A Russian woman killed herself and her son because her husband wouldn’t stop “oinking” at her following a botched nose surgery. Anna Ozhigova believed that the nose job only made her nostrils oversized, and her husband’s relentless insults made her even more depressed.
This eventually led to the breakdown of their marriage and fearing that her husband would have sole custody of their 8-year-old son, the 33-year-old mother jumped from her parents’ ninth-floor apartment while clutching the boy.
According to the Mirror, Anna left a note that detailed her reasons for the suicide. Prior to her decision, she had already written to a friend about her woes. She said that the surgeon persuaded her to undergo the surgery because her nose “didn’t suit” her face. The surgeon assured her that he would only alter “just one millimeter.” The change appeared to be drastic.
“I can’t smile. My nostrils are now as big as if I was a pig, and moving apart,” Anna wrote. “My smile is now a frown because he removed muscles above my lip and changed something. My husband is oinking when he sees me.”
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She told the friend that she couldn’t accept the fact that she would live like that forever. Anna said that she would go to a psychologist, but it remains unknown if she indeed pushed through with the plan. The friend claims that Anna is terrified that her son would be taken away from her. The suicide note detailed that she only “wanted happiness, kindness, and peace” for the child but that “he’s growing up in anger.”
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It isn’t the first time someone has committed suicide because of cosmetic surgeries that have gone awry. In 2013, a former teacher, described by her husband as a “bright, beautiful woman,” did the unthinkable after a simple mole removal treatment at a top cosmetic surgery clinic in Britain.
The Express reported that Victoria Meppen-Walter was found dead with a suicide letter claiming that the surgery left her in severe pain. She even asked her husband to indicate on her headstone that the botched procedure was the reason for her death in order to warn others.
“I would have stayed with you much longer had it not been for that evil man in a private hospital,” her letter read.
The husband also found out that Victoria had written a letter to Swiss clinic Dignitas, which was known for its provision of assisted suicides. In the letter addressed to the clinic’s founder, Victoria talked about the “regular stabbing pain” she had to endure which made living normally impossible.
Victoria’s husband said that the operation only lasted 25 minutes. However, when the scar healed, Victoria started to talk about facial pains.
“She said she was in a lot of pain. She described it as a burning sensation on her face and neck and she would sit there with her head in her hands and her eyes closed. As time went on she became more and more determined to get back at the doctor. She would say ‘I’m going to get that b*****d. He has wrecked my face.'”
Several researchers claim that women who go under the knife are exposed to a higher risk of committing suicide. According to the studies, surgeries do not always lead to satisfaction, which could cause disappointment and self-loathing. Some patients also find themselves caught in a spiral of surgery because of unrealistic expectations.
Many surgeons have started to conduct in-depth interviews with the patients wanting to undergo surgeries. The interviews are done in an attempt to detect personality disorders that may only be worsened by surgeries.
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