April Brown put her self in danger for a big butt and smile. The once a cosmetologist, fashion designer, and working mother of two daughters is now a multiple amputee, loosing bothe her hands and feet.
“I got the butt implants five years ago,” said Brown. “For five years, I lived in pain. Excruciating pain.” “They call it butt injections,” she says. “These things are done at pumping parties. They call it medical grade silicone but a lot of it is industrial grade silicone.”
She became hospitalized after unlicensed cosmetic procedures led to life-threatening infections. The doctors removed her limbs last year to save her life.
April Brown won’t identify the unlicensed practitioner who injected her with silicone. Brown says, her own lack of self-esteem issues is mostly to blame.
But Brown feels she’s a survivor, empowered by the words of loved ones who feared she would die. She also has a new goal in life and that is of a motivational speaker.