I think that the combination of social media, the consumer-centric mindset we all have, and the obsession towards material possessions is the origin of this new fad with changing how we look. Whether it is the abuse of anabolic steroids, the body dysmorphia that comes with eating disorders or the unparalleled rise of cosmetic surgery clinics—these are all methods that people use (or abuse) in order to alter their appearances.
But on a more and more frequent basis, we see men and women abuse these procedures. Whether they are balloon-like pectoral muscles, or abnormally large breast enhancements or just giant lips, we see people going to absurd lengths just to please society’s unreal beauty standards.
A 41-year-old woman by the name of Nong Guang went through a filler procedure for her forehead that didn’t quite turn out the way she planned. Despite her age and youthful appearance, she began a string of anti-aging procedures in order to maintain (or regain) her youthful appearance.
Nong decided to take on a procedure where dermal fillers would be injected into her forehead. The operation was meant to make her forehead more firm. Unfortunately, the injection became infected and it eroded to this soft tissue that could be moved around and felt underneath the skin.
During an interview, she explained her experience more in detail: ‘I had the filler two years ago but then the last three or four days it had started to hurt a lot so I went to see the doctor’
She continued by stating: ‘My whole forehead was soft and squidgy when it was touched. The plastic surgery was infected. The doctor said there was a problem with it.`
So the doctor cut a little incision into the top of her head and manually removed the pus and blood from her forehead. After 10 minutes of beige matter streaming out her forehead, the filler was finally removed. If you can stomach it, here’s the video of the procedure in its entire gory glory!