The Venezuelan Association of Cosmetic Surgeons estimates that 2,000 women in the country receive butt injections on the black market each month. According to an interview with a doctor who provides the service, the cost to receive a black market butt injection in Venezuela is about $300.
In 2013, there were 17 deaths in Venezuela related to illegal butt injections.
Illegal butt injections is also occurring in the United States, as deaths from the black market injections have been reported in the states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Nevada, New York and Pennsylvania. The cost to get a butt injection in the United States is between $1,500 to $2,000.
Source: Alex Greig, “Meet the Venezuelan doctor who performs illegal, cut-rate injections on women who desperately want bigger butts,” Daily Mail, March 15, 2014.