A Las Vegas woman with 30-pound breasts recently appeared on an episode of E! reality show “Botched,” undergoing surgery to remove her giant implants after multiple doctors told her it was “impossible” to do so.
“I feel like a walking boob and it is killing me inside because I know I am so much better than that,” Dee Stein tells Los Angeles surgeons Paul Nassif and Terry Dubrow in a clip (below).
The 53-year-old mother and former professional dancer had “old fashioned double-lumen implants” that were 20 years old, featuring an internal lumen made up of silicone and an external lumen filled with saline, according to the Daily Mail.
“I kid you not, if we tackle this one, this is the most challenging, high-risk patient in my career,’ Dr. Dubrow says.
Dubrow explains that it looked like the saline has ruptured on Stein’s left breast, causing it to deflate as Dr. Nassif describes the right one as a “screaming, complaining breast.”
“I've gone to a lot of doctors that told me that they simply cannot fix me,” Stein said tearfully. “I totally feel like I don't have anybody else to turn to at this point.”
According to Metro, Stein explained how she felt pressured to get massive implants when she was a dancer “because bigger is better in this business.”
“It is insane to think that any plastic surgeon would even consider Dee’s breasts to this level,” Dr. Dubrow says. “The human body is not even equipped to handle this kind of volume expansion in breast tissue.”
He added: “Dee's case by far in away is the most difficult, scariest, challenging, nearly impossible that I have ever seen or ever heard about in plastic surgery.”
While many surgeons wouldn’t touch the implants at this stage due to high procedural risk, Dubrow decides to try because it could lead to a “medical emergency” and the entire breast dying.
Amazingly, the doctors were able to perform two successful surgeries, leaving Stein with the symmetrical DD breasts she’s always dreamed of.