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Safety Lesson of the Day – Cosmetic Procedures

May 1, 2008

Just as a precaution, you may wish to avoid having unlicensed persons inject stuff into your @$$.

In case you’re asking yourself, “But why might I want to avoid having unlicensed persons inject stuff into my @$$? What could possibly go wrong?” you might want to check these bizarre reports from the CDC out of a facility in North Carolina.

From one of three cases, all of which are quite similar: “According to facility records, 300 mL of ‘dermal silicone/saline solution’ were injected into each buttock… The woman experienced headache and vomiting…and noted that her urine looked like purple blood. She went to an emergency department…and was found to be in acute renal failure.”

The CDC report notes that the person administering the shots was a radiology tech and yet “Signage and promotional materials available on the Internet and in facility A referred to the facility as a family medicine practice and used the name of a family medicine physician licensed in North Carolina. However, this physician had no recent affiliation with facility A and no involvement with the soft-tissue filler procedures.” The individual was eventually arrested and charged with practicing medicine without a license.

So, you know, get whatever you want injected into your butt, but you might want try to find out if the facility is a total fraud first. I’m going to personally just keep on avoiding shots in the butt as much as possible.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. May 1, 2008 2:00 pm

    I’ve been told I have a cute renal before. But never a failure.

  2. May 2, 2008 5:14 am

    I have always fought the cause for women to know just exactly what is involved with the manufacture of their beauty products and more importantly what goes into them (ingredients).

  3. June 19, 2008 12:32 am

    This is very true. You want to look for the phrase, “board certified” surgeon, and “M.D” referring to any doctor you consider.

  4. February 9, 2011 7:14 am

    I think I would also recommend you verify the doctor’s certification as a plastic surgeon and the state they are certified in.

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