Andressa Urach is regarded by some as one of Brazil’s most beautiful TV stars, but her quest to achieve a perfect body has left her with a rotting leg.
The 27-year-old model was known for being outspoken when it comes to plastic surgery. Television viewers in Brazil once knew her as “Beanpole,” referring to the star’s lack of curves. Tired of the name-calling, Urach took a massive transformation thanks to the magic of plastic surgery. Urach wanted “to have the face of a rich girl,” so she decided to go under the knife in a series of procedures. From a nose job to silicone implants, she even admitted that she took anabolic steroids and Botox injections to achieve her beauty goals.
In an interview last year, Urach talked about the importance of plastic surgery to her life:
“There are plenty of ugly women. If you have the money, you can be beautiful… This pretty face you see here, my dear, it costs some.”
This week, however, Urach was singing a different tune. The Miss Bum Bum runner-up now thinks that her vanity has reached a critical level.
“I regret that I put that poison in my body, mostly because of having too much vanity,” she revealed during her tell-all interview with Rede TV.
Urach is now speaking against plastic surgery after her recent procedure ended up with her hooked up on a life support machine. She wanted to augment her thighs, but the botched procedure left her clinging on to her life.
During the procedure last November, Urach was given a dose of silicone gel, Hydrogel, that was 200 times higher than what the government allows. After the massive dose was rejected by Urach’s body, the material started sticking to her muscles in her legs, causing it to rot. After an intense month inside the hospital, Urach decided to warn women everywhere, even if her wounded leg continued bleeding during the course of the interview.
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The model blamed the society for holding a high standard of beauty, causing women to rely on plastic surgery to appear perfect. “I hope that these wounds at least serve as a warning to other women,” she said.
Among all the countries in the world, Brazil sees the highest rate of cosmetic surgery. The number of doctors who are not trained to perform cosmetic procedures outweighs those who are certified and licensed. It even surpassed the United States as the country with most procedures done in a year.
Urach thinks that this is the end of her vanity projects. She won’t even bother fixing the damage that her last procedure brought. “I’ll leave them there, as they are,” she revealed. “I fear surgery.”
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