A former contestant in Brazil’s “Miss BumBum” contest, which seeks to find the finest “booty” in all the land, is in serious condition after cosmetic procedures in her legs and rear went awry and now threaten her life.
Andressa Urach, 27, who previously spent a month in intensive care suffering from septic shock after cosmetic gels “rotted” the muscles of her legs, is now back in the hospital after implants in her derrière began causing a similar reaction, reports the Daily Mail.
While bedridden in Sao Paulo, Urach told media outlets she recently underwent an emergency operation to remove the substances from her left buttock, as she is in danger of losing her leg and her life.
Urach admitted to receiving at least nine cosmetic procedures over a five-year period, procedures that have included a nose job, a bioplasty facial “correction,” a jaw reduction, breast augmentation, liposuction, “vaginal lip reduction,” and, most notably, implants and injections to her butt and legs.
Her award-winning booty gave her the runner-up title in the 2012 “Miss BumBum” contest, something she now regrets, having already spent all of December confined to a bed.
“I am suffering a lot, but God is with me. It’s my fault, my vanity made me push the limits,” Urach said.
“Thanks to God I no longer need my body to work, now I work with honor and can sustain my family like that. I prefer to have legs and be able to walk and lose half a buttock than to die.”
The Mail reports the woman had injections of two filers, hydrogel and PMMA, but began complaining of discomfort and eventually had 400ml of hydrogel drained from both of her upper thighs.
“The hydrogel was not absorbed by my body and started to harm me,” she said. “Now I’ve discovered that the PMMA is sticking to my muscles and causing the tissue to rot.”
Brazil surpassed the United States in 2013 in cosmetic surgery and now boasts more cosmetic procedures than any other nation in the world, with nearly 1.5 million surgeries performed last year.
According to the Daily Mail, those procedures included more than 64,000 butt augmentations.