Newsflash: DIY plastic surgery is rarely a good idea.
After yet another woman gets rushed to the hospital for pumping herself with store-bought silicon, doctors again remind would-be plumpers that injections should be done by doctors, not your BFFs.
USA Today pointed this out with the story of a 30-year-old Detroit woman who was rushed to the hospital, coughing up blood, after injected silicon traveled to her lungs and began clotting in her airways.
Why did things go so wrong? Probably because she got the injections at a "pumping party" in a hotel room, possibly with a few friends.
Dr. Malcolm Z. Roth, president of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, told USA Today, "There are 'pumping parties,' involving high-volume injections to fill up the face, lips, cheekbones, chin or breast. Often it's buttock enhancement and often it's not sterile."
The silicon, the paper writes, often comes from Home Depot or other such home improvement stores (although that was probably not the sort of "improvement" the retailers had in mind).
As Jezebel aptly pointed out, "If people do find themselves in a Days Inn with a few BFFs, a bottle of pinot grigio, and a tube of silicone intended for home improvement projects, [Dr. Roth's] advice is to 'run away.'"
At least they're not doing the Vampire Facelift themselves... that could get seriously messy.
Click over to USA Today -- and read about other plastic surgery disasters below.
When Dinora Rodriguez, 40, went under the knife for a breast enhancement operation, what she got was something out of a horror movie, the Daily Mail reported.
A New Jersey woman is suing her doctor, claiming she cannot fully close her eyes after a cosmetic procedure, according to CBS.
In 2008, a Korean woman addicted to plastic surgery injected cooking oil into her face, according to the Telegraph. After Moiku's story made headlines worldwide, viewers sent donations to enable her to reduce the size of her face. During the first procedure, surgeons removed 60 grams of foreign substance from her face and 200 grams from her neck, according to the Telegraph.
Reality star Heidi Montag says she is happy with her new body, but there are certain things she can't do any longer, according to Us Weekly. Jogging -- since her new breasts are size E or F, and hugging. "I'm very weird about hugging people now -- [my body] is very fragile," she told US Weekly. She also told the tabloid she had a total of ten procedures, but she wasn't sure exactly what they were.
Twenty-year-old Claudia Aderotimi died after receiving an illegal butt implant in a Philadelphia hotel room, according to the Daily Mail. The British student thought a "butt enhancement" would start her hip-hop career, according to the Daily Mail.
A 63-year-old face surgery addict died after injecting heated beef fat around her mouth and chin, according to The Daily Mail. Janet Hardt died from a bacterial infection that weakened her colon, but the injection itself didn't cause death, a coroner said. In fact, Hardt had done this procedure several times in the past.
Fabiola DePaula, 24, died after receiving an illegal liposuction procedure for $3,000, according to The Boston Globe. Luiz Carlos Ribeiro and Ana Maria Miranda Ribeiro were charged with practicing medicine without a licence, according to USA Today.