Friday, January 25, 2013

Man Arrested For Injecting Dangerous Silicone Into People's Buttocks For Buttock Enhancement

by Andrea White

Fat injections to the buttocks has become very popular over the past several years. There are basically two different ways to achieve fuller buttocks - buttock implants or a procedure called the Brazilian Butt Lift. For the Brazilian Butt Lift, fat is removed from unwanted areas by liposuction. After the fat is filtered it is injected into the buttocks, adding contour, shape and the fullness desired. There are also unscrupulous impostors offering unsafe silicone injections.

Today, a story has surfaced about the latest con who has used this method to perform "enhancement" procedures on unsuspecting victims. The story comes out of Palm Beach, Florida where two victims, a male and a female, brought light to the illegal injections being performed by an unlicensed man.

The injections were being performed by the arrested suspect injecting silicone into the buttocks and closing the incisions with Krazy Glue. He was reportedly charging $200 per injection of a silicone substance not approved for use in the body and one that can cause serious harm. Both victims became known following their being admitted to the hospital for "severe infection, pain, bleeding, oozing wounds, and disfigurement," according to WPTV-TV.

If you're looking for buttocks enhancement, we urge you to make sure that legal procedures are being performed by licensed and trained professionals who have experience with either the Brazilian Butt Lift or Buttock Implants. Dr. Robert N. Young encourages patients to take the time to check the credentials of anyone you're considering for cosmetic surgery procedures. The two major societies, the ASAPS and ASPS are good resources for more information about plastic surgery and Board Certified Plastic Surgeons around the country.

REFERENCE / RESOURCES FOR MORE INFORMATION: - Calvin Butler Accused Of Illegally Injecting Silicone Into Other People's Buttocks
DrYoungForever - Should My Plastic Surgeon Be Board Certified?
Herald Tribune - Plastic Surgeons Warn of Trade's Dark Side
Locate A Doc - Cosmetic Surgeon Imposter Jailed for Practicing Without a License
The Baltimore Sun - Health Officials Alarmed Over Silicone Injections For Fuller Buttocks
The Smoking Gun - Silicone Sister Busted For Butt, Hip Injections
USA Today - Lack Of Training Can Be Deadly In Cosmetic Surgery

Robert N. Young, founder of Aesthetic Enhancement Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Center, is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon with over 30 years experience. He has been trained and has extensive experience both as a reconstructive plastic surgeon and a cosmetic plastic surgeon. He has been performing successful Brazilian Butt Lift procedures for several years. His San Antonio practice includes a fully accredited outpatient Surgery Center staffed with qualified Registered Nurses, Anesthesiologists and surgical technicians. As a leading plastic surgeon in San Antonio, Texas, Dr. Young is a member of the following professional organizations:

• ABPS Diplomate - Board Certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS)
• Member, American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)
• Member, American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
• Fellow, American College of Surgeons
• Member, Texas Medical Society (TMS)
• Member, San Antonio International Society of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery (SAISPRS)
• Bexar County Medical Society (BCMS)
• Accreditation by the American Association for Ambulatory Surgical Facilities (AAAASF)