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Illegal Butt Augmentation Can Be Deadly

A recent article in the Dallas Morning News put the spotlight on how dangerous improperly administered butt injections can be. Two women died, one in Dallas and one in St. Louis, with illegal buttocks injections suspected to be the cause of death.

We are currently seeing a rise in the number of women seeking butt augmentation procedures. And unfortunately, as this number rises, we are seeing a rise of illegal, black market butt injections.

Part of the rise in the number of butt augmentation is because many celebrities such as Kim Kardashian or Nicki Minaj have illuminated the attributes of having fuller, rounder behinds.

According to the story, Daysha Phillips of St. Louis received her buttock injections in a St. Louis airport hotel room. She was injected with an unknown substance and paid about $300 for the procedure.

Often the substances used in these black market procedures include caulk, oil, automotive-grade silicone, or a combination of these substances. Cement injections and substances such as Fix-A-Flat have been associated with these illegal procedures.

The Dallas woman who died received injections in the back room of a salon. Her death was ruled a murder and two people are being charged with murder and practicing medicine without a license.

The deadly outcome of these two cases shows the importance of choosing a qualified surgeon who works out of a medical facility. When undergoing any type of medical procedure in places such as hotel rooms or salons, you are at a much great risk of disfigurement, complications, and even death.

It is also important to understand that it many cases, you get what you pay for. It may be attractive to think that you can get a procedure done for a few hundred dollars rather than a few thousand.

As we know, no surgery comes without risks. There are still risks of infection or bleeding. However, when surgery is performed in a sterile operating room or surgery suite, at the hands of a skilled, trained doctor, the risks are greatly reduced.

Dr. Thomas Wright, medical director of Laser Lipo and Vein Center states, “The only safe form of buttock accentuation or enhancement surgery are those procedures performed by an experienced surgeon”. He continues saying, “You should be extremely wary of anyone trying to inject any substance. If the person does not have the correct training, the outcome can be fatal.”