A transgender model searches for help from the Botched doctors Terry Dubrow and Paul Nassif, after getting silicone pumped into her cheeks.
In the latest episode, Shauna Brooks reveals how she underwent illegal hormone therapy and had loose silicone injections.
Speaking on the show, Shauna said: ‘When I was 14 years old, I started a black market hormone therapy. In the black urban community, the transgenders get silicone pumped in their cheeks, in their breasts and their ass.’
To fix the cheeks, she revealed how she considered going to surgeons in Thailand for a special procedure, but Dubrow and Nassif weren’t exactly approving.
Dubrow said: ‘There are so many good plastic surgeons in this country, and medicine generally is the safest that it can be anywhere in the world. So you should never go outside the United States for any surgical procedure.’
Loose silicone injections can be particularly dangerous because they can move around the body, possibly leading to disfigurement and health troubles.
They are also injected by people who are often unlicensed and might not be using medical grade silicone, but they’re often an appealing resort due to their less expensive pricing.
You can catch Botched streaming Mondays on Hayu and Tuesdays on E! at 9pm.