeon yet and she said: “It’s procedure”…PLEASE anyone who is considering going abroad for surgery be aware of these tactics…a solicitor in the UK has since told me that they hear stories like this all the time. The clinics draw you in so you are ‘committed’ to the procedure and feel obliged to follow through. I should have walked out there and then…I was stupid. My consultation with Dr Hajduk lasted for all of 10 minutes. He told me the results would be “fantastic”. He omitted to tell me that he would be leaving Prague the day after the surgery and I would be left in the hands of two young medical assistants. The fee was also higher than I’d been quoted by email and I wasn’t given any time to study the invoice in detail. I didn’t have enough cash with me and they sent me out to the bank to get more. I could see the credit card machine and I was told that it was broken. After the surgery I was in a room directly above the main road, once the anesthetic wore off I couldn’t sleep that night because it was like trying to sleep next to the M25. I was eager to go to my hotel (which was close by) and rest and I was kept waiting all day to see the Dr. They kept telling me to eat – breakfast, lunch, dinner. Finally the doctor arrived and said I would have to stay in the clinic another night…I was puzzled because apart from the swelling I felt OK and desperately needed some rest. I had no water that night and I called for the nurse – who was fast asleep and couldn’t have cared less. All the next day it was, “eat the doctor will be round later”…no TV, no one to talk to just a noisy road…of course I was charged for “all the food” I’d “eaten”…even when I didn’t because it was pretty revolting most of the time.. and, of course, an extra nights stay at the clinic. I’d also paid for the hotel because initially I’d been told I’d only need one night in the clinic. My face was swelling up like a balloon on one side and no one seemed at all concerned. I found out the next day that doctor Hajduk had left Prague for 2 weeks! I was mortified. I was left to have follow-up appointments with the young assistants (who barely spoke any English) and I could tell there was a problem of some sort but when I asked they said all OK! I only saw another surgeon on my last day when I demanded I saw someone qualified because I was terrified of flying with my face so swollen! This doctor, a female, was awful, moaning at me that people who come from abroad should be prepared to stay longer in Prague – I’d been there for 10 days – 3 days longer than I’d been told to stay. She stuck a big needle in my face and drained a lot of fluid. I was then taken into a room with three assistants around me and made to sign a ‘discharge’ letter which was actually a ‘disclaimer’.. I was terrified if I didn’t sign that they wouldn’t let me leave and the minutes were counting down to my plane’s departure, which of course they were fully aware of. I had to return to the UK still with some stitches in and get an NHS nurse to remove them. She told me there was a hole behind one of my ears – at the base – which had not been stitched!! I repeatedly emailed Dr Hajduk and the clinic and sent pictures. Most of the time they didn’t reply and then would say they hadn’t received the emails and to send them again and when he did reply it was to fob me off. Then silence, months of sending emails and getting no reply at all. I’d been an attractive woman before the surgery (so I was told) but also just an ordinary mum who also worked part-time as a model for advertising and catalogues. I only wanted surgery to keep working as long as possible. I now look so hideous I cannot work and have become very reclusive. My son is utterly shocked at the result and wanted me to sue the doctor and the clinic, and one day someone, who had not seen me for a while, stopped and stared at me in horror and said “My God what have you done to your face?” I’ve tried every avenue possible…solicitors in the UK love a medical negligence case but it’s a different story if it happened in Prague. Also unless you bring the case before the courts withing 2 years then the Prague justice system do not want to know. I found a solicitor in Prague who was willing to take on the case but I had to be prepared to pay all costs if they didn’t succeed and give them £1,000 up front…all that and the compensation, if you do win your case, is peanuts!! These people are getting away with it because they know they can. Neither Dr Hajduk, nor the clinic, have shown any concern or remorse at what they did to me so I fully intend to take action in a different way, either through forums such as this or via the media.They have destroyed my face and my life.

