Dr Oz: Dangerous Black Market Butt Injections
Bigger backsides are all the rage, but a new cosmetic procedure is leaving many women with chronic pain, even threatening their lives. Butt implants and fat transfer procedures can be too expensive for many, which is why Sophie chose to get silicone injections instead. The injections immediately made her ill. Sophie shared that she felt as if she was going to pass out and her heart started to race to the point that she thought she was going to die. It wasn’t until after she got the injections that she learned the doctor she went to wasn’t licensed, but the fact that they were working out of a house rather than a hospital, should have been a warning sign.
Sophie explained that because she saw her friend do it with no issues, she figured she was invincible and nothing would happen. Over the next year and a half, her symptoms got worse until her breathing was so bad she was scared she would die. She was perfectly healthy before the injections, which is why she knew they were to blame. She’s been to the hospital more than 30 times since.
Dr Oz: Butt Injections Gone Wrong
Sophie joined Dr Oz explaining that she wanted the procedure done so badly that she didn’t truly consider the risk. Dr Oz then asked Dr Michael E. Jones to join him from one of the biggest butt enhancement clinics in the country. Dr Jones explained that when you go somewhere that isn’t a doctors office to get butt injections, they could be injecting you with everything from vegetable oil to cement.
When the gluteus muscle is injected with a material that isn’t meant to be there, the material can spread and form scarring and inflammation in the body. The proper way to increase the size of your back side is to take your body’s own fat and putting that into the gluteus muscle, but of course only by a certified professional doctor. Thankfully, the doctors at Lenox Hill Hospital were able to remove the silicone from Sophie’s body before performing a lift procedure to make her backside look cosmetically acceptable. Since, she hasn’t been hospitalized once.
To anyone considering augmenting their body in an unhealthy way, Sophie said to love yourself first. Before you do anything, she said you should make sure the doctor is a licensed cosmetic surgeon.
Dr Oz: Questions To Ask Doctor Before Cosmetic Procedure
To protect yourself, there are actually three things you should ask a doctor before undergoing a cosmetic procedure. First, ask them if they’re board certified and then check online to be sure that they’re listed in the databases that you can find at Certificationmatters.org or Abplasticsurgery.org.
Second, ask them if you’re the right candidate for that specific plastic surgery, because they’re not suited for everyone. Lastly, ask what complications you should expect and how often they occur. Some of the most common complications from cosmetic surgery include hematoma, nerve damage, infection, and appearance dissatisfaction.