E! network's reality TV show Botched abounds with people who underwent outrageous plastic surgeries. Though many of the patients can tell true stories of procedures gone wrong, it's the self-inflicted plastic surgery tales which are most mind-boggling.
From plastic surgery addicts (like the notorious Human Ken Doll) to those wanting to send deeper messages about the essence of what it means to live your truth (like Vinny, the Genderless Alien), the intentional plastic surgery on Botched is entertaining, unbelievable, and - when it goes wrong - a little traumatic. But the sky is the limit: why stop at lip injections when you can get brow injections; likewise, why stop at breast implants when you can get liposuction for your knees?
Many Botched plastic surgery addicts endured well-over a hundred procedures, and some of their surgeries might strike you as odd. Clearly, though, they have no intention of stopping anytime soon, and this is what makes Botched the gift which keeps giving.
Martina Big, Who Wanted Butt Implants To Match Her Breasts
Martina Big came to the Botched doctors wanting large butt implants to match her giant breast implants. Big's breasts were so large she actually had custom valves implanted to continually self-inflate with saline. The doctors were clearly astonished, choosing not to operate on her.
In early 2018, Big made headlines and stirred up controversy: she claimed to have turned herself into a Black woman. Big allegedly used tanning injections to turn her skin black, and claimed her hair even changed texture. She now wants a nose job to "make it look African," but she also still wants huge butt implants.
Brian Zembic, The Gamblin' Man Who Got Implants
Brian Zembic got male breast implants - voluntarily. The professional gambler and magician made a bet with friends he wouldn't get breast implants - the price of the bet: $100,000. While trying to win his bet, Zembic went to a plastic surgeon who was also a fellow gambler. There, Zembic won a bet for free implants.
So, Zembic got free implants and $100,000. Though the bet stated he only had to keep them for a year, Zembic says he "got lazy," and alleges they haven't "hurt my ability to get girls." He also said having breasts for 20 years gave him a new appreciation for women. "You start to see what pigs we men are, the way we talk about breasts - like they're jewelry, or a hat, or something."
Eventually, Zembic became a father and decided to cease having the implants; he headed to Botched to get them removed.
Katella, The Real-Life Blow-Up Doll
Alicia Amira, AKA Katella Dash, didn't come to the Botched doctors to have anything fixed - she wanted several more extreme surgeries. She asked for a rib removal, a Brazilian butt lift, and something called an "internal corset."
Dash's goal: become a living blow-up doll, and she fully committed herself to the cause. She wanted to sew her fingers together into a more doll-like hand, calling it "bimbofication." Dr. Dubrow and Dr. Nassif were not keen on the idea of "bimbofication," citing extreme risks, health concerns, and body dysmorphia.
Lacey Wildd, The Pig-Skin Woman
Lacey Wildd didn't come to the doctors to fix her unnaturally huge breasts; rather, she wanted them even bigger.
As a "triple L" bust size, Wildd already had 3500cc implants. Because of the weight of the implants, previous surgeons reinforced them using pig skin woven into what was essentially a corset inside her breasts. Despite having pig skin grafted into her body, Wildd still wanted enlargement, showing up on Botched to request a "triple Q" size to qualify her as having one of the top three largest chests in the world.
The Botched docs told Wildd they would not operate on her, however, especially since adding anything else to her breasts could cause them to burst. Undeterred, she told them she'd consider their cautions, but admitted she'd most likely look for other doctors more agreeable to her requests.