There are enough examples of ugly outcomes from having butt injections done, including death, that you would think people would want to run far away from the idea. But more people than you think, of all ages and from all walks of life, have had all sorts of chemicals and products put in their body to get a bigger butt. A few came together to speak about their experiences, pains and losses after going such routes for the upcoming BET News documentary, Killer Curves: Bodies to Die For.
LaLa Anthony is an executive producer and narrator for the project. According to Shadow and Act, it “investigates the increasingly popular and sometimes fatal trend that is globally impacting the lives of many women of color: black market cosmetic surgery.”
The doc looks pretty good, as there is enough in the trailer alone to scare the hell out of you. A woman says her butt “actually busted open” enough for a person to be able to fit their fist in her buttcheek. Another woman says her daughter ended up brain dead after the procedure. And another woman ends up losing her legs and “almost my life all behind silicone butt injections. We just don’t feel like we’re beautiful enough.”
Singer K. Michelle is featured in the doc, and in it she speaks about the side effects she started to notice years after having silicone injected into her backside.
“It was headaches all the time,” she said. “It was, can’t even walk.”
K has spoken openly on her social media about the numerous surgeries she’s had this year alone, the rough road to recovery, and the motives behind why she had the injections put in her body in the first place. She says she shares her story, as should others, to keep other women from going down the same dangerous path.
“I have a very powerful platform,” she said. “And it’s nothing but my obligation to come out and say, ‘Honey, this ain’t what you want.'”
Check out the trailer for the doc below, and tune into it when it airs on Wednesday, August 8 at 8 p.m. on BET.