BOTCHED Plastic Surgery repaired by Dr. Franklin Rose Friday on CH 2

International Plastic Surgery, is it Safe? Many Americans Are Heading to Mexico for Cut-Rate Lipo, Face-Lifts and Breast Augmentation. But Buyers Beware: Some Find Good Deals—and Some Find Less than what they Bargained For

See Linda’s story featured as on KPRC Friday, April 24th at 10pm with Health Reporter Haley Hernandez on Channel 2 in Houston. 

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HOUSTON, TX; April 24, 2015 – For most, a trip to an tropical international destination is a great time to relax, unwind, catch up on rest and sip on fruity drinks with umbrellas.

But a growing number of Americans are partaking in a trend known as medical tourism or makeover travel, where they fly or drive across the border for inexpensive cosmetic surgery. There’s no insurance involved and it’s cheap. Several years ago, Houstonian Linda R. traveled to Tijuana, Mexico for a face lift.

According to Linda, during her initial consultation, the doctor assured her he would give her the look she wanted.

“I wanted a little bit of a lift, and the doctor said, ‘I know what you need,'” said Linda.

The results were not what she had bargained for, leaving her with improperly placed cheek implants permanently screwed into place along with tell-tale unsightly scarring to her face.

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Houston Plastic Surgeon Dr. Franklin Rose recently performed Juvederm injections to correct the asymmetry caused by improperly placed cheek implants that Linda received while on surgical holiday in Mexico.
Dr. Rose and camera crew filming BOTCHED plastic surgery repair for channel 2

Dr. Rose and camera crew filming plastic surgery repair for channel 2

Linda found out the hard way — cheaper isn’t always better.

“When I woke up, I had these cheek implants. Oh my God, I did not ask for the cheek implants. I was stunned, shaken by whole event and started crying,” she said.

Her left cheek implant has now moved down her face and a consultation back in Houston revealed the implants were actually screwed in.

Pointing to her cheeks, she said, “This one is higher and this one’s lower. This is where the tops are. That’s how far down it went.”

The facelift, the reason Linda originally went to Mexico, was botched as well.

“You can see her scars actually are very thick,” said renowned Houston plastic surgeon Dr. Franklin Rose.

Rose said each year at least six or seven patients come in to fix their botched surgeries done in another country.

“I’ve seen some very troublesome, really botched disastrous results. I’ve seen breast implants extruding through the skin with holes,” said Rose.

The American Society of Plastic Surgery warns there are serious risks to international surgery. The group said it’s difficult to verify the training and credentials of surgeons performing the procedures, and not all facilities meet the same safety standards we’re accustomed to in the U.S.

Rose said patients are best served by a board certified plastic surgeon. He said with international surgery, the risks get higher and eventually outweigh the cost savings.

“In an office suite somewhere in Latin America, you just have no idea about the equipment, about the sterility, about anything,” said Rose. “They might go to Latin America and they might get away with something and it might be an OK result, but why tempt fate?”

Linda had her botched cheek implants corrected by Rose. She might’ve been trying to save money on the facelift, but she still had to pay to get the surgery corrected.

As a warning to other women, all Linda said is, “I’ve always regretted it to this day.”

If you are shopping for a plastic surgeon in the U.S., verify that they are certified in the specialty by the The American Board of Plastic Surgery.

See Linda before, during, and after correction of her BOTCHED plastic surgery as featured on KPRC with Health Reporter Haley Hernandez and Dr. Franklin Rose on Channel 2  as aired in Houston – Friday, April 24th at 10pm. Review the original story in it’s entirety:


Biggest Natural Breasts in America – Woman has 36NNN Breast Reduction by Dr. Franklin Rose

See Kerisha's incredible transformation before and after plastic surgery video as seen on the hit TV show "The Doctors"

See Kerisha’s incredible transformation before and after plastic surgery video as seen on the hit TV show “The Doctors”

See Kerisha’s incredible transformation before and after plastic surgery video as seen on the hit TV show “The Doctors”

Woman with the “Biggest Natural Breasts in America” had Significant Breast Reduction Surgery by Dr. Franklin Rose – Dr. Rose says it was the largest breast reduction procedure in his 30+ years of practice in Houston, Texas

