A DIY plastic surgery involved injecting a substance into the buttocks in hopes of making them more shapely. But for one woman named Apryl Brown, the chase for bodily perfection led to a nightmare when doctors were eventually forced to amputate both her arms and legs in order to save her life.
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Now, Brown was a successful hair stylist and she owned her own salon at one point in her life. Although life was good, Brown remembered being teased as a little girl for having a flat butt, and according to her, she even had a mantra: “When I get me some money, I am going to get me some butt.” Eventually, Brown ran into a client who claimed to sell silicone injections for cheap, and several weeks later she found herself lying in a bedroom receiving this DIY plastic surgery while in a home. But after the second treatment, an inkling of a doubt stopped her from continuing:
“A voice just came to me like, ‘What are you doing? Are you serious? You are going to allow somebody to inject something into your body and you have no idea what it is.'”
The next five years, Brown experienced extreme pain as she watched her buttocks harden and discolor. When doctors tested the so-called silicone injections, they found out it was actually bathroom caulk, and the woman who injected her disappeared without a trace.
Unfortunately, fraud related to dermal fillers is high, and the FDA only approves 21 different kinds that are supposed to be administrated by a licensed medical practitioner. Because of the cost of these procedures people like Brown attempt to find a better deal and then get ripped off.
But Brown’s problems did not end with a pain in the butt. She developed a staph infection connected to the original injections that caused her limbs to develop necrosis, which caused her hands and feet to curl back and turn black. With no choice left, doctors had to remove Brown’s feet, hands, and flesh around the dead areas during 27 surgeries.
Apryl remembers the pain being so bad she wanted to die and the doctors at one point thought she only had 24 hours to live:
“I didn’t think about losing my children. I didn’t think about leaving my mother. Although I will be dead, I will not be in pain anymore.”
Having survived the surgeries, Brown is now speaking out in hopes that someone else wanting cheap plastic surgery won’t end up like her:
“All I would ask them to do is, when you have that first thought, make sure they have a second thought about it and do a little research. And if they still want to do it, go for it. They won’t be blindsided, saying, ‘Oh, my God, I had no idea that a simple procedure like that can leave me with no hands, no feet and no butt cheeks.'”
Looking back on her life, the DIY plastic surgery survivor also has a new mantra: “We are enough and we were made to be enough.”