Miss BumBum contestant Andressa Urach almost had to have her leg amputated after complications from fillers in her bottom and thighs caused her tissue to rot.
The Brazilian model and TV presenter came second in Brazil’s 2012 Miss BumBum beauty contest which celebrates shapely rears, but admits she’s now paying the price after reportedly having hydrogel and PMMA fillers injected into her thighs and bum to make them appear fuller.
Urach began to complain of discomfort in July last year and had 400ml of the hydrogel drained from each of her upper thighs. She told Brazilian website W7 at the time: ‘The hydrogel was not absorbed by my body and started to harm me.
‘Now I’ve discovered that the PMMA is sticking to my muscles and causing the tissue to rot,’ she explained.
The Miss BumBum contest runner-up has revealed the horrific damage fillers have wreaked on her body (Picture: Xposurephotos.com)
Despite the operation, she continued to experience pain and was hospitalised at the end of November with an advanced infection in her left leg.
She is believed to have undergone two further unsuccessful drainage procedures before suffering from septic shock and being moved to intensive care.
At one point doctors at the Conceaicao Hospital in Porto Alegre, Brazil feared they might have to amputate the leg.
The 27-year-old has now spent a month in intensive care and has revealed the extent of the damage to her body in a series of horrific images.
The TV presenter is now fortunately on the long road to recovery (Picture: Xposurephotos.com)
At the start of December, her mum told her daughter’s 220,000 Twitter followers: ‘I would ask for prayers from friends and people who wish for the recovery of my daughter.
She’s starting to walk, put her foot down and sit. After all this time lying down, she expected it would be painful. She has been taking morphine since entering the hospital, but now they are taking the drugs away from her gradually.
‘As she had sepsis, healing will be slow, because it has to happen in a natural way so that it is not subject to a new infection,’ she wrote.
Andressa Urach is a TV presenter in Brazil (Picture: Splash/AP)
Miss BumBum contestant Andressa Urach was hospitalised at the end of November 2014 due to a leg infection following the removal of filler (Picture: Xposurephotos.com)
Urach, who claimed to have slept with footballer Cristiano Ronaldo in 2013 – a claim the footballer denied – is believed to have had around nine cosmetic procedures in the last five years.
These apparently include a nose job, facial ‘correction’, jaw reduction, breast enlargement, liposuction and vaginal lip reduction.