Young women disfigured for life after illegal injections touted on Instagram


The National Syndicate of Reconstructive and Aesthetic Plastic Surgery deplores the multiplication of operations carried out clandestinely and extremely dangerous.

But what is this jungle? People without any qualifications inject products, often adulterated, in deplorable hygienic conditions and we doctors, we recover in our practices women and men who will have to live with serious sequelae all their lives.protests the Dr Adel Louafi, plastic surgeon, president of the National Syndicate of Reconstructive and Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (SNCPRE). We are facing real human tragedies and we are asking for the support of the authorities to put an end to these illegal practices!»

The SNCPRE and several learned societies communicated in January to denounce practices which, through social networks, are spreading like wildfire. On Instagram, the profiles of these “injectors” often display Russian names and are adorned with photos of young women who look like they have come out of a magazine cover. The russian lips – very luscious lips swollen with hyaluronic acid -…

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