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Monday, June 15, 2015

The Dangers of Butt Injections -- How One Woman Lost Her Life!

Danger of Butt Injections

The big booty look is in. The craze is really taking off, thanks to Kim and Khloe Kardashian, Jennifer Lopez, Beyonce and a host of other celebrities. Unfortunately, ordinary people also want the big booty look and are willing to take chances on injections by people who are not medical doctors. For some, it has cost them their lives.

How one 34-year-old died from butt injections

A 34-year-old Dallas, Texas woman recently died from illegal butt injections. The cause of death was from pulmonary embolization of silicone after undergoing several injections. The injections were given to her by two women who were selling the procedures at $300-$500 a pop on the black market. What's in the injections? Hydrogel sealed with Super Glue.

A sad ending

These women had been practicing medicine for years without a license. Following Wykesha Reid's fourth injection, she went back to the clinic because she was becoming ill. The two women told her to lie down, then left her at the clinic overnight, and the next morning, Wykesha was dead. In addition, by the time police arrived, the clinic was empty and Reid's purse and cell phone had been taken.

Her death has been ruled a homicide. The lesson is that no one, absolutely no one, should trust anyone other than a board-certified doctor to perform cosmetic surgery of any type. Illegal, black-market injections like these could cost you your life!
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