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Graphic video: Implant Fail — botched butt enhancement goes viral

By JohnThomas Didymus     Nov 29, 2012 in Health
A video that shows a woman in red thong palpating what purports to be a botched butt implant has gone viral on Facebook. In the 20-second video, the woman manipulates what looks like an implant slipped out of position.
The woman, whose face is not shown, says: "This is my implant flipping backwards."
She wanted a "ghetto booty" with a smoothly rounded curve, but the implant "flipped inside out," and she ended up with two horrible looking pig-snout protrusions in her buttocks.
The woman handles the hideous-looking bulge of the double implant, moving it back into place, saying: "I don't think an implant's supposed to do that. It shouldn't be able to flip."
The Huffington Post reports that the original uploader is uncertain. The footage has been uploaded on multiple YouTube accounts and it is difficult to ascertain its authenticity.
However, the Daily Mail reports that BAAPS Member, Adrian Richards, a consultant plastic surgeon at Aurora Clinics in the UK, says the video looks authentic.
He explained that what the video shows is what happens when an implant is not secured firmly in its "pocket," either between the buttock and the pelvic bone or on top of the "gluteus maximus," that is, the buttock muscle.
The Daily Mail reports he said: "It is a complication which is relatively common following buttock implants. It shouldn't really happen because the pocket should be snug so the implant stays where it is... This lady's implant is flat on the bottom and coned on the top, but this one has flipped over."
He said the woman would need a corrective surgery.
The video also appeared on WorldStarHipHop with the sermonizing caption:
"This is the dangers of butt implants.. Ladies do not ever do silicone butt injections they are toxic to your body. Butt implants are not any better, too many risk, infection, displacement of the implant and they feel like rocks not to mention look very unnatural. Love the skin your in [sic] Here is what happens when implants go bad.. This is my personal experience I almost died from this surgery and am having them removed this Thursday."
According to the Daily Mail, a Facebook user, Donna Wright-Levy, commented: "I prefer to go harder on the squats, lunges, hamstring curls and the gluteous kickbacks..."
Kader SmileyFace, said: "Uh!! Why would she want a bigger ass!"
This is not the first time that a case of butt implant or injection treatment surgery gone-wrong has been featured in the media. A string of botched buttocks enhancement operations in recent years has led plastic surgery experts to issue obvious warnings to women not to have operations in unapproved clinics.
Digital Journal reported in November last year, the bizarre case of a Miami Gardens woman who wanted a "ghetto booty" but got a "flat-tire fix" operation instead, after a "doctor," Oneal Morris, charged her $700 for "booty" injections consisting of a deadly concoction of cement, oil and tyre sealant. The doctor then sealed her up with super-glue.
In April last year, a 42-year-old mother-of-three died after buttock implant surgery at a backstreet Las Vegas clinic.
According to the Daily Mail, Elena Caro's family begged her not to have the operation, but she went ahead with it. After the operation went wrong, the Colombian "surgeon" dumped her by the side of the road where she was found in agony and died in hospital.
In December 2009, a former Miss Argentina also died after an operation to make her buttocks firmer.
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