A mum flew to Turkey for a Brazilian bum lift at a clinic promoted by Katie Price – and almost died from sepsis .
Katrina Harrison, 33, was left in crippling pain after her nightmare “VIP” treatment.
Mum-of-one Katrina chose Comfort Zone Cosmetic Surgery clinic in Istanbul after model Katie, 41, revealed she went there for a bum lift, liposuction and facelift.
Beautician Katrina paid £3,000 for a bum lift – where fat is extracted from the tum and inserted into the hips and buttocks. Her experience was anything but uplifting.
She said: “It was agony. I knew I’d made a terrible mistake. I was so scared, I thought, ‘What have I done? Am I going to leave my son without a mother’?
“I was shaking uncontrollably, in pain, was bleeding and leaking fluid, but kept being told it was all normal.”
Katrina flew home after four days but ended up in hospital for nine days after collapsing at Manchester airport.
She claims medics found post-op sepsis that could have killed her “in an hour”. The condition leads to organ failure and claims 52,000 lives a year in the UK.
Katrina went on: “I felt freezing cold, but my stomach was so hot you could have cooked an egg on it. I couldn’t stop being sick.
“A nurse told me if I had waited just one hour longer to call an ambulance, I would be dead. The operation had caused stomas – pockets of fluid – in my stomach. They’d become infected. I really felt like I was dying.”
Katrina, from Warrington, Cheshire, had been picked up by limo in Turkey and taken to a villa three weeks ago.
But, she claims, that’s where the VIP treatment ended. Next day she was taken to a clinic.
She explained: “I was sucked in by seeing pictures of celebrities and the ‘before’ and ‘after’ pictures. It all sounded great.
“But the whole experience was horrific. I almost died. I was put in a basement room and told not to eat. No one spoke English and I started to feel afraid and alone.
“They asked me to sign lots of forms, but I didn’t have a clue what I was signing.”
Katrina contacted the clinic after being admitted to hospital in the UK.
In one WhatsApp reply she says she was told to “please calm down”. Staff later wrote: “We are so sorry. We hope you will be fine.”
Representatives for Comfort Zone Cosmetic Surgery said: “Complications can happen. This has all been written on the hospital forms in English, so everybody knows what they are signed up to.
“We give patients great importance. We don’t just leave them high and dry after they have faced such a complication. We offer the opportunities to receive treatment in the best hospitals in Istanbul.
“If she needs help in any way, we are ready to help her. We told her.”
Katrina says she has yet to be offered any help from the company.