Woman Details Having Her Eyelid Ripped Off by Chihuahua in Series of Videos

Kelsey Salmon had intended to have eyelash extensions done for her birthday—but ended up spending the day in hospital, having her eyelid sewn back on, after a horrendous mishap.

In a series of TikTok videos on the account @kelseysalmon, Salmon, who lives in Georgia, explains that her lash technician's Chihuahua dog had jumped on her and bitten her face at the end of the appointment, ripping off her eyelid.

"It happened so fast, I didn't know what he grabbed, and my eyelid was on the floor. She picked it up and she was like, 'You dropped your eyelid,' and that's when I started flipping out," Salmon said in one of the clips. "She called 911, I went to the ER. I was in the ER for 15 hours on my birthday and it took two hours to re-attach it."

Salmon was rushed to Kennestone Hospital in Atlanta, but it was unable to provide the specialist treatment needed. She was transferred to the city's Grady Hospital, where two oculoplastic surgeons re-attached her eyelid and sewed her eye shut for 10 days so she could recover.

Although the experience has been traumatic, Salmon has been sharing it with her 123,000 TikTok followers in daily updates. Her first clip, which can be seen here, was a "tell me your worst lash experience, without telling me your worst lash experience" video, which has had more than 2 million views. Another update has been watched close to 6 million times.

The incident took place on May 29, but the latest videos show that the stitches have come out and Salmon is able to open her eye. The TikToker was not going to let her surgery stop her going on vacation, however, so she has been visiting oculoplastic specialists while on a break in Hawaii. The doctors are reportedly happy with her progress.

"Given the circumstances, I feel OK," she said in a later video. "Having the support of so many people, and people caring about the progress I'm going through and the situation, that also makes me feel so much better. Mentally, I don't think I've coped with it yet, it still hasn't hit me. It's just a very traumatic thing to go through and I think a lot of people forget that."

As for the lash technician whose pet bit her eyelid off? Salmon says she has made no contact and has actually blocked her. "She has not talked to me since the day it happened. I am blocked, we have had no contact. I have no idea what the girl is doing or anything like that, and she has no idea how I'm doing, unless she follows me on TikTok."

A brown chihuahua dog
Brown Chihuahua dog. A woman from Georgia had her eyelid bitten off by a Chihuahua. Getty Images