DIY plastic surgery trends are on the rise. People are using anything from cooking oil to cheap fillers they find online to inject themselves. The results? Devastating.
Apryl Brown Almost Died
Apryl Brown, a cosmetologist, decided she wanted to try this for herself by injecting her buttocks with silicone. She wanted a perkier, bigger backside; what she got, however, was a near death experience.
After injecting the silicone, Brown developed a staph infection. Her limbs started to curl and turn black. As she was lying in the hospital bed in excruciating pain, the doctor came in and told her loved ones, “She’s not gonna make it. We give her 24 hours.”
The pain was so bad that she invited death. She just wanted to the horrible feeling to go away.
The doctors made the only decision they could to save her life: amputate her hands, feet, and the flesh around her buttocks and hips. It took 27 surgeries, but they were able to save her life.
DIY Aesthetic Enhancement: Is It Worth It?
People who are drawn to doing their own enhancements want to save money. When they see that there is a cheaper alternative to going to a medical professional, they are tempted to try it. The problem is that many of them don’t think about the risks.
Brown ALMOST lost her life. Instead, she was lucky and only lost her hands, feet, and portions of her butt and hips. To save money on a Brazilian butt lift, she ended up with the cost of living a much harder life and of course, the medical bills for all the surgeries that were needed to save her life.
It's not worth it.
If you don’t like a body feature, don’t change it yourself or allow anyone but a licensed medical professional to change it. You want to improve your appearance, so you can feel better about yourself. Don’t risk being sorry for that decision by doing it yourself.
Finance Options Make Plastic Surgery More Affordable
Contact our office for an appointment with a qualified surgeon that can safely give you the changes you want. If you can’t afford it, start saving money or consider finance options, such as those available at Advanced Cosmetic Surgery of New York. We even offer in-house financing with just your pay stub and 50% down.
If you want a bigger, plumper butt, consider our Brazilian butt lift using fat transfer. With a free consultation, you can find out how much it will cost and see if our financing can help you make it affordable.
Our Medical & Surgical Director, A. Abraham Levin, M.D., finishes every BBL procedure with laser liposuction to give patients the smoothest, tightest results possible. He is the only cosmetic surgeon we are aware of who does this…and all this at an extremely affordable price!
Contact us today for an appointment Monday through Saturday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. We have locations in New York City and in Commack (Long Island). Call us at 212-206-0023 or 631-499-1831.