A woman shot by her ex-husband nine times before killing their two children and aiming the gun at herself in a shocking suicide left her scars in an emotional new Netflix makeover show.
Katrina, from the US, explained how her ex-husband was shot in the head, arms, legs and torso during the attack at her house, leaving scars on her body. She woke up in the hospital and found that he had killed their two children while lying on the floor before taking his own life for her.
Appearing in the first episode of Netflix’s Skin Decision: Before And After, which launched in the UK on Wednesday, Katrina asked for help to reduce the appearance of her scars and wanted to get a tattoo of her husband’s name. She said she didn’t want the physical memory of the horror she had endured
After corrective surgery, including a tummy tuck and laser treatment to remove layers of skin, Katrina revealed that she was feeling ‘stuck’ and is now actively trying to get pregnant with a new long-term partner.
Twitter users were left in tears after watching the new eight-part series and went to their social media accounts to praise Katrina for her ‘inspiring’ courage.
Katrina (pictured), who was shot nine times by her ex-husband before taking their two children’s lives, and his has revealed that she feels ‘human’ again after her scars are removed on a new makeover series
In the first episode of Netflix’s Skin Decision: Before And After, which launched in the UK on Wednesday, Katrina (pictured left, before her transformation and right after), from the US, asks plastic surgeon Dr Sheila Nazarian and beauty expert Nurse Jamie to help with her appearance
Katrina said during the show: ‘I was shot nine times on March 23, 2017. I was shot in the face, I was shot on all limbs of my body, except on my right leg. ‘
Recalling the traumatic ordeal, she said, “I came home from work as usual, and my ex-husband had a gun in his hand.
“I heard a bang. And my husband walked up and kept shooting [at me]. He saw me crawling to the door and took his own life for me. ‘
Katrina later woke up in the hospital and found that her ex-husband had also killed their two children.
“My tragedy was the bottom of my life. It has changed my life in many ways, “she explained. “I remember waking up in the hospital.
Katrina (pictured left before her transformation and right after) admits that she no longer wants to be a physical manifestation of her trauma, with multiple scars covering part of her arms, legs, torso, and abdomen after the 2017 incident
After the corrective surgery – which includes tummy tuck and laser resurfacing (to remove the outermost layers of skin) – Katrina (above) insists she’s feeling ‘stuck’ and is now actively trying to conceive with a new long-term partner
Response: Twitter users were left in tears after watching the new eight-part series and went to their social media accounts to praise Katrina for her ‘inspiring’ courage
“I found out that when my ex-husband stopped shooting me, he took our children’s lives. I only discovered four or five days after I woke up that my children were dead. I had to plan my kids’ funeral from a hospital bed. ‘
The grieving mother added, “When I look at these scars, I think about it. I think of lies, betrayal and hurt. Every day reminds me of my children who are no longer alive. ‘
Katrina revealed that she doesn’t want to tell her story again after people notice her gunshots and explained to the show’s cosmetic experts, plastic surgeon Dr. Sheila Nazarian and beauty expert Nurse Jamie said she wanted her scars removed.
Renowned skincare expert Jamie used micro-needling (that is, inserting very fine short needles into the skin for rejuvenation) and laser resurfacing to help heal Katrina.
A bullet hole in Katrina’s side, pictured left, from the time she was shot by her ex-husband before he committed suicide. Photo right: Katrina’s side after surgery
Meanwhile, Dr. Nazarian removed 2.2 pounds of skin from Katrina’s stomach with a Fleur-De-Lis tummy tuck, which uses two incisions to provide horizontal and vertical skin tightening.
The tattoo of her husband’s name is also released, making Katrina feel ‘human’ again.
‘I do not get it [my ex-husband] more, “said Katrina as the transformation was revealed. “I see myself, I smile at me.
“I felt deformed before my surgery and now I feel human. I’ve been covering myself for so long and I don’t have to do that anymore. ‘
Katrina was also looking for the tattoo of her ex-husband’s name, seen on the left. Photo right: her arm after her laser removal procedure
Then she joked, “I feel like I’m going to tell you all over again. It’s hot in here. I can tell you all that ‘
Katrina’s journey left Twitter users in tears, with one person writing, “The first 10 minutes of Skin Decision on Netflix let me balance … nobody should go through that … NO ONE!”
Another added: ‘Katrina on Netflix’s Skin Decision. So glad she got something she thought she had to cure. Her story left me speechless.
A third said: “My plastic surgeon now has a new show on Netflix (Skin Decision), I’ve been watching for 10 minutes and I’m crying already.”