With the advent of cosmetic surgeries, many women have been able to gain more confidence from going under the knife or undergoing some beauty enhancement procedures to get the look they desire. Women who feel like their rear end is too small for their body frame or too flat to give them that desired hourglass figure in their clothes often opt for butt implant surgeries or BBL.
The butt implant and BBL procedures may give the same results, however, they are often mistaken to be the same thing.
A BBL starts with liposuction, where a surgeon extracts or sucks fat from an area of the body and goes ahead to reinject that fat into the butt area to enhance the curves and add volume to the buttocks.
On the other hand, a butt implant procedure involves the grafting of the buttocks with artificial devices surgically to contour and augment the volume of the buttocks.
A BBL or butt implant procedure may cost about 2 million Naira and above. And while the American Society For Aesthetic Plastic Surgery has recorded a 95.6% satisfaction rate from this type of surgery which has created more room for women all over the world to hop on the bandwagon, we can however not ignore the fact that these surgical procedures are very risky.
Patients suffer the chances of the surgery not providing the desired result (a botched surgery), scarring, skin discolouration, allergic reactions and in the worst case scenario, excessive bleeding after the surgery which can subsequently lead to death.
We have compiled a list of Nigerians who have lost their lives to BBL or Butt Implants surgery.
The most recent in the news was a lady called Chrystabel who was reported by her friend to have lost her life through a body enhancement surgery. Detailing her friend’s death, Twitter user @poshcupcake_1 accused the surgeons of causing her friend’s death as a result of negligence.
According to her, Chrystabel died after complaining of bleeding which the doctors claimed to have been normal after a butt surgery.
She continued, “Now I’m not against anybody that want to enhance their body or anything as such, is your body life and choice, So do what you love but I’m against doctors that claim they have experience abroad, come down to Nigeria to kill young people”. In another tweet, she added that “after the surgery, she complained of bleeding and the doctors claimed is normal, it will stop. Now this is the problem, how are you a highly skilled and professional plastic surgeon with experience abroad and someone you finish operating on, complains about bleeding and you say is normal it will stop?”.
She left more tweets which generated more reactions that led to the news going viral on Twitter making Chrystabel’s death known to the populace.
A British – Nigerian, Joy Williams, aged 24, died in Thailand after suffering from an infection as a result of a butt augmentation surgery that went wrong. According to the report released by The Telegraph UK, Joy Williams is from Thamesmead, London and was born in Lagos, Nigeria.
Williams is said to have struggled with self-esteem issues which led her to get the butt implant surgery done. According to the reports, Joy Williams travelled to Bangkok, Thailand to get silicone butt implants on the 14th of October, 2014.
After the surgery, she underwent severe pains which caused her to return to the hospital to have the implants removed, however, she died after the second operation.
The doctor who carried out the surgery, Sombop Sansiri, has been charged with causing her death by negligence and accused of performing the surgery at night without a license.
An Abuja-based businesswoman simply described as Eno, died in a private medical facility in Federal Capital Territory (FCT) after complications emanating from liposuction surgery. According to the doctor, Ayo Aranmolate, during the blood transfusion, Eno reacted to the blood and the blood stopped and was returned to the blood bank for a re-check. According to Dr. Ayo Aranmolate who reported to The Guardian that he had noticed that Eno needed more monitoring and care and was transferred to the Intensive Care Unit where she died three days after her surgery.
The Nigerian-born British wannabe hip-hop star, Claudia Aderotimi died after an illegal cosmetic implant to enhance her buttocks went terribly. At the age of 20, she flew to Philadelphia for silicone jabs to make her butt have more volume and curve.
Unfortunately, she complained of chest pain after the injections and died in the hospital.
According to close pals, Claudia wanted the silicone jabs because she believed getting a bigger butt would make her famous. It happened that her confidence was punctured after she wasn’t allowed to appear in a music video because her buttocks were too small.
It was suspected that she may have been injected with an industrial silicone normally used as a sealant instead of the more expensive variety usually used legally for breast enlargements.
Although this was not a result of butt implants, Late Mrs Stella Obasanjo died after a failed tummy tuck surgery in a Spanish hospital just a few weeks before her 60th birthday.
While these surgeries may have turned out well for others, it’s always a safer bet to try other means of naturally enhancing your body by having a diet plan as well as staying consistent with exercising. There are body shape wears and slimming tea brands on the market to assist in giving you the desired shape. While they may not work fast except with consistency, they are inexpensive and safer than going under the knife.