A Miami-based model has written a book to warn women about the dangers of butt implants and what can happen after she experienced it firsthand after several rounds of illegal butt injections. It was once 13 years ago that she decided to increase her backside to about 60 inches.
Courtney Barnes, 35, got the illegal injections at a party in 2006 when she was just 22, according to the Daily Mail. Since that time, Barnes, known as “Ms. Miami,” has become an Instagram star with nearly a million followers, but is now recounting her perils with butt implants as a cautionary tale.
Barnes was shocked when Dr Terry Dubrow told her in order to fix her backside he would have to amputate.
Stunned, she responds: “Amputate the whole booty? I’m not doing that. No, I’m not doing that. I’m not amputating butts.”
The injections have now caused Barnes’ butt to be discolored and to sag, which has prompted taunts and mean-spirited comments from many of her IG followers. Barnes, who suffered from body dysmorphia disorder (BDD), is now trying to get the filler removed. She said she wrote her memoir, I Am Not My Body, But I Wanted a Bigger Butt, to keep young women from experiencing what she has gone through.
Barnes then revealed the reason she got the injections in the first place.
“When I was in college I got a job dancing at a club,” she said, adding, “The first night, after really not making no money on the stage, there was a dancer who walked up to me and she told me that I needed some more booty if I wanted to make some more money.”
“At one point I wanted a bigger butt at any cost, but now I realize it could cost me my life and that’s why I wanted to bring the awareness to other women,” Barnes said, according to the Daily Mail. “I was preoccupied and overly conscious of my body, of my shape, before I got my butt done.”
Before the injections, Barnes said she tried exercising and would do squats to increase her booty but it seemed to be working in reverse.
Miss Miami told the Botched doctors she first made an appointment to get butt injections and met up with a woman in her hotel room.
“This time I showed up at her house to have my injections, but after leaving my injections were beginning to leak out of my butt,” she said.
Instead of stopping the madness, Barnes doubled down, going for a fifth, and sixth round of injections.
“After six rounds of butt injections I believe I spent about seven or eight thousand dollars to get me right here, with these big booty problems,” she said.