Dr. Chukwuemeka Onyewu of Jamachi Plastic Surgery blows the lid off the life-threatening practice of fake doctors injecting bad silicone into the buttocks of women in this CBS Baltimore blockbuster investigation.
Dr. O sat down with WJZ 13-TV to discuss the growing trend and the physical consequences that can arise from illegal silicone injections.
“Getting pumped,” as this illegal procedure has been so creatively been coined, involves women going to “Pumping Parties” – private, silicone-injecting sessions often held at apartments or hotel rooms.
“It’s like a cult. You have to be invited to these parties,” Onyewu said in the interview. “They move from hotel to hotel, city to city so sometimes they’re not even easy to track down.”
It’s no secret women have looked at celebrities, like Nicki Minaj and Kim Kardashian and experienced “butt envy.” But growing green with envy has caused many of these women to turn to this potentially deadly injection – in hopes of getting those killer curves.
So what happens when the body begins rejecting the silicone and those killer backsides begin to droop?
Dr. Onyewu said now, women are turning to him to help them “undo” their mistake.
“You have to take out the fat and sometimes even the muscle and skin,” Onyewu explains. “I’d say in the last five to six months, I’m seeing four or five coming in every week with problems. I have seen where the entire buttock cheek skin has turned to leather–literally black, hard leather.”
Watch here as Dr. Onyewu discusses in detail the consequences ‘Getting pumped” can have on women in the CBS Baltimore investigation: