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02.07.2012

INSIDE EDITION: THE I-SQUAD INVESTIGATES BACK-ROOM BUTT-ENHANCEMENT PROCEDURES

To be broadcast Feb. 7

New York, NY – Feb 7th From J.LO to Kim Kardashian, these days, having a plump, curvaceous behind is certainly an asset in Hollywood. Women are paying a lot of money to achieve sexy figures, so they too can have curves like their favorites celebrities.  But INSIDE EDITION has uncovered an underground world of unqualified people – offering cut-rate and potentially lethal butt-enhancement treatments. 

INSIDE EDITION found many women are willing to risk their health – and lives – just for bigger behinds.  The results do not make them look like ladies of Hollywood, though. In fact, the results can look more like a scene from a horror movie. Women scarred forever, injected with things like cement, household sealants and even fix-a-flat – sold for tire repairs. It’s a far cry from the celebrity sex-appeal so many hope for.

Gabi Castillo tells INSIDE EDITION why she wanted the procedure so badly.    

CASTILLO: “My biggest dream was to dance salsa with the body of Jennifer Lopez.”

She paid $6,000 to get a more voluptuous backside. Months afterwards, a red spot the size of a nickel appeared on her backside. The miniscule red spot quickly grew into a life-threatening infection that was eating away at her skin and muscle. She says she had to undergo 28 surgeries—which removed the infection—and most of her behind.

CASTILLO: “I remember the horror of not knowing if I was going to live.”

INSIDE EDITION even found that you can enhance your buttocks yourself, by ordering a do-it yourself kit online. INSIDE EDITION ordered one of these kits that came complete with band-aids, rubber gloves and 30 giant syringes filled with what the company said was a substance known as medical grade silicone oil. When we sent the substance off to a lab, the results were shocking. According to the lab, those 30 syringes were far from sterile—and they were filled with a type of adhesive used in things like toothpaste and detergent.

The world of back-room butt injections is much more dangerous and shocking than some hopeful woman suspect.  In the report, the I-Squad’s Lisa Guerrero confronts one of the many “injectors” she found across the country who promise to give women beautiful behinds—but has no medical background and places women in danger.

INSIDE EDITION is produced daily by Inside Edition Inc. and distributed by CBS Television Distribution.

Check local listings for stations and times.

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