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Mum leaves clinic with brand new body after £6,000 breast reduction gone wrong

WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES Tiffany Mills claims the accidental procedure was touted as a ‘bonus’ surgery by hospital staff after her records were mixed up with those of another patient

Tiffany Mills says she woke up after surgery in the ‘worst pain of her life’

A mother who underwent breast reduction surgery got more than she bargained for after leaving with breast implants, tummy tuck and liposuction by mistake.

Tiffany Mills, of Tampa, Florida, says the accidental procedure was touted as a ‘bonus’ surgery by staff at a US West Coast clinic after her records were mixed up with those of a another patient.

She went to the clinic last year to have her 32F breasts reduced on November 2, after years of back pain due to their size.

When the mum-of-three woke up from her operation, she said she was left in the “worst pain of her life”.

Tiffany, a nurse, said: “I woke up in the absolute worst pain of my life. I was ineligible for abdominal surgery as I had no extra skin to pull.







Tiffany feared for her life after implants tore her skin
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“They had squeezed my skin too tight which meant I had a lot of scar tissue and I couldn’t stand up. My navel felt like a coin slot because I had been pulled as hard as I could.

“The incisions under my breasts opened completely due to the fact that they added implants, it was too heavy. It was the worst experience of my entire life.”

She was then rushed to hospital after the implants tore her skin, leaving her with open, oozing sores and blood clots in her lungs and legs, with doctors fearing she could have a heart attack. septic shock.

It was not until the day after the operation that the clinic admitted that they had accidentally performed the wrong operation.

She said: “I was convinced that I was just doing my boobs. Working in the medical field, I know that they would only mark the places where they perform procedures.

“I was so confused that there was a mix-up. They told me the whole team had made a mistake – they weren’t keeping surgical records, they weren’t checking their patients.







Tiffany was rushed to hospital after the implants tore her skin, leaving her with oozing and open sores
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Tiffany was horrified to find she had had implants, as well as a tummy tuck and liposuction
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“They had no idea what they were doing or on whom. They did this without my consent, I had no idea what was going on”

Two weeks later, Tiffany was admitted to hospital after the wounds under her chest became infected and blood clots were found in her lungs and legs.

She feared for her life as doctors feared she was going into septic shock.







Tiffany Mills with her three children – Elliot (left), Noah (top left) and Casey (right)
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“I was terrified, because I have three children, and I was afraid that I wouldn’t be there for them,” Tiffany said.

“I was absolutely furious that the clinic was so negligent. I was in the hospital for four days and then sought treatment for my wounds for two months. I probably took about five different antibiotics before the infections go away.”

Tiffany has struggled to return to a normal life since the procedure, as she faced the financial fallout from her inability to work after the ordeal.







Tiffany remains ‘confused’ about how there was a mix-up
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“I managed to dispute the surgery charges with my bank and get the money back. The clinic is trying to fight it and claiming that’s what I asked for,” she said.

She had just had another surgery to correct part of the problem caused by doctors and said her ex-husband and partner vet assistant Kris Harper were helping where they could, with things like childcare.

She was still recovering, Tiffany said, from a second surgery to fix some of the problem caused, and she had been asked to consider scar revision treatment for the marks left under her breasts.

The clinic did not respond to a request for comment.

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