Texas woman charged in botched illegal breast implant case

March 20, 2012

Texas woman charged in botched illegal breast implant case
Texas woman charged in botched illegal breast implant case

A Texas hairstylist is under arrest after authorities say she performed illegal breast augmentations on clients in the back room of her salon and is now facing charges for practicing medicine without a license.

According to Fox News, Carmel Foster, a 39-year-old woman from Tyler, Texas was paid $800 to perform the procedure by a woman named Sheena Bradford. Bradford told police that she was injected with a clear gel substance in both of her breasts multiple times. In addition, when the gel began to ooze out of the needle holes, Foster allegedly used super glue to close the wounds. Authorities are still working to determine what the substance that was injected actually is.

Bradford was hospitalized days after the illegal surgery and has been diagnosed with a pneumothorax (buildup of air) and blood in each lung, according to MyFoxDC.com. She was put on a ventilator and had to have tubes inserted into her lungs. She remains in critical condition. Four other women have also come forward to complain and police are urging any other victims to contact the police.

This case is the latest in a string of well-publicized cases in which individuals enlisted the services of unlicensed individuals to perform plastic surgery procedures at bargain prices.

Most recently, a transgendered woman in Miami was accused of injecting patients with various chemicals to improve the appearance of their bodies. Authorities say that the $700 illegal buttock augmentation procedure involved injecting a patient with cement, mineral oil and flat-tire sealant.  Authorities say as many as 30 victims claim to have had illegal surgeries performed by Oneal Ron Morris and her accomplice, Corey Eubank.

According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, individuals interested in enhancing their appearance through any surgical or non-surgical cosmetic procedure should contact a licensed, board-certified plastic surgeon to ensure they reach their desired outcome as well as maintain their safety.


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