Romario Dos Santos Alves, just 25, wanted to look like the Incredible Hulk. But rather than working out as hard as Lou Ferrigno or getting an overdose from a gamma ray machine, Alves took what he thought was the easy route, Fox 8 reports. He injected his arms and back with a mix of oil and alcohol. His biceps grew to 25 inches. But then came the bad news.
The filler started causing him pain and physical and mental health problems. It strained his relationship with his wife. And then necrosis set into his arms.
“I remember the doctor told me that they would need to amputate both arms,” he said. “They said everything in there, all my muscles, were rock.”
Fortunately, doctors were able to remove some of that “rock” and save his arms. He’s had cravings but hasn’t used the oil mix since.