Grab the Tissues: Dr. Paul Nassif Gives Woman With Botched Nose a Chance at Happiness

By Allison Crist Feb 09, 2022 3:00 AMTags
Watch: Woman's Nose Is Destroyed by Flesh-Eating Bacteria

There's nothing that can stop a determined Dr. Paul Nassif—not even flesh-eating bacteria. 

He took on the challenge during tonight's Feb. 8 episode of Botched in a quest to help Edna, who couldn't help but tear up when sharing her story about her nose, which was "destroyed" when she was just a baby.

"It was always my father's plan: 'We're gonna find a doctor that can fix your face better,'" Edna said, revealing that this was the reason they moved to the U.S. in the first place. "He is not a rich man but he always had a hope to find help. And if I got this fixed, my father would be really, really happy."

Part of this stemmed from the fact that Edna was always bullied as a child. 

"They would always laugh," she recalled of her peers. "I still don't have friends. I still don't have much outside life...well, I have my kids."

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But even they get bullied on their mother's behalf, Edna's daughter revealed. 

"I just don't go into the school," Edna said. "I just drop from the sidewalk, just to not have them have a bad day."


Hearing this broke Dr. Nassif's heart. He responded by acknowledging how "tragic" Edna's story was, but reassured her that he and Dr. Terry Dubrow would "do everything in the world to help you." 

"Edna moved to this country wanting that feeling of freedom," Dr. Nassif said in a confessional. "But instead, her nose has held her back. She doesn't feel comfortable letting people see her. Hopefully there's something we can do to help so she will finally be able to live the American dream."

Thankfully, the Botched docs were able to help after all. They not only fixed the shape of Edna's nose, but once it had healed after the procedure, they recruited a medical tattoo specialist to ensure the tip matched the surrounding skin. 

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To say Edna was thrilled would be a massive understatement.

"This is has been a lifelong dream," she said. "Since I was a baby, I've gone through hell with this. But I always believed that one day I was gonna put this past behind me. It feels incredible to have my dream and my father's dream come true."

Edna continued, "My new nose makes me feel beautiful; makes me feel like that woman I've been looking for for a long time. I feel like I can finally leave out of my house without people judging me. Now I can live free for the first time in my life."

See her transformation below and watch the full episode of Botched here.

Mohs Nose

Skin cancer ravaged Shelley's nose, leaving her with a whole on the left side. Paul used ear cartilage to build her a new left nostril before using a skin flap cut from her forehead to cover the defect and bring a new blood supply to her new nose.


After going under the knife for implants and a breast lift, Adraly was left with intense scarring around her nipples that looked like giant slices of Balogna. Terry replaced her old implants with new ones and removed as much of the scarred skin tissue as possible before giving her another lift.

Cartilage Collapse

After being born with birth defects, Nate sought out a rhinoplasty from Paul to fix his flat nose. However, after several years, the tip eventually collapsed again. For his second time around with the Botched docs, Paul replaced the previous bone graft with new a new one to build out Nate's bridge and expanded his nostrils to improve his breathing, leaving him with a more symmetrical nose.

Front Butt

Having struggled with her weight all her life, Terina underwent a gastric sleeve procedure and lost over 100 pounds. However, she was left with tons of hanging skin. A Tijuana mommy makeover landed her in the ER with dying flesh and an emergency surgery barely saved her life. Terry removed her scarring and tightened her skin to give her the flat stomach she always wanted.


Tyliyah's ear piercing produced a skin keloid that she had removed five times, but every time it grew back more bumpy and bulbous. Paul removed the keloid tissue before injesting her ear with a tumor therapy to prevent it from growing back.

Breast Wishes

A botched breast augmentation left Rebecca with one high boob and one low boob. Terry removed her misplaced implants and inserted new ones before lifting the sagging breast.

Cocaine Collapse

After over a decade of cocaine use, Demi's nose collapsed, leaving her with a flat face. Paul removed remaining scar tissue before inplanting harvested rib bone to rebuild her bridge, then used crtilage grafts to build out the sides of her nose and open up her closed nostrils.

Soup Bowl Pecs

After being obese his whole life, Bruce lots a ton of weight, leaving him with saggy skin. But weight loss surgery gone wrong left him with a sunken chest. Terry removed extra skin before implanting tissue to rebuild Bruse's pacs, giving him a more muscular chest.

Nose Woes

Lori was born with a rare autoimmune disease that eventually at away at the cartilage in her nose, leaving it looking sunken, flat and deformed. To fix it, Paul inserted a harvested cartilage graft to build out the bridge before widening the nostril holes and lengthening the tip.

Brick Breasts

Wanting bigger boobs, Cherish sought out a breast augmentation that left her with "brick-looking, saggy breasts." During her consultation with the docs, Terry pointed out the implants dissociated from the breast muscle.

After removing her misplaced implants, Terry restitched her muscles then added new, smaller implants before lifting the dropping skin and repositioning her nipples.


A botched facelift left Jo Anna with scars and pigment discoloration along her jowls and neck. Paul cut out as much of the scarred skin as possible before using medical tattoos to cover as much of the discolored skin at possible.

