Woman, 45, who travelled to Tunisia for boob job reveals how her breast exploded in the shower when she got home
Alison Chapman, has received compensation following her 'horrendous and humiliating' ordeal
She is now warning others not to go abroad for cosmetic surgery
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A woman whose breast exploded after she had a boob job in Tunisia has warned others not to travel abroad to go under the knife.
Alison Chapman, 45, said that she has suffered a 'horrendous and humiliating' ordeal after the surgery went wrong. She has now successfully claimed compensation after one of her implants exploded in the shower when she returned home.
She said: 'I took a hot shower to try and relieve the pain and was absolutely horrified when my breast burst open. I couldn't believe what was happening to me.'
Ordeal: Alison Chapman has received compensation after her breast exploded following a boob job in Tunisia
The mother-of-one was rushed to hospital where she underwent surgery to close the wound and fight the infection. She then needed two further operations to replace the implants and repair the scar.
She returned to the clinic for a corrective procedure but this only made matters worse.
'After both operations, the staff seemed more bothered about getting cash from me than providing me with any after-care or support,' she said.
'I was in absolute agony after the second operation and knew something wasn't right, but when I called the clinic for advice no-one could help. It was horrendous.'
After her breast then exploded in the shower, she has had to undergo further procedures in the UK.
She said: 'It's taken three years of reconstructive surgery to repair the wound and reduce the scarring and I now feel more self-conscious than ever before, it's been very humiliating.'
Sandeep Aujla, a specialist in injury abroad cases at Irwin Mitchell solicitors, said that they had secured a five-figure compensation claim from the credit card company that Ms Chapman used to pay for the surgery.
She said: 'Unfortunately, we see many clients who have travelled abroad to undergo surgery and suffered problems.
'The problems suffered by Alison are increasingly common and can have terrible consequences.
'Patients can be left paying out thousands more than private surgery in the UK would cost as a result of a foreign clinic's mistakes.'