A 22-year-old model who was mauled by a violent pit bull is hoping that £300,000 surgery can restore her smile.
***GRAPHIC IMAGES WARNING*** Brooklinn Khoury’s entire top lip was ripped off by a dog, and she has already had surgery to correct the damage caused by the vicious incident. A model who had her jaw ripped out in a dog attack is hoping that £300,000 surgery could restore her smile.
Brooklinn Khoury, 22, had her top lip and a portion of her nose ripped off by an enraged pit dog who “shook her head like a toy,” she said.
Brooklinn’s life-altering injury occurred on November 3, 2020, only days before she was supposed to star in her debut TV commercial, but she refuses to accept the attack as career-ending.
The 22-year-old from Mission Viejo, California, announced to her 15,000 YouTube admirers that she was undergoing pioneering surgery to replace her missing top lip.
According to MailOnline, one of the adverse effects of going under the knife is being fed through a tube.
“I’m happy to get surgery and work with this doctor to start recovering again,” Brooklinn said, “but I’m also incredibly sad to have to halt my life again and kind of recuperate, and to go through the healing process.”
“I feel like I’m such an active person that being out for a short period of time psychologically kills me.”
“I won’t be able to move my mouth after the procedure, so I’ll need a feeding tube inserted through my nose.”
“I’m on a liquid diet right now.” After the procedure, I’ll have to stay in the hospital for five days. I’m going to need all the prayers I can get because it’s going to be a lot.” Because of a skin transplant and an artery from her arm, Brooklinn indicated that instead of restoring her lip to its original state, the outcomes will just be the foundation.
She went on to say that it took her a year to find a doctor who could handle the job.
“They have to take a main artery and take the skin, fold it, and put it on my mouth,” Brooklinn explained. Because the artery must supply blood, they will cut a little portion of my neck and place the artery beneath my skin, connecting it to my lip, so that blood may flow to the new skin.
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