26.09.2020

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Bum lifts for dummies

A WOMAN who has spent £6,000 on THREE bum lifts has revealed how the multiple surgeries have left with a “drooping butt”.

Renee Donaldson, 24, thought she stumbled upon a bargain when she saw a Brazilian bum lift advertised on Instagram for £2,500.

BUM implants can take someone from a flat bottom to rear of the year in just a few hours.

Dozens of celebs are rumoured to have had the posterior procedure. Here is how it works, and how much you’d have to fork out for a rounder rear.

 Big Brother star Lateysha Grace has had three bum lifts
Big Brother star Lateysha Grace has had three bum liftsCredit: instagram/lateysha_grace

What is a bum lift and how much do implants cost?

Bum implants are silicone products that are inserted into a “pocket” made by a trained surgeon who slices an incision into their client’s bum.

The implants are firmer than those used during boob jobs, and the op costs between £4,000 and £6,600.

Some people get bum implants following weight gain, weight loss or pregnancy – which can affect the bottom’s elasticity or cause the cheeks to droop.

Implants should last for a minimum of 10 years, while you will be left with a small scar which will be red for the first few months.

Clients are normally kept in hospital overnight, and advised to take a fortnight off work and avoid exercising for five weeks.

The experts at cosmeticsurgery.co.uk explain: “After the operation the buttock area will be swollen and slightly bruised and can be painful. Walking and sitting can be difficult.

“You will need to take a few days to rest and should not put any strain on the buttock area for six weeks after the procedure.

“You will need to sit upright with a straight back and wear support pants for up to six weeks. Initially you will only be able to sleep on your side or front.

“The buttock will feel tight until the skin gets used to the new shape and size.”

 In total Star has spent around £220,000 on her surgeries
In total Star has spent around £220,000 on her surgeriesCredit: Caters News Agency

What is a Brazilian Bum Lift?

A Brazilian Bum Lift, sometimes known as a BBL has grown in popularity over the past year, and is considered a more ‘natural’ alternative to silicone implants.

It’s an invasive surgical procedure under general anaesthetic, and involves liposuction from the waist/inner thighs/back or any problem areas.

They will then purify the removed fat, before inserting it in the bum and hips to create the perfect hourglass figure and round bum.

A BBL can cost anything from around £3,000 (if done abroad) to £10,000.

 Kim K has the perfect example of a BBL bum
Kim K has the perfect example of a BBL bumCredit: INSTAGRAM, @KIMKARDASHIAN

Which celebrities have had bum lifts?

Ex on the Beach star Laura-Alicia Summers spent £5,000 on a Brazilian lift, which she forked out for in a bid to look like Kim Kardashian.

Towie’s Chloe Sims has had two boob jobs and a Brazilian bum lift, while Big Brother star Lateysha Grace has had three bum lifts in the past.

Wannabe Barbie Star Delguidice flew to Turkey to have bum implants.

Finding a surgeon in Istanbul, the seven-hour op involved draining fat from her arms, thighs and stomach and injecting them into her bum.

But the 28-year-old opted for implants double the recommended size, and is worried they will explode and claims to feel them moving around.

Swedish model Natasha Crown has had three bum lifts in her effort achieve the world’s biggest bottom.

 Alicia Douvall was reluctant to remove her bum implants after they burst and started leaking silicone
Alicia Douvall was reluctant to remove her bum implants after they burst and started leaking siliconeCredit: Rex Features

Since getting them done, Star says she is now suffering with anxiety and panic attacks.

Reality TV star Heidi Montag had buttock augmentation surgery at the age of 23, as one of 10 procedures she received in a day.

Meanwhile, surgery addict Alicia Douvall is yet to get her dodgy bum implants removed – despite them leaking silicone into her body after they burst.

Celebs including Holly Hagan, Katie Price, Bianca Gascoigne, Ferne McCann and Chloe Goodman are all fans.

The Sun Online exclusively revealed that Ex on the Beach star Jemma Lucy had also flown to Turkey for the BBL operation for a bigger backside.

She then spent seven days recovering in Turkey before flying home.

Jemma recovered speedily as she showed off her peachy bum on the beach in September, 2017.

CBB star Chloe Khan was another celebrity to sign up for a butt lift.

She posted a Snapchat video telling fans she too was on her way to Turkey for the procedure, along with designer vagina surgery.

Comedian Katherine Ryan came under fire after lying about having a botched bum lift in order to promote a recent TV show.

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Are Brazilian Bum Lifts safe?

Youngest EuroMillions winner Jane Park was reportedly left “fighting for her life” with sepsis after a Brazilian bum lift went wrong.

The 21-year-old had the procedure to get a perkier behind but was later rushed to hospital after becoming severely unwell.

She had already suffered with swollen lips and cheeks after reacting to the anaesthetic at the Turkish hospital.

Jane, who has spent more than £50,000 on plastic surgery since she won a million pounds aged 17, said at the time: “I’m in absolute agony, I know the saying is pain is beauty, but this is horrific.

 EuroMillions winner Jane Park said a botched cosmetic operation left her fearing for her life
EuroMillions winner Jane Park said a botched cosmetic operation left her fearing for her lifeCredit: Snapchat

“They’re almost certain it’s sepsis , I’m frightened and I’m emotionally drained. I have tried to put on a brave face, but I’m really scared.”

Friends and family of the young Lotto winner had previously said they were worried about her safety following the surgery blunder, according to The Mirror.

A source said: “They are worried that she has become addicted to cosmetic surgery because she has been really poorly – but she still says she would have more cosmetic work done.”

