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Why Women Are Removing Their Black Market Butt Enhancement

Posted January 11, 2021 in Brazilian Butt Lift

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Bigger isn’t always better—especially if it puts your health at risk. Although butt augmentation offers significant benefits, it is important to note that some butt enhancement techniques are among the riskiest. 

Woman against a black background wrapping a tape measure around her buttocks.

Some women seek butt enhancements through unsafe and uncertified means, such as loose silicone injections and other unknown substances from black market injectors. 

These injections are extremely hazardous and pose serious health risks that are causing women who have received them to get silicone removal procedures as soon as possible.

What Are the Risks of Getting a Black Market Butt Lift? 

Many so-called medical professionals offer butt enhancement through the use of silicone injections at a cheaper cost than butt implants or Brazilian Butt Lift surgery. And many women have been swindled into considering this technique due to the price and the misunderstanding that silicone injections and silicone implants are not the same. 

The silicone used in many of these injections is not medical-grade silicone since it is very difficult to get your hands on. Therefore, the actual substance being in your body is actually the same type of silicone used for common household repairs (think caulking and other such materials).

Black market butt injections can lead to numerous complications with a woman’s health, including:

  • Infection 
  • Sepsis (blood infection)
  • Chronic pain 
  • Inflammation 
  • Cosmetic deformities 
  • Change of sensation in the arms or legs 
  • Tissue degeneration
  • Necrosis ( death of tissue)

While it might seem easy to brush off black market injections as a “young and dumb” decision with minimal physical complications, many patients are now coming forward with testimonies of horrifying results and life-threatening conditions. Loose injections have been known to harden in the body like cement or migrate to harmful areas in a goo-like substance. 

If you receive silicone injections from an unlicensed provider and experience skin peeling, hardening, discoloration, a change in skin color, or itching, you must seek a well-trained health professional immediately. 

How Can I Get My Silicone Injection Removed?

The best way to get illegal butt injections removed is by receiving the care and guidance of a board-certified plastic surgeon. A specialist in cosmetic butt enhancements is also ideal, as they will have mastered the buttocks’ anatomy. 

Your surgeon will formulate your treatment plan based on the circumstances of your illegal injection, the injection content, and the symptoms you are experiencing. 

After a proper assessment, incisions are created near your problem areas so that silicone can be removed. It is common for patients to undergo more than one silicone removal session to achieve optimal results.

What Are the Benefits of Getting Butt Enhancement From a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon?

One of the main benefits of getting a butt enhancement from a board-certified plastic surgeon is the ability to achieve satisfying results while ensuring your health. Unlike black market injections that you have no control over, medical-grade injections for butt augmentation with Sculptra® Aesthetic or your natural fat come with little risk when applied correctly. 

Butt implants are also a safe method for butt augmentation, as they can be easily removed if complications arise. Additionally, butt implants are known to provide attractive curves for an extended period.

Want to Know More About Butt Enhancements in Miami, FL?

Butt implants, butt injections, and fat transfer to the butt can be safe and effective procedures performed under licensed medical supervision. If you would like to learn more about silicone removal from the butt, call our Miami office at (305) 860-0717 or use our online contact form to schedule a consultation with Dr. Mendieta.

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