Everything happens for a reason.
On today’s episode of Botched, which aired July 13, Dr. Terry Dubrow undeniably saves the life of a patient after an incomplete double mastectomy. Shannah tested positive for the BRCA-2 gene in 2014, but her “breast reconstruction needs reconstruction,” she says.
“They just don’t look like a row of breasts,” Shannah explained of her “deformed” bust. She was inspired to get tested after her father developed Paget’s cancer, a male form of breast cancer that starts on the outer nipple. Shannah received her double mastectomy and breast reconstruction in September 2014; her father died later that year.
“I’m just thinking about this whole trip and it’s not a fun trip,” Shannah mused. “My dad literally saved my life and if he didn’t have breast cancer I wouldn’t be here. Literally.”
However, their gel-silicone implants and “tattooed on” new nipples are deformed over time. “I just thought this was just a reconstruction,” Shannah continued. “It won’t be perfect.”