  75. Paul Cain

    29th March 2016 at 11:54 PM

    Hello All

    A couple of years ago i received ear reconstructive surgery and i can’t believe these characters ( Consultants )are being taken seriously . in my case the missing bit of ear has been constructed but the ear as then been left flat in the form of a boxer’s ear ( cauliflower ear ) . now am know expert it was that shape anyway pre-op what is this Irish medicine . i would also like to mention at the time i consulted varies so called experts in the private sector and every one of these individuals informed me that boxer’s ears can’t be shaped out. that ears can only be pinned back i believe they told me a pack of lies . me personally i can’t believe these characters are aloud to practice medicine because i have never met so many negative and wet individuals in all my life . they lacked energy and enthusiasm but most importantly they lacked purpose they just sat behind their desks like test dummies . these lot aren’t surgeons their more like imitations of Ken Dodd and his Diddy men .

  76. Jacqueline

    31st March 2016 at 6:04 PM

    Hi where to start ?? well i went to Clinique El Menzah (dr smida )
    i went for a gastric band as i couldnt keep the weight off £2600 ALL IN
    the day after the opp dr smida came to put in some fluid but it kept leeking so he took me back to the opp roomm and got a pair of scissors and took my stitches out the pain was so bad i couldn`t beleive what was to happen next he then put his fingers inside to try and untwist my port no sedation no numbing agent nuthing just agonising pain
    3yrs down the line and i was still being sick with all meals i kept emailing him and was told he would rectifi it if i cam back so i did last may i booked to have full tummy tuc and gastric band removed but back at home i found out that i still had a gastric band NOT REMOVED AS ASKED and when i asked why he told me it didnt need taking out also my tummy tuc i looked like i had dog ears at the sides of my tummy big saggy chunks of skin at the ends of my scars again i emailed them and they just told me i need to wait i had 6 months down the line and they then said come back and we will remove the gastric band and the dog ears for free so in march this year i went back to get sorted i also had lipo to the hips and thighs while they was surpossed to be correcting there mistakes well guess what im back in manchester and i still have my gastric band my dog ears are not as bad but every time i contact them to ask how much was removed via the lipo they just message me saying we will send details soon the hospital may be clean but the workmanship is shoddy no 1 speeks english and the after care is none existance

  77. Simon W

    11th April 2016 at 5:15 PM

    Dear Frann Mapp,

    I am working on a new television series about people who have had beauty treatments that have gone wrong and would love to speak to you about your story.

    Maybe we can help, mail me at or

    I hope to speak to you soon.

    Kind Regards,


  78. Roxy

    13th April 2016 at 10:06 PM

    Simon I tried to Email you something but the email was return

  79. Litsa

    16th April 2016 at 11:01 AM

    Dear Kelly,

    I work for Maverick TV in London and we are looking for people just like you, who have suffered from a cosmetic surgery procedure. We are hoping to speak to people ASAP this week with the potential to appear on a new TV show which offers the chance to correct these awful procedures.

    We would love to hear from you. Feel free to call on 0207 874 6622 or get in contact via e-mail at

    Hope to hear from you,

    All the best,


  80. pam

    18th April 2016 at 5:37 AM

    i had horrific nose surgery on nhs 6 yrs ago to close the bones from first surgery and ended up with my nose not in middle my face and lip left tight to teeth i am now horrendously disfigured with no life and 6 yr swelling my whole face has collapsed with the swelling and my lip turned black and have been ignored from the nhs im now have no life and feel suicidle and wont leave the house biggest mistake of my life

  81. Litsa

    23rd April 2016 at 3:47 PM

    Hi Pam,

    I was so sorry to hear about your awful ordeal. You may have read my earlier post – we may be able to help you. I work for Maverick TV, the makers of How to Look Good Naked and Embarrassing Bodies, and we are looking for people who have suffered from a beauty procedure that has gone wrong to take part in a new series. We have a team of specialists including a surgeon who may be able to correct your previous surgery.

    If you would like to contact me for a confidential, no obligation chat on 0207 874 6622 or e-mail, it would be great to find out more about what you’ve been going through.

    Many thanks,


  82. Litsa

    23rd April 2016 at 3:49 PM

    Hi Roxy,

    Sorry to hear your email didn’t get through to Simon regarding the beauty treatment TV show. If you would still like to get in touch with us, please email me at or call on 020 7874 6622 for a confidential chat.

    Many thanks,

  83. Litsa

    24th April 2016 at 2:12 PM


    Simons e-mail isn’t working. Try sending to or

    Thanks a lot,


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