Trans folks, please beware of silicone injections. It is a dangerous and life threatening practice done by folks who are not medical professionals. I liken these people to those evil magicians one sees in the movies where the naive are lured into the magician's tent with promises of eternal beauty and prosperity. The magician hypnotizes these unsuspecting victims with "success" pictures. They use themselves as models of what can be achieved. The naive victims have seen others who have been transformed. The magician seals the deal for a few hundred dollars and with cash in hand the "pumping party" begins. The magician never shows their ugly, evil side. The "party" doesn't turn ugly until the magician is long gone and the "client" is on their own. Picture Medusa and magnify her vileness by one thousand and you have the perfect picture of the magician.
Injecting gel silicone directly into the body leads to disfigurement, infections, pneumonia, and death. There is no guarantee the syringes neither are sterile nor is there any guarantee the substance being injected is gel silicone. I know of cases where the silicone was purchased at home improvements stores. Yep, it is very possible caulk is being injected with a non-sterile needle in a non-sterile environment!
There may not be immediate health issues with silicone gel injections. There are long-term issues. Silicone migrates and hardens. The results are devastating. The hardened silicone appears as huge tumors and/or leaves pock marks as it migrates. Lumps appear where they shouldn't be. Lips, breasts, and buttocks sag or even worse migrate.
The body's immune system is always fighting the foreign substance. This leaves the individual susceptible to all sorts of infections including but not limited to HIV - AIDS and in its most deadly forms. Open wounds seeping with infection are not uncommon.
My knowledge about silicone injections and "pumping parties" hits close to home.
I have very dear friends suffering from this incredibly dangerous practice!
Please, please do not do it. You are beautiful just as you are. Do not be tempted by the evil, silicone magician!
Sunday, February 13, 2011
Posted by De Sube at 2/13/2011 10:49:00 AM