A breast augmentation operation in Toronto has left a 22-year-old Toronto woman with one breast triple its size.
The bizarre case came to light during a disciplinary hearing against the surgeon before the College of Physicians and Surgeons at the weekend.
Testifying against (Dr) Behnaz Yazdanfar, who performed the botched-up procedure last year, the mother of the patient said her daughter paid $7,000 in advance to Yazdanfar's Toronto Cosmetic Clinic to correct her asymmetrical breasts.
In her testimony, the mother said she had advised her daughter against the surgery after learning about the death of a 32-year-old woman after undergoing a liposuction procedure at the same clinic.
"I advised my daughter not to go through with it...But my daughter was concerned about losing her (advance) money,'' the mother has been quoted as saying.
She said her daughter developed tremendous pain immediately after undergoing the procedure.
"She couldn't take it anymore...she couldn't even go to the bathroom alone. She needed help with everything,'' the Toronto Star newspaper quoted her as saying at the hearing.
She said when she examined her daughter she found that one of her breasts had become dramatically enlarged.
She said her daughter grew pale and cold and "fainted'' in her arms. The woman said she rushed her to hospital to be treated by a plastic surgeon.
Twenty-eight other women have also made allegations of mistreatment against the same woman surgeon who botched up this procedure.
She faces ban from her profession if found guilty.