Actress Tawney Kitaen is seeking the help of Botched surgeons Dr. Terry Dubrow and Dr. Paul Nassif after a surgery left her breast implants hanging “down to the bottom of my rib cage.” The former 1980s vixen — who infamously starred in Whitesnake’s “Here I Go Again” video — initially wanted larger breasts to help her self-confidence. In a new clip from tonight’s episode, the 56-year-old said, “It must have been something inside myself when I wasn’t feeling secure enough about myself,” Tawney explained. “I thought this will take care of the problem.”
However, when doctors performed the first surgery, they gave her a larger size than she initially wanted. When she asked if they could be replaced with a smaller size, the doctors took advantage of her. “When I was under, the doctors took the liberty of putting in the size that they felt was going to suit me,” she said. “And then it gets worse. So I go back to the doctors and say, ‘Look, they’re too big,’ [and they say] ‘Great, we’ll take them out and make your implants smaller.’ Within six months, the implants started slipping through the mesh, and now the implants are down to the bottom of my rib cage.”
Dave Coverdale of Whitesnake and Tawney attend the ‘Big’ Century City Premiere on May 31, 1988.
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Today, she wants them out completely. “There is truly a lot hanging on this exam,” Tawney said. “Me getting my life back, me getting back into life, me being happy. If Dr. Dubrow throws his hands in the air right now, I’d be absolutely devastated.”
Yet Dr. Dubrow is willing to do whatever it takes to help her — and commends her for wanting to remove them in an industry so focused on youth and beauty. He said, “It’s unusual for an actress/entertainment-type person to not want to have implants anymore, but after a certain amount of time, you’re fed up with implants and the complications associated with them. So I applaud Tawny for wanting to get rid of them.”
Botched airs Thursdays at 9 p.m. EST on E!