Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Kim Kardashian wannabes warned against taking ‘deadly’ bum-boosting pills bought online

Women turning to mail-order pills to get bums like Kim Kardashian could be putting their lives at risk, a top expert has warned.

A range of products are available online that claim to be “clinically proven to enlarge the size and fullness of your bum” for as little as £7.99.

But a lack of regulation means people may not know what ingredients such pills contain and consuming them could lead to poisoning or deadly allergic reactions, according to Dr Roshan Ravindran, a leading GP, cardiology and aesthetics practitioner.


Dr Ravindran, of leading aesthetic and wellness facility KLNIK, in Wilmslow, Cheshire, said: “More and more people are looking for new ways to get shapely bums inspired by Jennifer Lopez or Kim Kardashian.

“But you need to be wary of so-called ‘miracle pills’ that are sold online without having to prove they are safe or effective.

“These products could contain absolutely anything and you have no idea what you are putting into your body.

“Aside from that, it shows the harmful confusion and lack of advertising standards in aesthetics.

“It is outrageous to suggest that ingesting a particular ingredient could specifically target your bum and change its shape or size, but sadly this is believed by the consumer.

“It is best to seek advice from a medical aesthetic practitioner, who will assess your needs and help you get the body shape you want in a safe and comfortable way.”

Pills containing ingredients such as maca root, silicon dioxide, hops flower and dandelion root are widely available via online marketplaces such as eBay and Amazon.

Prices range from £7.99 to £24 for 60 capsules, which users are told to consume either once or twice a day.

One of the most prominent brands vows to give “a naturally bigger, fuller, rounder, firmer booty without the need for weeks in the gym squatting.”

While another claims its “natural root extracts in our product work to naturally stimulate glandular tissue growth, regulating specific female hormones” and even that “the results are instant”.

However, product reviews often cast doubt on their effectiveness, with one user claiming they “made me have constant diarrhoea” and another saying: “Taken all the tablets and does absolutely nothing. Don't waste your money.”

One product - Iso Sensuals - costs £34.95 for a two-month supply and promises to “improve your behind, hips and thighs.”

Another, Gym Bunny’s Squat Til You Drop butt-enhancing pills claim to be clinically proven, saying they will “give you the tight, toned, peachy butt of your dreams.”

Dr Ravindran, who works at the KLNIK facility in Wilmslow, Cheshire, says bum-lifting procedures are now among the most popular at his clinic.

EMSculpt - a non-surgical contouring treatment - works by building muscle and burning fat simultaneously using electromagnetic pulses to force muscle contraction.

He added: “Just 30 minutes of the treatment is equivalent to 20,000 squats and I have seen it produce incredible results in our clients.

“It’s scientifically proven with robust clinical scrutiny, it’s completely safe, and there is no recovery time either.”

It comes after the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS) advised against Brazilian buttlift operations, in which fat is taken from another part of the body, then injected into the buttocks.

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