A nurse says she did her research before she chose her cosmetic surgeon, but she claims her so-called Brazilian butt lift left her paralyzed.
Rolanda Hutton, a 44-year old registered nurse, said the cosmetic surgery in January 2017 left her unable to walk.
"I woke up and I said, ‘I can't feel my legs and feet,’ and they said, oh well it's the anesthesia, it may take 24 hours for it to get out of your system," Hutton said. "Through the night, I woke up the next morning and I still couldn't feel my legs or feet.”
Hutton and her husband are suing local surgeon Sameer Jejurikar, the Dallas Plastic Surgery Institute and a separate company that handled her post-operative care.
"I want other women to see what can happen. When I went in to do this, I researched the doctor,” Hutton said.
Hutton is alleging Jejurikar injected too much fat into muscle that compressed her sciatic nerve. It’s a serious complication that, according to Hutton's attorney, could've been surgically corrected within in window of 8 to 12 hours.
"Instead of immediately sending her to a hospital and requesting a qualified surgeon who could do the decompression, they kept her in the post-operative luxury hotel,” said attorney Les Weisbrod.
Meantime, Hutton says she hopes to inform others through her plight.
"I'm 44 years old. I didn't do this to be a video vixen or anything like that. I went in for a slight enhancement,” Hutton said. “I wasn't trying to alter my body too extreme. But a lot of younger people or my age are doing things that may cause more complications and they're younger and they're lives will change forever."