- A Brazilian man performed a nose job on himself, Sao Paulo’s health department told Insider.
- He was treated at the ER before being referred to an oral and maxillofacial team and psychological services.
- According to local media, the man had watched a YouTube video on DIY rhinoplasty.
A Brazilian man was hospitalized after performing a nose job on himself, prompting YouTube to remove a video tutorial on DIY rhinoplasty, per a report.
The man, who has not been named, attended the Campo Limpo Emergency Care Unit in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on July 21, the municipal health department told Insider.
After visiting the ER unit following the DIY rhinoplasty procedure, the patient was visited by an on-site mental health team before being referred to an oral and maxillofacial team, the department said.
“The team carried out cleaning and dressing of the wound and provided guidance on the necessary care,” the health department said in an email.
He was discharged from the hospital on the same day.
The man was referred to an oral and maxillofacial specialty team and a psychological service for longer-term care.
Brazilian media outlet G1 reported that the patient watched YouTube tutorials on how to do an at-home rhinoplasty, consequently copying the procedure that trained medical professionals should only carry out.
The municipal health department told Insider it does not have information on this. YouTube did not respond to Insider’s request for comment.
However, G1 reported that YouTube removed a video tutorial about DIY nose jobs shortly after the hospitalization became public. G1 also said that YouTube has since applied age restrictions on videos that show viewers how to carry out less invasive nose procedures on themselves.
According to doctors interviewed by G1, performing a nose job on yourself can lead to severe complications, such as necrosis, infections, nasal obstruction, and anaphylactic shock.