Would You Go To The Hardware Store For Cosmetic Surgery?
I am all for having a beautiful body as much as the next girl, but I highly doubt I would go so far as to search the black market for my beautifying needs. Such was not the case for an exotic dancer in Baltimore. Kimberly Smedley, of Atlanta, pleaded guilty on Wednesday for injecting deadly materials into people to help them improve their appearance. I do not know which was the greater crime! The poison or the price of $1500 a pop reported by U.S. Attorney Rod Rosenstein.
"She was charging people up to $1,500 to inject silicone in them in an effort to improve their appearance,” said Rosenstein.
Smedley has no medical license and was performing medical surgery in several big US cities hopping from hotel bed to hotel bed injecting butt after butt. Here is the real kicker: Smedley was not using medical grade silicone; she purchased industrial-grade silicone from a home and auto parts store. Industrial-grade silicone is the stuff you use on your car and in your bathroom!
“You can’t just buy silicone at your local hardware store and inject it into somebody’s body,” Rosenstein said.
Then to top it off. after she injected her victims (patients?) with silicone, she sealed the wounds shut with super glue to keep the silicone from escaping.
Smedley spent a portion of her estimated net profit of $200,000 on 5,000 pounds of industrial silicone. Well, only $20,000 worth.
A Baltimore exotic dancer ended up in the hospital and Smedley pled guilty for using a misbranded drug. How far would you go to get back your youth? The hardware store?