Massachusetts residents undergo nose surgeries to enhance or change their appearance, but not many can say they've undergone 24 nose surgeries. An Oklahoma City man didn't need a nose job but wanted to do something for himself. He said it was supposed to be a minor tweak to his slightly asymmetric nostrils. However, seven years and over 20 surgeries later, he has had to address complications like cartilage problems and misplaced skin. The 35-year-old man's nostrils are completely gone. Instead, they've been replaced by a straw that holds open a collapsing tunnel.
The man filed a lawsuit in a Tulsa County District Court against his surgeon on May 31. He accused the surgeon of surgeon malpractice for causing him to be deformed. The lawsuit asks for undisclosed damages in excess of about $75,000. According to the plaintiff, he wasn't always disappointed with the work the cosmetic surgeon preformed. After the original surgery, he developed breathing problems which caused him to return for another surgery.