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'Russian Popeye' Undergoes Surgery To Remove Petroleum Jelly From Fake Biceps

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Kirill Tereshin, AKA "Popeye", was the bloke who became an overnight internet sensation for the simple fact that he's got abnormally-large biceps.

And no, it's not because he loves an "arm sesh" and a couple of protein shakes down at his local gym.

It's because he injected petroleum jelly into them a few years back.

Yes, really.

And the swelling has gotten so bad that it's beginning to hinder him during day-to-day life, with doctors warning that Popeye could potentially lose his arms - or even his life.

But after months of waiting, the 24-year-old has finally undergone surgery to remove the hardened cartoon-like jelly from his biceps.

Although it certainly won't be the last time he goes under the knife.

"I'm only 24, and my immune system is so far coping with this inflammation, but I really do not know what will happen next," he told East2West News.

"That is why I started the surgeries to get rid of this nightmare."

"I bulked up my arms when I was 20 due to my own stupidity. I did not think about the consequences."

When the swelling was at its worst, it's understood Popeye's guns had a circumference of around 60cm and weighed an extra three pounds each.

But after having to wait over a year to go under the knife due to the coronavirus pandemic, he was eventually seen by leading Russian surgeon Dmitry Melnikov.

"Petroleum jelly saturates the muscles, under skin tissues and the skin itself," Melnikov said after Popeye's first surgery.

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

"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."

While his social media fame continued to grow, so did the pain being caused by the huge implants.

But thankfully Popeye in the safe hands of surgeons now.

"I am very lucky that there are doctors who took me on," Popeye said.

"The hardest surgery will be on my biceps... the nerve responsible for the arms' sensitivity is inside.

"God forbid something happens to this nerve and I cannot move my arm.

"I really worry about this. I am very afraid.

"I should have thought about this earlier, I know. I blame myself, I know I'm guilty."

Featured Image Credit: East2West News / Instagram @ruki_bazuki_official

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Russian 'Popeye' has 3 pounds of 'dead' muscle removed after DIY bodybuilding injections

A 23-year-old bodybuilder in Russia, who has been nicknamed “Popeye” due to his abnormally large biceps, has recently undergone the first of at least three surgeries to remove roughly 3 pounds of “dead” muscle tissue after he injected a dangerous enhancement substance — Synthol — into his biceps and triceps.

Kirill Tereshin used “petroleum jelly” injections, or Synthol oil, to enhance the size of his arms, which, before surgery, were said to be 24-inchess around, the New York Post reported.

The 23-year-old has been nicknamed "Popeye" due to the size of his arms. (East2West)

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Tereshin, who was reportedly told he could die or face amputation if he did not have the corrective procedure, was also encouraged to have the surgery by a Russian plastic surgery activist named Alana Mamaeva, according to the outlet. The 32-year-old reportedly helped to raise money for the surgery, which occurred at Sechenov Moscow State Medical University.

The man before the surgery. (East2West)

The surgery was performed by Dr. Dmitry Melnikov, who, according to the Post, estimated that Tereshin injected three liters — about 100 ounces — of the petroleum jelly-like enhancement substance into his arms. About 75 percent of what the doctor described as “scar tissue with fragments of muscles” was removed during the first of possibly three surgeries.

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Kirill Tereshin during the first of possibly three surgeries to remove the implants. (East2West)

“It saturated the muscle tissues, blocked blood flow,”  Melnikov said, according to the Post. “As a result, the tissue dies and gets replaced with a scar which is as tough as a tree.”

He added: “We have seen petroleum jelly injected into breasts, buttocks and other parts of the female body,” he said. “We are warning that it is extremely dangerous.”

Dr. Dmitry Melnikov holds a lump removed from Tereshin's left tricep. (East2West)

Synthol oil is purely cosmetic, causing the muscles to “balloon” and appear bigger than they really are. The substance is injected deeply into the muscle and typically consists of oil, benzyl alcohol, and lidocaine, according to a 2009 review on the usage of Synthol in bodybuilding. 

