Unrecognizable and in obvious pain, Palm Beach Daily News gossip columnist Shannon Donnelly is seen recovering from emergency surgery at Good Samaritan Medical Center on these 2009 photos obtained by Gossip Extra.
The surgery was allegedly to repair damaged caused during Donnelly’s facelift, performed by Dr. Frank Catalfumo in his Palm Beach office.
She called him “a butcher.”
Donnelly, 57, is suing Catalfumo for malpractice. The trial is scheduled for early next year and is expected to star a slew of Palm Beach characters, including Joyce Reingold, Donnelly’s boss at The Shiny Sheet, and Layne Nisenbaum, high society’s dermatologist.
According to the lawsuit uncovered by Gossip Extra, Donnelly had fractional CO2 laser treatment done to resurface her skin.
Then came liposuction, followed by platysmaplasty (surgery to get rid of turkey wattle neck, according to MedicineNet.com) and a “Lifestyle Lift,” a non-invasive procedure to tighten the skin and fill up deep wrinkles.
At one point, however, the lawsuit claims Catalfumo severed a vein, which cause serious internal bleeding. Donnelly was sent home to recover but within hours was rushed to Good Sam for the emergency surgery.
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