Shilpa Sethi is a 25-year-old from New Delhi, India.
She makes her living online as an Instagram influencer to her 1.5 million fans. The majority of her pictures are what I would have to call not suitable for work and feature pretty much lingerie. She also has an 'OnlyFans' page where she will gets X-rated and shares snaps at a price.
Sethi heard about the Brazilian butt lift online and it piqued her curiosity. This is a specialized fat transfer procedure that augments the size and shape of the buttocks without implants. Excess fat is removed from the hips, abdomen, lower back, or thighs with liposuction, and a portion of this fat is then strategically injected into the buttocks.
Only twenty at the time, Sethi saved up the $10,000 she needed to get the butt lift done in Miami. Her mother was against the idea, but that didn't stop her. In an interview with Mail Online , Sethi said: "I have always admired a curvy body and I was very flat at first".
The procedure did not go as planned. It was a botched surgery and Sethi had complications immediately after it was completed.
"I was short of breath, and felt a sharp pain in my leg."
She was unable to contact the doctor directly and started to investigate on her own. What she uncovered is what she calls a culture of deception in the cosmetic industry trade. It turned out that staff at his office had bribed patients with free Arnica cream in return for positive reviews. According to WebMD , Arnica is a cream used for bleeding, bruising, swelling after surgery, and other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.
Sethi decided to come forward with her story because she doesn't want anybody else to go through what she did. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), almost 18 million people underwent surgical and minimally invasive cosmetic procedures in the United States in 2018.
Sethi feels angry that people were bought out for fake reviews, which many use to choose doctors. "People don't care about other people as long as they get what they want from writing their fake review," she said .
Her botched procedure left her short of breath and with a sharp pain in her leg. She later realized that her buttocks were lopsided. She was not able to sit for six months.
Sethi was forced to undergo a second corrective procedure. Not only was it 'aggressively painful' but it cost her a staggering total of $60,000. The procedure also required two trips to Colombia for a 'J-plasma' to reattach loose skin back onto her muscles.
Although Sethi paid for her mistake, she has no regrets. The procedure has paid for itself through her 'OnlyFans' account where people say she has the best butt.
Having no regrets does not make her less angry though, she passionately wants her story to serve as a warning for others. "Doctors with fake reviews are literally taking peoples lives" she said.
Her plans for the future? Sethi has decided to treat herself wih a breast augmentation. I hope she does her research this time.