British woman dies after buttock injections in US
Steve Bird and Will Pavia : The Times : Feb 10, 2011 9:44
Philadelphia police are searching for whoever administered the injections to Claudia Aderotimi, 20, from London.
She is thought to have had the operation as a present for her 21st birthday.
It is believed that she had contact with either the "doctors" or a fixer on the internet before she and three British friends travelled to the US.
It is understood that she paid $US2000 to have the silicone injections.
Ms Aderotimi complained of acute chest pains and breathing problems about 1am on Tuesday. She was taken to a hospital and died there later.
The regional medical examiner said yesterday the preliminary cause of death was that the silicone had caused a cardiac arrest.
A full post-mortem examination is being carried out today.
It is not known whether her 20-year-old friend, who also underwent the procedure in a hotel, suffered any problems caused by the injections, which can have lethal effects up to three days after being administered
Are we becoming so worried about appearance that we are willing to risk death.