Silicone Buttock Injection Victim
Police in Philadelphia are investigating the death of a British woman after an alleged hotel room silicone buttock injection procedure. Investigators say that 20 year old female Claudia Adusei, who had traveled from London, died in Pennsylvania on Tuesday after a large amount of free silicone was injected to help augment the patient’s buttocks. Detectives said the procedure, believed to have been arranged over the internet, took place at a hotel near Philadelphia International Airport.
- Make sure that your plastic surgeon is Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. This is a good indication that they have the appropriate training to perform this type of procedure.
- Make sure that you surgery is performed in an appropriately accredited outpatient surgical facility. Outpatient surgery centers that are certified by the joint commission, the state, Medicare, AAAHC or AAAASF have the appropriate equipment and safety measures.
- Make sure that your surgeon and surgery center have an emergency plan and that your surgeon has admitting privileges at a nearby hospital, such as Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.
- Steep discounts on medical procedures may be a sign of a problem. If the cost of your plastic surgery procedure seems too good to be true, it probably is.