A woman says her life has been ruined after she went to a plastic surgeon for £4,000 breast shaping surgery and came out with an enlarged bum she did not want.
Clinical psychologist Lyubov Laufer, 45, said the botched procedure left her with “wonky boobs” and mental trauma.
The mum-of-three said: “I have lost everything – my job and my family as I cannot sleep in the same room as my husband.”
Her problems started when she went for successful treatment to remove breast implants after seven years due to inflammation.
She claims the surgeon persuaded her to subsequently undergo lipofilling, grafting her own fat to improve her breast shape.
Lyubov took a flight to a city in Siberia, southern Russia, to get the procedure done.
Minutes before the treatment, Lyubov was allegedly told the medic’s colleague would perform the surgery.
She “cried” about the change in doctor but went ahead, discussing with the medic where the fat would be removed from.
If there was excess, she agreed it would go to her buttocks, but was appalled when she realised how big they had become after the operation.
The procedure lasted five hours and she woke in “excruciating pain” and requiring oxygen as she suffered “convulsions”, she claims.
Lyubov said: “I felt horror when I saw my breasts, and huge fear in my soul about how I would live with it. Everything froze in me.”
She added: “I woke up with my buttocks a terrifying size that I had not asked for.”
Lyubov said she weighs 55kg (around 8.6 stone) and two litres of fat had been taken from different places in her body, mostly injected into her buttocks.
When she returned to Moscow, doctors were apparently shocked at the damage done to her body – as “holes and tunnels” were under her scarred skin.
Lyubov said: “My husband is afraid to hug me.
“It looks as if my abdomen was torn in two, my breasts became wonky, different shapes and distorted.
“It’s a nightmare. But the worst thing was the size of the buttocks.”
When she revealed her story on social media, the doctor sued her in a Russian court – but lost.
His clinic declined to comment on the case, reported Komsomolskaya Pravda.
Lyubov is now taking action against the doctor via the ethics committee of the Russian Society of Plastic Surgeons.