Girl went to get her eyelashes done only for entire EYELID to be TORN OFF by lash technician’s dog
A birthday girl went to get her eyelashes done for her party – only for her entire eyelid to be torn off by the lash technician’s chihuahua.
Kelsey Salmon, 23, from Atlanta, Georgia, had been stroking the dog while getting the beauty treatment done before it lunged at her in an unprovoked attack.
Horrifying photos show Kelsey’s entire eyelid torn off, still with her brand new extensions still attached.
She ended up spending her birthday waiting hours in the hospital before she underwent emergency surgery to reattach the flesh.
A birthday girl went to get her eyelashes done for her party – only for her entire EYELID to be TORN OFF by the lash technician’s chihuahua (pictured with her pet Scooby before the incident)
Her eye was sewn shut for 10 days and will take up to a year to fully heal.
Kelsey said: ‘It took place at the girl’s apartment, and this was the first time I’d ever met her. The living room was empty, aside from a lash bed in the middle of the room.
‘I lay down to get started, and I could hear the dog barking in her room. This chihuahua runs in and jumps up on the bed. I start petting him, everything’s fine.
‘Eventually, she’s finished with the lashes and I sit up. The dog’s sitting on the floor, I look down at him and he’s just staring at me.
‘Then, out of nowhere – it happened so fast that I didn’t have time to pull back – he jumped up, bit me in the face and broke my eyelid off.’
Kelsey Salmon, 23, from Atlanta, Georgia, had been stroking the dog while getting the beauty treatment done before it lunged at her in an unprovoked attack. She needed two hours of surgery to reattach her eyelid
Kelsey’s eyelid was reattached but has been left bruised and dark while she’s healing from the procedure
The sales development representative said there was blood ‘everywhere’ and her ‘eyelid was on the floor’.
She added: ‘I’m so lucky he didn’t grab onto my actual eye because that could have been a thousand times worse.
‘I was bawling my eyes out, she gave me a dirty blanket off the floor to stop my bleeding. She’s calling the ambulance; I’m calling my mother to meet me at the hospital.
‘When I got to the hospital, I ended up waiting for like seven hours. They didn’t have any ocular plastic surgeons at this hospital.
Kelsey said doctors were ‘unchartered territory’ when trying to reattach her eyelid because none of them had ever seen a full one come off before
She was eventually taken to another hospital before going into surgery on May 29, a process which took two hours
‘My paramedics had wrapped up my eyelid in gauze and put it on ice. The nurse felt adamant that nothing could be done.’
She was eventually taken to another hospital before going into surgery on May 29, a process which took two hours.
Kelsey’s eyelid is recovering well but could take up to a year to fully heal.
Kelsey said: ‘They honestly didn’t think the eyelid was going to take, because none of the doctors or nurses I spoke to had seen a full eyelid come off.
‘They were in uncharted territory. They were hopeful but the odds were against me.
Her eyelid will take up to a year to fully heal, and is currently stitched up with dissolvable stitches meaning that it should open eventually
Kelsey had been hoping to head on a trip to Hawaii to celebrate her birthday, which was given the go-ahead, as her surgery went better than expected
‘I now take antibiotic drops four times a day, and I also put on a prescription gel four times a day – just to keep it moist.
‘They wanted my eye to be able to breathe during the day, but at night I’m wearing a metal eyepatch with holes.
‘At the moment, my eye is all stitched up with dissolvable stitches. It should open eventually.’
She said that doctors were ‘shocked’ her eye had healed because the procedure ‘shouldn’t have worked’.
Kelsey had been hoping to head on a trip to Hawaii to celebrate her birthday, which was given the go-ahead.
She added: ‘But even whilst I was on holiday, I was advised to go see a doctor by my surgeon back home. She thought the eyelid looked super dark.