A British woman who came to Philadelphia to get illegal butt injections died Tuesday due to complications from the procedure.
Now, local and federal authorities are looking for the two young women who administered the injections at a room in the Hampton Inn on Bartram Avenue. Authorities don't yet know who they are, let alone if they were licensed, said Southwest Detectives Lt. John Walker.
Felmont Eaves III, president of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, said it's highly unlikely that they were.
"No physician that cared about being safe and providing care would do a procedure in a hotel room," he said. "That is just a huge red flag."
The victim, identified by a source as Claudia Adusei, traveled to America Saturday with three friends from England, all of whom are in their early 20s, Walker said.
Adusei and one of her friends received injections. The surviving woman, who has been medically cleared, received hip and buttocks injections, while the victim received only injections to her buttocks, according to police.
It's unclear when the injections were administered, but around 1:30 a.m. Tuesday medics responded to the hotel when the victim experienced chest pains and trouble breathing, Walker said.
Authorities haven't yet determined what the victim was injected with but according to doctors butt enhancements typically involve silicone injections. However, a lot of the illegal operations that pop up tend to use other substances like caulk.
There's that old saying, "you get what you pay for." In a lot of cases, it's true. If you can't afford the surgery by a professional then don't do it. It's not worth your life. Get a booty pop pad and call it a day--at least until you save up enough pennies. [Philly]