Gina Anderson is a 40-year-old neurologist who sought the help of her colleague while trying to change a few things about herself and ended up horrific years later.
It all started with a huge inflammation under her eye, which was a result of the silicone she injected. It never stopped growing until she was left with a gigantic hole in her face.
While recalling all that transpired on Botched, she said, “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 thought she was going to get fillers, but she ended up getting silicone which left her eyes inflamed. At first, she thought it was because of the injection she used on the right side of her cheeks as she got the fillers on both sides and they were different injections.
The inflammation was called granuloma which in simple terms is caused when immune cells clump together and create nodules at the site of a specific infection or inflammation.
She thought it was going to get better after a few days, but it ended up bursting. At the moment she knew things had gone out of hand and went on to seek help. She had to undergo five corrective surgery, but it didn’t seem like it was working as the granulomasreturned.
Gina recalled, “I had to close [my practice]. 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 turned to doctors on the television series Botched to get help and it turned out quite great. The corrective surgeries she went through didn’t hide it all and in the Botched clinic, they had to get some fats from her stomach to fill in her cheeks.
During the surgery, Dr. Paul Nassif said he saw something like a piece of gauze on her face, and Gina was relieved of some pain and was able to get some sleep.
“I’m just really grateful now that I have a chance to reclaim my life because things were starting to look dismal. This is the best I’ve felt in a long time, so I’m just really crossing my fingers that this is the end of my personal he’ll,” said Gina.
After the first procedure,
they were some complications, but the second one put everything in place.
A recent picture of her shows that she is happy and doing great.