Brazilian Model Speaks Out Against Plastic Surgery After Near-Death Experience
Brazilian model Andressa Urach wants to make sure people know about the dangers of plastic surgery.
Urach, 27, recently spoke to Brazilian television station RedeTV! (via the Associated Press) about a near-death experience she encountered last November while undergoing a surgical procedure to enhance her thighs.
The reality TV star went into septic shock when the operation went awry and had to be placed on life support.
According to Brazil's Plastic Surgery Society, the doctors allegedly gave her a dose of silicone gel 200 times the amount that the government permits, and were using a hydrogel not approved by the US Food and Drug Administration, AP reports.
The runner-up in Brazil's "Miss Bum Bum" contest has spoken openly about her previous plastic surgery procedures, including silicone breast implants, a nose job, Botox injections, and her anabolic steroid use. She said last year, "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."
Urach told RedeTV this week that she regrets putting "poison in my body, mostly because of having too much vanity,” and blames "society, which unfortunately holds a standard of beauty in which you have to be perfect."
Now she wants to share her cautionary tale. "I hope that these wounds at least serve as a warning to other women.”