Jolene Dawson, a 23-year-old transgender woman, has undergone a few cosmetic procedures to alter her appearance over the years. Along with lip injections, Botox, and augmentation to her rear, she has also had more than one nose job. The last nose job, even though it was performed by an experienced surgeon, did not go to plan.
The 23-year-old vlogger, who hails from Australia’s Gold Coast, had the nose job done in Thailand, according to a report by Unilad. While the surgeon was experienced, the doctor “wasn’t as familiar with the procedure as [Dawson] hoped.”
She discussed her experience in a YouTube video, admitting that she had had prior surgeries on her nose but was never fully happy with the tip of her nose.
Dawson spent several thousand on the recent surgery, but the procedure caused the cartilage that supported the tip of her nose to collapse. Now, she struggles to breathe.
During an interview, Dawson explained, “I can’t breathe out of my left nostril and continuously taste blood.”
“I will never have plastic surgery ever again,” she added.
“Since the surgery I’ve not been able to breathe properly or sleep laying down, my speech is impaired, and I can always taste blood,” Dawson continued. “I was so embarrassed because you never believe it something like this will happen to you.”
Dawson had hoped to keep her recent surgery a secret, but the results of the procedure made that impossible.
Initially, Dawson considered taking legal action against the doctor, though decided against it after determining the outcome wasn’t likely a result of subpar skills.
“I didn’t plan on anyone knowing I had more work done,” said Dawson. “But I don’t plan on taking legal action as I believe it was an anomaly in this doctor’s work.”
“It is not indicative of his other work,” she added.
Dawson is now trying to make people aware of the risks and that sometimes things go wrong.
“I’m embarrassed to leave the house,” she said. “I want to warn people about the dangers of plastic surgery.”
In her YouTube video about the nose job, she stated, “I’m hoping that [my nose] can be changed. That I cannot have this situation going on by the next time I start recording and uploading [videos].”
“I’ve been talking to a few people, and I think it’s possible. Whether that means taking a slight break,” she continued, “I’m hoping this is just a blip.”
Dawson is seeing a doctor to find out if the issue can be corrected.