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- Influencer Sophie Elise has warned against cheap cosmetic procedures in a blog post.
- Elise, who has over 400,000 followers on Instagram, had surgery to make her butt bigger when she was 19. She is now 24 and regrets the decision.
- She said she had a plan to”get the butt back to natural during the year” but she had to reconsider when her surgeon told her it would leave her with a nasty scar. Now the plan is not to reverse the procedure completely, but to reduce the size.
- “I don’t want a completely broken butt for the rest of my life,” she said. “But, now at least it can be done properly and look natural.”
- Elise said she hoped her experience would be a “wake up call for anyone considering operating the cheapest possible.”
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“As you know, the plan has always been to get the butt back to natural during the year,” she wrote in the post (which has been translated from Norwegian). “The reasons have been many, but most of all I’m just tired of having a butt that doesn’t look natural.”
Elise, now 24, had the operation to make her butt bigger when she was about 19 years old. She said that at the time, she was not thinking about how it would look in the future. She received the procedure in Turkey because it was the cheapest option, but she now regrets it.
“Now that I’m older I think in a completely different way and most choices I make on my own, whether physical or mental, should be something I can live with forever,” she said.
She said she’s learned that cheapest is not the best.
“So many people are lured to Turkey to operate and I got completely shocked when I was there,” she said, and some patients were there for the fifth or sixth time to get fat sucked out from other areas of the body to “put everything in the ass.”
Elise said she felt very overlooked because there were so many patients, and it wasn’t the luxury experience she was offered. She also predicted everyone who had a butt operation in Turkey will have it reversed eventually.
“It is not durable, and I’m doing it sooner rather than later,” she said. “I’ve learned from the whole experience and when I want to reduce my butt, I [will] go to Los Angeles and [get] the best surgeon on it.”
The Los Angeles Consultant told Elise that the surgery had been done so poorly that it will be “terribly ugly” if he reverses it because all the adipose tissue (body fat) will be torn away.
“It’s going to hang and I’m not going to be able to work it up again,” she said. “It’s going to be superfluous skin, and if I’m going to ‘lift’ the skin it’ll give me a terribly nasty scar that isn’t necessary.”
The alternative is to make it smaller rather than reverse the procedure completely, but Elise said she trusts the surgeon’s judgment.
“I don’t want a completely broken butt for the rest of my life,” she said. “But, now at least it can be done properly and look natural.”
Plastic and cosmetic surgery have substantially grown in popularity over the last few years, with the number of procedures increasing from 14 million to 23 million globally since 2010. Men account for about 14% of all procedures, while women make up the rest, with over 20 million of them going under the knife every year to change their appearance.
But reversals are also getting more common. For example, thousands of women have reported developing a mysterious “breast-implant illness” that only subsides when the implants are removed.
There are further risks with all procedures, but these are greatly reduced when it is performed by a skilled surgeon who doesn’t cut corners.
Elise said she hoped her experience would be a “wake up call for anyone considering operating the cheapest possible.”
Insider has contacted Elise for further comment.