Monday, March 8, 2010

Ind. Women Hospitalized After Getting Cracks Caulked

Six women were hospitalized with abcesses after receiving black market cosmetic surgery to augment the size of their behinds. Doctors were shocked to find the material used was actually watered-down, non-medical, construction-grade caulk - "The same stuff you use to caulk around the bathtub," explained Steven Marcus, director of the New Jersey Poison Information and Education System.

Having the buttocks surgically-enhanced is an uncommon procedure, due to the risks involved, but is more popular in certain cultures than others. No details about the women nor the unlicensed practitioners has been released and no arrests have been made. While authorities are not 100% certain the cases are related, they say it underscores a big problem in the area with unlicensed plastic surgery using non-medical grade materials and warn residents to be aware.

All six women underwent surgery and were prescribed antibiotics and are expected to make full recoveries.

© C Harris Lynn, 2010

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