Nigerian British Girl Dies After Buttock-Enhancing Surgery

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A British student has died of a heart attack after traveling to the U.S. for an operation to give her more shapely buttocks.

Claudia Aderotimi, 20, developed chest pains and struggled for breath 12 hours after she had the illegal ‘butt enhancement’ silicone injections at a budget hotel.

She was taken to hospital but could not be saved.

A preliminary examination found the silicone filler had leaked into her bloodstream, leading to heart failure.

American detectives are investigating whether she was treated with cheap ‘industrial’ silicone, normally used as a sealant, rather than medical-grade material used in breast implant surgery.

It was not the first time Miss Aderotimi had had the procedure.

She is believed to have been treated in November and the latest injection on Monday may have been a ‘top-up’ procedure.

Accompanied by three friends, she travelled from London to Philadelphia for the treatment, thought to have been an early present to herself for her 21st birthday, which was due later this month.

But a day later she was dead.

Buttock enhancement surgery is becoming popular in the U.S., among women who aspire to the shapely curves of Jennifer Lopez and Beyonce.

It is only legal when the silicone gel is contained and sealed within an implant.But illegal injections of the material are also widely available from unlicensed back-room medics.

Last night one expert said having a direct injection of silicone gel – long outlawed in the U.S. and Britain, even for breast surgery – is ‘like playing Russian roulette’.

One of Miss Aderotimi’s friends is said to have had the same procedure but survived. Experts warned the silicone could still prove lethal for her in the future if not removed.

Police have searched the homes of the two women ‘doctors’ who injected the silicone and are investigating whether they are part of an organised gang who lure the unwary over the internet.

Last night more than a dozen distraught friends and family gathered at Miss Aderotimi’s home in Hackney, East London.

Her sister Vivian was in tears as she said: ‘We found out on Tuesday. We’re still in shock. We need to think about what we have to do.’

Miss Aderotimi’s mother, a healthcare assistant at Homerton Hospital in East London, said she was too upset to speak about her daughter’s death.

A neighbour said: ‘We are struggling to cope with what happened. One girl died and one girl lived.’

Miss Aderotimi and her friends flew out to the U.S. on Saturday.

She and another woman checked into room 425 at the Hampton Inn hotel, Philadelphia, a mile from the city’s airport, while her two other friends went to a party in New York. They paid around £100 for the room.

Miss Aderotimi had the buttock injections on Monday – thought to have cost around £1,300 – while her friend had the same procedure along with a hip enhancement treatment.

The ‘doctor’ who injected the silicone left soon after and was not there when Miss Aderotimi began complaining of chest pains.

Paramedics were called to the hotel and she was taken to Mercy Fitzgerald hospital where she died 90 minutes after being admitted on Tuesday.

Miss Aderotimi was born in London of Nigerian parents. Yesterday detectives raided the home of the woman they believed set up the illegal operation.

Computer files, emails and telephone records were seized from the house in Bergen County, New Jersey.

Emails from Miss Aderotimi arranging the procedure were among the material seized, but police said no formal arrests had yet been made.

Dr Rajiv Grover, president-elect of the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, said: ‘Buttock augmentation isn’t a very commonly done procedure here, which is probably why these girls have resorted to going abroad.

‘If correctly done, it involves implanting solid silicone implants into the buttock just like breast implants.

‘The correct procedure would be done in a fully equipped, sterile surgical theatre in a hospital and the patient would be fully anaesthetised

Last night one expert said having a direct injection of silicone gel – long outlawed in the U.S. and Britain, even for breast surgery – is ‘like playing Russian roulette’.

One of Miss Aderotimi’s friends is said to have had the same procedure but survived. Experts warned the silicone could still prove lethal for her in the future if not removed.

Police have searched the homes of the two women ‘doctors’ who injected the silicone and are investigating whether they are part of an organised gang who lure the unwary over the internet.

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source: dailymail.co.uk

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30 COMMENTS

  1. I'm pretty pissed that women are going extra mile and putting their lives in danger to look like someone else….I can't.
    May she rest in peace.

  2. omo na wa o. watching this on the news in the US right now. Ppl are dieting to loose butt and hips…others are injecting silicone to enhance. human nature. insatiable. may she RIP.

  3. This is really sad….
    I dont even know what to say……
    Nothing beats inner beauty and in time that beauty exudes on the outside regardless of how we look…..
    May her soul rest in peace….

  4. This is more pissing than pitiable. 20bleeding yrs old? And the only important thing to u is increase ur derriere???? really sad. My heart bleeds for her folks.

  5. I cant imagine wat d world is turnin into i beliv her parent should b punished 4 dis. Dey r all aware of dis but r just pretendin

  6. What she went for, she would have had after one or two children. At twenty, her body would not have ‘settled’. What were her parents doing? They allowed all the up-bringing they had go to waste because, if they had instilled it in their daughter, she would have known that outward beauty is not it and she has genes.

  7. @ Soul …why should her parents be punished more than they have already been. You will be a parent someday(if you aren’t already) and then you will understand how herculean it is to dictate to a teenager in a society such as London, talk much of a 20year old who the government has given rights above and beyond you. May her soul rest in peace.

  8. Thats wot happens when you don appreciate yourself the way you are.Women should learn to enjoy and love themselves. make the most of what you have,the way you have it.

  9. What silly cows r on here commenting on what or not or the parents should av done- silly cows. Just show/send ur condolence if u wish, anything less don’t comment. Stupid ignorant ppl- u don’t knw her parents nor do u knw her. Kmt!

    • whatzp wit u girl, why r u taking it personal? people have their own views and say what they like …its all down to expressing thier feelings….why r u such a dick head over nothing …giv ur self a room …ohh gosh… md.fk..i belt if u have ur way you would have done thesame. if you teach your children the way of the lord and praying for them everyday . they wont do what they are not suppose to do. Learn to apprecaite yourself. RIP to the girl

  10. Gosh she is a beautiful lady nah, enhancing ur bum for who ?..we shld learn to appreciate our body the way it is…may her soul rest in peace..but come to think of it she get liver..me i no fit oh, hope this will be alesson to all !!!!!!!!

  11. Very very sad. I hear she was an aspiring video model (according to the radio). And please, all of you talking about her parents should hush. A parent can raise a child the best way he/she can, and still things happen.

  12. well its simply disheartining to hear such a disgusting story. 20 years of adventurous life wasted by a common but avoidable error, what a loss R.I.P

  13. May her beautiful soul rest in perfect peace nd may God accept her soul,cos she didnt commit any crime she was just a kid nd blameless.one culd b temptd 2 do tins cos ppl wont let u b d way u ar even if u ar ok wit ur looks.i hv big tummy nd am comfortable wit it but pple insult me wit it.if i had d means i wuld hv gon 4 a tummy tuck but i wont cos am stil shapy,dis is a lesson 2 pple who derives pleasure in mockin oders dat ar not perfect.

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