No Nipp and No Tuck

After having three kids, Mary desperately wanted a mommy makeover. But her Mexican breast lift and tummy immediately got infected, leaving her scarred and without nipples or breast tissue. Terry gave her a proper breast life and implants before removing the scarred tissue on her stomach and tightening her tummy. Plus, now Mary has nipples thanks to permanent skin tattoos.

Picasso Nose

As a teen, Zaverie broke his nose playing basketball leaving him with a nose so crooked it looked like something out of a Picasso painting. Two rhinoplasties later and the Toronto native's nose looked even worse. 

Paul removed the crooked septal crest and implanted a new bridge harvested from rib bone, giving Zaverie a straight nose once again.

Rocky Mountain Abs

Sandra underwent five surgeries before the age of two after she was born with Omphalocele, a birth defect where a person's intestines or internal organs are on the outside of her body. The life-saving procedures left her with intense scarring on her stomach that filled her with shame.

Terry cut out much of the scars and scar tissue, leaving Sandra with a tighter, smoother belly. The doctor even created a belly button for her.

Swinging Schnoz

Three botched nose job left Renee with a crooked nose bridge that moved around under the skin. Paul replaced the old bridge with a new rib bone craft to straighten out her nose and fix the looseness.

BBL Hell

Destiny contracted a deadly flesh-eating infection after undergoing a Brazilian butt lift that ate the tissue of her left cheek. Terry moved tissue from her lower back down into her buttock to correct her lop-sided backside, leaving her with a more symmetrical rear end.

Doggone Nose

Carolina lost the tip of her dog from a terrible dog bite. After over a dozen failed surgeries to try to repair it, Paul restored the tip of Carolina's nose to give her a more natural appearance.

Butt Foot

After steeping on a nail as a child, Lita was left with a mass on the bottom of her left foot that caused her pain and discomfort. Terry removed the skin graft and smoothed out the skin on the bottom of her foot where the growth once was.

Turned Up Tip

Mellissa was bullied her entire life for being born with what others called a "pig nose." At 14, she attempted to fix her turned-up tip, but the procedure only made things worse.

Paul was able to give Mellissa the tip she's always dreamed up.

Vagina Island

Mikeal's botched tummy tuck left her with a flesh-eating bacterial infection than nearly killed her. The damaged skin left her stomach deformed with a crater from her pubic area to her mid-abdomen.

Terry repaired the massive, unsightly scarring by covering it up with the healthy skin still on Mikeal's tummy—and it was a complete success. Miraculously, Terry was able to replace 100 percent of the scarring, leaving Mikeal with a normal-looking torso.

Tummy Terror

After having a child, Bianca went for a tummy tuck that turned her abdomen into a terrifying sight. The Botched docs were able to fix Bianca's scarred tummy, giving her back the confidence she lost.

New Nose, New Career

Prior to meeting the Botched docs, Claudia's "biggest regret" was letting her nose get in the way of her dream of being a telenovela star. Now, she's free to pursue the career she's always wanted!

A Single Surgery Gone Wrong

Dr. Terry Dubrow dubbed this Botched patient's situation a "WTF case" before returning her breasts to their original shape and size.

A Rockstar's Return to Glory

Musician David underwent three(!) different surgeries only to be left with a disfigured eye. It took a risky procedure to fix, but the Botched docs worked their magic just like they always do.

A Messy Mommy Makeover

Tatyana was swindled into receiving a full-blown mommy makeover that nearly ended her life when she was just 20 years old. Thankfully, the Botched docs were able to fix the near-fatal mistakes and restore Tatyana's confidence in the process.

Dream Come True

Flesh-eating bacteria "destroyed" Edna's nose as a young child, and her dad was so determined to get her the proper help that he relocated their entire family to the U.S. Now that Dr. Nassif and Dubrow have worked their magic, "I can live free for the first time in my life," Edna said.

"Janky Boobs" Be Gone

Piper had a frightening experience with ketamine while undergoing her first breast augmentation, resulting in what she called "janky boobs." However, the Botched docs were able to fix everything.

Four Nose Jobs Later...

Cadine underwent three (!) surgeries in an attempt to get the nose she wanted, but since the doctor who performed them may have not even had a medical license, the procedures only made things worse. Thankfully, Drs. Nassif and Dubrow were able to not only correct the issues from the previous surgeries, but deliver the nose of Cadine's dreams.

Float Trip Fail

A freak accident during a float trip almost cost patient Kaitlyn her leg. While she was lucky enough to get her injured knee treated at the time, it turned out to be a short-term fix—that was, until the Botched docs stepped in and saved the day. Now, she's living pain-free.

Bye Bye Ballsack Foot

Upon meeting the Botched docs, Destiny joked that she had a "ball sack" on her foot. In reality, the growth was the result of a rare affliction—so rare that she became the subject of a medical journal report when she was just 13 months old—known as a lipoblastoma. Thankfully, Dr. Dubrow was able to greatly reduce the size.

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