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Metro Surgeon, Once Suffering From Addiction, Grateful For Second Chance

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Dr. Lori Hansen gave up her medical license for some time. Now, she is being recognized by her peers on a national level. Dr. Lori Hansen gave up her medical license for some time. Now, she is being recognized by her peers on a national level.
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A metro plastic surgeon who had a very public battle with addiction is back on top and happier than ever.

Dr. Lori Hansen gave up her medical license for some time. Now, she is being recognized by her peers on a national level.

“Life is so wonderful. I'm so blessed,” Hansen said.

Hansen’s facial surgery practice is thriving, she is loving life and she just won the aesthetic industry's award for the nation's best facelift.

“I'm so happy, I've never been happier,” Hansen added.

That happiness came after great pain.

“Just prayed diligently that I would become happy, well I didn't know what the Lord had in mind to get me to that point,” Hansen told News 9.

Years ago, back pain from a series of car wrecks required prescription pills. Hansen became addicted to the pills. She went to treatment and got clean, but it happened at a very public time when her husband, Wes Lane, was the Oklahoma County District Attorney.

“I was just mortified because I had always been very much a people pleaser and I was not pleasing anybody,” said Hansen. “It was just not a good time.”

The former Miss Oklahoma USA surrendered her medical license for a few years and was on probation for several more.

“That was very much pulling the rug out from under me, pulling me off my pedestal,” Hansen explained.

With grace and strength, she leaned on her faith and said God melted away all the things that were holding her back. It was humbling, painful and just what she needed.

“What emerged was a Lori that's a lot more dependent upon the lord, a lot less worried about public opinion,” she said.

Years later, Hansen is fully licensed again, off probation and her peers are recognizing her on a national level.

“It's a whole different way of looking at life, same life, same everything, just a different way of looking at it,” Hansen said.

Hansen said people now ask her where they should go for help with their own addictions and she is grateful that she can point them in the right direction.

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