Women Receive “Butt Enhancement” Injections Containing Bathtub Caulk
Six women in New Jersey are recovering after they received buttocks-enhancement injections containing silicone used to caulk bathtubs (the world yawns).
State health officials say the women, from Essex County, apparently underwent cosmetic procedures from unlicensed providers (Shocker!)
Investigators have not determined if the cases are related (Huh..how can this be?)
No arrests have been made (Figures)
Instead of medical-grade silicone, the women received a diluted version of nonmedical-grade silicone (a.k.a bathtub caulk)
State epidemiologist Tina Tan says there’s the risk for more serious complications when infections are not treated early.
Well no shit!
I have such mixed feelings when reading these plastic surgery nightmare stories; on one hand its horrific, on the other I am wondering what in the world is a woman thinking when she goes to a doctor to have her butt enhanced. Then again, our butts are no different than our breasts, lips, thighs or other body part — nothing is really off limits (including our vaginas and toes). And as a society, we have basically made a complete and total joke out of these situations, with headlines on this story referring a to “booty surgery,” and “ass lifts” s if we want to become some cartoon version of ourselves, like sexy Miss Pebbelz over there.
Gregory Borah, chief of plastic surgery at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, told the newspaper the incident was “a tragedy.”
A tragedy yes, but not enough of one to stop us right? How many of these stories do we need to read for us to stop and say WTF are we doing???
My fear is, that many of us, somewhere deep down, would do ANYTHING to get the body we want. Am I right? If you were visited by the Fairy Godmother today, and she said;
“I can give you the exact “perfect” body you desire…however you will die 20 years early.”
How many of us would jump up to say “I’m in!.”
How would I answer?
No way in hell on the butt or boob implant, or the lipo to the thighs or any other area of my body…..but push me on a non-wrinkled face and I could cave.
Pathetic, yes. Reality, yes.
We all have our weaknesses, but our job is to face them, fight them, and knock ourselves for a loop. Whenever I have such silly notions, while looking in the mirror at my newly formed wrinkles, I walk immediately into my children’s bedroom to get back into my zone. My zone of life that keeps me well aware of the preciousness of what I have been granted, the gift of family, and the complete and total deal-with-the-devil we are making when going under the knife, stretcher, sucker, or what have you.
So, don’t do it ladies. Don’t even think about it. Let yourself ponder this direction is moving you away from the person YOU were created to be, and thinking you would be better with some insane man-made improvement is sure to leave you with a lifetime of regrets.