A 23-year-old ‘bodybuilder’ from Russia with 24-inch oil-injected biceps has had an operation to save his arms after indications he will die.
It had been shown by Sechenov Moscow State Medical University surgeon Dmitry Melnikov that Russian bodybuilder and one-time MMA champion Kirill Tereshin had earlier injected three liters of affordable petroleum jelly into his arms having previously insisted he had used the muscle enlarging substance ‘Synthol’ to get his Popeye-like biceps.
Another doctor had also advised Tereshin that if he didn’t have the operation he would face amputation of his arms.
The male had been moved to undergo surgery by a leading campaigner for botched plastic surgery victims Alana Mamaeva, who was quoted as telling: “We are going to try and help this young man.”
Mamaeva also listens on a video describing Tereshin’s vaseline filled arms as terrible compared to his slim body.
She finally raised money for his surgery after he had confessed to not having the money for the surgery himself. The bodybuilder told Alana: “I am ready, I am not even afraid.”
Dr. Melnikov newly announced: “For now I have removed the spoiled tissues from one arm only. Petroleum jelly soaks the muscles, under skin tissues and the skin itself. All that has to be excluded but we need to keep the vein, nerves and other roles of the limb.
“Kirill injected nearly three liters into each arm. It saturated the muscle tissues and obstructed blood flow. As a result, the tissue dies and gets restored with a scar which is as strong as a tree, you can even knock on it and hear the natural sound. We have removed all this.”
He also advised that the Russian, who was newly beaten in an MMA fight by a blogger twice his age, was lucky not to have died after injecting his arms with the substance, stating: “It is traumatic for the body, leading to large scars and without medical treatment it ends even with death.”
Tereshin, however, is sadly not an isolated case when it occurs to these types of botched body enhancements, which have been more general now with the pressures of social media and the ever-growing demand for cosmetic procedures.
Melnikov added: “Unhappily, this is not a rare case. On the whole, our country women are often inoculated with petroleum jelly and so get disfigured. Rather than expensive plastic surgery, they agree to petroleum jelly needles and later come to us to exclude it. We have noticed petroleum jelly injected into breasts, buttocks, and other parts of the female body. We are suggesting that it is extremely deadly.”