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When African women give in to scalpel

Article from AFRIC Editorial
Many years ago, cosmetic surgery was practiced in the West and many American women were subject to it; complexed to have a shape and curves like African women. In the past decade however, this practice of "relief" has spread to Africa. African women, mostly women in showbiz have used this practice to improve the imperfections on their bodies for some, and change dramatically for others, unaware that this technique presents enormous risks such as poor results, infections, amputation of limbs, and death among others.

It is obvious that those who have the means opt for the most reassuring means and pass under the scalpel of the great estheticians. But the poor who despite their financial situation aspire to their dream sculpture take the risk of using some recommended ways such as injections, drinking tablets, and ointments to apply to swell buttocks as is commonly called, otherwise the posterior. These products, some of which are actually intended for animals cause very regrettable side effects on the body of the woman.


When our body betrays us, surgery is often the key to a successful recovery. But when it’s the opposite, it’s more complicated to repair the damage done by plastic surgery. Plastic surgery leaves wounds both physical and moral scars which are very deep and serious leaving African women to regret their decision.

And if today they recognize their mistake, it’s because in reality yesterday, they had not thought twice, and lived in the flow of fashion. And this dramatically changed the way of life of many women and caused loss of life. We will still remember the beautician April Michelle Brown who had agreed to get silicone injected to have a dream shape but the case turned to sour. She losed her four limbs after more than 180 surgeries to save her from death. A situation in which no woman, even in a film would like to be in.

Some African women have lost the use of their lower limbs, the use of their buttocks to sit after cosmetic surgeries gone awry. We will not forget those who have totally distorted the face by wanting to look like their icons.

Alongside these dangers exist many others such as anesthetic risks, loss of consciousness and hemorrhage. Other major hazards is microbial contamination during the operation. Breast implants, injected substances, traction wires and various prostheses can all cause discomfort according to their composition and their manufacture because some organisms reject the intrusion of foreign bodies into its system and thus cause infections, like pimples and other acnes. Also note the risk of scarring.


Cosmetic surgery is not always bad, but it requires the eye of the eagle and the heart of the lion to achieve it. Some African stars have gained their popularity and confidence on the stage thanks to plastic surgery like Eudoxie Yao, Tonto Dike and Aicha Koné. Other stars in showbiz have also used the scalpel to correct their imperfections such as Emma Louhou, Sera Sidika, Mani Bella and Maria Mobil, the Togolese social media star.

As we like to say it, everything is allowed but everything is not useful. Instead of embracing a lifestyle that may not be appropriate for us, it is better to use old techniques such as sports, natural teas, dieting, to have a perfect dream body without side effects.

Article from AFRIC Editorial

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