Fake Doctor Performs Plastic Surgery On Man, Now His Face Is Rotting

A man in Columbia wanted to get a good deal on plastic surgery, but unfortunately, he chose his doctor poorly. After the procedure, the man's face began to have a terrible reaction to the substance that the fake doctor injected into his cheeks.

He's had to have for corrective surgeries and is scheduled for two more surgeries because his face is reportedly rotting.

Jerson Trujillo, a 28-year-old man from Neiva, wanted to look more like a woman. He procured a surgeon who injected an unknown substance into his face. Since then, his face has been rotting and has become severely disfigured.

He reportedly has just 50 percent of his original face left.

Trujillo went to the woman who claimed to be a doctor, and she told the man she could inject something into his cheeks that would plump them up. He says when he got the injections, his face initially became red and hot.

Things got worse a week later went for a moisturizing treatment. That's when his troubles began; the moisturizer reacted very badly with whatever was put into his cheeks.

He began to develop granulomas on his face. Granulomas are masses of lumpy inflamed tissue that occur when the immune system is attempting to fight off a foreign substance that it perceives as a health threat. In the three months after the procedure, things continued to get worse and worse.

"Naively, I was not aware of what they had put in my body," said Trujillo. "My face was destroyed, rotten, pus came out."

Trujillo has had to have four surgeries so far to correct the damage. He has two more surgeries scheduled.

The woman who claimed to be a doctor is nowhere to be found. She went on the run shortly after the procedure and authorities in Columbia are trying to track her down to prosecute her.

In Columbia, there is no stigma that comes with plastic surgery and it's in high demand. Everyone seems to want it, and get it. Because procedures are more affordable in Columbia than in other countries, it has given rise to a cosmetic surgery tourism.

The problem with cosmetic surgery being in such high demand is that it has also given rise to a lot of back-street operators setting up shop. Some doctors are branching out into areas and performing surgeries for which they’re simply not trained or qualified, putting unsuspecting patients at risk in order to make a few bucks.

In even worse cases, people without any real medical training or licenses at all are offering cosmetic procedures. For many patients, it's hard to tell legitimate surgeons from unethical doctors and complete frauds. This is contributing to the rising death rate and rate of complications.

Health officials in Columbia say that in 2015, 13 people died of cosmetic surgery procedures. In 2016, that number more than doubled with 30 people dead. They warn patients to do their research and make sure that their doctors are qualified.

Source: MailOnline
Photos: YouTube, Jerson Trujillo

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