Brazilian 'Best Butt' Contestant In ICU After Removing Gel From Thighs (Photos)
A Brazilian model declared to have one of the best butts in the country is in critical condition thanks to a cosmetic procedure gone awry.
Andressa Urach, 27, was the runner-up in Brazil's Miss Bumbum competition in 2012 and remained in the spotlight afterward by claiming she had an affair with Cristiano Ronaldo last year.
But her award-winning lower body is apparently far from natural. According to the Daily Mail, Urach had gel injected into her thighs some time ago.
She had twice the recommended amount of two fillers injected in her legs, and they began to eat away at her muscle tissue.
Urach underwent surgery last July to have 400 ml of the gel removed from each leg after months of unbearable pain.
But the wounds from the procedure soon became dangerously infected.
She told Brazilian media,
The hydrogel was not absorbed by my body and started to harm me. 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.
Urach went into shock on Tuesday and is now sedated in the hospital's intensive care department.
She seems to be obsessed with plastic surgery as the gel injection was her ninth cosmetic procedure in the last five years.
She has had a nose job, jaw reduction, breast augmentation, liposuction and her vaginal lips reduced, among other surgeries.
Ronaldo vehemently denied sleeping with Urach, who said he had cheated on his girlfriend with her in April of 2013 at a Madrid hotel.
She reportedly arrived at his hotel a few months later at the beginning of the World Cup wearing nothing but body paint.
Urach was told to stay away from the Portuguese soccer star soon after.