I spent £14,000 on a mummy makeover in Turkey but was left fighting for my life after 13-hour op cause my boob ‘to die’ | The Sun
A BRITISH mum of four has been left disfigured after losing her right breast and suffering horror injuries after a horror botched surgery in Turkey.
Sara Platt, 32, spent £14,000 on a tummy tuck, breast implants and three other procedures through a cosmetic surgery agency in Antalya earlier this year – but was left unrecognisable.
Sara, from Llanharan, South Wales, says her nightmare began after she was fitted with a gastric sleeve to lose weight after hitting 24 due to steroid use for her endometriosis.
After 17 months of research, she booked the surgery in Turkey for her excess skin through an agency online, hoping to get her dream body.
When she arrived at the hospital in Antalya in south Turkey on February 20, she was rushed to sign paperwork for the operation.
The doctor told Sara he could do all five procedures at once- a tummy tuck, an arm lift, an back lift, a 360 upper body lift and a breast lift with implants.
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But Sara woke up from the 13-hour surgery in agony, was shoved into a compression suit for healing and didn't see the doctor again for nine days.
A week after the operation, the doctor told her due to brown liquid coming out of her wounds, she needed corrective surgery.
They rushed her to a clinic room, where they told her she would be sedated, but Sara was awake while he cut away at her dead stomach flesh.
Sara said: "I was begging him to stop. It felt like I was on fire. I saw him drop the tool on the floor dip it into something and then carry on using it.
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"He told me to just stay still and I was held down by other staff. I passed out from the pain."
After returning to the UK she was rushed to hospital after her wound became worse and has since needed eight operations to save her life.
Doctors revealed Sara had contracted a treatment-resistant infection from the Turkish hospital – forcing her into isolation for weeks, away from her children.
Sara said the surgeon removed too much of her stomach skin, leaving a gaping wound that needed skin grafts from her legs.
And her right breast has died, with part of the left breast also dying due to tissue damage.
She said: "I'm not the person I was. I was very confident and strong and outgoing. Now I'm terrified of everything.
"I can't shower because I can't face looking at my own body.
"I have these horrible dreams about getting killed in hospitals, drowned in blood."
She is now fundraising to obtain surgery to correct the damage done to her body and to sue the Turkish surgeon she blames for it.
Sara said: "I trusted the medical company and the doctor with this procedure and my life.
"My life is still at risk until the infections are gone and the wounds are closed."
Despite her horrific injuries, Sara said she hasn't heard from the doctor who performed the surgeries on her.
Surgeries to allow Sara to regain mobility, remove the hunch and reconstruct her breasts will cost upwards of £28,000.
She is also raising £5,000 to help establish a legal case against the surgeon.
Sara said: "If I can stop one person from going through what I went through, that's all I care about.
"It's changed me completely as a person. I just want to be with my children."
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The agency she went through sent her a message reading: "We are saddened to hear that Mrs Platt is holding us responsible for all the issues, but the truth is much different than what she portrays.
"We get all the necessary and legally mandated documents, approvals, and consent forms from her and enlighten her about all the processes prior to performing any procedures."
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