A Russian man has been warned he faces having his arms amputated after using a home made chemical concoction to bulk up his muscles.
Kirill Tereshin, 21, from Pyatigorsk in south western Russia’s Stavrolol Krai region, developed Popeye-style biceps after undergoing controversial injections, but is now suffering the consequences of his experiments.
The former ex-soldier recently posted on Instagram saying his ‘bazooka arms are about to fall off’, and doctors have warned that he risks paralysis and amputation.
Shocking: Kirill Tereshin, a former soldier, has been injecting himself with home-made Synthol – site enhancement oil – to achieve large biceps and triceps
Yet despite the warnings, he says plans to continue injecting himself with homemade Synthol muscle-enhancer.
Synthol is made up of 85 per cent oil, 7.5 per cent lidocaine, and 7.5 per cent alcohol, and Tereshin has said he makes his from olive oil, lidocaine and benzyl alcohol.
Mr Tereshin has posted several disturbing images on his Instagram, showing his biceps with a shocking red and purple discolouring.
He has previously been warned that there is a risk of paralysis but a top Russian medic says the threat is graver.
Damaging: Doctors have warned that Tereshin’s arms may have to be amputated due to the large amounts of enhancement oil he has injected into the muscles
Posing: Despite the warnings, the 21-year-old says plans to continue injecting himself with homemade Synthol muscle-enhancer
Synthol is made up of 85 per cent oil, 7.5 per cent lidocaine, and 7.5 per cent alcohol, and Tereshin has said he makes his from olive oil, lidocaine and benzyl alcohol
Revolting: Tereshin recently posted this image on social media of his bulging bicep
Professor Evgeny Lilin, said: ‘Not immediately but he very likely faces amputation in the future.
‘One day abscesses will develop, then inflammation and he (will be at risk of) a stroke.
‘The bad thing is that already-injected Synthol or its equivalent will remain in his muscles for the next five to seven years, even if he stops adding more now.’
He has already injected himself with six litres of this ‘dangerous liquid’ and increased the size of his biceps to 23 inches.
Tereshin had made clear he plans to stop at 27 inches, say reports.
He then plans to ‘improve’ his back, chest and shoulders.
‘I would like to get more than one million subscribers on Instagram and to stop working,’ he said, adding that he was considering an offer to become a porn star.
Painful: One of the images posted by the 21-year-old shows his arms bruised from injections
Risk: Tereshin has said that he would inject himself up to ten times a day in each arm
Another doctor said: ‘Inside the arms of this man there are already pathologically changed tissues that looks like jelly with insertions.
‘They are aseptic or inflammatory so far but these are abscesses.
‘They consist either of oil or blood from the damaged vessels.
‘They can’t be removed.’
Tereshin said: ‘For about a month I was making up to ten injections into each arm every day, using a 20 ml syringe.
‘If I had used real Synthol, it would have cost me about 400,000 roubles (£5,000), but as I made it myself, I spent only about 4,000 roubles (£50 pounds).
‘I did not feel any discomfort in my arms when I was doing it…. my body got used to it.
‘Within a month I got 106,000 subscribers in my Instagram.
‘I love to be recognisable.’