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Kirill Tereshin in the days before the surgery. (East2West)

The substance, which is most often used in the triceps, biceps, deltoids and calf muscles, has “some serious drawbacks,” per the review. Most obviously, the substance can cause muscles to become abnormally shaped, but “The side effects of Synthol are manifold and they can also cause damage of nerves, oil embolic of the pulmonary, occlusion of the pulmonary artery, myocardial infarction, cerebral stroke, and infectious complications,” according to the review.

Melnikov said his patient was “lucky” that the injections did not affect any other parts of his body.

Madeline Farber is a Reporter for Fox News. You can follow her on Twitter @MaddieFarberUDK.

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Popeye Deformity: What Causes It and What You Need to Know

Overview

When a tendon in your biceps muscle tears, the muscle can bunch up and form a large, painful ball on your upper arm. This bulge is called a Popeye deformity or Popeye sign. It’s named after the ball-shaped biceps of a popular cartoon character of the 1930s.

Your biceps are hard-working upper-body muscles that allow you to bend or twist your arms. Tendons connect the biceps to the shoulder joint (the proximal end) and to your elbow and lower arm (the distal end).

Tendons often become frayed from wear before they tear. But the tear usually occurs suddenly, with no warning.

Popeye deformity is most often found in people over 50 but can occur at any age. In 96 percent of cases, the tear is in the tendon that connects to the shoulder joint.

Popeye deformity is often treated conservatively, but sometimes surgery may be used to repair the tendon.

Symptoms of Popeye deformity

The symptoms of Popeye deformity depend on the extent of the tear.

Symptoms may include:

  • hearing or feeling a pop when the tendon breaks away from the bone
  • a sudden, sharp pain in your arm
  • bruising, soreness, or tenderness in your upper arm
  • weakness in your shoulder and elbow
  • cramping in your biceps muscle when you’re doing something strenuous
  • difficulty turning your arm so that your palm faces up or down
  • fatigue when doing repetitive motions
  • muscle spasms in your shoulder or arm

You may still be able to use your arm, because there are two tendons that attach the biceps to the shoulder.

Usually only the long biceps tendon tears. It is called the long head of the biceps muscle. The second, shorter tendon, called the short head of the biceps muscle, stays attached.

Causes of Popeye deformity

Possible causes of Popeye deformity include:

  • overuse of your biceps muscle
  • repetitive motion of your biceps
  • sports injury
  • injury from a fall

Risk factors for Popeye deformity

As you age, your biceps tendons may become worn and frayed from use. This is part of the natural aging process and may increase the chance of a tendon tear.

Other factors that may increase your risk of a Popeye deformity include:

Diagnosing Popeye deformity

Before diagnosing Popeye deformity, your doctor will take a medical history, discuss your symptoms, and physically examine you.

The bulge in your arm will be visible if you have a complete tear in the biceps tendon. A partial tear might not create an obvious bulge but may still cause pain and other symptoms.

Your doctor will likely order imaging tests to determine the extent of the injury. An MRI can usually show the extent of soft tissue injuries.

If your doctor suspects that there may be other injuries to your shoulder or elbow, they may order X-rays.

Treating Popeye deformity

Treatment for Popeye deformity is usually conservative since the tendon heals on its own over time. The bulge may get smaller in time.

Surgery

Your doctor may recommend surgery if:

  • you have other injuries to the shoulder, such as a rotator cuff injury
  • you’re a young athlete
  • your occupation requires full use of your arm for repetitive motion (carpentry, for example)
  • you’re unhappy with the way a Popeye deformity looks
  • conservative treatment doesn’t relieve your pain

Discuss your options with your doctor. There are new surgical procedures that require minimal incisions to repair the tendon.

You’ll have physical therapy after surgery to help restore your arm function.

Conservative treatment

Conservative treatment involves the following:

Ice

Initially you should apply ice for 20 minutes at a time, a few times per day. This will help minimize the swelling. Wrap the ice or ice pack in a towel rather than putting it directly on your skin.

