Model, 22, who had her top lip ripped off by a dog undergoes $400K surgery

A model who had her top lip ripped off by a pit bull in a horrific attack has undergone ground-breaking, $400,000 surgery to try to restore her smile.

Before the incident, Brooklinn Khoury, 22, from Mission Viejo, California, was working hard on her rising modelling career. The skateboarder-turned-influencer was even gearing up to film her first ever television commercial, when suddenly, everything changed.

Brooklyn’s face was dramatically altered on November 3, 2020, when she was attacked by a relative’s dog while visiting family in Arizona. She said the animal ‘was shaking her head like a toy,’ and ultimately ripped off her entire upper lip and parts of her nose.

Now, the 22-year-old has undergone life-changing surgery – which she admitted she had ‘very mixed feelings’ about before hand, due to the long and strenuous healing process.

She revealed in a YouTube video posted just days before going under the knife that after the surgery, she will have to have a feeding tube put up her nose since she wasn’t going to be able to move her mouth at all.

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