Beauty Blogger’s horrific experience with botched cosmetic surgery
Birthmarks are mostly harmless and are there because of genetics. But sometimes, some types of birthmarks may cause some harm and one of them is port wine stains. These marks can grow slowly over the time and may cause harm to nearby organs like eyes.
These marks are usually removed using cosmetic surgery, which includes using laser removal techniques. But even that proves to be dangerous, if it is not done correctly by an experienced medical surgeon. A blogger who writes about beauty and healthcare had one such mark on her face and decided to get it removed by a cosmetic surgery, but she got the shock of her life when the laser did something that ruined her face completely.
1 This Beauty Blogger got the biggest shock of her life!
Molly Martinson, who is a beauty blogger based out of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania has taken to social media in an effort to warn others of the side effects of unwanted cosmetic surgery. She herself became a victim recently when she underwent a laser removal surgery herself and was left with a mark that can only be described as something gross.
2 Why the surgery was done?
The 23-year-old blogger was born with a wine stain mark on her right cheek. This birth mark while being non-intrusive, made her face a lot of questions, especially if it was a burn mark. Molly wanted to remove the mark and contacted some medical cosmetic surgical professionals. They told her that the mark underneath her right eye will be removed without anything else happening.
Molly says,” I thought of getting it removed when I was younger but never acted on it until I found out the potential dangers of port wine stains. I didn’t do it because I thought it looked ugly but because tons of people throughout my life always asked what happened to my face – and never left me alone about it.”
But little did she know that the laser removal surgery she underwent in order to remove the birthmark, that the doctors said was spreading and may affect her eyesight, will become a cosmetic nightmare for the beauty blogger.
3 Initial side effects
In July 2015, Molly underwent the laser procedure in order to remove the birthmark. She says that the moment she was zapped with the laser to remove the birthmark, she was in excruciating pain and knew something had gone wrong immediately. Later, after finishing the whole procedure, when she was handed the mirror, she was shocked to the core. Molly says, “When the surgeon handed me the mirror, my stomach literally turned upside down. There was bruising all across my cheek, even where I don’t have a birthmark. I physically felt nauseous and started crying instantly. I was appalled.”
The laser had burned her face where it was used. Now instead of a birthmark, she had a face full of laser burns that seemingly had destroyed her whole face. “I felt like my face was ruined and there was not a thing I could do about it. I was shaking and terrified. I was not only emotionally distressed but physically as well. I wanted to vomit,” says Molly.
4 Full-blown effect
The full blown effect was that her eye was shut due to swelling and the skin was blistered and raw for more than 20 days. The whole ordeal lasted for quite some time, during which she had to endure a lot of pain and was not able to go out of the house, because she was afraid that people will look at her differently.
After the burns were healed, there were still scars left on her face. She says that she will be contacting a new doctor in order to get the scarring covered. In most cases, the wine stains on faces are harmless. But Molly recommends that people should research very thoroughly on cosmetic surgery before trying to get one. She said that she didn’t do the proper research and she really wishes that she could have done that especially after knowing that the same surgeon has burned someone else also when that person came to the doctor for laser hair removal. She also suggests that people should be up front with the surgeons or medical professionals and let them know that they are aware of the extreme dangers.