NSAIDs

Use over-the-counter nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as ibuprofen, aspirin, or naproxen, to reduce pain and swelling.

Rest

Modify your activities to avoid strenuous activity with your arms, such as weightlifting or other overhead motions. Don’t lift more than 10 pounds with the affected arm.

Your doctor may recommend using a sling for a while.

Physical therapy

Your doctor may recommend physical therapy or occupational therapy two to three times a week. A professional therapist can work with you on:

  • strengthening and stretching exercises for your arm and shoulder
  • range-of-motion and flexibility exercises for your arm and shoulder
  • occupational therapy to help you with your daily work activities

The therapist will give you a home exercise routine.

What’s the outlook?

The outlook for Popeye deformity is good. With conservative treatment, your pain should lessen. Over time, the bulge may also lessen. Recovery time is four to eight weeks.

Physical therapy can help you regain flexibility and strength in your arm. You may lose 20 percent of your lifting strength but not your grip or extension.

If you have surgery, the outlook is also good, but full recovery may take longer than recovery with conservative treatment. Total recovery from surgery may take a year.

Prevention tips

Preventing Popeye deformity requires a commonsense approach in your activities. It may be useful to consult with a professional physical therapist or trainer to make sure you are using proper form in any exercise, sport, or repetitive activity.

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Russian 'Popeye' Faces More Surgery To Remove Implants After Injecting Arms With Petroleum Jelly

What would you give to have bulging biceps? Well, if you happen to be Kirill Tereshin, you would do anything to get those killer biceps. But it hasn't gone well for the Russian. 

Also known as 'Popeye' for the simple fact that he's got abnormally-large biceps, the MMA fighter Tereshin is lamenting his “stupidity” for injecting petroleum jelly into his arms – to get the giant balloon frame. 

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Tereshin, recently faced his second round of surgery to clear his clogged-up triceps, removing the dead muscle and draining his arms of excess fluid caused by the substance. He went under the knife earlier in 2019, but it didn't have the desired effect. 

“I’m only 24, and my immune system is so far coping with this inflammation, but I really do not know what will happen next,” Kirill told East2West News

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Shortly thereafter, he started to complain about problems caused by the implants.

“That is why I started the surgeries to get rid of this nightmare. I bulked up my arms when I was 20 due to my own stupidity. I did not think about the consequences,” he added. 

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Tubes drained a build-up of fluid from Tereshin's arms after doctors removed masses of dead muscle that has been poisoned by his bulking method.

He will face further operations to extract the substance and the dead muscle that formed during his quest to achieve beach-ball-like biceps.

He told the local news outlet that he was "very lucky" that there were doctors willing to treat him, after surgeon Dmitry Melnikov told Tereshin he could die if his arms were not operated on.

"The hardest surgery will be on my biceps... the nerve responsible for the arms' sensitivity is inside. God forbid something happens to this nerve and I cannot move my arm," he added. 

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MMA bodybuilder Popeye shows off his arm after gruesome surgery to have his rotting oil filled fake tricep removed

A RUSSIAN bodybuilder nicknamed Popeye is recovering after having six litres of vaseline surgically removed from his arms.

MMA fighter Kirill Tereshin, 23, was warned he could die or have to undergo a double amputation if he didn't get rid of his ludicrous implants.

 Kirill Tereshin, 23, was warned he could die if the implants weren't removed

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 The Russian poses after surgery to have the oil removed

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 Surgeon Dmitry Melnikov says he is only a quarter of the way through extracting the implants

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He injected highly dangerous synthol directly into his veins but was warned about his bodybuilding obsession.

Tereshin - who has received international attention for his fake muscles - will now go under the knife at least three more times.

He was persuaded to undergo urgent treatment by Alana Mamaeva, 32, a leading campaigner for victims of botched plastic surgery.

Tereshin uploaded a video of his arms after the surgery with lumps of flesh, he claims were muscle extracted from his body.

He said: “These are my treasures” and then added: “Get yourself a piece, it’s ‘sale’ time.”

He added: “It feels very weird, very unusual. My arm feels lighter.

