A KZN woman died after undergoing her third procedure for butt-lift implants in Los Angeles.
THE WOMAN FROM KZN MOVED TO CALIFORNIA FOR WORK
The Daily Mail reported that Karissa Rajpaul, 26, received three separate operations and died immediately after the third procedure in October 2020.
She died from acute respiratory failure from dangerous silicone injections.
Karissa, who is from Durban, moved to California for her work in the adult film industry.
Yes, we know it happened in 2020, but earlier this month, two women, a mother, and a daughter, were arrested for Karissa’s death.
The two untrained women arrested in the case, Libby Adame and her daughter Alicia Gomez, were arrested after a botched Brazilian butt lift conducted inside a private Encino home led to the death of Karissa.
MOTHER AND DAUGHTER ARRESTED FOR THE KZN WOMAN’S DEATH
Karissa was an aspiring social media star. She shared a video of herself on social media during one of the operations, which was meant to help her with her work in the adult film industry after moving to California from South Africa.
The operation took place in a private home in the Encino neighbourhood of Los Angeles in September 2020.
According to the Daily Mail, American police said that Libby and Alicia Galaz, were not trained or licensed in any way to perform these operations.
“These individuals have no medical training,” the Daily Mail quoted LAPD Deputy Chief Alan Hamilton as saying.
“They’re not experienced and they’re putting people’s lives at risk.”
Chief Alan Hamilton
Detectives say the two women have been performing these procedures for years.
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IT IS BELIEVED THAT SOME CHEMICALS WEREN’T INTENDED TO BE USED ON HUMANS
It is believed that some of the chemicals that the duo use wasn’t intended to be used on humans and can attack your heart, brain, or kidneys.
The detective says Adame and Galaz would take supplies to private houses with no regard for typical standards and practices.
The Daily Mail reported that if anything went wrong, Detective Bob Dinlocker alleges that the suspects would disappear, leaving paramedics to arrive at an unknown medical emergency.
Board Certified Beverly Hills plastic surgeon Dr. AJ Khalil said that injecting liquified silicon into the buttocks was not only illegal but that it could be deadly.
“There are implants that go in the buttocks, but they’re solid,” .
He said that even those types of implants weren’t a common practice. But as for injecting liquified silicon – which he says is often mixed with motor oil – it is against the law.
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