Woman has had her breasts removed after a cheap boob job using petroleum jelly and performed by a friend of her friend left her deformed, infected and in agony.
The shocking case has been highlighted by a Russian campaigner against cosmetic surgery abuses, Alana Mamaeva, 32, amid an alarming rise in such horrors.
The patient, 48, told how she wanted to enlarge her ‘small’ breasts but after she had a baby and suffered from mastitis they became misshapen with a ‘huge boil’.
An unqualified ‘surgeon’ showed the victim her own ‘very beautiful breasts’ and said she could do the same for her with injections of jelly, for £5.
In order to have the botched procedure the woman agreed to pay for the cost of the materials, totaling around £4.70, with the friend using her as a ‘guinea pig’.
The woman, from the Caucasus region of Russia, said: ‘I agreed the procedure with my husband.’
She then underwent the back street boob job without anaesthetic in her own home, having six jars of jelly injected into her body.
Pictures show the appalling consequences of the botched procedure, which has left the woman needed to have her breasts reconstructed by a cosmetic surgeon.
Discussing the boob job, the woman said: ‘It was such a pain, a hellish pain, but I wanted this beauty.’
Soon she had a ‘terrible fever’ and was ‘scared, regretting what I did’ but after two days the pain subsided and the woman said her ‘breasts were a wonderful shape, so beautiful…my husband was pleased’.
Yet the catastrophic consequences became clear after she gave birth. The woman suffered from mastitis, which is an inflammation usually associated with breast-feeding, and her boobs became misshapen with a ‘huge boil’
She said: ‘The appearance was terrible – the pains were unbearable. There were ugly open wounds.’
After pus poured out of her swollen breasts the woman was forced to seek medical assistance.
‘I felt this liquid coming out of me,’ she said. ‘Of course, I regretted of what I did. I beg other women never to take such steps. You will regret it, not in the first year, but later it will be terrible for you.’
The woman has now had surgery to remove the hardened petroleum jelly but this left her chest ‘looking life a war wound’.
Campaigner Mamaeva said: ‘You are destroying your own body with your own hands, demolishing your life.
‘Such cases are shocking, horrifying. But they need to be shown and told to increase women’s awareness, literacy and security – because knowledge is power.
‘This woman and dozens like her do not need to be criticized by society or condemned. They have already punished themselves.
‘Society should be kinder and more understanding. They need help and it’s what the good surgeons are trying to provide.’
Mamaeva who helps victims of plastic surgery nightmares – filmed in a second surgery as doctor Oleg Vedrov removed remaining petroleum jelly and the woman’s shattered breasts.
After the damage they suffered there was no other way, he said, adding that in six months he will try to rebuild them by removing skin from the abdomen.
Asked by Mamaeva if he could save the patient’s nipples, he said: ‘I hope so, but cannot guarantee it. In this situation the main task is to fight not only for the nipples.’
Dr Vedrov warned that such carnage caused by use of Vaseline-type products are far from rare.
‘(The breasts) become inflamed, pus forms…. and deformity. It impregnates all the tissue and lies like a stone. It has to be removed completely. The tissue itself is removed.’
Recently Mamaeva, an ex-model and mother-of-two married to a professional footballer, helped Kirill Tereshin, 23, an ex-soldier nicknamed Popeye, to arrange surgery to urgently start urgently removing petroleum jelly from his arms.
He had received injections to give himself a superman body shape.
But Tereshin warned that he could face amputations or death unless he got rid of his fake biceps and triceps.
Dmitry Melnikov, the surgeon who operated on Tereshin, is seen in a picture holding lump of petroleum jelly and ‘dead muscle’ weighing more than 3lbs removed from the bodybuilder’s triceps.
The medic said women were also at risk from such injections.
‘In the whole our country women are often injected with petroleum jelly and so get disfigured,’ he said.
‘Instead of expensive plastic surgery, they agree to petroleum jelly injections and later come to us to remove it.
‘We have seen petroleum jelly injected into breasts, buttocks, and other parts of the female body. We are warning that it is extremely dangerous.
‘It is traumatic for the body, leading to huge scars and without medical treatment it ends even with death.’