Botched Season 1, Episode 2 Recap: Did Janice Dickinson Break Her Sobriety Post-Surgery?
Jager Weatherby on 29 Jun 2014 at 7:56pm
If you haven’t been tuning into Botched (aka the latest reality show from Real Housewives stars Paul Nassif and Terry Dubrow), you’re sorely missing out. The plastic surgeons are taking on cases that many doctors would deem unfixable, in hopes of giving their patients one last chance to live a normal life.
If for some reason you haven’t been watching (or got too caught up in True Blood to tune into this real-life drama), we’re here to recap all the greatest moments from Season 1, Episode 2. And make sure to watch our exclusive after show (video below) for inside scoop from Dr. Nassif himself!
Janice Dickinson, aka “The World’s First Supermodel”
No stranger to plastic surgery, Janice has had a facelift, browlift, breast augmentation, tummy tuck, and fillers. “I’m perfect!” she explains — perfect, that is, except for her breasts.
PROBLEM: Breast implant revision
⇼ Janice was 32 when she got her first implants, undergoing a revision not much later. “Sylvester Stallone paid for those,” she reveals, “so I figured WHY NOT?!” Shortly after the procedure, however, Janice began to notice rippling around the edges of the implant. The look became frequent fodder for bloggers and gossip mags alike.
CONSULTATION: Nassif and Dubrow decide to take on the case
⇼ Janice explains that she’s had her implants for nearly 30 years, and the look on Terry’s face is priceless. (For those not in-the-know, doctors typically recommend getting new implants every 10 to 15 years.) Janice also reveals another, more serious problem: The fact that, as a former addict, she’s concerned about her reaction to the post-op medication.
⇼ Before wrapping up their meeting, Terry asks Janice if she has any single model friends for Paul. “I do think Paul could date a model,” Terry later says. “But if she could see, hear, smell, or has any kind of reasonable personality, I doubt it.” ( Ouch! Are you really gonna take that from him, Dr. Nassif?!)
SURGERY: Janice feels an overwhelming sense of nervousness before the procedure, which is amplified by the fact that she can’t take the kind of anxiety drugs she would have in the past. Once the surgery begins, Terry finds that the implants are gooey from a micro-rupture. The most alarming discovery, though, are two large masses that could potentially be cancerous.
POST SURGERY: At Janice’s check-in, it’s clear she’s having a hard time managing the post-op pain. Terry walks in the room to find that she’s totally out of it and has removed her own dressing and drain, which could lead to a serious infection. Janice starts to cry about the pain and demands to be prescribed the same medication she received at the hospital. “This is classic drug-seeking behavior,” Terry reveals. “I have two major fears with Janice. One: that her narcotic use is going to be out of control and she’s going to be found dead in her bed. And two: she’s going to contaminate her wounds so much that she’s going to develop an infection.” There is one good piece of news, however. The lumps that Terry found weren’t cancer, but merely her body’s reaction to the rupture.
OUTCOME: Janice returns for another check-in, where she reveals she has no recollection of the last week. She’s also worried that she may have broken her sobriety without knowing it. That said, she’s in a much better place and her breasts are healing nicely. Six weeks later, she’s ready to show off her final results at a photoshoot for her skincare line. She’s so happy with her new boobs, she can’t resist taking off her clothes and frolicking naked around the room. (Good to know that some things never change!)
Cheryl explains that she was born in China and abandoned at a very early age, leaving her to feel unwanted and insecure. She paid her first visit to the United States at the age of 13, and immediately became obsessed with looking more caucasian.
PROBLEM: Reversal of Westernized eyes
⇼ Cheryl was 19 when she first had what they call Westernization of the eyes. “I figured, it would increase my chance of getting a boyfriend or getting laid,” she exclaims. She quickly realized, though, that no one was buying the story that she was European. Now, after everything she’s been through, all she wants are her old eyes back.
CONSULTATION: Nassif and Dubrow decide to pass on the case
⇼ Not only did Cheryl go too far with her previous eye surgery, but she also reveals that she’s used black market fillers in her face. “My face looks like s—t! Now I look like monkey’s butt!” she jokes.
⇼ After examining her eyes, the doctors decide it’s best not to perform the procedure. “Any little bit of swelling or scarring after any further eyelid surgery and you’d never be able to close your eyes again,” Dubrow explains. Cheryl says she’s heartbroken, but can’t argue with “safety first.” She goes to leave, but not before asking if either of them are available.
Paul had his nose broken twice growing up, which resulted in it being slightly crooked with a bump on the bridge.
PROBLEM: Nose job revision
⇼ After a few years of living in Los Angeles, Paul decided to get the bump on his nose removed. Unfortunately, the result was nothing like what he wanted. “I knew something was wrong right away,” he reveals. “The surgeon and his assistant removed the cast and they were both kind of like, ‘ Huh.’”
CONSULTATION: Nassif and Dubrow decide to take on the case
⇼ Paul tells the doctors that his nose is much more crooked now than it was before his procedure, yet it affects him in ways far greater than his appearance. Paul says he has difficulty breathing, which ultimately causes migraines that make him unable to play with his daughter. Though Dr. Nassif decides to take on his case, he can only offer a 20% chance that Paul’s headaches will get better.
SURGERY: Paul arrives for surgery with his pregnant wife, who’s about to go to her own doctor’s appointment to learn the sex of their baby. “Wanting to know if it’s a boy or a girl is totally getting me through this day,” Paul says. Following a successful procedure, his wife returns with the good news — they’re having a boy! “Dr. Nassif, we’re naming our boy after you!” Paul says through a haze of medication. (Clearly, not all that flattering given that both of their names are Paul.)
POST SURGERY: It’s finally time for Paul to get the cast off his nose. He looks in the mirror and finally sees the straight, bump-free nose he wanted all along.
OUTCOME: “Thanks to Dr. Nassif, I really am able to be the dad that I wanted to be,” Paul later says. “I haven’t had a single migraine, and now I’m loving every day that I get to spend with my family.”
REALSELF HIGHLIGHT OF THE WEEK:There were plenty of amazing moments in this week’s episode, but one in particular really made us laugh. As Terry talks about the age of Janice’s implants, he can’t resist throwing in a little joke. “When you get your breasts done, you’re really supposed to have them replaced every 10 to 15 years. These implants being from the 70s — who knows? We might take them out, put them on the table, and there might still be streaks of cocaine still on them!”
Watch Botched on E! on Sunday nights at 10 PM ET/PT, following the Kardashians.
To find out more about Beverly Hills facial plastic surgeon Dr. Paul Nassif at spaldingplasticsurgery.com, drpaulnassif.com and rhinoplastyspecialist.com.