LOS ANGELES (KTLA) -- A 40-year-old Los Angeles woman is making national headlines after a botched breast implant surgery left her with a "uniboob," it was reported Tuesday.
Dinora Rodriguez, a stay-at-home mother, wanted to swap out a pair of leaking breast implants for new ones a few years ago, so she went to a doctor who was referred to her by a friend, MSNBC is reporting.
Rodriguez says after the surgery, she was left what looked like "one big breast" instead of two and had a lot of pain.
Dr. Anthony Youn, a board-certified plastic surgeon in Troy, Mich., says Rodriguez's surgeon left her with a bad case of symmastia, or "a uniboob."
"It's where the implant pockets are connected in the middle -- and they definitely shouldn't be," Youn told MSNBC.
Rodriguez says she later discovered her surgeon was not board-certified.
He also reportedly operated on a scar near her eyes without her permission, giving her an unwanted eye lift and preventing her from completely shutting her eyes.
The doctor's identity has not been disclosed.
Rodriguez later sued and the case was resolved by Los Angeles Superior Court.
Experts say you should shop around when choosing a plastic surgeon, and check their credentials. Most importantly, make sure they are board certified.
Rodriguez had her implants fixed by a board-certified reconstructive surgeon. She tells MSNBC that her eyes are still a "mess."
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Woman Left with 'Uniboob' After Botched Breast Implant Surgery
The doctor was not board certified.
Dinora Rodriguez (Handout Photo)
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