Arrest made at buttock augmentation “pumping party”

March 16, 2012

A toxic substance injected into the buttocks traveled through a woman’s bloodstream into her lungs
A toxic substance injected into the buttocks traveled through a woman’s bloodstream into her lungs

In this case, “buyers beware” is a gross understatement. According to Dan Childs, reporting for ABC News, March 1, 2012, Philadelphia police arrested 42-year-old Padre Victoria Windslowe for administering illegal injections for the purpose of buttock augmentation.

According to the Philadelphia police, Windslowe was arrested at a home that was being used to host a “pumping party.” The arrest was prompted when a woman was admitted to a Philadelphia hospital after the substance Windslowe injected into the buttocks traveled to the 23-year-old woman’s bloodstream and lungs. The victim, who was treated and released from the hospital but will need further treatment, had paid Windslowe 1,000 dollars for what she believed was a silicone injection.

When Windslowe was arrested, she was found with needles, Super Glue, cotton balls, paper towels and a pink bag with a 20-ounce water bottle containing the substance that would most likely have been injected into the buttocks of five other people at the party had the arrest not occurred.

Windslowe will have to answer to charges of aggravated assault, simple assault, recklessly endangering another person, deceptive practice and related offenses. Her bail is set for $10 million. According to ABC News, “This arrest is the latest in a string of cases in which people have paid for illegal cosmetic injections.”

According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), “Disturbing reports of patients being injected with everything from liquid silicone to baby oil and other unapproved products are appearing in the press on a regular basis. Make sure your clinician is using only FDA-approved products purchased within the United States. If he or she refuses to give you this information, seek another clinician.”

It is possible to achieve well-rounded buttocks safely, but your first step is to choose the right provider. ASAPS advises, “Don’t choose a provider based on price. Injectables are pharmaceutical products and must be administered by trained, qualified clinicians.”

The mission of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) includes medical education, public education and patient advocacy. Plastic Surgery News Briefs are summaries of current stories found through various news and magazine outlets that relate to or mention plastic surgery and cosmetic procedures. The views expressed in these news articles do not necessarily reflect the opinions of ASAPS, but are merely published as an educational service to our members and the general public. For additional information on these subjects and other plastic surgery related topics, please go to

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