Caulk and Tuck: Women Hospitalized After Being Injected With Commercial Silicone in Buttock Enhancements

Six women in New Jersey have been hospitalized after undergoing cosmetic procedures for buttock-enhancements. The unlicensed providers used commercial rather than medical silicone — the same material used in bathroom caulk.

The silicon used was a diluted version of non-medical-grade silicone that you can buy at Home Depot.

There is no mention of the providers or any criminal investigation in the coverage. It is presumably not just a tort but a crime to conduct unlicensed surgeries and use non-medical material.

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