An Australian woman ended up with horn-like protrusions on the sides of her forehead after undergoing a fox eye thread lift. Gym receptionist Jessie Carr, 21, underwent a procedure based on a viral TikTok trend in the hopes of looking like Bella Hadid.
Carr, who now calls her botched surgery her “biggest regret,” was left with permanent scarring and protruding skin above her eyebrows that look like tiny horns.
She eventually had the threads removed and decided to share her story as a warning to women who are considering a similar procedure. “Take my experience as a sign not to do it,” she says in her TikTok, which has already received over 20,000 likes.
Dr. Naveen Somia, former president of the Australian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, told News.com.au that the increasing number of young women learning about cosmetic procedures via social media platforms is alarming.
“What they don’t realize is they’re just seeing before-and-after photos on Instagram, not knowing what else went into the consultative process with regards to treating that patient,” he was quoted as saying.