Woman’s hands and legs are amputated after back-alley cosmetic procedure
A reminder why cosmetic procedures performed by non-professionals is never a good idea.
A 46-year-old mother of two from Los Angeles underwent silicone injections to her buttocks, which turned out to be bathroom sealant. The procedure, which was performed by an unlicensed practitioner, left her spending the next five years in excruciating pain. When it became unbearable, doctors performed surgery to remove the sealant and found that she had been suffering from a severe infection as a result of the injections. She underwent 27 operations, including the amputation of her buttocks, lower arms and lower legs, in order to survive.
People are increasingly attracted to the lower price point of ‘back-alley’ cosmetics, yet the results from these procedures are continually devastating. When choosing to undergo cosmetic procedures performed by unlicensed practitioners, you are sacrificing your safety. At Macquarie Cosmetic Medicine, your safety is not simply an option, it is a necessity. Our surgeons are highly trained and are among the finest and most respected in Sydney.
If you are considering undergoing a cosmetic procedure, contact us to make an appointment today with a highly trained surgeon that will discuss your options and customise the right cosmetic enhancement for you.