Shocking Story: Tummy Tuck turns a woman into “man”
Another shocking and bizarre story straight from the Plastic surgery industry came to light yesterday. Helena Barrett, a 38-year old woman from Chesham, Buckinghamshire, decided to opt for a weight loss surgery (gastric bypass) in order to eradicate a huge amount of extra fat. Helena succeeded to remove 126 pounds but saggy skin was the inevitable result of the surgery. This is why she opted for a tummy tuck which had some strange results while something like … “penis” appeared between her legs. . As you obviously understand it wasn’t a real penis but bulge dangling. This “penis” was also visible to Helena’s shocked friends!
What Helena reports: “I was mortified. There was a thick pouch of skin that sagged from the center of my stomach over my pubic bone so, to put it delicately, I looked like a man. When I went out you could see the bulge through my clothes and people would ask if I’d had a sex change. It was very embarrassing,”
This was when Dr. Mario Russo (aka Dr. Boob) came in the foreground to provide a solution (by means of reconstructive surgery – the 3rd surgery for Helena) and give her life back. Helena speaks about her experience with Dr. Rousso: ‘As soon as I met Mr Russo I was put at ease. He took one look at me and asked who had done this to me. From then on I knew I could trust him because he was so worried about what had happened. He was genuinely interested in caring for me and always explained everything so well.’
We also need to notice that the mini Tummy Tuck that brought these unpleasant results took place at Royal Free Hospital, in Hampstead, on 2009.