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Russian 'Popeye' Starts Surgery To Remove Three Litres Of Jelly From His Arms

Russian 'Popeye' Starts Surgery To Remove Three Litres Of Jelly From His Arms

23-year-old Kirill Tereshin was facing amputation or even death if he didn't do something

Tom Wood

Tom Wood

Do you remember the Russian 'Popeye' Kirill Tereshin?

Of course you do, he's the 23-year-old MMA fighter and internet sensation who came to fame by injecting a load of bizarre stuff into his arms to give himself gigantic biceps.

However, he's now undergoing surgery to remove all of the junk that he's put in there over the years after being told that he could face amputation or even death if something isn't done about it.

Basically, it has been reported in the past the Tereshin injected a strange substance called synthol into his arms, but it turns out that in actual fact it was three litres of a Vaseline-like jelly substance.

That's not better.

Since then, he's been given the push to have urgent treatment to remove this substance by 32-year-old Alana Mamaeva, a woman who used to be married to a footballer, but is now a leading campaigner for victims of plastic surgery gone wrong.

As you can see, there's still work to be done.

Kirill after some of the surgery.
East2West News

The 32-year-old released a video in which she referred to Tereshin by his nickname 'Bazooka' and said that his fake biceps are 'horrible' compared to his relatively slim physique.

She even raised money to pay for his surgery and attended the procedure herself. Mamaeva said: "We are going to try and help this young man."

For his part, Tereshin said: "I am ready, I am even not afraid."

Alana Mamaeva.
East2West News

Well, once you've injected a load of petroleum jelly into your arms, what is there to be afraid of?

Speaking after performing some of the vital surgery, Dr Melnikov from Sechenov Moscow State Medical University, said: "For now I have removed the damaged tissues from one arm only,

"Petroleum jelly saturates the muscles, under skin tissues and the skin itself.

"All that has to be removed, but we need to keep the vein, nerves and other functions of the limb."

Tereshin before the surgery.
East2West News

He continued: "Petroleum jelly is not designed for injection, only external application.

"Kirill injected about three litres into each arm.

"It saturated the muscle tissues, blocked blood flow.

"As a result the tissue dies and gets replaced with a scar which is as tough as a tree, you can even knock on it and hear the usual sound. We have removed all this.

"He had high fever, strong pain, and weakness."

East2West News

You're damn right that it isn't supposed to be injected. Apparently, it could be even worse than that.

The doctor continued: "Petroleum jelly affects the whole body, kidneys in particular,

"I think Kirill did not fully realise the consequences of what he had been doing."

The surgery has been 'complex' and Kirill is going to need 'several more surgeries' to sort it out.

Kirill has lost all of his MMA fights so far.
East2West News

Dr Melnikov added: "Unfortunately, this is not a rare case.

"In the whole our country women are often injected with petroleum jelly and so get disfigured.

"Instead of expensive plastic surgery, they agree to petroleum jelly injections and later come to us to remove it.

"We have seen petroleum jelly injected into breasts, buttocks, and other parts of the female body.

"We are warning that it is extremely dangerous.

"It is traumatic for the body, leading to huge scars and without medical treatment it ends even with death."

Just don't do it, guys.

Featured Image Credit: East2West News

Topics: SPORT, World News, Weird