A Brazilian model known for her countless cosmetic enhancements warned against the dangers of plastic surgery this week after a botched operation put her on life support. “I hope that these wounds at least serve as a warning to other women,” Andressa Urach told Rede TV, a Brazilian television network.
Urach, 27, has gone under the knife for numerous procedures, including a nose job “to have the face of a rich girl” and silicone implants. She also has admitted to using anabolic steroids and receiving gel and Botox injections, according to the Associated Press. “There are plenty of ugly women,” Urach reportedly said last year. “If you have the money, you can be beautiful. This pretty face you see here, my dear, it costs some.”
But Urach’s most recent operation has the Brazilian bombshell singing a different tune. Urach went into septic shock and was placed on life support two months ago after getting an infection during an operation to increase the size of her thighs. The Miss BumBum contest runner-up expressed regret to Rede TV “that I put that poison in my body, mostly because of having too much vanity,” the AP reported Wednesday.
Urach was given a dose of silicone gel 200 times the legal amount and used a hydrogel not approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Brazil’s Plastic Surgery Society told the AP. The jellylike material is allowed in Brazil in small doses, often used to increase the size of a woman's thighs and buttocks. The single teenage mom turned reality TV star blamed “society, which unfortunately holds a standard of beauty in which you have to be perfect."
Her recent comments have shocked many in Brazil, which hosted 1.5 million plastic surgery procedures in 2013, a number that surpassed the United States, according to the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.
Urach made headlines over the summer when she was kicked out of Portugal’s World Cup practice in June. She claimed to have slept with Cristiano Ronaldo hours before a Champions League match, but the soccer star angrily denied the claims, the New York Post reported.
— Andressa Urach (@dessaurach) November 14, 2014
â€” Andressa Urach (@dessaurach) November 17, 2014