Andressa Urach, runner-up of the 2012 MissBumBum Contest, was rushed to the hospital this week after her butt implant leaked causing a serious infection.
The 27-year-old model previously had two fillers, hydrogel and PMMS, injected into her thighs to make her butt appear to be lifted. Then in July Urach began to feel extreme pain in her legs. Further examination showed that her leg muscles had began to rot under the injected fillers.
“The hydrogel was not absorbed by my body and started to harm me,” she said. “Now I’ve discovered that the PMMA is sticking to my muscles and causing the tissue to rot. That’s why I am feeling such strong pains. I’m taking morphine every four hours and antibiotics to alleviate the suffering.”
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Although Urach underwent surgery to drain 400ml of hydrogel, she still continued to experience pain. Last Saturday she was rushed to Conceicao Hospital in Porto Alegre and went into septic shock on Tuesday. Urach is currently in “serious” condition in the intensive care unit.
Jessica Lopes, Urach’s flatmate, told MailOnline, “Andressa and I would go to the plastic surgeon as if we were going shopping. Sometimes we would agree to do some procedure together, we were not afraid. We were slaves to beauty.”
The butt implant was only one of nine cosmetic surgeries that Urach had undergone in the past five years. Others included breast implants, jaw reduction, liposuction, vaginal lip reduction, a nose job, and bioplasty facial correction.
Urach’s mother, Marisete De Favari, hasn’t left her daughter’s bedside and is asking fans to keep praying.
“A beautiful, intelligent woman, a girl full of dreams, who has fought to get where she is, who never gave up even though nothing was easy, who just wants the best for her family, a girl who fears God,” Favari wrote on her Facebook page. “For this, I am certain, by by faith, that she will be cured. Thank you all from the heart and I ask that you keep praying, because this will be one more fight and my baby will come through it victorious.”