The story is a sad one, of two women who died trying to lift their buttocks in emulation of their role model.
Sad because death isn’t a good news in the first place; but worse because it occurred in the process of one trying to enhance their looks, their physical appeal.
it is the story of bum lifts gone wrong, an endeavour in emulation of a cherished model, Kim Kardashian, famous American media personality and socialite.
The story leaves heavy morals on how much influence socialites could exert on the rest of society on the one hand, but also the need for additional care taking to trends and fads by whatever name
The two British women died after having Kardashian butt lifts in Turkey, and it has gone ahead to reveal how many more women are queuing up for the same body enhancing regimen the risks notwithstanding.
Welcome to Istanbul, where the two women died trying to lift their buttocks, and in fact, where the practice is “ almost as easy as booking a manicure”, the Mail On Sunday reports.
The platform describes bum lifts as one procedure that is getting increasingly popular among young women especially. Why not, when it promises a fuller bottom and smaller waist, a look popularised by Instagram stars like the Kardashians?.
Kim and Khloe Kardashian, on the other hand, recalls the report, have always denied having cosmetic surgery on their bums – although there has been much speculation, including recent rumours they have had their implants removed. it continues:
Dr Yildiz works at Vanity Cosmetic Surgery Hospital (its motto promises ‘A Better You’) in the lively district of Uskudar, on the Asian side of the city.
The reception area is clean and sleek. There are glossy magazines on the table, and a television screen shows slick films of recent patients gushing about their surgeries.
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A man, probably in his 30s, sits in the waiting area with a female companion. He is wearing the tell-tale black headband given to patients after a hair transplant to reduce any swelling.
Vanity offers the buttock enlargement surgery, sometimes referred to as a ‘Brazilian butt lift’ or BBL, as part of a package at a third of the price that it would be in the UK, with taxis to and from the airport, and a minimum of five nights in a hotel.
As part of the procedure, Dr Yildiz shows me how he can inject fat into my hips as well as my bottom to give me an overall rounder shape. And if I’m still not satisfied with the size of my posterior, an implant can be added at a later date.
My companion – a Mail on Sunday photographer – protests that I have a great body already. ‘Yes, it’s good – but she can be even better!’ he replies. ‘It makes sense. She’s an ideal candidate.’
So much for my personal training sessions and careful diet…
In reception, an employee informs me that the soonest I can get surgery is in a fortnight. She quotes me £4,600 (which includes airport transfers and hotel accommodation), but if I pay a deposit now, she can reduce it to £3,750 – a discount of nearly £900. At this point, I tell her I will need to think about it before leaving the clinic.
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I never planned on going through with the operation. I’m here to investigate the booming butt lift industry, as increasing numbers of young British women flock to Turkey to get the look for a competitive price.
Last year, the country was set to overtake France as the second most popular European holiday destination for Brits, thanks to a huge surge in ‘cosmetic tourism’.
This prompted the UK Government to update its travel advice, warning that it was aware of more than 25 British nationals who had died following visits to Turkey for medical procedures since January 2019.
Iram Ramzan: I never planned on going through with the operation. I’m here to investigate the booming butt lift industry, as increasing numbers of young British women flock to Turkey to get the look for a competitive price
Earlier this month a British mother-of-three died after undergoing a butt lift op in Turkey.
Demi Agoglia, just 26, became ill hours before she was due to return home to Salford following her procedure, which doctors had declared a success. Her family said that she collapsed while visiting the clinic for a check-up.
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Ms Agoglia, who had given birth to her son just seven months earlier, was rushed into intensive care, but doctors were unable to save her.
Her heartbroken brother Carl, 37, has now warned anyone thinking of going to Turkey for surgery not to contemplate it. ‘Don’t do it!’ he wrote online. ‘It is tragic what happened. We are just in shock.’
A butt lift operation involves using liposuction to remove unwanted fat from areas of the body, such as the waist, stomach, back and thighs.
Once collected, the fat is purified and injected to create a fuller-looking bottom using your own tissues rather than implants.
Implants can also be used for patients who don’t have enough fat to achieve this – or who want an even bigger behind. The fat has a better chance of staying in the intended spot if it is injected into muscle – but this is where the fatal risk lies.
If injected incorrectly into the muscle, serious problems can arise. Patients run the risk of suffering a fat embolism, when some of the fat enters the bloodstream and blocks a blood vessel. If the blockage occurs in the lungs, oxygen is prevented from entering the bloodstream. If it happens in the brain, it can cause a stroke.
Butt lift operations have the highest risk of death out of all cosmetic surgeries. The procedure – which costs £10,000 in the UK – has a death rate of more than one per 6,000 surgeries.
Story and pictures courtesy of Mail On Sunday