/ Dr. Constantino Mendieta Buttock Augmentation Safety February 16, 2011

February 15, 2011

Buttock Augmentation Safety


With 2 deaths in recent months making headlines, it’s important to identify how to be as safe as possible when undergoing buttock augmentation.

There has been concern recently regarding deadly buttock augmentation procedures performed using silicone injections. Claudia Adusei, a 20 year old student from London, traveled to Philadelphia where she underwent injections of silicone into her buttocks hoping to add volume and create the much sought after figure now popular. The injections were performed in her hotel room and she died a day later. The procedure is believed to have been performed by an unlicensed person who CNN reports is a transgender hip hop singer.

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Philadelphia Inquirer / Dr. Constantino Mendieta Chasing shifting body ideals: Homework still a must February 16, 2011

February 15, 2011

Chasing shifting body ideals: Homework still a must


By Stacey Burling, Inquirer Staff Writer

beyonce-buttBlame it on Jennifer Lopez.

She and other entertainers with bodacious backsides – Beyoncé, Nicki Minaj, and Kim Kardashian among them – have helped make many women feel insecure about yet another part of their bodies: their butts.

Once a piece of real estate that almost no woman would want to enlarge, the ideal butt for some now must be round as a balloon, perky, and well-defined. That’s hard to achieve naturally when you’re also striving for the anorexic look or fighting the sags and realignment that age and gravity inevitably bring.

Hence a new demand for butt-enhancing medical procedures – a desire that had tragic consequences last week when an English medical tourist died after black-market butt injections she received in a hotel room near Philadelphia International Airport.

There are legitimate ways to plump up a bottom, but this isn’t one of them. Doctors said there have always been cut-rate cosmetic procedures, and publicity about plastic surgery is lulling more women into thinking it’s no big deal. As last week’s case proved, you’re better off with a pro. A big clue: Board-certified plastic surgeons don’t work in hotel rooms.


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The OC Register / Dr. Constantino Mendieta Deadly desire for bigger buttocks February 15, 2011

February 14, 2011

Deadly desire for bigger buttocks


Buttocks-boosting shots have become one of the most conspicuously dangerous of cosmetic procedures, but patients keep getting them.

News stories of patients dying in a quest for a bigger booty keep turning up. The deaths tend to occur in patients seeking low-priced alternatives to more costly treatments such as buttock implants.

The latest fatality was a British woman who traveled from London last week to get buttocks-enhancement injections of silicone in a hotel room at a Hampton Inn near the Philadelphia airport.


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BBC News / Dr. Constantino Mendieta Big buttocks: Where does our obsession come from? February 11, 2011

February 11, 2011

Big buttocks: Where does our obsession come from?

Surgeons are warning of the risks of DIY buttock enhancement after a 20-year-old woman died in the US from silicone injections. Why do so many women now want to be big-bottomed girls?

For some people, bigger is better.

But tragically, for Claudia Aderotimi, it was the desire for a more shapely behind which ended in her death.


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Philadelphia Daily News / Dr. Constantino Mendieta A trend to watch: Building up the backside February 2, 2011

February 2, 2011

A trend to watch: Building up the backside


BOOTIES are a-popping. And they aren’t all natural.

Thanks to celebs like Nicky Minaj, Kim Kardashian, Beyonce, Angel Lola Love, Buffy the Body and the rise of the urban model, bubble-shaped derrieres are all the rage and not just in hip-hop music videos or on the red carpet. The designer backsides in demand are exaggerated almost cartoonishly as fashion stylist Phillip Bloch described them last week.

“We see them everywhere. They are particularly sculpted and firm,” Bloch told me.

Be clear, this isn’t about just having a big booty. There are plenty of those around. It’s all about having the right shape. Women – and some men – are going to great lengths to get the desired dimensions, obtaining a Brazilian butt lift, getting dangerous, unregulated injections of silicone and other fillers in salons and apartments, or buying padded panties.


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