Deadly Injection of Permanent Fillers

Are your buttocks big enough? Buttocks can be made larger by injecting silicone, a plastic called PMMA, or fat into them. Or silicone rubber implants can be inserted to plump out those cheeks. But none of the techniques is particularly good, and all of them have high complication rates.

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Are your buttocks big enough?  Buttocks can be made larger by injecting silicone, a plastic called PMMA, or fat into them.  Or silicone rubber implants can be inserted to plump out those cheeks. But none of the techniques is particularly good, and all of them have high complication rates.

Plastic surgeons have been searching for a half a century for things to inject to make them larger.  But injecting liquids or gels just isn’t safe in the buttocks. That's because there are some pretty large blood vessels in the derriere. And hundreds of people, mostly women or men that want to look like women, have found that out the hard way – by dying. You might have heard about the Argentinean model that died recently after her buttocks were injected to make them larger.

So, why are doctors still injecting things into buttocks? There are thousands of discussions about so-called safe injections on the Internet. Silicone has gotten a bad name and now it’s been replaced by PMMA. That’s a type of plastic cement used by orthopedic surgeons to cement things into bone. But this stuff easily gets into blood vessels and it’s killed many people by traveling to the lungs, the brain, and even the heart.

So, if you want bigger buttocks, create it the natural way: in the gym. 

Blog written by Arthur Perry, MD, FACS
Dr. Perry has over 2 decades of experience as a clinical surgeon and has been named to the “Best Doctors in the NY Area” book...