Singer and reality star K. Michelle became famous for her voice and was admired for her bodacious backside. Men wanted to get with her and women wanted to be her. But she quickly regretted her decision to have the butt implants because they started to interfere with her health. She then publicly began the process of removing her curvaceous backside, which she nicknamed “Betsy.” Initially, she shared that the implants were just a trend fueled by her own insecurity. Later, in a sit down with Dr. Oz, 2018, K. Michelle talked about her butt implant removal.
On the show, the singer’s doctor, Dr. Michael Niccole, said he was only able to remove 40 percent of the injections, as it would be impossible to remove them all.
Dr. Oz revealed what the injections looked like, pointing to a small sphere the size of a pea.
“Can you all see that? That little ball there, that’s not how big it was, when it was injected. It’s almost the size of my nail,” Dr. Oz said.
Thousands of pellets were injected into the singer’s bottom, and expanded like “a sponge,” the doctors explained. Dr. Oz also added that they could be carcinogenic which could lead to all types of cancers later in life.
Recently in 2021, the singer was on video dancing (see below) and tried to adjust herself, shifting her body so her behind couldn’t longer be seen on camera.
But internet viewers took to their social media stating how they saw it looked like parts of her butt were falling out and she had to pat it back in or lift it up.
In a series of tweets, K. Michelle went to explain what really happened.
“So the video of me dancing is sad that I even have 2explain,” shares K. Michelle via her Twitter. “I walked y’all through how difficult this process of removing silicone from my body for 3YEARS/16 surgeries Did we not forget I almost died due 2this?????? Now I’m in the process of 3 reconstruction steps.”
“What u saw in the video was a happy woman with a faja and my extra fat! I’ve been very open so I can heal ladies. I didn’t have to tell anybody and I could’ve covered up until the process was done, but NO. Ladies need to see and hear the truth. I decided to use my platform to help.”
“I haven’t bothered anyone I’ve been out of the way so What I don’t understand is what was the purpose or what was so entertaining about a woman FINALLY being able 2walk again with EXTRA fat from the removal. I saw the comments and of course, it was Black women filled with so much hate.”
“I got on live yesterday and didn’t care that I wasn’t perfect, I knew I had excessive fat leftover but I said FUCK it I’m not going to hide nothing in my house. I don’t think people truly understand I’m just happy to be alive. I’ve come so far with this and I’m proud of myself.”
K. Michelle is not alone. There have been a growing number of women that have had risky butt surgeries. According to the 2019 report from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), butt implants and lifts are the fastest-growing types of plastic surgery in the United States.
What Happens When Butt Implants are Removed?
Butt augmentation with fat grafting — taking unwanted fat from one area like the stomach and adding it to the backside — was the hottest growing segment, surging 19 percent with 24,099 procedures, according to the annual report by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. The previous record was 20,301 a year earlier. That’s nearly a 5,000 increase and growing.
Patients whose butt implants are causing them problems or just don’t look right can have them surgically removed. Possible problems that butt implant removal can solve include