“Atlanta Plastic” Dr. Wright Jones Highlights Dangers Of Black Market Plastic Surgery

Young African American woman with plastic surgery correction marks

While it’s become common knowledge that black market and cheap cosmetic procedures have left many disfigured or worse, dead — thanks to shows like “Botched,” it seems like every few months another young woman makes headlines after losing her life to a black market procedure like butt injections. With cosmetic procedures being performed on primetime television shows and even on popular Snapchat accounts, the trend to Brazilian lift, booty plump or “nip and tuck” is becoming more normalized and growing, particularly among African Americans.

According to the latest Plastic Surgery Statistics Report from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, African Americans accounted for 1.3 million cosmetic procedures in 2014, up 8% over 2013. From 2005 to 2013 cosmetic surgeries done on African American’s increased by 56%. Many turn to underground procedures and medical tourism out the country to get the look they want on the low, for the low.