A woman who spent approximately $15,000 on illegal butt and hip injections has shed light on the secretive world of black market cosmetic procedures in a new book “Shot Girls”.
In a raw and honest account, Vanity Wonder, 30, a mother-of-two fromAmerica’sMidwest, has revealed how she became addicted to silicone shots to increase the size of her behind.
‘I started in 2006 – this is when everything was hush, hush, hush. You had to search to find this stuff,’ she recalled. ‘Now anyone on the corner will inject you with whatever they buy at the Kwik-E-Mart or at the gas station.’
She admits that her own first experience with butt shots could have been just as dangerous, as she had no idea what she was injected with – and still doubts the answer she was given.
‘The first two times, I was injected by a lady… when we finally asked her [what we were being injected with], she said soybean oil. So my first two times I had no idea what I was being injected with.
‘All the rest were done by [a different] lady, and it was medical grade silicone.’
She says the difference in the two substances was huge. The silicone, she says, is ‘a lot more moveable and jello-like. The ‘soybean oil’ made the treated areas ‘stiff and hard’.
She says the main reason she decided to write the book was because she wanted to tell her own story, but she was also keen to clarify many of the misconceptions about a secretive world.
People are taking advantage of it,’ she said. ‘But instead of paying $14,000 for the doctor, somebody on the street has created a way for women to get a butt at a cheaper price point.’
“Shot Girls” serves as a warning to women who may be tempted by the low cost and fast results of black market injections, Vanity admits many still ask her where she can get them.
But though some readers admit that they thought about getting black market butt injections, but now definitely won’t, others remain tempted.
‘Women are still begging me, “Please tell me where to get them from!”‘ Vanity admits. ‘They are definitely chasing this.
‘That’s the reason why women are dying. They are so thirsty for these; they go to whoever they can find. Then people want to exploit this and that’s where the problems come in.’
She admits she stopped when she was nearly sent to jail, and she realized that if anything were to happen to her, she would not be around to take care of her sons. It was a reality check that cut her addiction short.
‘I guess I do feel happy. I’m just so thankful that I’m here in one piece, and that I’m able to tell people to stop on this path, because somebody’s going to die.’