Woman bullied for 'pelican neck' is now dealing with 'nightmare' botched facelift
Seldom to bullies take the time to really think about the lasting damage their cruel taunts can have on an individual. Sadly, for one woman, the mean comments she received in the schoolyard eventually led to her having cosmetic surgery. However, as a result of the surgeon botching the procedure, she says she is once again living in a "nightmare" when it comes to her appearance.
When a 12-year-old Lisa Giles moved from Los Angeles to Georgia, she revealed that bullies started picking on her:
"My sister Missy and I, we were bullied by mean girls. They named me 'pelican neck', because I have a thick neck, and that’s always bothered me," she told the Botched team.
But the bullying went beyond just cruel words. Lisa revealed: "I was tortured walking home every day. I got pushed, bullied and eventually one day, a girl punched me in the nose and fractured my nose. Another time, one of the girls came up behind me and pushed me and later we found out it fractured my elbow."
Check out the results of Lisa's botched surgery below:
Through tears, Giles explained that it is hard to reflect on her teenage years: "I hate talking about this. I was just a little girl, and I didn’t want any trouble with anybody, and I knew I had a fat face, but for somebody to point it out. It's something I’ve dealt with for my whole life."
Then, prior to her 30-year high school reunion, Lisa eventually decided to turn to plastic surgery to "fix" her neck. She revealed:
"Since I had such a hard time in school, it was really in the back of my mind when our 30th class reunion started coming up. I really did not want to be called 'pelican neck' again, so I started seeing a commercial about facelifts.
"I set up an appointment with the surgeon. He showed me in his mirror how he would be able to fix the neck, some of the sagging and then after that I would have no problems."
Plastic surgery can be addictive. The 'Human Ken Doll' had his ribs removed in order to get the "perfect" body:
Sadly, however, the surgery was unsuccessful.
"I went in and got this quick lift, and within three months he knew something was wrong," Lisa said. "It became a nightmare. I just couldn’t believe what my neck was doing. It started becoming distorted, kind of bumping up. It looked like chunks under it. So he went back up and he made it worse. He actually extended the scar, and this is where he caused the rippling here.
"I will not go back for a third time to the doctor that I did because I would be crazy if I did."
It has been a year and a half since the second procedure, and Lisa has made the decision to appear on E!'s Botched to see if doctors Paul Nassif and Terry Dubrow can help "fix" her problem.
The show airs on Mondays at 10:00pm on E!