A young woman has been left with a butt that looks like a “cone” after getting a botched Brazilian butt lift abroad.
Shannon Davies, 23, has advised women to love their natural bodies after botched butt surgery left her horrified and unable to look at her body in the mirror.
She decided to go under the knife at a clinic in Istanbal, Turkey, after seeing online influencers recommend it.
She initially paid £5,000 for a procedure in 2018, plus a breast uplift and augmentation, but has since returned twice due to unsatisfactory results.
When she returned to the surgeon after the first botched surgery, Shannon, from Pontypridd, Wales, pleaded with the surgeon to remove the excess fat from her bum but woke after the procedure to find she had undergone another butt lift surgery.
The salon owner now has “lumpy” and “uneven” butt and has to wear size 18 trousers because her butt doesn’t fit into her old size 12 jeans.
She said to The Sun: “I’ve always been up and down with my weight and my boobs started to sag.
“I had no bum and I just wanted a nice curvy body to fill out my clothes.
“But now I am left with a lumpy bottom and super wide hips as the fat which was injected for the BBL has leaked into my thighs and hips.
“I regret ever going ahead with the surgery but I just wanted a quick fix.
“It seemed like the easy option but I should have just gone to the gym.”
Shannon recalls feeling like she was in an “oven” when she woke from the first surgery in July 2018. Her nipple was purple and she felt like her chest was going to burst open.
She adds: “I woke up from surgery and I was screaming in pain – it was unbearable.
“I knew something was wrong and I could tell by the look on the surgeon’s face when he saw my nipple.
“He removed my nipple and left it hanging on by one thread – I am not too sure how this was supposed to help but I was willing to do anything to avoid losing my nipple.”
Shannon visited her local nurse every two days to have the stitches and dressing changed for four months after the surgery.
She said: “I couldn’t wear a bra as it was so painful and my boobs completely dropped.
“I wasn’t happy at all with the results.
“A cone had formed on the right side of my leg so I asked the clinic if I can have it revised – they eventually agreed after eight months.”
In March 2019, Shannon flew to Turkey again. She requested another uplift and for fat to be removed for her bum.
She claims she was injected three times with general anaesthetic as the dose was initially not enough.
She said: “The second time was a living nightmare.
“I was injected in the lift on the way down to theatre but I didn’t fall asleep, nor the second time.
“The surgeon told me to get onto the metal bed and then he strapped me down – I was so scared.
“I wasn’t weighed so they didn’t determine the appropriate dosage!
“I woke up and my bum was bigger than the first time – he didn’t remove the fat as discussed -he filled it again.”
Shannon says her botched surgery has left her with a bruised body and an uneven bottom. She explained that initially, she could barely look in the mirror as her new body left her “horrified”.
Shannon expressed her dissatisfaction and the clinic blocked her on social media so she was left to her own devices to try and find someone to revise it.
Surgeons in the UK have refused to help her as a BBL is illegal.
She said: “I was desperate to have everything removed. I just wanted my old body back.”
In October 2019, Shannon flew back to Turkey for three days to have the implants and fat removed from her bum by the surgeon. However, she claims she awoke to discover no difference.
She said: “He took my money and all he did was stitch up my boobs again.
“I have been left with horrendous scarring and barely any confidence.
“I wanted surgery so I can feel good in my own skin but now I dread summer as I have to cover up.
“My nipples are too high up and my bottom half is too big.
“I am so embarrassed and wish I had done my research!
“I should have waited until I was older!”
Shannon urges other women to love their bodies the way it is and to avoid going abroad for surgery at all costs.