An extreme makeover TV show in Great Britain recently selected a flight attendant from Lancashire to undergo a complete transformation, but the procedures that cost over $160,000 ended up leaving her with much more than she bargained for.
Nicola Stratton, 35, wanted to improve her looks with breast implants and the TV show, “A Brand New You” on Channel 5 in the U.K. offered to pay for the costs of her makeover as part of their makeover segment. Nicola underwent 30 hours of plastic surgery in Los Angeles in order to achieve her ideal look; when it was finished, the audience was astounded at the dramatic transformation. She went from a B-cup to a DD, and now had a very feminine, curvy figure. The surgeons also gave her facial liposuction and pinned her ears back as part o the transformation.
Unfortunately, there was more in store for this flight attendant looking for a self-esteem boost. Her self-confidence improved considerably, and she finally felt ‘more feminine.’ However, the results did not last. In late March 2009, only five years after her extensive makeover procedure, one of her implants burst and left her left breast sagging and loose. The show makers are not paying for additional surgery, so Nicola has to fork over the $7,500+ for the breast correction and revision surgery. She says that she simply cannot afford the procedure, and is worried that the other breast might burst as well.
The Los Angeles surgeon who performed the procedure did extend a 10-year warranty for the breast implants, so Nicola will only be responsible for surgery fees, the hospital stay and the flight to and from the U.S. However, this will easily cost her up to $10,000, and she is not prepared to pay the bill.
Nicola has been actively pursuing the TV show producers to see if they can help her out. She says living with differently sized breasts is a nightmare. (Source: The Daily Mail)