Brooklinn Khoury has opened up about undergoing a $400k surgery one year after she was attacked by a dog which ripped off her upper lip and parts of her nose.
Taking to her YouTube channel, the model revealed that she’d finally found a surgeon who can perform the procedure.
Who is Brooklinn Khoury?
Brooklinn is a model and professional skater who hails from Mission Viejo, California.
She has a YouTube channel with 15,000 subscribers and has gained 74.1k followers on Instagram.
As per Mail Online, Brooklinn was planning to film her first television commercial when she was attacked by a dog while visiting family in Arizona.
As a result of the attack, her upper lip and parts of her nose were ripped off.
Brooklinn opens up about surgery
In a new YouTube video called ‘I’m getting surgery’, Brooklinn opened up about her surgery journey to getting back her smile, which reportedly will cost $400,000.
The model explained that it took her a year to find a doctor who can perform the surgery and added that it will be a long road ahead until she makes full recovery.
“I’m excited to get surgery to begin to heal again and work with this doctor but I’m also really sad to have to stop my life again and kind of heal, and to go through the healing process,” she said in her video.
“I feel like I’m such an active person, so for me to be out for a little bit, it hurts my head mentally. Coming out of the surgery, I am not going to be able to move my mouth at all, so I have to have a feeding tube up my nose.”
Brooklinn explained that the surgery involves cutting her arm in order to take a main artery to supply blood to the new skin of her mouth.
Brooklinn shares sweet message to girlfriend
The model is in a relationship with former Dance Moms star and dancer Chloe Lukasiak.
Earlier in November, Brooklinn shared a sweet post to her girlfriend who put together a special dinner and invited her close family and friends to mark the anniversary of the dog attack.
“On November 3rd it was the 1 year mark for the attack, @chloelukasiak took the time to put together something so special for me on the day that hurt me the most. I can’t even begin to describe what this meant to me, and how much you mean to me. There are no words to describe Y O U. Happy smile day,” Brooklinn wrote in her caption.
In her YouTube video, Brooklinn said that she plans to keep her followers up to date with her surgery journey and thanked them for their support.
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