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Entries in Buttocks (2)

Friday
Jan272012

Alleged Butt-Boosting Accomplice Attacked

Siri Stafford/Photodisc/Thinkstock(MIAMI) -- Anger over an illegal butt-boosting operation in South Florida spilled over on the set of a popular talk show during a Wednesday night taping.  An angry mother of one victim attacked a man accused of assisting in the buttock-enhancing procedures which allegedly employed Fix-A-Flat tire sealant to enhance a people's curves, according to a report in the Miami Herald.

The man, 40-year-old Corey Eubanks of Hollywood, Fla., allegedly worked with Oneal Ron Morris, who lives as a woman and is also known as the Duchess.  Police arrested Morris in November of last year on charges that Morris posed as a doctor, injecting a combination of super glue, Fix-a-Flat and other substances into the buttocks of an unidentified Florida woman, sending her to the hospital.  Shortly after the report surfaced, dozens more alleged victims came forward. Morris has pleaded not guilty.

Eubanks, who is charged with acting as Morris’ accomplice in the procedures and is out on bail, told the Herald that he appeared on the Doral-based Spanish-language television show hosted by Cristina Saralegui to clear his name. During the segment, a syringe that was to be used for demonstration purposes rested on a table on the set.

“I was sitting there talking to Cristina when the mother jumped out of the audience, came and grabbed the syringe and throwed it [sic], and it hit me in my forehead,” Eubanks told Miami CBS affiliate WFOR-TV.  “I wanted to scream loud as I could.”

According to the Herald report, the woman is the mother of Shaquanda Brown of North Miami, who also appeared on the talk show as one of Morris’ alleged victims. An inquiry left with the City of Doral Police Department as to whether charges had been filed in the incident was not immediately returned.

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio

Friday
Nov262010

Toxic Butt-Boosting Injections: Why Is It Still Happening?

Photo Courtesy - Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- It's not the first time patients have allegedly been harmed by a risky, unapproved approach to a larger, curvier backside -- and it probably won't be the last.

So say cosmetic surgeons in response to the latest news of another untrained practitioner -- this time a 28-year-old model in New Brunswick, N.J. -- facing charges of practicing medicine without a license in offering butt-boosting injections, according to reports this week in the Star-Ledger.

Anivia Cruz-Dilworth allegedly injected six women in the buttocks with silicone bathtub caulk in March. The women reportedly showed up in hospital emergency rooms complaining of problems, several requiring surgery to treat serious bacterial infections.

Illegal butt-boosting procedures have sent other women to the hospital in recent years as well. Cosmetic surgeons said the occurrence of such procedures is evidence that much of the public remains uneducated about the difference between the risky, unapproved practice and legitimate cosmetic surgery.

"This is a real problem, especially with the slow economy," said Dr. Julius Few, commissioner of cosmetic medicine for the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.

"More people are trying to achieve an enhancement, all over the body, the 'easy way,' and large volume silicone injections to the buttock is an example. It seems easy, you see the change right away, and it is cheap because industrial-grade material is used, not medical."

Buttock augmentation was up 37.5 percent in 2009 from the previous year and buttock lifts were up 34.6 percent, according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.

Copyright 2010 ABC News Radio