Underground cheap butt injections are killing aspiring models.
A beauty shop in Georgia is basically giving away Brazilian butt lifts, for $98 on Groupon. It’s a good deal, if you don’t mind the possibility of medical complications. As the Groupon listing points out, a place named Eye Kandy Lashes Beauty Bar & Boutique located in Marietta, Georgia is offering three options for butt lift specials.
$98 for two Brazilian Butt Lifts
$179 for four Brazilian Butt Lifts
$239 for six Brazilian Butt Lifts
Which begs the question, how many butt lifts do you really need? So far at least three people have purchased this Groupon Butt lift deal. But, if you think $98 and the possibility of medical complications is a good deal, then that’s up to you. It is important to keep in mind that a butt lift from a certified physician costs thousands of dollars. In fact, after administrative fees, medication, and medical extras it costs about $8k to get a butt lift.
The recovery period is longer and more painful because you need your butt to do the most basic physical activities, like walking or standing. You have to lie on your stomach exclusively for the first three days, including in the backseat of the car on your way to your first post-op visit. You can’t even return to your desk job, drive, or go to the movies for at least two to three weeks.
“No sitting will be permitted for the first ten days (except for toileting),” according to the ASAPS. When you finally are allowed to sit again, you can only do so on a pillow for the next two months. Doctors advise that you not shop for new clothes for at least three months because of swelling. You can begin exercising again after eight weeks. [Jezebel]
But, with Georgia’s growing film industry and popular Atlanta music video industry, you can’t go a day without seeing a new casting calls for beautiful models. However, Georgia’s growing film industry is coming with a dangerous price. Dozens of women are turning to unlicensed doctors to receive butt injections.
Earlier this year, a woman was found guilty of manslaughter in connection with illegal blackmarket silicone buttocks injections that prosecutors say killed a woman in 2012 in Atlanta.
Natasha Stewart, of suburban Memphis, Tenn., was found guilty Friday in Jackson, Miss., in the death of 37-year-old Karima Gordon of Atlanta.
Stewart had been charged with “depraved-heart” murder, but the jury was told it could consider the lesser charge of culpable negligent manslaughter.
Authorities say Stewart, an adult entertainer also known as Pebbelz Da Model, took $200 for a referral to the alleged injector and falsely represented that the injector was a nurse.
But, this is not an isolated incident. A quick google search and you will dozens of cases where woman are killed due to fatal butt injections.
One of the most popular cases is the case of the Black Madam, a woman who allegedly gave celebrities illegal butt injections. The transgender woman is currently on trial for the death of a British woman. The Black Madam, once known as the self pro-claimed “Michelangelo of buttocks injections,” faces prison time for the 2011 death of a British dancer who received illegal silicone butt shots. But, after facing life in prison, she has started listing all the celebrities she gave butt injections to. Windslowe said that she performed the procedure for Amber Rose back in her Kanye days, which instantly opened doors for her business to more celebrity clientele, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Winslowe boasted that her work on Kanye’s ex-girlfriend was became “walking billboard” that opened the door for a lot of celebrity clients and their girlfriends. Winslowe says that among her growing clientele at the time included a woman she would only describe as “Chris Brown’s girlfriend.” She also said none other than Nicki Miniaj had set up an appointment to get the illegal injections, but for some inexplicable reason, did not make it. Apparently from the looks of it, Minaj found another back-alley doctor to perform the procedure. [Atlanta Daily World]
So how does butt injections work?
According to CBS46 report with Dr. Moore, the medical director of The Lifestyle Center, said illegal injections of silicon, or even “Fix a Flat” tire inflator are the typical instruments used for butt injections. “There are people who are actually advised not to go to the hospital by the person who did the injection and ended up dying. It’s not that uncommon of an occurrence with these type of injections,” said Dr. Moore.
But, what happens if you survive butt injections?
What happens then? Well, nothing good. A former model recently revealed the problem with getting butt enhancement injections. In order to boost her modeling career, Anivia turned to the black market for butt injections, so she could have more curves. She revealed that it was “addictive” and now she lives with nonstop pain due to granuloma.
Then, the liquid silicone-like substance that was illegally injected into Anivia’s rear began to spread elsewhere. “I developed something called granuloma,” Anivia says. “When they were injecting me, the silicone migrated to different parts of my body. It went down; you know, it’s gravity.”
This migration has since caused severe damage, she adds.
“My nerves are damaged because of it. I have scar tissue inside of me. I have severe swelling,” Anivia says. “I was maybe at about 42 inches around my hips, but now because of the swelling and inflammation, my hips are like a 47. This foreign substance is a part of me now.”
Ouch. Is it really worth it?
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