Abby Lee Miller showed off her new face, following the surgery by Dr. Payman Simoni. She has now revealed that she was, in fact, awake during the procedure.
Dr. Simoni has performed the surgery under these conditions many times before, and explained that it was needed in Miller's case, due to her not being able to undergo general anesthesia.
"I was talking to him as he was cutting my face open," Miller said. "I saw some video of the actual technique and the cutting and the sucking the stuff out, and then I was absolutely horrified and freaked out."