The ex-wife of former Arsenal player Andrey Arshavin has denied she underwent plastic surgery after followers noticed her hiding her face in social media posts.
Alisa Arshavina, 28, posted several pictures of herself covering her face with a hand, leading fans to suspect the Russian mother-of-three had suffered a botched nose job.
Alisa denied that she had gone under the knife, saying instead that she suffers from a rare, flesh-eating disease called ‘autoimmune necrosis’.
She said she has already undergone two surgeries to save her life.
‘I’m not sick because of unsuccessful plastic surgery,’ she told her followers. ‘I have a serious disease of the autoimmune system. Two surgeries have helped to save my life.
‘As a result, my beautiful face was mutilated by the disease.’
She praised her first husband for supporting her in her hour of need, and giving presents to Arshavin’s daughter. She said she now regrets divorcing him.
Alisa is pictured before speculation about a botched nose job began among her followers on social media