Arsenal’s ex-wife Andrey Arshavin denies having botched rhinoplasty, saying ‘my beautiful face was disfigured by carnivorous disease’ after fans found her hiding her face in photos
- Alisa Arshavina, 38, posted photos to Instagram covering her face
- Her followers suspected that the mother of three had undergone plastic surgery
- Alisa said life-threatening illness has ‘maimed’ her ‘pretty face’
The ex-wife of former Arsenal player Andrey Arshavin has denied having plastic surgery after followers found herself hiding her face in social media posts.
28-year-old Alisa Arshavina posted several photos of her covering her face with one hand, leading fans to suspect that the Russian mother of three had had a botched nose job.
Alisa denied going under the knife, but instead said she suffers from a poignant illness called “autoimmune necrosis.”
She said she has already had two surgeries to save her life.
“I’m not sick because of a failed plastic surgery,” she told her followers. ‘I have a serious illness of the autoimmune system. Two surgeries helped save my life.
“As a result, my beautiful face has been disfigured by the disease.”
Alisa, 38, the ex-wife of former Arsenal star Andrey Arshavin, said her ‘beautiful face was disfigured’ by a life-threatening autoimmune disease and that she had not had plastic surgery
Alisa denied going under the knife after followers speculated she covered her face with one hand on Instagram
After Alisa posted numerous photos of her holding her hand to her face, she suspected she had had a botched nose job
Alisa, who married Andrey Arshavin between 2009 and 2013, said her face was ‘maimed’ by an autoimmune disease
Alisa, a former model and journalist, is a mother of three whose youngest daughter Yesenya, three, was sired by the ex-Arsenal star.
But Alisa – aka Alice Kuzmina – revealed: “It all started so suddenly. Autoimmune necrosis developed within months. I got to the operating table on time and had to stay in the hospital for two days to avoid sepsis. ‘
‘I had two operations on my head, on the sphenoid sinus. The doctors got everything they could out of it. They were literally millimeters from my head. ‘
Alisa said she is still undergoing tests.
Russian media reports have quoted doctors as suggesting her condition is granulomatosis with polyangiitis, previously known as Wegener’s granulomatosis, a rare multi-system autoimmune disease.
Alisa was seen covering her nose in some photos posted to her social media accounts, leading followers to believe she had a botched nose job
It damages the walls of blood vessels leading to destruction of surrounding tissues and can be fatal.
Asked this week about her condition, Alisa did not confirm this diagnosis but admitted she suffered from ‘systemic’ [disease] with necrosis. ‘
But she also said some doctors think she might be suffering from a “rare fungus.”
She added, ‘A lot [doctors] refused [to help] me. Lots of doctors, lots of opinions. I have decided to continue for the time being. ‘
She complained that 39-year-old Arshavin – whom she was married to between 2016-19 – had not contacted his daughter during the festive period.
The retired player was ordered by a court to pay £ 3,350 in support every month.
Alisa is photographed before speculation about rhinoplasty failed among her followers on social media
She praised her first husband for supporting her in her time of need and giving presents to Arshavin’s daughter. She said she now regrets divorcing him.
Arshavin scored 31 goals in 144 games for Arsenal between 2009-13 before returning to his youth club Zenit St. Petersburg.
He is now an advisor to the youth football team of FC Zenit Saint Petersburg.
In London he was with the famous Russian TV presenter Yulia Baranovskaya, with whom he has three children.