This woman is seriously lucky that she didn't seriously injure - or for that matter, kill - anyone!
A Bronx woman was arrested on Friday for illegally injecting women with liquid silicone without a medical license - which means that she was giving back-alley breast and butt implants!
Investigators report that Whalesca Castillo would import silicone from the Dominican Republic, and then charge patients $1,000 for the shots from her home. Despite being dangerous enough to cause death, she would allegedly tell her clients that it was completely safe.
The FBI reports that one patient in particularly "experienced pain and shortness of breath…and fainted within hours of the procedure." When she called Castillo, she was told to not go to a doctor, because the injections were illegal.
Last month, the FBI, NYPD, and Department of Sanitation, Environmental Police Haz-Mat Unit works discovered trash bags outside of her home, filled with empty bottles with silicone residue, as well as syringes, needles, blooded gauze, and worst of all, Krazy Glue, which many unlicensed practitioners use to seal wounds!
It makes us sick that someone would take not only take advantage of someone like this, nevermind with something so dangerous!
How completely irresponsible!
We imagine that she is in quite some trouble now though, so hopefully this will be a fair warning to those who think that it's no big deal to mess around with these kind of unlicensed treatments!
[Image via AP Images.]
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