Top plastic surgeon, Dr Cap Lesesne, who has operated on the rich and famous, has contacted the Evening Standard to offer his expertise in helping acid attack victim Naomi Oni.
Dr Lesesne, from New York, told the Standard;
I have a young daughter and I was really moved by Naomi’s story. What kind of animal would do that?
This isn’t a case of me coming in (to Britain) and saying I can do it better but if there is anything I can do to compliment [sic] Naomi’s care then I’d like to see if I can help.
Dr Lesesne first got involved in cosmetic surgery after his sister suffered burns as a child, which lead to him beginning his career as a reconstructive surgeon and helping other burn victims.
One of his patients was 13-year-old Ronnie Lugo from New York, who was also an acid attack victim and suffered similar injuries to Naomi.
Naomi told the Evening Standard that she was grateful for Dr Lesesne’s offer to help;
The last week has been really overwhelming. I have no more surgery planned at the moment and I would love to meet Dr Lesesne.
20-year-old Naomi was a sales assistant at Victoria Secret in Westfield Stratford City. She was making her way home from work on 30 December last year at around midnight when she noticed someone in a niquab following her.
Without warning, the unknown attacker threw a chemical substance into Naomi’s face, leaving her disfigured and partially blind in her right eye.
Bravely, Naomi has spoken out on the ITV morning programme, This Morning, pleading for her attacker to come forward and tell her why she was targeted.
There have currently been no arrests made regarding the attack.