Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Woman Does At-Home Silicone Injection,
Disfigures Her Face
No, don't let the headline or post title fool you. It wasn't Speakeress of The House Nanny Pelosi. No...she's a wealthy Liberal Elitist. She can afford the very best silicone injections and botox.
A Minnesota woman bought silicone over the internet and injected it into her face, thinking it would be the same as a professional job done by a plastic surgeon. No, no, no, no, no. WCCO News:
A black market has developed for some of these and other products. One Twin Cities mother decided to speak out about what happened to her after she tried to save money by injecting herself with silicone.
"I really though that I was getting a bargain and I really didn't do my homework like I should have," said the woman who did not want to be identified.
Her lips and left cheek are disfigured from silicone she self-injected. She was trying to make her upper lip fuller and fill acne scars.
A year and a half ago, another doctor had given her silicone injections. That treatment went well but it wasn't cheap. It was $2700 for a series of three treatment.
So she turned to the Internet and found a site advertising silicone for $10.
The site clearly says the product is to be used externally as a personal lubricant. She thought because it was 100 percent silicone she could inject it. She bought the syringes at a local pharmacy.
"Initially I thought I did a good job," she said.
However, within a day her lips and cheek were disfigured.
"Its very frightening, its very embarrassing having to be in public," she said.
The doctor who is helping her, Dr. Edward Szachowicz, fears in this weak economy more and more patients may try to do their own injections. At his office the price of injectable fillers ranges from $250 to $800. The products last anywhere from four months to up to 18 months.
"I believe that what happened to our patient is a sign of the times," said Szachowicz.
Szachowicz said patients are turning to the Internet, especially overseas sites.
"They are actually getting product in their hands that wasn't previously available," he said.
Now this Twin Cities mother will be going to California to consult with a plastic surgeon. She faces thousands of dollars in medical bills.
"I feel that some of it can be fixed. I don't know how much," she said.
Now she wants to warn others.
"Don't do it," she said. "You don't know what you are getting especially if you're buying these products off the Internet."
I wish her the best in what she has to go through, but she brought this on herself. And now she is on a mission to warn others to not be as stupid as she was.
I wonder what kind of coverage she would have for repairative surgery under ObamaCare?
Sorry DD. Brain repair isn't covered. Fraudy and the Leftards like stupid. Stupid gets them elected.
Btw, did you that I did not photoshop the image at the top of the post of Pelsoi? (wink wink, nudge, nudge) ;-)
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