Woman left with three inch scab in stomach after botched tummy tuck

Woman left with three inch scab in stomach after botched tummy tuck

Woman, 33, has ten-hour corrective surgery to remove three inch scab from her stomach after botched tummy tuck by a Russian surgeon dubbed ‘Dr Frankenstein’

  • Anastasia Ismailova went through two years of hell after plastic surgery in 2017 
  • The £3,100 operation so botched it left ‘genitals being lifted into her stomach’
  • Dr Alyona Verdy arrested after 12 women left deformed from her ‘illegal’ ops

A woman has undergone a gruelling ten-hour surgery to remove a giant scab from a botched plastic surgery by a Russian surgeon dubbed ‘Dr Frankenstein’.

Anastasia Ismailova went through two years of hell after getting a tummy tuck from the notorious Dr Alyona Verdy. 

The £3,100 operation was so botched it left Ms Ismailova’s ‘genitals being lifted into her stomach’ and skin ‘sticking out of her sides like fish tails’.

The 33-year-old was left bed-bound following the surgery and unable to bend her body. Her marriage fell apart as a result, she said.

Anastasia Ismailova, 33, before getting a tummy tuck from notorious plastic surgeon Dr Alyona Verdy 

A blood-soaked Ms Ismailova after the plastic surgery which left her ‘genitals being lifted into the wrong place’ and skin ‘sticking out of her sides like fish tails’

The patient had to undergo ten-hour corrective surgery to remove three-inch scab (pictured) from the botched tummy tuck

Notorious Dr Alyona Verdy, who has been dubbed Dr Frankenstein, gives the thumbs up after one of her ‘illegal’ surgeries

According to local reports, Ms Ismailova added: ‘The new surgeon told me it is a miracle that I survived.’

She added that the ‘horror’ of having her genitals ‘stretched upwards’ was now over. ‘I feel gorgeous now,’ she said.

Dr Verdy, 36, has been in detention since April facing criminal action for deforming up to a dozen women through botched boob and nose jobs and other plastic surgery.

She appeared in court in a fur coat and is also under suspicion of faking her medical qualifications.

Dr Elena Chirikova, who carried out corrective surgery on Ms Ismailova, told of how she removed a giant scab that had formed over the wounds from the original operation.

‘We had to remove the tissue deformed by the scars. In particular, we had to take away a huge scar above the pubic bone. It was almost three inches thick.

Ms Ismailova after having the corrective surgery. Afte the original operation, she was left bed-bound and unable to bend her body

Dr Verdy, 36, has been in detention since April facing criminal action for deforming up to a dozen women through botched boob and nose jobs and other plastic surgery

WHAT IS A TUMMY TUCK? 

Known medically as an abdominoplasty, tummy tucks improve the appearance of the stomach.

Surgeons remove excess skin and fat from the abdomen, and tighten connective tissues.

The end result is a more toned look. Many women, and men, have the operation to boost their body image. 

A tummy tuck is also the go-to option for women who have given birth and have a prolonged ‘mummy tummy’. 

The surgery repairs the rectus diastasis – two abdominal muscles than can separate during pregnancy.  

Figures show nearly 130,000 tummy tucks were performed in the US last year. There are nearly 3,000 performed privately in the UK each year.

The Mayo Clinic states: ‘Like any other type of major surgery, a tummy tuck poses a risk of bleeding, infection and an adverse reaction to anesthesia.’ 

It can also cause fluid to build-up beneath the skin, known as a seroma. They can become infected. 

‘We were taking it out it bit by bit… it was a delicate work. Any moment we could fall into the pelvis and hurt her bladder. But as soon as we removed the scar, all her skin went back into place.’

After watching a video of ‘Dr Frankenstein’ performing the original surgery, Dr Chirikova said: ‘I am still surprised that after such dangerous action the patient’s abdomen was not perforated.’

Ms Ismailova said: ‘The [new] surgeon cleaned me up well. All the scabs she removed could have led to sepsis. My pelvic bones might have rotted. I was lucky that my body managed to get through all this.’

A detailed statement on Ms Ismailova’s case from Dr Chirikova has gone to detectives investigating the criminal case against Dr Verdy.

Another victim went through a four hour surgery last month after she was unable to close her eyes following a botched eye lift. 

Evgenia Lanovaya, 38, from Krasnodar, said: ‘One of my eyes was narrow, the second round. The scars were terrible.

‘My eyesight deteriorated, my right eye would not close, it was constantly dry. I was winking all the time and had to use eye drops.’

She can already close her eyes and hopes the scars will heal properly in the coming weeks.

‘My face should look much better,’ she said. ‘The scars near the eyelids were removed, and the shape of my eyes damaged by Verdy should improve. But the main thing is I can fully close my eyes again.’

Kristina Surina, 31, from Novorossiysk, needed surgery two months ago to overcome breathing and hearing problems after a botched £2660 nose job which left her ‘looking like a pug’.


Evgenia Lanovaya, 38, from Krasnodar, went through a four hour surgery last month to correct eyelid problems (right) caused by another of Verdy’s botched procedures

Alexandra Asireeva had six hour breast correction surgery in June to fix a botched boob job. Three tumours were found in her breasts, blamed on Verdy’s procedure

Alexandra Asireeva had six hour breast correction surgery in June, also by Dr Chirikova.

‘The main difficulty was to make her look symmetrical again. Hyper-size thick scars were visible,’ said the surgeon.

Earlier three tumours – all fortunately benign – were found in her breasts, blamed on the botched boob job.

Part of a surgical glove was left inside in Alexandra’s abdomen after liposuction by Dr Verdy, said Dr. Chirikova.

‘Amazingly, the patient did not get an inflammation because of it.’

Verdy (pictured behind bars in the court room) has denied faking medical qualifications medical negligence

Another patient Elena Sokolova, 37, spent £2,300 on a boob job after childbirth, and was left with a ‘hole’ in one breast. 

Pro-Kremlin REN TV reported: ‘In the pursuit of beauty, (patients) trusted Dr. Alyona Verdy.

‘At least, she calls herself a doctor. ‘Patients after acquaintance with her scalpel only call her Frankenstein.

‘The victims want to bring this woman to justice to the fullest extent of the law.’

Dr Verdy – real name Antonina Gorbunova – has denied medical negligence.

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