Tonight is the premiere of E!’s new series, Botched by Nature, where we’ll watch Drs. Terry Dubrow and Paul Nassif as they take on clients with an array of birth defects. Dubrow recently told People, “Once we started getting these new-level skills and experiences based on three seasons of doing Botched, we realized we could apply these things to problems that were even more extraordinarily difficult.” On the premiere, Dubrow and Nassif hope to give a man named Nate the opportunity to fix the issues he was born with.
Read on to learn more about Nate.
1. He Was Born With a Hole in His Heart
Nate was, according to Mirror, born with a “handful of problems”. The most significant health issues he faced included, “…a cleft foot, a hole in my heart, my eyes were pretty far separated and basically looked like I had two noses.”
According to a recent interview with the Botched stars, the show will feature a number of “amazing folks” who need access to the tools that Terry and Paul have to offer. When asked to discuss their experiences on Botched by Nature, Terry said,
You can only imagine how deep and profound these stories are and at what cost it is to go out there and get in their world and tell them, yes, we think–and the emphasis is on think–we think we can help you, and then to take them on as cases, bring them back to Los Angeles, put them under anesthesia, knowing now we have this personal connection, and what’s at risk from a surgical point of view and a social point of view weighs very, very heavily.
2. He Has an Identical Twin Brother
Nate has an identical twin brother, though it may be a bit difficult to tell– his brother did not have noticeable or physical health issues at birth. Nate’s mother, Becky, told E!, “The first thing that I noticed obviously was the facial abnormalities.”
3. His Surgeries So Far Have Cost Over $2 Million
Nate has had over 21 surgical procedures, which have cost his family more than $2 million. The money doesn’t seem to have been quite worth it though, as none of the surgeries produced results he or his family are happy with. In fact, Nate’s mom says she didn’t notice much of a difference between the way he looked before and after the procedures.
The family hopes that Paul Nassif and Terry Dubrow will be able to rectify the situation. Mirror writes, “Nate and his family have appealed to the Botched By Nature doctors Paul Nassif and Terry Dubrow to see if they’re able to help him after he was left bitterly disappointed by his previous results.”
4. He Was Born With a Cleft Foot
This season, the doctors will encounter an array of people whose issues were results of accidents or genetics, as opposed to plastic surgery, like on the original series, Botched.
Dubrow believes its important to keep himself somewhat distanced from his patients. In an interview with USA Today, he said, “As doctors we learn to keep a distance from [our patients]. Because there’s so much at risk, it’s better to approach treatment from ‘a very sort of objective, neutral place.'” In situations like those on Botched By Nature, however, this has proven difficult for the doctor. “It’s actually impossible to do with Botched By Nature. You had to release yourself as a human being to not only the patient but their entire family.”
5. He Will Appear on the Series Premiere
Nate will be one of the main focuses of the series premiere on August 3. He hopes that Doctors Terry Dubrow and Paul Nassif will finally give him the results he’s been waiting for his entire life.
Dr. Dubrow specializes in a range of plastic surgeries, including facelifts, rhinoplasty, tummy tucks, and breast augmentation. He gained national popularity in 2004, after he appeared on Fox Broadcasting Company’s The Swan. Nassif is a longtime friend of Dubrow, and specializes in facial plastic surgery, namely rhinoplasty. He is also a member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery