A Russian “Popeye” has been warned that he could face death unless piles of hardened petroleum jelly are removed from his protruding fake biceps.
Kirill Tereshin, a 25-year-old former soldier, used injections to look like Superman, but is now paying a price that could include losing the use of his weapons, or worse.
He’s already had his fake triceps removed, but is now facing the first operation to get rid of the dreaded giant implants from his biceps.
Surgeon Dmitry Melnikov categorically warned him: “The risk of complications in this case is very high. But inaction will not help the patient.
“A toxic substance in the body over a long period of time can complicate the kidneys and cause death.”
One video shows Tereshin – nicknamed Bazooka in his homeland – undergoing a CT scan before surgery in Moscow.
His impending operation would remove the hardened petroleum jelly that he injected into his left arm.
He is depicted bare-chested with a new tattoo on his outstretched arm – his hero is the communist leader Gennady Zyuganov, 77.
“Soon I’ll have a very complicated, difficult third surgery,” he said.
“I don’t know how it will end.”
He admits that he has to “get rid” of his own “nightmare”.
He confessed: “I outgrew my arms at the age of 20 because of my own stupidity. I didn’t think about the consequences.”
Tereshin was persuaded to “save his life” and remove the implant by famous Russian WAG Alana Mamaeva, 33, a campaigner for victims of botched plastic surgery, formerly known as the Russian football star. Was married to Pavel Mamaev.
“I’m very lucky to have doctors who treated me,” he said.
“God forbid anything should happen to this nerve and I can’t move my hand.
“I’m really worried about this. I’m so scared….I should have thought about this earlier, I know. I blame myself, I know I’m guilty.”
His disastrously cheap petroleum jelly implants caused “high fever, severe pain and weakness”.
Mamaeva said she “had to help” remove Tereshin’s “terrible, horrible” implant.
Doctors warned Tereshin that he risked losing the use of his arms after injecting himself with three liters of petroleum jelly to create cartoonish, bulging muscles, and shared the footage with his 350,000 Instagram followers.
Tereshin, from the city of Pyatigorsk in the Russian region of Stavropol Krai, was delayed by almost a year in corrective surgery because of the coronavirus pandemic.
“I’m only 24, and my immune system is coping with this inflammation so far, but I really don’t know what will happen next,” he said.
“That’s why I started surgery to get rid of this nightmare.”
When doctors removed the venomous dead muscle with his bootleg bulking method, the tubules caused a buildup of fluid from Tereshin’s arms.
But one commenter told him: “Set aside some money for a bionic prosthesis? It won’t end well.”
Another said: “You created trouble for yourself, Kirill, I’m sorry for you.
“You can live a calm and healthy life, you idiot.”
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