American woman, 65, is left with $75,000 in medical bills after botched surgery in Mexico left her 'disfigured' with breast implants and a Brazilian butt lift she did not want
by: Hani Kamal El-Din
An American woman who went to Mexico for discount skin-tightening surgery has described her horror at waking up to find doctors had given her a boob job and Brazilian butt lift.
Kimberly McCormick, 65, returned to the Mexico Bariatric Center six years after undergoing successful weight-loss surgery at the clinic.
‘I called my daughter bawling, because I woke up with a huge breast, which if I live to be 500, I never would have wanted,’ McCormick said during an interview with anchor Natasha Zouves on NewsNation.
McCormick had returned to the Tijuana hospital to undergo several procedures to remove 90-inches of excess skin following her 150-pound weight-loss.
The surgery cost just $13,000 in Mexico whereas they would have cost more than $50,000 in the U.S.
U.S. doctors now say it will cost McCormick a ball-park figure of $75,000 to undo the damage done in Mexico.
She recounted waking up in the hospital and realizing something was wrong as one of a lungs partially collapsed while she was under.
‘The leg lift, the arm lift, the breast lift, and the tummy tuck, everything was marked out and ready to go,’ she said, referring to the marks her surgeon had made on the body parts that were supposed to be altered.