Illegal Buttocks Injections Kill, Maim Women

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Associated Press Release

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -- Women in the U.S. are risking their lives for black market injections to make their buttocks bigger.

Some want to fill out a pair of jeans. Others believe a bigger bottom will bring work as music video models or adult entertainers.

Whatever the reasoning, they're seeking out cheaper alternatives to plastic surgery and risking their lives.

Deaths from illicit buttocks injections have been reported in Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Pennsylvania, Nevada and New York.

Some have been injected with industrial silicone by people with no medical training.

An interior decorator in Mississippi is charged in two deaths.

Though there's little data on the procedures, doctors and authorities say they're seeing them more often.

Online forums used to set up the procedures attract thousands of responses

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