Most Shocking: Half Cut Woman

9:35pm Friday, September 28 on Prime

Documentary

Controversial cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Robert Ersek, shot to infamy when he performed rhinoplasty on an 11 year-old girl, and has even performed liposuction on himself. In Half Cut Woman, Dr. Ersek is undertaking a unique experiment. He will carry out extensive surgery on a severely overweight patient- but for the first time ever he will operate only on one side of her body at a time, offering viewers a unique opportunity to see the before and after effects of the surgery on the same body. Performing liposuction, a tummy tuck and breast lift, Dr. Ersek will radically change one side of Ruby’s body from shoulder to foot, leaving the other half exactly as it is.

Six weeks later Dr Ersek plans to operate on the other side of Ruby’s body, performing exactly the same procedures again to ensure that both sides match. There are medical reasons behind this decision – by operating on only half of Ruby’s body Dr. Ersek can perform the procedure under local anesthetic and Ruby will be able to lie on the side that has not been operated on, giving her a more comfortable recovery. Will the controversial procedure be a success? Or has Dr Ersek gone too far this time?

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