Tuesday, January 6, 2015 10:02 am
Andressa Urach, a 27 year old Brazilian model who once claimed to have had a fling with Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo, has revealed the terrible harm plastic surgery wreaked on her body, according to a report by Mail Online.
Andressa, whose bottom came second in Brazil’s Miss BumBum beauty contest in 2012 has spent a month in intensive care and feared she would lose her leg after fillers ‘rotted’ her muscles and had to be removed, triggering a life-threatening infection.
Miss Urach, who once made hotly-contested claims that she slept with footballer Cristiano Ronaldo, has reportedly undergone at least nine cosmetic procedures in the past five years.
They were said to have included a nose job, a bioplasty facial ‘correction’, jaw reduction, breast enlargement, liposuction and even vaginal lip reduction.
Most important of all was her prized rear. It won her the runner-up title in the 2012 Miss BumBum contest, which aims to find Brazil’s most attractive bottom.
She reportedly had injections of two filers, hydrogel and PMMA, to make it larger and more plump.
”Sometimes we would agree to do some procedure together, we were not afraid. We were slaves to beauty.”
But in July Andressa began complaining of discomfort and had 400ml of hydrogel drained from each of her upper thighs.
She told Brazil’s R7 website at the time: ‘The hydrogel was not absorbed by my body and started to harm me.
Despite the operation, she continued to be in pain and in November she was taken to the Conceicao Hospital in Porto Alegre with an advanced infection of her left leg.
She underwent two unsuccessful drainage procedures, according to reports, before suffering from septic shock and being moved to intensive care.
At one point her life was in danger and it was claimed her leg could have had to be amputated.
Brazil overtook the U.S. in 2013 to become the most prolific plastic surgery nation in the world.
Almost 1.5million procedures were performed in the South American country – an increase of 600,000 in just two years.
These included 226,000 breast enlargements and 64,000 buttock augmentations, a fifth of all those in the world.
Brazil has more than 5,000 plastic surgeons who also performed 78,000 facelifts, 77,000 nose jobs and 219 penis enlargements, according to the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons.