Your Butt Job Could Kill You

Just because Heidi Montag did it doesn't mean it's a good idea
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 15, 2010 11:40 AM CDT
Updated Apr 18, 2010 7:54 AM CDT
Your Butt Job Could Kill You
Want your butt to be bigger? There are risks.   (©joanna8555)

All you wanted was a more ample rear—heck, Heidi Montag did it and she’s fine, right?—but you might walk out with abscesses, kidney damage, or a pulmonary embolism. Why are butt augmentations so dangerous? Well, they’re not—necessarily—worse than other plastic surgery procedures; they’re simply getting trendy fast, leading to riskier practices like unlicensed practitioners and unapproved silicone, Salon reports.

One doctor gives us this “should be obvious” quote: “You really should know what you're doing when you're moving fat around. You can't just squirt in a glob,” or complications will ensue. A butt job done right should take 2-4 hours, but most spas are going to rush through it. Making the situation even more dangerous, if the procedure is done with industrial silicone, it’s extremely unstable—especially in the derriere.
(Read more butt job stories.)

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