On August 29, the devastated partner of a mum-of-three who died while undergoing a Brazilian bum lift at a clinic in Turkey told The Sun he was a “broken man” following her death.

It is thought Leah Cambridge, 29, died in the operating theatre but the cause has still not been revealed.

Partner Scott Franks, who was in Turkey with her parents preparing to fly Leah’s body home, said: “I just wish this was a bad dream.

“Two days ago I was happy. Now I’m a broken man and will be forever. I’m hurt so bad and this is only the start. My life has crashed.”

Scott, 31, warned others considering similar cosmetic surgery to take note of the risks. He added: “People need to be aware of situations that can happen with this treatment.

“We are still waiting for answers and are also trying to get a flight to bring Leah home.”

On October 4 it was announced that another unnamed young British woman had died as a result of the Brazilian Bum Lift surgery.

 Love Island contestant Megan Barton has had a non-surgical bum lift
Love Island contestant Megan Barton has had a non-surgical bum liftCredit: ITV

What is a non-surgical Brazilian bum lift?

In the world of lip fillers and non-surgical nose jobs, many people now see going under the knife as an unnecessary effort – and expense.

Non-surgical Brazilian bum lifts see similar results to surgery – with contoured posteriors, increased firmness and smoother skin in just four treatments.

While the bum lift can target fat pockets, reduce loose skin, treat stretch marks and reduce cellulite at a fraction of the cost.

The “lunch hour bum lifts” cost around £200 a session.

One of the newcomers to the 2018 series of Love Island, Megan Barton, admitted to having a non-surgical bum lift prior to entering the villa.

The 24-year-old model, from Essex, shared a video of herself in a tiny black thong undergoing the procedure.

And she also had stomach contouring and dermablading ahead of her stint on the show.

Renee Donaldson jumped at the chance to have a Brazilian bum lift for £2,500 abroad
Renee Donaldson jumped at the chance to have a Brazilian bum lift for £2,500 abroadCredit: Caters News Agency

The influencer flew out to the clinic in Istanbul, Turkey, to have the procedure which involves transferring excess fat into the buttocks in January 2019.

“I saw the clinic online and read some amazing reviews,” she said. “They had less than 1000 followers but I knew someone who had a [Brazilian bum lift] and breast augmentation so I had faith.”

The cosmetic surgery practice asked Renee to be an ambassador for them and offered 50 per cent off treatments in exchange for coverage.

As someone who works in social media, Renee says there’s “a lot of pressure around how you look” and admitted she was “lazy” and wanted a quick fix.

She was initially pleased with the results
She was initially pleased with the resultsCredit: Caters News Agency
Months later, the fat in Renee's bum had 'drooped'
Months later, the fat in Renee’s bum had ‘drooped’Credit: Caters News Agency
Renee shared a photo of a lump of fat under her thigh
Renee shared a photo of a lump of fat under her thighCredit: Caters News Agency

“I should have gone to the gym and put blood, sweat and tears into achieving the ‘perfect’ body but I chose the easy option which was to lie on a table and have surgery,” she said.

Although Renee was happy with her how her bum looked to begin with, six months later it seemed to have “drooped”.

“It looked like I had a big bum but no legs,” she added. “The clinic invited me back to match the ration and I paid more than the initial surgery but I didn’t care as I just wanted it fixed.”

However, this still didn’t fix the problem and Renee’s thigh appeared swollen – making her incredibly anxious when it came to uploading pictures of herself.

She has now had three bum lifts
She has now had three bum liftsCredit: Caters News Agency
She shared horrifying photos of the bruises on her thighs
She shared horrifying photos of the bruises on her thighsCredit: Caters News Agency

Opening up about her botched surgery online, Renee then shared a photo where you could see a huge lump of fat on her thigh.

As a result, Renee says the clinic offered to revise it for free – marking her third time under the knife.

She said: “They had got it wrong so many times and I said ‘please just get it right’.

“But when I took the dressing off, my thigh was bruised. I don’t know what they had done to my thigh and every time I ask, they ignore me.

“I have been to the doctors in the UK who think something has been put inside my thigh as it keeps swelling. I have to put all pressure onto my other leg.”

What is a Brazilian bum lift?

A Brazilian Bum Lift, sometimes known as a BBL has grown in popularity over the past year, and is considered a more ‘natural’ alternative to silicone implants.

It’s an invasive surgical procedure under general anaesthetic, and involves liposuction from the waist/inner thighs/back or any problem areas.

They will then purify the removed fat, before inserting it in the bum and hips to create the perfect hourglass figure and round bum.

A BBL can cost anything from around £3,000 (if done abroad) to £10,000.

What’s more, Renee says she can’t even look at herself in the mirror and has cried herself to sleep to multiple occasions.

Ultimately, she doesn’t believe she would have ever have had a bum lift if she had a “normal” job and is urging others to do their research before having cosmetic procedures.

She said: “I was one of those girls who was always looking at other women’s body and wishing I could have it. Now, I barely go on my phone as it makes me depressed to compare what my body should have been.

“There is a lot of pressure to look a certain way to get the best paid collaborations online. It shouldn’t be that way – I don’t want any of my followers to think they are not good enough.

“However, I have gained more followers and opportunities since undergoing the knife. I won’t bash people that want to do it but make sure you’re spending more than £3500 on a BBL.”

Now, Renee is planning to have one final surgery to correct the damage.

“I’m tired of going to hospital, I’m tired of being on painkillers, I’m tired of feeling like this so let this be a wake up call for those that think BBL is an easy option.

“I will go away soon to one of the best surgeons in the world and I don’t care how much it will cost as my health is important.”

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