Biggest Breast Reduction in America by DrFranklinRose

HOUSTON, TX; November 2014 – Kerisha Mark, a Houston woman with the “Biggest Natural Breasts in America” with a bra size of 36NNN (triple N) had a significant breast reduction surgery with over 20lbs removed recently by Dr. Franklin Rose – Dr. Rose says it was the largest breast reduction procedure in his over thirty years of practice in Houston, Texas.  See Kerisha’s story before, during, and after surgery and HER BIG REVEAL after breast reduction surgery on ABC –  with Emmy award-winning reporter Christine Dobbyn on ABC 13 KTRK Eyewitness News Houston as featured on THURSDAY, November 6th at 10PM.

See Kerisha before, during, and after breast reduction surgery video

See Kerisha before, during, and after breast reduction surgery video

From ABC HOUSTON (KTRK) — “Houston’s most renowned plastic surgeon recently performed one of the biggest breast reductions he has ever done.

Kerisha Mark suffers from a medical condition that gave her a 36NNN bust size and all of the pain, embarrassment, and physical hardships that went along with it.

ABC cameras went inside the operating room as Mark celebrated her 40th birthday with a life-altering operation and had more than 15 pounds of tissue removed.

“I was like, happy birthday to me!” Mark said.

See Kerisha's before and after plastic surgery photos on

See Kerisha's story as featured on

See Kerisha’s story as featured on

She wants to be known for the woman she is, a wife, mother, and school social worker, not the extremely large chest that has prompted stares and whispers since high school.

“My first time at boot camp, I did a jumping jack and my bra snapped,” Mark said.

Mark is an extreme case for Dr. Franklin Rose. As her natural breasts grew larger the emotional and physical effects began taking a toll.

“I started to have really bad heachaches. Women and men want to touch them to see if they are real. It’s real intimidating,” Mark said.

After much prayer, she went to renowned Houston plastic surgeon Dr. Franklin Rose. Rose says he hasn’t seen anything like it in his 30 years of practice.

“She is among the largest, if not the largest patients for breast reduction,” Rose said. “This indention she has from constant dragging and pulling.”

“Nobody could support this additional weight,” Rose said. “She would have ended up almost a hunchback given 30 more years.”

Photo of patient following breast reduction surgery Photography by Debbie Porter

Not long into recovery, the wife and mother realized she had become a new woman. “When I stood up for the first time I felt so light.” Mark said.

She also experienced emotions she didn’t anticipate. “After I got home I did cry. It was like I mourned the death of them, it was like a divorce,” Mark said.

But a door opened to many firsts. She was able to shop for a new wardrobe. Next summer she’ll be able to wear a swimsuit for the first time. “My first thing on the agenda is to purchase a beautiful bra and second is to buy a strapless dress,” Mark said.

She looks forward to a life full of adventures. “Live my life to the fullest without restrictions,” she said.” Read more via ABC:


Read about Kerisha’s before and after breast reduction surgery via the Washington Post

Via the Washington Post: “Sometimes the pain would shoot through her chest without warning — a sharp, debilitating burn so excruciating that Kerisha Mark was convinced she was having a heart attack.

Other times, it started in her shoulders before crawling up the nerves in her neck and settling inside her head, where it would blossom into a full-blown migraine that could last for days.

Each time Mark ended up in the emergency room, doctors told the 40-year-old high school social worker from Beaumont, Tex., the same thing: She wasn’t having a heart attack and, no, she didn’t have a brain tumor, either.

The problem was her breasts.

More specifically, their size. Mark had always had an exceptionally large bust, she said, but by her late 30s, her chest had ballooned to size 36NNN. “I could not run or jump or work out at all,” she told The Post. “I was very limited in a lot of things I could do. I mean, you can’t find a sports bra that size anyway.”

Mark said that she began using duct tape to hold them in place.

Read about Kerisha in Cosmo:

Photo of patient following breast reduction surgery Photography by Debbie Porter

Photo of patient following breast reduction surgery Photography by Debbie Porter

After several years of reluctantly considering surgery, Mark decided to get a breast reduction from Franklin Rose, a well-known plastic surgeon based in Houston. Rose told The Post that he couldn’t recall seeing a patient with larger breasts in almost 35 years of work as a plastic surgeon.

