An author and model, Courtney Barnes has resolved to slim down her 59 inch butt so that people will take her seriously as a writer. The model revealed to Barcroft media that she began pumping her butt illegally at the age of 22.
Popularly called Ms Miami, the model now regrets her action.
The 35-year-old has now written a book warning women about the dangers of illegal butt enlargement.
Hear her: “At one point I wanted a bigger butt at any cost, but now I realize it could cost me my life and that’s why I wanted to bring the awareness to other women.”
Revealing while she opted to enlarge her butt, Courtney stated that her decision was an attempt to boost her self confidence and image. She further revealed that she suffered from body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) – according to mayoclinic, BDD is mental disorder in which you can’t stop thinking about one or more perceived defects or flaws in your appearance — a flaw that, to others, is either minor or not observable. But you may feel so ashamed and anxious that you may avoid many social situations.
“I was preoccupied and overly conscious of my body, of my shape, before I got my butt done.
“A lot of people said workout, do squats, and you’ll get a bigger booty but I exercised and my booty got smaller.
“When a girl told me about the procedure, I jumped both feet in on that. I already had weight issues and didn’t like my body, it was just a recipe for disaster.” She said.
Just as predicted, her massive butt has many people following her on Instagram.
Revealing some of the setbacks she has witnessed since proceeding with the illegal butt enlargement procedure, Courtney opened up that the injections have discolored the posterior of her skin as her butt now sags making her uncomfortable.
Speaking on the effect, Surgeon Dr Gonzalo Mosquera said: “She’s definitely had illegal injection of polymer which is a very sad but common thing that occurs in the area.
“We see a lot of complications with that, some patients get a lot of symptoms, a lot of pain, they can’t sleep, they can’t lean on it, they can’t rest. It’s an awful, illegal treatment.
“Fortunately Courtney doesn’t have a lot of symptoms besides the size and the lumps but at any point in life people can develop symptoms.”
Because she wants a new life, Courtney is preparing to remove the fillers but the procedure is expensive and she’s concerned about the health risks.
She said: “The cost of fixing my butt is more than what I paid to get this butt, it’d be well over $20,000.
“I just want to go through with the procedure and remove the fillers. I am ready to look like the girl next door, I am tired of being of bullied on social media and people following me and stalking me just to get a picture.
“I may look like a circus freak because of my booty but I am still a human, I am a daughter, I am a woman, I am an entrepreneur and I am figuring out life just like everyone else – I just want people to see me for me.”
She recently published a book “I Am Not My Body – But I Wanted A Bigger Butt”, detailing the many things she passed through since she started enlarging her butt.
She’s also battling the notion people have about her as she tries to change that by taking etiquette classes and has engaged a life coach to help her achieve her dreams of being taken seriously as an author.
She said: “I always wanted to be an author, I just want to get as many people as I can understanding what I went through so they won’t go through the same things.
“There are a lot of women who want not only butt injections, but all kinds of cosmetic surgery, because they do not like their body.
“I want to let people know I am here for you, I understand what you are going through, but just because it looks good it’s not healthy – if you decide you do want work done, go to a surgeon and do your research.”
Courtney added: “I have made a lot of mistakes but I am looking to put all this behind me – included this behind.”
However, many people have continued to taunt her on social media saying everything about her is fake.
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