See what happens when plastic surgery goes wrong

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Eek! Tune into Botched Up Bodies – all about doctors trying to fix plastic surgery procedures that went very, very wrong

There’s a brand-new show on CBS Reality (DStv channel 132) and it’s going to have you gobsmacked!

Some people are willing to do anything to make themselves more beautiful but, unfortunately, going under the knife can have devastating consequences. That’s when the doctors from Botched Up Bodies come to the rescue. These dedicated surgeons are experts in their profession and know how to correct someone else’s error. But it isn’t always easy.

As the pressure to be perfect becomes more and more intense, an increasing number of women (and men) are seeking ways to enhance their natural beauty. Unfortunately, they often turn to unscrupulous practitioners who are just looking to make a quick buck and are unqualified to perform what they are promising.

The results can be heart-breaking – and sometimes deadly. Uneven breasts, unsightly scars, too-tight facelifts, pigmentation and fat appearing in unwanted places after liposuction are all too common. Many of the victims of this botched surgery find themselves at the plastic surgery unit at London’s Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, desperate for the highly qualified surgeons there to fix the mistake.

Take a look as real-life patients go under the knife again in an attempt to fix the problems that have altered their lives so drastically. The show is not for the squeamish, as the procedures are shown in detail, but it’s a fascinating account of the brilliant work these doctors do.

Some examples of the cases the surgeons have to work on include a woman whose facial implants had begun to shift; another whose cells around her nipple died and turned black after a breast reduction; and a man who has already had five surgeries trying to fix a botched operation on his “man boobs”.

If you’re considering plastic surgery, take these words of advice:

  • If something looks too good to be true, it probably is! Very cheap procedures in exotic locations will often result in shoddy surgery.
  • Always check the doctors’ references properly and try to get recommendations from people who have already received surgery from them.
  • If you are a smoker, come clean and tell the doctor. Very heavy smokers tend to have low blood-oxygen levels which often means they have poor wound healing.

Watch Botched Up Bodies on CBS Reality (DStv channel 132) weeknights at 21:10pm and 01:25am from Monday 22 February or catch the double bills on weekends at 20:20pm from Sunday 28 February.

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