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.

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 Silicone has gotten a bad name and now it’s been replaced by PMMA.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. 

Will you ever feel comfortable in your own skin? That is, if you don't make an effort to protect it? Although 64% of adults do report wearing sunscreen when outside for prolonged periods of time, it turns out that only about 10% of people surveyed actually protect themselves daily, according to a recent review.

No matter what your skin tone is, unless you live in a cave with no sunlight, daily protection with either sunscreen, sunblock or protective clothing can not only protect you from developing sunburns (ouch!) but can significantly reduce your risk of developing skin cancer, particularly the deadliest type called melanoma. In addition, for those of you wanting to keep your youthful looks, daily sunscreen has been shown to reduce the development of wrinkles. A great teacher once told me that the best way to not have wrinkles is not to get them in the first place (think of how much money you can save on useless creams that claim to diminish wrinkles).

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