Reader Laura’s Comment:
“A woman who’s going by the name Vanity Wonder has written a book about her experiences as a black market patient getting illegal injections to becoming an assistant to one of the practitioners. Looking at pictures of this woman it looks like she has permanently disfigured her body. What future health issues does this woman have to look forward to especially since she admits to not even knowing what all was injected inside of her? Is there anything that she can do to remove the gel that was injected into her hips and buttocks? I have to wonder what she is going to do when the fad of larger than life backsides goes away.”
In a raw and honest account, Vanity Wonder, 30, a mother-of-two from America’s Midwest, has revealed how she became addicted to silicone shots to increase the size of her behind. Shot Girls sees her detail her own experiences of seeking out and having the injections, and how she became an assistant to a black market practitioner, who treated women as varied as a 17-year-old brought in by her proud mother and even a senior in her seventies with bifocals and false teeth.
We have discussed before the dangers of large volume injections to augment the size of the booty and thighs. People have died engaging in these treatments if you could even call them that.
The practice of injecting these varied and unknown materials into one’s body is foolish because quite frankly we do not know all that might happen later. She can have them surgically removed but it will more likely than not leave her looking quite deformed. The materials might become infected, scarred or be ejected by the body. This can happen with silicone injections as well as any other incompatible material. Embolization (traveling of the material through the veins) is possible although this tends to happen earlier as opposed to later. Embolization as we have seen can be fatal.
But society has changed. Instead of calling these people for what they are (because that would be “hating,”) we give them a pass by branding them “victims” and “addicted.” This woman will even profit from a book deal. Society used to brand people engaged in foolish behavior and by doing so others were discouraged from following in their tracks. When people profit from foolishness, the potential for someone else to go down that road just increases all the more.
John Di Saia MD