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Dr. Tong was interviewed by CityNews to give his comments on the recent case of a Markham woman who pleaded guilty to a series of illegal buttock injections that were performed using an undetermined industrial substance. Several people in the GTA suffered complications due to these botched attempts.

Buttock enhancement has skyrocketed in popularity due to a number of celebrities who have openly promoted their generous assets, including Nicki MinaJ, Jennifer Lopez, and Kim Kardashian. The procedure is commonly known as a Brazilian Butt lift, and involves removing fat from one area of the body, and injecting it into the buttock region. Only a qualified plastic surgeon should be performing the procedure in a hospital or an accredited operating facility. Unfortunately, there have been many cases in North America were DIY buttock enhancement has been performed by unscrupulous people trying to cash in on the procedure’s popularity, often with disastrous results. Dr. Tong cautions patients to never have these types of procedures performed by non-surgeons, and warns that one may risk losing life and limb when trying to have cosmetic surgery ‘on the cheap‘.

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