The Dangers of Black Market Butt Injections

The desire for a bigger, rounder, fuller buttocks has become much more pervasive in our society in recent years, and this phenomenon has resulted in a significant increase in the popularity of buttock augmentation procedures. In fact, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) recently revealed that the number of buttock augmentation procedures performed in 2014 increased by 86% from the previous year.

Unfortunately, this increase in demand for buttock augmentation has also created a thriving black market for these procedures, presenting serious risks for every individual who chooses this route to achieve their buttock enhancement goals. It’s important to understand the dangers associated with black market buttock augmentation so that it never becomes a serious consideration to achieve your cosmetic surgery goals.

In many instances, black market buttock augmentation procedures are performed in hotel rooms by individuals who are not licensed medical professionals. The primary selling point for these procedures is cost-related – black market buttock augmentation is significantly cheaper than having your procedure performed in an accredited hospital by a licensed cosmetic surgeon. However, the savings is certainly not worth the health risks you face.

Black market buttock augmentation procedures are typically not performed using medical grade silicone that is approved by the FDA. Instead, you’re much more likely to receive injections containing one of the following substances:

  • Non-medical grade, industrial silicone
  • Tire glue
  • Concrete
  • Cooking oil

When your procedure is performed using one of these substances, you face a serious risk of infection and tissue death. In addition, many of these substances may migrate to other regions of your body, creating potentially life threatening health risks.

The best way to avoid these serious risks is to have your procedure performed at an accredited medical center by a licensed cosmetic surgeon. At Rejuvalife Vitality Institute, we offer several buttock augmentation options:

The Brazilian butt lift uses a fat transfer procedure to add volume to your buttocks. If you choose the Silhouette butt lift, Dr. Andre Berger will enhance the appearance of your buttocks using Silhouette® Lift threads. During your initial consultation, Dr. Berger will discuss both of these options with you and recommend the right one to achieve your unique aesthetic goals.

Please contact Rejuvalife Vitality Institute using the form at the right side of the page or call 310-276-4494 today to schedule your free buttock augmentation consultation. Dr. Andre Berger serves patients in Beverly Hills and Los Angeles, California.


With over 25 years of experience in the medical field, Dr. Berger has geared his practice towards the soothing and therapeutic side of cosmetic medicine. By specializing in anti-aging treatment along with cosmetic enhancement, his goal is to help each patient live a long, healthy, and beautiful life. Call us, or complete the form on this page.


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