A woman who was born with a conjoined twin attached to her bum was left with a deformity she says has stopped her from ever having an intimate relationship.
Addie, 35, has revealed that she has been left feeling ‘incomplete’ due to the scarring – and she desperately wanted surgery to fix it.
Appearing on the show Botched By Nature, she was introduced to Dr. Dubrow and Dr. Nassif, who hoped to fix her problem.
Her mum, speaking about how she didn’t know Addie was a conjoined twin until she was born, said:
I had an ultrasound and they didn’t see it. They just saw the one, healthy baby.
They told me that it was a Siamese twin. But I never got to see it because they always kept it wrapped. They wouldn’t let me see it.
Addie stated that she has grown up feeling ‘incomplete’ and without confidence.
When I got dressed for PE, the girls knew it. They noticed me. They started teasing me and started calling me hurtful names.
The reason I’m so shy is because the bullying caused me to isolate myself from everyone. I didn’t want to get hurt anymore.
I’ve never really had a social life and when I dated it was more like a friendship. It was never an intimate relationship.
I’m tired of people talking about me.
Luckily, doctors were able to fix the scarring. And the results were astounding.
Here are the before and after photos:
My condition held me back with dating, getting married and having children. But by having surgery I’ve put that all behind me and I finally feel good about myself and I want to celebrate that with my friends and family.
What an amazing transformation. Here’s to hoping she now feels confident enough to be in a relationship.