Your Butt Job Could Kill You
Just because Heidi Montag did it doesn't mean it's a good idea
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 15, 2010 11:40 AM CDT
Updated Apr 18, 2010 7:54 AM CDT
Want your butt to be bigger? There are risks.   (©joanna8555)

(Newser) – All you wanted was a more ample rear—heck, Heidi Montag did it and she’s fine, right?—but you might walk out with abscesses, kidney damage, or a pulmonary embolism. Why are butt augmentations so dangerous? Well, they’re not—necessarily—worse than other plastic surgery procedures; they’re simply getting trendy fast, leading to riskier practices like unlicensed practitioners and unapproved silicone, Salon reports.

One doctor gives us this “should be obvious” quote: “You really should know what you're doing when you're moving fat around. You can't just squirt in a glob,” or complications will ensue. A butt job done right should take 2-4 hours, but most spas are going to rush through it. Making the situation even more dangerous, if the procedure is done with industrial silicone, it’s extremely unstable—especially in the derriere.