Cost of a Black Market Butt Injection

in Transnational Crime

A report by the Associated Press quoted prices of a black market buttocks injection to be between $1,500 to $2,000.

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the average fee for a legal buttocks implant is $4,670. Doctors do not perform butt injections but do perform buttocks implants and lifts.

Black market butt injections are done by unlicensed individuals who inject silicon into the buttocks to make it bigger. The AP reported that deaths due to the procedure have been reported in the US states of Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Pennsylvania, Nevada and New York.

Source:  Associated Press, “Buttocks injections killing, maiming some women who seek cheap alternative to plastic surgery,” Washington Post, August 4, 2013.

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