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China – Pretty Chinese star Gao Liu posted on her personal account in Sina Weibo some pictures of her damaged nose after a procedure went wrong and warned the public the dangers of plastic surgery.
Sina Weibo is one of the biggest social media platform in China. The actress used this platform for her announcement, Gao explained her months-long absence was due to a “cosmetic surgical incident”, which has left her with necrosis of the nose, meaning the tissue at its tip has dried up.
Because of her post netizens debate about the consiquences of cosmetic surgery.
Gao said that a friend of hers introduced her to a plastic surgeon at a clinic in the southern city of Guangzhou on October.
She then decided to go ahead with surgery on her nose because she can “get a slight trim”, and she thought that this would help boost her career.
“The entire procedure lasted four hours. I thought that in these four hours, I would be made more beautiful,” she told her followers.
“I didn’t expect these four hours to be the beginning of a nightmare.”
She said that following the procedure, her nose felt “irritated and tingly” and then became repeatedly infected, even though she was told she would be able to go back to work by December or January.
“The skin on the tip of my nose… became darker and darker, and my nose became necrotic,” she said.
Ms Gao said she ended up being hospitalised for two months and has lost 400,000 yuan ($61,800; £45,200) in work.
She said that it will not be possible to have follow-up, reconstructive surgery for at least a year, due to the extent of the damage.
A number of complaints have been made to the bureau about the clinic since Ms Gao posted shared her experience, according to The Paper and an investigation is ongoing.
Gao Liu is a singer and actress who has starred in multiple films and TV programmes, and has been seen as something of a rising star. But she has fallen out of the limelight in recent months.