“I Really Thought I Was Like Poppin’”: K. Michelle Was In Denial About How Problematic Her Butt Injections Were
We’ve been keeping you abreast on K. Michelle’s decision to have her butt injections removed, which she successfully had done in January. Now the 33-year-old singer is opening up about the surgery, and how she went from thinking her enhanced body was “poppin'” to watching her health decline because of it.
During the episode, actual video from her surgery is shared with the audience. While doing the procedure, her physician, Dr. Michael Niccole, shows fat being removed from her behind, as well as small white pellets that he said were a “foreign substance” from the injections that seeped into the area around her buttocks. They had grown quite a bit in size.
“Yeah, don’t forget when this was injected it was the size of a pinhead,” Dr. Niccole said of the pellets. “And it’s a hydrogel, like, but it in this material. They inject it through a syringe and there’s thousands of these little pellets that basically increase five to ten times its size.”
Dr. Niccole was able to remove 40 percent of the pellets, with Dr. Oz remarking that it’s near impossible to get to all of them. However, they were able to remove enough to help K. Michelle have more of a natural-looking butt and to relieve health issues that came with the injections.
“That’s what I wanted. I wanted to get back to Kimberly,” she said. “I wanted to get back to the person that my mother gave birth to.”
When asked what she was thinking watching all that was required to help her get back to herself and away from such enhancements, the singer said she thought about how in denial she was about how problematic the work she had done on her body was.
“‘Wow, I really thought I was like poppin’,” she said. “I was like, oh yeah, I look good. I look so good. And I did it so many years ago. I did it about, what, four or five years ago. And I didn’t start to feel any pain or have any issues until like a year ago. And my health just started to decline and go down and I ran all types of blood tests, everything. Doctors were really trying to figure out, you know, what was wrong with me. And I had seen some stories of a lot of women, who were going through the same thing and it was like discoloration. It was pain in your back. It was migraines. It was super discomfort. I took the stats and I’m like I know what this is. It’s like you always have this intuition, where you know you might want to ignore it. But I couldn’t ignore it anymore and it just wasn’t worth it.”
Check out a sneak peek at K’s conversation with Dr. Oz below, and watch the full interview and more when it airs on Tuesday, February 27. Check your local listings for The Dr. Oz Show air times in your area.
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