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."
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.
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.