DIY plastic surgery leads to horrific injuries – CNN.com
Apryl Brown remembers lying on the hospital bed as the doctor uttered those words. A sense of relief came over her. I didnt think about losing my children. I didnt think about leaving my mother, she said. She thought instead of how death would feel. Although I will be dead, I will not be in pain anymore. That searing pain came from an unimaginable source: a silicone filler, like the one Brown assumed plastic surgeons use daily. Hers was injected into her buttocks,with the hope of improving her appearance.
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These must be administered by a medical provider or under the supervision of a physician. None of the FDA-approved dermal filler devices is approved for self-injection. There are hundreds of nonapproved dermal fillers available around the world. But Glogau cautions against having the procedure done out of country or trying to do it yourself. “I wouldn’t do it. I think you belong in a doctor’s office where a physician is supervising this and you can depend on where they have sourced the material.” As far as buying it online, Glogau says it’s easy for patients to take the leap. “If we live in a world where you buy your Manolo Blahniks shoes at Neiman Marcus or you can buy them online at Zappos and it’s the same shoe, I think you’re expecting what you see on a website as full value and true.” One of his recent patients came to him after purchasing a non-FDA-approved dermal filler marketed on the Internet with just a credit card and a stroke of the keys.
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Woman loses hands, feet after discount butt injections – WKRN News 2
Within a week to ten days, swollen red nodules appeared on the womans face. Dr. Glogau removed the substance, and found it was glass, or fiberglass. The website where she bought the injection, pmma.com , claims to sell dermal fillers for professionals directly to customers. A similar treatment at a doctors office costs nearly $800. The website sells it for just $100.
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