Botched is the show which will put you off ever having plastic surgery. With the premise of correcting plastic surgery gone wrong, the programme shows some of the most horrific pre-correction work and life-changing after pictures.

Each season, doctors Terry Dubrow and Paul Nassif are faced with the challenge to fix the surgical procedures gone wrong. The patients unveil the behind the scenes details of going under the knife.

Read on to find out more about Botched and whether the patients have to pay for their procedures!

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E!: Does Botched pay for your surgery

  • Dr Dubrow explained that the show helps patients out with the costs, and as every patient gets paid for filming Botched, they then put that toward the doctor’s fee.

“The patients on Botched get an appearance fee and their costs are handled by the show,” he noted“The difference between Season 6 and the other seasons is it took me more than one surgery on several of the patients to get them fixed. In fact, they were so difficult and high risk, that I actually had to make them worse before I could make them better. That journey sometimes needs two or three more surgeries. We show that this season.”

Dr Dubrow explained that many patients don’t necessarily expect that there needs to be so many correction procedures, everything can’t just be fixed in one sitting.

“If you think about surgery in general, you understand that if a patient comes in to have a disease removed from their body, that you can remove it, send them to the hospital, and they can get very sick before they get better. That’s understood, or even expected.” 

Price of procedures revealed!

Dr. Dubrow explained, on Botched they can be working on several body parts at once, and often using very expensive materials, which also cost a lot. “So the procedure, revisional surgery of the type we do, would vary between $30,000 to probably $90,000 or $100,000,” he advised. 

If you’re wanting to be on the show you have to be over 21, the surgeons recommend being realistic with what you ask for because Instagram is not real and these edited selfies and airbrushed bodies are not realistic for surgical procedures. “We’re not operating on selfies. We’re not operating on photos. We’re operating on you in the mirror and you in real life,” advised Dr Dubrow.

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Darcy Rafter
Darcy Rafter

Darcy is an experienced journalist passionate about celebrity culture and entertainment. After gaining a degree in Media and Communications at Goldsmiths University she has also become a social media specialist, always keeping informed on the latest trends. With almost five years of experience in media, her expertise is analysing platforms such as Instagram, Twitter and TikTok. When she's not tracking the latest trending content, she’s watching films and eating lots of chocolate.

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