Unfortunately, plastic surgery can sometimes be a gamble, which is why there’s a whole genre of reality television devoted to fixing those past mistakes. On Tuesday night’s episode of the E! reality series Botched, surgeons Dr. Terry Dubrow and Dr. Paul Nassif met Carmen, a trans woman who wanted a nose job, not knowing that her ordeal would end up spanning years.
“I transitioned in high school and at [graduation] I told my sisters and my mother, ‘I think it is time for me to get a nose job,'” she told the doctors during her consultation. “So I went to Mexico — Guadalajara. It was like going to a fast food restaurant, and you’re going to the menu board picking what you want. They give you a list. You get three things; you get one for free.”
“Hamburger, fries, nose job,” Dr. Dubrow joked.
As Dr. Nassif told the camera: “You should not be ordering surgery off a menu. If you know you are doing something like that, you know you need to get up and run out as fast as your legs will carry you.”
Surprising absolutely no one, Carmen wasn’t happy with the results.
“I instantly found another doctor in Atlanta at the time and he was like, ‘Oh, I can fix this for you. I know what you’re looking for,'” she said. “He looked at my ear and he said, ‘Oh, you got some good cartilage there.'”
However, after the second surgery, Carmen didn’t notice a change, forcing her to go to a third doctor. Although her nose does look better after that third surgery, now, Carmen is having trouble breathing.
“I want this to be my final and last nose job,” said Carmen.
You can check out a clip from the episode here: