Women across the U.S. are risking their lives for black market procedures to make their buttocks bigger, often involving home-improvement materials such as silicone injected by people with no medical training.
Some want to fill out a bikini or a pair of jeans. Others believe a bigger bottom will bring them work as music video models or adult entertainers. Whatever the reason, they are seeking cheaper alternatives to plastic surgery — sometimes with deadly or disfiguring results.
Deaths from black market buttocks injections have been reported in Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Pennsylvania, Nevada and New York. An interior decorator in Mississippi faces trial in the deaths of two women who were injected at her house.
Though there is little data on the procedures or injuries they cause, doctors and authorities say they are seeing them more often.
When it’s clear that this is dangerous, why are people still doing it? It sounds insane, it looks insane. In one case a victim died when the injected product made it to her lungs. This resulted in a manslaughter charges. As far as I can tell, this person is out on bail and awaits trial. Prospective patients were being fooled by the facade of a reputable practitioner. They never check!
Are they so desperate to risk their lives to look this unnatural? Yes. Pressure to exaggerate certain features or to enhance body parts is very strong thanks to media influence. They believe the assurances that the material will not hurt them. They are very wrong.