He wanted to look like the Incredible Hulk but was on the verge of lossing both of his arms. Man started injecting fillers in his arms and the results of it were beyond imagination.
Chasing after a nice body can sometimes work against us, just like it happened in the case of a man who wished to obtain the physical appearance of the Incredible Hulk.
Romario Dos Santos Alves of 25 years old wished to look like the green, muscular, super hero, the Incredible Hulk. However, the path he choose to get the look, was not quite the orthodox one.
One might think that he would have started to work hard and spend hours every day, sweating in the gym as it is the classic way to go. But Alves didn’t not do so and believed that he had found a much easier way to obtain the enormous muscles of Hulk. He started injecting his arms and back with a combination of oil and alcohol. This caused his biceps to grow up to 25 inches.
At one point, his muscles started to solidify and he was unable to inject his arms as they felt full of rocks. Still, he didn’t stop and found another solution to do his ”treatment”. He bought professional needles, the kind of needles that are used to inject bulls. There were times when he would convince his wife to inject his body parts where he couldn’t reach by assuring her that nothing can happen to him.
However, the joy lasted a short amount of time, as soon after, real problems arrived.
He started feeling severe pain, because of the filler he used. But the effects didn’t stop here as it affected also his physical and mental condition. His marriage and relationship with his wife got damaged by the situation.
The next side effect was necrosis, which started to settle in his arms Alves stated that the doctors told him that the only solution was to cut both his arms off as every tissue and muscles inside his arms was rock solid.
Alves who used to work as a bodyguard, stated that the price for using the filler (synthol) cost him his mental well being and almost his life as he tried to commit suicide when his wife was pregnant in six months. His enormous muscles used to scare kids away living in his hometown from Brazil, where he was called a monster and a beast.
After his wife found out the truth about what the fillers can actually do to the human body, she gave him an ultimatum and made him choose between her and the fillers. She made it clear that if he was going to use them again she will leave him.
This type of synthetic filler makes the body to become addictive to it and once you have tried it, for sure you will want to try it again, explained Alves.
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