Instagram Famous, Official Smiley Asian, real name (Desiree D.) recently revealed her side effects from silicone butt injections. In a series of Instagram posts, the 25 year old, explained that she is currently facing life threatening complications caused by silicone injections she received beginning back in 2010. In one post @officialsmileyasian writes, “…I went and got butt injections back in 2010 Through 2012 and now it’s effecting my health. The people that did my injections are now in jail serving a life sentence because somebody died from these illegal shots not to long ago so I can’t reach out to them to fix this Problem I have silicone all up my back from these illegal shots and I know I’m not the only girl that has them. I encourage you ladies all to love your body for what it is because no matter how God made you he made each of us special…”
Desiree, who is the mother of two very young children, will need to undergo more cosmetic surgery to have the silicone removed from her body. And unfortunately, she writes the procedures are not covered by her insurance. For those who want to learn more about her story visit the GoFundMe campaign set up to help offset her medical expenses.
Society puts an almost insurmountable amount of pressure on women to live up to today’s beauty standards. In 2017, quite a few women lost their lives in a quest for beauty and a bigger, more shapely booty. 25-year-old Ranika Hall and 19-year-old Symone Marie Jones were just two of the victims of silicone butt injections gone bad. As reported in the Charlotte Observer, Symone Marie Jones, 19, a native of Fayetteville, NC, died after receiving silicone injections from Kavonceya Iman Cornelius, 42, also known as Kenneth Rudolph Cornelius, who is not licensed to do such procedures. These back alley, black market procedures are proving to be very deadly.
According to Dr. David Samadi, “Free silicone injections come with numerous risks and complications including pulmonary embolism; kidney failure or critical disruption of the kidney functions; inflammation or infection from possible impurities or poor quality silicone; appearance of abnormal nodules or bumps under the skin; nerve damage; bleeding, scarring and abscess in the butt; uneven butt augmentation or asymmetrical results where one cheek is higher or bigger than the other; chest pain, breathing problems, and in some cases, death.”
The costs to undergo corrective surgery are expensive and some victims may not be able to afford to have the surgery. But there may be a bit of hope for some victims. Dr. Adam Rubinstein, a Miami-based, board-certified plastic surgeon launched “Turn the Page”, a program to help patients that lack the means to alleviate their suffering from a botched procedure or bad outcome. Through the “Turn the Page” program, patients can submit their stories for consideration. One patient will be chosen periodically to have their corrective surgery at no charge. If you or someone you know is suffering as a result of a poorly done procedure performed by someone that was not properly trained and licensed, please send the details to email@example.com. Select patients will be invited to come for a consultation with Dr. Rubinstein to discuss their case and possibly be chosen for the “Turn the Page” program.
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Things are really going bad for me right now I went and got butt injections back in 2010 Through 2012 and now it’s effecting my health. The people that did my injections are now in jail serving a life sentence because somebody died from these illegal shots not to long ago so I can’t reach out to them to fix this Problem I have silicone all up my back from these illegal shots and I know I’m not the only girl that has them. I encourage you ladies all to love your body for what it is because no matter how God made you he made each of us special I’ve made a lot of bad choices in my lifetime but I never understood that one mistake can mess up your whole life expensive surgeries can go wrong and so can inexpensive ones some days I can’t walk I can’t play with my kids and somedays I can’t move I regret these shots everyday.I wake up everyday in pain and I been praying everyday that God take my pain away I know what I did i did it to myself but everybody makes mistakes. I just dont mind sharing mine everybody has a story I’m just tryna live to continue to tell you mine! Love yourself. Take care of you health and most of all just be you and that’s what I’m learning right now. I don’t want any sympathy I just want to share my testimony so I can show you how God is so real. He keeps giving me test to show the world how strong I am. I’m not scared I’m not afraid I just want others to be aware and just know that everything that glitters ain’t really gold. I’m out the hospital now and I have to have surgery soon as I can to remove the infection that it has caused in my back allowing me not to walk. Insurance won’t cover the surgery because it’s cosmetic and honestly I don’t know how ima pay for my surgery because I don’t have the money for it but God is good and I have to keep the faith and hope and pray God will make a way! I want to let you ladies know that no amount of beauty is worth your health please keep your body the way it is and love yourself. I’m not embarrassed and I’m not ashamed I’m proud because maybe my story will help you change. Please keep the negativity I’m going through alot but ima fighter & I won’t give up I’ma give it all I got