1st TX: 29th May 2019, 10pm CH5.
Plastic Surgery was once considered taboo, something for only the rich and famous, but with advances in medical technology making the odd nip and tuck more affordable, many people are going under the knife in the pursuit of perfection. It's bigger and more accessible than ever before.
However, as with all surgery, there are risks. In this 90 minute special, narrated by Jill Halfpenny, we have the first hand accounts of people who went under the knife whose lives were scarred by their experience.
Highlights include a young Liverpudlian, Delsha, whose routine visit to get her eyebrows tattooed resulted in her ending up 'looking like a clown' with four eyebrows. We have the story of a mother of two, Samantha, who suffered years of back trouble due to her large breasts who, upon undergoing a reduction from a J-Cup to a more comfortable C-cup, ended up in agonizing pain and her nipple position far higher than she ever could have conceived.
David suffered hair loss from his twenties and it took him a staggering 7 operations and to get to a place where he was finally happy. He opens up about the physical and emotional scars he suffered including the breakdown of his marriage.
Another first-hand tale tells the dangers of so-called 'Botox Parties' as a Leicestershire woman's lips swelled up so much after a filler injection hit an artery that her lips could touch her nose. Rachael Knappier now campaigns for safety in cosmetic surgery hoping to warn young girls of the dangers of the unregulated world of aesthetics.
There are also cautionary celebrity stories from Towie's Abi Clark whose 'botched' lip fillers put her through six months of "hell". Kellie Maloney reveals how her pursuit for vanity left her battered and bruised and The X Factor's Christopher Maloney opens up about how trolls forced him into undergoing a hair transplant, nose jobs and an eye-lift allegedly costing a whopping six figure sum and causing him to question why he went under the knife in the first place.
Other stories include Barrie, a solicitor who lost part of his nose from an infection after being injected with filler. Also there's the near-death case of Sue Briddick, a middle-aged housewife from Sussex who opted to travel to Turkey for 'cut-price' surgery. After extreme weight loss left her with excess saggy skin, as a treat for her 50th birthday, Sue traveled to Turkey where she underwent a tummy tuck. A boob job was thrown in as part of the deal. Sue describes how she was in excruciating pain and ended up with life-changing scarring and misshapen breasts.
Expert interviews include TV doctor Tijon Esho, Harley Street celebrity surgeon Dr Aamer Khan, psychiatrist Dr Raj Persaud and celebrities Lizzie Cundy & Danielle Lloyd.