September 20, 2013

"In Venezuela, 17 women have died in the past 12 months as a result of liquid silicone buttock injections."

"The procedure, which according to Jesus Pereira, the president of the Veneuzelan Plastic Surgeons Association, an estimated 30 percent of Venezuelan women aged 18 to 50 have undergone, attempts to achieve a figure thought to be more attractive to Venezuelan men...."
These injections are the latest in a long list of extreme beauty procedures in this beauty-obsessed country. Other extreme self-improvement methods include fasting pacts among friends, vomit-inducing syrup, and most recently the sewing of a plastic patch onto the tongue, which renders the consumption of solid food extremely painful....
Enough about the buttocks. Let's take a look at that tongue.
Launched in 2009 by Beverly Hills plastic surgeon Nikolas Chugay, the patch is secured to the tongue with six stitches in a $2,000 procedure that takes just ten minutes.
As one patient said: 'It hurt... I'm like, Christ it does work, I can't eat!"

You know, you could save yourself a lot of pain and $2,000 if you just went on a liquid diet, which you still have to do along with the pain and $2,000.

On the other hand, it's less of an intrusion and expenditure than the stomach surgery people submit to, so there's that. And how about those Venezuelan women and the things they do to be more attractive to Venezuelan men?

9 comments:

ALP said...

I like to pick up Essence or Ebony magazine once in a while, despite being so white the glare off the skin of my legs is bright enough to require sunglasses (I challenge any and all to a "white off" to see who has the whitest legs).

This is how I came across a story about women in the African American community desperate for round butts - doing much the same thing with injections. There are black market ways to go about it - some salons have "back rooms" where illegal and dangerous butt injections are given - I can't remember the litany of crap they would inject themselves with. The worst of it are the "butt parties" where women would get together and inject each other. Of course, all kinds of health problems resulted, with the author of the story spending much time in the hospital, and is lucky to be alive.

So very sad. If there is anything I learned from my promiscuous years, its that men are a lot easier to turn on and please than we women have told ourselves. All this body perfectionism is not driven by MEN, but by the competitiveness of other women. But they keep telling themselves it necessary to have a perfect body to get a man. And feminists keep yammering about how its men insisting on perfection - but they are dead wrong.

Inga said...

Dumbass.

Archie said...

I admit my sample is small but I've never met a Brazilian woman who needed a butt job. Odd that 30% believe they do.

Michelle Dulak Thomson said...

Sorry, but this stuff is plain sick. Ladies, please. Butt implants are gross enough when men are getting them. Cut it out. And stay alive.

raf said...

Their bodies, their selves?

William said...

People have died for worst reasons.

Michael K said...

This was a major problem during the American occupation of Japan until recently. Women would go to amateur plastic surgeons to have breast silicone injections. Not implants, but injections of silicone jelly. The results were awful and it took years, and often mastectomies, to get control.

The FemiNazis who took off after silicone implants in the 70s were not as bad but, it seems to have quieted down. By FemiNazis I don't mean lesbians because, in my experience in breast surgery, lesbians are as interested in breast size as men.

Now, we see disastrous results of such things as collagen injections into lips and other structures. The fixation on artificial beauty sends a lot of plastic surgeons' kids to college but is not healthy for a society.

It's almost as destructive as women's fascination with bad boys. But it's even more common.

madAsHell said...

Most of the butts I see need to be diminished, not augmented.

cubanbob said...

Sad to say in the Greater Miami area this kind of crazy isn't that uncommon. Seriously how crazy do you have to be to have fix-a-flat injected in your boot?