Cosmetic surgery has become increasingly popular in recent years, with many people opting to undergo procedures to enhance their appearance. However, not all celebrities are advocates of cosmetic surgery. In fact, several high-profile celebrities have spoken out about the dangers of cosmetic surgery and have cautioned their fans against going under the knife.
This month, former reality TV star Blac Chyna took to social media to give fans an inside look at her breast and butt reduction surgery. The mother of two said that she wanted to undergo a complete body transformation in order to take her life and career to the “next level.”
She also warned her fans about the dangers of silicone injections, also known as dermal fillers. Celebrities have been using the popular cosmetic procedure to plump up their big booties and areas of the lip and face, but there are many health risks associated with the growing beauty fad.
“I just want all the ladies out there to know, do not get silicone shots because you can get sick, you can die, have complications and all this other crazy stuff,” the 34-year-old told her fanbase on Instagram.
At 19, Chyna received her fist round of silicone booty injections to beef up the appearance of her derriere, but she deeply regrets the decision.
Now, she’s on a mission to get her natural body back. This week, the aspiring rapper and clothing entrepreneur took to Instagram with another video showing off her fresh mug after having all of her face fillers removed.
The former OnlyFans influencer said she was “happy” to finally say goodbye to her fillers.
Chyna is part of a growing number of celebs who are making the decision to downsize or completely remove all of their cosmetic enhancements. The reality is that plastic surgery is one of the riskiest procedures in the medical world, especially silicone injections and the infamous Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL), two procedures that have become famous over the last decade.
The risks of silicone injections and implants can be fatal
Injectable silicone can cause severe and fatal health complications. In fact, when injected into areas with many blood vessels, such as the buttocks, silicone can travel through those vessels to other parts of the body. It can block the flow of blood into the lungs, heart and brain, causing a stroke or even death, according to the Food and Drug Administration.
Chyna said it took medical staff nearly nine hours to remove her butt injections because the silicone mass in the area had become tough and hard.
“Whatever that silicone mass, whatever that was that was in my buttocks, it kept clogging the machine,” she added.
There are risks and potential dangers associated with any surgical procedure including breast and butt implant surgery. Some of the risks and complications that may occur with breast and butt implants include:
Infection: This can become fatal if postoperative care is inadequate.
Capsular contracture: This occurs when scar tissue forms around the implant and hardens causing the breast or butt to feel firm or even painful.
Implant rupture or leakage: Implants can rupture or leak, which can cause pain, swelling and changes in breast or butt shape.
Blood clots: Surgery, especially in the legs or buttocks, can increase the risk of blood clots forming and potentially causing serious complications.
Here are a few more celebrities who have ditched their cosmetic assets for a healthier form of beauty.
In 2022, Bronx rapper DreamDoll opened up about the difficulties she encountered to remove her botched silicone booty injections. While chatting with Angela Yee on her Lip Serve podcast, the femcee revealed that she had four reconstructive procedures to make her derriere appear more natural.
& The trend towards a more natural body continues…
Dream Doll was on a recent episode of @angelayee‘s Lip Service where she mentioned that she’s done 4 reductions in an attempt to reduce her 🍑
She’s had Biopolymer injections, the reductions are part of the removal process. pic.twitter.com/KEg3PvZqWy
— The Cosmetic Lane (@TheCosmeticLane) January 5, 2022
When Yee asked the rapper what prompted her reconstructive journey, DreamDoll revealed that her butt shots were becoming painful.
“It hurts, pain, not wanting a big butt anymore,” the former Bad Girls Club star explained. “I got four reductions already. It’s levels to this reducing sh*t so I’m just like — it’s way harder to take [the silicone] out [than to put it in].”
“People be like, ‘Oh it looks like she didn’t take anything out,’ — B–ch I took this sh-t out four times, you’re not about to make me keep putting anesthesia in my body to please y’all asses, f–k that,” the rapper added. “I just wanted a more natural body, and I still do. So I’m just slowly getting there, slow takes time.”
K. Michelle could write a book about the dangers of cosmetic surgery. The “V.S.O.P.” singer underwent 13 operations and “almost died” to remove her black market silicone butt injections. During an interview with Dr. Phil in 2020, the R&B star said getting her booty injected with silicone was “one of the worst decisions of her life.”
“I wanted to be curvy, but then I started to look like an ant, you know with the big butt and the little legs under you,” Michelle said. “And then one morning I woke up and my legs gave out. Just out of the blue. I just woke up and failed.”
Michelle then offered some harrowing details about the challenges of her reconstructive surgery process.
“They had to literally cut my tissue out of me. I have holes in my body.”
Last year, the “Can’t Raise a Man” artist launched a reality TV show with Lifetime called My Killer Body that raises awareness about the dangers of cosmetic surgery and botched procedures.
In December 2022, Cardi B spoke openly about the painful process of removing her biopolymers, which are gel-like implants that can be injected into the buttocks for a plumper appearance.
The “WAP” rapper got the biopolymers in 2014 in a basement in Queens, New York, hoping to cut down on the cost. Cardi paid $800 for the procedure. But if she had the chance to do it all over, she would never do it again.
“All I’m going to say is that if you’re young, if you’re 19, 20, 21, and sometimes you’re too skinny, and you be like ‘OMG I don’t have enough fat to put in my a–’ so you result to a– shots, b—— don’t f—–g do it,” the 30-year-old told GQ during an interview.
“I am super super super super against motherf—–g a– shots,” Cardi added. “I’m super against biopolymers.”
Cardi said that the recovery process was a huge pain in the ass, literally.
“It was the craziest pain ever,” the “WAP” rapper added. “I felt like I was gonna pass out. I felt a little dizzy. And it leaks for like five days.”
The hip-hop star also cautioned fans to stay away from the infamous BBL.
“When it comes to BBLs, if y’all want advice from me, before you get your BBL done you have to make sure your blood levels are all right,” she suggested. “If a doctor says your blood levels are too low or you have diabetes or whatever, don’t do it.”
BBLs are one of the riskiest cosmetic procedures, due to the high risk of fatality. According to a July 2017 report by the Aesthetic Surgery Education and Research Foundation in Aesthetic Surgery Journal, two out of every 6,000 BBLs result in death.
The model and TV personality has been open about her experience with cosmetic surgery, including breast implants and liposuction. However, she has also spoken out about the risks and potential dangers of these procedures and has cautioned her fans against making the same mistakes she did.
In 2020, the mother of three revealed that she underwent breast augmentation surgery to remove her implants.
The Utah native said she wanted to downsize because of her modeling career.
“It was more for a swimsuit thing,” the Sports Illustrated muse told Glamour UK in March 2020. “I thought, if I’m going to be posing, laid on my back, I want them to be perky!”
But two months later, Teigen finally decided to part ways with her implants.
“A lot of people are understandably curious (and nosey!) so I’ll just say it here: I’m getting my boobs out. They’ve been great to me for many years but I’m just over it,” she wrote via Instagram in May 2020, adding that she’d “like to be able to zip a dress in my size” and “lay on my belly with pure comfort.”
While cosmetic surgery can be a personal choice, it is important to acknowledge the risks and potential dangers involved. Do your own research and carefully consider the risks before undergoing any cosmetic procedure.
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