Several women in New Jersey are recovering after they received the wrong buttocks-enhancement injections
Six women are recovering from injuries suffered after receiving the wrong injections for backside enhancement, the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services announced Monday.
The cosmetic injections were apparently administered by unlicensed doctors and contained silicone used to caulk bathtubs instead medical-grade silicone.
Health officials are investigating the infections to see if the cases are related.
The women, who have not yet been identified, range in age from early twenties to early forties and moved to New Jersey from the Dominican Republic.
“Fortunately, these women are being treated and are recovering,” said Dr. Tina Tan, a state epidemiologist. “But there is the potential for more serious complications if these infections are not treated early and properly.
The Health Department first received word of the infections in mid-February and issued an alert through its electronic communications network.
According to officials, hospitals, physicians and the statewide health care community were all notified about these cases.
Criminal charges have not been filed nor have any arrests been made.