5206 N Scottsdale Rd. Paradise Valley, AZ 85253 | (480) 948-5045
Request A Consult

5206 N Scottsdale Rd
Paradise Valley, AZ 85253

(480) 948-5045

Black Market Butt Injections

By Dr. Susan Van Dyke
April 7, 2010

There was a time when a skinny butt was actually a good thing.  In recent years curvatious women like Jalo have changed that thinking.  Women seem better able to embrace their natural gifts and celebrate curves.  Of course, being human, if curves are good then more curves are better.   If God didn’t bless us then it is our birthright to pursue another way.

In the last few months a hand full of women in NJ ended up with more than they bargained for:  they started ending up in emergency rooms.  It seems an as-yet unidentified “practitioner” convinced these women that he/she was qualified to enlarge their behinds with injections. The problem is he/she was grossly unqualified and unethical. He took their money and injected them with a mystery substance, possibly industrial grade silicon. They developed sores and draining abscesses as the body tried to rid itself of the tainted material. A similar outbreak occurred in Florida in January 2009.

Does this mean they got what they deserved, vanity thy name is woman?  Absolutely not! In our society and many others, enhancing one’s outward appearance is accepted and honored.  These poor women were victimized, something that is happening more and more.  Poorly trained (or not at all) “practitioners” hiding behind words like “doctor” (very small d),” board certified”, “medical director”, “provider” without definition.

We are outraged at such gross examples of incompetence and criminality.  Understandably we are less concerned with the storefront spa that sells Botox injected by the receptionist but that is the first link to complacency.  I think a step in the right direction is to define who is doing what procedure, what is their license if any (MD, RN, MA, Aesth, etc…) and who is supervising.  The bottom line is medical procedures, even the cosmetic ones, need to be done with expertise and integrity and the patient has a right to know who holds the needle.

Tags: , , , ,

Blog, Cosmetic, Safety


Comments are closed.


Stay up-to-date on the latest in cosmetic dermatology and gain access to exclusive experiences through our monthly events! Join our Patient Seminars to watch as the Van Dyke Team presents the latest trends, offers live demonstrations on popular procedures and products, and collaborates with industry experts to provide insight on all facets of non-invasive cosmetic dermatology. Plus, gain access to exclusive event-only discounts just for showing up. Space is limited, so be sure to RSVP for these seminars!

September 18
8:30 am-6:30 pm
Van Dyke Aesthetics
August 15th
8:30 am-6 pm
Van Dyke Aesthetics
June 24th
12-1 pm & 5:30- 6:30 pm
Van Dyke Aesthetics
March 30th
10 a.m. - 2p.m.
Van Dyke Aesthetics

Request A Consult

  • * All indicated fields must be completed.
    Please include non-medical questions and correspondence only.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.