Brazilian Model Posts Horrific Photos of Botched Plastic Surgery
Brazilian model Andressa Urach nearly lost her legs thanks to cosmetic filler injections, and she has released the gruesome photos of the damage in an attempt to warn others against the popular procedure.
To say that plastic surgery in Brazil is popular, is an understatement, and to many Brazilian women it is a sign of wealth and social status to have obvious cosmetic enhancements. Andressa Urach can attest to this and the 27-year old model has already undergone several cosmetic surgeries including: breast implants, liposuction, butt implants, rhinoplasty, a chin reduction and a labioplasty. Interestingly enough, it was the less invasive filler injections that left Andressa in excruciating pain and fighting for her life.
Years ago, Andressa had hydrogel and PMMA (polymethyl-methacrylate) injected into her butt and thighs to make them bigger, and initially she was thrilled with the results. Her new curves even landed her as second runner up in the controversial Miss Bum Bum Brazil contest, in 2012. But, things took a turn for the worse in 2014, when Andressa started experiencing extreme pain in her legs and it was discovered that the filler was rotting her legs from the inside out.
After several unsuccessful attempts to drain the filler from her legs, Andressa spent a month in the Intensive Care Unit, fighting for her life. She is now slowly recovering from septic shock and at one point, it was thought that doctors would need to amputate one or both of her legs. As of now, it looks like Andressa will slowly recover, and keep all of her limbs, but removing fillers completely from the body is nearly impossible, since they freely move throughout the body. Therefore this may be a life-long battle that will keep Andressa in and out of the hospital indefinitely.