Yulia Tarasevich, 43, was a runner up in the Mrs Russia-International contest two years ago, and soon afterwards went for treatment at a top clinic.
She said: “I came to them with a beautiful, healthy face. I Just wanted to correct some nuances caused by ageing. But sadly I lost my health.”
The mother-of-two claims she was “disfigured” during facelift surgery, a reduction of fat in her cheeks and a blepharoplasty of the eyelids.
During the surgery, Yulia said her face become badly swollen and inflamed and Yulia received emergency follow-up surgery by another doctor to save her eyes from necrosis.
In a complaint, she said that she was leading criminal action against two doctors involved in her original operation.
The medics were named as doctors Andrey Komarov and Omar Khaled, who claim she had rare genetic condition scleroderma.
They added that it was impossible to predict the reaction scleroderma would give Yulia in the surgery, and have denied responsibility for her horrifying surgery experience.
Scleroderma results in hard, thickened areas of skin and sometimes problems with internal organs and blood vessels, caused by the immune system attacking connective tissue under the skin.
There is currently no evidence that the victim was suffering from the condition.
Yulia said: “I have scars that formed in my cheeks when they ripped out all my tissue. One part of my face doesn’t work at all. I went quietly to the operation, firstly, because all my tests were in order.
“Secondly, because I had plastic surgery before this, I did rhinoplasty, and it went perfectly for me, without any genetic abnormalities.”
She claims to have spent £20,000 to try and recover from the damage, with more bills ahead, but will not get back the pre-surgery looks.
She accused the surgeons for the nightmare, saying: “The surgeons made me the only one guilty for what has happened. The doctors, who… disfigured my face, relieved themselves of all responsibility.
“I decided to have my day in court.
Dr Khaled and Dr Komarov are currently under investigation by the Russian Investigative Committee for defying “safety of life and health” laws.
Spokeswoman Anna Pushkina said: “A forensic medical examination has been appointed to determine the severity of the harm to health, and other patients who could have suffered from poor-quality services in this clinic are also being identified.”