• Yulia Tarasevich filed case against the surgeons involved
  • The doctors claimed Tarasevich has a rare autoimmune disease called scleroderma
  • The Russian Investigative Committee said the doctors will be probed 

A Russian beauty queen shared her nightmare after undergoing plastic surgery that left her "disfigured." The woman is even unable to close her eyes or smile.

The 43-year-old runner-up of the Mrs. Russia International pageant 2020, Yulia Tarasevich, said she has filed a case against her two surgeons after a $4,000 plastic surgery at a top clinic in Krasnodar, in southern Russia left her "beautiful healthy face" disfigured, New York Post reported.

"I came to them with a beautiful, healthy face. I just wanted to correct some nuances caused by aging," Tarasevich said. "But sadly, I lost my health," she added.

Tarasevich said she underwent facelift surgery, blepharoplasty of the eyelids, which involves the removal of excess skin and surgery for cheek fat reduction.

However, after the treatment, Tarasevich, mother of two, said her face was badly swollen. She then underwent an emergency follow-up surgery by another doctor to save her eyes from necrosis, a condition that occurs when too little blood flows to the tissue.

"I have scars that formed in my cheeks when they ripped out all my tissue. My eyes don’t close and I can’t smile. I can’t lift my upper lip. One part of my face doesn’t work at all," Tarasevich cited her ordeal.

The two surgeons who treated Tarasevich, identified as Dr. Andrey Komarov and Dr. Omar Khaled, however, claim that she has a rare autoimmune disease called scleroderma that causes the hardening and tightening of the skin.

Meanwhile, there is no evidence that Tarasevich has scleroderma, as the condition can affect other organs, including blood vessels, internal organs and the digestive tract.

Tarasevich said all her tests before the surgery were normal and she went in for the surgery without hesitation. A rhinoplasty that she underwent before was also done without any complication from the alleged genetic condition.

However, the doctors who botched the surgery are now blaming it on the alleged condition and relieving themselves of their responsibility, Tarasevich complained.

"The surgeons made me the only one guilty for what has happened," she told the outlet. "The doctors, who disfigured my face, relieved themselves of all responsibility. I decided to have my day in court," she added.

Meanwhile, the Russian Investigative Committee said the doctors will be probed for flouting laws on the "safety of life and health," 7 News reported.

"A forensic medical examination has been appointed to determine the severity of the harm to health, and other patients who could have suffered from poor-quality services in this clinic are also being identified," a spokeswoman for the investigative committee, Anna Pushkina said.

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