It was a non-invasive medical procedure that was supposed to be safe.
But something went wrong, and it put Moira dela Torre’s life in danger.
Two months after her wedding to Jason Marvin Hernandez, Moira underwent rhinoplasty, commonly known as a nose job.
Moira and her husband tied the knot on January 14, 2019.
In an interview with Magandang Buhay this Tuesday, September 3, Moira, 25, revealed that the procedure-gone-wrong brought about a lot of risks and sacrifices: she was in and out of the hospital for three months, and was in danger of losing her eyesight or experiencing an aneurysm.
In her previous interview last August, Moira described how she attained the “injury.”
“Well, basically, may nagkamali, and my nose went on necrosis. And it was a very simple procedure. It’s non-invasive. But it went wrong.
“Hindi po siya naagapan agad because we had no idea what was happening.”
Necrosis is defined by the Oxford dictionary as "the death of most or all of the cells in an organ or tissue due to disease, injury, or failure of the blood supply."
WHAT WERE THE THREATS TO MOIRA'S LIFE?
For Moira, it felt like everything in her life was going downhill: her self-confidence, her career, her life.
“Una po yung career kasi nasa gitna siya ng mukha,” she said. “'Tapos naaapektuhan ang boses. And then later on, eventually, na-realize namin malala na siya.”
She said her doctor explained to her the risks of losing her eyesight and the possibility of aneurysm.
“Parang naaapektuhan na yung optic nerve, so sobrang laki ng possibility na mabulag ako.
“Nagkaroon din siya ng blood clotting, so nagka-high risk din po ako ng aneurysm.”
Moira said even her doctors were not entirely optimistic about her condition.
“[They] were saying hindi sila sure kung mapapagaling pa ako or mababalik sa normal, but nagawa.”
In the midst of her struggle, her husband served as her rock.
"I don’t think I would have been this strong and this brave if not for my husband," she said.
With a strong support system and the power of faith, Moira triumphed.
Moira considered her recovery as a miracle.
“Sobrang faith lang talaga every day, kasi kahit yung doktor, wala ding sure na mapapagaling.
“Kasi yung last na na-treat niya na patient na nangyari din yon, nabulag.
“And so it was very scary, but God is good.
“I’m back at work,” the singer beamed.
“Imagine for three months… alam mo mas marami pa ang tao na mas malala pa yung pinagdaanan, so naging inspirasyon din sila para sa akin.
“It was really God na lang.
“Hindi mo rin kasi mati-test yung faith mo until may mga options ka pa na panghahawakan, e.
“This time wala na talaga, e.
“And it’s really a miracle,” she declared.