Brooklinn Khoury, a well-known influencer who rose to prominence following a harrowing dog attack back in 2020, has been chronicling her journey to recovery on various social media platforms. With an impressive following of over 450,000 on Instagram, Khoury has garnered significant support and has also shared her inspiring story through vlogs on her YouTube channel, becoming a beacon of motivation for countless individuals to never abandon their aspirations.
The trajectory of this woman’s life was forever altered in the blink of an eye. Renowned professional skateboarder Brooklinn Khoury recently took to social media to unveil the results of her latest reconstructive surgery. Having endured a traumatic pit bull attack that resulted in the loss of her upper lip and a portion of her nose, the 23-year-old has undergone an arduous series of seven surgeries aimed at reconstructing her face.
Through a series of photographs, Khoury proudly exhibits the outcomes of what she hopes will be her final procedure, while also opening up about the emotional journey she has traversed during this process.
“In essence, my doctor is recreating my upper lip during this surgery—fashioning a Cupid’s bow and central columns. The goal is to enhance the aesthetic appearance of my lip,” Khoury explained during her interview, revealing that these surgeries usually span the entire day due to her doctor’s meticulous approach. “My doctor is exceedingly cautious and strives for perfection in every aspect.”
According to Khoury, the recovery period following her latest reconstructive surgery may encompass up to six weeks. She disclosed that she would experience temporary numbness in her upper lip immediately after the procedure, with the possibility of sensation returning over a span of four months.
Surgeries have now become an integral part of Brooklinn’s life. Having survived the pit bull attack, she now finds herself in a perpetual patient-doctor relationship with a plastic surgeon—a circumstance that presents both physical and mental challenges.
Despite her doctor’s renowned pursuit of perfection, Khoury maintains no specific expectations regarding the final appearance of her face following the reconstructive surgeries.
“My personal aspiration, just like with any surgery I undergo, is to learn to embrace and love what I see,” she shared. “Previously, I would fixate on insignificant details that held no real significance. For instance, right before the attack, I was insecure about a pimple on my upper lip. And then, within minutes, my entire lip was gone.”
Brooklinn has emerged as a genuine inspiration, touching the lives of many with her unwavering optimism. On her Instagram account, she continues to share the progress of her recovery, imparting a sense of hope and resilience to her followers. In one of her posts, she writes, “Nearly three weeks post-op! The healing process is progressing admirably. Still experiencing some swelling, but I feel incredibly blessed with the results!”
“I have always possessed confidence and never truly cared about my physical appearance. I genuinely love myself and the way I look. However, society doesn’t always align with my perspective,” she revealed, explaining her decision to openly share her story on social media despite the occasional judgmental glances and critical comments she encounters.
“For me personally, there’s no point in harboring self-consciousness, and I believe that posting on social media has definitely aided in my healing process,” Khoury expressed. “On social media, I am transparent and authentic. What you see is what you get.”