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FDA Scores Big in Silicone Butt Injection Bust

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By Stephanie Rabiner, Esq. on November 18, 2011 8:56 AM

Some women want an oversized JLo, while others simply want the perkier Pippa. But what the alleged victims of Kimberly Smedley all have in common is that they allowed her to prey on their backside desperation.

Smedley has been arrested for giving unauthorized silicone butt injections to dozens of women. She met with the women--mostly strippers--in D.C.-area hotels after making arrangements via text message.

Some people will do anything for the perfect derrière.

One of Smedley’s victims, an exotic dancer in Baltimore, heard about her services from industry friends. She paid $1,000 for a bigger butt.

That money didn’t cover an unplanned trip to the hospital after the fluid reached her lungs, causing pneumonia and clots. After alerting doctors to the silicone’s source, investigators with the Food and Drug Administration stepped in.

You see, bigger butts and shapelier hips often come with a price tag that goes way beyond the cost of new clothes.

Kimberly Smedley allegedly used silicone purchased from Home Depot and Lowe’s, which is a common supplier for those giving illegal injections. Direct injections of unsterile silicone can cause clots, block airways, and get into the brain. It can be, and has been, deadly.

Which is why silicone butt injections are not approved by the FDA. Even if they were, receiving them in a hotel room is not the best of ideas. Especially if you’re to be injected by Kimberly Smedley, whose shady practices were even the subject of a 2008 article in the New York Post.

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