British Woman Dies After Silicone Injection In Buttocks

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Police are investigating the death of a 20-year-old woman from England who died several hours after sources say she received a buttocks enhancement procedure at a Philadelphia hotel.

Sources say the victim and three companions arrived from England Saturday.

Two of the girls, sources say, underwent the procedure Monday afternoon at the Hampton Inn hotel on Bartram Avenue near the Philadelphia International Airport.

One of the women, identified as Claudia Aderotimi, experienced breathing problems and chest pains Monday night into Tuesday and was taken to Fitzgerald Mercy Hospital where she later died.

Results of an autopsy performed Tuesday by the Delaware County Medical Examiner’s Office to determine an exact cause of death are pending.

Sources say police believe the individuals who performed the procedure checked into the Hampton Inn Saturday afternoon using false information. Investigators are still searching for the two women involved in the procedure. It is thought that the arrangement was set up over the internet.

The procedure, which usually involves injections of silicone, costs between $1,000 and $3,000 per session. Sources say the surviving female paid $1,800 for hip enhancement.

Dr. Brian Buinewicz, chief of plastic surgery at Abington Memorial Hospital, says silicone injections, like what may have been done at the hotel, are illegal and dangerous.

“Nobody in their right mind would talk about silicone or taking somebody to a hotel to do that,” said Buinewicz.

He says a real buttocks augmentation would require a surgical procedure using a silicone implant.

“That’s going to be several thousand dollars, probably $5,000 to $10,000, depending on where it’s done, who’s doing it, what they’re putting in, versus a much cheaper procedure that you can have done in a hotel room.”

The victims will remain in Philadelphia for several days while police and the FDA investigate.

Reported by Walt Hunter, CBS 3; Karin Phillips, KYW Newsradio

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One Comment

  1. Mary says:

    A group of 20 year olds with too much money and not enough common sense or principles spending thousands of dollars to fly to a cheap motel and have strangers inject their butts with caulk! seriously, who raised these nitwits!

  2. Kim says:

    So sad! All they would have had to do is wait until they get older. I had small breasts as a young woman, now that I have put on weight over the years, I am a C cup. That would have been the same for their buttocks! Why anyone would want a large butt and pay to have it done is beyond my ability to figure out! Sadly, they were influenced by our quick results society.

  3. Brandy says:

    It’s too bad – the young girls should have done a little research before jumping on the first cheap thing they saw. Just a warning to all young girls – just cause something sounds good, doesn’t mean it is! Do research and read reviews before making such a drastic decision!

  4. DJ says:

    Talking about being the Butt of all Jokes.

  5. Red Ruffansore says:

    She really made an ass out of herself

  6. phil from philly says:

    Well they went to a Hampton Inn, not like it was a Holiday Inn Express!

  7. sarah says:

    i saw this on 1000 ways to die a couple weeks ago!

    1. Jeff says:

      I thought the same thing when i saw this news cast. Then it happens again

  8. Guess Who says:

    I’m betting the victim wasn’t truly British and the quack doctor wasn’t truly American. Who wants a huge bushman butt anyway?

  9. Charmaine Hurst says:

    Oh no!!!Pople go to great lengths for body enhancing!!! It is not worth your life! People should try to be happy for what they have whether it is small or large buttocks,same for small or large breast.I read in the past in the news people were being injected with glue or something other than silicone.That is a surgey going drasticlly wrong!

  10. Mel K says:

    This is really pathetic. The dumb things people do to themselves.

  11. kate says:

    who goes to a motel room for cosmetic surgery?? it like going down the back alley for an abortion.
    are people crazy??

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