A seven-year-old mother who was in incredible pain after a tummy tuck in Turkey was told that the botched surgeon had left the scissors inside.
Nurcihan Ogmen, 61, from Aydin Province in southwestern Turkey, was told by the surgeon after the operation in a private hospital in Kusadasi on March 5 that the pain was normal.
Local news agency AHaber said excess skin on Nurcihan’s belly was removed by the surgeon, identified by the initials L.A., in an operation that lasted nearly five hours before she was discharged the following day.
But she went back to the paramedic after a swelling developed on her stomach and she was in severe pain.
The surgeon allegedly told Nurcihan that this was normal and would pass.
She later went to Soke State Hospital with her husband, Kubdettin Ogmen, as symptoms persisted for two months.
At this point, an X-ray showed that Nurcihan still had scissors in his stomach.
She returned to her original LA surgeon, who removed the scissors during a two-hour operation.
Nurcihan said, “After the operation, my pain got worse.
“It got so bad that I went to check-ups almost every week. The doctor didn’t believe me and sent me away saying that I just had to be patient.
“Every time he released me, he wasn’t interested in listening to me at all. I couldn’t explain the incredible pain I put into him.
“I still feel the pain. I still haven’t fully recovered.”
Nurcihan has filed a complaint with the local authorities about the surgeon along with the hospital administration and other medical staff involved in the operation.
Hospital officials and the surgeon did not comment.