A botched cosmetic procedure leads to a lawsuit and social media uproar, raising questions about the dangers of discounted medical services.
A young woman from Brazil, Mariana Michelini, 34, who was once a social media beauty with a large following of 15,000 people, will never look the same again after seeking the services of a discount dentist on the South American continent, who injected her with the wrong chemical called polymethyl methacrylate, instead of hyaluronic acid, which left her completely disfigured and looking worse than she did prior to the procedure.
The discount dentist’s injection of polymethyl methacrylate caused Mariana’s face to swell and become very puffy, which did not make her look more youthful as she had hoped but instead made her undergo three separate surgical procedures to fix the damage the discount dentist did to her face and appearance.
Despite going through an intense ordeal, Mariana has filed a lawsuit against the discount dentist and documented her experience on social media because she wants to protect other people and ensure that no one else has to go through the same situation that she had to endure by seeking the services of an unprofessional South American professional.
Mariana expressed her psychological pain and suffering and said, “I’m suffering a lot, but I have faith that justice will be served. I don’t want other people to go through this. My life has stopped. I’m psychologically broken. I just want my face back.”
Mariana’s situation is heart-wrenching as she was deceived into undergoing a procedure that promised to reduce wrinkles and enhance her appearance, but instead, the discount dentist injected her with a chemical that completely deformed the way she looked.
Mariana’s journey to fix the damage has not been easy, with one doctor stating that PMMA is a gel filler, a plastic component that is not reabsorbed by the body, such as hyaluronic acid or collagen.
Mariana shared her journey on Instagram, saying, “The stitches did not hold. I feel ashamed. I don’t leave the house anymore. I feel pain. I just want JUSTICE. I ask for your prayers.” She continues to receive treatments to fix her deformed face, and despite the long road to recovery, she believes that victory is certain.