"Now I am going through a rehab, soon we will proceed with the next surgery.”

Dr Dmitry Melnikov is extracted pounds of flesh and the petroleum oil the Russian injected to bizarrely bulk-up his triceps and biceps.

Holding one massive 3lb lump taken from one of Tereshin's 24-inch arms, he said: “Here it is, scar tissue with fragments of muscles.”

In one video, the failed MMA fighter is seen asking the surgeon: "How many muscles have I lost?"

Melnikov, from Sechenov Moscow State Medical University, earlier warned him that he could die if the dodgy implants stayed.

 The former Russian soldier will now undergo at least three more operations

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 The bodybuilder's Popeye-like muscles have made headlines around the world

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After the surgery the medic told him: “The problem is that this is the petroleum jelly.

"You injected this so thoroughly, that it spread in the muscle and killed it."

The surgeon later revealed: “We have done 25 per cent of the repairs.”

Afterwards, Tereshin will hopefully have arm movement but his fake muscles will be gone.

The Russian surgeon added: “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.”

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He warned: “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.”

The disastrous implants were causing him “high fever, strong pain, and weakness”.

He was “lucky” that the damage had remained only in his limbs and not spread to the rest of his body.

The doctor warned that women in Russia are increasingly using petroleum jelly for cheap beauty fixes.

“Unfortunately, this is not a rare case,” he said.

“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.

 The Russian was beaten in an MMA fight last month by a fighter twice his age

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 The 23-year-old seen before going under the knife with Alana Mamaeva

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 Kirill injected about three litres of petroleum jelly into each of his arms

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Russian ‘Popeye’ who injected arms with petroleum jelly faces more surgery

A Russian MMA fighter dubbed “Popeye” because of his massive biceps is lamenting his “stupidity” for injecting petroleum jelly into his arms – and the coronavirus pandemic has delayed surgery to fully remove the dangerous implants, according to a report.

“I’m only 24, and my immune system is so far coping with this inflammation, but I really do not know what will happen next,” former soldier Kirill Tereshin told East2West News about his 24-inch guns.

Tereshin went under the knife in 2019, but his new girth didn’t matter much in the ring, as he lost to an opponent 20 years his senior — in just three minutes.

Shortly thereafter, he started to complain about problems caused by the implants.

“That is why I started the surgeries to get rid of this nightmare. I bulked up my arms when I was 20 due to my own stupidity. I did not think about the consequences,” he added.

Kirill Tereshin some days before the surgery

Alana Mamaeva, 33, a leading campaigner against cosmetic surgery abuses, persuaded Tereshin to save his life by going under the knife to have the poisonous mounds removed, accord to the news outlet.

The fighter said he has been left with hardened slabs of the jelly and “dead muscle” tissue in his triceps.

Kirill Tereshin shows the suture after the second triceps surgery.

Tereshin said he was “very lucky” there were doctors willing to treat him after surgeon Dmitry Melnikov told him he could die if his arms were not operated on.

“The hardest surgery will be on my biceps … the nerve responsible for the arms’ sensitivity is inside,” he said.

“God forbid something happens to this nerve and I cannot move my arm. I really worry about this, I am very afraid … I should have thought about this earlier, I know. I blame myself, I know I’m guilty,” said the bulked-up brawler, who had injected about 3 liters of the substance into each arm.

Kirill Tereshin shows the drainage system.

The cheap petroleum jelly implants led to “high fever, strong pain and weakness,” he said.

Mamaeva, who is married to Russian soccer star Pavel Mamaev, said she “had to help” Tereshin treat his “horrible, horrible” mutilations.

Later this year, he will undergo additional surgery to remove the rest of the hardened jelly.

Kirill Tereshin shows deformation on his right arm earlier this summer.
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Russian ‘Popeye’ who injected triceps with OIL has life-saving surgery to remove ‘rotting’ fake muscles

A RUSSIAN bodybuilder dubbed 'Popeye' has undergone life-saving surgery to remove rotting flesh from his arms after he injected them with oil.

