Gina Anderson was left with a big hole in her face after filler failure – this is her today, 4 years later
These days, altering aspects of one’s face, such as lips, nose, cheeks, or forehead, is pretty common. It’s easy to access, and many so-called specialists operate within the plastic surgery business.
However, they’re not all legit, and it’s vitally important, that one always go to a real doctor who knows what they are doing. That’s something Gina Anderson from Oregon realized, but sadly too late.
Anderson – a neurologist – wanted to “look better” upon turning 40, and decided to tweak some things. A colleague helped her with cosmetic fillers, only for things to take a horrific turn years later. Gina ended up with giant inflammation under her right eye, and it transpired that she’d been injected with silicone. The problem only grew, until Anderson was left with a gaping hole in her cheek.
Gina turned to doctors on the television series Botched, where she aimed to get the help she needed to fix her face. This is what happened – and what Gina Anderson looks like now.
Being comfortable in own your skin is one of the most important things in life. It doesn’t matter if that means being bigger, skinnier, taller or shorter, bald, covered in hair, or anything else relating to appearance.
Sure, we all have things we’re perhaps not one-hundred percent happy with, but in the end, feeling comfortable and accepted for who you are is crucial in life. The key is to accept yourself, not chase acceptance from others.
Gina Anderson – fillers going wrong
While some deal with matters by changing hairstyles, going to the gym, or even having surgery, others feel like change at a more fundamental level is what’s needed.
We will always reiterate that you should always do whatever makes you happy and comfortable. However, we also advise that you see a legit specialist if you’re ever considering plastic surgery – no matter what it’s for. Your body is on the line, so do your research well.
For Gina Davidson from Oregon, research would have been a good thing. She works as a neurologist, and when she turned 40 years of age, she wanted to do something to “look better.”
“A colleague offered to do fillers for me, and it was like ‘well, I’m in my 40s, I’m going to look a little bit better,’” she said on the reality television series Botched.
In principle, the granuloma Gina had on her cheek and eye was trying to protect her. But in reality, it turned out to be something straight out of a nightmare.
“It just went boom”
In a matter of days, as Gina recalled, the granuloma had grown large. And then it suddenly burst open.
“All of a sudden, it just went boom, and there’s just huge granulomas,” Gina shared.
At that point, Gina knew she had to get help. She went through five different corrective surgeries to remove the silicone, but none of them did the trick, and the granulomas returned. In the end, she was left with a gaping hole in her cheek.
“I had to close [my practice],” Gina said.
“You can’t sleep, and you’re in constant pain. It’s hard to think on your feet all the time. This isn’t just me looking slightly pretty. I’m in agony, I don’t sleep, my hair started thinning kind of like a hair loss. And I just started feeling kind of weak and fatigued. It’s been a nightmare.”
Gina hadn’t received the help she desperately needed, and so decided to turn to Dr. Terry Dubrow and Dr. Paul Nassif, featured on the reality television series Botched.