A former model is suing the Costa Rican doctor she says caused severe deformities to her butt.
The doctor, who only had his last name released (Vargas Scott) reportedly performed an “aesthetic procedure” on the unnamed model not from Costa Rica to give her a shapelier rear.
Vargas Scott, who lawyers say is not a plastic surgeon, injected 700 cubic centimeters of liquid silicon, known as PMMA biopolymer, into her buttocks on Sept. 19, 2011. The model says she felt immediate discomfort when Vargas Scott began the procedure. Vargas Scott told her it would take awhile for any swelling to go down and for everything to settle. Within days, she says she was unable to sit, walk, or lay down comfortably and was in constant and immense pain.
She was left with painful swelling and bruises, and the PMMA formed “a sort of capsule on her lower back.” She returned to Vargas Scott two months later, and he removed some of the PMMA. However, the pain did not subside and she was instead left with even more pain.
The model returned to her home, which is outside Costa Rica, but return in January of 2012. For some reason, the woman allowed Vargas Scott to injest another 75 cubic centimeters of PMMA in each side and recommended she take a number of medications for the pain.
The woman eventually consulted medical professionals who informed her that the PMMA she had been injected with was in fact very bad for her health.
She quickly flew to Mexico where she checked into Los Angeles de las Lomas Hospital in Valle las Palmas, Huixquilucan, where she was told she would need reconstructive surgery to her buttocks to repair the damage that had been done. The process would cost around $100,000 and take five months.
The model has now filed a lawsuit against Vargas Scott and during the investigation presented a number of documents and 7 witnesses.
A psychological evaluation found she is now severely depressed, and suffers from anxiety and serious self-esteem issues.
A similar experience was recently had by Mexican singer Alejandra Guzman. The singer was also injected with PMMA and spent a number of weeks recovering in the hospital, the very same hospital the model underwent treatment.
Vargas Scott is being investigated by the Public Ministry’s Unit of Crimes Against Life.