Can Illegal Butt Injections Kill You?

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Could the quest for the perfect butt be deadly? The Doctors welcome fitness coach Janelle, who discusses her experience getting illegal butt injections and the subsequent pain she experiences.

In 2010, Janelle got butt injections. Instead of using a professional, she opted to let a stranger inject silicone in her backside in a hotel room. She was injected 9 times. Within 2 years, she began having issues, like pain when she sits for too long. She also experiences itchiness, discoloration, indentations on her backside and now scar tissue has formed. She says she is self-conscious about her butt and tries to hide it.

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"I did all of this for nothing. I allowed this to happen. You're trusting a stranger to put a foreign thing in your body... I didn't think I could possibly die, you know, women have died. At the end of the day, I just want to help save somebody's life," she says.

Janelle meets with our very own plastic surgeon Dr. Andrew Ordon to assess any possible damage her injections might have caused. She reveals that she paid $4,000 for the injections, which is astounding to Dr. Ordon. He explains for just a little bit more money, she could have had a proper procedure.

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Following her consultation with Dr. Ordon, he explains that injecting silicone into the butt creates hard nodules. He says that when people inject non-approved injections into this area of the body that it might look at good initially, but over the course of time problems occur. 

Plastic surgeon Dr. Constantino Mendieta also joins the show to share with Janelle that he wants to try and help her with her injection issues. He explains that it not possible to completely removed the silicon, but with liposuction and fat injections, they can hopefully treat the issue, free of charge. Additionally, Hilton Homewood Suites offers Janelle somewhere to stay during her recovery.

Dr. Travis reminds everyone, when it comes to medicine, "If it feels sketchy, it is sketchy."