NEW YORK (CBS) ― A seemingly harmless cosmetic procedure turned deadly for a Bronx woman. She died one day after receiving silicone injections in her thighs, allegedly administered by someone without a medical license.
Silicone injections are scary. No reputable plastic surgeon offers them to my knowledge. Do not submit to them.
Pichardo was rushed to the hospital but died the next morning of what the medical examiner’s officer said was a silicone pulmonary embolism, caused by so much silicone injected that it was clotting in her lungs.
FDA-approved fillers when used appropriately of course do not do this problem. Silicone injections are not FDA-approved.
John Di Saia MD
Originally posted 2009-04-04 11:00:00.