Florida police have arrested faux doctor Ana Josefa Sevilla in one of the growing number of cases involving unlicensed cosmetic operations. In this case, Servilla is accused of using “Fix-a-Flat” aerosol instead of Botox.
In one of the cases under investigation, a woman was actually approached in a parking lot with an offer of injections to improve the appearance of her buttocks. I am not sure how you make that particular pitch without being slugged, but it appears that some women actually sign up.
We have been following these cases around the country, including some which led to the death of the patient.
Police say that the victims in this case were not injected with silicone nor Botox, but rather industrial liquids including Super Glue and a tire-inflation aerosol product called “Fix-a-Flat.” Servilla allegedly dressed as a doctor. She allegedly struck up a conversation as Rodriguez was walking out of a health spa. The victim said that Sevilla gave her a flyer on buttocks augmentation. Rodridquez paid $1,100 for the procedure. She, however, immediately knew something was wrong when she felt extreme pain despite allegedly being given anesthesia. She says that she passed out and later developed a severe infection. She was hospitalized and required surgery.
Sevilla now faces two counts of unlicensed practice of a health care profession and practicing or attempting to practice medicine without a license.
The article below describes other women dying from such procedures by fake doctors, including one death as a so-called “pumping party.”
Source: Miami Herald