Russian "Popeye" has removed 3 pounds of "dead" muscle after DIY bodybuilding injections
A 23-year-old bodybuilder in Russia, nicknamed "Popeye" for his unusually large biceps, recently underwent surgery for the first time on at least three surgeries, removing around 3 pounds of "dead" muscle tissue and injecting a dangerous one Enhancement substance – Synthol – in his biceps and triceps.
Kirill Tereshin used "Vaseline" injections or Synthol oil to improve the size of his arms, which were supposed to be 24 inches before surgery, the New York Post reported.
The 23-year-old was nicknamed "Popeye" because of the size of his arms.
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The man before the operation.
The operation was Dmitry Melnikov, who reportedly injected three liters of petroleum jelly-like enhancer into his arms. Approximately 75 percent of the tissue referred to by the physician as "scar tissue with muscle fragments" was removed during the first of potentially three surgeries to remove the implants. “/>
Kirill Tereshin during the first of possibly three operations to remove the implants.
"It has saturated muscle tissue and blocked blood flow," Melnikov said. "As a result, the tissue dies and is replaced by a scar that is as hard as a tree."
He added, "We have seen Vaseline injected into breasts, buttocks and other parts of the female body," he said. "We warn that it is extremely dangerous."
Dr. Dmitry Melnikov holds out a lump of Tereshin's left triceps.
Synthol oil is purely cosmetic and causes the muscles to "swell" and appear larger than they really are. The substance is injected deep into the muscle and usually consists of oil, benzyl alcohol and lidocaine. This is evident from a review of 2009 on the use of synthol in bodybuilding.
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Kirill Tereshin in the days before the operation.
The substance most commonly used in triceps, biceps, deltoids, and calf muscles has "some serious drawbacks," according to the review. Most obviously, the substance can cause the muscles to take on an abnormal shape. "The side effects of Synthol are manifold and may also cause nerve damage, pulmonary embolism, occlusion of the pulmonary artery, myocardial infarction, stroke, etc." Infectious complications ".
Melnikov said his patient was "lucky" that the injections did not affect other parts of the body.