Long time readers are familiar with our plastic surgery horror story archives. These archives (mainly) consist of cases of illegal/ unlicensed surgeons and botched plastic surgery procedures but there is also information on how to find a board certified surgeon. Most of these cases take place in the United States where both clever marketing and underground clinics flourish due to the high costs of plastic surgery.
Buttloads of Pain
Now there is a new documentary that explores the dangers of unlicensed operators and ‘booty enhancement’.
Thanks to my friend, Matt Rines for sending me the link to the Vice documentary,”Buttloads of Pain” which talks about and talks to victims of unlicensed (and illegal) gluteal augmentation procedures (such as direct injection of silicone and other substances).
Gluteal Augmentation Procedures
For more information on legitimate gluteal augmentation procedures, read our interviews with licensed plastic surgeons.
Gluteal implants – Interview with Dr. Gustavo Gaspar
Fat transfer : Dr. Luis Botero
Update: February 2014
For readers that have been asking about the background, history and the profound psychological and sociological impact of the ‘big booty’ and other Colombian influences on (global) plastic surgery trends & beauty ideals – this article by Mimi Yagoub at Colombia Reports may be a bit of an eye-opener.