It recently went viral on Internet the case of a certain person in Brazil calling himself Dr. Bumbum, who killed a woman through an illegal procedure using silicone shots.

This event reminds us of those captious comments tending to insinuate that not having a considerable number of followers would make us not trustworthy. This alleged doctor had more than half a million followers and was a person who made huge investments in marketing by paying for interviews on TV, radio and magazines, buying followers on social networks, making videos on youtube hence building a celebrity image; it is a fact that the common denominator of people have become very little inquisitive and only look at the superficial brightness but are not interested in going to the bottom of the matter and fully understanding it. We emphatically refuse to participate in this media show and are totally focused on our professional medical practice; we continually receive requests from supposed celebrities to visit us with film crews, to interview us, have procedure done for free in exchange with the purpose of doing business.

We bring the case to light only with the intention of clarifying that this man was not injecting a legitimate biocompatible product based on PMMA as he pretended telling his followers he did, but the well-known and dangerous industrial silicone.

This occasion is appropriate to highlight the contrast between the results obtained with clandestine products and those that do belong to the field of medical bioplasty that is performed using biocompatible substances duly registered and manufactured under demanding sanitary standards.

Searching for exorbitant buttock sizes leads women falling into wrong hands like this Dr. Bumbum; at the same time women themselves are not exempt from guilt because they seem not to care about the difference between a legitimate procedure and a clandestine one that is dangerous to health: as long as there is massive sizes involved, nothing else matter.

It cannot be expected that flat buttocks or those with very little volume will magically move to dimensions out of all context, which is logically unfeasible.

We have emphasized countless times that buttock bioplasty is not for exaggerated volumes but rather a medical procedure aimed at the replacement and repositioning of tissues weakened or lost by various causes; bioplasty strengthens and redensifies tissues through the implantation in strategically chosen gluteal areas of PMMA microspheres that stimulate fibroblasts to produce new connective tissue comprising collagen, elastin, fibrin and other elements that bring youth and firmness to tissues.

Microspheres are carried by a biocompatible vehicle based on carboxymethylcellulose which, besides protecting these microparticles, works as a tissue expander.

To explain how PMMA microspheres work, we will make an analogy comparing this process with what takes place when oysters produce pearls. It is about a minuscule particle entering the oyster which is detected as a foreign body, triggering an isolation process of this element, surrounding it with nacre (mother-of-pearl). In cultivated pearls where this process is carried out under controlled conditions, one cannot expect to make an oyster into a pearl factory by flooding it with innumerable particles which would lead to the oyster’s death.

The UMSS technology (Uniform Microsphere Smooth Surface) used in PMMA microspheres manufacturing process, guarantees perfect sphericity and uniformity for very smooth and homogeneous results when microspheres stimulates new tissue growth.

The connective tissue produced through the implantation of the microspheres would be a sort of equivalent to the mother-of-pearl (nacre) generated by the oyster when it coats the foreign particle producing the pearl.

It is worth mentioning that PMMA used in microspheres manufacturing is medical grade and therefore totally biocompatible with the human body without any adverse effects.

Some malicious media are trying to show that PMMA is something similar to glass or plastic implying that we inject this type of material into the human body, disregarding the fact that these are totally different manufacturing processes; in fact, PMMA is a very versatile substance that has multiple uses in modern industry such as manufacturing contact lenses, space materials, bone cement and many others, however media seeks to contaminate and confuse people arising fears and false ideas.