Kirill Tereshin, 24, faced his second round of surgery to clear his clogged-up triceps, removing the dead muscle and draining his arms of excess fluid caused by the substance.

Kirill Tereshin, 24, has undergone the life-saving surgery after injecting himself with Synthol oil

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The former soldier became an internet sensation after sharing pictures of his cartoonish arms

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Doctors warned Tereshin he risked losing the use of his arms after he injected himself with Synthol oil to create cartoonish, bulging muscles, and shared the footage with his 350,000 Instagram followers.

The former soldier admitted his health woes were "due to my own stupidity" after he started bulking up his arms at age 20.

Tereshin, from the city of Pyatigorsk in the Russian region of Stavropol Krai, had the corrective surgery delayed by nearly a year due to the coronavirus pandemic.

"I'm only 24, and my immune system is so far coping with this inflammation, but I really do not know what will happen next," he said.

"That is why I started the surgeries to get rid of this nightmare."

Tubes drained a build-up of fluid from Tereshin's arms after doctors removed masses of dead muscle that has been poisoned by his bootleg bulking method.

He will face further operations to extract the substance and the dead muscle that formed during his quest to achieve beach-ball-like biceps.

He said he was "very lucky" that there were doctors willing to treat him, after surgeon Dmitry Melnikov told Tereshin he could die if his arms were not operated on.

"The hardest surgery will be on my biceps... the nerve responsible for the arms' sensitivity is inside.

"God forbid something happens to this nerve and I cannot move my arm.

Tereshin said he blames himself for his medical woes and said he was lucky to find doctors who would treat him

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Synthol oil takes hold of muscle tissue and hardens them, leaving muscles larger, but damaged and weaker

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Tereshin gained the nickname 'Popeye', the American cartoon sailor, after he began his bulking quest

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"I really worry about this. I am very afraid. I should have thought about this earlier, I know. I blame myself, I know I'm guilty."

Melnikov, from Sechenov Moscow State Medical University, said, "Kirill injected about three litres into each arm. It saturated the muscle tissues, blocked blood flow.

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

The former soldier gained his nickname, Popeye, after he went down a dangerous DIY route to bulk-up his triceps and biceps.

Synthol injections expand muscle tissue and are popular amongst bodybuilders due to its almost immediate results.

As well as the dangers involved with injecting, the substance can cause irreversible muscle damage and potentially life-threatening complications.

Despite the clear risks, the substance is widely available online and relatively easy to purchase.

The Russian will undergo further operations later this year to help clear his clogged-up arms

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He has been left with 'two cuts' after the op, and said 'one scar has healed, this one has remained'

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Synthol takes hold of muscle tissue and hardens them - leaving muscles larger, but damaged and weaker.

Tereshin previously omitted he had began trying the oil after he was called up for military service. "In the army, I was worried that I would have a hard time and lose weight so I decided to try Synthol oil," he said.

"In the beginning, I wanted to inject synthol oil into other parts of my body, but then the problems started and I stopped using it."

The synthol injections reportedly caused tissue fibrosis followed by necrosis, seriously affecting his health, and doctors told him he was at risk of amputation.

He previously underwent surgery in November 2019 to remove his ludicrous implants, which "did 25 per cent of the repairs" after he injected his arms with petroleum jelly.

Fortunately for the young Russian, he was able to have much of his rotting muscle and tissue removed in a series of ongoing ops.

"Guys, this is what my arm looks like. Two cuts, one scar has healed, this one has remained. I'm undergoing treatment, everything will be fine soon," he said optimistically after his surgery.

He was persuaded to undergo urgent treatment by Alana Mamaeva, 32, a leading campaigner for victims of botched plastic surgery.

After his first round of surgery in 2019, Popeye explained he was already feeling much better after initially using the use of his arms.

The 24-year-old now hopes his latest treatment will halt any further health issues before he is back on the surgeons table later this year.

He began injecting Synthol oil after being called up for military service in Russia

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Doctors warned he could face having both his arms amputated after he embarked on the bonkers bulking method

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