Crystal traveled from Florida to Los Angeles to see if Dr. Paul Nassif could help her with a condition she has been living with for most of her life. She literally had “pubic hair” growing on her face as a result of a horrific pit bull bite she suffered when she was a young girl.
“I was 9-years-old, my grandfather was holding the dog,” Crystal told the doctors. “I was actually pretty terrified of the pit bull. All I remember is black.”
Crystal eventually saw a plastic surgeon and received a very well done skin graft, according to the “Botched” experts, but there was one problem. The skin graft used was from her groin and takes up a large portion of the right side of her face.
“They did the surgery and then the hair started growing,” she lamented.
Dr. Nassif asked, “So, you are getting pubic hair on your face?” Crystal confirmed the doctor’s assessment.
While diving deeper into her story, it was revealed that she constantly plucks the hair out with tweezers to remove the unwanted facial hair. Despite growing up with the “pubic hair” skin graft, she never thought about having another surgery until she had her daughter. Crystal said that she does not want her 6-month-old to be forced to answer questions about her mom’s face growing up.
Dr. Dubrow confessed to the “Botched” cameras that the surgery is “actually very deceptively complicated” because “that skin graft is very close to critical anatomical structures like the nose, the cheeks and the eye, that if altered even a little bit can change the entire shape of the face and look very deformed.”
With a little help from his staff, Dr. Nassif devised a plan to fix her problem. He opted to surgically implant a space filler to stretch her skin in order to remove the groin skin and close up the gap. It was not convenient for Crystal at all!
She endured the implant for four weeks while periodically getting more saline inserted through a port to stretch her cheek farther and farther.
Unfortunately, we can’t show you the result due to copyright laws but we can tell you that it was amazing! Instead of having a huge mark covering up her whole cheek, she was left with one thin faded scar. The best part… NO MORE PUBIC HAIR!
“Before my surgery, I had a skin graft on my face with pubic hair growing out of it. After having my daughter, I was nervous about how other kids would treat her because of how I looked. But now, thanks to Dr. Nassif, the skin graft is completely gone. So now, my face is finally smooth, symmetrical and pubic hair free.”