“The breasts really hung down to her hips and were essentially like carrying around three basketballs at all times because they were so large,” he said. “When we went into the exam room — I don’t know if I would use this word ‘shocking,’ but it was certainly startling to see breasts of that magnitude.”

Fortunately, Rose said, breast reduction surgery is largely the same regardless of the patient’s breast size, though he was forced to bring in a second assistant to facilitate the four-hour surgery in September, just days after Mark’s 40th birthday.

“The challenge is not so much what you remove, but what you leave behind to make a pretty breast,” Rose said. “We left her with a nice full DD that she was very happy with.”

Left untreated, he added, Mark may have developed degenerative kyphosis, a condition in which a person’s spine curves forward, forming a hump or “hunchback.”

More than a month after her surgery —  Mark said she’s feeling much better and that her symptoms have disappeared. In addition to losing weight from her breast reduction, she’s dropped another 10 pounds in recent weeks.

She plans to start exercising again. She is also picking out a new wardrobe, she said, and is excited about purchasing her first bathing suit in two decades.”

“Getting my breasts reduced was like a divorce,” she said. “And like a bad relationship, you don’t always realize how bad things were until it’s over.” Read more by Peter Holley via the Washington Post:

Dr. Franklin Rose’s Breast Reduction patient as featured in the Daily Mail UK

Dr. Rose states that this was the largest breast reduction he has performed thus far in his over 30+ years of practicing medicine in Houston, Texas encompassing over 3,000+ breast reduction surgeries. Dr. Rose removed over 20 pounds of breast tissue during her necessary breast reduction procedure that took place on September 26th, 2014.

Breast reduction surgery, a sometimes medically necessary procedure is becoming more popular every year, (according to reports from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)) Dr. Rose notes that these were the largest breasts he has seen so far in his over thirty-year career. 

Kerisha Mark, 39, says having her breast reduction procedure before turning 40 years old, was something she has wanted to do for most of her adult life.  Upon approaching age 40, Kerisha noticed a marked increase in pain and discomfort caused by her large breasts that had not been as noticeable in her twenties. Kerisha reports a significant increase in the amount of muscle pain, headaches, and nerve damage due to her large and heavy size 36NNN breasts.  A recent doctor’s examination revealed bulging discs in her neck and damage to her neck similar to those who have been involved in a motor vehicle accident.

Says Kerisha: “I often get a lot of unwanted attention, stares and questions about my large breasts from complete strangers, both males AND females; who ask me: Where did you get those? Are they real? Do they hurt? And so on. I realize that many women pay for this type of attention and enjoy it but this unwanted attention has always made me feel awkward and uncomfortable and has taken a negative toll on my psyche.”

I am really looking forward to enjoying wearing normal sized bathing suits and clothing- which up until now I have had to have tailored by a seamstress along with an improved sense of well being and other benefits and improvements to my life that I feel this surgery by Dr. Rose will bring to me.”

Breast reduction surgery, also known as reduction mammaplasty, removes excess breast fat, glandular tissue and skin to achieve a breast size in proportion with the body and to alleviate the discomfort often associated with overly large breasts and has proven to have both physical as well psychological benefits for many. While this sometimes medically necessary procedure becomes more popular every year, (according to reports from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)) Dr. Rose notes that these were the largest breasts he has seen so far in his thirty-year career.

Dr. Franklin Rose, recently named “The Michelangelo of Plastic Surgery” by Houstonia Magazine is not only renown throughout his celebrated career as the doctor for Hollywood starlets and reality TV stars– he also performs many necessary breast revision and necessary breast reconstructive surgery for uninsured cancer survivors via the Holly Rose Ribbon Foundation and other medically necessary surgeries to improve the quality of life for of his patients.

Noted Houston Plastic Surgeon Dr. Franklin Rose performed breast reduction surgery on Kerisha to remove approximately 25 pounds of breast tissue on September 26th, 2014.

Photography by Debbie Porter