“Caulk” Butt Enhancements Hospitalize Six in New Jersey

According to an article on CBS News.com, six New Jersey women were recently hospitalized after receiving buttock injections with silicone used to caulk bathtubs. These treatments were apparently performed by “unlicensed providers.”

Seriously?!?!?!?!

A tip for anyone considering injections into your buttocks: Do not allow anyone to inject anything except your own fat into your behind. Anything else is likely to either not work or cause some major problems (think of turning your buttocks into a big vat of cottage cheese). If you do have someone inject fat into your buttocks, make sure the surgeon is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

Photo credit: CBS News

Thanks for reading.
Michigan-based Plastic Surgeon
Anthony Youn, M.D.

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Responses:

  1. It's so, SO important that people understand that a "cosmetic surgeon" is not necessarily a plastic surgeon. And that if you are meeting with your surgeon in his kitchen, there is probably something shady going on. I think people need to be educated on all the confusing tittles out there so they can make informed, SAFE decisions about who they will allow to put a knife or needle to their skin. Plastic surgeons, facial plastic surgeons, aesthetic surgeons, derm surgeons, cosmetic surgeons, board-certified… who can keep track of all those titles and qualifications.

    For anyone interested, here's a great article about this: http://tinyurl.com/y542tnf

    Comment by Dr. V on April 12, 2010 at 9:11 am

  2. I'll make it easy for Dr. V and for patients: Your doctor better be Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. If he is not ABPS certified, get out of his office!

    Comment by Michael C. Pickart, M.D., F.A.C.S. on April 21, 2010 at 3:35 pm

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