Tired of working your glutes day in and day out? Tempted to try hydrogel injections? Stop right now! Despite its rising popularity, this procedure is anything but safe. Actually, it’s not even legal. There are safer ways to grow your booty fast and look sexy in tight jeans.
Nowadays, hydrogel butt injections are all the rage. They enjoy huge popularity among dancers, Instagram models, strippers, and actresses. This procedure appeals to those who’d like their buttock as large as possible without looking fake.
Unfortunately, most people are unaware of the side effects. Believe it or not, hydrogel shots can kill you. Let’s see how they work and why they’re so controversial.[mobileonly] [/mobileonly] [desktoponly] [/desktoponly]
What Are Hydrogel Injections?
Hydrogel injections increase butt size in a short time. They’re marketed as a safe, non-invasive alternative to butt implants. However, their convenience comes at a price. So far, hundreds of women have died from the chemicals used in these products.
The side effects are a result of hydrogel, the primary ingredient. This compound is an acrylamide polymer that maintains a three-dimensional structure. It’s not approved by the FDA for butt augmentation and may cause adverse reactions.
Hydrogel is also used as a facial filler. Plastic surgeons inject this substance into the face to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and increase lip size. These fillers cost about $600 per syringe and come in 1 cc syringes. The price depends on where they are injected.
This substance can increase or change the size of your outer thighs as well as the upper, lower, and middle buttocks. In general, patients bring photos of different body types and styles so the surgeon can shape their buttocks accordingly.
Be aware that silicone and hydrogel butt injections are not the same. Silicone is a polymer of carbon, oxygen, and silicone, while hydrogel comes from acrylamide.
However, both materials carry serious side effects. Once inside your body, they can enter the blood vessels, causing immune reactions, infections, and embolism. In the worst case scenario, they will drain from the skin and cause permanent deformities in the areas where they’ve been injected.
Risks and Side Effects
Hydrogel injections are toxic to the human body. On top of that, their butt-enhancing effect doesn’t last longer than nine months or so. Since these products are not legal in the U.S., they cannot be used by doctors nor administrated in medical facilities. Your only option is to do the injections yourself or ask a nurse. Obviously, hiring a non-certified practitioner increases the risks.
Those who administer these injections purchase hydrogel from the black market. As you can imagine, this compound is neither pure nor regulated. Thus, it’s hard to tell what is going into your body. It can be anything, from toxic materials to rubber.
Silicone injections aren’t much safer either. Their side effects include fatal infections, deformities, and even death. Some formulas contain tire sealant, glue, or cement, which further increases the risk of infection. Silicone can leak and enter your bloodstream, affecting the heart, lungs, and other internal organs.
Most women choose hydrogel injections for their convenience. There are no marks left and it’s not necessary to stay in the hospital overnight. Unfortunately, things don’t always go as planned.[mobileonly] [/mobileonly] [desktoponly] [/desktoponly]
First of all, you may require several injections to get the desired buttock size and shape, so the costs add up. The more hydrogel is injected, the higher the risks.
Secondly, you may experience redness, swelling, leakage, and allergic reactions at the side of injection. Not to mention the side effects that may occur later, such as pulmonary embolism. You simply can’t anticipate these risks.
Even though the results are visible within two weeks or so, they don’t last. Imagine how it would feel to wake up with a deformed booty and debilitating pain. Most times, these side effects can only be corrected with surgery. Is it really worth the risk? Probably not.
Moreover, the manufacturing process is unregulated. After all, hydrogel injections are illegal for a reason. Acrylamide, the neurotoxin in hydrogel, has been linked to various health problems, such as:
- Irritation of the skin and mucous membranes
- Severe poisoning
- Blueness of the limbs
- Memory lapses
- Chromic fatigue
- Muscular wasting
- Peripheral neuropathy
- Loss of nerve fibers
- Loss of muscle function
- Excessive sweating
- Liver and kidney disease
- Increased oxidative stress
- Skin and lung tumors
- Hormonal disorders
- Decreased life expectancy
- DNA damage
- Neurodegenerative diseases
This toxin is classified as a carcinogen. In the long run, it stimulates tumor growth and damages the nervous system. It has been linked to a higher risk of Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, and cognitive decline.
On top of that, hydrogel may be rejected by your body, leading to autoimmune reactions. The success rate is only 15 percent. About 85 percent of those who undergo this procedure get disastrous results. You could end up with amputated limbs, permanent deformities, and deadly infections.
The risks are even higher for those who use home kits. Surprisingly, hydrogel butt injections can be purchased for home use. Many women lack the skills needed to inject the substance properly, which further increases the risk of infection.[mobileonly] [/mobileonly] [desktoponly] [/desktoponly]
Are There Any Alternatives Available?
Luckily, hydrogel isn’t your only option. Diet and exercise can do more for your body than any cosmetic treatment. If you eat right and train hard, the results will follow. A high-protein diet combined with heavy lifting and glute isolation work will shape your buttocks within weeks. On top of that, there are no side effects to worry about.
In addition, you’ll look and feel better, have more energy, and live longer. Your bones will get stronger and your body fat levels will drop. Why risk your health by using hydrogel when there are safer options available?
If exercise isn’t your thing, consider a Brazilian butt lift. During this procedure, the surgeon will enhance the size of your buttocks using your own adipose fat. However, it’s expensive and requires downtime. Not to mention the potential side effects.
Commit to an active lifestyle! It’s the best way to build a perfect booty that will last a lifetime!