Botched Season 1: How Is Charlotte Olhausen Doing After Fixing Her “Grandma Boobs?” — EXCLUSIVE
Jager Weatherby on 14 Jul 2014 at 8:30am
Charlotte Olhausen got her first breast augmentation at the age of 17, taking her naturally small breasts to a body-proportionate C. She later decided to get a revision in order to correct the sagging that came with having kids but as we saw on Sunday night's episode of Botched, it didn’t go as planned.
Having put too much trust in the doctor who performed her revision, Charlotte left the procedure with implants that were twice the size of what she wanted. “Within the first couple of days, I started noticing rippling and changing of the shape,” she explained. “I'm 29 years old and I feel like I have grandma boobs."
On top of being uncomfortable and having to wear multiple sports bras at one time, Charlotte worried she wouldn’t be able to wear her strapless bridesmaid dress in her sister-in-law’s upcoming wedding. Thankfully, Dr. Terry Dubrow was there to save the day, not only fixing Charlotte’s breasts, but giving her a brand new confident attitude.
RealSelf recently caught up with the Botched star to find out how she’s doing following her breast implant revision, as well as get some inside scoop about Dr. Dubrow!
RealSelf: You look so great! How are you doing post-Botched?
Charlotte Olhausen: I am doing great post-Botched! I’m finally back to my old self. I was so insecure having boobs that were that large and saggy. And with one upside-down — what a nightmare! I ran in my oldest son’s jogathon and have been riding horses with my youngest son. I can workout with one sports bra, not four or five, and my back pain is almost all gone! I feel GREAT!
RS: What's the list of things you would recommend a friend or loved one should ask BEFORE going under the knife? What have you learned since your revision?
CO: Ask to see recent before and after pictures of patients, and if there’s a chance to talk to a few patients that have had the same procedure. Talk about your surgery goals. Make sure the result you want is realistic and that you and the surgeon are on the same page. Do as much research as possible. I wish I would have looked up reviews and took that into consideration. If any of your friends or family have had surgery, ask who their surgeon was and if they’re happy. Just because a friend/family member got something done, it doesn't mean they’re happy or have the results they wanted. I tried to hide my problem in every way possible and didn't want anyone to know how bad it really was.
RS: What advice would you give women on telling (or not telling) their friends and family?
CO: If you are comfortable telling them, then tell them. But, like in my case, just because you tell them, it doesnt mean they’re going to have the reaction you want them to have or act and feel the way you think they would or should.
RS: Did you ever talk to to your mother-in-law Dona or sister-in-law Lindsey about making fun of you? Do you regret telling them? How many people did you tell or did you feel like you needed to tell?
CO: I haven’t talked to Dona or Lindsey. I'm sure there will be an elephant in the room [after the episode airs] and honestly, I don't know what I would say to them. There is actually a part of me that does regret telling them. This was so emotional for me. Not only were my boobs messed up, but with filming and dress shopping for Lindsey's wedding, my anxiety was at an all-time high! I thought telling them they would be supportive, caring, and understanding.
I told my family (my mom, my dad, and my brother) only because I thought that if there was a chance I could be on TV, I wanted to get the OK from them. My girlfriend Kara was by my side the whole way or at least a phone call away. I would call her crying and venting and she would come over after work to hang out with me. My other girlfriend, Holly, even went to my Botched doctor appointments with me and was there for all of it. And of course my husband knew, as did Lindsey’s bridal party.
I was so mad at the doctor that botched me. I felt like the whole world should know, but I only told the people I felt needed to know.
RS: What's Dr. Dubrow really like? Do you have funny behind-the-scenes scoop you can share?
CO: Dr. Dubrow is amazing. He went above and beyond for me! He is caring, super funny, and the best Doctor EVER! I thought that after surgery it would be, “OK, great. You’re done. See you later. Have a nice life.” Boy, was I wrong. He cares about his patients so much and wants them to be happy and have great results. I still go in for follow-ups and I have a scar revision at the end of the summer.”
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