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Cosmetic Surgery: Surgical Procedures for the Butt on the Rise

On July 23, 2014, BBC News Magazine reported on an 80% increase in the number of buttocks lifts performed in 2013 over 2000 and that illegal backstreet practitioners are taking advantage of price-sensitive consumers seeking this procedure. Dr. Simon Ourian of Epione Medical Corporation warns patients to thoroughly check the credentials of any individual they hire to perform this medical procedure.


Los Angeles, CA -- (ReleaseWire) -- 07/30/2014 -- A July 23, 2014 article posted on the website of BBC News Magazine titled “Illegal Bottom Injections on Rise in US,” states there are a growing number of women turning to people posing as fake doctors for buttocks lifts. The FBI reports that these types of cases are on the rise, especially in California, New York, Texas, and Florida. In a properly performed buttocks lift, fat is taken from one part of the body (such as the thighs, abdomen, or arms) and transferred by injection into the buttocks. According to the report, substances injected into the victims of this crime include tire sealant, glue, olive oil, and cement. (see: goo.gl/GWekn9)

“I can certainly appreciate that the cost of a Brazilian Butt Lift performed by a licensed physician in an accredited facility may be daunting,” says Dr. Simon Ourian, Medical Director of Epione Beverly Hills, “but to risk one’s health to save money on an aesthetic procedure is just too dangerous.”

The BBC News Magazine report included the stories of two women. The first, an exotic dancer in Miami, paid a man that ‘looked professional’ to inject a substance into her buttocks with a plastic syringe. Happy at first with her results, she opted for two additional treatments. Eventually, however, she began to feel ill, fatigued, and dizzy. One time she stopped breathing and had to be rushed to the hospital. It turned out that the professional looking gentleman was not a doctor and that he’d performed his fake treatments on other women. The second woman reported on in the story wasn’t so lucky. This woman died when illegal silicone injections spread from her buttocks to her organs.

“The stories of these women are heartbreaking,” says Dr. Ourian. “The woman who received the silicone injections met her killer online. Anyone interested in an aesthetic medical procedure must, at a minimum, confirm that the treatment will be performed by a physician or, where legal and appropriate, by a licensed medical professional working under the direct supervision of a physician.”

About Epione Beverly Hills
Epione Beverly Hills has been a leader in minimally-invasive aesthetic medicine and laser technology. Products offered include Botox, Radiesse, Sculptra, Restylane, Juvéderm, and CoolSculpting. Procedures are available to treat or reverse conditions such as wrinkles, stretch marks, varicose veins, cellulite, skin discoloration, acne, and acne associated scars. More information about plastic surgery can be found on Epione’s website.