Zonnique Pullins opened up about what exactly pushed her to get her colored implants removed on the most recent episode of T.I. & Tiny: Friends and Family Hustle. When we first see her in the episode, her mom, Tiny, is taking care of her. She’s laid up in bed after having her eye color reversal surgery. The recovery was rough, with Zonnique telling her mom, “When I look too fast, it starts hurting.”
She had the reversal surgery because she started experiencing uncomfortable pressure on her eyes.
“It’s been a week since I got my surgery, and I took the eye implants out so I wouldn’t have any permanent damage,” she said.
In flashback footage before the surgery, you can see that the eye dealing with the most pressure wasn’t as wide open as the other. The one eye had that had a high pressure she took the contact out of. But she initially was hesitant about having the other one removed because she didn’t want to go through the process again. However, it’s clear in the scenes that both were inevitably taken out.
After having the surgery, Zonnique was told not to be too active and not to pick up anything heavy. Pretty much anything that could put pressure on her eyes and cause them to strain was deemed a no-no by her doctor, so the 22-year-old decided to stay indoors and stay put in the bed and on the couch. It was clearly a rough recuperation process, but the star kid is glad it’s all over.
“When I first found out how serious the situation was, I was so emotional,” she said. “It’s really not something I want to go through again.”
As we previously informed you, Zonnique had the surgery on her eyes in 2015 after her mother, Tiny, traveled abroad to get the procedure done and had a successful surgery. Obviously, Zonnique was motivated to do the same, but her results in the long-term weren’t similar. When a fan asked her if she would recommend the procedure as the young woman was thinking about traveling to Kenya for it, Zonnique said she couldn’t.
“Well I didn’t go to Kenya so I can’t say if it’s safe there or not, but I’ve never liked to recommend anyone to do it,” she wrote. “I can say that my experience wasn’t the best in long term but everyone is different..my moms are fine.”